Western Pocono Women’s Club May 2023

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

Remembering Those Who Served For Our Freedom – May God Bless America

The Primary Election is May 16th Remember to either vote in person or return your mail in ballot.

May Membership Meeting– Our May15th Meeting will be held at Effort Methodist Church, beginning at 7pm. Our speaker is Kandie Palmer who will feature an informative program about Pocono Area Transitional Housing. PATH is more than a safe shelter for women and children. It’s a residential program that fosters responsibility, accountability and independence. 

May Refreshment Committee– Greta W., Linda S., Phyllis B., Bonnie P., and Cathy B.  Ladies, if you are serving coffee, we have the coffee and teas in our supplies but remember to bring half and half or creamer. Note – We are in need of four members to volunteer for our September Refreshment Committee.

May Donations – Non-Perishables.-The food pantry at Effort United Methodist Church is always in need of donations. Some suggestions for May are: condiments, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, BBQ sauce etc. They are always in need of boxed cereals, canned goods, pasta and sauce.

Year Books -Thanks to the Year Book Committee, Lynne M., Linda B. and Vicki C. for a great job on our 2023 Year Books. See our Membership Chairperson, Cathy B., to receive your copy at our meeting.

Western Pocono Women’s Club Scholarships– Our Scholarship Committee, Donna C. – co-coordinator, Pat W., Claire N., Chris R., and Gail S. have met and chosen this year’s Jacqueline Sue Coleman and Western Pocono Women’s Club Scholarship recipients. Winners to be announced soon.

Getz Social -Many thanks to Lisa A., Lynne M., Kris M., Fern S., and Gail S. for providing a fun afternoon of Easter Bingo and Refreshments for the residents at Getz Personal Care Home.

Fighting Illness with Food– Recently our club hosted 4 free educational sessions on how healthy eating can improve the immune system. Thanks to speaker, Mackenzie Borger, who is a Registered Dietitian, LDN and works in LV with pediatric patients, for a very informative program.

Out to Lunch– On Thursday, June 8th, our Out to Lunch will be held at Mt.View Winery on Walters Road in Neola. Contact Vicki C. for exact location and reservations

Save the Date – In October, either the 17th or 18th, we are planning a Lunch/Dinner Show at Penn’s Peak. Cost is $55 per person with more information to follow.

Quilts Made With Love– The May quilting session will be on Thursday, May 18th at the home of Pat M., beginning at 9:30. Please . let her know if you are able to attend. In addition to lap quilts, we are also in the process of making hammocks for the cats at Monroe County Animal Shelter.

West End Fair Stand– Our fair stand has been cleaned and covered with several coats of paint inside and out. They’ve also repaired our broken window, screen, and screen door. New lights and ceiling fan will be installed.

Thoughts, Prayers and Get Well Wishes– Sharon G. is still on the mend from a broken toe and Pam B. is recuperating from surgery for torn tendons. Please remember these members with healing thoughts, prayers, and get well wishes.

 May Happy Birthday Wishes– Joan B., Mary M., Linda T., and Linda S.