The Carlisle Progressive Club met April 10 at the home of Shirley Stanley. Nina Gasaway served as co-hostess, and Jane Ann Harper conducted the business meeting.

The meeting opened with the pledge of allegiance and the club collect. Margaret Ann Zimmerman and Sue Young were assigned April book donations to the Carlisle Library.

Charlene Lewis reported that her group had completed and delivered 10 welcome bags to Open Arms Shelter. The club voted to make a donation toward replacement of the GFWC sign in Carlisle, to make a donation to Operation Smile, and a donation to Scarlett Lewis’ Haiti mission trip. The club also discussed sponsoring a hometown artwork display to coincide with alumni weekend next fall.

Hostesses served strawberry cake, coffee, and nuts during a DVD presentation of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Nina Gasaway’s name was drawn for the cucumber- rose soap door prize.

The final meeting before summer break will be May 8. Members should be prepared to leave from the Methodist Church parking lot at 8:15 a.m. After a tour of Scott Plantation and Settlement, members will have lunch at Charlotte’s Eats and Sweets in Keo.