New Salem FCE Club meets with Phyllis Collins
Posted: Friday, February 12, 2010 7:51 am
By: By Sara Simmons
New Salem FCE Club opened the 2010 year with 13 members and Agent Beverly Shelby was in attendance in the home of Phyllis Collins. Members welcomed new member Lillian Stoker.
President Bettie Higgs opened the meeting with the thought “The best way to break an old habit is to drop it,”-Leo Aikman. Devotion Leader Phyllis Collins brought thankful thoughts to God for bringing us through the year 2009 and gratefulness for the new year. Songs led by Marjorie Simmons were “The More We Get Together” and “What A Friend We Have In Jesus,” and “Happy Birthday” for January birthdays of Phyllis Collins, Evonne Shohper and Kathy Simmons, and “Happy Anniversary” to Mary Elizabeth Bell.
As secretary Ruby Rogers called the roll, each one told about the deepest snow she could remember. Sylvia Simmons gave the treasurer’s report and read a thank you note from Marjorie and Jerry Simmons who have recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
President Higgs reminded us that TAFCE reports weredue Jan. 14; county council meeting was Jan. 14 and reading lists and secretary’s book due Feb. 1.
Mary E. Bell, Bettie Higgs, Ruby Rogers, Lillian Stoker and Sara Simmons attended the Regional Leadership meeting in Jackson on Jan. 5.
We will work on club goals for the year 2010 at this month’s meeting. We were reminded to participate in the Dr. Seuss “Read Across America” in classrooms and libraries and to plan to enter cultural arts and fashion review at the Achievement Luncheon in March.
For the program, Agent Shelby brought ideas for preventive health care, which is very effective for this season of the year.
We enjoyed recreation and refreshments provided by the hostess and we are reminded that a collection will be taken in February for the Heart Fund and wear red to emphasize the month of February as heart month.
The next meeting will be in the home of Kathy Simmons on Feb. 5.