Chapter President: Payne, Susan W
Chapter Secretary: Elasky, Kathleen S
Chapter Treasurer: Bragga, Paula K
Athens County Quilt Block Story
In 1966 a small group of energetic retired teachers started discussing the need to become organized as a group - to have closer contact with the state organization. They met at regular intervals in the old Athens High School located on West State Street. They became officially organized in 1968 as a part of the state organization. The first president was Mabel Olson Bell followed by Iris Fierce, Helen Dinsmoor, Pauline Fierce, Mary Helen Rose, Clara Belle Burns, Thomas C. Porter, Dorothy McDonald, Bernice Koehler, Harold Kessler, Marjorie Malone, Bernice Koehler, Christopher Peterson, Beatrice Peterson and Eva Brown. Each person served a period of two years.
Helen Dinsmoor and Mabel Howell are the only two known charter members. The membership has grown from 10 members to 125 members in 1996.
In 1992, Athens County RTA celebrated its 25th anniversary.
2017 Chapter Meetings
All meetings are held on Wednesdays at 12 Noon. Locations are subject to change.
January 4th - Albandy Cafe, Washington St. Albany, OH
March 8th - TBA
May 3rd - The Plains Methodist Church - Rt 682, The Plains
July 5th - Grand Ranchero Athens, OH
September 6th - The Plains Methodist Church - Rt 682, The Plains
November 1st - The Plains Methodist Church - Rt 682, The Plains
NOTE: All locations subject to change