Legislation Day held

Numerous awards were presented when Legislation Day was held for the Southeast District of the GFWC/Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs on March 22 at Harmony United Methodist Church.

The Woman’s Club of Mingo Junction served as the hostess club with Janet Petrella, Clara Sue Milewsky and Roetta Lewis co-chairing the planning for the event attended by about 35 women representing seven clubs. The Southeast District takes in 28 counties, including Jefferson, Harrison, Carroll, Belmont, Monroe, Tuscarawas, Holmes, Knox, Coshocton, Licking, Muskingum, Guernsey, Noble, Washington, Morgan, Perry, Fairfield, Pickaway, Hocking, Athens, Meigs, Vinton, Ross, Pike, Jackson, Gallia, Scioto and Lawrence counties. It is one of five in Ohio.

Marjean Sizemore, Southeast District president, presided, offered introductions and presented many of the awards. A member of the Woman’s Club of Wintersville, Sizemore later in the service relinquished her four-year title to incoming Southeast District President Sharon Cole-Isner, president of the Woman’s Club of Mingo.

Program participants included: Joanne Gorney, first vice president, Mingo club, inspirational; Cheri Carpico, second vice president, Mingo club, pledge of allegiance; Cole-Isner, welcome; Deidra DeVore, Southeast District junior director and member of the East Springfield Junior Women’s Club, response; Petrella, director at large, Mingo club, roll call and club collect; DeVore, junior awards; Stephanie Rouse, parliamentarian, Mingo club, registration report; Sizemore, voting eligibility at the state convention level; junior pledge, Cheryl Taylor, East Springfield Junior Women’s Club; and Petrella, club collect.

Gorney introduced her niece, Kathy Maguschak, a representative of McBane Insurance and Financial Services and a member of the Mingo club, whose topic as the guest speaker was health care reform, better known as “Obamacare.”

The following awards were presented:

– GFWC Signature Project, Domestic Violence Awareness in partnership with Prevent Child Abuse America

Category II, Circleville Junior Women’s Club

– GFWC Signature Project, Domestic Violence Awareness

Category II, Circleville Junior Women’s Club

Category IV, GFWC Belpre Woman’s Club

– GFWC Ohio Presidents Special Emphasis

Category II, Circleville Women’s Club

Category III, Proctorville Woman’s Club, Inc.

– Junior Special Projects – Advocates for Children

Category II, Circleville Junior Women’s Club

– GFWC Ohio Junior Director’s Special Emphasis

GFWC Woman’s Club of Mingo Junction

ARTS

Category II, GFWC Woman’s Club of Mingo Junction

Category III, Proctorville Woman’s Club, Inc.

Category IV, GFWC Belpre Woman’s Club

Arts – American Mural Project

Category II GFWC Women’s Club of Mingo Junction

CONSERVATION

Category I, Upper Ohio Valley Junior Women’s Club

Category II, Circleville Junior Women’s Club

Category III, Proctorville Woman’s Club, Inc.

Category IV, GFWC Belpre Woman’s Club

Conservation/Actress

Category II, GFWC Woman’s Club of Mingo Junction

EDUCATION – Special Programs

Category II, East Springfield Junior Woman’s Club

Category III, Proctorville Woman’s Club, Inc.

Category IV, GFWC Belpre Woman’s Club

Education – Partnership with HOBY

Category III, Proctorville Woman’s Club, Inc.

HOME LIFE

Category I, Upper Ohio Valley Junior Woman’s Club

Category II, GFWC Woman’s Club of Mingo Junction

Category III, Proctorville Women’s Club, Inc.

Category IV, GFWC Belpre Woman’s Club

Home Life – CCI

Category IV, GFWC Belpre Woman’s Cub

INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH – HEIFER OPERATION SMILE

Category II, Circleville Junior Woman’s Club

Category III, Proctorville Woman’s Club, Inc.

Category IV, Wintersville Woman’s Club

PUBLIC ISSUES

Category I, GFWC Hyperion Club of Nelsonville

Category II, GFWC Woman’s Club of Mingo Junction

Category III, Proctorville Woman’s Club, Inc.

Category IV, Woman’s Club of Steubenville

COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC ISSUES

Category II, Circleville Junior Woman’s Club

Category III, Proctorville Woman’s Club, Inc.

Category IV, GFWC Belpre Woman’s Club

MEMBERSHIP

Category I, Upper Ohio Valley Junior Women’s Club

Category II, Circleville Junior Women’s Club

Category III, Proctorville Junior Women’s Club

Category IV, Belpre Woman’s Club

LEADERSHIP

Category I, Circleville Junior Woman’s Club

Category IV, GFWC Belpre Woman’s Club

FUNDRAISING

Category II, Circleville Junior Woman’s Club

Category IV, GFWC Wintersville Woman’s Club

LEGISLATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Category I, GFWC Hyperion Club of Nelsonville

Category II, GFWC Internet Service Providers

WHRC

Category I, GFWC Hyperion Club of Nelson

Category II, GFWC Internet Service Providers

ARTS

Category II, GFWC Woman’s Club of Mingo Junction

Category III, Proctorville Woman’s Club

Category IV, GFWC Belpre Woman’s Club

CSP Partnership: American Mural Project – Arts

Category II, GFWC Woman’s Club of Mingo Junction