The Willing Workers of White Hall’s Extension Homemakers Club met recently in the meeting room of the White Hall Library for their regular meeting.
President Cheri Aronowitz welcomed everyone, Floy Harper read the Welcome Thought, Karen Needler led the Homemaker’s Creed, Mary Wall read the Handy Hint, and Marnette Reed read the Inspiration from Psalm 29:11. Members answered the roll call by answering the question: “What is your greatest strength?”
Members present were Aronowitz, Needler, Elizabeth Wall, Mary Wall, Harper, Jo Ann Carr, Reed, Shannon Keele, Sarah Payton, Dee Kindrick and Sarah Hester.
Needler presented the program “Discovering Your Signature Strengths” where attendants were able to do a self-survey to discover their own personal signature strengths. Personal strengths such as perspective, perseverance, integrity, fairness and equity, leadership, gratitude, forgiveness and mercy, and enthusiasm were among 24 different character trait areas listed and explained. Each character trait area included a statement that explained the personal signature strength, such as “I always look on the bright side” to explain hope, optimism, and future-mindedness. Participants read each statement and rated themselves in one of the following areas: “Not at all like me”, “A tiny bit like me”, “A little bit like me”, “Quite a bit like me”, or “Exactly like me”. By doing this self-assessment, members were able to learn what their own signature strengths are. Afterwards, participants shared their strengths with the rest of the group and told which area most surprised them.
Carr discussed the leadership meeting. She also suggested that at each meeting, a charter member and a new member each tell something about themselves so members can get to know each other better. Carr and Needler told about themselves to begin this new tradition.
Refreshments were provided by Reed and Carr and included bacon wrapped green beans, hot onion dip, crackers, and a rice casserole with chicken, cranberries, pecans, and celery. A dessert of brownies and ice cream was also enjoyed by attendants.
The club meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the White Hall Library and guests are always welcome. Those interested in learning more about Extension Homemakers, may contact any member or Mary Ann Kizer at 870-534-1033.