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Democratic Women

WEIRTON — The Hancock County Federation of Democratic Women held their monthly meeting on June 19, 2017 at Mario’s Restaurant with President Kathy Link calling the meeting to order, welcoming those in attendance and leading the Pledge of Allegiance.

Silent attendance was taken.

Secretary Teresa McCombs passed the minutes of the May meeting, which were approved. Treasurer Cindy Jones was absent, therefore, there was no Treasurer’s Report.

There were no Committee Chairmen Reports.

The scholarship recipient, Rebecca Garan read her essay “If you had the opportunity to run for an elected office, which office would you choose and why?” She read her 500 word essay on the Secretary of State Office, She is a 2017 Madonna High School Graduate and will attend West Virginia University to major in Bio-Chemistry. After that she will attend medical school for Pediatric Neurologist. President Link presented her with a certificate. Due to the absence of the Treasurer, the $500 check will be mailed to her.

It was noted that the proceeds of the 50/50 raffle held at the VFW steak fry on Armed Forces Day, May 20 will be used toward the scholarship fund.

The Federation was invited to the Third District Meeting, which will be held at the Moose Lodge, Huntington, W.Va. on July 22, 2017. Reservations are due by July 14, 2017.

The $2 per capita dues were discussed. If the club has 25 members the per capita dues of $2 per member has to be mailed to the State by Aug. 14. The Federation needs 25 members to be part of the association.

It was noted that the Executive Committee and the Democratic Women will hold a joined chicken blast at the Serbian picnic grounds, Kings Creek Road, Weirton, on Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. Further information will be forthcoming at the July meeting.

It was noted that Joe’s Lawn Mower Shop can be used for a yard sale in September, with the proceeds going to the Democratic women scholarship fund.

It was decided that the scholarship essay question and who will be chairman will be discussed at the July meeting. It was further decided that the scholarship applications will be submitted to the schools in September and the deadline to return the same to the Chairman will be on March 30, 2018.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

The next meeting will be held on Monday, July 17 at Mario’s Restaurant, Main Street with dinner at 5 p.m. and the business meeting at 6.

The Federation welcomes new members. All democratic women residing in Hancock County are invited to attend and join the group. Members are needed. Dues are $5 per person for the year.

For information, contact Chair Donna Gialluco at (304) 670-3562.

Tops 2231

EAST LIVERPOOL — TOPS 2231 met at Always Best Care on July 12 with leader Pam Anthony presiding. The meeting opened with the TOPS and KOPS pledges and roll call.

Cassy Stephens read the treasurer report and Pam Fouse read the secretary report. Both were approved as read.

Anita Kukich, Verla Betteridge, and Mary Wolf had three weeks of loss.

Anthony was the TOPS best loser and Wolf was the KOPS best loser. Betteridge had three months of perfect attendance Stephens was the best loser for the month of July. Anthony and Fouse came back from vacation with a weight loss.

Betteridge won the calorie charts, Stephens won the dimes, and Fouse won the 50/50.

Election of officers were elected. Pam Anthony, Leader; Verla Betteridge, Weight Recorder; Mary Wolf, Co-Leader Assistant and Weight Recorder, Cassy Stephens, Treasurer, Pam Fouse, secretary.

The no-nos are pop and ice cream.

Wolf had an article on “Secrets To Help Transform Your Life & Pain” and help you feel your best.

The meeting closed prayer requests followed by the Lord’s Prayer. New and former members are are always welcome at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Tops 1957

WELLSVILLE — TOPS 1957 of Wellsville met on July 11, at the Living Well Church, with leader Barb Tranter opening the meeting with pledges, roll call and then Dee Davis led the group in prayer.

Mary Schmidt was the TOPS best loser, Alice Eckstein was the KOPS best loser, and Connie Hissam wore the officers ribbon. Eckstein won the calorie chart drawing and Davis won the dimes.

The no-nos for the week are chocolate candy and doughnuts.

A house decoration was won by Kim McGurn. Election of officers was held and the results were Leader, Peggy Kiddey; Co-leader, Barb Tranter; Treasure, Donna Lee; Secretary, Brenda Young; weight recorder, Connie Hissam and assistant weight recorder, Sally Workman.

Installation will be held Aug. 1.

Tranter read a card received by Mary Jarvis.

Tentative date for summer picnic is Aug. 8 and will be confirmed in a few weeks.

A reminder that weigh in starts at 4:15 to 5 p.m. and the meeting begins at 5.

Terry Coen reminded members to keep a chart for next week.

Tranter closed the meeting wishing all a good week.