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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.  November’s collection provided Amy with $65 in cash, plus sweatshirts, gloves (especially appreciated since the cold weather is here), hair care products and Chapstick. Thanks to all of you for your continued generosity to help the unfortunate homeless students (and their families) in our district.

We want to continue helping them through the spring. This month we are asking for:

Cash and gift card donations only. In addition to gift cards to places such as Wal-Mart and Giant, Amy indicated that gas gift cards – especially for those stations along Limekiln Road (Speedway, Sunoco, Shell) - are useful for those families who do have cars.

This month, there will be no collection as there will be no general meeting.  Collection will resume in January


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, will be going to Fairview Elementary School. Following the October meeting, boxtops were delivered to the PTO coordinator, so she they could be submitted for the November 1 deadline. The second collection will end with our April meeting.  Please continue to keep your eyes open for the Box Tops for Education on the items you buy for your home. They are worth a lot to the PTA at Fairview Elementary, who will add them to what the students and parents bring in to help provide special extras for the students.    Please see the guidelines for collection enclosed with the Chatterbox. 

February 2017 Program On February 20, Kathy Gottlieb, OT/PT Program Supervisor and Sue Drda, from the Capital Area Intermediate Unit gave a presentation on the My Bike Program. This program provides customized bicycles to students with special needs. Thanks to Judy Crocenzi for making this program, which reflects our focus on student needs, possible.

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. The scholarships will be presented at the Awards Ceremony on May 25.



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 http://harrisburghabitat.org/


Education - Book Collection

 In the spring of 2016, our members generously donated 123 books for distribution to the four elementary schools in our area. Those books, plus the ones from the closing of Mt. Zion School, have been delivered. The estimated monetary value of the books is approximately $180. These books are for students to take home and to support the school libraries, for grades K-5.

                   We surpassed last year's donation of 102 books by 21%!!!! 

 


Play Fundraisers
Oyster Mill Playhouse

There will be two play fundraisers this club year.   The dates are Sunday, January 28, 2018 (Go Back for Murder) and Sunday, April 22, 2018 (Curtains). There will be a sign-up sheet at the General Meeting for donations to be used in the raffle baskets. Remember to bring lottery tickets.

Let's sell out the house for both dates!



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!




                                  
                                 
2017 Arts Night

The RLAWC
2017 Annual Arts Night was held on Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Red Land Area Community Library.  We had 27 student art entries and 8 student photography entries in addition to 8 member photography entries.  All first, second, and third place student winners received a monetary award in addition to a ribbon and certificate.  A Big Thank You to Red Land High School students and RLAWC members for their participation! 
                                       
                                                                           Student

Art – Color:  1st Sadie Hughes, 2nd Jacqueline Eberie, 3rd Jacey Smith
Art – Black and White: 1st Julia Lerch, 2nd Shelby Sissan, 3rd Autumn Myers
Photography – Color – Living Things: 1st Avery Van Etten
Photography – Color – Scenic: 1st Avery Van Etten, 2nd Megan Athinger, 3rd Binh-an Nguyen
Photography - Black and White – Living Things: 1st Megan Athinger, 2nd Avery Van Etten, 3rd Binh-an Nguyen

Photography – Black and White – Scenic: 1st Avery Van Etten

Member

Photography – Color – Living Things: 1st Lois Musto, 2nd Rita Kahler, 3rd Lynn Sheffer
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

    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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