Keith A. Fuller, director of corporate development of Chesapeake Energy Corp., was the guest speaker at the April meeting of the GFWC Woman's Club of Mingo Junction held at the Mingo Senior Citizens Center.
President Stephanie Rouse presided, and Roetta Lewis gave the opening prayer.
In a Power Point presentation, Fuller explained subjects such as the drilling process, leasing, site development, production, pipeline construction, royalty payments and reclamation. He said Chesapeake is the most active driller of new wells in the nation and the second largest producer of natural gas in the United States. He said the Utica Shale is rejuvenating the Buckeye State.
Fuller distributed informational materials, and a question-and-answer period followed.
Members brought "Pennies for Puppies" to be donated at the convention in Columbus, which Rouse and Sharon Cole-Isner, president-elect, will attend.
Members were encouraged to attend the mystery theater. Mary Jane Tiberio gave a report on the Chinese drawing that was to be a part of it.
A thank-you was received from Sandra Lyons of the Sexual Assault Help Center in Steubenville.
Kathy Maguschak updated members on the banquet to be held on May 10 at 6:30 p.m. at First United Presbyterian Church in Mingo. The theme is "Wild About Woman's Club of Mingo." Members are asked to dress in various animal prints.
Janet Petrella gave a report on the Southeast District 2012 Legislation Day that was held in Belpre where the club received numerous awards, including: state award for participation in the GFWC/OFWC Annual Report; special recognition for participation in the Buckeye Magazine, OFWC Student Essay Contest, GFWC Signature Project: Domestic Violence Awareness; district awards for outstanding participation in the Home Life Community Service Program - Partnership, OFWC President's Special Emphasis, Fundraising, Leadership and International Outreach Community Service Program and Public Issues Community Service Program.
The guest speaker at the event was U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson. Club members attending were Cole-Isner, Bernie Carpico, Cheri Carpico, Lewis, Clara Sue Milewsky and Petrella.
The club voted to make a donation to the spaghetti dinner benefit being held for James Raha.
Petrella won the door prize, and Milewsky won the special drawing.
The Community Service Project, Conservation, Committee was in charge of the meeting. Hostesses for the evening were Diana Taylor, Cheri Carpico and Dorothy Keiffer.