Family Resource Network

Wetzel County FRN

The Wetzel County Family Resource Network is currently going through a transition period. During this time, updates will be made when possible, however until this transition is completed, regular updates will not be posted, and events will not be planned.

Please continue to use the published directory on our website for needed services. We are looking forward to completing this process and getting back to work supporting the people of Wetzel County.

Although the river is due to crest lower then originally expected the Officers of the board have requested the meeting be cancelled that is scheduled for Tuesday. We will be sending out a new date for March. We’ve had many businesses and families move everything in preparation for flooding and we thought it best to give them the time they need to get everything situated.

Due to the widespread flu that is hitting our area, and because of some further preparation for upcoming events, we will be postponing our FRN Meeting until Tuesday, February 27th.

The meeting will still take place from Noon to 2:00 PM. A light lunch will be served. The meeting will take place at West Virginia Northern Community College, New Martinsville Campus.

The physical address is 141 Main Street, New Martinsville West Virginia.

Our second annual Paws with Claus will be held on December 17th, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Bring your pet to the Lewis Wetzel Family Center and they can get their picture taken with Santa. (Human family members are welcome to get in the picture, too!)

Last year was our first year for this event, and we were uncertain as to how it would go. Happily, we had 27 families and pets come to the event and absolutely loved it.

This event is free, and we are so happy to be able to bring it to the community again.

It’s that time of year again! Do your holiday cleaning and help out the Wetzel County Family Resource Network.

The FRN is sponsoring their annual Free Clothing / Housewares / Toys Distribution. We will accept the following donation:

  • Clothing of any size, including shoes, belts, hats and coats
  • Material
  • Curtains
  • Bed linens
  • Toys and books
  • Housewares, including dishes, pots and pans, and towels. (Mismatched sets are fine, too!)

Please make sure all donations are either new or in good used condition.

We are unable to accept the following items:

  • Large appliances
  • Furniture
  • Tires

You can drop off items at the Lewis Wetzel Family Center on:

Tuesday, December 12th
Wednesday, December 13th
Thursday December 14th

You can drop off items between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

Please feel welcome to come and shop with us on Friday, December 15th from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM. This is a free distribution that is open to anyone regardless of income. Come along, and brink a friend.

Call the FRN office at 304-771-8533 or email us at wcfrn@yahoo.com with any questions. Also be sure to “Like” us on Facebook and check back on our website to follow our events.

Thank you so much for supporting our effort!

This project is made possible with financial assistance from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

The October 2017 meeting of the Wetzel County Family Resource Network will be held on October 24th from Noon until 2:00 PM. As usual, the meeting will be held at the New Martinsville Campus of West Virginia Northern Community College, and refreshments will be served.

Please keep an eye on our website and Facebook Page for information on more upcoming events, including Boo at Bruce. If your agency would like a table to distribute information and treats for Boo at Bruce, please contact Parks and Recreation at 304-455-9130.

The Academic Support Center, in collaboration with NAMI, will be hosting a FREE screening of the movie “ELIZABETH BLUE”, one young woman’s story of life with schizophrenia. Join us this Thursday, September 21, 2017  at 6:00pm in the B&O Auditorium! Popcorn and candy included!

Please RSVP 304.214.8923 or EMAIL HERE

Only two lunch & learn sessions left for this year! This one on Sept. 26 and the Small Business Risk Management on Oct. 24.

LUNCH & LEARN SERIES: Exercise Hacks for the Office
September 26, 2017 AT NOON

This Lunch & Learn topic is one that is on a lot of office workers minds: the effects of sitting long periods at a desk. At this event you will learn:

  • How it affects posture
  • Demonstrations of exercises you can do at your desk
  • Ways to break up your work day to reduce stress and improve movement

This event will be held at noon Tuesday, Sept. 26, at WVNCC, New Martinsville Campus, Room 110.

The presenter, Sarah Shepherd, MS, ATC, NASM-PES is a founder and owner of Prodigy Wellness Center (PWC). She graduated from Elon University in 2007 with a bachelor of science in athletic training and a minor in exercise and sport science. In 2009, she attended California University of Pennsylvania and graduated with honors and earned a master of science degree in athletic training and became certified as a performance enhancement specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Sarah had always enjoyed going to the gym and participating in group exercise classes and particularly liked to help people of various levels reach their fitness goals. At PWC, Sarah has been helping clients reach their fitness goals through personal training and group exercise since opening in November 2011. She is a board certified Athletic Trainer through the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and is also certified in PILOXING, PiYo Strength, & Zumba and teaches Bootcamp, Tabata, TRX, Cycle & Forever Fit. Sarah is adjunct faculty at WVNCC where she teaches personal fitness and physical workout classes.

RSVP TO 304-455-3825 or email: chamber@wetzelcountychamber.com
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Lunch will be provided.

The next Wetzel County Family Resource Network meeting will be on Tuesday, July 18th, from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the West Virginia Northern Community College, New Martinsville Campus, and a light lunch will be served.

Our County Fair will be coming up in August. If there is anything you would like the FRN to distribute for you, (pamphlets, give-a-way’s, business cards, fact sheets, etc.), you may bring them to the July meeting. Although we will distribute any amount for you, as a general guideline, we suggest 100 of each item. Typically all 100 items are quickly and easily dispersed.

The Wetzel County FRN will meet on Tuesday, May 23 at Noon at the New Martinsville Campus of West Virginia Northern Community College. We look forward to seeing you then. A light lunch will be served.

Just a quick reminder that the Wetzel County FRN Meeting is Tuesday, April 18th from Noon to 2:00 PM. Please note the date, as it is not the second Tuesday this month. The meeting will be at West Virginia Northern Community College, and a light lunch will be served.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Wetzel County Family Resource Network | PO Box 313 | New Martinsville, WV 26155

Phone: 304-815-5411 | Fax: 304-277-7833 | Email: wcfrn18@yahoo.com

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