The September meeting of the Camden Road Extension Homemakers was held at the Whiteville Baptist Church on Whiteville Road.
“After enjoying delicious refreshments provided by the hostess Andrea Hartley, the meeting was called to order by the President, Jo Segars,” according to a news release.
Segars welcomed everyone and asked about members that were absent. Dorothy Green read the thought for the day, “Sometimes we are so busy adding up our troubles that we forget to count our blessings.”
Nancy Sumner was called led the members in the Extension Homemakers Creed.
Sue Holdford read the handy hint, which was “breathe in through your nose – hold for 10 seconds — exhale through your mouth.” Then all members practiced this method to relax.
Wanda Felts read the inspiration from Hebrews 4:16, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in the time of need.” She then read a poem.
The club secretary, Vicky Inich, then asked the roll call question: What do you do to relieve stress? All members answered with their thoughts. The minutes from the July meeting were presented and accepted. The August meeting was a lunch out as a club. Members met at El Parian on West 28th Avenue for fellowship.
Karen Gray, treasurer, read the treasurer’s report. With no additions or corrections, the report will be filed for audit. She let members know that they have a new RADA catalog for the fundraiser and also presented a card that from the Watson Chapel Baptist Church thanking the club for the memorial donation.
Kathy Rogers led the program, “Grace under pressure, how to deal with difficult people.” She discussed the different types of difficult people such as, floor hogs - -those that take over the meeting and don’t let anyone talk; nitpickers — they always have a better idea; Negative Nancie’s — focus on the negative and shut down positivity; and Constant Commenters — they have an answer for every question and like to have the last word. How to deal with these? Breathe, take a moment to respond, avoid power struggles, confront damaging behavior one-on-one, meet negatively with positivity. Set limits and boundaries. Engage in self-care and look for specific solutions to the situation.
New club committees were announced: Sunshine Ladies will be Dorothy Green, Patsy Jones and Marpesa Beard. Publication will be Bettye Johnson. Scrapbook will be Nancy Sumner. Community project will be Vicky Inich. Continuing education will be Andrea Hartly. Inspiration will be Wanda Felts. Fellowship tour will be Sue Holford and Claudia Clark with Craft workshop, Mary Smith.
Members are collecting pennies for the state meetings and need to count them and give them to Bettye Johnson.
Delta District President Day is Oct. 25. Registration is $15. All members attending will contact Bettye Johnson for transportation.
Nancy Sumner and Andrea Hartley are attending a retreat in Mountain View.
At the next club meeting, members will make crafts for the tables at the Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Holiday Foods Show which will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Gallagher Hall of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Tickets are $15 and will be sold by club members from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, Oct. 8-12, at the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service, 500 S. Idaho St.
A birthday lunch is planned for Oct. 23 to celebrate birthdays for Mary Smith, Dorothy Green, Bettye Johnson, Nancy Sumner and Marpesa Beard.
Door prizes were distributed.