Skowhegan Woman’s Club Board of Directors, from left, are Vi Ferland, Debra Burnham, Freda Toneatti, June Nickerson-Hovey and Sue Ellen Lexier. Ann Palmer is absent. Submitted photo

The GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs) Skowhegan Woman’s Club met June 8 at the home of a member and via Zoom to hold a business meeting and to install new officers and new board members for the 2022-24 term.

Outgoing Co-Presidents Julie Kosch and Billie Sherman performed the installation ceremony for the following officers: President Bonnie Chamberlain, Vice-President Marjorie Coburn Black, Secretary Sharon Adams and Treasurer Barbara Robbins.

The Board of Directors includes Debra Burnham, Sue Ellen Lexier, Ann Palmer, Vi Fernald, June Nickerson- Hovey and Freda Toneatti.

Skowhegan Woman’s Club newly-installed officers, from left, are Treasurer Barbara Robbins, Secretary Sharon Adams and Vice President Marjorie Coburn Black. President Bonnie Chamberlain attended via Zoom and is absent from the photo. Submitted photo

The GFWC Maine Spring Convention met at The Hilton Garden Inn in Freeport May 5-6. At this state convention, the Skowhegan Woman’s Club earned the following Arts and Culture Awards: annual scrapbook award, second place; Sue Ellen Lexier, one second place and two first place photography awards; and Mary Cayford, first place for a non-fiction writing piece.

Debra Burnham delivered a eulogy, written by June Nickerson-Hovey, to honor longtime member Darla Pickett, who died last December.

Hailey Coutoulakis Submitted photo

The club also announced its annual Skowhegan Woman’s Club Scholarship recipient, Hailey Coutoulakis. This graduating senior of Skowhegan Area High School will major in education at Thomas College in Waterville this fall. Her father, Christopher Coutoulakis, said her goal is to become a teacher for SAD 54.

At 5 p.m. every Sunday in July and August, weather permitting, Skowhegan Woman’s Club members will be selling homemade snacks and drinks under their tent at Concerts in the Park. Coburn Park is located off Water Street in Skowhegan.

Area women, not only Skowhegan residents, who are interested in learning more or attending meetings, either in-person or via Zoom, can call Billie Sherman at 207-474-5052 or Mary Cayford at 207-474-9820.