The members of the Fairview FCE club were quite busy during the months of August and September 2012.
The club met on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at the UT Extension Office. Lorraine Foster read the Call to Order, "Summer Vacation," and Patsy Parker had the devotion. There were nine members present, including two new members: Barbara Helms and Mary Frances Gordon. Betty Brown read the minutes of the July meeting, and Treasurer Linda Lovell gave the financial report.
Betty Brown presented the educational lesson, "Mix It Up!" This was about premixing ingredients in bulk to have on hand, thus making it easier to prepare at the time of cooking.
President Canady and Barbara Burchett, Treasurer of the Bedford County Council, had both attended the recent Council meeting.
Other items mentioned included: A countywide meeting held at the Extension Office on Sept. 11; The FCE Central Region meeting on Sept. 13 in Manchester; The TAFCE state conference in Memphis Nov. 11-13; The club's next meeting would be on Sept. 19 at the Extension Office.
Following the meeting, the members attended Whitney Danhof's Seasonal Eating cooking demo on warm season veggies.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, nine Fairlane members attended the countywide meeting where Loraine Sutton of M & L Greenhouse presented a most enjoyable program on fall planting.
On Thursday, Sept. 13, Lorraine Foster, Susie Armstrong and Betty Brown accompanied Extension agent Whitney Danhof to Manchester for the Central Region meeting.
The September club meeting was held on Sept. 19 with 12 members present. Patsy Parker read the Call to Order, "September," and Cindy Parker had the devotion, "Rules for Life."
It was decided that at the October meeting members would bring items to donate to the Haven of Hope. Linda Lovell had received a list of needed items such as peanut butter, Pop Tarts, canned milk, cereal, Lysol spray, juice boxes, mayo, coffee and kethcup.
Carolyn Jones is to talk with Judy Williams about the possibility of Fariview decorating a Christmas tree at The Fly this year.
Lorraine Foster reported on the Central Region meeting. She had also brought both a necklace and a scarf she had purchased there. The items were made by hand.
Susie Armstrong displayed three Christmas table runners she had pieced and quilted. Mary Frances Gordon had some note cards made with rubber stamps.
Following the meeting, all members stayed to enjoy Whitney Danhof's Seasonal Eating cooking demonstration on Legumes.
The next meeting of the club will be Wendesday, Oct. 17 at 1:30 p.m.
The Unionville FCE club met on Aug. 21 at the Unionville Fire Hall. The meeting was called to order by Elizabeth Blackburn presiding as president. Nine members were present.
Juanita Adcock gave the educational lesson, "Mix it Up." Recipes for mixing dry and wet ingredients ahead of time to save time and money without preservatives. Larger quantities can be mixed at the same time and stored in individual freezer bags up to 10-12 weeks. Labeling and dating them is very important.
The devotion was "Faith Like a Squirrel," by Elizabeth Blackburn. The Sunshine Report was given by Jana Swann, and roll call and minutes were given by Martha Clark in the absence of the secretary. The treasurer's report was given, and the $4.50 yearly dues were turned into Martha Clark.
The countywide meeting was Sept. 11 at the Extension Office. Four members from the Unionville club also attended the Central Region meeting in Manchester on Sept. 13.
Sandy King shared a knitted scrubber, dish cloth and a 14-day pickle for club member demonstrations. Refreshments were served by Martha Clark and Jana Swann.
The September meeting was held on Sept. 18 with Jean Fausnaught presiding as president. Ten members were present, as well as one visitor, Carol McCrory.
Elizabeth Blackburn led the devotion and was hostess with Carol Burks helping. Burks also read the minutes and roll call. Jana Swann gave the Sunshine Report, and Martha Clark gave the financial report.
Officers for 2013 were elected. The educational lesson was given by guest Loraine Sutton, who gave an interesting demonstration called, "Fall is for Planting" with several beautiful plants and arrangements.
Three members attended the countywide meeting on Sept. 11, and four members attended the Central Region meeting in Manchester on Sept. 13.
Taste and Tell was held on Oct. 5. Leader Training will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Extension Office.
Martha Clark brought a beautiful quilt she had made, and Virgie Summers brought a handmade necklace for member demonstrations. The club then adjourned to meet again on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. at the Unionville Fire Hall.
