Betty Brown reported for the Fairview FCE club, which met on Oct. 17 at the UT Extension Office. The meeting took place after Whitney Danhof's seasonal eating-cooking demonstration on roots and greens.
President Ann Canady opened the meeting with the latest warm-up exercise.
Carolyn Jones read the the call to order, "Halloween Parade," and Barbara Helms gave a devotion on the love of God.
Eleven members answered the roll call, along with visitors Bonnie and Janice Hill of the Friends and Family FCE Club, and extension agent Whitney Danhof.
Club member Louise McCarter had recently undergone eye surgery.
The members brought items to donate to the Haven of Hope. It was estimated that the total value of the items was $110.
President Canady appointed Carolyn Jones and Barbara Helms as a committee to inquire about the club decorating a tree at The Fly during the Christmas season.
President Canady reported on the recent City Council meeting.
Membership dues will be increased in 2014. It was decided that the club would increase the individual dues so that an additional $2 per member will remain in the treasury.
Betty Brown will be attending the TAFCE Annual Conference in Memphis in November.
Leader training will be on ) Oct. 23, and Lunch and Learn will be on Oct. 24.
Whitney Danhof gave a very interesting program on Holiday Gifts to Treasure as her holiday ideas program for 2012.
Cindy Parker showed a photo of her daughter, Lindsey, at age 2, along with a male friend, Kirk Hartman, who was 8 at the time. Lindsey and Kirk were married on Oct. 11, 2012.
The next meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wed., Nov. 14 at the UT Extension Office.
Mignon Spence reported for the club, which met on November 5, with six members present. The club met after the Ann Throneberry program at the Duck River building.
The devotion was given by Brenda Joyce.
Business that was discussed included where the next meeting would be held; the County Council meeting; and changing the amount of dues in 2014; the state convention will be Nov. 11-13 in Memphis; Lunch and Learn will be held at noon on Nov. 28 at the Extension Office.
The leader program, "Gluten Free: What It's All About," was given by Mignon Spence.
There were no club member demonstrations.
The next meeting will be at Marie Spence's home on Dec. 18.
Annette Carlos reported for the club, which met on Oct. 8. at the church next door to the Flat Creek Community Center at 10 a.m. with a pot luck lunch. Becky Potts and Hazel Gordon served as hostesses.
There were 8 members present, plus the extension agent Whitney Danhof.
Whitney had holiday gift ideas to show and how to use as special gifts. She also presented each member with a book of instructions for all the treasures.
The next meeting will be on Nov. 5 at Ann Throneberry Christmas program at Duck River Electric with lunch to follow at Fox Pizza Den.
Annette Carlos reported for the Nov. 5 meeting at Duck River Electric and Fox Pizza with 8 members in attendance.
The club met for the Ann Throneberry annual presentation of her 100 plus holiday recipes covering all kinds of food and beautiful presentations. This year was again a very good showing.
Cecelia Dougan gave the club information in the causes and treatment for celiac disease.
The next meeting will be at Sandy Morris and Ilah Miller's home as a pot luck luncheon on Dec. 10.
Hazel Gant reported for the Butler's Creek club, which met at the Extension Office on Mon., Oct. 15 with the Liberty Club. Butler's Creek served as the host.
Whitney Danhof presented Holiday Gifts to Treasure.
Club demonstrations from Liberty included a baby blanket, leaf place cards, canned pears, crocheted scarves, and knitted scarf, cap and sweater.
Refreshments and fellowship were enjoyed between the two clubs before they separated for their individual meetings.
Gloria Crick read the call to order, "Halloween Parade." The devotion was given by Melissa Turrentine. Debbie Crosslin gave the treasurer's report. There were 12 members in attendance.
Business discussed included: summary of County Council meeting; suggested programs for 2013: women's health issues, seasonal foods, money saving tips; needlework, and computer and smart-phone tips. The committee gave an update on the Christmas party.
The next meeting will be on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at Blankenship United Methodist Church, and will be hosted by Debbie Crosslin, Kaye Harrell and Nancy Smith.
Hazel Gant reported for the Butler's Creek club, which met on Mon., Nov. 9 at Blankenship United Methodist Church. A dinner was shared between the 10 members present.
The call to order was read by Louise Armstrong, and the devotion was given by Melissa Turrentine. Debbie Crosslin gave a Thanksgiving prayer and blessing before the meal. Kay Harnell, Nancy Smith and Debbie Crosslin were the hostesses for the meeting.
Monetary donations were made to The Fly Arts Center and the Stubblefield Cancer Foundation.
Club demonstrations were several wooden snowmen by the hostesses.
Barbara Troxler shared information on a gluten free diet.
The next meeting will be on Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Our House Two for the Christmas party.
Jerry Alexander reported for the club, which met on Nov. 8. Pauline Wagster served as the hostess, and Irma Troxler gave the devotion.
Members present were: Maurine Dement, Normandy; Dixie Hitt, Normandy; Irma Troxler, Tullahoma; Jerry Alexander, Tullahoma; and Pauline Wagster, Tullahoma.
Business discussed included: providing food items for the Normandy Fire Hall auction as a second work day; and choosing a charity instead of exchanging gifts at Christmas.
The educational presentation was given by Maurine Dement on a Gluten free diet.
Irma Troxler presided over the meeting.
Pauline Wagster showed a knitted scarf, hat and sweater; and weaving tea towels.
The next meeting will be on Dec. 13 at 1:30 p.m. at Nancy Trankovich's home.
Janie Pickle reported for the club, which met on Nov. 19 at the Pleasant Grove UMC.
Ann Spencer opened the meeting by leading the arm exercise for the month. She gave the devotion by reading "My Poem to God," by Polly Frazier.
Roll call was answered by 11 members telling what they hope to accomplish before year's end.
Club member's demonstrations were: a smocked Christmas baby dress and child's album by Dorris Turrentine; flower arrangements, ornaments and place cards featuring pine cones by Mary Pylant; prayer shawl of many colors and a non-rectangle one by Janie Pickle.
Refreshments were provided by Betty Renegar, featuring gluten free foods. Bonnye Catron had given a gluten free demonstration as the leader demonstration.
As the adjournment, Mrs. Spencer read a story entitled, "So True and not the End I Expected."
The next meeting will be on Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. and it will be a potluck meal and gift exchange at the home of Mary Pylant.