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Chadwick Bay Women present three scholarships

The Chadwick Bay Chapter of New York State Women Inc. met at Shorewood Country Club recently for the presentation of the chapter’s annual scholarships.

Three scholarships were presented, as Victoria Howell of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, Terri Pacos and Joan Houck of the Scholarship Committee presented Stephanie Buck, Margelly Perez and Maitland Langworthy with scholarships.

Buck will be graduating in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in social work. She plans on opening a holistic practice with childcare for women going back to work. She has two young children and has been quite busy with remote learning and taking care of them.

Perez will be graduating from Jamestown Community College in January 2022 with an associate’s degree in human services.

Langworthy, one of the scholarship winners was honored at the June dinner meeting at the Cassadaga Country Club. She will finish her master’s degree in May 2022. She is a teacher at the Northern Chautauqua Catholic School. The school was practicing COVID-19 regulations and kept the school open to in-person learning. Langworthy said the children really enjoyed socializing with their friends.

Langworthy is also the owner of her own ice cream truck and travels through Fredonia, Dunkirk, Brocton and Westfield selling ice cream cones and ice cream, novelties. She is in Fredonia on Fridays between 5 and 7 p.m. at Barker Commons. The name of her business is Serving up Smiles.

One of the winners from 2020, Emily Clapp, was able to finish her degree and is looking forward to teaching dental hygienist science.

Chapter members said they enjoy the event because it provides members an opportunity to meet the scholarship recipients and talk to them about their plans as non-traditional students. As an organization that focuses on helping women to improve their lives professionally, politically and personally the Chadwick Bay Chapter Scholarships are one way to achieve that goal. Each year the chapter has applications available through the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation beginning in January. Those weho are a non-traditional female student or know a non-traditional female student are eligible to apply for a scholarship.

The New York State Women Inc. state conference was held in Waterloo, N.Y. Terri Pacos, Michele Starwalt-Woods and Donnie Hover attended the meeting.

Chapter members are also moving ahead and want to increase membership. President Jacquie Shellman requested that each chapter member bring a guest to dinner meetings to introduce them to the cause of advancing women in the work place and achieving their full potential.

After dinner New York State Women Inc Chadwick Bay 2021-22 officers were installed. Joan Houck installed Donaldly Hover as president, Christine Storer as first vice president, Terri Pacos as second vice president, and Michele Starwalt-Woods at secretary. There will be a summer picnic in August.

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