Swanola McKeehan opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Ruby Ball read from Psalms 24:1 and read a poem by Helen Steiner Rice.
Pauline Cartwright called the roll, which was answered by “What is your favorite apple dish or recipe?”
Members discussed keeping the tradition of gifts for the children visiting the health department, rather than exchanging gifts with each other. Also, bingo prizes for the nursing home and throws for the patients were discussed.
Kaye Smith gave a program on Budgeting 101. Keeping track of spending helps to see where your money is going, she said. Pocket money slips through your fingers and a cash book, she advised, will help to track it. Always look for ways to reduce your expenses. Pay bills on time and know your due dates to avoid late charges. Get a copy of your credit report at least once a year — free online at annualcreditreport.com.
Others attending were Mary Bagley, Retha Odom, Mary Ann Cornelius, Oleta Owerby, Brenda Carder, Linda Brown, Doreen Johnson and guest June Parks.