Friday, January 17, 2014

Lee County Homemakers Present Awards; Name Cathy Thomas 'Club Woman of the Year' 1986

January-March 1986 issue, Tar Heel Homemakers

Cathy Thomas received the coveted “Club Woman of the Year” award and other homemakers and clubs were recognized when the Lee County Extension Homemakers held their annual achievement program.

The Gavel Award went to Lemon Springs for the club’s project, “I’m a Fan of Lemon Springs.” The members planned, conducted and spearheaded the Lemon Springs Centennial Celebration, which involved many people in the community and county.

Second place went to Broadway for its gavel project called “Si, Si, We Helped!” Members continued support this year of Phyllis Thomas, a missionary in Chile. They provided her with financial support, books, toys, clothes and music. While on furlough, Phyllis gave a presentation to the club on her work in Chile.

Third place winner was Dignus for its “Cultural Arts” project. Members became more involved in the diversity of the arts. They attended two plays, took tours of N.C. pottery places, visited the N.C. Zoo and attended “Raleigh & Roanoke” exhibit, which was part of the 400th anniversary celebration. They also toured and studied historical houses.

Wilma Winstead, North Central District president, used an “airborne” theme in installing new officers. Liana Haech is the new president; Lena Womack, first vice president; Susan Collins, second vice president; Mildred Cameron, recording secretary; Joanne Cameron, corresponding secretary; and Peggy Thomas, treasurer.
The awards banquet also featured a “European Tour” program given by Irene and Joseph Kocisko, who showed slides of their travels to various countries.

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