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EEA Club gives out awards, elects new officers

Walker named top member, Larson earns rookie award

Milam County Extension Education Association met on Dec. 3 at the Abiding Lutheran Church in Cameron for their annual Chr istmas Par ty and Achievement Day. The Friendly Progressive and Branchville EEA club members hosted the twenty-four members and guests attended.

During the annual Christmas Party, two members are recognized for their EEA contributions. This year the Outstanding Member of the Year Award went to Barbara Walker of the Branchville EEA Club and the Rookie Member of the Year Award went to Susan Larson of the New Salem EEA Club.

Congratulations to them as well as all the Milam County EEA members in the three clubs: Branchville, Friendly Progressive and New Salem Clubs.

The officers for the 2013 year were installed during the meeting. They included: Barbara Walko, chairman; Betty Backhaus, vice chairman; Barbara Walker, secretary; Carolyn Taylor, assistant secretary; Debra Konarik, treasurer; Susan Larson, reporter/ parliamentarian; Annie Terrell, chaplain.


Milam County EEA 2013 officers are (l-r) Susan Larson, reporter/ Carolyn Taylor, assistant secretary; Barbara Walker, secretary; parliamentarian; Annie Terrel, chaplain; Debra Konarik, treasurer; Betty Backhaus, vice chairman; Barbara Walko, chairman. Milam County EEA 2013 officers are (l-r) Susan Larson, reporter/ Carolyn Taylor, assistant secretary; Barbara Walker, secretary; parliamentarian; Annie Terrel, chaplain; Debra Konarik, treasurer; Betty Backhaus, vice chairman; Barbara Walko, chairman. As a community service, members collected canned goods for the Blessing of God Food Pantry in Cameron. Around 100 pounds was collected for the food pantry.

To close the meeting, a Christmas trivia program was given by Cheryl Walker. For more information on Extension Education Association Clubs in Milam County, contact the Mi lam County Extension Office, 245- 697-7045, 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron.

WELLNESS VOLUNTEER— Do You Want to Become a Master Wellness Volunteer? The Master Wellness Volunteer Program is an engaging series of five (5) day-long classes that provide volunteers with 40 hours of training in health and nutrition education. In return, the volunteers agree to give back 40 hours of service to the community.


Milam County EEA award winners were Susan Larson (left), EEA Rookie of the Year, and Barbara Walker, Outstanding Member of the Year. Milam County EEA award winners were Susan Larson (left), EEA Rookie of the Year, and Barbara Walker, Outstanding Member of the Year. The training focuses on nutrition and dietary guidelines, food safety and food demonstrations, healthy lifestyles choices and children’s health.

The Texas A& M Agrilife Extension Of f ices in Milam, Bell and Williamson counties are joining forces to provide the training. Classes will be conducted in Bell County from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following dates: Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 and Feb. 6.

If you are interested in the training you need to register by Jan. 2. The cost of the training series and resources is $50.

You can register for the train- ing at the Milam County Extension Office, 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron, 254-697-7045 or email ce-walker@tamu.edu. Let me know if you need additional information about the training.


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