Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


April 22, 2013

FCE Clubs celebrate the 100 Percent members

CROSSVILLE — The Cumberland County Family and Community Education clubs recognized their 100 percent members April 10 with a special luncheon at the Cumberland County Community Complex.

FCE clubs work to strengthen individuals and families through continuing education, leadership development and community service. The clubs are part of the University of Tennessee and Tennessee State University Extension Services. In Cumberland County, there are 10 active clubs serving about 160 members.

Of those members in Cumberland County, several achieved the status of 100 percent members. To qualify, they must attend nine regular meetings; bring their yearbook to nine regularly meetings; they must attend two state, regional or county-wide meetings during the year; bring one guest to their club meeting during the year; read seven books; have at least one entry in the county fair, as well as one entry in any Cultural Arts category; work in some capacity during the annual county fair; be a presenter on the club agenda at least once during the year; be a hostess or co-hostess to the club; complete at least 12 hours of volunteer work; and attend the 100 Percent Recognition Luncheon.

Members recognized were Lillie Beyer, Loie Buck, Sue Cox, Lyn Hilgar, Tammy Halliburton, Phyllis Smith, Dixie Means, Linda Brown, Liz McJilten, Gladys Weismuller, Betty Atkinson, Sue Freeland, Mildred Hicks, Ruth Manis and Wilma Marlow.

Volunteerism is a cornerstone of the FCE Clubs.

Treasurer Ellen Branham said, "Volunteering is fun and rewarding. Serving others can also change your life, with the opportunity to grow personally, improve your skills in the workplace, grow leadership skills and offer the chance for awards and recognition."

FCE Clubs offer Certified Volunteer Units recognition, providing a certificate and seal for each 500-hour unit of volunteerism completed. The volunteer work can be in the community, in the club or in other endeavors, such as through a place of worship. Hours are recorded and accumulated; however, Branham noted it was likely the amount of volunteer work completed was underreported by club membership.

FCE members awarded Certified Volunteer Units were Gladys Butler, Joan Coffey, Cheri Davidson, Helen Davis, Gloria Fisher, Sue Honeycutt, Nancy Livingston, Adele Marasco, Terry Matthews, Arlene Mercandante, Coletta Rhodes, Sally Sykes, Dorothy Taylor and Mildred Wooten.

The Cumberland County FCE also recognized members with 50 years of membership or more, with Ruth Manis, of Rinne FCE, and Lillie Byers and Theda Deck of the Marie Ervin FCE recognized.

The county-wide organization also installed officers for the coming year. Gloria Fisher will serve as president; Tammy Halliburton will serve as vice president; Gladys Weismuller will serve as secretary; and Ellen Branham will serve as treasurer.

To learn more about Cumberland County FCE, contact the Cumberland County Extension Office at 484-6743.

Clubs are Mountain Homemakers FCE, meeting the second Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at the Country Store of the Cumberland County Community Complex; Oak Hill FCE, meeting the second Wednesday of the month at noon at the Country Store of the Cumberland County Community Complex; Marie Ervin FCE, meeting the second Friday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at the Country Store of the Cumberland County Community Complex; Pineview FCE, meeting the third Monday of the month at 9 a.m.; Crab Orchard FCE, meeting the third Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at the Country Store of the Cumberland County Community Complex; Rinnie FCE, meeting the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Rinnie Baptist Church; Taylor's Chapel FCE, meeting the third Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Country Store of the Cumberland County Community Complex; Lake Tansi FCE, meeting the third Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m.; Dorton FCE, meeting the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.; and Woody FCE, meeting the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Country Store at the Cumberland County Community Complex.

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