Club notes

Wm. Penn Association elects officers

The Dec. 10 meeting of the William Penn Association, Branch 800, Altoona, was held at Our Lady of Lourdes Education Center, Altoona.

The following officers were elected: Dan Greiner, president; Dennis Greiner, vice president; Joan Ballash, secretary; Bob Jones, treasurer; and Victor Ballash, John Conti and Rob Gohn Jr., auditors.

The group voted to participate in the Holiday Basket Program initiated by the WPA Home Office and donated supermarket gift cards to needy families in the area.

WPA members who are full-time students enrolled in a college or university are reminded to apply or re-apply for a scholarship grant for the 2019-20 academic year.

Forms may be found in the William Penn Life monthly magazine.

The WPA is a fraternal organization with headquarters in Pittsburgh.

For more information, call Bob Jones at 942-2661.

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