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.
Members and their spouses and special guests attended our 46th annual spring banquet on Sunday, May 15th, at the Hillside Café.
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!
Debra Crandall from Penn Waste gave a very informative presentation on Recycling at the April meeting.
For recycling information, visit Penn Waste at http://www.pennwaste.com.
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. www.bethesdamission.org
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. www.thesilenceofmary.org.
2014 Summer Family Picnic
Wildflower Walk at Pinchot Park
with Pat Sabold