Linger Awhile Extension Homemakers
The Linger Awhile Extension Homemkers met at the home of Melly Allgeier at 6 p.m. May 21 for their regular monthly meeting. This was a change of location from Rebecca Park due to strong storms moving through the area.
President Diann Reisman opened the meeting leading the Club Creed and Pledge to the Flag. Teresa Horan gave the thought of the month, “All that I am and ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother,” by Abraham Lincoln. For Devotions Paulette Duerstock read a poem titled, “A Priceless Gift,” by Helen Steiner Rice. Roll Call found all eight members present, answering with their mother’s birthday. Paulette read the minutes of the April meeting and Rosemary Schroeder gave the Treasurer’s report.
Diann reported on the Leader Lesson Bazaar she attended along with Paulette and Teresa May 8 in North Vernon. Paulette reported on the Women Walk the World Day, which she attended in Columbus at Mill Race Park for Associated Country Women of the World April 29.
In new business: Our club has agreed to design a poster for display at the Decatur County Fair in July, and the date for Achievement Night will be Sept. 30 at First Baptist Church.
For Health and Safety, Irene Tebbe’s subject was “Are you worried about Alzheimer’s?” The article tells us that the best thing for most people is to simply ignore it. Instead of worrying about Alzheimer’s, you should make sure to take care of yourself by excercising your mind and body, eat well, don’t drink too much, stay active and enjoy life.
Melly showed us her Aladdin electric lamp for Cultural Arts, followed by Paulette presenting the lesson, “Nourish Your Skin.”Topics covered were the importance of sunscreen and protective clothing; a healthy skin diet rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acid; staying hydrated; moles and birthmarks; and hygiene tips.