The Carlisle Progressive Club met Feb. 12 in the home of Sharolyn Sumner. Ann Lenderman served as co-hostess. Vice-President Kathleen Faucett presided over the business meeting.

The club voted to give an additional donation to the library summer reading program to help purchase signs. Lucy Nannie and Betty Schafer reported giving library books in January, and Shirley Stanley and Mary Stuart will donate in February. The spring segment of "welcome bags" are on schedule to be completed and delivered by Charlene Lewis’ group in March.

Emphasis for the meeting was education, and Sharolyn Sumner introduced guest speaker and master gardener, Nancy Kittler, who spoke about civic clubs and the part they have played in city beautification throughout the history of our community. Her closing comments included tips members could use in preparing their own flowering plants for spring.

After several days of ice, snow, and cold temperatures, club members enjoyed the look forward to spring and getting together with friends. The meeting was completed with the club prayer and refreshments. The next club meeting was March 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the home of Shirley Stanley.