Club and society meetings


Editor’s note: The Times Leader will keep a rolling file of club and society meetings and publish them weekly — online every week and in print when space permits. To submit your club or society meeting notice, email [email protected] with the name of your organization, time, date and exact location of the meeting with full address. The Times Leader reserves the right to edit all submissions for style, content and space.

Pi Beta Gamma Club, will hold its next meeting at 6 p.m. June 20 at Bear Creek Inne in Bear Creek. Arrangements will be made by officers. Plans for future charitable donations will be discussed. Guests are welcome to attend. If interested, call 570-736-6304.

Northeast Pennsylvania Red Hats, will host a PJ Party at Cooper’s Waterfront in Pittston from 9 a.m. to noon June 21. A full breakfast will be served. Attendees are invited to wear pajamas. Deadline for reservations is June 8. Please call Rose Ann Rink at 570-510-8877 or 570-410-1084 for more information.

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 102, will meet at 7 p.m. June 21 at the VFW on Wyoming Avenue in Kingston. Chapter Commander Ray Smith will preside.

Dallas Rotary Club, will sponsor its sixth annual special wine and dine event for charity on June 23 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Luzerne County Fairgrounds, Route 118, Dallas. The Wine & Dine Festival will feature tastings of the finest wines from the Back Mountain and Endless Mountains areas and beyond. A variety of food and goods will also be available for sale by area vendors and craftsmen, and there will be live musical entertainment all day long by Iron Cowboy, Flaxy Morgan, Big Daddy Dex and The Dan Reynolds Duo. Visit their web site at: or look for them on Face book for ticket information on line or at local retailers.

Kingston Historical Society, will host the 13th annual tour of Historic Churches beginning at 1 p.m. on June 24. Local history buff, Jan Lakuta will lead the group meeting at Wyoming Seminary’s Stettler Hall on North Sprague Avenue. The tour will feature the Bell Tower of the Chapel once located on campus, the former Kingston Presbyterian Church, now the Wyoming Valley Montesori School, 851 Market Street; the Church of Christ Uniting, 190 S Sprague Avenue; the Dorranceton United Methodists Church, 549 Wyoming Avenue; and the Westmoor Church of Christ on South Goodwin Avenue. Jan will give information on each church, and there will also be a representative at each church to give background and answer questions. Further information and questions can be sent to [email protected] or contact Jan at 570-296-6471 during business hours or 570-296-2181 evenings. The tour which will begin at 1 pm is free and open to the public.

Lithuanian Women’s Club of Wyoming Valley, will hold their monthly meeting/luncheon at 1:15 p.m. June 26 at Boscov’s Restaurant. Lunch will take place at noon with the business meeting to follow. New members are welcome. The recent 90th anniversary of the group and future goals will be discussed.

Jacquelines of Knights of Columbus Council 372, will meet at 7 p.m. June 26 at the KoC post on South Main Street in Pittston. Installation of officers for 2018-2019 will take place. Officers to be installed are President Ginger Murphy, Vice President Joan McFadden, Recording Secretary Lynn Gionta, Treasurer Mary Lou Butler and Corresponding Secretary Ann Nardone. Jean Goham will preside over the installation. This will be the last meeting until Sept. 25.

The Luzerne-Columbia PARSE (Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees) Chapter will hold a business meeting/luncheon on June 28, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. at Genetti Hotel and Conference Center, 77 E. Market Street, Wilkes-Barre. Please mail your reservation form by June 18 to Robert Berkey, 41 East Mt. Airy Road, Shavertown, PA 18708. Garrett Mallory from Professional Insurance Services Incorporated will provide an insurance update. New members are welcome. Call Carol Yozviak at 570-262-1498 for information.

American Legion Mountain Post 781, the July 4th Celebration at the American Legion Post 781, off of Church Rd., Mountaintop will start after the parade at the Legion Grove. All members and their families are invited to attend. Admission to the festivities will be a donation of a non-perishable item by each person in your group. These items will fill packages for troops serving overseas during the Christmas holiday. Please deposit your non perishable item in the container provided upon your arrival. Some suggested items are: Beef jerky, tissues, flea and tick collars, wrapped candy (any kind), sardines (pull tab), canned fruit, tuna, tooth brushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, powered sweetened juice drinks, iced tea mix, lemonade, cheese crackers, peanut butter crackers, granola bars, peanuts, trail mix, water (plastic bottle), chips, pretzels, popcorn, Tastykakes, packaged cookies, raisins, writing paper, pens/pencils, phone cards, gum, mints, Tylenol, white socks, bright colored pillow cases, Visine eye wash, bubbles, squirt guns, puzzle books of any kind, body wash, shampoo, instant coffee, tea bags, small travel games (chess, checkers, sorry, scrabble, etc.), Band-aides, playing cards, old maid cards, crazy eights, Uno, Phase 10, deodorant, wet wipes, rubbing alcohol, Gold Bond foot powder, any funny DVD’s and talc powder. Please check expiration dates as these packages will not be sent out until November for the Christmas holiday.

Knights of Columbus St. Leo the Great Council 12089, will meet at 7 p.m. July 10 at Saint Leo’s Church hall, 33 Manhattan St., Ashley. Grand Knight Frank A. will preside.

Alhamar Caravan No. 4, will meet at 7:30 p.m. July 11 at Saint Conrads Young Men’s Society, 217 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Grand Commander Cathy Kennedy will preside. All members are welcome.

Plains Lions Club, will host its annual Golf Tournament fundraiser July 15 at Sand Spring Country Club in Drums. Registration begins at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Team format is captain and crew. $85 per person or $340 per team covers all fees. Event features a raffle table, hole prizes, games, cash prizes for flight winners and full course dinner immediately following the tournament. Club is seeking hole sponsors and donated items for the raffle table. Contact Tom Mulhern at 570-606-9944 or email [email protected] for more information. Potential patrons may also contact any Plains Lions Club member.

Dallas Chapter Eastern Star Building Association, will host a flea market and craft and vendor sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 27 at the Easter Star hall, 15 Foster St., Dallas. The event features inside and outside vendors, whimpies, hot dogs, haluski and desserts. Welsh cookies will also be available for purchase. Info: Dianne Corby, 570-675-4893.

Dupont VFW Post 4909, will hold a Sock Hop Dinner Dance on Sept. 8. Millennium will provide live musical entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. A dinner buffet will be served from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., and the bar will be open from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The donation is $30 per person. For tickets and reservations, see Bob at the VFW or call Bob at 570-654-9104. Deadline for reservations is Sept. 7. Members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at the post home. Commander Mark Roney will preside. The Home Association meeting will follow. Food, refreshments and camaraderie will occur after both meetings.

Wyoming Valley Woman’s Club, will sponsor a trip to see “Nunsense” at the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse in New Jersey on Aug. 8. The trip costs $90, which includes bus seat, ticket to the show and lunch. For information or to make a reservation, call Linda Cholewa at 570-379-3667 or Suanne Moses at 570-822-4976.

Rotary Club of Mountain Top, will hold its annual Steam Train Excursion from Mountain Top to historic Jim Thorpe on Sept. 22, rain or shine. Tickets are available at Triangle Pharmacy in Mountain Top or online at EventBrite. The price is $70 per person. Boarding time is 8:30 a.m., and departure will take place at 9:30 a.m. The return trip departs at 4 p.m. from Jim Thorpe. The train yard at Penobscot it not handicap accessible.