PITTSBURGH — Dorothy Zimmerman, of the GFWC Milton Woman's Club, was installed as the new president of GFWC Pennsylvania at the 111th annual General Federation of Women's Clubs Pennsylvania Convention and Festival of the Arts held May 1-3 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North.
Cindy Troutman-Myers, Alicia Curley-Catherman, Susan Kling, Vicki Keister, and Bev Staman, all members of GFWC Warrior Woman's Club, attended the convention.
A candlelight vigil for domestic violence was held on the hotel grounds. Carolyn Selders, GFWC Pennsylvania second vice president, presented a workshop, "Done In a Day," featuring short-term community service projects. At the "Hugs and Kisses Super Bowl Celebration," the Warrior Run Club was recognized for collecting the most pull-tabs for the past two years. The tabs were collected and donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Danville, where they were recycled for more than $1,000.
Entries in the Festival of Arts were showcased on May 3. Cindy Troutman-Myers took a second place in Computer Enhanced Photography for members. The club sponsored students Hannah Brouse, who received a third place award in art for grades 6-8, and Bryce Kessler, who was awarded a second place in poetry for grades 1-3.
The GFWC Warrior Run Woman's Club won an award under the Education Department for its Reading Is Fundamental project, which distributes three books each year to all first- through fifth-graders at Turbotville and Watsontown elementary schools.
After the banquet on Saturday night, Vicki Keister was installed as North Central District director.
A reception was held in honor of Zimmerman, who is a member of the Milton Woman's Club. Zimmerman joined the Milton Junior Women's Club in 1958 and transferred to the Women's Club in 1978. She has served on the club, district, regional and state level in a number of offices. She is president of the Milton club.
A retired teacher, she is also active in her church and sings in Harmony Heart of Pennsylvania. She and her husband have nine children, 23 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Bev Staman has been appointed chairman of the organization's Education Department, and Cindy Troutman-Myers will serve as chairwoman of the Community Education division.