A new member was installed, and organ and tissue donation was discussed at the Quota club meeting Jan. 22 at the Lunchroom at Lee Academy for the Arts.
The Rev. Joy Weathersbee was installed by Jill Snow during the meeting. She is sponsored by Dr. Elizabeth Craig.
DeLaina Green announced that the Henry County Election Commission’s new office has opened at Weston Hall on the Grove School campus.
Jane Sinnema thanked members for donating to Quota’s Helping Hand day and those who are working on the panel every Thursday.
Pecans are still available and club members will be set up outside Kroger from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 8. They’ll be selling pecan halves, pieces and specialty pecans, which will make a good gift for your favorite valentine.
The program was presented by Wanda Stanfill, community educator with Tennessee Donor Services. She discussed organ and tissue donation. One donor can save eight lives from six organs (heart, lungs, pancreas, intestines, kidney and liver). The kidney and liver can be divided. Seventy-five people can be helped through other donations such as corneas and tissues. She encouraged everyone to register and be an organ donor.
Carnell Smith, club member Martha Smith’s son, is a dual transplant recipient — both heart and kidneys from the same person.
He shared some of his experiences and read a letter that he wrote to the family of his donor, a 19-year-old male.