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Women's Clubs hold annual Northern District Convention

November 13, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

MOUNDSVILLE - The 99th Annual General Federation of Women's Clubs, West Virginia Northern District Convention was held recently at the Trinity Episcopal Church.

Northern District President Jo-Ellen Wright, a Weirton Woman's Club member, presided. The Woman's Club of McMechen hosted the convention with club President Cassie Sherman serving as convention chair. Delegates represented the nine Northern District clubs.

State President Carol Allen of Princeton was the keynote speaker. Helen Moren of Bethany, state recording secretary and northern district treasurer; and Betty Long of Blue Field, state board member and corresponding secretary, were in attendance.

Alice Mitchell of the Woman's Club of New Cumberland, Diana Durst of the Weirton Woman's Club and Lexie Hanket of the Woman's Club of Wheeling were elected to the Northern District Nominating Committee. District board and council members gave reports.

District Home Life Chair Shirlee Baltich of the Weirton Woman's Club held a memorial service for those district members who died over the past year.

Wright recognized Weirton President Diane Pastoric and club member Kay Mortimer for "Crystallizing the Possibilities" in membership. Colleen Mindzak and Joan Underwood were recognized for 25 years of membership.

Sue Ann Barrett won three first place and two third place ribbons in the arts and crafts contest, and Enid Williams won a second place ribbon. Barrett's first-place entries will advance to the state level contest at the convention which will be held in March at the Greenbrier.

As Wright's presidents project is hunger, delegates donated food to Feeding Body and Soul Soup Kitchen at the Simpson United Methodist Church in McMechen.

Weirton Woman's Club delegates included President Diane Pastoric, Shirley Baltich, Sharon Neeley, June Pulice, Jeanne Amidon, Enid Williams and Diana Durst

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