Women’s Club Gives Posthumous Award, donates scholarships

TURBOTVILLE – The Warrior Run Women’s Club awarded its Clubwoman of the Year posthumously to Terry Bieber, an active club member for more than 35 years.

Bieber helped to found Warrior Run Neighbors Helping Neighbors in the 1970s in response to local layoffs.

She also served as vice president, president and chairman of various committees through the years. During the 2012-14 administration she served as crafts chairman under the Arts Department of the Pennsylvania Federation of Women’s Clubs. In November, Bieber co-chaired a high tea for her club to raise funds for women’s cancer research.

The tea was a huge success and the profit of $2,000 was donated to Geisinger Medical Center. Bieber passed away due to ovarian cancer in February.

A Martha Stewart craft book is being donated to the Mongtomery House Library in her memory.

Ellen Cook and Bev Staman, both charter members, also were recognized for their work on the club’s 40th anniversary celebration last October, which had attendance of 60 members, former members, and the state president.

Appreciation also was expressed to the following club members: Susan Kling, who served as North Central District Director; Cindy Troutman-Myers, Pennsylvania Federation of Women’s Club Arts Department chairman; Julie Tyson, who served as the state photography chairman; and Vicki Keister, who served as state literature chairman.

Outgoing president Julie Kessler also was recognized for her five years of service as club president.

Perfect attendance awards were given to Cindy Troutman-Myers, Diana Johnson, Mary Forry and Amanda Johnson.

Susan Kling announced that the club received an award from the Pennsylvania Federation of Women’s Clubs under the Home Life Department for their tea and donation to cancer research.

The club awarded scholarships to three high school seniors at Warrior Run High School’s recent Awards night.

Armaan Singh received the medical vocation scholarship and plans to attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Kim McCoy was awarded a scholarship to pursue education at Lycoming College, and Zachary Orwig received a technical vocation scholarship for Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver was the guest speaker at the meeting and talked about the many demands for funding from the state and the difficult choices involved in passing a state budget.