New Salem FCE Club – 10.27.11
Posted: Friday, October 28, 2011 2:09 pm
Fourteen New Salem F.C.E. members and agent Beverly Shelby met in the home and Bettie and Deanna Higgs on Oct. 7 at 1:30 p.m.
President Higgs welcomed everyone and gave the thought for the day, “What sweetness is left in life if you take away friendships? It is like robbing the world of the sun.” – Cicero.
Devotion leader Fonda Holst shared some thoughts for club members that can be learned from the flight formation of geese and led in prayer. Marjorie Simmons led songs, “The More We Get Together” and “Bringing in the Sheaves.” Members recognized and sang “Happy Birthday” to Aileen Edwards and Mary Elizabeth Bell and read the Club Creed together.
As secretary Ruby Rogers called the roll, each one shared a chocolate Halloween treat with the friend on her right in observance of National Chocolate Day on Oct. 28.
New and unfinished business included the announcement that the county council would not meet on Oct. 13. Club officers and club member lists have been sent to the extension office.
The FAFCE conference will be in Pigeon Forge Nov. 6-8. Members are encouraged to bring teen items to the November meeting for the care and a Thanksgiving recipe for November roll call.
The county council outing was Oct. 18 – a trip to the Loretta Lynn Home.
There will be a Bingo party for Van Ayer Nursing Home residents Monday at 2:30 p.m. A leadership meeting took place in Jackson at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 17. Donations are to be collected at the November meeting for the Telethon of Stars.
Shelby brought our program on chronic diseases management. Members learned methods of dealing with the stress of illnesses like arthritis and migraine headaches.
The closing thought was, “The doctor said to the woman patient, ‘I don’t care what it says on the chocoholics website, I’m not able to prescribe chocolate.’” – Voice of Health.
Afterward,, members had recreation of contests, prizes and refreshments at tables decorated in the autumn theme.
Marjorie Simmons will be the hostess on Nov. 2 at 1:30 p.m.