GFWC Western Pocono Women’s Club’s Newsletter December 2019

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

It’s time to celebrate and what better way to kick off the Christmas Season than to enjoy a delicious dinner and an evening out at our annual Christmas Party. The committee has a lot of nice surprises up their sleeves to make it a fun night for all. It will be held Monday evening, December 9th at Blue Ridge Winery in Saylorsburg at 6pm with a snow date of December 16th. (snow date is at Effort Methodist Church at 7pm) Seating is limited at the winery, so call Andrea L.  The price is $35 and the dinner will be catered by Ace Catering. We will not be collecting any food or other items in December.

Thank You to the Christmas Party Committee–Michele H., Tonya W., Kris M., Sue S., Andrea L. &  Pam B.


Welcome to WPWC– Diane G. It’s so exciting to report that at our November Meeting, we welcomed another new club member. Please add her information to your yearbook.

Christmas Cards for the Military– Vicki C. reported that our club, along with the Girl Scouts, have made and signed 1675 Christmas Cards to bring cheer to our veterans during the holidays. November is the deadline to submit names and addresses of those in the military that you know would be happy to receive a card. It’s hard enough to be away from home over the holidays so any cheer we can send their way would be much appreciated.

Getz Personal Care Home Social- Andrea L. will be restarting this program of fellowship with the residents at Getz Personal Care Home. They always look forward to an afternoon snack along with fun and games. If you enjoy visiting our seniors and would like to be a part of this event, meet Andrea and her committee on December 19th at 3pm at the home on Route 534. Your heart will be warmed when you see how much they enjoy our visits.

Arts Contest: Contact Dottie S. if you need more information on categories and rules of this year’s contest. Deadline to get your entries to Dottie is March 1st. The contest information is also on the Pennsylvania Federation of Women’s Club’s website.

Community Gardens in Brodheadsville– Thanks to the following ladies (and gentleman) who came out to clean up our gardens for the winter. Chris & Bob R., Darlene B., Phil B., Pam B., Maureen G., Linda B. and Pat M  . What a crew! We were done in less than an hour which goes to show “many hands make light work.” After almost 18 years of adopting this area, it is sad to have to turn it back over to Penn Dot due to the danger of extremely high volume of traffic. On a happier note, our club is still going to beautify the West End at two other locations, the West End Fair on Fair Grounds Road and the Western Pocono Memorial Park on Molasses Valley Road. We will transfer some of the plants to these new locations in spring. More information to follow in spring.

 Quilts Made With Love– At our November quilting session, 11 members attended and we made 12 lap quilts for clients of Meals on Wheels and for Children and Youth Services in Monroe County. Our December Session will be at Pat M’s  home on Thursday, the 19th from 9:30 until around 2:30 or so. We are Proud to report that the Quilt we made for Valor brought $325. Thanks to the gals that cut and sewed it together and to Sharon Gower for machine quilting it on her long arm machine.

Hugs and Prayers– Pat K. will be having surgery in December at a hospital in Tampa, Florida for thyroid cancer. She remains a member of our club even though she has moved to Florida. Lets cheer her up and let her know that we’re thinking about her by sending get well wishes. Also, keep Sue E. in your thoughts and prayers as she is still going through some difficult medical issues. On a happier note, Dottie S. is feeling much better after her emergency gall bladder surgery.

Happy Birthday Wishes– Go Out To: December: Lisa E., Margaret K. (a Christmas Baby), L., Pat M.,  and Carol R.

January: Cathy B., Diane G., Minerva H., Sheri S., Tonya W., and  Arlene W.

February: Diane C., and  Stacy M.