The Northern District of GFWC-WV held its spring leadership meeting April 28 at Lawrencefield Parish Church in Warwood.
The workshop was the first meeting of the newly elected officers for 2012-14 terms under the guidance of Northern District President Jo-Ellen Wright. Other officers are: first vice president, D. Hooks; second vice president, Lexie Hanket; recording secretary, Sandy Smith; and treasurer, Helen Moren.
The workshop was attended by members from all nine clubs in the Northern District of West Virginia. An overview of GFWC and GFWC-WV programs and projects were discussed along with goals of GFWC-WV Northern District.
GFWC-WV State President Carol Allen's project is Camp Kno-Knoma, which is for children ages 7-15 with diabetes. This year's camp will be held July 15-21 at the Greenbrier Youth Camp in The Monongahela National Forest near Anthony, W.Va.
Campers are taught diabetes self-management skills and also participate in activities such as swimming, canoeing, archery and biking. There are physicians, nurses, dieticians and counselors at the camp.
Joseph Dragoun presented award
Joseph Dragoun of Steubenville was presented the Ohio High School Athletic Association's Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award during Steubenville High School's academic awards program May 11.
Presenting the award was Rick Camilletti, a teacher and coach at the school.
The honor is given each year to an adult in the school or community who exemplifies good sportsmanship, is a positive role model, reflects a high level of integrity in dealing with students and the athletic program, and has contributed to the well-being of students at the high school, according to a school spokesperson.
Upcoming programs at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include:
Book discussion will be at the Schiappa branch May 29 at 6 p.m.
Call (740) 264-6166 to join or for information.
Tiltonsville thriller book club will be held May 29 at 6 p.m.
Call (740) 859-5163 to join or for information.
Prima Donna Red
Hats hold meeting
Members of the Prima Donna Red Hats met at the Boat House Restaurant in Toronto for the May meeting with Sophie Sanders serving as hostess.
Prizes were awarded to Tillie Lowell and Vera Evans. Ann Thorn was recognized for her birthday.
The Cypress Twig met at the Steubenville Country Club for a luncheon meeting with Charlotte Shively, chairman, presiding at the meeting.
New officers were selected for 2013 with Judy Anastasia selected as chairman and Marjean Sizemore as secretary.
Birthdays for June and July were acknowledged because the Twig will not meet again until September.
Linda Nolf gave the invocation.
Cards were played afterwards with Marian Moore and Marjean Sizemore the winners.
Lu Grimm will be the hostess at the September meeting.
Hospice topic for
Cathy Cich, the founder and administrator of Charity Hospice in Wintersville, was the guest speaker when the Survivors and Seekers of the old McCollough Children's Home held their May luncheon and meeting at the Wintersville United Methodist Church.
Hubert Woodland opened the meeting with prayer. There were eight in attendance.
Voting for officers will be considered at the next meeting, which will be held June 8.
Anyone is welcome to attend. The guest speaker will be Virginia Glenn.
Piney Fork reunion set for July 15
The 10th-annual Piney Fork Homecoming Reunion sponsored by the Smithfield Township Trustees and the Piney fork Homecoming Committee will be held July 15 at the Smithfield Township Park.
The picnic begins at noon with the meal served at 1:30 p.m.
Cost is $13 for a meal with soft drinks and water provided.
The Jug Run String Band will provide entertainment.
Prizes will be awarded in four categories. A bulletin board will be provided for photos.
To reserve a meal, send a check payable to Manuel Garcia, P.O. Box 2356, Smithfield OH 43948.
For information, call Mary Ann Boyd at (740) 733-7491 or Pam and Keith Berry at (740) 733-7087.