The Philaco Women’s Club held its annual installation of officers on Saturday, May 17 at 11:30 a.m.

The meeting took place at Benedict Hall at Trinity Episcopal Church.  A special guest Jan Gainer, Florida recording secretary for the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), installed the incoming officers. 

The new president is Ginny Griner. Maxine Creamer and Clarice Powell are first and second vice presidents. Kate Aguiar will continue to serve as treasurer. Corresponding secretary is Sandi Hengle. Barbara Iman will serve as recording secretary and attorney Rachel Chesnut will take on the duties of parliamentarian.

 At the same meeting, winners of the annual $1,000 scholarships were announced. Franklin County High School senior Brook Pittman was present to receive her award; the other recipient, senior Jathan Martin, was not in attendance. 

Philaco also gave contributions to the Friends of the Franklin County Public Library; Patrons of the Apalachicola Municipal Library; and the Food Pantry at the Saturday meeting. 

Beverly Kelly was honored for her 40-year membership in Philaco with a corsage and a 40-year pin. Fun facts from 1974, the year she joined, were read.

Club committees were also presented with state level recognition from the Florida chapter of GFWC. Education received a statewide first, Conservation a second and Public Issues a third.