Federation of Women’s Clubs convention in Lakeside

The 119th annual convention of the Lakeside Federation of Women’s Clubs will be held July 10 in Lakeside. The federation is made up of women’s clubs located in northwest Ohio. Women from this area have been meeting annually since 1894 to hear speakers of interest and to exchange information.

President Joyce Keaton of the Attica Literary Club has chosen “Friends and Memories” for the 2013 convention theme. Since this will be the last convention for this organization, attendees can look forward to being with friends and sharing many fond memories.

The meeting will begin at Green Gables, historic home of the Lakeside Women’s Club. The morning program will feature Raeline Hlaverty from Jeromesville, who will portray Fannie Crosby, the well-known Christian hymn writer. Luncheon will be served at the Lakeside United Methodist Church.

The afternoon speaker will be Raelene Phillips from Fostoria who is known as the Pineapple Lady. She is the author of eight books, all describing a simpler time when extending hospitality was a way of life. Attendees will leave the program knowing why the pineapple became a symbol of hospitality.

Clubs in this area who are participants include the Port Clinton Eighty-Eight Circle, Port Clinton Literary and Social Club, Lakeside Noonday Club, Lakeside Study Club, Lakeside Literature Club and Lakeside Women’s Club.

The convention is open to any interested women. For information and registration, call 740-504-0865 by June 29.

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