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.

Forty Fort Meeting House, has changed it’s tour hours this summer to compensate for the hot weather. The building will be closed during August, but will be open again in September and October. Knowledgeable docents can teach families about the early history of Forty Fort, how the Meeting House came to be built, and about the original families whose names are commonplace in Forty Fort today: Dennison, Swetland, Hoyt, Shoemaker, Dorrance, etc. In September, the Forty Fort Meeting House will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 2, 3, 16, 23 and 30. In October, the Meeting House will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. PM on Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28. For more information, visit

General Federation of Women’s Clubs Mountain Top, will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Christ United Methodist Church, 175 S. Main Road, Mountain Top. The speaker will be state Representative Eddie Day Pashinski. Area women ages 18 and older are always welcome to attend. For information or questions, call Gaylene at 570-751-6144 or visit the club’s Facebook page @GFWC Mountain Top.

Dupont VFW Post 4909, 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 and refreshments will be served after both meetings. The post 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.

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.

Wyoming Valley Civil War Round Table, will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 in the lower level of the Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. The program is titled “Fighting the Civil War: Historical Treasures of the Conflict in the Collection of the National Civil War Museum” and will be presented by the National Civil War Museum’s CEO, Mr. Wayne E. Motts. Motts will discuss the history of the war illustrated by some of the nations’ rarest surviving Civil War artifacts in the museum’s collection. The program is open to the public. A $3 donation will be accepted for non-members. New members are always welcome. For information, contact John at (570) 675-8936.

Corvette Club of NEPA, will meet on Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. at Marzoni’s, 26 Montage Mountain Road in Moosic. Final payment on Summer Party and Corvette Weekend in Maryland pending. Interested corvette owners are welcome.

Falls Lions Club, will host a presentation at 7 p.m. Aug. 14 for those with disabilities including vision and hearing problems. Heather Taber, from PIAT will exhibit some of these devices and explain how people can borrow them free of charge. There will be an opportunity to try out some of the equipment that she will bring. This is a free event, open to the public, and will be held at Ardee’s Foodrinkery, Rt. 92, Falls. For more information call 570-410-1830.

Knights of Columbus St. Leo the Great Council 12089, will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at St. Leo’s Church hall, Ashley.

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 102, will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at Keeley’s, 199 Division St., Kingston. For information or membership, call Francis Kennedy at 570-825-3272.

Newport Township Lions Club, will host its 40th annual Golf Tournament Aug. 17 at the Rolling Pines Golf Course. Format is captain and mate with a better ball point system. There will be an 8 a.m. shotgun start, and the fee is $130 per team. Fee includes green fees, cart, refreshments and a skins game. It will also feature $1,500 in cash prizes, if 80 or more golfers participate. A 2018 Ford Focus, donated by Pat and Dan DelBalso Ford, will be awarded to the first player scoring a hole-in-one. For more information, please contact Chairman John Zyla at 570-735-1714.

Order of Alhambra, Alhamar Caravan No. 4, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at Conrads Young Men’s Society, 217 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. For membership, call 570-825-3272. The club will host its annual Special Needs Festival from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Plains Polish American Veterans Pavilion, 2 S. Oak St., Plains Township. Hot dogs, hamburgers, sweet corn, soda and ice cream will be on the menu. The event is free of charge. To volunteer or make reservations by Aug. 5, contact Ray Kownacki, grand advocate, at 570-823-2894. Indicate number of special needs individuals and number of aides or chaperones who will attend. Info:

Wilkes-Barre Area Queens Council, is planning a Red Hat High Tea from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Apple Tree Terrace at Newberry Estate in Dallas. Assorted appetizers, sandwiches and desserts will be served. The cost is $17.00, and the deadline for reservations is Aug. 10. For more information, contact Hazel Markowski at 570-793-4279. All Red Hatters are invited.

Wyoming Area Education Association of Retirees, will hold its 16th annual breakfast on Aug. 23 at Fox Hill Country Club at 10 a.m. This year we will have a breakfast buffet. Paid reservations are required and are due by Aug. 20. Please call the WA Credit Union at 570-693-1339 if you plan to attend. The price is $12 which includes membership dues. Your reservation can be withdrawn from your CU account. Those who are unable to attend or do not belong to the CU can send a check for the dues or reservation made out to WAEA-R to WAFCU, 800 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, PA 18644. There will be door prizes and special favors.

Plains Rotary Club, will hold its 33rd annual Memorial Golf Tournament at the Mountain Laurel Golf course on Aug. 24. All proceeds from the tournament will be used to purchase new winter coats for needy children, Christmas gifts for special needs children and a Christmas dinner for the children and their families, and distribute dictionaries to third-grade students in the Bear Creek Charter school and Plains Solomon Elementary school. In addition, the Plains Rotary sponsors a student at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program each year and recognizes an eighth-grade student form Plains Solomon Junior High school for their community service. To become a sponsor of this event or participate in the tournament, call Plains Rotarian Joe Gelli on 570-881-4367. If you have any questions on Rotary or interested in joining the Plains Rotary send an email to [email protected]

Avoca Ancient Order of Hibernians, will sponsor the Thomas P Durkin Memorial Avoca Open Sept. 1 with an 8 a.m. shot gun start at Pine Hills Golf Course. Cost is $90 per golfer which includes course fees, golf cart, cash prizes and luncheon to follow at the West Side Club. Format is captain and mate. Gibbons Ford of Dickson City will award a new auto to the first hole-in-one on a designated hole. To register, contact Jim Doran at 570-417-8563 or Gene Philbin at 570-313-3079 or stop by the West Side Club on Thursday Evenings. All proceeds benefit a scholarship fund for local high school graduates and other community projects.

Wyoming Area Kiwanis Club, is preparing for their third annual Duck Derby to be held Sept. 2 on the West Pittston river front between the bridges. Ducks are available for $5 on our Facebook page from PayPal at, or buy a duck from any Kiwanis member and win a chance for $500. Second place will be $300 and third will be $200. All proceeds are used for programs and events that our Kiwanis club puts on for children and the community. The ducks will be dropped from the Dale Kridlo Bridge (Fort Jenkins) to the Fire Fighter’s Memorial Bridge at 3 p.m. You do no need to be present to win the prizes.

North End Slovak Citizens Club, will meet at 2 p.m. Sept. 9 at the club home, 635 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. All members are invited to attend. President Robert Palchanis will preside over the meeting. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. 570-829-3398,

San Cataldo Society of Pittston, is sponsoring its annual bus trip to the San Gennaro Festival in New York’s Little Italy on Sept. 22. Seats cost $40 per person. For more information, call Grace Scarantino at 570-655-9377. No refunds or cancellations after Sept. 1.

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.

Back Mountain Bloomers Garden Club, will host its Fall Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 4 at the Irem Country Club, Dallas. The guest speaker will be Kent Russell, nursery owner and radio personality. Cost of the event is $34, which includes luncheon and program. Reservation forms are available at Checks should be payable to Back Mountain Bloomers and received by Sept 20. Seating is limited.