PGE topic at Woman’s Club

President Judy Champlin welcomed members and guests to the April 7 lunch meeting of the Woman’s Club of Warren.

Program chairman Sioux Cole introduced Tricia Durbin, vice president of Pennsylvania General Energy (PGE), who came to Warren from the New Castle area. She has been with PGE in the finance department for the last three years. Her topic was “Pennsylvania General Energy, one of the nation’s leaders in energy production.”

PGE was founded in Warren in 1977 by businessmen who wanted to work with communities to meet the challenges in the exploration of oil and natural gas. Their positive relationships have been built in the northern counties of Pennsylvania through leadership, commitment, partnership and hard work.

PGE has earned the trust of land owners willing to let them develop their property by a proven record of conservation and environmental stewardship, Durbin said. She told interesting stories about PGE ensuring the natural habitat of endangered species like the rattlesnake and the wood rat.

In 1988 Pennsylvania General Energy acquired wells belonging to the Quaker State Corporation, Durbin said. A second agreement with Pennzoil brought more operating wells and additional mineral rights.

Durbin’s interesting Powerpoint presentation gave the club a clear picture of PGE’s history and their commitment to responsible stewardship of Pennsylvania’s natural resources.

Peggy Morgan, chairman of the Education, Scholarship and Historic Preservation Group, announced that Woman’s Club member Nan Cashman and her brother, Grant Anderson, have endowed a yearly scholarship in the amount of $650 in memory of their mother, Virginia Anderson. Mrs. Anderson loved Woman’s Club of Warren especially afternoon bridge and is fondly remembered by all who knew her.

Champlin reminded members of upcoming activities such as the Woman’s Club of Warren Tag Sale, Usable Discards, April 18-19 and the Fashion Show and Luncheon May 5. Call the Woman’s Club 723-5910 for tickets and information. Paid reservations are due April 28. These activities help to preserve the club’s gracious home for the use of the residents of Warren.

Hostesses Carol Anderson and Ann Simpson were thanked for arranging lunch and providing Easter decorations for the tables.

The Woman’s Club of Warren welcomes new members. For more information on membership or rental of Woman’s Club facilities, call the Woman’s Club at 723-5910. The next meeting will be a luncheon April 21 at noon. Speaker for the day will be Liz Allen, founder and director of Wild Wind Festival.