Newsletter

July 2019 NEWSLETTER

Club Officers

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

Our July 15th Meeting will be held at 7pm at Effort United Methodist Church, Merwinsburg Road in Effort. As we all know, the use of opioids is an epidemic in this area as well as all over our country. CVS Pharmacist, Sandra Green, will present an informative program called “One Choice” which addresses this problem.

July Refreshment Committee is: Sharon G., Carrie S., Rose C., Greta W. & Linda H. Please remember to bring milk or half and half for the coffee.

This month we will be collecting items for our new project, “ Blessing Bag Purses to benefit Women’s Resources. The following are the needs: gently loved purses, chap stick/lip balm, small packs of tissues, gum, mints or hard candy, small brush, comb or mirror, panty liners or tampons, small note book with pen, hand sanitizer, small hand lotion, travel-size hair spray.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS – The following gals join at our June Meeting: Robin B., Diane C., Lisa A., and Shirley C.

BUDGET – The 2019-20 Budget and Surplus Funds Monies was approved at the June Meeting. A detailed list of both will be in our new Year Book which will be available at our July Meeting. Thank you to Linda B. and Vicki C. for putting together another informative book.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Recipients of our club’s two $500 scholarships, Western Pocono Women’s Club Jacqueline Sue Coleman is Logan Mackes and Western Pocono Women’s Club Memorial Scholarship is Patricia Dominick. Patricia was at our June meeting and Logan will be at our July meeting to tell us about their future college plans.

Conservation/Community Improvement Project -Pat M., Darlene B., Phil B.– By now most of you know that a vehicle lost control and went through one of our flower beds before hitting the Chestnuthill Diner on June 21st. We are in the process of contacting the insurance company of the occupant of the vehicle. Monday, July 1st at 10am we will have a work session at the gardens to spruce it up for the July 4th holiday. Please consider helping us for an hour or so. Bring your clippers, garden gloves, and garden tools. Thanks to those who volunteered to help Pam Hubbard on July 16th & 17th in her gardens before the Country Gardens photo shoot.

Project Healing Waters – A huge thank you to Fern S. for organizing this event for our Vets at the Indian Mt. Rod and Gun Club in May. The second event will be held on August 1st chaired by Linda H. and Carol & Dave E.. A signup sheet will be available at our July meeting for baked goods and salads. The Veterans love this day of relaxing by the creek, catching a fish or two, and enjoying a luncheon that we provide. It’s the least we can do to thank them for their service!!

West End Fair Food Stand Fundraiser

Our club’s only fundraiser, our food stand at the West End Fair, will be held August 18th thru the 24th. Our menu remains the same: Hot roast beef on an Arby-style roll, homemade soups, fresh tossed salad with homemade dressings, strawberry shortcake and beverages. We did have to raise a few prices this year due to increases from our vendors. As in the past, we are very grateful for donations of cases of water. They can be brought to our July meeting or dropped off at the home of Pat M.

Our soup making day is on Thursday, August 15th at 8:00am at the Polk Township Fire House. Bring your cutting boards, pairing knives and peelers.

The shifts to work at our stand are five hours but if you’d like to split a shift with someone, that’s perfectly OK. Please

bring a hat or visor along to wear during your shift. Hair nets and gloves will be provided. Thank You for supporting our one and only fundraiser that enables us to give back to our community.

Happy July Birthdays – Kris M., Isabel P., Paulette P., Maureen S., Pat W., and Shirley C.

As a reminder, Pennsylvania residents can have ticks tested for FREE at East Stroudsburg University’s Tick Research Lab after removing them. Ticks can be mailed to or dropped off at the lab at 562 Independence Road, East Stroudsburg. Please complete and mail or bring in the online form with your tick. Forms can be found at ticklab.org.