The GFWC/OH Wintersville Woman's Club officially welcomed three new members into the club during an installation ceremony held at its Nov. 15 meeting at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville attended by 55 members and one guest.
Judy Anastasio, membership committee chair, installed new members Robbie Young, sponsored by Barb Thermes; Kathleen Henry, sponsored by Jackie Davis; and Jeannie Barker, sponsored by Carole Montgomery.
The new members were presented with a yellow rose bouquet, the club flower.
Membership Committee Chair Judy Anastasio, left, installed new club members, from left, Robbie Young, Kathleen Henry and Jeannie Barker.
-- Janice R. Kiaski
The installation ceremony was part of the club's business meeting that followed a luncheon where Charlotte Shively offered a meditation on Thanksgiving, and Natalie Doty said grace.
Hostesses were Mary Beth Allan, Pat Daily, Ruth Carson, Nancy Smith, Barb Grimm and Lu Grimm.
With international affairs as the program theme, members heard from their peer, Natalie Doty, the club's second vice president, a retired physical education teacher who gave a presentation entitled "Let's Visit Morocco."
Doty was introduced by Marjean Sizemore, first vice president, and incidentally, it was pointed out, that Doty was the grand prize winner in the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times 2012 Holiday Cookbook contest with her recipe for Cranberry-Pear Clafouti. Congratulations for that.
Doty donned native attire to reflect on her impressions of a trip there many years ago that fostered one of her favorite stories - that being the only blonde woman in the tour group meant an exercise in safety precautions, her tour guide insisted. "Men will pull you aside, take you home and you'll never be seen again," she said she was cautioned.
Her presentation included a capsule look at places visited, food eaten, customs observed and experiences cemented, all of which combined for a special journey.
"I loved it," Doty said of her visit there in 1993.
During the business meeting where Barb Thermes, president, presided, reports were given by Linda Cipriani, corresponding secretary; CarolynLee Barrett, recording secretary; and Joyce Palmer, treasurer.
Committee reports included:
SPECIAL PROJECTS: Chairman Ella Jane Burns, reported that Jerry Boyd of Wintersville Good Neighbors would be providing the club with a family's name for Christmas.
ARTS: Donna Phillips, chairman, showed a shoe filled with items which are needed by the ALIVE Shelter. Linda Nolf explained the shelter needs tennis shoes, and the club will purchase them as well as fill them with toiletry items. Members will help stuff the shoes following the December business meeting.
WAYS AND MEANS: Judy Weaver, chairman, distributed Uncle Al's catalogs. She reported that 17 people ordered 55 bulb sets.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS: Barb Whiteman, chairman, thanked everyone for the 108 food items for World Hunger brought to the October meeting. The food items were taken to the East Springfield Woman's Club, which furnishes food in that area. Its 15 club members operate a food bank that helps 65 families.
She also expressed appreciation for club members clipping and contributing coupons sent to military bases in the United Kingdom. The most recent batch was valued at $5,760. She also encouraged members to continue to collect toiletry items to be brought to the January meeting.
Under new business, it was announced that the executive board meeting produced the recommendation that the club donate $200 for the Memorial Shrine Bench project. It was approved.
The club's Dec. 20 luncheon and business meeting at St. Forian Hall will include a "Sing in the Season" program presented by Tom Graham, a Jefferson County commissioner.
Serving as hostesses will be Gloria Popp, Pat Perry, Carole Yaich, Donna Phillips, June Sullivan and Gloria Sergakis.