The November meeting of Starlite FCE was held on November 18th at the Yeager building on the Bourbon County Fairgrounds. The meeting was called to order by President Glenda Miller. Deb Lust led the club in reciting the Flag Salute and the Club Collect.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Eleven members were in attendance. They reported that they had recycled fifty-five pounds and had volunteered forty-seven hours.
Doris Ericson presented the Treasurers report. She reported that she had written a check to purchase a wreath for “Wreaths Across America” and had books printed for the 2022 club year. There was no Council report.
Glenda announced that she had delivered the bags for the Veterans, baskets to the VFW, and had taken stickers and buttons to UHS and West Bourbon Elementary to educate them on Veterans. Letha and Glenda reported that we had received several thank you from Veterans for the gift bags. The club also wrote a Christmas card to be sent to the VA hospital in Topeka.
Glenda gave a report on the Regional Meeting that was held in Parsons. Bourbon County had received a reward for 100% reporting, Starlite received a 60-year gold seal, Clarice Russell received her 30-year membership award and Doris Ericson was named the Heart of FCE recipient for the Southeast Kansas district and will advance to the State level.
Megan Brillhart was recognized for having a November birthday.
Glenda also gave the club highlights from the Family Consumer Science newsletter, which included the introduction of the Southwind Districts’ new agent Clara Wicoff, scam awareness updates, and reminded us that now is the time for Medicare enrollment if you have questions contact Joy Miller.
New Business consisted of sending a Memorial gift for past member Maybelle Mertz. Letha Johnson moved we send a gift, Terri Williams seconded the motion, motion carried. Other new business consisted of the Christmas party. Deb lust moved that we make donations to Preferred Living instead of exchanging Christmas gifts, Claudia Wheeler seconded the motion, motion carried. The Date of December the 7th was selected for the Christmas potluck. It will be held at noon at the Yeager building. It was decided to also have a sweater contest. At the Christmas party, the club will be putting together gift bags for Tri-Valley.
Glenda Miller presented the club with Tuff Turkey Teasers to enjoy.
Deb Lust moved that the meeting be adjourned, Doris Ericson seconded the motion, meeting adjourned. After the meeting member enjoyed refreshments of Apple Cake, mints, and nuts provided by Doris Ericson and Deb Lust.