WINTERSVILLE — With October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Wintersville Woman’s Club will welcome Theresa Golden, executive director of Refuge for Women Pittsburgh, as a guest speaker on Thursday.
The lunch and business meeting starts at noon at the St. Florian Event Center in Wintersville. We remind members to bring small personal care items to donate to ALIVE Shelter as a project of the month.
The club kicked off its meeting year for 2022-23 with its September 15 meeting attended by 25 members and one guest.
President Iris Craig presided over and extended the welcome with Barb Grimm offering meditation and grace.
Grimm, Chair of the Health and Wellness Committee, introduced guest speaker Drazen Frankovitch, Weirton area resident, owner of EZ Fresh Meals, located at 762 Main St., Wintersville. With him was one of the chefs, Tyler Ewan.
Frankovitch discussed the importance of food for health and provided insight into the company that provides healthy, ready-to-eat meals that can be ordered online or drive-thru. This is not an onsite restaurant. Delivery is available.
“Our vision is to create healthy, enjoyable, ready-to-eat, fresh meals where all you have to do is simply heat them up in the oven or microwave and they’re ready to go,” Frankovitch told club members.
“When it comes to sustainability, you want a diet that works for you and that you can follow for the rest of your life,” he said. “We try to preach about making better choices, and better choices come when you have food readily available to eat when you have those hunger cravings.”
For more information, visit www.ezfreshmeals.com or call (304) 374-3207.
The business meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and Club Collection led by Darlene Snider. Michalene King recorded the roll call to the question, What’s your favorite vegetable.
Aimee Jaros read the minutes from the May 19 meeting and Treasurer Karen Hill presented the financial report.
The club received several thank you notes, one from the family of late club member Ella Jane Burns and her church, Starkdale Presbyterian, for a donation made in her honor.
A thank you was received from the Sycamore Youth Center for the libraries and books in their library. A report of the cards sent was given along with a congratulatory note mailed to Yvonne Ford, the new Ohio GFWC President.
In committee reports, Judy Ostrowsky, arts and culture, described a writing and poetry contest and reported that nine vendors have been on board so far for Holiday Splendor.
In the area of civic engagement and outreach, Joyce Palmer reported that 154 flags were collected for future retirement service. The Urban Mission coat drive continues until October 21. Coats can be brought to the October meeting along with twin beds for the homeless shelter.
In an environmental report, Karen Hill explained a new program called Wands for Wildlife. She will have a container at each meeting to collect clean and used mascara wands that are used to clean up birds and other wildlife affected by environmental disasters such as oil spills.
Under health and wellness, Grimm reported that a non-perishable food collection will go to the Cancer Dietary Initiative.
Claudia Dorich, scholarship, said she will be meeting with guidance counselors soon.
Michalene King, newsletter editor, reminded members to send in their reports and announcements by the deadline each month.
Craig announced that the fall conference will be hosted by Zoom. The club is now a member of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
Members are reminded that there are registration papers for the products to be put in the Holiday Splendor auction baskets. After the meeting, the Presidents of Holiday Splendor were to meet to begin planning for the December 4 fundraiser.