Byrd chosen as Eastern District Outstanding Club Woman
AHOSKIE – The Ahoskie Woman’s Club was hostess to the 12 North Eastern District of Federated Women’s Clubs for the annual District Arts Festival held on Feb. 11 at Ahoskie First Baptist Church with more than 100 in attendance.
The selection of Pat Byrd as the District Outstanding Club Woman was a high light of the meeting and a well deserved honor. Pat’s contribution to the local club as Vice President, her dedication to the Club’s projects, her strong interest in scholarships and her help in the Club’s fund raising activities made her a worthy choice.
In the larger community, Pat serves as the first Director of the Christian Women’s Job Corp. This is a faith based women’s outreach ministry serving the Roanoke-Chowan area whose purpose is to help women who are struggling economically, educationally or emotionally to reach their potential through job skill and life skill classes.
In 2016, three 14-week class sessions were held with 17 completing graduation. Included in the weekly training is computer training, career readiness, parenting instruction, nutrition planning, budgeting and Bible Study. Some completed high school or received a GED, entered nursing school or enrolled in college. Others were assisted in getting jobs.
Presently, Pat serves on the Board of Ahoskie Housing Authority and on the advisory board of Hertford County’s Cooperative Extension Agency. She is a deacon at Ahoskie First Baptist Church where she also serves as a mission leader.
Pat Byrd believes there is greatness in serving. She easily fits the words of John Q. Adams who said, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”