The Bonner FCE Club met on May 2 at 11 a.m. at the residence of Teresa Priestley. The meeting was called to order by vice president Vita Gulley, welcoming the eight members in attendance. Brenda Blessings read “Hope to Fill Your Heart” for the devotional. Members stood and recited the Pledge of Allegiance, and roll call was answered by members telling if they were a butterfly, where would they live.
The reading of the minutes for April was waived, and the financial report was given by treasurer Linda Nixon.
There were no member’s demonstrations or reports. The environmental educational leader, Linda Gerland, will give that report at the next meeting. Blessings gave a reading report and Gulley and Donna Dunlap reported reading a book.
Our silent auction at the recent A&R Day made $258. Samantha Bell received the FCE Scholarship for $1,000 at the high school awards day. The May 5 bake sale held at Foodland Plus was a fundraiser for this award. Nixon, Blessings, Priestley and Dunlap worked for our club.
The Day of the Family will be on May 15. It was decided at the last county council meeting we would feed the law enforcement officers on that day. Our club will be contacted as to what we are to provide. Also Gulley encouraged club members to do something with their families on that day.
Dunlap contacted the Child Advocacy Center and we will be meeting at that facility at our next meeting which will be June 6. We discussed when we would meet with the residents of Fannie B’s and it was decided to celebrate July 4 with them.
Our Global Day is on May 17 at 10 a.m. in the Magnolia Room. Members encourage attending and bringing a dish from Germany, our country this year. Our club is to furnish the paper goods and all clubs are to bring door prizes and drinks.
The county council decided to do our donation for Relay for Life on Friday, May 5 at the WBMC fundraiser.
Irene Fuston furnished a card for us to sign and send to our president Faye Hickey. We are wishing her a speedy recovery. Members recited the FCE Creed to close our meeting. Blessings blessed our food, which was furnished by our hostess Teresa Priestley. Members enjoyed a delicious lunch and time of fellowship.
President Dian Green called the May meeting of the Midway FCE to order at 10 a.m. after a delicious breakfast at Gondola. Devotional leader Paula Barnes’ thought for the day was “Angels.” Roll call was answered with 11 members telling where they would live if they were a butterfly.
Secretary Irene Fuston read the minutes of the April meeting and they were approved as read. Treasurer Mary Rubley gave the financial report.
Reading reports were given by Greene, Sharon Bennett, Barnes and Linda Schlimmer. Environmental leader Betty Grissom will give her report in June on home security.
The group discussed A&R Day on April 6 with a total of $258 made from the silent auction. The recent bake sale was deemed a success, with members baking and donating time to work the booth.
Member Elva Dean Bell’s granddaughter and Warren County High School student Samantha Bell was awarded the FCE scholarship.
The Relay for Life Breakfast will be May 6 at Midway CIC from 7 – 10 a.m. with all donations going to this great cause. Lawman Appreciation Day will be May 15, with clubs providing soup, sandwiches and desserts.
Members Rubley and Brenda Blocker plan to attend the 4-H banquet to represent the club.
International Day is May 17 at 11 a.m., with Germany being the chosen country this year. Those that plan to attend will bring a dish and the recipe from Germany.
June 8 is the date set for June Dairy Day. Appetizers, main dish, side dish, salad, bread and desserts may be entered and must contain at least two dairy items. The county council will meet June 19 at 10 a.m.
A thank you note from the Child Advocacy Center was read for all of our donations. After some discussion, Fuston made the motion to donate $25 to St. Jude’s and Ronald McDonald House. Jean Cantrell seconded the motion.
After some discussion, a suggestion was made not to bring hygiene items for the middle school in June, July and August.
Mary Rubley celebrated a May birthday, and she shared her cheesecake treat with all.