Photo provided by Barbara Berthelot -- Attending the 84th Annual Louisiana Volunteers for Family and Community Convention are members of Livingston clubs from left, Terri Latimer, Jinx Berthelot, Gayle Miller, Jane Vizinat, Jonnie Dorris, Mona Leblanc, Martha Latimer, Sarah Lewis, Fay Brady and Phyllis Mack.

The Louisiana Volunteers for Family and Community 84th annual convention was held April 14-16 in Kenner.

Members attending from Livingston Parish were Martha and Terri Latimer, Can Do’s Club; Sarah Lewis and Gayle Miller, Lady Bug’s Club; and Fay Brady, Jinx Berthelot, Jonnie V. Dorris, Mona LeBlanc, Phyllis Mack and Jane Vizinat, Port Vincent Club. Pam Nevle and Mary Thornhill, of the Albany Club, attended one day of the convention.

The theme for the convention was “LVFC: Historic Past, Promising Future,” and the convention was hosted by Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Charles, Livingston and Tangipahoa VFC councils.

Martha Latimer, LVFC state president, welcomed 165 members to the convention. Terri Latimer, LVFC vice president for public policy, was recognized at the opening session.

The Livingston Parish group hosted a breakfast. The LVFC Parish handmade quilt made in the 1970s was on display. A large arrangement of wildflowers in an antique hand-crank ice cream freezer was placed near the quilt.

The Tangipahoa VFC Council hosted the awards and memorial luncheon.

The installation banquet was hosted by Jefferson VFC Council. Livingston member Berthelot was installed as Area l director and Miller will serve as Area l secretary.

The mission of the LVFC is to strengthen individual, families and communities through education, leadership and action.