Western Pocono Women’s Club August 2022  

Officers:  Fern Smith, President ; Vicki Connor, Vice President; Mary Minnucci, Treasurer; Darlene Beers, Secretary

Our August Meeting will be held at Effort Methodist Church on Monday, the 15th at 7pm. Our HOBY student, Madeline Worden, will share her experience as our representative at this summer’s seminar . Also, Mackenzie Borger, now a registered Dietician at Lehigh Valley Medical Center, Allentown, will be with us to share more information on nutrition.

August Donations – non perishables for the food pantry at Effort Methodist Church

August Refreshment Committee– Sheri S., Bonnie P., Cindy S., Joan B., and Juanita H.

WPWC Cookbook— Our 50th Anniversary Cookbooks have arrived and are absolutely beautiful. A huge thank you to Stacy M., Lisa A. and Lynne M. who did a phenomenal job of coordinating this project. They are full of your wonderful recipes and well worth the $10. The cookbooks will be available for sale at our August Meeting as well as at our food stand during The West End Fair.

West End Fair -Our community event that everyone has been looking forward to, the annual West End Fair, will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary from Sunday, August the 21st thru Saturday, the 27th. The fair is open from 2 to 10 daily and has many special events throughout the week in celebration of their 100th Anniversary. We are in need of club members to volunteer to staff shifts at our club’s food stand fundraiser at the fair. Shifts are 2 to 6 or 6 to 10 and 15 shifts are still open which need to be filled. Call Donna C.  asap to volunteer for one or more of these open shifts. There are fringe benefits – you get a free pass to get in the fair and volunteers don’t pay for their food when working our stand. It’s always a lot of fun and a great way to socialize with your sister club members. Preparations for our food stand at the fair will begin with cleaning day on August 8th at 9am at the fairgrounds. Soup making day is August 18th at the Polk Firehouse at 8 am. Thanks to everyone that signed to help these two days. A reminder to please plan to stay on soup day to help clean up the pots, utensils and Dutch ovens afterward. Also, thanks to all members who have donated cases of water and to Lisa Altemose, for offering to store the water until fair week. During fair week, donations of tomatoes and cucumbers are also appreciated. Call Claire N. if you have extra from your garden to donate.

Welcome to Two New Club Members– Our club is very pleased to announce that we have two new members who join our club at our July Meeting. The following is their information to add to your yearbook. Sara R. and Joyce A.

Our Club’s Annual Christmas Party– A brand new member to our club, Sara R., volunteered at our July meeting to head up the committee to organize our annual Christmas Party. I’m sure she’d appreciate another member or two to assist her with these arrangements. We will ask for volunteers at the August Meeting.

August Happy Birthday Wishes To: Carol E., Pat K., and Ellen N.

Thoughts, Prayers and Get Well -Please keep the following in your thoughts and prayers for healing. Dean B., son of Joan B., and Shawn E., husband of Lisa E. and brother to Stacy M., who are facing another diagnosis of cancer. Also, for Linda K.’s husband, Butch, as he’s been scheduled to have surgery for a heart valve replacement. Our sincere sympathy goes out to Linda on the sudden loss of her sister.