Newsletter

NOVEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER

Pam Borger, President

Joan Bumbulsky 1st VP, Stacy Meckes, 2nd VP, Mary Minnucci, Treasurer, Ruthann Stiehler, Secretary

 November 19th MeetingEverybody’s Birthday

Our November Meeting will be held at the usual 7 pm time at Effort United Methodist Church. It will be a night to socialize and have some fun as we celebrate everybody’s birthday. If you’d like to participate in a gift exchange, please bring a $5 wrapped gift. Refreshment/Birthday Committee – Rose C., Carol E., Fern S., Judy S., Keri B.

ANNUAL DUES For those who have not paid their annual $35 dues, please remember the deadline to pay them is at our November meeting. You may also mail them before the November meeting to GFWC Western Pocono Women’s Club, PO Box 42, Brodheadsville, Pa 18322. We have an amazing group and we sure don’t want to lose anyone for nonpayment of dues!

New Member/Covered Dish in October Our new member/covered dish night in October was a huge success. We had 5 potential members and one that joined that evening. (info to follow) A beautiful initiation ceremony by Greta W., our membership chair, officially welcomed Maureen G. and Michelle F. into our club membership. They had joined at previous meetings.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBER Carrie S..

 THANK YOU NOTE SENT TO PAM: I want to thank you and your ladies for a wonderful evening on Monday night. We enjoyed the food, company and fashion show. We all enjoyed the evening. We do a Fashion Show/Basket Auction but ours is a fundraiser; we need money– LOL. Hope some of you can make it to our March International Dinner next year. Margaret Driscoll – President of Pocono Mountain Women’s Club

Club Logo T-Shirt- Darlene B. has an embroidery machine and for a charge of $5 will sew our club name and logo on any style cotton shirt that you purchase. We all have different ideas of what type of shirt we prefer so you purchase a yellow shirt and Darlene will do her magic.

November Birthdays– Phyllis B., Vicki C., Carol H., Bonnie P., Paulette S., Greta W.

 Prayers and Hugs -Sally A., Sue E., Carol H., Minerva H., Isabel & Juan P., and Baby Ryan, Andrea H. and Judy G. from GFWC Pocono Mt. Women’s Club who recently had right knee replacement surgery.

UPCOMING EVENT:

December Christmas Party – December 10th, 6 to 9 pm at Blue Ridge Winery, located at 239 Blue Ridge Road in Saylorsburg. Dinner will be catered by Ace Catering and the cost for the evening is $35. Deadline for reservations is our November 19th meeting. This is always a wonderful way to end our club year and celebrate the Christmas Season. Rumor has it that the committee, Andrea L., Sue S., Tonya W., Michele H., and Keri B., are busy “little elves” making sure we enjoy a memorable evening. Snow date – December 17 at Effort United Methodist Church.

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS

Art– The 2019 Arts Contest – Dottie S. will have copies of the rules and regulations at our November Meeting. They are also an extra attachment to this email. We have a lot of talented ladies in our club who could enter one or more of the various categories. Great winter project.

Public Issues – Rose C. will be hosting a coupon clipping session at her home on November 5th at 10:30 a m. If you are planning on joining this lively group, please let know.

 Conservation – We had a very productive work session on October 13th thanks to 2 guys, Troy H. and Josh R., and 8 gals, Phil B., Taylor R., Andrea L., Tonya W., Pat M., Pam B., Michele H.and Maureen G. who came out to put the gardens to bed for the winter. Thanks to Steve L.’s gas-powered trimmer, Troy had a blast cutting our dead flowers down. With Josh’s help we were able to plant over 100 tulips.

Home LifeQuilts Made With Love- The quilters will meet at the home of Pat M. on November 15 from 9:30 to 2:30. Please let Pat know if you will be able to attend. Quilts Made With Love are distributed to Monroe County Children and Youth, Celtic Hospice, and clients of Meals on Wheels. 

                —Halloween in the Park Carol E., Dottie S., and Sheri S. dressed up and had a great time handing out candy to the Trick or Treat children at Chestnuthill Community Center.

Reminder– We are still in need of someone to do maintenance on our fair stand burners? They are not broken but we would like to have the 4 burners cleaned and checked. The stoves are at Coleman Insurance in Gilbert and you could pick them up Mon. to Fri. from 9:30 to 4:30.