FCE Club reports

Friday, September 5, 2014

Town and Country FCE

The Town and Country FCE Club met on Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. at Cannon United Methodist Church, with President Catherine Talley presiding and seven members present. Libby Covington was the reporter.

Talley called the meeting to order and presented the month's healthy habit. Jane Lile gave the devotion. Covington presented the program, "A Car Buying Guide." Secretary Lile presided over the roll call, with each member noting what daily activity wears her out the most. Treasurer Jean Stimpson reported on club finances and collected dues for 2015. Club business was discussed, including the next countywide meeting and the state meeting Nov. 3-5. Officer positions for 2015 were decided, with Janet Boyce being chosen for club president.

Talley read thank-you notes from Gay Ervin and Whitney Danhof for the club's participation in Gay's retirement party. Boyce brought goodies for club member demonstrations, including a cross-stitch wall hanging, several perforated paper cross-stitch ornaments, felt stocking ornaments and a needlepoint eyeglass case. Talley shared a mini bell pull featuring cross-stitch, buttons and beads. The next meeting will be at the church on Sept. 8 at 7 p.m.

Butler's Creek FCE

Butler's Creek FCE met Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at the home of Amy Swanson. Wonderful refreshments form our hostesses Amy Swanson, Gloria Crick, and Patty McIntyre were enjoyed before the meeting. Hazel Grant was the reporter.

Kay Harrell called the meeting to order with Nancy Smith reading "The Church Bulletin" and devotion by Kay Harrell. Ten members were present for roll call. The minutes were read and the treasurer and sunshine reports were given. The treasurer paid our 2015 dues, and Sunshine sent sympathy and get well cards to members and people of the community.

Business: Election of club officers was held. President-Harrell; first vice president-Louise Moore; second vice president-Gay Ervin; secretary-Gant; treasurer-Debbie Crosslin; sunshine-Barbara Troxler; program leaders-Moore and Ervin.

Members were reminded to keep records of volunteer hours, donations and books read. In October the club will host the Liberty Club. Discussion and suggestions were made for the December meeting.

Members were reminded of the next county-wide meeting on Sept. 9 at 4 p.m. at the Extension Office.

Club Demonstrations: Gloria Crick, Strawberry Short Cake dress and hat, and Amy Swanson, flowers and pictures from a trip.

The next meeting will be Saturday at the Farm Bureau at 10 a.m.