Message from the President

Dear Club Members,

I love the month of November. Normally, the temperatures are falling as are the leaves and the smells of turkey and pumpkin pie (comfort food) to bring on the holiday season :) My wish for all of you and your families is to have the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with your families near and far and to have safe travels. Thanksgiving to me is Family.

I do hope to see you at the November 16th meeting when our speaker, Shelley Brooks, Director of Bethesda Mission for Women & Children will tell us all about the mission for women and children and how we might be able to help them. Hopefully we will be able to bring items for the women and children in January, especially during the harsh winter months.

For the November meeting please bring an unwrapped toy that we will give to Toys for Tots. Last year the box was overflowing when I put all our toys in the box. I know we can do it again.

Well, the pie orders are in and it was a little disappointing that we didn’t meet our goal from last year. Remember to pick up your pie order at the Red Land Library on Tuesday, November 24th from 10:00 am - 8:00 PM.

A big thank you to Deb Hammond and her committee for an awesome Soup & Bake Goods Sale on Election Day. Read her article for the good news.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!



Our November meeting's speaker, Shelly Brooks,from the Bethesda Mission for Women and Children in Harrisburg, gave a very informative presentation about the Mission. It has been providing hope and healing to hurting and homeless people in the Harrisburg area since 1914: one MAN, one WOMAN, one CHILD at a time.

Sue Rudy shares information about the Silence of Mary Home, a diverse nonprofit organization providing a full range of services to meet the complex needs of the homeless and at risk in our community. Sue and her husband, Vern, founded The Silence of Mary Home in 1999.

Debra Crandall from Penn Waste gave a very informative presentation on Recycling at the April meeting.

For recycling information, visit Penn Waste at

Thanks, Debra!


2014 Summer Family Picnic

45th Anniversary Banquet
Members and their spouses and special guests attended our 45th anniversary banquet on Monday, May 19th, at Hogan's Restaurant at Valley Green Golf Club.

Conversation and cocktails began at 5:30, and dinner was served at 6:30. In addition to dinner, there was a brief installation ceremony for the 2014-16 officers


Congratulations to all of our new officers!

West Shore School District's Administrative Council Award Received by RLAWC
November 2012

 The Red Land Food Bank Needs Help - Please bring boxed food items to club each month.  Children and adults are desperate need of food in this area.







Click on the In the News link to the left for Red Land High School 2015 scholarship and award recipients


Click here for full list of Arts Contest results 

 Coming Events

Monday, November 16 - 7:30 p.m.

"Bethesda Mission for Women and Children" by Shelly Brooks, Director

Red Land Community Library

Wednesday, December 12 - 11:30 a.m.

Lunch Bunch

Boiling Springs Tavern, Boiling Springs, PA

Monday, December 7  - 7:00 p.m.

Board Meeting

Red Land Community Library

Save the Date:  Fundraiser at Oyster Mill Playhouse

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Chatterbox Articles are Due December 10
Apple Pie Pick up Tuesday, November 24


Pint size Mason Jars.  Please contact Rita Kahler at 938-6074.



By 1933, GFWC had founded 75% of America’s public libraries, as well as pioneered the idea of bookmobiles.


Many modern safety measures were early GFWC programs.  The Federation had campaigns for seatbelts in all cars, streetlights on neighborhood streets and accurate labeling of food and medications.



Donated $55,000 to Childhood Cancer Research and Education.



About the General Federation of Women’s Clubs:

The General Federal of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) have ten million members world-wide in more than 40 countries, with a history of leadership in important issues involving women, children, and education.  For more information, go to

Federation News:

The GFWC President's project for 2014-2016 is "Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention", which is to increase awareness and prevention of widespread occurrence of domestic abuse in communities across the nation.

Red Land Area Women's Club in the News!!!
New Cumberland Apple Festival 2010

The Red Land Area Women's Club (RLAWC) is a member of the GFWC, the largest volunteer organization in the world.  The RLAWC also has membership in the PA-GFWC.  Membership is open to all interested, enthusiastic women 18 years or older.  Meetings are scheduled for the third Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m. September through May, at the Red Land Community Library, 48 Robin Hood Drive, Etters, PA (by the Newberry Commons Shopping Center).  Through various fund raisers and many volunteer hours we contribute to the welfare of our community.

Wildflower Walk at Pinchot Park
with Pat Sabold


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