June President’s Message

It is June and with it comes the beginning of summer but the end of our club year. And…what a year it has been!!! Our projects have been numerous, and we assisted so many this past year. We continue to grow with amazing new members and continue to enjoy what our seasoned members bring to our club. Our new members bring energy and new ideas to our different projects, and our veterans share their experiences and wisdom.

“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” –Diane Mariechild

Our club thrives on the strength and abilities of our members with their diverse expertise and knowledge. This is why we are so successful. I am looking forward to working with all of you as we move forward.

We are ending our year hosting the Garden District Council Meeting on June 9th at St. Paul’s Church. A light supper will be served at 5:00 p.m. and the meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. Thank you to our Hospitality Committee, Agnes K. and Dorothy A., for taking care of all paper products and setting up the serving area. We have 12 people signed up to attend and we will be manning the Check-In Table and the Federation Table. For those attending, remember that registration is $3.00.

The Gloucester County Summer Kick Off is Saturday, June 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is being held at the Atkinson Park in Sewell. We have 5 people signed up to be hosts at our booth. We can use one more from 3:00 to 5:00 if anyone is available. A big shout out to Jody H. who put together a picture board of so many of our projects and activities to share with the public. This will be a great way to showcase what the Woman’s Club of West Deptford does and stands for.

Tuesday, June 14th will be our final meeting of the club year. This meeting will be our Installation Dinner where we will enjoy each other’s company over good food and install our Executive Board. A big thank you to Cynthia H-B. who is handling the installation and to the Social Committee for finding a reasonably priced place to have dinner. You have voted in an incredible group of ladies to serve on your Executive Board. These ladies give so much of their time and support each other and all of you throughout the year. I am looking forward to working with them for the next two years.

The Basket Raffle Committee held a very successful Zoom meeting this past Thursday. We are well on our way to another great fundraiser. As of this posting, the licenses have been delivered to Deptford Township to be processed and sent to the State. Our licenses should be in our hands in a couple weeks and then it will be time to sell those tickets. Sue N. will be reaching out to you after the licenses have been received. Denise H. will be keeping track of everyone’s donated basket. Please make sure that you reach out to her with your idea/theme of your basket. I will be doing a Keurig Basket again this year and I know all of you will donate some fantastic baskets. This fundraiser will support all of our donations for the coming year. If you have any questions, reach out to Nancy B., Nancy D. or Denise H.

Look for information from Denise H. on making Holiday Stockings for Operation Yellow Ribbon. Our club makes 50 stockings and fills them with specific items to be sent to our Military for the holidays. Denise will share the list of items needed and when everything will be needed by. This is one project that we do work on during the summer as the stockings need to be delivered to Headquarters by the end of September.

Your Executive Board has just finished putting together the Club Committees which will start in July. I want to thank all the new members for signing up to be part of so many committees. The Board has made sure that each of you has been added to at least one committee that your signed up for. I will be typing up the committee list and will send it out to all of you by the 14th.

I want to recognize Cynthia H-B. for holding an absolutely fantastic New Member Orientation. She organized this night in a very friendly, informative way where all our new members had a chance to ask questions and learn about the WCWD, NJSFWC and the GFWC. Thank you to Denise H. for finding an up-to-date video of the GFWC to share and to our new District VP Marie D., who shared information on the District, State and her own Woman’s Club experiences.

Thanks goes to Linda J. for holding a very fun and creative Craft Morning where many of us gathered at St. Paul’s Church to make the Installation Dinner favors. They are just adorable!!!!

Another big shout out goes to Debbie H. who held a Magic Pillowcase Morning where several of us learned how to make pillowcases to be donated to the Special State Project: Emmanuel Cancer Foundation. I have 6 pillowcases in the works, and I am excited to be working on this project. I could not believe all the adorable prints that the ladies bought. Thanks also to Ann C., Linda M., Isabella C., Nancy D., Kathy N., and Joan B., who all helped with this activity, either sewing, ironing or cutting fabrics. What a fantastic morning!

I hope all of you have a relaxing, fun summer and that you all get to do something special just for you…you deserve it!!!!

I look forward to seeing all of you at our Installation Dinner on the 14th and don’t forget your Secret Pal gifts. 😊

Happy Summer!

April