Club Meeting Held

The members of the Jamestown Interclub Council met recently at the Marvin Community House.

The Marvin House served as the host organization for the evening.

During the business meeting, Jane Winter, council president, announced the date of the Woman of the Year celebration, which will take place March 18 at the Marvin House. Creche and The Women’s Club of Lakewood will be the host organizations for the event. The musical group Serendipity will be the evening’s entertainment. The council groups were urged to send their nominations to June Diethrick by Feb. 28. Council members were encouraged to attend the breakfast party on Feb. 23, when the event and former Woman of the Year recipients will be featured.

Jana McDermott, Child Advocacy Project executive director, was the guest speaker. The Child Advocacy Program is a nonprofit agency that provides a safe, child-friendly center that supports a multi-agency investigative approach to child physical and sexual abuse allegations. During 2010, Chautauqua County received 2,166 reports of suspected child abuse. When abuse occurs, CAP coordinates a community response to bring healing, hope, and justice to these children and families. The mission of the Child Advocacy Program is to end child abuse in Chautauqua County.

Ms. McDermott gave information on the Stewards of Children Sexual Abuse Prevention Training program available for adults. She also invited members to the third annual Diamond Dinner Auction at the Chautauqua Golf Club on April 20.

The work of the Jamestown Interclub Council is to sponsor and carry through, by the support of the member women’s organizations, various activities having as their purpose the advancement of community interests, which can be successfully accomplished through united action. There are 15 member organizations: Allen Park Women’s Club; American Association of University Women; Bemus Point Study Club; Chautauqua Shores Chorus; Creche; Daughters of the American Revolution; Delta Kappa Gamma Society International; Marvin Community House; Jamestown Chapter of New York State Women, Inc.; Norden Women’s Club; Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi; Southern Tier Legal Secretaries; Women’s Club of Lakewood; YWCA of Jamestown, and Zonta Club of Jamestown.

The Jamestown Interclub Council supports local women in their endeavor to help make the area a more caring and productive place in which to work and live. The 15 organizations represent 1,000 women in the community. Jamestown Interclub Council officers are Jane Winter, president; June Diethrick, vice president; B. Dolores Thompson, treasurer; and Candy Joslyn, secretary.

Following the Woman of the Year event, the next meeting will be on May 20, at the Marvin House, and hosted by the Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. More information can be found on Facebook with articles and photos on the member organizations.