WEIRTON - Diane Pastoric, president of the Weirton Woman's Club, a General Federation of Women's Clubs of West Virginia member, presented a donation of $500 to the Weirton Salvation Army at the December meeting.
Capt. Goldie Long accepted the check along with contributions of food and toys from the members.
Guest speaker Eric Zaney, Weirton Area Ambulance Service medical operations developer and paramedic, spoke about the "ICE - In Case of Emergency" project, which encourages people to list an emergency contact on their cellphones under the name ICE so first responders can contact them in the case the patient is unconscious. Zaney stated the ambulance service fully stands behind the program and is appreciative of the club's participation. The club provided flyers with information on how to "ICE your cell phone" with medical information and personal contacts. The ICE stickers will be distributed in Hancock and Brooke counties.
Club President Diane Pastoric, left, presented a $500 donation and donations of toys and food to Weirton Salvation Army Capt. Goldie Long. -- Contributed
The Drama Committee, including Bonnie Nichols, Enid Williams, Molly Mossor, Susan Slowikowski, Minnie Pazich, Diana Durst, Sharon Neeley and Rose Orecchio, performed "Oklahoma!" and led a sing-along.
Diana Durst reported the annual Holiday Tour presented by the Hancock County Arts Council was successful and the club's portion of the profits were presented to Pastoric.
Home Life Chair Sandra Robbins gave 12 health and safety tips for the holidays. They include: wash hands often; bundle up to stay dry and warm; manage stress; don't drink and drive or let others drink and drive; be smoke-free; fasten seat belts; get exams and screenings; get vaccinations; monitor children; practice fire safety; prepare food safely; and eat healthy and get moving.
International Outreach Chair Colleen Mindzak collected pennies to purchase phone cards for those serving in the military. She also interviewed Patty Rhoades and Minnie Pazich.
Pastoric and Cathy Cooper presented a wreath at the November Veteran's Memorial Service and the Drama Committee sang.
Hostess Chair Kay Mortimer and committee served the dinner. The Garden Department provided decorations; the Literary Department favors; and Art Department prizes.
A report-writing workshop will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 4 at the Hancock County Savings Bank conference room. Reports are due Feb. 1, and an executive board meeting will be held Jan. 24.