Local twins club hosts regional convention

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VanMall — The Columbia Mothers of Twins Club hosted the 48th Annual Northwest Association of Mothers of Twins Clubs Convention on April 28-30 at the Heathman Lodge. The Northwest Association has 23 member clubs from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Canada. Former Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard opened the convention on April 28. The weekend also included workshops, boutiques, a Mother of the Year luncheon and the “Wish Upon a Star” installation banquet. During a business meeting, hundreds of stuffed animals were given by association members to firefighter-paramedic identical twin sisters, who will give the toys to children in crisis. Local club member Angela McKee was installed as the association’s president, and Sandy Pagel as recording secretary during the installation banquet. The Columbia Mothers of Twins Club was founded in 1958 in Vancouver. The club meets on the first Thursday of each month at St. John Lutheran Church, 11005 N.E. Highway 99. For more information, call 360-573-3318.