Household Executives learn about county government
April 30, 2017
The Household Executives OHCE group met April 19 at 2 p.m. in the Fireside Room at the Cherokee Strip Museum. Nicki Chaffee was hostess and Carolyn Gasaway was co-hostess. The meeting was called to order by President Carolyn Gasaway who also led the group in the flag salute. The quote was: “If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” Six members answered roll with “What do you know about Woods County government?”
Devotion was given by Chaffee as she read the devotion called “In the Midst of Tragedy.” This was to commemorate April 19, the Oklahoma City bombing. The group was encouraged to make this the prayer for the day: “Father, in this tragedy, glorify your name.”
Minutes of the March meeting were read by Secretary Chaffee, and approved as read.
Evelyn Kramp congratulated Gasaway on her award of District Member of the Year.
Members were active at the Chocolate Fantasy on March 30, a fundraiser put on by the Friends of the Library. The following members participated by baking and submitting items: Chaffee, Gasaway, Liz Smith, Lola Heaton and Kramp. Attending the district meeting in Enid were Gasaway, Carol Anderson and Chaffee. Leta Guinn has worked at the Cherokee Strip Museum and Chaffee has delivered Meals on Wheels this month.
May 1 will be the Spring OHCE Association Meeting. The following members will provide salads: Heaton, Eleanor Ring, Chaffee. Dessert will be provided by Kramp. President Gasaway gave a preview of tentative plans for the meeting.
The group discussed plans for OHCA week, May 7-13. The announcement will be placed on the electronic billboard, Chaffee suggested gold and green ribbons around trees on the square, and plants to the county extension office. Ring and Chaffee will attend the county commissioners meeting on April 24 to ask permission for this project.
The lesson was presented by Ring on our county government. Ring was the county clerk for Woods County for many years. Ring provided handouts on how county government works for us, and a brochure on the number of elected officials in the county government, and who those individuals are, as well as job responsibilities. Ring also discussed how the county is funded and where those funds go. Ring commented that of special interest to her was that land tracts are still indexed by hand.
The county commissioners have a large responsibility to maintain the welfare of its citizens.
The next meeting will be May 17 at 2 p.m., location to be announced. There being no further business, Kramp made the motion to adjourn and this was seconded by Heaton.
The following members enjoyed a light angel food and raspberry dessert: Chaffee, Gasaway, Heaton, Kramp, Guinn and Ring.