Members of the Modern Homettes CEOS club hosted their June meeting at the home of Debbie Quick, and Mae Collins served as co-hostess.
The meeting was called to order by President Lucy Mullins. The pledge was recited by all. Vice President Sheila Thomason gave the meditation, "Today."
The minutes were approved and placed on file. The treasurer's report was given by Mullins, and it was placed on file for an audit at a later date.
Attending the June meeting of the Modern Homettes CEOS club are, from left, front row, Ethel Andrews, Lucy Mullins, Mary Stump, Debbie Quick, Donna Bennett and Jean Hollen, seated. In the back row are Patty Brake, Eleanor Harris, Shirley Spreacker and Sheila Thomason.
In old business, the Mother/Daughter/Friend Banquet took place April 29 at Chapel Hill. Everyone enjoyed a wonderful dinner and good music. Members attending were Donna Bennett with guest Debra Gould, Nancy Hinchman with guest Darlene Bender, Stanley Mullins, Lucy Mullins and Shirley Spreacker. Mullins also thanked them for attending the dinner at the 88 Restaurant.
May 12 was the first Horse and Buggy Parade in Buckhannon. Club members set up tables downtown to sell crafts and homemade snacks. Members attending were Dea Harris, Mullins, Spreacker, Quick, Jean Hollen, Donna Bennett, Stanley Mullins and Tom Bennett.
Lucy Mullins thanked members for helping with the Strawberry Festival events. Cindy Phillips helped at the Quilt Show. No one in the Modern Homettes club entered the recipe contest this year. Every club member gave $2 per member this year in lieu of the Strawberry Raffle.
The Modern Homettes won second place in the Strawberry Basket contest. The club's basket was bought by JD Raffety.
In new business, a discussion was held about collecting food or giving a donation to the Parish House. Eleanor Harris made a motion to put it in the budget to pay $100 in November to the Parish House if the funds are available.
If the funds are not available, members will be asked to donate $5 each.
Quick spoke about being prepared for emergencies. Every home needs to have a disaster kit with six basic items - food, water, first-aid supplies, sanitation needs, tools and special items such as medication. Important documents should also be included in the kit.
The motivator lesson was "fun in the sun." Everyone should always apply sunscreen before going outdoors, and wear a hat with a wide brim and sunglasses.
Ethel Andrews gave the lesson, "Artisan Crafts of the World." Throughout history, individuals have used their hands to make items. These skills were passed from one generation to the next, but we have seen a decrease in these arts. As a society, we need to recognize crafts as a vital part of cultural and economic life. Young people should be encouraged to learn these skills, not only to maintain their heritage, but also to to continue the impact the craft industry has on the economy.
The next meeting will be Sept. 6 at the home of Mary Stump, and Patty Brake will serve as co-hostess.