Western Pocono Women’s Club October 2022  

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

October Membership Meeting– Our club’s annual New Member Night will be held at Effort Methodist Church on October 17th , beginning at 6:00 with a Pot Luck Covered Dish Dinner. The Refreshment Committee will provide desserts and beverages. All other members are asked to bring an appetizer, salad, veggie or meat dish of their choice. This is the perfect night to bring a friend or relative as your guest to enjoy a delicious dinner while learning what our club does to benefit our community. Our program will be a social night with a fun game you won’t want to miss.

October Refreshment Committee– Denise S., Gail S., Marylouise D., Chris R. & Pat W.

Membership Information– Welcome to Karen T. who joined our club at our August Meeting.  Judy S. has a new email address.

Membership Dues– Our treasurer, Mary M., will be collecting our club’s annual dues of $10 at the October Meeting.

Secretary and Audit Volunteer Needed– Our club is in need of someone to step up to fill the position of secretary for the 2023 Calendar Year. Darlene is more than willing to mentor whoever will take over this office. Also, a volunteer is needed to help on the Audit Committee.

Chestnuthill Township Halloween– Bonnie P. and Isabel P. graciously volunteered to do the Trunk-a-Treat representing our club. Donations of candy for Trunk-a-Treat are appreciated and may be brought to our October meeting. If anyone else is interested in volunteering at the park on Oct. 22 (beginning at 11) here are some of the activities that we could assist with. Story Time, pumpkin painting, face painting and balloon animals, apple cider press demo, costume contest. This is a fun way we can help our community. Aralee Thieling is the program coordinator for Chestnuthill Township. She is doing some of what Bernie Kozen did in the past.

WPWC Cookbook -The Cookbook Committee would like to remind everyone what a great gift our 50th Anniversary Cookbook is for someone on your Christmas list. It’s chocked full of tried and true recipes in a hard cover book for only $10 each.

Quilts Made With Love -Our next session will be held at the home of Pat M. on Thursday, October 20th beginning at 9:30 until approximately 3:00. Contact Pat if you plan to attend.

Out to Lunch– This is a social time to enjoy a luncheon outing in the company of your sister club members. It will be held on Thursday, October 13that Spinelli’s which is located at Kinsley’s Plaza in Brodheadsville. Please call Vicki C. by Monday, October 10th if you plan to attend.

October Happy Birthday Wishes To: Joyce A., Darlene B., Michele H., Vickie S., and Sue S.

Thoughts, Prayers and Get Well Wishes– for the following members: Ruthann Stiehler & Sheri Seip

Information from Vicki C. for the October Newsletter -As a club we do many things for our community both financially and in person. Some of our activities are: Flower gardens at the West End Fair Grounds and the West End Memorial Park; Quilts Made with Love; Halloween in the Park; Christmas crafts for nursing homes or assisted living facilities; Christmas cards for the military; food bank items for Effort United Methodist Church; school supplies for local schools; and diapers/onesies for Angel’s Closet. Some are more hands on than others. If anyone wants to add a new project just supply an idea and we will get a committee to make your dream come true!!

At the September meeting we discussed trying to help keep Camp Trexler. If anyone wants a copy of the petition to gather signatures at their work, friends/family, or neighbors let Vicki C. know and she will give you a petition.