[caption id="attachment_30332" align="aligncenter" width="696"]<img class="size-large wp-image-30332" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/11\/womens-club-picture-2-3000x2250.jpg" alt="" width="696" height="522" \/> (In no particular order) GFWC President Sharon Sheridan, So. District President Thelma McMillion, and members of the Ronceverte Woman\u2019s Club: Bettie Brown, Colleen Walton, Diane Rose, Darla Fisher, Sheri Lilly, Susan Morgan, Sue Ella Miano, Dreama West, Barbara Morgan, Carol Carter, Anita Wagner, Geraldine Mosley, Sally Parker, Sandra Walton, Ruth Sturgill, and Mary Ellen Raines[\/caption]\r\n<h1>On Oct. 21, the Southern District of the General Federation of Woman\u2019s Clubs of West Virginia (GFWC WV) met at the Ronceverte Baptist Church for its Fall Convention.<\/h1>\r\nSixty-two women from the 17 clubs that are included in the Southern District attended this meeting, along with the GFWC WV State President Sharon Sheridan and GFWC WV Director of Junior Clubs Dana Richardson.\r\n\r\nThe hostess clubs were the GFWC WV Ronceverte Woman\u2019s Club and the Mutual Improvement Club of Ronceverte. The meeting was presided over by Thelma McMillion, southern district president and member of the Rupert Woman\u2019s Club. Keynote speaker for the meeting was President Sheridan who inspired those present by giving a brief history of the GFWC citing its many accomplishments and pointing out that the 80 clubs of West Virginia had donated 88,000 hours of volunteer service in 2016.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_30335" align="aligncenter" width="1440"]<img class="size-full wp-image-30335" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/11\/womens-club-picture-1.jpg" alt="" width="1440" height="1080" \/> Thelma McMillion, GFWC WV So. District President (left); Sharon Sheridan, GFWC WV President; Sally Parker, Ronceverte Woman\u2019s Club President, and Carol McClung, Mutual Improvement Club of Ronceverte[\/caption]\r\n\r\nAlso at this convention, Julia Thompson, GFWC WV Arts and Crafts chairman and member of the Rupert Woman\u2019s Club, oversaw the Arts and Crafts competition for the Southern District. Judges awarded ribbons to the entries. Blue ribbon winners will be able to enter their crafts in the state competition at the GFWC WV Annual Convention in March.\r\n\r\nA delicious lunch was catered by Chef Lisa Carter and her culinary students at Davis Stuart. Chef Carter spoke to the club after this fine meal explaining her work at Davis Stuart School which provides therapeutic residential care to youths age 12 to 18.\r\n\r\nAfter the business meeting, the women enjoyed an auction and door prizes.