Western Pocono Women’s Club March 2023 – Newsletter

Club Officers President – Fern Smith, 1st VP – Lisa Altemose, 2nd VP – Vicki Connor, Treasurer – Mary Minnucci, Secretary – Isabel Pietri

March Membership Meeting– YAY, we’re finally putting the coldest winter months behind us and ready to begin our 2023 club year. It’s been a mild winter so we were able to continue with our quilting sessions and visits to Getz’s Personal Care Home. Many thanks to those who carried on with these projects. This month’s meeting will be on March 20th at Effort Methodist Church, beginning at 7:00pm. We hope to have a great turnout to enjoy fellowship and the start of our club year.

March Refreshment Committee – Tonya W., Michele H., Sue S., Pam B. & Gail U. Reminder- please remember to bring creamer/milk for coffee.

March Program – Everyone’s Birthday – coordinator, Joyce A. Also, if you’d like to participate in a cook book exchange, please bring one to exchange for another one.

Donations for March– Lisa Al. found out that the Senior Center in Brodheadsville is asking for donations of program materials such as: any crafting materials, clothes pins, golf tees, small gardening pots & seeds, ribbons, clean yarn, beads, elastic buttons, glue guns and glue sticks. If you have any of these things lying around your home and would like to donate them, bring them to our March meeting.

Cards for the Military – A reminder from Vicki to bring your Christmas card fronts (no glitter, please) for our Christmas Cards that we send to the military.

Change in Out to Lunch- The date of March 2nd and time (noon) for our monthly Out to Lunch remains the same but the place and contact person is different. This month we will be going to Spinelli’s in Brodheadsville and instead of contacting Darlene Beers with your reservations, please call Fern S.

Western Pocono Women’s Club Scholarships– Each year our club presents scholarships to two Pleasant Valley Seniors. Recipients receive $500 each for our Jacqueline Sue Coleman Memorial Scholarship and the Western Pocono Women’s Club Memorial Scholarship. Applications are available at PV’s Guidance Office and are due by April 14th

Visit to Getz Personal Care Home- In December, we visited the Getz to celebrate Christmas with a caroling event. The residents also enjoyed punch and cookies and a time to share some of their favorite Christmas memories. In February, we had a Valentine’s Bingo with prizes of lap quilts, made by our club’s quilting group, and Hershey Kisses. Lisa A. coordinated this event with help from Kris M., Lisa E. and Stacy M. who also crafted beautiful homemade Valentine cards for each of the residents. Those who came to help that day with the Bingo and serve the cookies and punch were Lisa A., Kris M., Fern S., Lynne M., Gail U., Pat M., and Darlene B.  Plans are already underway for a visit to the home in April to celebrate Easter with the residents.

Quilts Made With Love -The quilters have been very busy during the winter months. The next quilting session will be at the home of Pat M. on Thursday, March 16th beginning at 9:30. Please let Pat know if you plan to attend by sending her an email

WPWC Cookbook -There are a limited number of cookbooks left so contact either Lynne M. or Lisa A. to reserve one before they’re gone.

March Happy Birthday Wishes – Karen B., Pam B., Donna C., Brenda D., Michelle F., Sharon G., Lynne M., Claire N., Denise S., & Ruthann S.

Our Sunshine Girl, Sharon G., sends birthday cards to members by email so she no longer needs donations of Birthday Cards. However, if you have extra get well or sympathy cards, please bring them to our March meeting. Homemade cards would be appreciated as well. Also, contact Sharon  to let her know to send a card to a member who is ill or lost a loved one.

Prayers and Get Well Wishes– Our deepest sympathy to Linda K. for her recent loss of her husband, “Butch” Russell Kresge. Healing thoughts and prayers for Jim Gower, Sharon’s husband, as he recuperates from recent surgery.

West End Winter Fair– The West End Fair is sponsoring their 2nd Winter Fair on Saturday February 25th from 11am to 6pm and on Sunday, the 26th from 11am to 4pm at the fairgrounds. Admission is $10 per carload and entertainment includes Cramer Brothers & Jennie Hackett on Saturday and Brian Dean Moore Band & Patrick Conklin on Sunday. There’s lots of food, vendors, a basket raffle, games, petting zoo, hay rides and much more fun things for kids and adults. What a great event to chase away the winter blues!