2020 has most definitely been a challenging year, but many times I look back on the year 2008. 2008 was a definite turning point in my life – in August, my mother died on her 80th birthday after battling Alzheimer’s, and then in October, I lost my job of 30 years. I had joined the Matthews Woman’s Club Service League in September of that year at the recommendation of a friend, but had only attended a couple of meetings and was not quite sure what this organization was about. At an orientation for new members, I listened to Mary Belle Danahey, the Victorian Tea Chairperson at that time. Several other members spoke, but it was Mary Belle’s passion about what the members were doing in the community that totally reeled me in. Over the years I have watched and worked beside these women and the love of their community, the offering of a helping hand, and the support of their fellow sisters is beyond amazing. I am so very proud to represent them as their President.
Please join us at our next meeting and see the many ways we can work together to make a difference in our community.
President, Matthews Woman’s Club Service League
Board Members (2020/2021)
President: Kay Harward
Vice President: Becky Willard
Second V.P.: Marilyn Sczech
Secretary: Mary Jane Heckle
Treasurer: Marilyn Lord-James
Membership Chair: Margaret Draganac
Member At Large: Terry Fallatt
Conservators: Mary Ayers, Karen Channel, Joanne McMurtrie