LUDLOW, Vt. – The GFWC Okemo Valley Women’s Club celebrated their final meeting of the 2017 – 2018 year with a banquet meeting at The Chop House in Ludlow. The dinner meeting was held Monday, May 14 with 26 women in attendance to enjoy the fine food and ambiance of the local restaurant. There was a social hour to start the evening with time to greet one another before the formal meeting was held.
The business meeting was called to order and Viola Wynne read the secretary report and was followed by Michele Twombly’s report of the treasurer. Both reports were accepted. Ongoing volunteer projects were discussed including the club’s annual Garden Project, a volunteer effort to provide bedding and home goods for local support homes in the Ludlow area and another project to assist with revitalizing the gazebo on the Proctorsville Green. Later in the summer, the annual club fundraiser Lawn and Tag Sale will be held with more information to follow.
The club was fortunate to have the GFWC Vermont State immediate past president, Joyce Lindamood, in attendance for the formal installation of officers. The slate of officers was presented, voted in, and installed. The new slate of officers are: President Darlene Remy returning for a second term to serve the club, Vice President Penny Trick, Recording Secretary Karen Haskell who was formerly vice president, Treasurer Michele Twombly also returning for at least her third term, and Corresponding Secretary Viola Wynne having served several terms as recording secretary. Joyce presented all of the officers with mementos relative to their offices and welcomed them to their positions.
After the delicious meal and dessert, the meeting was adjourned.
GFWC, the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, is an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.