GFWC Western Pocono Women’s Club       

Newsletter November, 2019 

May You Have A Happy & Blessed Thanksgiving

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

The November 18th Membership Meeting will be the usual starting time of 7 p.m. at Effort United Methodist Church. Our program for the evening will feature the Honorable Colleen Mancuso, Magisterial District Judge of 43-3-04 whose office is in Brodheadsville. She will be advising us about “Getting Our Affairs in Order.”

Also, our Arts Chairman, Dottie S., will have information and the rules for the 2020 Arts Contest.

This month’s donations of diapers, wipes, and onesies will be collected for our Home Life Project, Angel’s Closet.

November Refreshment/Dessert Committee- Joan B., Paulette P., Maureen G., Lisa E., and Stacy M. Please remember to bring milk or half and half for the coffee.

 Thank you to our October New Member/Covered Dish Hostesses, Paulette S., Sheri S., Eileen D. and Michelle F., for organizing an awesome evening. Fall was in the air and their decorations made it all so festive. Thanks to everyone that brought all those delicious covered dishes too.

Andrea L., our membership chairman, reported that the following 6 ladies joined the club that evening. We extend to you a warm welcome. May you enjoy the friendship and community spirit that we share as federated club women.  Our newest members are: Shannon M.,  Catherine B. (Cathy),  Linda K., Gail E. , Sharon G., and Cindy S.

Halloween In The Park– Thanks to Carol E. and Jennifer W. who volunteered to distribute candy to the children at Chestnuthill Township’s Annual Trick or Treat Night. Can’t wait to see pictures of the costumes they wore this year.

Christmas Cards for the Military–Vicki C. reported that our club, along with the Girl Scouts, have made and signed 1675 cards which will bring cheer to our veterans during the holidays. If you know someone in the military that would appreciate a card, please contact Vicki with their name and address by the beginning of November.

Community Gardens in Brodheadsville– It’s time to put our gardens to sleep for the winter. Anyone that is available to help on Nov. 2nd at 10 a.m. would be greatly appreciated. All you need to bring is your garden gloves and large trimmers. After we’re done, we can treat ourselves to a warm mug of hot chocolate.

Quilts Made With Love– At our October quilting session, we had 11 ladies who worked diligently to complete 16 lap quilts for clients of Meals on Wheels and for Children and Youth Services in Monroe County. Our November Session will be at Pat M.s’ home on Thursday, the 21st from 9:30 until around 3 or 4 p.m.

Christmas Party– We had such a great time at Blue Ridge Winery last year that the committee decided to go back there again. It will be held Monday evening, December 9th at 6 p.m. with a snow date of December 16th. All reservations, with payment, are to be in by our November Meeting. The price is $35 and the dinner will be catered by Ace Catering. Mark your calendar – you won’t want to miss an evening of delicious food, fun games, and maybe a glass or two of wine.

 Hugs and Prayers– Margaret K. as she continues her struggle with a bladder infection.

Happy Birthday to: Phyllis B., Vicki C., Carol H., Bonnie P., Paulette S., Greta W., and Cindy S.