Missouri Association for Family and Community Education (FCE) president, Edna Crain, made her official visit to East Central District FCE Spring meeting on April 28. Crain is from Fisk.
The meeting was hosted by the Lincoln County FCE council and held at the Lincoln County Extension Center in Troy.
East Central District FCE co-directors, Vivian Cody, and Ramona Irvine, called the meeting to order with a poem on how a kindergarten student looks at the world today. St. Charles County led the USA/Missouri flag pledges and club collect.
Cody welcomed the FCE group with a short history on Troy. Thought for the Day was given by Elsie Cope, Montgomery County president. She told about how gardening makes the day as people work their daily lives.
MAFCE officers, Edna Crain, president, and Mary Klaproth, vice-president, were introduced by Cody. Klaproth is from Jackson. Olelta Edwards, a new FCE member in Montgomery County was also introduced.
Each East Central county president gave a report on their FCE events in their county.Grace Koewing reported for St. Louis County; Ruth Mellor for St. Charles County; Ruth Schneider for Montgomery County and Vivian Cody for Lincoln County. MAFCE President, Crain presented her program, “My Temple My Body.” The program was a health program with a twist.
Klaproth presented a program on upcoming MAFCE events and asked about getting together to watch the total solar eclipse in August. The MAFCE annual meeting will be in Columbia on Aug. 29-30.
Nina Compared, a fourth grade student at First Baptist Christian Academy of Troy, won the East Central District Fourth Grade Art Work/Essay on Caring. Cody and Crain presented her with her first-place award and her entry went on to state competition.
St. Charles County give the invocation for lunch. Lunch of ham and egg quiche, green salad, strawberry cheese cake and drinks, was served by “I Got This Catering” in Troy.
Irvine and Cody presided over the district business meeting. Pumpkin recipes will be tested in June for Today’s Farmer Magazine.
The Lincoln County Jail Choir gave a performance. It was a very emotional presentation for them as well as for the FCE ladies. A worthwhile project for the jail members.
NAFCE will meeting in Omaha, Neb. on July 13-16; East Central FCE fall meeting will be Oct. 4 in Montgomery County.
Two FCE Members from St. Louis County attended the meeting as well as three from St. Charles County, five from Montgomery County, six from Lincoln County and four guests, for a total of 20 people.