Deanne Hoffman, president of the Floyd County Homemakers Council, speaks for the Floyd County Homemakers Council this week. The council is made up of six individual clubs, with one meeting in the evening. She noted the council has been active since 1920, sponsoring a Christmas Bazaar that has been a part of the activities of Rome for over fifty years.
What is the purpose of Floyd County Homemakers Council?
The purpose of our club is to be a community service organization. Each club has their individual service projects and the council has several projects that it funds. We also have the opportunity to learn and share new things.
How is the organization funded?
Our Council and individual clubs are funded through membership dues and various fundraisers.
What do you enjoy about being part of this council?
I personally enjoy being a part of this organization because it provides areas I can be involved in. It also involves getting to meet new people. Last, but not least, it is being a part of an organization that has been a part of Rome and Floyd County for years, and it is an honor to continue to carry out the dreams of ladies who came before me.
What are your biggest challenges?
I would say our biggest challenges are getting word out to the general public that we are an active community service group, not just a group of ladies having fun. Second is finding ways we can raise funds to continue to operate.
Does the group use volunteers?
Our organization is all volunteer. There is no training needed or available.
How does one become a member?
We are open to new members. (A) To join you can call the Extension Office at 706-295-6210, and they can give you information on the individual clubs and persons to contact. (B) The Council has a $10 yearly dues and the individual clubs have their own set club fees.
Is there anything else you would like to say to our readers?
I hope to see you at the Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 11 and 12 at the Civic Center as we continue to carry on this great community activity. There will be lots of neat handmade items and wonderful food.
Interviewed: Deanne Hoffman, president
Meetings: Council meeets on the first Wednesday of every other the month, except for November, when it meets the third Wednesday. The time is 10 a.m. at Oak Hill Church