New Salem FCE Club holds meeting – 9.20.11
Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 8:27 am
By: Sara Simmons, Special to The Press
On a beautiful fall-like afternoon on Sept. 2, New Salem FCE Club ladies met at the home of Ruby Rogers. President Bettie Higgs read the thought for the day, “Strive not to be a success, but rather be of value.” – Albert Einstein. She welcomed 14 members and agent Beverly Shelby.
Devotion time included three poems written by her mother, read by Evonne Shopher, a poem written in her memory by her son and one written by her granddaughter, all of which expressed love and understanding of God’s promise of a future heavenly home. She closed with prayer.
Song leader Marjorie Simmons led the songs, “School Days” and “I’ve Been Working On the Railroad.” Everyone read the club creed in unison.
Roll call was led by Rogers and answered by each one. In keeping with September being National Preparedness Month, each person shared ways in which she is prepared.
Our first business was the reelection of our same officers for the upcoming year.
Our county council meeting will be Oct. 13 at the Farm Bureau building with a craft workshop to make Christmas favors for Martin Health Care residents at 9 a.m. and regular meeting at 1:30 p.m.
In October, we will have a Bingo party for a nursing home. Oct. 18 is to be our county council outing with plans for a day out at the Loretta Lynn home.
Program chairman Mary E. Bell introduced Shelby for our program on Southern cuisine. We were able to take a light-hearted look at standard funeral fare of Southern hospitality.
The meeting adjourned with the quote, “There are many ways to measure success, not the least of which is the way your child describes you when talking to a friend,” – author unknown.
This was followed by recreation and refreshments.
Hostesses for the October meeting will be Bettie and Deanna Higgs.