Iota VFC club orchestrates first meeting of 2009

The regular monthly meeting of the Iota Volunteers for Family and Community was held on Monday,

January 5, at the Henry Foret Kitchen in Iota.

Seven members were in attendance. President Ruth Ann Klumpp led the opening exercises, with Bernel Credeur leading the Pledge of Allegiance, Wilma LeJeune leading the Club Collect and Audrey Miller leading the Homemakers’ Prayer.

Secretary Elaine Chatagnier called roll and in lieu of minutes of the last meeting, Wilma LeJeune reported on the club’s December outing to the Fresh Market at River Ranch in Lafayette.

Audrey Miller gave the financial report stating that the annual Christmas Food Drive had cost the club $324.47. She gave special recognition to the Catholic Daughters, Court 1519, and the Iota Elementary 4-H club for their monetary gifts.

She also noted that the schools in the community had collected the food and some of the paper items as well as personal items. She stated that many thanks also goes to Garber Farms and Coleman’s Sausage Kitchen, as well as Dollar General for their help. The VFC club members and volunteers prepared and delivered 116 food baskets.

Klumpp reminded members of the upcoming Acadia VFC Council Meeting on January 21, at 10 a.m. at the LSU AgCenter Extension Office. Iota will host the event.

She went on to reminded members of the State Board Meeting to be held at Tall Timbers near Woodworth on January 27, with an officers workshop to be held on January 28.

Members discussed the praline making which is held annually to make pralines for the Tee Mamou Iota Mardi Gras Festival.

This praline workshop is set for February 16 and 17 at the LSU Extension Building in Crowley and is the club’s main fundraiser for the year.

Klumpp also reminded members to turn in their volunteer hours before the end of the month.

Adrianne Vidrine then presented a program on after-Christmas sales and gave tips on spending.

Elaine Chatagnier read a “Caregivers” Prayer” bringing an end to the meeting.

Hostesses for the meeting were Ruth Ann Klumpp and Elaine Chatagnier.

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