Fun and Fundamental discusses medical identity fraud
PECKHAM — The Fun and Fundamental Oklahoma Home and Community Education (OHCE) Club met Tuesday, April 12 in the Peckham Christian Church Annex.
President Frances Bohannon called meeting to order and led the Flag Salute. Betty Glasgow gave the devotion, “Go Tell,” based on Exodus 13:8, which tells what the Lord has done for you. The OHCE \creed was said in unison, and roll call answered by Bohannon, Glasgow, Kathy Fitch, Carolyn Kahle and Ella and Roger Wenman. The minutes of the March meeting were read and approved, and Bohannon gave treasurer’s report. Fitch was given a “Perfect Attendance” Certificate that was presented at the recent Association meeting.
Ella gave a committee report, which she and Sue Roy are to present a Sewing Workshop in May. It is to be a two-part workshop on quilting.
Bohannon, Kahle the Wenmans and Glasgow attended the recent County Association Meeting, the first meeting held in the newly built Extension Office, and the new facility lent itself well and was greatly appreciated. Kildare OHCE celebrated their 75th Club anniversary with a special event after the Association meeting, with a lovely cake which was made by their member, Brenda Schneeberger. It was reported that the County OHCE is holding a special event for the County Commissioners on May 2, and that they were to make “goodies” to serve any at the Court House who attend. Also, May 6they will celebrate OHCE Week with a “TEA”, beginning at 6:30 p.m., hosting with refreshments all the county OHCE club members and other friends. They were each asked to bring cookies, cake, cinnamon rolls, etc., to serve those who attend.
Bohannon noted that the annual Food Show was coming up April 28, to be held at the Extension Office, with entry time 5 – 6 p.m., judging at 6:15, followed by the dinner. The Theme this year is “Mediterranean Cooking”, with entries inspired by cuisines from France, Greece, Italy and/or Spain. Two recipes are to be submitted, one without names to keep with entrée, the other with names to be given to Extension Office.
The Club Collect was said in unison. itch reported the next meeting to be Tues, May 10, and Bohannon volunteered to give the district lesson on “Diet and Inflammation.” The meeting adjourned for lunch, followed by the Leader’s Lesson on Medical Identity Theft.
Glasgow said it is important to keep records as secure as possible, and if a business asks for the social security number, ask them why they need it, and how do they protect it. A stolen social security number can cause incorrect info on blood type and other incorrect info concerning health. Always shred papers with medical identities before putting them in trash, and remove labels on prescription bottles and packages before recycling them. If one suspects her or she is a victim of medical identity theft, contact the health insurer and get the Explanation of Benefits. Also, report identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission. The MIB, Inc., www.MIB.com, collects info about medical conditions and hazardous avocations with your authorization. Milliman IntelliScript, www.RxHistories.com, collects info on your prescription drug purchase history. The meeting adjourned.