Eugene Hamilton, a retired United Methodist pastor, a collector of fine "junque," and inspirational speaker, brought several items from his collection for his speaking engagement at the Western Pocono Women's Club (WPWC). The topic of his talk was "The Influential Women in My Life." He spoke about his kindergarten teacher and his fifth-grade teacher in a "Show and Tell" presentation of "treasures" he has from both of these ladies, and how they influenced his life. His message was that each of us have an influence on others, and through the skills we possess, our lives make a difference. To learn more about WPWC, visit, email or call Pat Mackes at (610) 681-4967 or email