President Mark Killingsworth presided over today’s meeting. Mark provided the opening prayer. Bill McLaughlin led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. The meeting was held at the Holiday Inn North and on Zoom.
Richard Topp filled in for Joe Bost and thanked those who helped with today’s meeting.
Lucy Sanguinetti then introduced today’s guest speaker, Katie Dixon. Katie owns the Birdhouse Cafe that offers a range of power foods, salads and healthy takes on traditional, southern fare. Katie also offers a full-service meal prep program, a healthy sweet treats menu, private dining, event catering & cooking classes.
L-R: Lucy Sanguinetti, Mark Killingsworth, and Chef Katie Dixon.
Katie believes that it is possible for anyone to live life to the fullest and to love & nourish their bodies. Katie's love for food was born from a desire to fuel her body while developing a passion for healthy eating. Her heart’s desire is to nourish & heal lives with good nutrition that leaves your body & your taste buds satisfied.
Katie says to start out slowly when trying to change your eating habits. Start with less bread, cut out sugar, and some dairy. The more acidic your body is the worse you will feel.  You want to load up on alkaline foods such as vegetables, fruits, and nuts.
Some tips Katie gives to start eating healthier are:
  1. Portion control
  2. Eat enough vegetables. The more colorful, the better
  3. Drink half your body weight in fluid ounces
  4. Drink lemon water first thing in the morning.
  5. Intermediate fasting
Katie wrote a cookbook with all the ingredients coming from Winn Dixie and Piggly Wiggly.  She wanted to be able to share healthy recipes with people without them having to spend a lot on ingredients or having to visit a specialty store.
If you would like more information on the Birdhouse Café or to purchase her cookbook, please visit
Mark thanked Katie for her presentation.
There being no further business to come before the club, Mark adjourned the meeting with our motto: “Service Above Self.”