Wintersville Women’s Club to end 2012-13 meeting year Thursday

The GFWC/Ohio Wintersville Women’s Club will wrap up the 2012-13 meeting year when members assemble for the noon luncheon and business session on Thursday at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville.

“Hooray for Our Members – You’re Awesome” is the program theme to be led by Judy Anastasio, membership chairman, and Mary Beth Allan, special recognition chairman.

Joan Martinez, Linda Lenzi, Helen Reed, Rosalie Falbo, Nancy Honse and Debbie Abrams will serve as hostesses.

The club’s April 18 meeting – which was attended by 49 members and one guest, Kim Yocum, who was there with Gloria Popp – featured its popular “Make It, Bake It, Take It” auction.

Member Lil Ferguson served as auctioneer for this fundraiser that puts a variety of items up for sale with proceeds to benefit the GED reception for Eastern Gateway Community College held in June as well as other club projects.

The club hosts the reception.

Hostesses for the April meeting were Fran Sohovich, Sandi Santicola, Charlotte Shively, Kathleen Henry, Ferguson and Rosemarie Cieslak.

Barb Grimm updated the club on members in need of prayers and cards and led in a moment of silence for the tragedies at the Boston Marathon and Texas plant explosions.

Grimm’s meditation was on the theme of “What Does an Angel Look Like?” She also offered grace.

Barbara Thermes, president, presided at the business meeting where Natalie Doty, second vice president, led in opening exercises followed by reports given by CarolynLee Barrett, recording secretary, and Joyce Palmer, treasurer.

Changes to the bylaws were approved in a silent vote.

Under Community Service Reports, Barrett thanked the members for the “paper shower” items given for Martha Manor.

In a conservation committee update, Pat Freeland announced that 17 pounds of pop tabs were given to her from a woman in Wheeling who had read about the ongoing collection effort undertaken by Freeland’s granddaughter.

The international outreach report involved the reminder that Operation Smile armbands can be turned in through the May meeting. It also was noted that $6,107 worth of coupons were sent in for military bases.

In other business, Marjean Sizemore, Southeast District president, reported that the club was presented approximately 27 award certificates on March 23 when the club served as host of the Southeast District’s Legislative Day held on March 23 at St. Florian Hall.

Judging is based on the number of members in each club with the Wintersville Club falling in the category of club with a larger membership. The club advances to the state level competition for clubs with 40 or more members.

Thirty-five people representing eight clubs attended the district event where Martinez was elected to represent the Southeast District.