WINTERSVILLE — The GFWC/OFWC Wintersville Woman’s Club will adopt a membership-themed program at its final gathering of the 2021-22 meeting year Thursday at the St. Florian Event Center in Wintersville.
The midday lunch and business meeting will include the installation of officers for 2022-24, recognition of members and induction of new members. Marjean Sizemore will offer meditation and grace.
Pat Ketzell, President, and Iris Craig, Mary Beth Allan, Karen Hill and Aimee Jaros will serve as hostesses.
The club will collect non-perishable food for the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry.
Nineteen members and two guests were present when the club met on April 21 under the chairmanship of Craig, first vice-president.
Superintendent TC Chappelear of the Indian Creek local school district was welcomed as a guest speaker. He spoke about the new Indian Creek High School and Cross Creek Elementary School and the renovations to Hills Elementary School in Mingo Junction, all of which were funded by $45 million raised through a 6.1 bond issue. million backed by voters in 2018 and $18 million awarded. by the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.
Chappelear said high school science departments have state-of-the-art equipment; a conference room is available for groups who need a place to meet; and a walking track around the basketball court will be accessible to the public. Anyone wishing to visit any of the three schools should contact the main office, he advised.
The club’s business meeting opened with the oath of allegiance and club collection led by Allan. Lillian Ferguson gave the meditation, and Jaros led the roll call to the question – what’s your favorite spring flower?
Due to the length of the meeting, the reports of the corresponding secretaries and rapporteurs were not submitted. Karen Hill presented the Treasurer’s report.
According to committee reports, Joyce Palmer, president of civic engagement and outreach, said 41 bags of items were donated to urban mission ministries. Barb Grimm, president of health and wellness, said 400 vials of medicine had been sent to Matthew 25 ministries.
Allan, Membership Chairman, recalled that the May meeting will involve the installation of officers.
Scholarship chair Claudia Dorich said no applications were submitted for Eastern Gateway Community College or Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Tyra Timmons will serve as chair of the program committee for the club’s next year along with fellow members Judy Wright, Mary Lucille Smith and Tara Dzvonick.
Craig asked for suggestions for a new fundraiser for the club as it becomes more difficult to recruit volunteers to work on Holiday Splendor.
The Make It, Bake It, Take It auction that was part of the reunion and was run by Ferguson raised $434 for the club.