Wednesday, November 24 2021

WINTERSVILLE – Jodi Scheetz, Director of Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments, will be the guest speaker when the Wintersville Woman’s Club meets Thursday at the St. Florian Event Center for her lunch and business meeting.

President Pat Ketzell will chair the business meeting. Michalene King and Linda Nolf will be the hostesses. The king will give meditation and grace.

This month’s project includes items for the ALIVE shelter and coats for the Urban Mission Ministries fall coats distribution later this month.

The September 16 club meeting featured a program presented by Paul Zuros, Executive Director of Historic Fort Steuben at 120 S. Third St., Steubenville. Zuros gave an overview of the history and development of the fort and the various attractions.

Twenty members attended the meeting where Joan Doan gave the meditation and Aimee Jaros offered a prayer in memory of club member Ruth Carson who passed away on August 27. The business meeting, chaired by Ketzell, opened with the club’s pledge and collection with roll call. At the question “Have you ever been to the fort?”

Reports were presented by Jaros, secretary, and Karen Hill, treasurer.

Barbara Grimm, President of Health and Wellness, reminded members to continue bringing unlabeled vials of medicine to meetings.

Mary Lucille Smith, President of Fundraising, checks to see if the club sells Terry Lynn candies and nuts. She’s looking for flyers from Texas Roadhouse.

Holiday Splendor, the club’s main fundraiser, is scheduled to take place on December 5th at the St. Florian Event Center. Ketzel encouraged all members to participate. Judy Wright, chairman of the Chinese auction, asked members to bring their donations to the October meeting and have their name and which basket marked on the bag. Cheryl Taylor, Chair of Door Prizes, asked members to volunteer to approach businesses for door prize donations. Judy Ostrowsky, President of Vendors, said she is generating a lot of interest in the event.

In other club news, Hill planted flowers at the Wintersville post office. Purple reels will be placed with the flowers in October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

As part of routine business, members were reminded of the Southeast District Fall Conference and the Gold Star Mothers Pilgrimage on September 26. The Great Lakes Regional Conference will take place October 7-10.

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