Happy New Year to all our members and families!! As we
begin the New Year 2015 let us all remember our Collect when it states:
May we put away all
pretense and meet each other face to face without self-pity and without
prejudice. May we never be hasty in judgment and always generous. Let us take
time for all things; make us grow calm, serene, and gentle. And as it ends: O
Lord God, let us forget not to be kind.
Thanks to all of you our
fundraising projects the last few months have been fantastic and so far we are
able to present two graduate scholarships of $750.00. As you remember we raised
the amount from $500 to 750.
Our speaker for our
meeting on Monday, January 19th at 7:30 PM will be Mary Beth Long, Librarian at
the Red Land Community Library sharing information on “Public Libraries”.
“Making Libraries Rock” is our state President Vicki Trimmer’s project and I
feel we have embraced this project by having speakers from the public school
libraries, Christine Metcalfe and Mary Beth Long from our local public library.
We would like all members to join the public library so make sure you all stop
by and sign up or renew. For your convenience, an application is attached.
Please return your completed application to me at 325 Fairway Drive, Etters, PA
17319. Our goal is to have 100% so we can be recognized at our district
We were recognized in the
Pennsylvania ClubWoman in December for all the many projects we do such as
Habitat, apple butter, soup and bake sales and selling pies. We should have
another recognition in the next one, keeping my fingers crossed. We need to
continue to pat ourselves on the back. --We are awesome!!! Have a
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
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.
Wildflower Walk at Pinchot Park
with Pat Sabold
Monday, January 19: 7:30 p.m.
"Public Libraries" by Mary Beth Long, Librarian
Red Land Community Library
Wednesday, January 28: 11:30 a.m.
The Lunch Bunch
Monday, February 2: 7:00 p.m.
Red Land Community Library
Save the date: June 2, 2105 - "Bus Stop" at the Oyster Mill Playhouse
Chatterbox Articles are Due February 8
DID YOU KNOW? FACTS ABOUT FEDERATION
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 www.gfwc.org.
The GFWC President's project for this year is "Our Children Hold Our Future" (Children in Crisis) which encourages clubs to carry out projects to assist county Children and Youth Agencies with the development and implementation of independent living programs for children aging out of the foster care system.
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.