During their Feb. 9 meeting, members of the Bellows Falls Woman's Club heard an informative program on planning for end of life issues. Heidi Smith, of Visiting Nurse and Hospice of VT and NH, gave a well prepared presentation on steps to take now for the care you wish to receive as life's end approaches.
She distributed forms for those who wish to put things in place, so that all who will be involved in giving care and making decisions, including family members and legal and medical professionals, will be aware of and will act upon your wishes.
Club members held their annual pound sale fund raiser at the end of the Feb. meeting and earmarked $100 of the proceeds for Haitian earthquake relief through the General Federation of Women's Clubs and one of its partner organizations, Save the Children.
The GFWC-VT mid winter meeting was held in Ludlow on Feb. 13. Club members Barbara Comtois and Betty Haggerty attended. Barbara has been selected as the state winner of the GFWC's prestigious Jennie Award, given biennially to an outstanding woman and club member, one who exemplifies commitment to club, to community, and to family and moral values.
The Bellows Falls club is very proud of Barbara and what this award means.
The club will meet next on March 9, at the United Church on School Street, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Interim Town and Village Manager and former Director of Development, Francis (Dutch) Walsh, will be the featured speaker, appraising club members of town and area projects.
Members are reminded to sign up for the April 13 Art Show at BFUHS and for the club's annual meeting and luncheon slated for May 11.