4-H Agent Nikki Jefcoat detailed the programs she oversees at the April meeting of the Suqualena Community Development Club.
Jefcoat works with the agricultural and livestock programs, which, she says, have doubled since last year. She recently started a poultry club and noted that it was the first year to showcase poultry at the state fair.
Suqualena club members asked numerous questions about the poultry program. There are laying birds and meat birds judged on size, muscle and egg production.
The April 22, 2013, meeting was called to order by Annette Palmer, president. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Lloyd Hutcherson.
A devotional about the parable of the barren fig tree was presented by Joanne Mackey, who asked, "What type of person are you? Are you like the fig tree taking up valuable space, but not producing anything?" If we are patient, we will not see lack of fruit as failure. We are grateful that Jesus does not cut us down because of our failures.
Committee reports included:
• The club manned a booth at the Main Event Business Expo.
• Twenty-six boxtops were collected for West Lauderdale Elementary School.
• Fifteen children and 30 adults attended the annual community Easter egg hunt.
• The community picnic is scheduled for July 22.
During the business session, the mInutes were read by Jo Ann Kimbrell, secretary. Kimbrell also reported on Sponsor's Night on March 25. The club had 52 guests and 19 members in attendance.The Buntin-Gunn Road Boys provided entertainment. Homemade bread was given to guests and homemade rolls and jars of jelly were presented as door prizes.
The treasurer's report was presented by Rachel Lott, treasurer.
After the meeting, members enjoyed a potluck supper.
The club's next meeting will be held on May 20 due to the following week being Memorial Day.
• Submitted by Janet Reeves, reporter.