|Area women's club federation has 119th convention at Lakeside|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune|
|Tuesday, 30 July 2013 08:08|
The 119th convention of the Lakeside Federation of Women's Clubs was held July 10 at the Green Gables Lakeside Women's Club in Lakeside, Ohio.
President Joyce Keaton of Attica chose "Friends and Memories" as the theme for this convention, a very appropriate topic since this was the last-ever meeting for this organization. In 1894 women's clubs were thriving as a much needed means for learning and sharing. Now, many women are working and not having time or even feeling the need for women's clubs as they once did.
Vice President Diane Getter, Attica, introduced the programs.
Raeline Hlaverty from Jeromesville presented the morning program. She portrayed Fannie Crosby, the Christian composer of hundreds, or even thousands of beloved hymns. Costumed in clothing of the period, Hlaverty became the blind-from-birth Crosby and told how her religious beliefs influenced her life and hymn-writing. Hlaverty added to the presentation by singing stanzas from several hymns that Crosby wrote.
Club reports were heard. A member from each club represented at the convention reported on favorite programs and activities of their club in the past year.
Luncheon was served at the Lakeside United Methodist Church.
Frieda Krause from Lakeside presented the afternoon program. She shared some of the activities she participates in when faced with the question: "What can I do to fill in my time?"
Her answers included going west to do volunteer work in the Petrified Forest. In the Tucson area she drove those needing transportation to medical appointments. She also served as a librarian aboard the Mercy Ship in Africa. At Lakeside, she volunteers and shares her musical talents, playing the piano and organ.
In addition to Keaton and Getter, officers serving for this 119th convention were Treasurers Mary Etta Hemmerly and Jean Lanning of Bowling Green; Secretary Lou Ann Newlove-Edeburn of Bloomville; advisor Adelphia Martin, Bloomdale; Parliamentarian Jean Lanning; and Auditor Ann Whithouse of Arcadia. Music director and pianist for the convention was Mary Oyers of Wauseon.
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