The Women's Board of Catholic Charities Community Services of Summit County (CCCS/SC) hosted its annual banquet May 5 at Silver Lake Country Club. President Anne MacWherter thanked Suncrest Gardens for the beautiful centerpieces and gave an overview of the Board's successful year, including the Bags of Love Christmas program and the Annual Luncheon fundraiser. Anne honored Pat Gerber with the President's Award for her many years of dedication to the Women's Board.

Director of CCCS/SC, Catherine Adamek, announced that Susie Straits had been given the Hope Award for 37 years of commitment to Catholic Charities. Catherine offered her appreciation and thanks to Susie and to all members of the Women's Board. Alice Barger presented Catherine with checks totaling $14,250 to be used for emergency assistance, and the Hot Meals and Camp Christopher Disabilities programs. Helen Lewis, chair of the Camp Scholarship Fund, gave Catherine a check for $1179.

Officers for the 2017-18 year are: President Anne MacWherter, VP Connie Hopper, Recording Secretary Kathy Eisenman, Corresponding Secretary Sandi Denholm, and Treasurer Janet D'Antonio. The next meeting of the Women's Board will be held at Blessed Trinity Church, 300 E Tallmadge Ave in Akron on September 9 at 9:30. New members are always welcome.