How You Can Help

Community Service Committees

Art

Bus trip to local landmark, winery, theater event. Plan a “sip and paint”; hands on project with local nursing home; volunteer time at local art gallery; sponsor creative writing contest

Chair- Kathy


Our club planned and hosted a sip and paint in November.  Members and guests were taught how to paint a holiday theme on wineglasses. We also served finger foods and had a door prize drawing.  All proceeds from this event were then donated to our local high school's art department.  Check out the photos in our gallery!

Conservation

Plant trees in green area; organize a cleanup day in community; collect and

donate cell phones to shelters and eye glasses to Lions clubs; collect shoes or Soles4Souls

Chair- Marcia


One of our conservation projects was to help out at our local community garden's fundraiser. We helped run a basket raffle and children's Halloween costume party.


Currently we are recycling  blankets donated from a local gift distribution center.  Members are cutting out  portions of the blankets and making lap blankets and cloth bag to hang on walkers. These items will be donated to our local Veterans Hospital.

Education

Promote ESO; reading aloud experience for children; donate books for local or school library; Hold fundraiser for GFWC Disaster Relief-Library replenishment

Chair- Eileen

Home Life

Sandy Gaskill and Lauren Wolfgang – start or join exercise group; collect items

for food banks, women’s shelters or homeless shelters; financial workshops; stress management

Chair- Marye Kay

International

Participate in international festival; support local food bank; event to help fund

GFWC partner Heifer International; participate in Operation Smile; UNICEF

Chair- Linda


During our January 2018 meeting,  members  enjoyed in an international potluck dinner.  We brought in our favorite ethnic dishes and recipes to share, and also discussed some of the customs of our diverse backgrounds.  Everyone had a wonderful time sampling all the tasty treats.  Check out the photos of this meeting in our photo gallery.

Public Issues

Conduct programs and projects to honor veterans and service members; work with

first responders to increase public awareness for emergency preparedness, sponsor a first aid or CPR class; sponsor a women’s safety or self-defense class.

Chair- Jan

Each area will have an opportunity to have a speaker/program at a membership meeting in addition to

events they organize throughout the year for the members to give of their time and talent.


The Board members will take responsibility to organize events for Communication and Public Relations, Membership and with the help of Peggy Bennett, Leadership.