Woman’s Club holds luncheon

WEIRTON – The Weirton Woman’s Club, a General Federation of Women’s Clubs of West Virginia member organization, held a membership luncheon at the Mary H. Weir Library with Membership Chair June Pulice presiding.

Barbara Raynolds read an essay from a recent Ann Landers column. Carol Village read an essay, “What is an American.” Members recited the Pledge of Allegiance and sang “God Bless America.”

Northern District President Jo-Ellen Wright spoke about the federation, one of the largest and oldest women’s volunteer organizations in the world. Through the volunteer services of the club, support is given to the arts, advance education, encourage healthy lifestyles and encourage civic involvement in the community.

Art Department Chair Enid Williams reported the annual Holiday Craft Festival will be held Nov. 2 at the R.J. Bush Center. She noted the Art Department will meet at noon the fourth Monday of each month at the Holiday Inn. Williams also spoke about the Drama Committee’s activities.

Pulice spoke about the Garden Department’s spring Calendar Luncheon in which tables are decorated with themes corresponding to months and seasons. The Garden Department meets on the second Tuesday of each month at noon at the Holiday Inn.

Diana Durst spoke about the Literary Department’s activities, including the annual book review, Christmas basket drawing at Mary H. Weir Library, children’s Teddy Bear Tea in July, and participating in the West Virginia Readers 150 campaign, which challenges readers and groups of readers to read 150 books this year to observe West Virginia’s 150th anniversary. The Literary Department meets at 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the Holiday Inn.

Durst reported on the President’s State Project, Camp Kno-Koma, the juvenile diabetes camp near Lewisburg. The cost is $275 per camper for children ages 7 through 15. The club is raising funds to send three children.

First Vice President Jeanne Amidon spoke about the club’s upcoming major fundraiser, a murder-mystery dinner theatre, which will feature a production of “The Calamityville Horror,” starring Mystery Theatre Unlimited, Oct. 5 at the Serbian American Cultural Center. Tickets are $30; no tickets will be sold at the door. To purchase tickets, contact Barbara Raynolds at (304) 723-9772.