FCE members hold achievement program
Posted: Friday, March 16, 2012 8:01 pm
Members of the Obion County Family and Community Education clubs held their annual achievement program on Monday.
The theme was “Color Me FCE” and Weakley County resident and FCE member Pam Jones was the speaker.
The devotion was provided by Bettye Jo Luton of the Mason Hall FCE Club.
Obion County FCE County Council officers president Nadine Killion, vice president for program Jane Fisher, vice president for public policy Nita Simpson, secretary Sarah Allen and treasurer Diane Johnson presided.
Those in attendance held a moment of silence for members who died since last year’s event. They include Bonnie Dodd and May Pack of the Mason Hall FCE Club; Reba Brinkley, Ella Nunley, Jo Ann Nunley and Virginia Yarbrough of the Pleasant Valley FCE Club; and Martha Sue Hutchison of the former Pierce-Harris Club.
Obion County Fair board president Brenda Baker presented certificates to each of the clubs and several individual members for the work they do during the fair.
Obion County University of Tennessee Extension agent Benita Giffin recognized members who turned iin their reading list.
Those receiving advanced certificates included Crystal FCE Club members Mrs. Fisher with 20 books, Frances Parmenter with 104 books and Mrs. Johnson with more than 50 books; Mason Hall FCE Club members Irene Galloway with 46 books, Martha Halford with 75 books, Nettie B. Moore with 19 books, Jeanette Proctor with 178 books and Nancy Tankersley with 152 books; and Pleasant Valley FCE Club members Serena Williams with 31 books and Barbara Parker with 12 books. Those receiving regular certificates were Mason Hall FCE Club members Jean Malone with 27 books and Linda Holder with 34 books. Bennie Patterson with Mason Hall FCE Club received a recognition certificate for reading seven books.
Each year, members of FCE volunteer their time in the community. Members then record those hours as CVUs or Certified Volunteer Units. This year 15 members reported more than 9,000 hours worked while reaching 148,544. Members who were recognized included Mason Hall FCE Club member Mrs. Tankersley with at least 500 hours; Pleasant Valley FCE Club members Mrs. Parker, Catharine Williams, Serena Williams and the late JoAnn Nunley, each with at least 500 hours; and Crystal FCE Club members, June Bennett, Mary Dunavant, Mrs. Fisher, Mary Dunavant, Mrs. Johnson, Rochelle McClain, Mrs. Simpson and Joyce Taylor, each with at least 500, Mrs. Killion with at least 1,000 hours and Mary Lois Owens with at least 1,500
Mrs. Simpson reported on the 2011 projects stating the club members worked 6,575 hours, reaching 4,607 people and donating $3,832.
Mason Hall FCE Club member Mary Louise Davis was presented a special gift for her contributions, including her making a quilt and lap quilt from Obion County Fair T-shirts which had once belonged to the late Raymond Phillips.
Perfect attendance certificates were awarded. (See related photos.)
FCE members who won state awards were recognized.
Published in The Messenger 3.16.12