Monday, July 30, 2012

N.C. Home Agents' Association Elects Officers, 1956

From the July 1956 issue of Extension Farm-News

The North Carolina Home Agents Association had their annual meeting during Farm and Home Week, June 5, 1956, in the College Union building at State College.

Miss Verna Belle Lowery, home agent in New Hanover County, presented a life membership in the Association to Mrs. Maude McInnes, former home agent in Wake County. She was recognized for her outstanding achievements in service to Extension in North Carolina.

Nine new home agents and assistants were initiated by Miss Rebecca Colwell, Craven County home agent, and Mrs. Eugenia P. VanLandingham, Edgecombe County home agent.

Plans are being made for the Fellowship Party to be held at the National Home Agents Association in Chicago in October. The North Carolina Association is serving as chairman of the Hospitality committee along with Alabama and Oklahoma.

Miss Eleanor Southerland, home agent in Rowan County, was named as a candidate for national secretary.

Newly elected officers of the State Association will take office on January 1. They are: Verna Belle Lowery, New Hanover County, president; Louise Homewood, Caswell County, 1st vice-president; Ainslee Alexander, Lincoln County, 2nd vice-president; Rita Preston, Beaufort County, 3rd vice-president; Rachel Herring, Wayne County, secretary; and Mary Farmer, Buncombe County, treasurer.

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