110 years and counting
A local club with roots stretching back more than a century and with close ties to Keuka College has celebrated a milestone.
The What-So-Ever Club commemorated its 110th anniversary Wednesday at Keuka College. College President Dr. Jorge Diaz-Herrera hosted 14 members of the group at his campus home, the Lucina, for a celebratory luncheon.
The club was formed by community members in 1907 as the What-So-Ever Class of the Sunday School of the Keuka Park Baptist Church. Over the years, college teachers, professors and wives became members, and the group held many of its meetings and functions in Keuka College’s Ball Hall.
The group still meets monthly, often to learn about local organizations. In recent years, presentations have been given by Keuka College, the Finger Lakes Boating Museum, the Finger Lakes Museum and Aquarium, Garrett Chapel, the Arts Center of Yates County, the Penn Yan Housing Council, the Yates County History Center, Yates Christmas Program, Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, and Keuka Comfort Care Home.
The club’s current officers are: Ginny Yost, president; Jane Kinyoun, vice president; Sue Lange, secretary; and Judy Wilbert, treasurer.