WV Farm Bureau Magazine December 2015 - Page 15

Lines to the Ladies Pam Hessler, WVFB Women’s Leadership Committee Chair Wow, what a busy weekend we all had at the WVFB Annual Meeting. I have been overwhelmed by all the support from across the state throughout the year. I am so honored that the voting delegates at the annual luncheon voted me to serve another year as your State Chair. The role is made even easier as both Mary Clay (Vice Chair) and Tanya Pitsenbarger (Secretary) will be beside me for another year, along with the other members of the committee. I continue to work with an incredible TEAM of ladies from across the state and could not do what I do without each one of them. Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to Norma Pursley, Region 7 Chair as she decided to step down after many years serving on the state committee. But, the best thing is, I know she is just a phone call away as are many of those I have been so privileged to serve with in the past; Ethel Nash, JoEllen Blair, Jeanne Carter, etc. Now, let me report all the results from that busy weekend. The Flora Turner Youth Speech Competition was held on Friday evening with nine contestants. Let me tell you, each year these students amaze me with their performance and knowledge. The 1st place winner was Rachael Martin from Putnam County, 2nd place was Savannah Metheny from Lewis County, and 3rd place was Mattison Johnson from Ritchie County. Each one of these young ladies took home $500, $300, an