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Murals topic for Wintersville Woman’s Club

November 9, 2012
The Herald-Star

Murals were the topic when the GFWC/OH Wintersville Woman's Club welcomed Mary Snyder of Historic Fort Steuben to its Oct. 18 meeting held at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville.

Marjean Sizemore, first vice president, introduced Snyder, who presented a Power Point program on "The Steubenville Murals - Where History Comes Alive."

Snyder explained the 23 murals reflect the history of the town and gave an overview of many of them, discussing several in detail.

She told the club that the goal is to refurbish as well as create new murals in an effort to preserve, teach and renew pride in Steubenville's history. Brochures were distributed on mural tours available.

President Barb Thermes welcomed 55 members and two guests to the meeting, including Martha Ann Alloggia, there with Lil Ferguson. Robbie Young gave the meditation and grace, selecting using a reading about "Change." She also shared an original poem entitled "In God's Time."

A "cancer basket" circulated among the membership generated approximately $150 in collections and donations. A "Pennies for Puppies" generates proceeds for the Canine Companions program.

Natalie Doty, second vice president, led the club in opening ceremonies.

A "Suggestion Box" launched at the September meeting resulted in the suggestion that a donation be made in memory of Lucille Piergallini, Todd's mother, which the club approved.

Corresponding Secretary Linda Cipriani read three thank-you notes.

The following community service reports were given:

SCRAPBOOK: Chairman Carol Yaich presented the president's scrapbook to Judy Anastasio, outgoing club president, which showcases events that occurred during her term. She thanked everyone for making her term such a wonderful experience.

PUBLIC ISSUES: Barb Grimm, chairman, reported that $340.70 was given to AIM Women's Center from the baby bottles collection with several more bottles brought to the October meeting. Items for the teen stocking project for Urban Mission Ministries can be brought to the November meeting.

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS: Barb Whiteman, chairman, reported her car's trunk was filled with food items that will be taken to the East Springfield's Woman's Club, which provides food for their area. Whiteman thanked members for clipping coupons for mailing to military bases and said the club also will participate in the Boatsie's Boxes program. Items were to be taken to the armory in Marietta for packing.

In other business, Sizemore explained that the OFWC wants 1,000 signatures to show members are standing up to domestic violence. Signature cards were distributed to members. She thanked members for wearing purple for domestic violence awareness and pink for breast cancer awareness.

Kathy Furda won the drawing for the breast cancer awareness basket. "Rope of Hope" favors were provided by Donna Phillips, and pumpkin squares were made by Jeannie Barker.

Mary Coleman thanked Sizemore for the recognition article about her in the club's "Chatterbox" newsletter.

Thermes announced that at the Southeast District meeting, the club won the "Travel Gavel Award" for the percentage of membership traveling the farthest. Thermes also recognized five members who were breast cancer survivors, including Natalie Doty; 23 years; Donna Phillips, Nancy Smith and herself, nine years; and Margaret Frederick, four years.

In other business, Phyllis Foreman suggested the club participate in the Christmas parade. The club's next luncheon and business meeting is Nov. 15 at St. Florian Hall. The program topic will be "Let's Visit Morraco" presented by Doty.

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