Elizabeth Hughes Society

Elizabeth Hughes Society

Membership is open to women seeking the opportunity for friendship, voluntary service, self-developm

To promote by education and active cooperation, a higher public spirt and a better social order.


Women Receiving the Scholarships from Elizabeth Hughes

Photos from Elizabeth Hughes Society's post 03/29/2022

Elizabeth Hughes Society invites you to apply for a scholarship! See attachments.


Our next program and General Meeting is Monday, March 28th at 7:30 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church,398 N. Locust St., Elizabethtown, PA. The program is "Master gardener: Tips From the masters". with Lois Miklas. She will show us what old master paintings and gardening have in common. All are invited.

Photos from Elizabeth Hughes Society's post 04/22/2021

The application for our annual Women for Women Scholarship is now available. Print off a copy here or pick up one at Elizabethtown Public Library.


Hello everyone! As you may have heard, the board decided that we will not plan to meet again until the 2021-2022 year begins in September 2021. Best wishes to all for a safe and happy holiday season.


Hello everyone! We all miss seeing each other. Just as a reminder, due to the pandemic, all meetings and events are cancelled until the end of this year when the Board will discuss what plans we can make for 2021. Stay safe!


We are in need of plastic bags and paper bags at the Community Cupboard, the size used at grocery stores. We use these to bag food for clients. If you have any at home you can recycle, please put them in the donation bin at the cupboard or drop them off Wednesday or Saturday morning when we are open. Thanks!

Photos from Elizabeth Hughes Society's post 05/21/2020

While our 2019-2020 year was cut short, the Program Planning Committee had fun thinking about and preparing our program list for our 2020-2021 year. They send their best wishes for a safe and happy summer and look forward to seeing everyone in September!


From President Amy Carroll:

I am very, very pleased to announce the election of the 2020-2022 Executive Board of our Elizabeth Hughes Society.

President – Rose Ann Wade

First Vice Presidents, Program Co-chairs – Carol Bosserman and Marilyn Muston

Second Vice President, Membership Chair – Linda Keesey

Recording Secretary – Peggy Shaffer

Corresponding Secretary – Elaine Jackson

Treasurer – Kim Wolgemuth

A proper installation will be conducted when we meet again, but, until then, I encourage all of our members to support our incoming officers as they plan for the future during a very disrupted and uncertain present.

Thank you for the privilege you have given me to be president of the Elizabeth Hughes Society. I look forward to our being together again before too long.



$1000 Scholarship Available

Women For Women

Sponsored by the Elizabeth Hughes Society

Women candidates must by 25 years of age or older, and be residents of the Elizabethtown Area School District.

Applications are available from Marilyn Muston at 717-808-1249 or [email protected], and must be postmarked by June 1, 2020.

Please share with local women who might be attending school, thinking about going back to school, or those who might know others who could benefit from this scholarship.


NOTICE: The March 23 meeting has been cancelled. The March 24 fundraiser with Isaac's Restaurant is cancelled. The April 6 book review - RuthlessTide: The Heroes and Villains of the Johnstown Flood, America's Gilded Age Disaster - has been moved to May 5 at 7PM. Please update your calendars! Thanks.

Photos from Elizabeth Hughes Society's post 03/02/2020

We are very excited about our upcoming March 23 program at 7:30, at St. Paul's Methodist Church. All are welcome!!!

Bringing the Ladies to Life - Queen Victoria, Mary Todd Lincoln and Sarah Bernhardt

Presented by the famous Candice O’Donnell, frequent actress at the Ware Center and Fulton Theaters. Candice is a former Elizabethtown College professor and actress for many years. She will be bringing three famous historical ladies, Queen Victoria, Mary Todd Lincoln, and Sarah Bernhardt to life as she has done many times before on stage. She will explain the intertwining of these three ladies lives through years of research and recently released documents and personal letters from Queen Victoria. Recently released documents that Candice researched also reveals information about Queen Victoria’s oldest son , Bertie , and his relationship with Sarah Bernhardt. Ms O’Donnell will bring tears to your eyes and belly laughter to her audience during this wonderful presentation. Please bring your spouses and friends to enjoy this evening together. This is a must see performance at the Elizabeth Hughes Society meeting on March 23 at 7:30 at St. Paul’s Methodist Church at 398.N Locust Street in Elizabethtown.



Club Ophelia is in full swing this Spring! Students come together to in Club Ophelia to learn more about healthy interpersonal relationship skills and ways to address bullying. EACTC is very proud to offer this after school program!

Photos from Elizabeth Hughes Society's post 02/25/2020

Great meeting last night! Thanks to Rosalyn Hurley who shared her adventures in the Peace Corp in the 60’s, in El Salvador.

Photos from Elizabeth Hughes Society's post 11/26/2019

We had another excellent program last night with Marge and Walt Cook sharing “Christmas in the White House”. Enjoy the photos.


