Wintersville Woman’s Club to meet March 15

CLUB GUESTS — Mary Beth Allan, left, president of the Wintersville Woman’s Club, and Judy Ostrowsky, right, the club’s first vice president, welcomed guest speaker Dr. Justin Baker and Paula Lucas, physician assistant, to the Feb. 15 meeting. -- Contributed

WINTERSVILLE — Rob Herrington, Jefferson County 911 director, will be the guest speaker when the Wintersville Woman’s Club holds its noon luncheon and business meeting on March 15 at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville. His topic will be “911 and Disaster Preparedness.”

Gloria Sergakis will give the meditation and grace. Sylvia Giandomenico, Louise Ball and Lu Grimm will serve as hostesses.

The club’s Feb. 15 meeting featured Dr. Justin Baker, a chiropractic specialist with Trinity Sports Medicine and Performance Center, as guest speaker. Baker was introduced by Judy Ostrowsky, first vice president, and brought with him Paula Lucas, a physician assistant.

Baker discussed compression fractures, offering three ways to respond to them, the first being therapy, brace and medicine; second, injections; and third, surgery. He suggested exercise, proper nutrition, walking and drinking plenty of water as preventative measures. Water aerobics is good, he added, noted glucosamine, turmeric and fish oil are good.

President Mary Beth Allan presided at the business meeting where reports were given by Joan Doan, recording secretary; Joyce Palmer, treasurer; and Bonnie DiDominico, corresponding secretary, who noted Valentine and thinking of you cards had been sent and thank-you’s received from Good Neighbors and Mary Albaugh of Amazing Grace Pillowcases, a presenter at the club’s January meeting.

Allan announced the annual report had been sent in early and a copy for viewing was available. She also shared information on computer classes being held at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School and noted she would continue to bring in Smith Oil receipts, which generated $77 for the club this past year.

In committee reports, Barbara Grimm, arts, asked for assistance in helping with an Easter card project for nursing home residents.

Karen Hill, conservation, encouraged club members to save pop tabs and cans and bring them to the meetings in March and April. She said she would like to buy a tree for somewhere in Wintersville in honor of Arbor Day.

Ella Jane Burns, home life, reported on a project to make fleece blankets.

The club approved two recommendations from the board, including pledging $20 a month or $240 for the year to give to Refuge 1:99, a local s safe house opening for victims of human trafficking. The other recommendation involved submitting the names of Marjean Sizemore and the late Carolyn Lee Barrett for inclusion in the Blue Book of distinguished club women.

Under unfinished business, the club agreed to a slate of officers with Allan retaining the club presidency. Ostrowsky will continue as first vice president as will Doan as recording secretary. New to the roster are Tyra Timmons, second vice president; Aimee Jaros, corresponding secretary; and Karen Hill, treasurer.

Allan noted the convention is April 27-29. District Legislation Day is March 17 and will be hosted locally by the Woman’s Club of Mingo Junction at Harmony United Methodist Church.