Exeter Women’s Club marks a milestone
By JASON SCHREIBER
Union Leader Correspondent | June 12. 2013 8:50PM
Betty Lusona, 88, left, and Bradley Brewitt, 91, were among the past presidents of the Exeter Area General Federation of Women's Clubs who attended the organization's 60th anniversary celebration at the Exeter Inn last Saturday. (JASON SCHREIBER PHOTO)
That was 60 years ago.
“When I was president and I was young, we worked hard and did a lot of things. We did a lot of good for the community,” recalled Brewitt, who lives in Wolfeboro and summers in Hampton.
The club marked its 60th anniversary with a celebration last Saturday night at the Exeter Inn, but it wasn’t just a big party. The women’s group dedicated to improving the community used the event to raise money as it prepares to kick off a fundraising campaign aimed at renovating the Exeter Senior Center.
The women’s club plans to work with other groups on the fundraising effort to improve the Senior Center on Court Street.
The center, which was once a fire station, is in need of improvements, including new flooring, upgrades to the kitchen and more storage areas, club members said.
Club membership has grown over the years to about 70 members today. Their ages range from women in their 20s to those in their 70s and include people like Julie Avant of Brentwood, who serves as treasurer and joined eight years ago after moving to the area.
Betty Lusona, 88, of Exeter, was among the club’s past presidents who attended Saturday’s gala. She served as president in the early 1960s.