Hickory Creek FCE met Nov. 2 for the monthly meeting at Warren County Administration Building. The meeting was called to order by President Vicki Gibbs, who welcomed guests Pam Duff and Carolyn Belcher. Chaplain Ann Whitman read “Run the Race” and Hebrews 12:1.
Secretary Phyllis Hillis was asked to call roll. The 14 members and guests answered with a favorite species of butterfly. The minutes from the September meeting were read by Hillis with one correction. Minutes from the October meeting were read by Janis Darnaby and approved. Treasurer Marian Jacobs gave the financial report.
Vice president Davis asked for member reports and demonstrations. Darnaby brought her finished snowman quilt and a frame decorated for Christmas. Brenda Clark showed a “Row Quilt” and an “On Point” she made in the quilting guild. Victoria Conley and Gibbs show painted rocks to be hidden around town, candle holders made out of bottles, and holiday ornaments and gift tags. Gibbs brought the completed quilt top that was given to her by the club earlier in the year. Martha McBride had a Swedish weaving towel she had completed. Eleven members reported reading since the last meeting.
Gibbs reported that 41 sani-panti packs were taken to Franklin County in October. McBride, Irene Fuston, Conley and Gibbs attended FCE craft fairs in Franklin County and Dunlap. The meal served at the Fall Planning was a success. The officers for 2018 will remain the same.
There was a discussion on the final community projects for 2017. It was decided to table until December meeting. Santa’s Workshop County Council meeting was Dec. 4. We provided brunch food, toys for the Rescue Squad toy drive, and food for the Warren County Food Bank. Our annual Christmas dinner and party was held on Dec. 7 in Tullahoma. The amount for the gift swap is $25.
The State Conference was held in Knoxville, with members Clark, Darnaby and Jacobs attending. The club received a thank you card from agent Hilda Lytle. Oncoming events to remember include “Dine in Day” online sign up. Crafting Then and Now will start on Jan. 2. Remember to continue logging CVU’s, hours spent on state projects and collecting drink can taps for the state project.
Our December meeting consisted of a fun trip to Tullahoma. Members enjoyed lunch and a cake made by Janis Darnaby to celebrate the birthdays of Phyllis Hillis, Victoria Conley and Ann Whitman.