The Ohio County Extension Homemakers met Tuesday, April 18, at the Rising Sun Church of Christ, with 23 members and 5 guests attending.
The theme was “Hee Haw” from the old TV Show. Most wore “Hee Haw” outfits. Tables decorations and name tags fit the theme. The Windstormers Club took care of registration. Salem Hilltoppers Club took care of dinner set-up. County President Sara Richard welcomed everyone. Margaret Nixon of Happy Homemakers Club gave a dinner invocation. A delicious pitch-in dinner was held. Rose Marie Curry shared a humorous reading.
A collection of Peter, Paul & Mary songs were sung by Ron Richard. President Sara Richard welcomed guests and gave them a planter – IEHA State President Cathy Cook; and Jan Ulmansiek Dearborn County President. She introduced the Clubs and their Presidents – Happy Homemakers – Margaret Nixon, Windstormers – Carolyn Titkemeyer, Salem Hilltoppers – Judy Riddell, New Generation Homemakers – Katie Schulz. She gave the Club Presidents a yellow carnation tied with blue and gold ribbons – official IEHA flower and colors adopted in 1997. A Welcome certificate was given to the newest club New Generation Homemakers and picture taken with Ms E.Go our membership mascot.
IEHA State President Cathy Cook presented 25 year membership certificates to: Jill Elliott, Arlene Uhlmansiek, and Karen Sprague; and 50 year membership certificates to Charlotte DeVille, Rose Marie Curry, and Rosie Hewitt. Vice President Charlotte DeVille led the pledge and creed. A devotion was shared by Aimee Howlett Ballard from New Generation Homemakers Club.
The secretary’s report by Jan Turner was presented and accepted. The Treasurer’s report by Carolyn Titkemeyer was presented and accepted.
The Home and Family Conference will be June 5-7 at the Sheraton Hotel – Keystone Crossing in Indianapolis.
Over 500 food bags for students have been filled by the Homemakers during the 2016-2017 school year for the Snacks to Feed Those in Need project.
Madison District Homemakers Fall Meeting will be September 15 at the Switzerland County Education and Technology Center in Vevay. A Memorial Service led by Carolyn Brown was given for Ruth Jackson, Virginia Miller, Ollie McCarty, Margaret Wilber, Linda Walker and Margaret Montgomery. She read poems and gave a red rose for each person. Club members accepted the rose and shared memories. Linda Walker’s sister Myrt Bennett and her daughter Stephanie Scott accepted her rose.
Cathy Cook, IEHA State President, installed the county officers for 2017-2018 using a “Gardening Theme” and giving each Officer a child size garden tool : President – Sara Richard; Vice President – Charlotte DeVille; Secretary – Jan Turner; and Treasurer – Carolyn Titkemeyer. County President thanked her Officers and Project Chairmen with a yellow carnation. Door prizes donated by the clubs were handed out by members of Windstormers Club. Door prize winners were Bea Williams, Londalea Murray, Aimee Howlett Ballard, Katie Schulz, Kay Rager, Jan Turner, Kathy Mattingly, Charlotte DeVille, Myrt Bennett, and Stephanie Scott. For more information on Extension Homemakers or other Extension programs or topics please contact Purdue Extension- Ohio County at 812-438-3656 or firstname.lastname@example.org.