Members of the Omicron Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma met in the home of Sandy Lackey for their December meeting

Members of the Omicron Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma met in the home of Sandy Lackey for their December meeting

Becki Munholland gave the meditation by presenting each with a candy cane and reading the Christian Christmas Candy Cane story.

Jean Carriker reported on attending “Effective Meeting Leadership Utilizing Parliamentary Procedure” along with Sandy Alexander and Judy Barnes in McAlester in November and how this helped each in their positions in this and other organizations. This program was facilitated by Oklahoma Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences.

A program on the History of Oklahoma Home and Community Education Inc. and the Women Home Demonstration Agents was given after brunch by Sandy Lackey, Extension educator, Family & Consumer Science, of Carter County Extension Service. Lackey told of the name changes through the years yet the goals and mission have changed very little.

Home Demonstration Clubs emerged as a way to educate homemakers in food safety, family relations, family finances, and leadership development. The organization’s ultimate mission is to educate its members to be well-informed and able to handle change in their homes and communities.

Through its relationship with the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, OHCE presents research-based information through monthly meetings. Lackey reported there are four such groups that meet monthly in the Carter County area.

The county organization is made up of the membership of each local group, is governed by the elective officers of the county organization, and elections of the presidents and secretaries of all local groups. These groups are organized at the community/local level for the purpose of studying Family and Consumer Sciences and putting into practice research-based methods for improving family life.

Its efforts effect changes in areas such as food, nutrition, textiles, clothing, family relationships, child development, family resource management, design, housing and consumer studies. Using its unique, integrated approach, it strengthens and empowers individuals, families, and communities, enhancing the quality of life. They strive for positive change in the multifaceted environments and ecosystems in which people live, work, and otherwise partake of life.