In The News

Fundraising with photos: Photo cards now available!!!!  We are selling 5" x 7" photo cards utilizing photos taken by our club members, as a new fund raiser this club year. The photo cards are available in packs of 4 for $10 per pack. There are five different variety packs (see attachment). They will be available at all of the Club’s fundraising events, as well as at the meetings.

Homeless Student Project. The Education Committee provides items to the West Shore School District's Social Worker for distribution to students in need. Your generosity provided $115 in cash & gift cards, plus some underwear & other items for Amy to use for our homeless students.

This is the last month we will be collecting for this project and our concentration will be on individual packages of food that can go home with students over the weekends, such as:

  • Applesauce, cereal, granola bars, breakfast bars
  • Juice boxes
  • Other snacks as appropriate

Cash and gift cards continue to be very helpful!

    Last Call for Box Tops for Education – You know those things that are on so many of our household/food items? We are going to collect them to provide "free money" for our school(s), at no extra cost to any of us. So, if you are not already saving them for a grandchild or anyone else, please cut them out and bring them to our meetings. Box Tops this year, as last, went to the Fairview Elementary School. 

              Our collections at the last two meetings were small, due to lower attendance winter weather always has an impact. However, the box tops were delivered to Fairview to submit by March 1. We will be collecting at the meetings in March and April so they can use them in the fall. This is a really easy way for us to contribute to the students no cost beyond what we already spend on items for our own use.

              Thank you for your always generous support in both these projects!

              Please see the guidelines for collection enclosed with the Chatterbox.

              Scholarships - As always, we will be granting scholarships at Red Land High School, and providing the three graduation awards that have been a major focus for us for many years. Interviews will take place May 8, 2018  The scholarships will be presented at the Awards Ceremony in May.


              Wednesday, May 16 is the day for our next Isaac's fundraiser at the West Shore Plaza. There is a difference this time -- as long as you have one of the Community Day fundraiser forms, 10% of your purchase from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. will be given to the Club; previously, only food/gift cards purchased from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. were eligible. Get a group together and go to Isaac's for a lunch or dinner and help RLAWC. To help even more, consider purchasing Isaac's gift cards; 15% of the gift card sale will be donated to the Club.

              A copy of the form is available at the bottom of the Message from the President page.   Hope to see you there!

              LUNCH ON THE PORCH

              Again, this year we will be participating with Darrenkamp's Lunch on the Porch fundraiser. The date of the fundraiser is Thursday, September 20. This was a really good fundraiser for us last year and it is really not that much work. Additional information will be available closer to the date. Mark your calendar now and plan to buy lunch at Darrenkamp's!

                                      Conservation Projects
                                      Red Land High and Fishing Creek Elementary Schools

                                          Members of the Red Land Area Women's Club Conservation Committee weed and plant new flowers at the signs of the Red Land High School and Fishing Creek Elementary School as part of their spring beautification projects.   


                                         Looking good!

                                      Conservation - The RLAWC Conservation Committee began a new project in the fall of 2012 by landscaping and maintaining the land by the entrance signs for both the Fishing Creek Elementary and Red Land High Schools. 

                                      Habitat for Humanity Update: Each month, Red Land Area Women's Club Members serve lunch to workers of Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg area. This is a very successful effort and the workers are delighted to be served their favorite barbeque sandwiches, chips, fruit, and drinks.  This is a very worthwhile endeavor.

                                      On Thursday, November 13, 2014, Sheila Parker, Becky Collins, Marianna Wood, and President, Judy Crocenzi attended the dedication of a house built by Habitat in the Harrisburg area. Thaikia Reid and her family were given an American Flag and holder from the club to fly proudly. 


                                      Thanks to one and all for making this a successful outreach. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg area, visit

                                      Play Fundraisers
                                      Oyster Mill Playhouse

                                      "GO BACK FOR MURDER" and "CURTAINS"

                                      "Go Back for Murder" - There were 54 tickets sold for the January 28 performance. All those in attendance had a great time trying to figure out who committed the murder. Profit from ticket sales was $380 and the raffle baskets netted $151; total for the day was $531. This is approximately 70% of one $750 scholarship. Thank you to all who bought tickets and had their friends buy tickets, too.

                                      April 22, 2018 - "Curtains" - the location is 1959 Boston and the monumentally untalented leading lady of "Robbin' Hood of the Old West" is murdered during her curtain call on opening night. It is up to Lt. Cioffi (who fancies himself to be a musical theater fan) to find the murderer so that the play can reopen. This musical was nominated for multiple Tony Awards; David Hyde Pierce, who played Lt. Cioffi, won for Best Actor in a Musical. 
                                      "Curtains" begins at 2:00 p.m.  Refreshments will be available during intermission.
                                      Tickets are $25 each and are available now by contacting Karen Mamrak.

                                      Lottery ticket donations are needed for the Lucky Lottery basket. Bring them to the March or April meeting.

                                      Red Land High School Scholarships   

                                      The Red Land Area Women's Club presented scholarships to members of the 2017 Red Land High School graduating class as follows: 

                                      Scholarships ($750 each):
                                      • Makaylia E. Gerver - attending University of Pittsburgh to study Statistics
                                      • Justin T. Johnson - attending Lincoln University to study Secondary Education with a focus on biology

                                      Award recipients ($100 each):

                                      • Valedictorian – Avery Van Etten
                                      • Salutatorian – Emalee Wrightstone
                                      • Highest Vo-Tech Student – Crysta Waller, Cosmetoligy

                                               Congratulations and best of luck to the Class of 2017!

