LA Volunteers for Family & Community Feb./March 2020

Karen Cambre, Langley, Layne

President's Message

I have had the opportunity of working with the Livingston Parish Volunteers for Family and Community as President for a few years now. It has been an awesome experience to have worked with such a talented group of people and to see what a difference YOU have made in our community.

Thank you to those who provided our “soup day” fare and those who attended.

Learah Moss has decided to resign her position as Vice President. I want to thank you Learah for serving these past years and being very so supportive of our organization and filling in for me when I was unavailable. I would like to encourage another great member to step up and fill this vacant position.

We have much to do and accomplish this coming year and let’s make it our best year ever! Please think about attending the state convention this year. It will be held April 20-22 in Houma.

In the past, the convention sponsor has asked all parishes to furnish a basket with a worth of $25-$30 dollars. And, this year is no different. Also, we are asked to provide 3- 4 auction items. Please email me at what your chapter can do to help with this.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone at our next council meeting on Thursday, March 12th.

Thank you,


February 2020 Events
25: First Timer LVFC Scholarship deadline

March 2020 Events
12: LVFC Council Meeting, LSU AgCenter Office, 10am

27:4-H Achievement Day, Walker High School

April 2020 Events
20-22: LVFC Board Meeting & Convention, Houma

20-24: AgMagic, Parker Coliseum

May 2020 Events
8: LVFC Appreciation Luncheon, Carter's Plantation, Springfield

Albany News
At Christmas, the Albany VFC Club adopted four families with nine children. Their donations of gifts totaled over $1500. Albany VFC also hosted “Dirty Santa” in January where they auctioned off unwanted gifts. This month, they will collect and donate teddy bears to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Can Do's News
The Can Do’s continue working on the walker caddies for nursing home residents.

Lady Bugs News
The Lady Bugs have worked 150 hours on mats for the homeless. The club recently held a workday to construct more bibs for Hospice in his Care.

Port Vincent News
Members of Port Vincent VFC hosted a baby shower for A Door of Hope. This month, they will create and send Valentine’s Day cards to the Veterans. They have also begun assembling Raise-A- Reader bags.

Soup Day Held
Thanks to all officers, committee chairs, and club representatives who participated in Soup Day. It was a great meeting where reports were turned in and discussions had. Special thanks to Jinx Berthelot and Sharyn Lobell for each making a soup. Your soups were delicious!!

LVFC First Timer Scholarship to be Awarded
Attention for those of you who will be attending the State VFC Convention for the first time…. there is a First Timer Scholarship. One scholarship in the amount of $100 per Area will be awarded to an LVFC member attending the annual state convention for the first time. All applicants must be currently enrolled as an active dues paying LVFC member. If you are interested in applying and meet the above requirements, you will need to complete Form 4 "LVFC Scholarship Award" and send to Sharyn Lobell at 40118 Cassidy Lane, Ponchatoula, LA 70454 by February 25. Need a copy of the form, contact Sharyn at 985-467-1347 or Layne at 225-686-3020.

We Need YOU!!
Calling all VFC members……We need YOU! It’s time to put your leadership skills to use! We are looking to fill the VFC Council Vice President office. Job responsibilities include performing the duties of the President in the event of disability or absence of the President and performing such duties as assigned by the President. The VP for the Council also leads the Pledge of Allegiance and Club Collect at the VFC Council Meetings. Those meetings are held every other month at the LSU AgCenter Office in Livingston. Have questions about the position, don’t hesitate to contact Sharyn, VFC Council President at 985-467-1347 or Layne at 225-686-3020. We would like to have someone in place by the March Council Meeting.

Cooking Matters Class to be Held
Starting in March, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and LSU AgCenter will be conducting a 6-week nutrition and cooking course lasting an hour to an hour and a half. The course contains nutrition lessons, lessons on proper cooking techniques, tasting of new foods, lessons on purchasing groceries to maximize your resources, and a lesson on unit pricing. Cooking Matters can help you: spend less time grocery shopping for your family, make the best choices for your family, and plan easy and delicious meals while saving money. The dates for this FREE Cooking Matters six-week course are: March 4, 18, 25, April 1, 15, and 22. The course will be held from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the LSU AgCenter Office located at 20140 Iowa Street, Livingston. Space is limited. Interested? Register with Layne Langley at or at 225-686-3020 by February 21.

Kindest Regards,

Layne Langley

Layne Langley
Area Nutrition Agent

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