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“REACHING YOUR EHC DREAMS” DISTRICT RALLIES

October 28, 2013

Pictures provided by Betty Oliver, AEHC Volunteer Coordinator

2013 Dis.Mtgs ProgramsOctober is the month for our Extension Homemakers District Rallies.  A Rally is held in each of our three districts and the rallies this year were terrific.  Our reports show an attendance of close to 600 at the three meetings.  This was the first District Rally for each of the new Directors, and along with their Associate Directors, they did a wonderful job of organizing the meetings and presenting their programs.  Registrations, programs, lunch and Silent Auctions all went smoothly.  We thank the District Teams for all their hard work.

District Teams consisted of  Ozark District:  Cheryl Stewart, District Director, and her Associate Directors, Barbara Summers and Ruth Hall; Delta District: Krista Brimer, District Director, and her Associate Directors, Jo Ann Carr and Patsy Petit  below; Ouachita District:  Judy Simmons, District Director, and her Associate Directors, Darlene Holliday and Judy Brink.  We also thank Carolyn Morris, Treasurer, who made the trip to each meeting and made sure the financial part went well.  The first three pictures show District Directors, (and in some cases, Associates) in action.

2013 d.m. Cheryl 2013 Delta Dist Team2013 d.m. Judy S.

All three Districts presented the same program with some small differences by each District Director.  The main speaker at each meeting was a representative of the UAMS AR Saves Program concerning Strokes.  The program consisted of information regarding what to do immediately in case of stroke or symptoms.

Skits presented at the rallies concerning the theme, “Reaching Your EHC Dreams” were hilarious and we thank Krista Brimer who wrote the skit for us.

2013 Ozark Skit

2013 Delta Dist.Dir.& Skit people  2013 d.m.Skit Ouachita

Pictures below show Johnette Johnson, AEHC Vice President/District Rally Chairman, making her remarks at each meeting; President, Kaye Greene, with her presentation at each meeting; EIN Chairman, Karen Bell-Fox, with the EIN Report, Mary Fisher, President Elect, with the 2014 State Meeting Report; Phyllis Pipkin, Past President, as she talks about electing new officers for the coming two years and Marilyn Spence, Membership Chairman, as she gets everyone excited over membership.

2013 Dist.Mtgs. Vice Pres.

2013 d.m. Kaye 22013 dist mth. Karen Fox

2013 Dist. Mtg. Phyllis.

2013 d.m. Marilyn

Dr. Anne Sortor, U of A Associate Director, FCS & 4-H Youth Development, surprised us with her presence at the Ouachita District Rally.  Kaye Green presented Alberta James, U of A Director for the Ouachita District, with an arrangement of mums from AEHC.  Alberta will be retiring at the end of the year and AEHC will surely miss her.

2013 dist mtg Anne Sortor

2013 d.m. Alberta

2013 Martha Sarter Dir.Ozark2013 d.m. Sharon Reynolds

Martha Ray Sartor, U of A Director of the Delta District, spoke to us at the Delta District Rally and Sharon Reynolds, U of A Director of the Ozark District, at the Ozark Rally.

If you did not attend one of the District Rallies for this year, start making plans now to be sure to be there next October.

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