Club news and notes

Bellows Falls Woman's Club

BELLOWS FALLS >> Members of the Bellows Falls Woman's Club will gather at the United Church, School Street, on March 8 for their regular monthly meeting beginning at 1:30 p.m. Speaker for the meeting will be Christine Bullard, Executive Director of Parks Place Community Resource Center. There will be a sign up sheet for attending the annual club sponsored Arts Festival, including a luncheon, at Bellows Falls Union High School on April 12.

At the Feb. 9 club meeting, Susan Hammond, of Rockingham, spoke on her War Legacies program, a humanitarian project to aid people in Southeast Asia, and in particular Vietnam, as they continue to struggle with the effects of the now decades ago war and the destruction that the US left behind. Using power point pictures, Susan's presentation featured many focus areas, with that of the defoliation and soil contamination caused by herbicides such as Agent Orange being a primary one. She also spoke of the still present land mines and cluster bombs which threaten the lives and safety of the people. Susan works directly with children and families, especially those living in remote areas. Members of the GFWC Club of Southern Windsor County (Springfield) along with other community members were guest of the local club.

Club members brought in more than 30 bags of non-perishable food and personal-care items, which were subsequently taken to Our Place Drop-in Center. Two new members received GFWC pins. Seven women have joined the club since September, 2015.

The Bellows Falls club is a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, an international organization, whose signature project is domestic violence prevention and awareness. For information on joining, contact Barbara Comtois, Membership Chairwoman, at 802-344-0025.


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