Grace Willing Workers met June 8 at the White Hall Museum. Acting President Linda Works welcomed seven members and one guest.

The Thought of the day “The train of failure usually runs on the track of laziness” was read by Marynell Cardin. Linda Works led the group in the Homemaker’s Creed. The handy hint: “Two things are heard on the heart – running up stairs and running down people” was read by Bee Bee Fenters. The inspiration “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me” Philippians 4:13 was read by Lucy Meeks.

Debbie Staton called the roll by asking “Do you exercise regularly?” Dot Hart presented a program on exercising. She stressed the importance of exercise and presented some exercises that can even be done sitting down. Free exercise classes can be taken throughout the city.

A county workshop will be held by Debbie James on making the teaching dolls. The club will be making the dolls in December.

Sabrina Gwinn-Self went through the scrapbook with the club gathering information for some of the pictures that she was not sure of dates or events. The scrapbook is due in December.

Dot Hart is doing the project book. The Hope Women’s Resource Center at 813 W. Sixth Ave., is the club’s project. Hart, Carolyn Lewis and Bee Bee Fenters volunteer there and Hart. Grace Willining Workers have been collecting diapers and wipes for the center.

Members will start collecting money each month for the center and then the club will write a check to the center for the collected funds. Last month baby bottle banks were given to each club member.

Debbie James will also hold a workshop on how to do the project books. During the recent meeting, the club collected $24.88 for the Hope Center.

Linda Works reported that the yard sale went well and that after expenses, the club made $230. Fenters reported that the recipients at the food pantry were thrilled to receive the items that were left and that her heart was blessed by the donations and to see the joy and the way the donation blessed so many lives.

Gwinn-Self did the installation of new officers. Christmas in July is July 27 and Grace Willing Workers will decorate.

The club discussed each member giving $5 each month to help with the expenses of the meal each month, the scrap book, and the project book. At the Farmers Market, the club sold several cookbooks and bags of pecans. Brenda Robinson is selling craft books for $4 each.

The craft retreat at the Ozark Folk Center is Nov. 1-3. The deposit is $75 which is due by Aug. 25 with the remaining due by Sept. 29. Achievement points are due by the July meeting and in to the council office by Aug. 15.

Grace Willing Workers meet the second Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the White Hall Museum.