Friends and Neighbors Home Extension Club meets

Tribune Staff Reports

Prior to its meeting March 26, the Friends and Neighbors Home Extension Club ate lunch at Lakeside Pizza in North Vernon.

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

Ten members answered roll call by giving what they look forward to the most from the garden. A waitress even responded by listing the benefits of beets.

The minutes and the treasurer’s reports were given and approved. Dues for the 2019-20 year were collected.

Devotional leader Judy Carter challenged the group to walk in obedience to our Lord, to welcome strangers and to exercise the gift of hospitality. She emphasized that people need to take the time to smile or to say something to strangers as they stand in line at Walmart.

Election of officers for the upcoming year revealed most positions remaining the same except for song leader and continuing education leader. Rhonda Kidwell and Vera Robbins, respectively, will fill these positions.

Debbie Shubert and Charlotte Lovegrove volunteered to head up the committee for name tags for Achievement Night. The theme for Achievement Night is “Where Memories are Made.” The event is May 9 at Camp Pyoca, and the cost is $12.

Niccum reported Jackson County had four individuals who attended the March 20 district meeting in Scottsburg. Bees and pollination was the topic covered by the speaker.

Niccum reminded the group that the fall district meeting will be Sept. 6 in Jackson County.

The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. April 23 in the parlor at Cornerstone Community Church in Seymour. The speaker will be a representative from Child Protective Services. Donna Abner is serving as hostess.