Members were welcomed by president Deloris Wilson. A candle was lit in memory of deceased members.
Members present were Deloris Wilson, Ladonna Tucker, Jan Johnson, Estella Farnsworth, Lesita Snider, Darlene Francis, April Stout, Barbara Graham, Eva Summers, Willa Jean Green, and Betty Shreves.
Devotions were read by Willa Jean Green from Psalms 24; King of Glory. The members recited the American and WV flag salutes in unison. Minutes of the last meeting were read and accepted as was the treasurer’s report and
Continuing education: Eva Summers, chairperson, encouraged all members to have a goal of participating in leadership/office/ and committee training and to attend three to five County Commission meetings this year.
Membership and Marketing: Ladonna Tucker announced that the quilt for the Fireman’s Festival raffle will be completed in a few days. The club also made four quilts for an individual and all proceeds will be donated to the Stonewood Fire Department for their children’s fall event.
Health Motivator: Willa Jean Green talked about the importance of children having healthy lunches rich in protein. Some examples are dried fruits, jerky, nuts, canned tuna, and salmon.
Wilson gave a book report entitled “The Indigo Girl” by Natasha Boyd. The book is historical fiction based on real life agriculturist, Eliza Lucas, who figured out how to grow and extract dye from indigo plants on her plantation in South Carolina, which eventually brought great wealth to the territory. It’s an intriguing story and an interesting read.
Club members brought 26 jars of jelly for the Mustard Seed food pantry; also some members will go to Norwood School to make a presentation of books to the school library, one being written by member Darlene Francis entitled “How Billy Bunny Made Everyone Smile”. Congrats to Darlene for this donation.
Green taught the lesson on pollinators. Who are the pollinators? Bees, butterflies, flies, bats, fish, hummingbirds, and flowers are a few of the most important ones. Actually there are 200,000 species of insect pollinators in existence. People can help the environment by planting specific flowers and plants that attract pollinators; an example would be marigolds.
Heritage: Francis brought a beautiful handmade quilt made with polyester fabric by her husband’s aunts; the exact age is unknown, but she has had it over 35 years. Wilson brought pieces of jewelry from Israel that was gifted to her.
Reminders: The May meeting will be on May 8; members will go out to lunch after the meeting to celebrate CEOS week a little early. Remember to bring Energy Express items to the meeting. An international student luncheon will be held at St Mark’s Church on June 9.