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$11,000 donated by woman’s club

Luncheon meeting Monday to feature holiday program

November 27, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

The Steubenville High School chorus, under the direction of Scott Wolodkin, will entertain members of the OFWC/GFWC Woman's Club of Steubenville for their holiday meeting Dec. 3 at the Steubenville Country Club.

Greeters and hostesses for the noon luncheon will be Donna Keagler and Jan Glaub Rainbolt.

The Rev. Ashley Steele, executive director of Urban Mission Ministries, will be on hand to receive members' donations of socks, hats and mittens for holiday distribution.

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Cliff Meyer, executive director of the Regional Solid Waste Authority of Jefferson and Belmont counties, with Eileen Krupinski, program chairman.
-- Janice R. Kiaski

Kathy Mills, club president, will meet with the board of directors at 11 a.m., prior to the general session.

At the Nov. 5 meeting held at the Steubenville Country Club, the club voted to provide donations totaling $11,000 to local charities - $5,000 for the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center, $2,500 for the United Way of Jefferson County, $2,500 for Urban Mission Ministries, $500 to the Grand Theater Restoration Project and $500 for the Beacon House breakfast.

Welcomed as guests at the meeting were Racheal Mayhugh, director of marketing at the Laurels of Steubenville, a guest of Beth Rupert Warren, and Iris Craig, attending as a guest of Carlotta Jordan.

Jane Agresta gave the invocation and prayer.

The club women heard a presentation by Adam Andresen, a junior at Steubenville High School and the son of Richard and Mary Ann Andresen. The club sponsored his participation in the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership conference held at the University of Mount Union.

Andresen thanked the club women for giving him that opportunity, one that he said gave him a chance to build friendships, get a taste of college life, hear inspirational speakers and to learn leadership skills.

Himself the section leader of the SHS band's trombone section and bass section leader in the school's a capella choir, Andresen said of HOBY, "It was just a wonderful experience."

Mills announced that Taylor Young of SHS will be the 2013 HOBY participant.

Eileen Krupinski, program chairman, introduced the guest speaker, Cliff Meyer, executive director of the Regional Solid Waste Authority for Jefferson and Belmont counties, which is one of five authorities in Ohio.

It underwent a "rebranding" to be known as the JB Green Team for residents to more easily identify with the authority. "It's all about recycling," he said of its purpose.

The authority was formed as a requirement of the EPA a number of years ago, Meyer said, as every county is obligated to have a recycling program. Jefferson and Belmont combined partly because of their size but also because independently they hadn't established a recycling program on their own. The authority has a board with representatives from both counties.

The mission statement or goal, Meyer said, "is you don't want anything to go to the landfill." Technology is getting to the point, he said, where such a goal is not impossible

Two areas that are "most troublesome," however, are tires and plastics.

There are two out of seven plastics categories that can be sold, but the others cost to be disposed.

"All this tonnage going to landfills eventually doesn't have to go there. There are better ways to use it," he said, noting a new process is being looked at to take plastics and tires back to oil.

He said there are 136 recycling collection bin sites, including co-mingle bins transported to a facility north of Pittsburgh to pull from it what has value.

"Where we are trying to go won't happen overnight, but we've come a long way from beautification and no recycling we had years ago," Meyer said, noting the JB Green Team rebranding puts a friendlier, more recognizable face on what the authority is all about.

For information on the reduce, reuse, recycle effort, visit the website at

In other business, the club accepted the resignation of Beth Rupert Warren as recording secretary. While she will retain her membership, serving in that position is a conflict of interest as she has accepted the executive director's position with the United Way of Jefferson County.

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