Members gave the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. A devotion titled “Moving On” was given by the hostess.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and the treasurer’s report was given.
Kaye Smith, extension agent, presented a program on “Easy Steps to Better Health and Wealth.”
Members were encouraged to limit serving sizes, pay attention to nutrition facts on labels when grocery shopping and eat more fruits and vegetables and less “fast food” items and snack foods which add too many calories, sodium and other unhealthy outcomes.
Exercise was stressed. Speaking on wealth, Smith said to develop a spending plan and “stick to it.”
Peterson gave the report of the recent FCE Council meeting. The new yearbooks were handed out. This meeting was the last meeting for the Mouse Creek FCE, however members will merge with the Wildwood FCE Club beginning in February.
The merger with Wildwood FCE was discussed and the next meeting will be Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. at Northside Presbyterian Church.
Past members were remembered with photos and stories of the progression of the club’s activities during its more than 50 years as one of the many FCE clubs in Bradley County. Two members, Jean Melton and Anna Margarete Peters have been FCE members 51 years. Others remembered included Alma Ruth Schrader, Laura Pierce, Catherine Pickens, Betty Norton, Nancy Frey, Sara Fox, Margaret Anthony, Lynne Coats, Mildred Standifer, Nita Robinson, Peggy McLain, Betty Moore, Polly Miller, Ruth Kress, Margie Bryant, Julia Penney, Alice Karling and Doris Barkley.
The hostess served homemade vegetable soup.
Others attending the Jan. 19 meeting were Mary Lou Holland, Anna Margarete Peters, Carol Farley, Ruth Mital, Dorothy Castel and Phyllis Freiermuth.
The awards banquet will be at Central Church of Christ at 6 p.m. on Feb. 10.