Club members Roxanne Kennedy (left) and Tammy Kennedy lead a chair yoga session.

Special to Iredell Free News

During their January meeting, the Statesville Woman’s Club focused on “A New Year, A New You!” Club members Tammy Kennedy and Roxanne Kennedy led a chair yoga session, and healthy snacks were provided.

Arts Festival

The annual Arts Festival with Clubwomen crafts and photography were also displayed.

Club members who competed in the art competition were Lee Ann Sherrill, Linda Lavinder and Rita Tondo.

The winners were:
♦ Crafts, Cross Stitch — Linda Lavinder;
♦ Crafts, Crochet — Linda Lavinder;
♦ Clubwoman Photography “The World In Pictures” — Our World Up Close – Rita Tondo; Natural Wonders – Rita Tondo; and Reflections – Lee Ann Sherrill. (These winners will advance to District II competition on February 18 in Hickory.)

2023 Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship

The Club’s 2023 Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship competition took place prior to the Arts Festival.

North Iredell High School student Trinity Webb was winner of the $1,000 award. Trinity lives in Harmony and is the daughter of Marcus and Jennifer Webb. She will also compete on February 18 for the Sallie Southall Cotten District II Scholarship.

Community Service Project

The project for January is an Epiphany food collection. Epiphany (which started on Friday, January 6) is celebrated as the day the three wise men arrived to meet the newborn Jesus. They brought gifts to celebrate him. Let us celebrate and share a bit of our own abundance with those who do not have. Please plan to bring canned goods or shelf stable food products to the clubhouse. These will be donated to a local food pantry.

Upcoming Events

♦ The club will host a Coffee & Conversation social get-together on Thursday, January 19, at Starbucks at 187 Turnersburg Highway in Statesville from 9:15 to 11 a.m. Anyone interested in learning more about the club is welcome to attend.

♦ The next club meeting will be held on Thursday, February 2, and will feature guest speaker Dr. Lisa Moser of the UpWind Project. The meeting will be held at the historic clubhouse at 515 West End Avenue. There will be a time of Social Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting at 6 p.m. All members, guests and interested women are invited to attend.

The project focus for February will be “Love Your Valentine” Bake Sale with proceeds to help the club Clubhouse Capital Campaign Fundraiser. More details to be announced on the club website at


For club information or about renting the GFWC of NC Statesville Woman’s Club’s Clubhouse for your meeting or event, inquiries may be emailed to the club at or by calling 704-761-8208. For details on joining the GFWC of NC Statesville Woman’s Club, contact Membership Chair Stephanie Gill at 704-657-5008.

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