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Posted: February 20, 2013

The Women’s Civic League in Winchester recently chose its queen for Valentine’s Day. Sissy Williams (seated) will be the club’s queen for the year.
Quota International of Winchester hosted a reception in honor of the visit of Karen Murphy (top of the photo), Quota International president-elect. Local officers who attended include (from left) Linda Vickers, secretary; Lynda Ingle, vice president; Joyce Mull, treasurer; Marion Schottelkorb, president, and Ginny Bonometti, District 19 governor.



Toastmasters International, District 18, Division D Toastmasters Clubs will host a screening of the documentary “SPEAK” from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 27 at Shenandoah University, Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

A question-answer period will follow with Toastmaster Clyde Middleton.

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Quota International

Quota International of Winchester hosted a reception in honor of a visit of Karen Murphy, Quota International president-elect, at the home of Quota member Norie Noll-DeHaven.

Murphy met with members of the local club during a recent trip to Washington, D.C., to attend the Quota International board meeting.

She has been a member of QI of Beenleigh, Australia, since 1996. As governor of District 30, she welcomed two new branches and two new clubs.

She launched the “QuoCKa Reading” Program (Quota, Cops and Kids, Reading Together) and wrote the “how-to” manual).

Shenandoah  Valley Runners

The seventh Shenandoah Valley Runners winter series race, Lose Your Shoes & the Shirt Off Your Back 5K, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Warren County High School, Front Royal.

Entry fees are $4 for SVR members, $5 for non-members and $1 for students. Participants may pre-register online at . Donations of running shoes and shirts for the needy will be accepted.

Contact directors Phil Laub at 703-906-4304 or Nick Hogan at

Glen Burnie Garden Club

The Glen Burnie Garden Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of Tricia Boyd.

The program will be on house plants. The exhibit for the day is “Love is All Around,” a miniature design. Exhibits should be in place by noon and Committee four will judge.

In December, the following members received awards: Jo Ann Larrick, Annemarie Matthews, Phyllis Steele, Linda Wilson and Marsha Barley.


The National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 180, Winchester, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Best Western Lee-Jackson banquet room, Winchester.

All active and retired federal employees may attend. Contact Ralph Hensley at 571-232-1184 or

Kiwanis Club  of Winchester

The Kiwanis Club of Winchester will meet at noon today at the Best Western Lee-Jackson.

Contact John Westervelt at 540-667-2409 or

Frederick County GOP

The Frederick County Republican Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lord Fairfax Room at the War Memorial Building, Jim Barnett Park.

Bring two items for the food bank. Contact Mike Lindsay at 540-816-2894.

Rotary Club  of Clarke County

The Rotary Club of Clarke County will meet at noon Wednesday at Grace Episcopal Church Hall in Berryville.

The Interact Club of Clarke County High School will present the program. Contact Marie Murphy at 540-247-5442 or

Northern Shenandoah Valley Tea Party

Northern Shenandoah Valley Tea Party will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at Perkins Restaurant, 711 Millwood Ave., Winchester.

A discussion of the 2013 election with lieutenant governor candidate E.W. Jackson will take place.

Contact Jay L. Marts at 410-440-1344 or

Stonewall DAV

Stonewall Jackson Chapter 9 of the Disabled American Veterans will hold no meetings until further notice.

Rotary Club  of Winchester

Patrick Barker, executive director of the Winchester-Frederick County Economic Development Commission, will speak at the Rotary Club of Winchester meeting at noon Thursday at the Travelodge.

The EDC recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.

Rotary Club  of Frederick County

The Rotary Club of Frederick County will meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Shenandoah University in the Clement Board Room of Allen Dining Hall.

An award presentation is planned from the On-line Auction Committee for the charities that were part of the auction. The major charities that benefited from the auction are C-CAP and Stop Hunger Now.

Contact Stephen M. Gyurisin at 540-336-7357 or

Winchester Connection

The Winchester Connection, a social group for single professionals over 40, will meet at 6 p.m. Friday at Perkins Restaurant, 711 Millwood Ave., Winchester.

Dress is business casual, and prospective members are welcome. Call 540-313-6303; visit or email

Host Lions

The Winchester Host Lions will hold a business meeting at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Best Western Lee-Jackson banquet room. Call 540-535-0665.

Apple Valley Squares

The Apple Valley Squares offers beginner- level modern western square-dancing lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. each Thursday in the United Auto Workers Building at 2625 Papermill Road in Winchester.

The cost is $5 per lesson. Call 540-631-4222 or 540-336-7412.


AMVETS Post 18 will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2123 at 200 Sulky Drive in Winchester.

All veterans with an honorable discharge and active military service may join.

Call 540-336-1494.

North End Citizens

The North End Citizens Association meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday at the Douglas Learning Center. The next meeting is March 4.

Business Men’s Fellowship

Business Men’s Fellowship, Winchester chapter, will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Butchers Block Buffet in Stephens City.

The speaker will be Rusty Haws, a missionary, pastor, contractor and retailer.

Call 540-955-3680.