In the absence of the president, Faye Deck, vice president, led the meeting. For the devotion each month, Deck delivers a new “Virtues of a Woman.” This month’s virtue was Generosity. She then led in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Secretary Phyllis Narus took the roll indicating 11 present. Ann Gray gave the treasurer’s report.
Johnnie Arnette reported on the club’s environmental project for 2011, which is planting native flowering plants in a newly developed area at Red Clay State Park.
After discussion, it was decided Arnette would compile a list of plants and prices to present at the next meeting. Because it already too late in the year to plant most native plants, a motion passed to wait until fall to do the actual planting.
Narus reported she took the toiletry and personal items collected at the February meeting to the Family Resource Agency to be given to the Women’s Safe Harbor House. She also acquired a “Wish List” of items needed. She reported also this year’s sew day for “Books for Newborns” was well attended. About 20 books were made and more than 25 county members participated. The books will be delivered to SkyRidge Medical Center on May 6 at 10 a.m. Everyone who participated is asked to attend.
Every month, the Prospectors FCE participates in a different “Helping Hands” program, designed to “give back” to the local community. This month, members brought stuffed animals which Arnette will deliver to the Country Sheriff’s Office to be distributed to children who are taken from meth homes. For April, members will make “Boo Boo” animals to be given to the Bradley County Health Department where children getting vaccinations will get a little rice-filled animal (from the freezer) to put on their vaccination spot.
Narus will bring patterns and fleece fabric and Patti Bradshaw will bring a large bag of rice for the stuffing. Along with Narus, Cindy Park and Cyndi Tinsley will provide sewing machines.
Members are asked to bring magazines also to the April club meeting to be donated to the hospital waiting room.
Deck reminded everyone of the April 12 County Council meeting at the Ag Building beginning at 1 p.m. The April meeting will be hosted by Tinsley at her home on April 26, 5 p.m., to sew the “Boo Boo” animals.
Others members attending were Brenda Park, Ginette Somos and Angela Wilson.