Fifteen members of the Carlisle Altruistic Club met Nov. 20 at the Hamilton Baptist Church. Cindy Carter served as hostess for the meeting.

This meeting is an annual event for the club. Members bring their sewing machines, scissors and other sewing supplies, ready to go to work on small hospital gowns for Operation Smile which is a General Federation of Women’s Clubs sponsored project that provides children in developing countries born with cleft-lip and palate free surgeries.

Club president Carolyn Martin presided over the meeting. Jan Pasley led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance. Ruth Woods read the minutes of the last meeting and Dorothy Elmore gave the treasurer’s report.

Ruth Woods reported that Albert Young, pastor of Landmark Baptist Church said he would consider it an honor to do the devotional at the nativity lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. on Dec. 7.

The club voted to give $250 to assist the city with payment for rubber mulching around the playground equipment at the city park.

The meeting adjourned with Ruth Woods leading the club in reciting the club collect.

Members will meet next on Dec. 7 in front of BancorpSouth Bank for the Nativity Lighting ceremony. The public is invited to attend.