Woman’s Club holds monthly meeting

WEIRTON – President Diane Pastoric opened the February meeting of the Weirton Woman’s Club, a General Federation of Women’s Clubs of West Virginia member organization, at the Masonic Lodge Annex.

Teresa McGown read two inspirations, “The Locked Car” and “Winter Artistry,” and led the Pledge of Allegiance and Club Collect.

Janice Hurley introduced guest speaker Dr. Charles P. Capito, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. Capito graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from West Virginia University. He completed his residence training in orthopedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins-affiliated program in Baltimore, Md. He spent six months in fellowship training in sports medicine at the North Sydney Sports Medicine Institute in Australia. He also obtained fellowships in total joint replacement with six months at Harvard and six months at the University of Pittsburgh, where he co-authored a chapter in a book on joint reconstruction.

Captio explained the procedures for hip and knee replacements and shoulder arthroscopy by using various joint components.

Shirlee Baltich reported on the profit of Uncle Al’s Nuts and thanked committee members and everyone who purchased the items.

State Project Chair Diana Durst announced Lois Flemm was the winner of the $5 challenge drawing.Proceeds from the drawing benefit the project fund. The state project is supporting children’s stay at Camp Kno-Koma, a children’s diabetes camp.

Public Issues Chair Cathy Cooper reported on the Christmas gifts provided to 13 veterans at Serra Manor and Grandview Terrace. She also reported ICE stickers are available for anyone wishing to ICE their phone.

International Outreach Chair Colleen Mindzak introduced new member Jane Watson. Watson talked about her ethnic background, noting she was born in Frankfort Springs, Pa., and graduated from Weir High School. She recently moved to Weirton after living in Marietta, Ga., returning several times through the years to Weirton. Watson worked for the federal government for 40 years.

Religion and Spiritual Values Chair Carol Village reported on the committee’s Christmas visit to the Weirton Geriatric Center. Mindzak provided entertainment by singing. The committee will visit again on Tuesday with the Rev. William Stout of the Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church.

Cooper, Mindzak, Barbara Visnic, Leah Shirer and Diana Durst were named to the nominating committee to chose the 2014-2016 slate of officers.

Dates to remember:

The Garden Department will meet Tuesday with Molly Mossor giving a program on drying flowers.

The Literary Department will meet Feb. 17 with members participating in a “Walk Down Memory Lane” program.

The Art Department will meet Feb. 24 at the Holiday Inn – Weirton with greeting card artist JoAnn Dankovchik giving the program.

The 108th annual state convention will be held March 21-22 at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs. The registration fee is $20, late registration is $25 and non-hotel guest fee is $35. Registration deadline is today.