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Chapter Champs: Happily Hooked on Crochet Club Chapter of CGOA

Chapter Champs Interview by Gwen Blakley Kinser Fourth in a series of interviews with inspiring CGOA chapter members: Grace Aquila, President Happily Hooked on Crochet Chapter of CGOA
GBK: Your chapter was started in 2001 by Dee Stanziano. Were you involved at that time in getting the chapter going also? Grace: I found the group through a co-worker about a year into its creation. Loved the people and getting together with them and crocheting. Dee: We were officially recognized as a Chapter in October 2001, right after 9/11. At that time, to start a Chapter, five CGOA members were required. The founders are: Hilda Nichols (deceased), Ruth Arbitelle (deceased), Ruth Young, Kay Perna, and myself.While I have returned to college and am still recovering from an arm injury, I’m still involved with the Chapter and act as co-Vice President with Nancy Smith. Ruth Young, our oldest member (and forever ‘young’) is one of our most active members, crocheting many items for our various charity drives. G…
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