Tarrara women ends club year with honors

Published 3:22 pm Saturday, May 20, 2017


The eight members of the GFWC Tarrara Woman’s Club Boykins concluded their year with the traditional banquet and awards program, which took place on Thursday evening in the fellowship hall of Boykins United Methodist Church.

Among the guests were Joy Matkowsky, GFWC Virginia Third Vice President and director of Junior Clubs. She is also a member of the Powhatan Woman’s Club, which has eight members as does the Boykins group.

Laurel Livingston, local president, announced the honors the club earned from its projects.

GFWC Southside District

  • Home Life Partnership – Easter Seals: Best Single Project
  • Newsletter “Tarrara Tidings” – Third Club for Small Club
  • Membership – Best Single Project – Small Club
  • Communications and Public Relations – Special Emphasis – Small Club
  • Public Issues; Special Recognition — Fill the Truck
  • Home Life – Best Single Project – Small Club
  • Education Partnership – HOBY — Best Single Project – Small Club
  • Education Partnership – HOBY — Best Overall – Small Club
  • GFWC Signature Project of Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention – Best Single Project – Small Club
  • Conservation – Best Overall – Small Club


GFWC Virginia

  • Conservation – Best Single Project – Small Division
  • Newsletter – Third Place – Small Division
  • Participation on State Fair 2016
  • Anniversary scroll presented for 75 years of service


Scholarships were presented by longtime member Jean Drewry to Rebecca Giorgi and Brittany Bunn. Both Southampton High School seniors will each receive $350. Rebecca, the daughter of Debbie and Jerry Nahrebecki Jr., plans to earn a degree in hospitality management.

Bunn is going to Virginia Tech with the goal of earning a degree in business information technology, and then toward a career in health administration. She’s the daughter of Denise and Jack Bunn.

Laurel Livingston is going to represent Virginia at the GFWC annual convention in California this June, and will also attend LEADS.

“The GFWC Leadership Education and Development Seminar program is intended to identify GFWC members at the grassroots level who have the potential and the desire to assume leadership positions in GFWC beyond their club,” she said. “Participation in LEADS can help these members gain the capabilities, confidence, and commitment necessary to pursue and achieve higher office and serve with distinction. The GFWC LEADS program is held annually the day before the official opening of the GFWC Annual Convention.

“…it is certainly an honor to be selected as the Virginia delegate. I look forward to meeting attendees from across the nation to share ideas and learn what future GFWC leadership opportunities will available to me – who knows where it will take me?

Club member Tiffani Livingston announced that because her husband’s job is transferring her out of state, she will have to leave. But not before thanking Laurel for her leadership in the club as well as the support she’s given as Tiffani’s mother-in-law.