                                      2018 Arts Night

                                      The 2018 Arts Festival was held on Monday, March 19, at the Red Land High School cafeteria. This allowed for a lot of room for set up and display of the entries, and it worked out very nicely.

                                      A Big Thank You to Red Land High School students and RLAWC members for their participation!  Winners are as follows: 

                                      Art – Color:  1st Hannah Kline, 2nd (Tie) Alexander Hess & Binh-An Nguyen,  3rd Mandy Merrow
                                      Art – Black and White: 1st Yashira Tovar 2nd Christa Green


                                      Photography – Color – Living Things: 1st Lynn Sheffer, 2nd Lois Musto, 3rd Karen Mamrak
                                      Photography – Color – Scenic: 1st Lynn Sheffer, 2nd Lois Musto
                                      Photography - Black and White – Living Things: 1st Lois Musto, 2nd Lynn Sheffer
                                      Photography – Black and White – Scenic: 1st Lynn Sheffer, 2nd Lois Musto
                                      Local Lanmarks/Scenery: 1st:  Lynn Sheffer, 2nd Marianna Wood

                                          Congratulations to our winners!

                                      Bethesda Mission for Women and Children - Donations needed:

                                      Paper products such as cups, dishes, napkins, towels, toilet paper

                                      Personal Hygiene articles such as body wash, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, tooth brushes, deodorant


                                      See full size image                            Red Land Community Action Program, Inc.

                                      Nina Myers from the Red Land Food Ministry gave a thought-provoking presentation at September's meeting on all the services that are provided by RedCAP. For years, our Club members have been bringing donations of canned and boxed foods to the Redland Food Ministry. While the food ministry is grateful for the donations, they do have partnerships with local grocery stores and with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank; they also have a grant that can be used to make purchases of food items not given otherwise.

                                      RedCAP is so much more than just the food ministry and is always in need of financial support. The other services such as energy assistance, GED classes, and referrals to other agencies to receive clothing, furniture or for information on medical care, housing, and other services have neither strategic partnerships nor grant money that they can call upon. Monetary donations from the local community are vital for the survival of this mission.

                                      It was decided at September's meeting that for the 2016-2018 Club term, we are encouraging members to give a monetary donation at any or all of the meetings. This will be in lieu of food donations and Toys for Tots. There will be a box where donations can be anonymously placed; the money will be deposited into the Club's account and a check will be written to RedCAP.

                                      Please consider giving what you can to help RedCAP with their mission of helping the less fortunate in our community move toward self-sufficiency.

                                      Red Land Community Action Program, Inc.

                                      308 Market Street
                                      P.O. Box 23
                                      Lewisberry, PA. 17339
                                      Phone: 717-938-4621



                                      Apple Butter Boil 



                                      A long-standing tradition of the Red Land Area Women's Club is its apple butter boil.  On September 8 (one of the first cool days in months!) club members, with the help of family members, started early in the morning to begin the apple butter making process.  After many long hours of stirring, the apple butter is declared just right, and the canning process begins.   


                                      The Red Land Area Women's Club has been making apple butter for the New Cumberland Apple Festival, held in September, for over 20 years.  Proceeds mainly go to scholarships given annually to graduating seniors at Red Land High School.  Many other organizations in the area have received donations as a result of this effort.    




                                      This is a fun day of working together, fellowship, and eating! Thanks to all who particpated in this year's apple butter boil!

                                      Red Land Senior Citizen Center “Wish List”
                                      If you are able to supply any of these items, the seniors would be most appreciative.  Remember, if you donate any food item, please check the date first to make sure it has not expired and that seals are intact.  If you wish to make a donation, but cannot get to the center, give your items to Lois for delivery.
                                      Paper towels    Lysol wipes    13 gallon tall kitchen bags    8 1/2 x 11 white and color copy paper    11 x 17 white copy paper    33 gallon garbage bags
                                      Business Size White Envelopes       Toilet bowl cleaner    Cookies & Snacks    Pine-Sol or other floor cleaner    Windex
                                      Thank You!

                                      COMMUNITY COLLECTION

                                      In March, the RLAWC collectied items for Friends & Neighbors, a local non-profit serving our area.  They provide assistance with home heating oil costs, home repairs, immediate needs, and coordinate resources in the community.  Thanks to the generosity of club members, more than a full box of household goods, personal care items, grocery gift cards and a check for the heating fund was delivered to Friends and Neighbors. They were most appreciative of the club's assistance in their mission of serving the needy in our community. 


                                      MISSION CENTRAL


                                      In March, four RLAWC club members traveled to Mechanicsburg to Mission Central to do a service project for Haiti.  Health kits were assembled consisting of a hand towel, washcloth, cake of soap, toothbrush, comb and nail file.  All these things were rolled together and put in a one gallon plastic bag.  Mission Central had already sent four trailer truck loads of kits out before we went there.  Can you imagine how many gallon bags you can fit in a trailer?


                                       A tour of the Mission Central facility was given.  Everyone was amazed at all the things that go on in that warehouse and almost everything is done by volunteers.  Bethesda Mission has a corner of the building, and New Digs Ministry has another corner.  New Digs collects all type of household goods to help people set up an apartment when they have nothing to start with, perhaps a fire or getting out of prison or a hospital.  When things are donated, what one group can’t use another one will.


                                      What a simple, but another awesome way to service not just our community, but those in need around the world!

                                      Map of Haiti, Caribbean

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