Hope Pregnancy Center Director Brenda Titus served as guest speaker during the April 25 Noon Exchange Club of Copperas Cove Meeting. Titus thanked the club and said it was a “privilege to partner and do things together to improve our community.” She listed the resources the center offers, which include pre-pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, parenting classes, maternity clothes and a baby gift once the baby is born.

“Parents can come once a month to get help with diapers and formula for twelve months,” Titus said

She extended an invitation to club members to “get a better impression of what the center is like” and shared the need for more men to become mentors which requires completing the training program.

“We are still trying to recruit volunteers,” she said. “The men are a vital part of the pregnancy equation.” Following the presentation, Dr. Parker Bogue, board member, had a list of all the items needed to fulfill requests at the center and the club was encouraged to help.

Hope Pregnancy Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday.

The Noon Exchange Club’s Young Citizens Award will recognize select students from junior high schools this month. Students selected for their outstanding efforts will be given certificates from the club during the schools’ regular end-of-the-year award ceremonies. Prior to the ceremonies, Exchange Club members will pass out small flags to all students in attendance as part of the National Club’s “Give a Kid a Flag to Wave” campaign.

The club recently received the National Exchange’s “Proud Sponsor of a New Club” patch for chartering Copperas Cove High School’s Excel Club. The patch will be place on the Noon Exchange Club banner.

The “No Bidding Auction” led by Vice President of Fund Raising Inez Faison brought in $264 for Relay for Life. This amount along with the $2,500 already raised brought the club’s final donation to Relay for Life to $2,764.

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