The 2013-14 club year comes to a close Thursday when the GFWC/Ohio Woman's Club of Wintersville's rounds out it monthly meetings with an "Honor Our Members" program presented by Judy Anastasio, membership chairman, and Mary Beth Allan, special recognition chairman.
Officers for 2014-16 will be installed.
The final luncheon and business meeting gets under way at noon at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville with President Barb Thermes presiding.
AUCTION MOMENTS — The April meeting of the GFWC/Ohio Woman’s Club of Wintersville featured its annual “Make It, Bake It, Take It” fundraiser auction. Lil Ferguson, second from right, took on auctioneering duties with fellow club members, from left, Marjean Sizemore, Joyce Palmer and Judy Anastasio observing and assisting.
-- Janice Kiaski
Checking out the goods ahead of time, at left, were club members Joan Doan, left, and Carol Yaich.
-- Janice Kiaski
Nancy Honse will give the meditation and grace. Pat Daily will chair the hostesses committee that also will include Carole Montgomery, Gloria Popp, Peg Fredercik, Gloria Kotur, Pat Keller and Nancy Smith, according to the program booklet.
Its May project will involve hosting the reception for general equivalency degree recipients at Eastern Gateway Community College.
The club's April meeting included its popular "Make It, Bake It, Take It" auction where member Lil Ferguson demonstrated her auctioneering duties to sell a variety of items that club members bring for this annual fundraiser.
It was announced that the 2013 auction generated a whopping $1,052 that the club uses toward any of it many worthy causes, including scholarship awards.
Up on the auction block were a variety of baked goods; plants; beautiful scarves; household items; Mary Kay products; and a basket with wine and handpainted wine glasses done by Pat Freeland.
A report on the auction's success is anticipated at Thursday's meeting.
The April meeting included Judy Weaver offering a meditation and grace. Hostesses included Pauletta Sprochi, chair, with Donna Phillips, Jeannie Barker, Carole Coffman, Charlotte Shively and Aimee Jaros.
The brief business meeting included a thank-you letter read by Linda Cipriani, corresponding secretary; a treasurer's report given by Joyce Palmer; acknowledgement from Donna Phillips, arts committee chair; that the club's Easter cards were a big hit at the nursing homes where they were distributed; and Natalie Doty, arts committee, announced the club will present $25 awards to a poetry and short story winner from the Indian Creek school system.
First Vice President Marjean Sizemore, in her last address as president of the Southeast District, said the fall conference will be held in September at St. Florian Hall with the East Springfield Junior Women's Club serving as host. She thanked those who made donations of gently used women's business attire for the Dress for Success project.
Linda Nolf, international outreach chair, thanks members for the donation of 64 bags of jelly beans for Urban Mission Ministries.
Judy Weaver reported the club made a profit of $122.50 on its plant sale.
The club agreed to a $100 donation to be made to the local Special Olympics.
Members were reminded that dues of $35 are payable at the May meeting.