WEIRTON - The monthly meeting of the Hancock County Federation of Democratic Women was held at Gio's Family Restaurant in Weirton May 21.
President Marilyn Boyd called the meeting to order and welcomed those in attendance. She then led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Silent attendance was taken. Special Guests were Kaylee LaPosta, her mother Kim LaPosta and her brother. Secretary Debbie Caine read the minutes for the April meeting and, with no corrections, was accepted as read. Cindy Jones read the treasurers report and it will be filed for audit.
Shelba Kirkbride stated she received the candy bars and would distribute them at the end of the meeting for members to sell.
Some members turned in their items for the 10 shoe boxes the group is filing for the Appalachian Outreach Shoe Box Santas for Adults. Kirkbride thanked those members who have contributed and asked anyone else interested in helping to please bring their items to the next meeting.
Boyd talked about the possible motorcycle poker run fundraiser. She plans to have possible dates and necessary duties and responsibilities required for the next meeting. Discussion was held on whether to have a potluck dinner versus a spaghetti dinner. There could be a silent auction, 50/50 drawing and various prizes.
The 2012 scholarship recipient, Kaylee LaPosta of Weir High, was introduced. Boyd presented LaPosta with a check, and she spoke about herself and her plans to attend Chatham University and major in communications.
Shelba gave an update on the upcoming Relay for Life Walk for the American Cancer Society. Donna Gialluco stated that she had the club shirts for sale.
Alesia Brogdon suggested selling Gold Canyon candles with the club receiving 40 percent to 50 percent of profits in each candle sold. Discussion was held, but no action was taken.
Boyd reported on a phone call from Meredith Merriner about joining with Brooke County Federation of Democratic Women to host a "Meet and Greet" for Sue Thorn, candidate for congress for the district. This event has been planned for July 29 at the Follansbee Park. Discussion was held, but no action was taken.
Boyd also thought the club may want to consider having a booth at the Brick Bend Festival in New Cumberland in September to register any Hancock County residents. Discussion was held. More information on booth costs and the actual dates will be brought to the next meeting.
Brogdon suggested the club participate in the Weirton Fourth of July parade. In the past, the group has had a decorated car with officers and club members riding and handing out candy.
Gialluco said she may have a car available, and Brogdon will look further into this and bring information to the next meeting.
With no further business, the meeting adjourned.
All Hancock County Democratic women are encouraged to join.
For information, call Boyd at (304) 387-3348.