Message from the President

Dear Club Members,

Well, we thought we were finished with Winter but it wants us to remember him until next Winter comes around again. One thing, it keeps me from getting out the lawn mower and cutting the grass!!

Last month we made a hard decision to terminate our membership with federation and each member was given the opportunity to vote by ballot in person, send a ballot to me, or to call me with their vote. Thanks to everyone for the support that I received in orchestrating this vote with the help of the board. Of the 32 members that we have 22 women voted either in person, 1 by phone, and 1 by mail. So, we are now Red Land Area Women’s Club and we will carry on from here helping the community and schools in our area, We are starting on a new path and that path looks positive and full of hope.

We have a lot of activities going on until the end of June so please read the newsletter from front to back. We have The Rosemary House coming in April to talk about "Herbs and Their Uses". The Banquet Committee is set to go and there should be an article on signing up to attend the banquet, which will be held on Sunday, May 15th at the Hillside. We have scholarship interviews at RLHS and don’t forget books for the four elementary schools. April meeting is the deadline to bring the books.

For the April Meeting don’t forget to bring food items, toilet paper, paper towels, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, paper plates, napkins for the food bank. This will be our last collection until September.

Have a Fabulous Month!!!



In the spirit for the October meeting.

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.


 Coming Events

Monday, April 18 - 7:30 p.m.
"Herbs and their Uses"

by the Rosemary House

Conservation Department

Red Land Community Library

Tuesday, April 26

Pennsylvania Primary Election Day

Soup and Bake Sale

Fishing Creek Community Building

Wednesday, April 27 - 11:30 a.m.

Lunch Bunch

Wyndridge Farm, 885 S. Pleasant Ave, Dallastown, PA

Monday, May 2  - 7:00 p.m.

Board Meeting

Red Land Community Library

Save the Date:  Spring Banquet

Sunday, May 15, Hillside Café

Chatterbox Articles are Due April 25


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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