Crystal FCE meets
Posted: Thursday, September 23, 2010 8:01 pm
The Crystal Family and Community Education Club met recently at the Obion County Public Library.
The meeting was opened with president Nadine Killion welcoming all, including Jenny Buchannan, who has decided to become a member.
Rochelle McClain gave the devotional by speaking about people from the Linfen Church in China who are being wrongfully imprisoned and forced into hard labor. She asked members to pray for them and to send a post card letting them know members are praying for their release.
The “thought for the day” was read. Roll was taken, with each member telling of a favorite recipe. Some members brought theirs to share.
Volunteer hours worked and the number of people reached were noted. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Treasury reports were given.
Under old business, the upcoming state convention was discussed. Members were reminded that first and second place winners for both cultural arts and dress review will move on for state competition. There will be four members heading to Milan in October to demonstrate their craft at Folklore Jamboree.
Diane Johnson and Mrs. McClain will prepare ballots for upcoming elections and duties for 2011. The next county council meeting will be held on Oct. 4. Two new officers will be elected — vice president for public programs and treasurer.
It was decided the club will once again collect items for the shoe box ministry. This year the members will do four boxes. Items for the boxes need to be brought to the November meeting for packing.
Mary Lois Owens brought everyone up-to-date on Christmas Express and the club decided to buy a full page ad for the event.
Teresa Vinson has invited the club members to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City on Dec. 6 for a demonstration on cakes and cookies.
Following the meeting, June Bennett gave a blessing before lunch and fellowship. After lunch, the group moved to the teacher resource room to make gift boxes to hold the soap to be given at Christmas Express.
Items collected at the meeting will be sent to soldiers overseas. Items to bring for the October meeting will be nonperishable food items to help Reelfoot Rural Ministries.
Joyce Taylor will host the club in her home.
To join the club, call Mrs. Killon at 885-8087 or the Obion County University of Tennesse Extension office at 885-3742.
Published in The Messenger 9.23.10