GFWC Western Pocono Women’s Club   

Newsletter September, 2019

Club Officers: Pam Borger-President, Joan Bumbulsky -1st VP, Stacy Meckes- 2nd VP, Mary Minnucci- Treasurer, Ruthann Stiehler- Secretary

Our September 16th meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Effort United Methodist Church, Merwinsburg Road in Effort. Our speaker for the evening will be Hope Smith from Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network.

September Refreshment Committee Michele H., Tonya W., Andrea L., Sue S.,  and Pam B.. Please remember to bring milk or half and half for the coffee.

West End Fair Food Stand The 2019 West End Fair was certainly one to remember. The hot, hot, hot days in the beginning of the week hurt our sales as did the rain on Thursday evening at dinner time. Thankfully, Friday and Saturday were very busy which helped boost our revenue. Thanks to all our members who helped make soup, clean the stand, worked a shift or more (especially those who worked on the very hot days), donated water, and helped to close the stand at the end of the week. Mary will have a final tally of our profits after all the bills are received. If anyone has input as to improvements for the 2020 fair, please feel free to contact anyone on the fair committee. Our claim to fame this year was on Saturday Night when we had a Fiddler on our Roof. Kunkletown’s talented fiddler, R J Cramer, never missed a beat when he crawled up by ladder and continued to play on our roof.

Group Exhibit Congratulations to Blue Ribbon Winners, Bonnie P. and Jennifer W., who created a display, following this year’s theme, We are “Beary” special in our community. Awesome Display, Ladies!!

Back of Stand Decorations–Tonya W., Andrea L., and Michele H. put together a Red Ribbon Winning display in the back of our stand. They used our club flower, the field daisy, and our club motto, “When you give of yourself, You truly give” as their theme. Congratulations Ladies, Well Done!!

Community Gardens in Brodheadsville Our next work session will be on Thursday, September 12th at 9:30. Many hands make light work so come on out to help with weeding, trimming and separating of bulbs. Bring your gardening tools and gloves. This is the time of year to separate the Iris bulbs and we welcome any member to come and dig out a few if they’d like some for their own flower garden. We have a variety of colors.

Quilts Made With Love -After a long summer break, our quilting sessions will begin again in September. We will meet Thursday, September 26th at 9:30 a.m. at the home of Pat M.’s instead of the usual 3rd Thursday of the month. Contact Pat if you plan to attend. Bring your portable sewing machine, scissors, and either a white, beige or light gray thread.

Hugs and Prayers – It was great to see Carol H. out and about at the fair.

Best Wishes to Keri B. as she relocates to another state. We will miss you, Keri.

Keep Dottie S. in your thoughts and prayers as she has bone spurs on her heel.


 Happy September Birthdays – Fern B., Sue E., Gail S.