Clemmons Civic Club welcomes new officers

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 31, 2019

Just months after welcoming women into the club’s general membership, two new female members are now leaders of the club and officers of the board.

“The unanimous vote to welcome women into the club was an agenda item my first meeting as a new member of the club,” recalls David Barson, president. “It was an interesting conversation because the club knew it needed to evolve in a number of ways but was unsure yet about how to prioritize them. The decision to welcome women was the right one. I can’t imagine how we operated without the women of our club,” Barson said. “Each member, male and female, brings unique experiences and perspectives to the table each meeting whether it’s an idea for a philanthropic activity; thoughts on how to bring in more money; or, as general contributors to the overall conversation.”

The goal for the Clemmons Civic Club in 2019 is to continue to make positive changes without leaving the small town feel of the club behind. “It’s the personal relationships, the friendships and the fellowship that is built among our members that make this group of people so great,” said Barson. “The mission of our club is an important one, but equally important is that we have fun and look forward to seeing one another.”

Membership continues to grow with prospective members attending each meeting. “Growing membership is imperative to the future of the club, but we also hope that the community will keep the club in mind when they need a helping hand,” Barson said.

The club is always looking for opportunities to get involved and partner with the Village government, schools and churches and other organizations that need some horsepower behind their community efforts.

The Clemmons Civic Club has been around in its present form since 1944. It hosts fundraisers throughout the year for two West Forsyth High School students to receive college scholarships. The club meets on the fourth Thursday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. and most meetings feature a guest speaker. In 2018, one speaker was renowned news anchor Cameron Kent, and this year they look forward to hosting Forsyth County Sheriff and Clemmons resident Bobby Kimbrough.

For more information on how to join or to rent the building at 2870 Middlebrook Drive for a private event, email

Newly elected officers include: David Barson, president; Jay Faircloth, vice president; Thao Summerville, assistant vice president; Mark Turner, treasurer; Jeff Johnston, assistant treasurer; David Masucci, secretary; Jeanne Masucci, assistant secretary.