Message from the President

Dear Club Members,

As I stated in the newsletter I can’t believe two years have gone by and my term as President is now complete. I couldn’t have done the job without all the support and the commitment the members gave to the club to reach out and help our community in so many ways.

In the past 2 years we have made kettles of apple butter to sell at the Apple Festival; sold quarts of homemade soup and bake goods at election time; sold delicious pies for our Thanksgiving dinners and the food bank; gave delicious nourishment to Habitat for Humanity workers on a monthly basis; the play at Oyster Mills was a hit; brought smiles to childrens’ faces when we toppled over the Toys for Tots boxes; put a book in a child’s hand that they could call their own; brought food monthly to the Food Bank; beautifying the gardens at Fishing Creek and Red land High School; giving scholarships to high school graduates; had fun and interesting speakers and dedicated a book of the National Parks to the Red Land Community Library, in memory of our dear member, Doris Polites who passed away this past year. We have done so much more and we should all be so proud of what we have accomplished.

This year we had to make a very hard decision to not be a member of the Federation of Women’s Clubs. As of June 30th we will be on our own but I would like you all to remember: to value the time we spend together; grasp it with both hands and make our own wonderful opportunities and memories to carry with us in the years still to come.


Spring Banquet
Members and their spouses and special guests attended our 46th annual  spring banquet on Sunday, May 15th, at the Hillside Café.

The evening included cocktails, dinner, presentation of Woman of the Year Award, and an  installation ceremony for the 2016-18 officers. 

Officers left to right: Kathy Machamer-corresponding secretary; Deborah Brenneman-treasurer; Debbie Hammond-president; Karen Mamrak-vice president; Eileen Landers-recording secretary.

Congratulations to all of our new officers!


In the spirit for the October meeting.

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!

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.


2014 Summer Family Picnic






Click here for Red Land High School scholarship and award recipients

Click here for full list of Arts Contest results 

 Coming Events

Monday, May 2  - 7:00 p.m.

Board Meeting

Red Land Community Library

Sunday, May 15 - 5:00  p.m.
Spring Banquet

Hillside Café

589 Salem Rd., Etters

Wednesday, May 25 - 11:30 a.m.

Lunch Bunch

The Millworks

340 Verbeke Street, Harrisburg

Monday, June 13 - 7:00 p.m.

Joint Board Meeting

Red Land Community Library

Chatterbox Articles are Due June 16


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

Presentation of the 2016 Woman of the Year
award to Sue Rudy (left)

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


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


Subpages (1): Club History