The Women’s Club of Lebanon held its March meeting earlier this month at the Mansion at Fifth and Cumberland Streets.

The January meeting was cancelled due to inclement weather, so the 122nd anniversary of the Women’s Club was recognized at this month’s meeting instead. “The Club is proud to be one of the oldest continuous groups in Lebanon County,” according to the release.

Presentations on the topic of land and farm preservation were made to the group by ­­­Laurie Crawford, Executive Director of Lebanon Valley Conservancy, and Randall Leisure, Board Chairperson of the Lebanon County Conservation District.

After the presentations, Vice President Elizabeth Wentling gave the Treasurer’s report, Recording Secretary Mary Ann LeVan reported the previous meeting’s minutes and Sue Naughton provided a Corresponding Secretary’s report.  Becky Duke also provided a Card Social report.

According to a release, the organization awarded annual Community Outreach contributions to Volunteers in Disaster, which received $5,000, and Lebanon Valley Rails to Trails, which received $2,500. Volunteers in Disaster was represented by Paul LeVan and Lebanon Valley Rails to Trails by Jay Green.

Women’s Club president Jo Ellen Litz presided over the meeting, member Bonnie Tenney served as greeter, and tea pourers were Roysetta Bruner and Kendra Dechert. The meeting’s Hospitality chair was Becky Duke, assisted by members Dawn Swisher and Billie Yordy.

The next Women’s Club meeting will be held April 6, 2019, at the Mansion at Fifth and Cumberland Streets in Lebanon and feature a presentation on weapons of mass destruction by a representative from Fort Indiantown Gap. Club membership is open to the public, for more information please call 717-507-7664 or 717-644-469.


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