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Collegiate Alumnae Plan Meetings

WHEELING — Collegiate Alumnae of Wheeling will hold five meetings for 2019-20.

The group’s first meeting of the year will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday on the lower level of Christ United Methodist Church, 1232 National Road. After a brief business meeting, Bill Beatty will give a presentation, “Banding at Goldfinch Ridge.” Luncheon will be served. To make reservations, call Marlene Ingram, 304-780-4800.

Other meetings to begin at 11:30 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church are as follows:

∫ Nov. 9 — Betsy and Dave Phillips, “The Witness Tree at Monument Place.”

∫ Dec. 14 — Tim Thompson and the Crazy 8s, “Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre: Past and Present.”

∫ March 14 — Steve Roth, “Honey Bees as Pollinators.”

∫ April 18 — Travis Henline, “Wheeling History Museum.”

Collegiate is an independent group of women whose goal is to encourage and assist young women to attend college in West Virginia.

In 1908, a few college women realized they could help young women attend college by granting loans. That process has evolved into providing financial scholarships to women attending West Liberty University and West Virginia Northern Community College.

Any contributions in addition to the annual dues are applied to scholarship funding.

The association does not conduct fundraising. Anyone who has a two-year or four-year degree from an institution of higher education may attend the meetings and support this organization.

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