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NC Women make fall plans

October 9, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

NEW CUMBERLAND - The Woman's Club of New Cumberland, a General Federation of Woman's Clubs of West Virginia member, met Oct. 2 at the Swaney Memorial Library, with President Dorothy Hawkes presiding.

Debbie Peterson gave the inspiration while Dorothy Hawkes led members in the Pledge of Allegiance and the reciting of "A Collect for Club Women."

Members discussed the Northern District Convention, which will be held Saturday at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Moundsville, with the Woman's Club of McMechen hosting. The group also discussed the Hancock County Arts Council's Holiday Tour, which will be held Nov. 17. The former Hon house in New Cumberland will be part of the tour, and the club will host a reception at the Swaney library.

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PRESENTERS — Betsy Wells, left, and President Dorothy Hawkes, right, gave a presentation on emergency contacts during the Woman’s Club of New Cumberland’s Oct. 2 meeting. -- Contributed

Secretary Patty Fisher read correspondence, and Shirley Wildman reported on sending birthday, get-well and sympathy cards. Ways and Means Chair Sally Greathouse gave a final total from the crepe sale at the New Cumberland Riverfest. She also explained the "Flower Power" bulb sale. Members were asked about interest in selling Uncle Al's Candy and Nuts.

Betsy Wells and Dorothy Hawkes presented the evening's program, "ICE Your Phone." This program encourages mobile phone users to enter emergency contact information into their mobile phone under the heading ICE, an acronym for "In Case of Emergency." ICE allows paramedics or emergency responders to contact a designated relative or next of kin in an emergency situation in the event the user is incapacitated. More information can be obtained by logging on at

Debbie Peterson and Shirley Wildman served refreshments.

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Swaney Memorial Library. New members are welcome.

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