The Friends and Neighbors Extension Homemakers Club of Jackson County met March 28 at the home of Rhonda Kidwell.
The gathering started with a surprise birthday celebration for member Carol Bobb. Kidwell served cake, ice cream, mixed fresh fruits, a vegetable tray, coffee and mint tea.
President Ruby Niccum opened the business meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and the club creed.
Helen Lutes led the group in a participation devotional study on “God Is for Us” using the life of Joseph.
Both the secretary and treasurer’s reports were given and approved.
Niccum reported on the council meeting she attended March 13. She also discussed the upcoming Home and Family Conference from June 5 to 7 in Indianapolis.
The March Tell-A-Homemaker reports were distributed. The group contributed to the Friendship Coins.
New officers appointed for the year beginning in July were president Niccum; vice president Charlotte Lovegrove; secretary Lutes; treasurer Kidwell; devotional leader Judy Carter; song leader Shirley Sears; continuing education Louise Cox; leadership Martha McIntire; volunteer community support Donna Abner; and reporter Lutes.
Volunteering for the name tag committee were Lovegrove, Kidwell and Joan Hines.
Lovegrove said she was contacted by Schneck Medical Center of the availability of a tour of the new rehabilitation center on the third floor. It was decided for May 23 with a noon luncheon followed by a tour.
Carter gave a citizenship report stating the importance of supporting young people in their endeavors. She asked for prayers for her grandson, Brian, who is a junior at Purdue University and is running for student body president. His platform is based on Christian leadership and gender issues.
Kidwell gave a lesson on “Lifelong Learning” in which she stated several benefits. She then gave several ways people can “break the rut” in their lives. Several members shared experiences they have had with “Lifelong Learning.”
The next meeting will be at noon Tuesday at Cornerstone Community Church in Seymour. Members should note the change in the meeting date.