Pleasant Valley FCE dissolves club
Posted: Friday, November 25, 2011 8:02 pm
The Pleasant Valley Family and Community Education Club met at the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church fellowship hall for its final time recently.
The meeting was brought to order by president Barbara Parker, who also read the thought for the day. “Today and every day, I will make time to count some of my many blessings.”
The Pledge of Allegiance and the American creed were led by Serena Williams.
Minutes were read and approved. Roll call was answered by members stating their three greatest blessings. Answers included God, mates, family and friends and friends in the clubs throughout the years.
Catharine Williams gave the devotional. It was about remembering golden moments. It was a befitting devotional for the last meeting. Members remembered some past club members and how they made them laugh. She related a story between her and her husband, Roy, about looking out on a snowy morning and seeing a beautiful cloud picture. Her husband said it was pretty and beautiful but Catharine Williams indicated the beauty was in the moment between her and her husband that would remain in her memory as a golden moment.
Club members were reminded they had been invited to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City for a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 12. They will also gather for an outing at Applebee’s at 11 a.m. on Dec. 21.
Members decided to distribute the club’s money to various charities that the club has supported over the years.
Club treasurer Serena Williams will issue the funds to the prospective places. Included in this are remembrances for three club members who died this past month — Ella Mae Nunley, Jo Ann Nunley and Virginia Yarbrough.
Obion County University of Tennessee Extension Service agent Benita Giffin gave the program on a combination of different topics.
She talked about a a website that included several games and gave a refresher on light bulbs. She talked about how to determine what wattage to use in the newer light bulbs. She said to look for the lumens 100 watts = 1600 lumens, 75 watts = 1100 lumens, 60 watts = 800 lumens and 40 watts = 450 lumens.
Mrs. Giffin also gave a report on bones. She said most women don’t realize that bones become less strong with age. Osteoporosis is a leading bone disease. Patient visits of women in the last three-year period have shown that 70 percent did not know they had it. Osteoporosis is a progressive disease. One contributing factor is the lack of the proper amount of calcium. With the disease comes the increased risk of fracture of the hip and spine. Women ages 50 or older require 1,200 units of calcium per day. She said women should also get checked out by a doctor and have a bone density test every year.
Published in The Messenger 11.25.11