The GFWC Ronceverte Woman’s Club (RWC) held their first meeting after a summer break on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Ronceverte Baptist Church fellowship hall. Twenty-two members attended this meeting. We began the meeting by calling by phone a member who was celebrating her 99th birthday. Everyone wished Betty Ralston a very happy birthday and sang happy birthday to her.
The Education Committee provided the program which was a guest speaker from Greenbrier East High School. Earlier in the year the RWC had voted to pay the registration for one sophomore student at GEHS to attend the WV Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership program which was held at Marshall University this year. Peter Furlong was selected to attend. He came to our September meeting and very enthusiastically told us about his week at HOBY and how it had inspired him to be a volunteer in the area of Youth Sports which will be a year-long project.
Our club also honored two new members, Kitty Barker and Paula McCoy. At our June picnic two other new members were welcomed, Gail Lambert and Karen Slaven.
The club also made plans for the Meet the Candidates night which was scheduled for Oct. 11 at the Ronceverte Fire House.
The next meeting of the RWC will be on Monday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Ronceverte Baptist Church. This will be our food pantry donations month and Domestic Violence Awareness month. If anyone is interested in joining the Ronceverte Woman’s Club, a civic organization for women interested in supporting their community, schools and library, please call 304-647-4890 for further information.