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BETH LARSON, PRESIDENT                                                                  SEPTEMBER 2017

 

AUGUST 14TH Club Meeting -HOBY SPEAKER- TRISHA DOMINICK

Our August speaker was Trisha Dominick from Brodheadsville. Trisha glowed as she spoke about the impact her HOBY experiences have made on her life. She was accompanied by her Mom, Sophia, and her FBLA advisor from Pleasant Valley HS. Both Trisha and her Mom came and worked at our fair stand on Sunday afternoon.

SEPTEMBER 18TH CLUB MEETING- SPEAKER ELAINE MADERE- TRINITY TREASURE TROVE

This month our club meeting will feature Elaine Madere. Elaine runs Trinity Treasure Trove, a 501c3 that collects furniture and household goods and gives them away to people in need. Elaine is a lady who “talks the talk and walks the walk”!  We will also get an update on how we did at the fair. Our hostesses for the evening are Carolyn A., Phyllis B., Carol E., Elida G., Dottie S. and Gail S.

OCTOBER 16TH NEW MEMBER NIGHT- COVERED DISH AND A MEETING *6PM*

We will be holding our New Member Night Covered Dish at 6PM- note the time. The theme will be revealed by the New Member Night Committee, Rose C., Carol E., Liza L., Mary M. and Paulette S., at the September Club Meeting and there will be a signup sheet for theme bases appetizers, main dishes and side dishes that you would like to bring. Our hostesses for the evening, Carolyn A., Liza L., Bonnie P., Maureen S. and Ruthann S. will be responsible for the desserts. We will be inviting interested members of the community to join us as well as members of the Pocono Mountain Women’s Club and the Northeastern District Director. The speaker for the evening will be Pastor Angelique Labadie- Cihanowyz and she will be talking about the timely topic of Human Trafficking. This is also a night to invite your friends and neighbors to join us and find out more about our AMAZING Club!

PROJECT HEALING WATERS

Project Healing Waters took place on Wednesday, August 2nd at the Indian Mountain Rod and Gun Club on Route 534 in Kresgeville. There were quite a few veterans as well as members of the Indian Mountain Gun Club and Trout Unlimited in attendance. The day went well until Mother Nature made an appearance with a thunderstorm that cut the afternoon of fishing short. Thank you to all the ladies and hubbies who volunteered as well as those who provided salads, desserts and fruit to go with the meal.  All leftovers were sent back to the VA in Wilke- Barre. We will be doing this again as a joint project with the Pocono Mountain Women’s Club on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

 EFFORT SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PANTRY/VALOR

Food donations are always welcome. Right now VALOR is in serious need of any food for the veterans who come in need of food as well as for their homeless stand downs. At the present time, their shelves are empty. Another much needed item is toothpaste. You can bring your donations to the club meeting. VALOR is collecting for their stand downs for the homeless and the homeless carry their items in backpacks. VALOR needs tuna, peanut butter (small bottles) pop top meals (such as Dinty Moore beef stew) ramen noodles, individual pop top canned veggies and fruits. They also can use razors, shaving cream, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hotel size shampoos, conditioners, soap, sunblock, meal bars, new socks and new men’s underwear.

CIP-GARDEN AT THE TRIANGLE

The garden has been entered into the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s contest. We hope to hear something in the next month or two. Pat M. will be planning a date in September to weed and deadhead some of the flowers. An eblast will be sent out with that info.

 COUPON CLIPPING

Keep collecting, clipping  and counting your coupons. If you have questions, please contact

Carol E. or Claire N.. The coupons should be dated July 2017 or later.  Make sure you put your name and the number of hours you spent on a paper with your coupons. You can call Carol or Claire if you have coupons ready to go or bring them to the next meeting

WEST END FAIR

The West End Fair is now a memory.  It was memorable since on Tuesday night we had a tornado warning. Nothing like being in a little wooden booth with the tornado siren going off.

Wednesday proved to be the best day moneywise and the rest of the week the weather was great and so were the sales at the stand. THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered! We had many volunteers who were not club members. It was truly a community effort. There will be a post fair meeting next week. By the time we have our club meeting, the bills will have been totaled, the state will get their share of the money and we will know what we made as a profit.

The fair stand has been cleaned and shut up for another year.

Congratulations to Bonnie P.   Our Community Display won 1st place!

Thank you to Linda H. and Dottie S. for the beautiful display on the back of the stand. We won first place for their hard work! They showcased “County Scenes- Blue Ribbon Dreams” beautifully!  If you missed seeing either of these displays, make sure you see the pictures at the September club meeting.

QUILTS MADE WITH LOVE by WPWC – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST 9:30 AM

Fall is in the air and the quilting group is back in action. They will be meeting at the home of Pat M on Thursday, September 21st at 9:30AM. They will be ordering out lunch. If you are able to go to quilting, please let Pat know. Pat said the day will not run too late since it is also the end of golf season. There are always non-sewing jobs available so come enjoy the fellowship!

CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP DAY- SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH – NOON-5PM

Our club will be participating in Chestnuthill Township Day which will be held at the township park on Route 715. Last year over 1000 people came. Mary M., Carol .R, Gail S. and Ruthann S. will represent our club. There will be Christmas Cards for the Military for the community to sign. We will have our club banner, tri-fold with photos that shows who we are and what we do as well as our yellow brochures.

THE ANGEL’S CLOSET

We will be collecting in September, October and November for The Angel’s Closet. Their mission is “to clothe babies in Monroe County”.  I checked with them and they always need diapers sizes preemie, 1 & 2. They need new and gently used hooded towels, washcloths, socks and booties, onesies, receiving blankets, sleepers, sweater, hat /bootie sets, bibs, burp clothes, snowsuits, board books, stuffed animals and a heavy blanket. They love handmade items!

The website is theangelscloset.org.

IN SEARCH OF BLANKETS FOR THE LVHN NICU

Lehigh Valley Hospital is in need of crocheted or knitted receiving blanket for babies in the NICU who are stillborn. They use these blankets so fathers and mothers can hold their baby one last time. The blankets are then given to the parents and must be handmade.

Requirements: Newly madeknitted or crocheted, not cream or white, looking for pastels/ light blues, greens, pinks, purples, yellows or multi colors. Dimensions: about 31” x 36”.

Pat K. will take them down. The deadline is Nov. 1st. Bring to the meeting or contact Pat.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES FOR SEPTEMBER

Gail S., Fern B. and Sue E.

PRAYERS NEEDED

Donna C.

Carol E.

Isabel and Juan P.

Pat W.’s grandson, Baby Ryan  

Elida G.

Arlene W.

Bonnie P.’s co-worker Caitlin McGarry- at last report, she was still in a coma

WPWC UPCOMING CLUB ACTIVITIES

Club Meeting– Monday, September 18th 7PM- Elaine Madere-Trinity’s Treasure Trove

QUILTS MADE WITH LOVE by WPWC  -Thursday, September 21st 9:30 AM

Chestnuthill Township Day– Sunday, September 24th Noon-5PM

Club Meeting– Monday, October 16th *6 PM* New Member Night Potluck Dinner and Pastor Angelique Labadie- Cihanowyz speaking on Human Trafficking