Classy Ladies Book Club Lives Up to Its Name


Every fourth Thursday the members of the Classy Ladies Book Club meet to discuss the latest novel they have been reading.

The group, which was founded by Stefanie Johnson of Chadwick, meets at the home of whichever member chose that month’s book. Usually, the host tries to set the atmosphere of their meeting to match the book, including decorations and snacks that go along with that book’s setting or theme.

The latest book they read was Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore. The book describes Hall and Moore’s friendship, which developed despite vastly different cultural backgrounds.

After reading of Moore’s experiences living homeless in America for nearly thirty years, one of the ladies had the idea that they should find a way to help others who might be having a hard time. They decided to bring food donations for the Chadwick School Backpack Program, which sends food home for the weekend with students whose family are in need.

Book club member Linda Wommack, who is also a member of the Chadwick School cafeteria staff, was overwhelmed by the response of her fellow members. She said, “The group might be small, but their generosity was big!”

Other current members of the group include Trish Loveland, Heather Porter, Ann Derby, Gail Whitley, Jean Whitney, Sue Brilhart, Amy Sallee, and Donna Covelli.

The group had about eight members in attendance at their last meeting, but they encourage others to join. For more information you can visit their website at