Crystal FCE Club meets at museum

Crystal FCE Club meets at museum

Posted: Monday, January 24, 2011 8:01 pm

Crystal Family and Community Education Club president Nadine Killion opened the meeting by greeting all present and telling of members who were not able to attend the meeting.
Diane Johnson gave the devotional using a reading from a book by Anita Corrine Donahue called “When God Calls Me Blessed.” Her reading was on “Ever Living Laughter,” it told of how people need to have at least one good belly laugh a day for healthier living.
Roll was taken with members telling of their fondest Christmas memory. The number of hours worked and people reached were tallied. Treasury reports were given. Thank-you cards were shared from the Boys & Girls Club and the Cranick family for recent donations.
Minutes from the November meeting were read with one correction. It was reported Theresa Vinson invited the group to attend for her Holiday Program. Leadership in Action was changed to Feb. 15 due to a scheduling conflict. It was decided among the members to move Christmas Express to the Spring and have a new title for it. It was well received by the community and the clubs have been asked to do it again. Several members felt it was too much work to do at that time of the year. More discussion will be forthcoming. There will be no “Christmas Express” this year.
Lonna Kennedy has asked the clubs to save Box Tops for Education for the Union City School System. Perfect attendance was turned in for 2010. Cultural Arts will be held April 4, with entry registration from 9-10 a.m. The event will be held at the Obion County Museum in Union City.
March 7 is the day set aside for all the clubs to gather in Mason Hall for Achievement Day. A potluck lunch will be served. All club members have been asked to bring a passing dish. The theme for this year’s celebration will be “Thank You for Being a Friend.” Judy Barker will be the guest speaker. The event will be held March 14 if there is inclement weather.
Jane Fisher will hold a Chicken Scratch workshop on Feb. 22 at the Obion County Farm Bureau. Those interested in joining should call the University of Tennessee Extension Service office at 885-3742.
Extension agent Benita Giffin gave her program on “New Textiles & Apparel of the Future,” which included items to benefit in keeping people active longer and smarter. They include shoes and clothing with built in sensors to monitor such things as heart rate, respiration and other vital statistics. She also shared the “Top Health” newsletter. Sherry Hendricks from Park Terrace will join her at a future meeting.
The meeting was adjourned and members enjoyed lunch and fellowship, with goodies supplied by Mrs. Johnson, who served as hostess. Following lunch, members made heart-shaped boxes using very stiff cardboard and decorated then with wall paper.
The next meeting will be held on Feb. 9 at the Obion County Museum, with Mrs. Killion and Francis Parmenter as hostesses.

Published in The Messenger 1.24.11

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