MENOMINEE —The November meeting of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), Menominee, featured a presentation by Ed Harding, president and CEO of the Bay Area Medical Center hospital, which is planned open its new facility within a year.
Members donated apples which will be delivered to the area veterans in a demonstration of appreciation for their service.
Last June, the club donated 125 books to the Abundant Life Homeless Shelter but learned that there was no place to display them for use by residents so, on Nov. 14, club members will begin transforming an area to create a warm and inviting space. Lloyd Rivard donated time and money to create new book shelves; Donna Suchovsky, Ruth Wesoloski and Marcia Hubert  donated rugs, sofas and chairs. The goal is to have the space ready and available to residents before Christmas, but coffee tables, lamps, chairs, an additional sofa, art supplies, baskets, glue sticks, chalk, crayons, magic markers, colored pencils, paper (colored and white) and children’s scissors are still needed. 
Wreath orders whose proceeds will go to purchase the Veteran’s Memorial Bench at the new veterans section at Riverside Cemetery will be collected on Nov. 20 from Pat Krah’s house.
Julie Simmons from the international committee presented samples of toiletry bags for an international charity providing hygiene bags for girls in Africa. Members were also reminded about the potluck supper held on the second Thursday of each month from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at UW-Marinette.
The next general meeting will be held at the Riverside Golf Club Dec. 6  at noon.