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Herbs topic for Wintersville Woman’s Club

MEETING HIGHLIGHTS — At the opening meeting of the 2017-18 club year for the OFWC Wintersville Woman’s Club, Marjean Sizemore presented a program on the use of herbs in cooking and for health. Serving samples of recipes that included herbs discussed at the September meeting were, from left, Joyce Palmer, Donna Phillips, Aimee Jaros, Nancy Antill and Claudia Dorich. -- Janice Kiaski

WINTERSVILLE — As part of an international-outreach themed meeting, the Wintersville Woman’s Club will get insight on the “Shot @ Life” program Oct. 19 via Stephanie Rouse, a member of the Woman’s Club of Mingo Junction.

She will be the club’s guest speaker at the noon luncheon and business meeting to be held at St. Florian Hall.

Rouse attended the 2015 Champion Summit held in Washington, D.C., which was sponsored by the United Nations Foundation, and after an application process, was among seven General Federation of Women’s Clubs members chosen nationwide to be trained as a new champion for the Shot at Life Organization. It educates and empowers Americans to champion vaccines to save the lives of children in developing countries.

Wal-Greens Pharmacy will be on hand at the October meeting to give flu shots, and in honor of World Food Day, members are reminded to bring canned goods and nonperishable food items.

Joan Doan will give the meditation and grace, and hostesses will be Judy Ostrowsky, Donna Phillips and Janice Gardner.

“From the Garden to the Table — Herbs, Health and Happiness” was the theme of the program for the club’s opening meeting of the 2017-18 club year held Sept. 21 at St. Florian Hall.

President Mary Beth Allan presided at the meeting where the program presenter was Marjean Sizemore, a member of the Wintersville club, but also GFWC Ohio second vice president. Sizemore offered information on numerous herbs — their uses in the kitchen, in the home and for health. These included basil, chives, cilantro/coriander, dill, garlic and oregano.

Beyond the verbal explanation of their worth, however, came samples of recipes including them, served courtesy of Aimee Jaros, Joyce Palmer, Donna Phillips, Nancy Antill and Claudia Dorich. Members also were provided with booklets that included the recipes along with information on the herbs.

The meeting included reports by Joan Doan, recording secretary; Joyce Palmer, treasurer; and Bonnie DiDomenico, on cards sent and received, including from Allan and Sizemore, who expressed appreciation for the club’s support of their attendance at the GFWC convention held over the summer in Palm Springs, Calif. Allan shared details of the experience and said it was an honor to represent the club.

A thank you also was received from the A.I.M. Women’s Center in Steubenville for the club’s $100 donation, and members were asked to return to the November meeting the baby bottles they are collecting change in for the nonprofit.

It was announced that Holiday Splendor, the club’s annual fundraiser for scholarships it awards, will be held Dec. 3 at St. Florian Hall. Efforts are under way to prepare Chinese auction baskets and recruit vendors. The style show will be presented by the Dress Barn at the Highlands in Triadelphia.

Other event dates announced included Gold Star Mothers Pilgrimage on Sept. 24, Mohican State Park and the Southeast District Fall Conference on Oct. 7 in Belpre.

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