Women's clubs attend convention
Members of the Bethany Woman's Club and 20th Century Club of Follansbee were among 247 who attended the 108th-annual GFWC West Virginia Convention held March 21-22 at The Greenbrier Resort.
Helen Moren, state recording secretary and president of the Bethany Woman's Club, and Mary Schwertfeger and Carmel Esposito, both members of 20th Century Club of Follansbee, attended the event, which was held jointly with the 81st-annual Junior Convention for the fourth year.
Carol Allen, state president, and Kristi Atha-Rader, director of junior clubs, presided at the convention, which included several business sessions and award presentations as clubs throughout the state were recognized for their outstanding work in volunteerism.
A reception honoring Allen and past state presidents was held, and 50-year members were presented GFWC Gold Membership pin-cards.
Jody Cunningham of Williamstown was installed as the new state president and Moren as the state second vice president.
The Bethany Woman's Club was awarded Honor, Superior and Rhododendron certificates and received first place in public issues, communications and identity, leadership and1734 Society contribution.
The group also placed second in conservation, international outreach, GFWC Signature Project: Prevent Child Abuse America, international outreach partnership, GFWC legislation and public policy, President's Special Camp Kno Koma and diabetes awareness, fundraising, state scholarship fund, state endowment fund and Pearl S. Buck Birthplace; and third for membership while having the highest percentage of increase in membership.
Sisters of Garibaldi planning banquet
The Sisters of Garibaldi met April 15 with President Gina Marchetti presiding.
The serving committee was Antionette Boyd and Mary Ann Fletcher. Prizes were awarded to Rita Robinson, Anna DiVenanzo, Teresa Lamantia, Marchetti, Lucy Takach and Mary Santangelo. The next meeting will be held May 20 at the lodge, beginning at 7 p.m. Plans for a spring banquet will be discussed. All members are encouraged to attend.
Dance Saturday at E.S. center
The Sands of Time will perform at a dance set for Saturday at the East Springfield Community Center located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.
The dance will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $5. There will be a 50-50 drawing, and refreshments will be available.