District holds convention

NEW CUMBERLAND – The General Federation of Women’s Club of West Virginia Northern District Leadership Workshop was held April 27 at the Trinity United Methodist Church.

Northern District President Jo-Ellen Wright presided, and the Woman’s Club of New Cumberland hosted. Home Life Chair Shirlee Baltich read the inspiration; Second Vice President Lexie Hanket led the Pledge of Allegiance and Collect for Club Women; District Workshop Chair Joyce Young and Mayor Richard Blackwell gave the greeting; and Wright gave introductions and remarks.

Kirsten Pierce, who is affected by Type I diabetes, was the speaker. Type I diabetes causes insulin deficiencies, resulting in high blood sugar.

Pierce spoke about childhood experiences at Camp Kno Koma, which encourages confidence in diabetic children.

Arts and Craft Chair Betsy Wells spoke about the importance of following rules in creating and submitting arts and crafts for judging.

Fundraising Chair Sharon Neeley announced the fall style show will be held Sept. 29 at Undo’s in Weirton. More details will be announced as they become available.

Northern District Treasurer and State Recording Secretary Helen Moren led the workshop “Advanced Credentials.” By-laws Chair Jamie Beecroft led “Convention Program. Wright led “So You’re Going to be District President.

The host club, assisted by the Methodist Men, prepared lunch. Baltich led grace. Moren and host club President and Northern District First Vice President Dorothy Hawkes led the West Virginia Pledge of Allegiance.

Wright’s motif “Crystallize the Possibilities” and colors purple and green were used.