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BETH LARSON, PRESIDENT                                                   FEBRUARY 2018               

NOMINATIONS FOR OFFICERS 2018-2019

Our nominating committee: Sally A., Mary M., Sheri S. and Minerva H. will be busy in the next several months putting together a slate of officers to run WPWC beginning July 1, 2018. All offices need to be elected every year. The slate will be presented at the March meeting and voted on at the April meeting.  I’m hoping now that Marylouise has done a great job this past year that she will continue on as treasurer. Beth L. and Denise S. will not be running for president and secretary.  Paulette P. has so much on her home plate and yet has done her job as vice president. When one of the members of the nominating committee calls you, please think long and hard about filling one of these positions.

 GFWC ARTS CONTESTS

Dottie S. is in charge of the Arts Contests for our club. The following areas are included: Photography, Art (Painting) Short Stories and Crafts. The crafts for this year are a handmade bracelet, decorated wine bottle, decorated wooden tray, cosmetic bag and a quilted wall hanging. The President’s Project is a no sew blanket. The club can submit as many blankets as they wish but only one for judging. The blankets will all be donated to Project Linus.    Anyone who is interested in the rules please contact Dottie S.  All entries must be given to Dottie by our March Club Meeting on March 20th. From there she will take them to the district level.

QUILTS MADE WITH LOVE BY WPWC

The ladies met on January 25th and pieced together 12 quilts. Margaret was not feeling well so she wasn’t there to machine quilt them. The kid themed ones will be donated to Monroe County Children and Youth and the others will go to Celtic Hospice. The fifth quilting session will be held at the home of Pat M. on Thursday, February 15th at 9:30AM. Please let Pat know if you plan to attend. In 2017 the ladies made 84 quilts!

COUPONS FOR THE MILITARY

Please keep collecting, clipping and counting manufacturer’s coupons. If you have any questions, contact Carol E. or Claire N. They should be dated November 2017 or later. Make sure you tally your hours and put that on a piece of paper with your name on it. You may call Carol or Claire if you have coupons ready to pick up or bring them to our March club meeting.

EFFORT SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PANTRY

We will be collecting again in March for the food pantry. I’m sure they will be looking for items to put in the Easter Baskets for their families. Easter is April 1st so food donations given in March will be used for the baskets.

THE ANGEL’S CLOSET

Thank you to all who donated items to The Angel’s Closet. We will be collecting again in March and April. If you are looking for a winter project, they love handmade baby items. The website is theangelscloset.org.

CHRISTMAS CARDS FOR THE MILITARY

Vicki C. wants to remind people to save the fronts of your Christmas cards. Please no glitter. You can bring them to the March 2018 club meeting.

VALOR-VETERAN HOLIDAY MEALS

VALOR will once again be making up holiday meal boxes for Easter. They are looking for items listed on their website: www.valorclinic.org- tab at the top- How We Help- Holiday Meals. If you are so inclined, they can use cash- checks made out to Valor Clinic-in the memo Holiday Meals or gift cards or food items.

BUSHKILL LION’S CLUB COLLECTING EMPTY PRESCRIPTION BOTTLES

The Bushkill Lion’s Club is collecting empty prescription and over the counter bottle, large or small with regular or child resistant caps. Please remove the prescription label. The bottles and lids will be sent to doctors in developing countries to be used to put pills in at health clinics. They may be dropped at Rep. Rosemary Brown’s office or brought to our club meetings.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES FOR FEBRUARY

Stacy M.

BABY RYAN UP-DATE

Pat W. said that Baby Ryan will be having surgery on Thursday, Feb 8th at CHOP. Please keep Baby Ryan and his family and the team at CHOP in your thoughts and prayers.

PRAYERS NEEDED

Rose C. has been diagnosed with breast cancer and is exploring her options

Lisa and Shawn E.- Shawn had bone marrow replacement and is now home

Arlene W. had surgery for breast cancer and is undergoing chemo & radiation

Isabel and Juan P.

Elida G. is feeling a little better

Bonnie Ps’ co-worker Caitlin McGarry

 WPWC UPCOMING CLUB ACTIVITIES

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

Quilts Made With Love- Thursday, February 15th 2018

Club Meeting- Monday March 19th 7 PM- Speaker- Martha Carr from Celtic Hospice