Apples, apples, apples! What a great program last night. Here is the list of apples. Feel free to share.


Omega Health Screen, Performed by Quest Diagnostics - Saturday September 21 at GEARS in Elizabethtown. For more information and to register, call 800-776-6342.


Our first meeting of the year is coming soon on Monday, September 23, 6:30 p.m.
Regular Meeting - Carry-In Tapas Party and Informal Program

Please bring 2 ½ dozen tapas to share plus serving utensils
for your dish. Place settings will be provided.

Our home-made informal program asks, “What sparks your joy?” You may bring an object, photo, or a remembrance of a time and place of joy to share with a small group. What it is that sparks the emotion of joy in your life?

Membership dues of $40 are due.

Photos from Elizabeth Hughes Society's post 07/16/2019

Congratulations to Valerie Belmont who was selected for our annual Women 4 Women $1000 scholarship! Valerie is pursuing advanced training in nursing. We all wish her the best of luck!

Valerie has been a resident of Elizabethtown for the past 22 years. She and her husband have 5 children. The entire family has participated in many Elizabethtown community activities. Valerie has volunteered for Girls Confidence Conference, Arm of Hope fundraiser, Elizabethtown Community and Outreach Services (ECHO), assisted in settling refugees from the Congo and Kenya to Elizabethtown, lectured on healthcare to visiting Chinese students.
Valerie currently is employed as a nurse at UPMC Pinnacle in Lititz, Pennsylvania. She is pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Cedarville University School of Nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner program in Cedarville, Ohio.

The Women for Women scholarship was established in memory of the late Elizabeth Hughes member Esther Winters. The society learned that Winters returned to school as an adult to become a pharmacist. Thus the group established a Women for Women Scholarship to provide assistance or encouragement for eligible women to return to school for a degree, to obtain or renew a license, or to become certified in an occupation. The scholarship was established because society members believe this is an area where need often exists but where help is often very limited. The Elizabeth Hughes Society does award an annual scholarship to a graduating senior at Elizabethtown Area High School also.

This year, 5 women completed the application process . Scholarship chairwoman, Marilyn Muston, noted that most applicants were married with children, and that they were pursuing careers in a variety of fields including Nursing, Masters of Business Administration, Certified Peer Speciality Training, Spiritual Direction Training, and social work. A committee reviewed the applications, which included letters of recommendation and an essay by the applicant. The committee members ; Ann Fetter, Carol Hunter, Donna Young, Sandi Bush and Elizabeth Hughes Society President , Amy Carroll, selected Valerie as the 2019 recipient.

“All of the applicants were very worthy and faced many obstacles of reaching their educational goals. They were all very deserving , but we had to select one award winner” said Chairwoman Muston. We award a scholarship every year. Information will be available for next year’s scholarship in April 2020.


Hi everyone! The Community Cupboard recently posted their need for plastic grocery shopping bags to use for clients. If you have any, or have any paper bags you want to recycle, please consider dropping them off at the Cupboard on Wednesday or Saturday from 10-2 or put them in the food drop off bin to the right of the building at 61 E. Washington St. anytime. Or if you need someone to pick them up, contact Sandi Bush. Thanks!

Photos from Elizabeth Hughes Society's post 05/22/2019

We had a wonderful time at our May 20th banquet at Nick's Bistro in Marietta! Congratulations to our scholarship recipients who attended.


Enjoy this video from Susquehanna Service Dogs - a wonderful reminder of the great program we had several months ago!!


Photos from Elizabeth Hughes Society's post 04/23/2019

Great program tonight by Sandy Lockerman on hummingbirds!

Photos from Elizabeth Hughes Society's post 04/06/2019

Applications are now available for our annual Women for Women $1000 scholarship. Applicants must be women age 25 or older, must reside in the Elizabethtown School District, have a high school diploma or GED, and must be continuing her education by working towards a college degree, an educational license or certificate for any profession, or working towards a registration for any profession. Two letters of recommendation are also required. Due date for the applications is June 1. Final notification will be made by June 30. The scholarship will be made payable to the educational institution, not to the applicant. Please print the two attachments for more information. Good luck!

Photos from Elizabeth Hughes Society's post 01/29/2019

We had a great program tonight with Susquehanna Service Dogs!

Photos from Elizabeth Hughes Society's post 01/08/2019

Lovely lunch today at Ciro’s!

Photos from Elizabeth Hughes Society's post 12/01/2018

Wonderful drive tonight through Star Barn Village tonight. The lights were awesome! Also included are photos of upcoming events!


We are collecting items for ECHOS to be given to folks moving into a new apartment. Here is our list - these can be new or gently used! Thanks!

Photos from Elizabeth Hughes Society's post 11/27/2018

Excellent program tonight from Susan Lilly, who shared the Arch Street Center’s History, Mission, and Success. For more information, check out their website at www.archstreetcenter.org.


