EVFC members announce recent activities and future plans

The Cajunette chapter of the Evangeline Volunteers for Family and Community (EVFC) met at the home of Mary Soileau November 20, at 9:30 a.m. with 13 members present.

The meeting was opened by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance led by Nelda Fontenot and the club collect read by Sarah Webb.

Geneva Reed baked a raffle cake, which was won by Judy Waters. The two door prize winners were Joyce Coreil and Haidee Floyed. Other members present were JoAnne Eastin, Elaine MacArthur, Andre LeBas, Elaine LaTour, Theresa Reed, guest Rosalyn Holmes and president Lynn Landreneau.

The club received a thank you letter from 4-H agent Tina Guillory for the cookies the club provided for the 4-H officers’ training workshop. The second letter was from state VFC president Judy Broussard concerning nominations for state office.

On November 5, the club brought the Raise a Reader bags to Savoy Medical Center and bibs, hand exercisers, wheel chair bags and walker bags to Prairie Manor Nursing Home. Members who participated in this activity were Joyce Coreil, Jackie Miller, Mary Soileau and Lynn Landreneau.

Earleen Boyce, Andre LeBas and Lynn Landreneau attended the Volunteer Appreciation supper at Heritage Manor November 13.

Former club member Becky Fusilier gave the club 90 “ouche dude” dolls sewn by her.

The club gave monetary donations to the Ville Platte Gazette’s Toys for Tots drive and Heritage Manor, as well as children’s books to Faith House. Members were reminded to bring paper goods for ARC to the next meeting and to donate to the Food Net drive December 10.

The club’s Christmas party will be hosted by JoAnne Eastin December 4. Club members were asked to be ready to share a family Christmas tradition with the club.

The program given by Lynn Landreneau was titled “Who Owes America.” In the program, she said billions of dollars are owed to countries around the world, many of which are enemies of the United States. She also discussed the five warning signs of stroke: slurred speech or difficulty speaking, weakness or numbness on one side of the body, loss of vision, severe headaches and loss of balance.

After the social hour, the club admired the beautiful machine-embroidered items Mary Soileau made for family Christmas presents.

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