The Jan. 4 program for the Texas Extension Education Association’s Rumley Club featured Karen DeZarn giving a slide presentation on physical fitness entitled “Take Action, Get Active: GO-4-30!”

She also discussed the upcoming National Family Consumer Science convention. District members are helping with making Texas-shaped hotpads for each attendee.

New member Marilyn Michelli and guest Becky Johnson were in attendance.

The district’s Spring Conference will be March 21-22 at the Texas 4-H Center in Brownwood.

Hosting the district’s Fall Conference on Nov. 15 was the highlight of the Rumley Club’s activities for 2017. The district consists of 23 counties.

Theme for the event was “Texas in the Fall” with barbecue and the fixings catered by Nothin’ Butts BBQ.

District Director Polly Krenek of Bertram headed up the event, with Dianna Hodges of Vision Lampasas giving a program about Lampasas.

A review of the club’s programs offered earlier in the fall include a tour of Merritt Romans’ rock museum in September. T.P. Wingo also shared his knowledge of various kinds of rocks.

The Texas Extension Education Association state convention was held Sept. 12-13 at Horseshoe Bay Resort. Members who attended were Siddonia Umphres, Ernestine Garcia, Arlene Wingo, Elva Walker and Karen DeZarn. The theme for the conference was “The Great Outdoors,” with the optional workshop being a Tropical Exotic Bird Show with four birds and their trainers.

An Elvis impersonator was the featured entertainment at the conference.

Rumley Club’s 70th anniversary Rally Day had a birthday theme and included installation of 2018 officers. They are Siddonia Umphres, president; Mary Kemper, vice president; Dorcas Wilson, secretary; Cherryl Luker and Linda Oxentenko, delegates to council; Arlene Wingo, council chair; Lucinda Flores, secretary; and Ernestine Garcia, treasurer.

In November the club made a donation to His Kids as part of its community service focus.

Dec. 2 found Shirley Beyer, Linda Oxentenko, Arlene Wingo and her husband T.P. judging the San Saba 2017 Pecan Food Show. The three divisions for entrants were youth, San Saba TEEA members, and non-members from the county.

Marilyn May helped Mary Kemper host the annual Christmas dinner on Dec. 7.

And Mrs. DeZarn announced that Dr. Patricia Sulak will be the guest speaker Jan. 25 at the “Living Well Aware: What Is Healthy?” seminar to be held in Lampasas. Members were encouraged to attend and help with door prizes.

Anyone interested in the TEEA Rumley Club may contact Mrs. DeZarn at 512-556-8271 ext. 140.