A huge thanks to Roni Ryan, Elizabethtown Borough Manager, who shared an overview of our regional planning process last night at our meeting.

For more information on the Lancaster County Places 2040 plan, visit places2040.com.

Up next month is our Book Review with local author Maria V. Snyder who wrote “Poison Study”, on Monday November 12 at 7pm at the Elizabethtown Library, and our regular meeting Monday November 26 at 7:30 at St. Paul’s Methodist Church. Susan Lily from Arch Street Center will share information about that important group. This is open to the public. We invite local women interested in membership to come see what we do.


If you are interested in helping at the Winter Shelter, here are the training dates!

Winter Shelter Volunteer Info!


Eight Elizabeth Hughes Society members enjoyed a tour of WITF. Here they are with Scott Lamar, host of Smart Talk and Robert, tour guide.


The Elizabeth Hughes Society Newsletter

October 2018

President’s Message - from Amy Carroll

What a delicious start we had to our program year! Each tapas dish was tasty on its own, and together they made an exciting meal. Thank you to all who made the evening so delightful.

Our next program, presented by Roni Ryan, will be an informative one, and I look forward to being encouraged by the prospects of regional cooperation. If you do not already know our speaker, please take the opportunity on October 22 to introduce yourself. It is important for us to meet her, and it is additionally important for her to meet the generous, caring members of the Elizabeth Hughes Society.

Women in Action in October – from Marge Rineer October 22, 2018 – 7:30 p.m.
Roni Ryan, the Elizabethtown Borough Manager, will be presenting a program titled, “Planning Beyond Borders.” The municipalities of the Elizabethtown area will soon be updating The Regional Strategic Plan for Elizabethtown Borough, Conoy Township, Mount Joy Township, and West Donegal Township. The Lancaster County Planning Commission is completing “Places 2040,” the county’s comprehensive plan. Roni will discuss the challenges, incentives, and benefits of regional planning.

Please plan to join us for this informative program to learn more about changes that will impact the citizens of our local communities under this new Lancaster County comprehensive plan. The Preliminary Public Draft of “Places 2040,” is available for public review at lancastercountyplanning.org.

Arts and Leisure – from Rose Ann Wade

On Monday, October 8, we will enjoy a guided tour of the WITF television studios and then have lunch at Chick-fil-A. The carpool will leave from the parking lot of the Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren (near the shed) at 11:00 a.m. If you have not signed up but plan to go, please contact Rose Ann Wade.

November Book Review – from Carol Hunter

Maria V. Snyder, Elizabethtown’s best-selling author of 15 novels including Central PA’s 2018 One Book, One Community selection, Poison Study, will present a discussion of this work and her ideas on the writing process on Monday, November 12, at 7:00 p.m. at the Elizabethtown Public Library, 10 S. Market St., Elizabethtown.

The title of her talk will be “Ideas, Influences and Inspiration.”

She says: “One of the most common questions I receive as a published author is: How do you get your ideas? This presentation will explain the process of how I spark ideas, including the idea for my first novel, Poison Study. But getting an idea is just the start of a long process that uses a combination of influences and inspiration (as well as research) to turn these ideas into stories. I will use examples from Poison Study to illustrate my writing technique.”

A meteorologist turned novelist, Snyder has been the on New York Times bestseller list, has won numerous awards and teaches at her alma mater, Seton Hill University, where she happily shares her knowledge of writing with the current crop of MFA students.

This event is open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Elizabeth Hughes Society and The Elizabethtown Public Library. Following the talk and a question and answer period there will be a book signing (discounted books will be offered for sale) and refreshments, including the library’s special coffee blend in Maria’s honor.

Coterie Club Prayer Breakfast – from Sue Malvin

The Coterie Club of Lancaster has invited any Elizabeth Hughes Society member who is interested to attend their annual Prayer Breakfast on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. For details, contact Sue Malvin, Corresponding Secretary at 717-367-9205. The deadline is Saturday, November 10.

High School Scholarship Recipient – from Shirley Miller

The 2018 Elizabeth Hughes High School Scholarship winner is Jenna Brantley. Jenna is attending the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences. Jenna has volunteered at Masonic Village and her supervisor states that "she has demonstrated dedication and interest in working with this population and will be a great addition to the healthcare field in the future".

Happy Birthday this month to

Ah, could it be true? No member has a birthday this month? We must do something about this, don’t you think?

Executive Board Meeting

Monday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren Parlor

Reminder – If you have not yet paid your annual dues of $40, today would be a good day to do so. Your support of the Club’s programs and activities is vital and greatly appreciated.

October Hostesses: Pat Adams and Ann Fetter October Greeters: Maria McCall and Marilyn Muston

Tapas Bar 09/30/2018
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