After a two-month winter hiatus the Western Pocono Women's Club will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, March 21, at the Effort Methodist Church. This will be a social evening and a chance to catch up on the club's business.
Membership in the WPWC is open to women 18 years and older seeking to help their community. The members have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, exchange ideas, and form lifelong friendships. The WPWC sponsors two scholarships for local high school women. Check the club website www.westernpoconowomensclub.org  for details about the club and about the scholarships.
Anyone who has any questions about the WPWC should e-mail the organization at email@example.com .
Pride in Chestnuthill
The last scheduled meeting for Pride in Chestnuthill (PIC), March 10, was canceled due to the weather. It has been rescheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, March 31, in the township building.
PIC hopes to set up its first field day for April 9, meeting at 8 a.m., at the township building, located on Route 715. The rain date for the field day is April 16.
At that meeting, the future will be discussed as well as roads that are littered. PIC is in desperate need of volunteers to help. It only involves about two hours on a Saturday morning and approximately five to six times a year.
For further information call (570) 992-7247 or (570) 992-5258.
A memorial service will be held for Richard Balentine at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 19, at Effort UMC.
Several agencies will now need new cribs in light of new safety mandates. Among them is the Pregnancy Resource of the Poconos. The agency can be reached at (570) 424-0373.
February statistics from the county for the six tax-dollar supported food pantries has the Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network again serving the most client families, although the Pocono Mountain Ecumenical Hunger Ministry served larger family groups. The six food pantries together touched the lives of over 3,000 persons in need in one month.
The Western Pocono Lioness Club will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, at the American Legion. Special desserts and coffee will be served.
West Enders will be among the folks participating in the annual Monroe County St. Patrick's Parade. It is being held Sunday, March 20, between the boroughs of Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg.
The monthly gathering for the Pocono Parkinson's Support Group will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, at the Loder Building in East Stroudsburg.