The Town & Country FCE club met on Monday, Sept. 10 at Cannon UMC with President Janet Boyce presiding. Boyce led the meeting warmup and read the call to order. Jane Lile gave the devotion.
Five members answered the roll call, "Who would you most like to see in concert? The majority responded with Elvis. Volunteer hours for July and August were recorded. Club goals were reviewed and plans were made for who would attend the countywide meeting on Sept. 11. Arrangements were made to get the annual club member dues submitted.
Libby Covington led a work night, teaching a needlework ornament on perforated paper. Club demonstrations included: Catherine Talley brought a small crocheted blanket, which will be donated to the Shelbyville Police Dept. for children awaiting personnel from Social Services; Libby Covington brought a completed cross-stitch bookmark that will be part of a group of bookmarks donated to local students; Janet Boyce shared a photo of her one-year-old grandson at his birthday party; Jean Stimpson brought a photo from her granddaughter's wedding, and read a lovely tribute her granddaughter wrote about her.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m. The next meeting was held on Monday, Oct. 8.
The Sept. 11 meeting of the Flat Creek FCE club was held at the Ag Center on Midland Road. The club had nine of 11 members present, and held a short meeting in the conference room. Later, they joined the countywide group in the main meeting room.
At this time, the group covered the topic, "Fall is for Planting" with Loraine Sutton of M&L Greenhouse presiding. She gave the group lots of good information to close out the summer, as well as getting ready for the next season. It provided for a very informative afternoon.
The next meeting was held as a work day at the Flat Creek Community Center on Oct. 9.
The Heart of Home FCE club met on Sept. 11 with six members present. Vice President Ruth Owens conducted the meeting. The devotion was Psalm 23 recited in unison by all members.
Business discussed included the Taste and Tell luncheon that was held on Oct. 5 at the Extension Office. Marie Spence and Mignon Spence attended the Central Region meeting in Manchester on Sept. 13.
The club held a work day on Oct. 1 at the Extension Office, when six members were present. The devotion was given by Mignon Spence. The group discussed the state convention, Taste and Tell luncheon and County Council meeting. Leader Training will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Extension Office.
Whitney Danhof gave a program on "Holiday gifts to treasure." Ruth Owens gave a member demonstration of a plastic canvas cup and cross. The club's workday was held to make plastic canvas breast cancer pins.
The next meeting will be on Monday, Nov. 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the Extension Office.
Jerry Boyce served as hosted, and called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m. to eat lunch and have a warmup. The devotion was given by Carolyn Hulshof.
Roll call was answered by nine members, and a card was sent to Marie Layne. Business discussed included making pies for nursing homes in November, and the Taste and Tell luncheon and County Council meeting on Oct. 5.
Leader Training will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Extension Office. Member demonstrations of baby dresses and pants were given by Charlotte Foster and Teresa Wilburn. The group then did work sorting clothes for the Country Closet and adjourned the meeting. The next meeting was held on Oct. 11 at noon.
Betty Cook served as hostess for the Sept. 24 meeting of the Four Corners FCE club, and gave the devotion, "Milk Money." Ten members were present and answered the roll call of, "Who would you most like to see in concert."
Betty Cook read the minutes of the August meeting, and Louise Armstrong gave the treasurer's report. Both were approved.
President Tara Davis conducted the business meeting. Sally McReynolds gave the educational report called "Mix it Up."
Louise Armstrong showed a crocheted scarf and Linda Matthews showed a cross-stitched Habitat for Humanity Square for club member demonstrations.
The next meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 22 with Wilene Bowman as hostess.
The Shelbyville FCE club met at the home of hostess Jane McAdams on Oct. 2. President Lucille Sorrells read the call to order, "Halloween Parade." The devotion was given by Bonnie Saunders.
Whitney Danhof did a program on "Holiday gifts to treasure." She gave each member a book of holiday ideas, and demonstrated each.
Leader Training will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Extension Office. Lunch and Learn will be held the following day.
Club member demonstrations were given by Bonnie Saunders, who made pear relish, and Jane McAdams who showed duck cloth made at Uniroyal during World War II.
The next meeting will be held at the home of Edna Gordon on Tuesday, Nov. 6.