BETHANY - The GFWC-WV Bethany Woman's Club closed its season with a covered dish dinner May 22 at Bethany Memorial Church.
Helen Moren, president, presided and welcomed guests Karen Bracey, Karol Puskarich, Ray Godina, Bill Riggs, and Lloyd VanHorn.
Members held a soup and sandwich luncheon with proceeds going toward a heating and cooling system at Bethany Memorial Church, supported Boatsie's Boxes and sent cards to St. Jude's Ranch for Children, canceled stamps for veterans and socks to the YWCA.
They also displayed purple pinwheels to show their support against child abuse and neglect.
Upcoming projects include collecting items for the Energy Express summer youth program offered by the West Virginia University Extension Office and supplies for Operation Smile, an international medical humanitarian organization dedicated to raising awareness of life-threatening issues.
They also plan to make and collect articles for Christmas stockings for Boatsie's Boxes and Let's Ice West Virginia, a program designed to alert emergency personnel of contact information stored on cell phones. West Virginia clubs will be educating communities and first-responders about the program, and stickers will be placed on cell phones to alert personnel.
They also will promote awareness of the state Department of Motor Vehicles' Yellow Dot program and participating in the GFWC-WV state project Camp Kno-Koma a diabetes camp for ages 7 through 15.
As GFWC-WV Secretary, Moren will be attending the state board meeting July 13-15 in Huntington. The summer conference will be held August 10-11 at Flatwoods and the Northern District Style Show is set for September 30 at Undo's in Weirton.