Western Pocono Women’s Club November 2023 Newsletter

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

November Membership Meeting- Our November 20th Meeting will be held at Effort Methodist Church, beginning at 7 pm. The program for the evening will be a hands on demonstration of a Christmas Craft by Tonya W., Michele H. and Gail U.

Refreshment Committee– Lisa A., Lynne M., Joan B., Stacy M., Lisa E. and Kris M.

Donations for November– This month’s donation is for Angel’s Closet, an organization that donates layettes to our local hospitals for those in need. Currently they need diapers, wipes, sleepers, sweaters, hooded towels, bibs, receiving blankets and outfits for a baby up to 10lbs. to fill these layettes. Your donation of any of these items is greatly appreciated.

Nominations of Officers– The following members were nominated to serve as officers in 2024. President-Lisa Altemose, 1st VP-Linda Troia, 2nd VP- Vicki Connor, Secretary-Linda Silverberg, Treasurer-Sue Shupp. A vote to elect the new officers will be taken at our November Meeting.

VERY IMPORTANT – Membership Dues -Our treasurer, Mary Minnucci, has been contacting all those who have not paid their dues for the 2024 club year. We know life gets hectic and you may have forgotten so this is a friendly reminder to mail your $10 check payable to Western Pocono Women’s Club. Our club’s address is: WPWC, P O Box 42, Brodheadsville, Pa 18322. You may also pay dues at our November Meeting but that is the deadline.

Out to Lunch-This month’s luncheon will be November 2nd at Marita’s Cantina, 735 Main Street in Stroudsburg at 1:00. For reservations, contact Linda S. by text by October 30th.

Getz Personal Care Home -Lisa A. has confirmed the date of November 9th at 2:00pm to visit Getz PCH. The theme is Thanksgiving with a Roll A Turkey Dice Game. She would like at least 7 girls, one for each table to come out that day to help with the game and refreshments. Contact Lisa if you’re able to help.

Christmas Party -Our club’s annual Christmas Party will be on Tuesday, December, 5th, at Cherry’s Family Restaurant in Kresgeville beginning at 6pm. It will be a sit down dinner with a choice of Prime Rib, Baked Salmon, or Chicken Francaise. Cost per person is $40 and needs to be paid by our November 20th Meeting. Please call Isabel P. to make your reservation.

By Law and Standing Rules Changes– By Law Changes Article V– Officers – change – officers will be installed in March, not December. Article VII – Meetings – eliminate that “installation of officers and induction of new members will be done in December.”

Standing Rules -Change #2. The Executive Board will make recommendations for disbursement of funds and presented to the membership for approval at the November meeting. (not October).

Chestnuthill Township Halloween Spooktacular – October 28th Thanks to Isabel P. and Donna C. for representing our club at the Trunk & Treat for the children at the Chestnuthill Park. Also, thank you to Vicki C .who volunteered her time that day to help make the homemade cider. This will certainly be a fun afternoon for the children in our community and a safe way to enjoy Halloween.

Community Beautification- Thanks to Lisa A., Phil B., Lynne M., Kris M., Michele H., Pam B. and Pat M. for volunteering to clean up the flower beds at the Western Pocono Memorial Park and the West End Fair Grounds.

Quilts Made With Love- Our next session will be held at the home of Pat M. on Thursday, November 16th beginning at 9:30 until approximately 3:00. Contact Pat if you plan to attend. We had a very productive meeting in October and donated 17 lap quilts to clients of Meals on Wheels.

Programs for 2024– We’d like to have your input for next year’s programs. If you have any program ideas for our meetings next year, please let Fern Smith or Vicki Connor know.

Also, we had a delicious lunch and awesome show at Penn’s Peak in October and we may choose from the following shows to plan another outing in 2024. May 14 – Country Jamboree $46, May 21 – Beach Boys Tribute $50, and May 22 – Bill Haley & Comets Tribute $45.

November Happy Birthday Wishes To: Phyllis B., Vicki C., Carol H., Bonnie P., Cindy S., Greta W., and Nicole W.

Thoughts, Prayers and Get Well Wishes -Shirley C. will have hip replacement surgery on October 30th. Our thoughts, prayers and get well wishes go out to her. Check your yearbook for her address.

Wishing everyone a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!