WEIRTON - The Weirton Woman's Club, a General Federation of Women's Clubs of West Virginia member, recently held their opening meeting at the Serbian American Cultural Center with President Diana Pastoric presiding.
Program Chair Jeannie Amidon introduced mezzo soprano Jennifer Tulodzieski, who sang "Ava Maria," "America the Beautiful" and "God Bless America." She attended Duquesne University and graduated with two master's degrees in opera performance. She has performed throughout Europe and the United States, including with the Pittsburgh Opera and the Undercroft Opera. Tulodzieski won the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions. She teaches piano and voice at the Center of Music and Art in Wintersville.
The 99th annual Northern District Convention will be held Oct. 13 at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Moundsville. The reservation deadline is Oct. 5. The cost is $3 for registration and $12 for the luncheon.
The Northern District Annual Style Show and Luncheon will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Holiday Inn - Weirton. It will feature Phyllis' Fashions of Washington, Pa. Tickets are $18, and must be purchased prior to the event by calling Chair Sharon Neeley at (304) 797-1945.
Home Life Chair Sandra Robbins requested members to participate in Athena's Closet's annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk at 6 p.m. Oct. 4, beginning at C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc.'s parking lot, located at 3136 West St. Registration begins at 5 p.m. The walk concludes with refreshments at Cove Commons. Robbins noted the funds raised would go toward expenses not covered by insurance for cancer patients.
Robbins noted the annual blood analysis will be held Oct. 13-20 at the Weirton Medical Center, and members were asked to volunteer for the community service project, which the club has supported along with the medical center and Business and Professional Women.
Diana Durst, GFWC State Project Chair, reported the state project is Camp Kno-Koma, the West Virginia diabetes camp.
The cost to send a child for a week is $275, and the club has donated $100. She challenged members to donate $1 to the project.
Fundraising Chair Karen Leyda announced the club will hold a "Holiday Shopping and Tea at Two" Dec. 1 at the Serbian American Cultural Center. There will be several vendors on hand, and Deja Vie will provide entertainment. Tickets are $25.
The club will have other fundraisers, including monthly drawings and sales of Uncle Al's Pecans.
Membership Chair June Pulice introduced new members Darlene Brenan, Carriane Candal, Cathy Cooper, Kathryn Davies, Tyna Fenske, Dawn Greer, Donna Gialluco, Patty Holt, Cindy Toth and Ethel Yeager.
Beth DiGregorio, Billie Dietz, Barbara Visnic, Betty Flowers, Helen Gibson, Enid Williams, and Delores Azzarello were awarded door prizes.