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Wintersville Woman’s Club to welcome A.L.I.V.E. director at Thursday meeting

WINTERSVILLE — Jodi Scheetz, director of the Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments, will be the guest speaker when the Wintersville Woman’s Club meets Thursday at St. Florian Event Center for its noon luncheon and business meeting.

President Pat Ketzell will preside for the business meeting. Michalene King and Linda Nolf will be hostesses. King will give the meditation and grace.

This month’s project involves items for the A.L.I.V.E. shelter and coats for Urban Mission Ministries’ fall coat distribution later this month.

The club’s Sept. 16 meeting featured a program presented by Paul Zuros, executive director of Historic Fort Steuben at 120 S. Third St., Steubenville. Zuros gave an overview of the fort’s history and development and varied attractions.

Twenty members attended the meeting where Joan Doan gave the meditation and Aimee Jaros offered a prayer in memory of club member Ruth Carson, who died Aug. 27. The business meeting, led by Ketzell, opened with the pledge and club collect with roll call taken to the question “Have you ever been to the fort?”

Reports were given by Jaros, secretary, and Karen Hill, treasurer.

Barbara Grimm, health and wellness chair, reminded members to continue bringing to meetings medicine bottles without labels.

Mary Lucille Smith, fundraising chair, is checking on the club selling Terry Lynn candy and nuts. She is looking into fliers from Texas Roadhouse.

Holiday Splendor, the club’s key fundraiser, is scheduled to be held Dec. 5 at St. Florian Event Center. Ketzel encouraged all members to participate. Judy Wright, chairman of the Chinese auction, asked members to bring their donations to the October meeting and to have their name and what basket it is for noted on the bag. Cheryl Taylor, chairman of door prizes, asked members to volunteer to approach businesses for donations for door prizes. Judy Ostrowsky, chairman of the vendors, said she is getting lots of interest in the event.

In other club news, Hill planted flowers at the Wintersville Post Office. Purple pinwheels will be placed with the flowers in October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Under old business, members were reminded about the Southeast District Fall Conference and the Gold Star Mothers Pilgrimage on Sept. 26. The Great Lakes Regional Conference is Oct. 7-10.

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