Mingo Woman’s Club hosting blood drive on Friday at Harmony UMC

MEETING MOMENTS — Stephanie Rouse, vice president of the GFWC Woman’s Club of Mingo, conducted a while elephant auction at the club’s March meeting with the proceeds to benefit A Caring Place Child Advocacy Center in Wintersville. -- Contributed

MINGO JUNCTION — The GFWC Woman’s Club of Mingo Junction held their March meeting at the Mingo Senior Citizens Center, bringing a reminder from Vice President Stephanie Rouse about the club sponsoring a blood drive.

It will be held from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday at Harmony United Methodist Church, 2119 Commercial St. For information or to schedule an appointment, call (800) 733-2767. A sign-up sheet for members to help and provide snacks was circulated.

Rouse gave the welcome for the meeting and Kathy Mills, the invocation.

Reports were given by Recording Secretary Roetta Lewis and Corresponding Secretary Mary Jane Tiberio, who read correspondence that included thank-you notes from Hills School and Urban Mission Ministries.

Clara Sue Milewsky gave a report on celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday at Hills School. Five Dr. Seuss books were purchased for the school library. She and members Sharon Cole-Isner and Rouse read to the students.

Lewis gave a report on the nonperishable items that she took to Indian Creek High School for its food pantry. Members are asked to bring items for the pantry to the April meeting.

Canceled stamps were brought in for Lewis, whose church is collecting them for a project.

It was announced that Southeast District Legislation Day will be held Saturday at St. Florian Center in Wintersville. The Wintersville Woman’s Club is the host club.

A chairman is needed for the scholarship committee.

Shelly Bateman, co-chair of the May banquet, said the event will be held May 9 at Le Chateau Pier in Smithfield. It starts with a tour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Rouse picked up the pinwheels from A Caring Place Child Advocacy Center in Wintersville. They will be planted the last week in March in observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. Rouse conducted a white elephant auction with the proceeds to benefit the Child Advocacy Center.

Lewis closed the meeting with a St. Patrick’s Day reading.

Cheri Carpico won the door prize.

Hostesses for the evening were Janet Petrella and Kathy Mills, conservation committee chairmen.

The next regular meeting will be held April 11. Home Life Committee Chairmen are Mary Jane Tiberio, Lillian Criss and Shelly Bateman.

The guest speaker will be Robert Kolb, community education liaison for Valley Hospice.

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