Friends and Neighbors Home Extension Club March Meeting


Eleven members of the Friends and Neighbors Extension Homemakers Club packed a brown sack lunch and headed for the balcony room at The Herbal Alternative in Seymour for their March meeting.

Krystal Harrell, owner and herbalist, explained the different products and services available. She covered herbs and supplements, organic spices, teas and coffees, Himalayan salt lamps, CBD hemp oil, massage therapies plus Graston, cupping and craniosacral form (weight management and cardiovascular functions) and art classes.

President Ruby Niccum opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and the club creed.

Charlotte Lovegrove gave the thought for the day, “Before you start your prayer time, turn off the TV, turn off the radio, turn off the kids, go into your prayer closet and shut the door.”

Niccum passed out and discussed a booklet on Life Skills 101 covering stretching your grocery dollars, keeping a clean house, saving for a rainy day and healthy hygiene and lifestyle.

Judy Carter based her devotion on Ephesians 4:25-32: Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger. Be kind and compassionate to one another.

The minutes of the last meeting were read, corrected and approved. Treasurer Rhonda Kidwell reported there was $32.50 in regular funds and $12.88 in coins for friendship. Annual dues of $15 were collected from each member present.

Niccum reported on the March council meeting. She said the backpacks and diapers from the club had been turned in, and all schools in Jackson County now have a sharing table on which students may place food items they do not want.

Niccum informed the group that Achievement Night will be May 10 at a cost of $12 per person, and the theme is “Our Story Begins at Home.” She needs volunteers for the name tag committee.

Shirley Sears submitted a slate of officers to serve from July 2018 through June 2019 as follows: President, Niccum; vice president, Lovegrove; secretary, Helen Lutes; treasurer, Shirley Sears; devotion leader, Carter; song leader, Martha McIntire; continuing education, Kidwell; leadership development, McIntire; volunteer community support, Donna Abner; and reporter, Lutes.

McIntire gave a talk on Jimmy Carter and some of the things he is involved in, such as Habitat for Humanity and the Carter Center, especially as it relates to the guinea worm disease. McIntire’s tip for the day, “Purchase organic bananas as they will keep a lot longer since they are not sprayed with chemicals.”

The next meeting will be April 21 at Schneider Nursery. Members will meet at Save-A-Lot to car pool. Lunch will be available for purchase.

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