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Fundraising with photos:  New photo cards have arrived!!  We are selling 5" x 7" photo cards utilizing photos taken by our club members, as a fund raiser for the club, for the second year. The photo cards are available in packs of 4 for $10 per pack. This year there are eight different variety packs from which to choose. They will be available at all of the Club’s fundraising events, as well as at the meetings.  Note:   Only a few packs are left from the 2017-2018 year.

Christmas Project:  A sign-up sheet will be available at the October meeting regarding our gifts to families for Christmas project.
Box Tops for Education:  Box tops will be collected at each meeting for Newberry elementary.

Children's Books:  The club will be collecting children's books at each meeting for the book mobile for WSSD. At the end of 2019 school year, the folks go to the grammar schools and the children can have some free books for summer reading.


    Fundraising - Plays at Oyster Mill Playhouse.  Here are the plays for 2019: January 27, 2019 Mousetrap and November 10, 2019 Oliver (a musical). The tickets for Mousetrap are $20.00 each and for Oliver, $25.00. This is a great fundraiser to help support our community.

    THE MOUSETRAP

    Agatha Christie Mystery The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed. The Mousetrap established Agatha Christie as a playwright in the public eye, and since its debut in 1952, has broken records in London’s West End. Running continuously for over 60 years, it has become the longest running play in the history of London’s West End.


                            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. 

                            Play Fundraisers
                            Oyster Mill Playhouse

                            "CURTAINS" AT OYSTER MILL  - There were 52 tickets sold for a profit of $300. The raffle baskets brought in another $142 for a total of $442. Not too bad. The musical was wonderful and everyone in attendance had a great time. Deb Hammond and I will be attending the preview of next season's offerings in August and will present the choices to the Board after that.


                            Red Land High School Scholarships   

                            The Red Land Area Women's Club presented scholarships to members of the 2018 Red Land High School graduating class as follows: 

                            Scholarships ($750 each):
                            • Areana Collins-Rubertone - attending Misericordia University to study nursing, with plans to become a midwife.
                            • Colton Henline - attending University of Central Missouri to study aviation, with the goal of becoming a commercial pilot.
                            • Maitland Witmer - attending Dickinson College to study biochemistry.  Maitland hopes to go into pre-med and specialize in senior and geriatric care.

                            Award recipients ($100 each):

                            • Valedictorian – Erin C. Smith
                            • Salutatorian – Philip W. Andreoli
                            • Highest Vo-Tech Student – Hailey R. Dunn

                                     Congratulations and best of luck to the Class of 2018!



                            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:  

                             Student

                            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

                            Member

                            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!
                             

                            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 http://harrisburghabitat.org/


                            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

                            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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