By Wanda Cacciatore

Byron Women’s Club

BYRON – The awarding of our Women’s Empowerment Scholarship is a special focus for the BWC. We will be awarding two $500 Scholarships to graduating female high school students or a women 18 years or older residing in the Byron area who wish to further their education in college, a GED, or Vocational/Professional Training. Byron Women’s Club has over 100 years
of service to Byron and the surrounding area and feels strongly that educating women increases their capacity to strengthen themselves, their families and their community. This years awarding of two $500 scholarships is one of the best investments we can make. Applications and further information may be picked up at the Byron High School guidance office.

A major fundraising luncheon fashion show will be held in September to raise funds for the scholarship fund and the many charitable organization the club supports. Watch for the date and details and plan to attend this worthwhile event.

The 2014-15 season for the Byron Women’s Club is drawing to a close with the last two luncheon/meetings to be held in April and May. The April luncheon meeting will be held April 21 at noon at the United Church of Byron. Come join Chris Beem and Marian Grace as they take us on a “Trip Through Russia” on tours including the magnificent White Palace and the incomparable Hermitage Museum. This April meeting features our annual salad/dessert luncheon. Members bring their favorites to share. Always a fun and interesting Leap into Spring. Chairman is Ruth Mossom (815-406-5064) assisted by Helen Metoyera, Kathy Rudy and Wanda Cacciatore.

Barnacopia, the newest and most interesting venue for weddings, receptions, meetings, and formal balls is the location of our “Come Taste the Wine” to be held on May 19 at noon. You will have the opportunity to enjoy sampling wines while viewing and relaxing in the unique setting housing the personal collection of Gary and Judy Bocker. The amazing three-story barn has a museum consisting of antique tractors and cars. Also of interest are the theater, chapel, soda fountain and a wonderful bed and breakfast area.

Wine Vendors will be present and sharing information current favorites in the World of Wine. Costas of Byron will provide an array of satisfying appetizers for our enjoyment also. Chairman is Diann Frison (815-234-8476) assisted by Gail Barton, Kathy Johnson and Jean Wolfe.

Guests and prospective members are encouraged to join us at any Luncheon/Meetings for fellowship, an interesting program and lunch by making reservations with the Chairman of the Event, Kathy Johnson, BWC President 815-234-8476, or Kathy Edwards, Program Coordinator 815-234-2164.

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