Dec. 14 Community Brief

December 14, 2012 

Cass County Heartland Area Homemakers met Dec. 5

The Cass County Heartland Area Homemakers had the quarterly council meeting Dec. 5 at First Christian Church in Harrisonville. The Glorified Homemakers club was in charge of hospitality and the Pleasant Valley Homemakers club was in charge of registration.

Betty Beason, president, called the meeting to order and led the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Sue Pulliam, of the Glorified Homemakers club, gave the thought for the day, “Club Collect,” by Mary Stewart.

The roll call, “What is Your Favorite Christmas Carol? (background information if available)” was answered by 21 members. Clubs in attendance were: Get Together, 2; Glorified Homemakers, 3; Lisle Home, 6, Pleasant Hill Young Matrons, 4; Pleasant Valley Homemakers, 2; and Progressive Priscillas, 4.

Minutes of the September meeting were read and approved.

JoAnn Swearengin gave the treasurer’s report.

Secretary Sue Pulliam read thank-you cards from 4-H members Leslie Iseman, Megan Dominik and Jessica Hochanadel for our cash contribution to Cass County 4-H clubs. They expressed how 4-H is such a big part of their life and that the awards were greatly appreciated.

Beason reported that Sara Torbert, the Cass County 4-H Youth Specialist, had resigned and moved away, so the extension service will be seeking a replacement.

Barbara Carter gave a report on the Heartland Homemakers Fall Area Day in Clinton on Oct. 25 with 49 members attending. Cass County had the largest county in attendance with 24 members; Henry County had 19; and Lafayette County had six in attendance. Other members shared their memorable events of the day.

Contributions for 2012 were discussed. Linda Kyser made a motion and Arduth Baker seconded the motion to donate money to the following: Harrisonville Christian Church for use of their fellowship hall for our meetings; Harrisonville Ministerial Alliance; RIO Drexel; Peculiar Thrift Shop; and the Pleasant Hill Love Fund. Motion was carried by the council members.

Beason asked for suggestions on building up our funds for next year. Club presidents were asked to discuss with their members the possibility of raising the cost of club dues to the county council, or for suggestions on fund-raising.

Secretary Sue Pulliam installed Linda Kyser as the new secretary for the 2013-2014 term and Louise Musick to fill the remaining term of our current vice president, Linda Kyser. Betty Beason agreed to serve another term as president and was installed in a previous term.

Items were collected for the Life Choice Center. Carol Witherspoon volunteered to deliver the items.

Beason announced that club yearbooks/reports on club activities are due at the March county council meeting. The Wednesday, March 6, 2013, meeting will be at the new University of Missouri Extension Center, 201 W.t Wall St., Harrisonville. County dues are due Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.

Susan Mills-Gray distributed our new directories/yearbooks and lesson packets for 2013.

Door prizes were won by Lillie Bouchard and Carol Witherspoon. The meeting was adjourned, followed by a salad luncheon.

Sue Pulliam, Secretary

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