Crystal FCE meets

Crystal FCE meets

Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 8:03 pm

Crystal Family and Community Education Club met recently at the Obion County Museum in Union City.
President Nadine Killion opened the meeting by greeting all present, including guests Marjorie Maximchuck, mother of Diane Johnson, and Obion County University of Tennessee Extension agent Benita Giffin.
Mary Lois Owens gave the devotional and closed with prayer. Minutes from the previous meeting were read and corrections made. The treasurer reports were given and money dispersed to various charities. A proposed budget for 2012 was given to each member and reviewed. Roll was taken with members being asked to name their three greatest blessings. Most had four — God in their lives, health, family and friends.
Under old business, a report was given on the Westover School Arts Show. Also the date was set for members to put up a Christmas tree at the Obion County Public Library. Items were collected for shoe boxes to be sent overseas, as well as mittens, hats and scarves to be given to children in the local school systems who are without for the cold winter months.
Under new business, the dates for the 2012 state convention were announced. They will be Nov. 12-14 and it will be held in Memphis. Diane Johnson offered her home for the club’s Christmas outing. It will be potluck. Money will be collected for Northwest Tennessee Safeline in lieu of gifts being exchanged.
Mrs. Giffin gave her program. It had three parts— The Mature Brain, the differences in light bulbs and Top Health news, in which she focused on a “new” type of diabetes called Type 1.5 or LADA, which is now recognized as the onset of insulin dependence. Researchers are still working on diagnostic criteria.
Mrs. Giffin offered a blessing before lunch. After lunch, Mrs. Johnson led the group in making graham cracker houses.

Published in The Messenger 11.28.11

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