SCC Board and Members Retreat At Claymont Mansion

“Connecting with Shepherdstown” was the theme of a one day retreat held  by the Shepherdstown Community Club for board and general members. Held at the historic Claymont Mansion, the retreat focused on membership and the many SCC events which include the bi-monthly dinners, the Legendary Book Sale held in October, and the Back Alley Garden Tour and Tea held in May.

Board Members Photo, from left to right:  Mike Austin, Russ Byrum, Rebecca Ayraud, Jennifer Wabnitz, Nancy Stewart, Mark Kohut.

The Community Club owns two valuable and historic properties, the War Memorial Building, and Morgan’s Grove Park. Better promoting and outreach was a priority of the retreat. The campaign to save the ash trees in the park (one of the only significant stands of ash trees left in this region) has been a source of great community action.

The War Memorial Building, which celebrates its 150 th anniversary this year,serves as a popular and well-used space for social and civic events and is loved by town citizens and visitors alike.

Funds raised by the SCC go to support these assets.

Group Photo, left to right, back row: Mike Austin, Tom Huddleston, Cam Northouse, Joel Garner, Russ Byrum, Jennifer Wabnitz, Rebecca Ayraud, Mark Kohut. Seated: Martha Young, Shirley Huddleston, Donna Northouse, Winnie Bernat, Nancy Stewart, Steve Ayraud

The SCC board and retreat members have committed to an aggressive schedule of new events, community outreach projects, partnering with Shepherd University, and push for membership going forward. The Shepherdstown community can expect to hear much more in the near future.

The SCC aims to promote a sense of COMMUNITY among its members and with the town. All who visit or belong should feel welcomed and valued.