May President’s Message

As I sit here and write my last message to all of you as President of the Woman’s Club of West Deptford, I am reflecting on how awesome the last five years have been working with all of you.

The women whom I love and admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because things worked out. They got that way because things went wrong and they handled it. They handled it in a thousand different ways on a thousand different days, but they handled it. Those women are my superheroes.—Elizabeth Gilbert

This last month has had me going over records and reports, organizing bins and getting them ready to give to our incoming President. Reading these reports, I was able to relive some of the most amazing experiences I have had with all of you. I have had the opportunity to work with some absolutely amazing ladies who have become my special friends. I have embraced the “veterans” of our club and opened my arms to embrace all of our new members. My goal this year was to hit 60 members before I handed the gavel over and because of all of you (and Cynthia) we made it!!!!

When I took over as President, I never thought I would be navigating an International Pandemic, learning new technology, and realigning how we would be able to meet and get things accomplished…but we did it! What did we do before Zoom? I have had some of the most amazing Committee Chairs who worked with me with grace and respect. I have worked with an incredible board who has always been there for me and helped me support all of you each month. I have had the pleasure of meeting new people, joining in as many activities as I could, and felt the warmth and acceptance of my club sisters. We have paved the way to new and exciting ventures, opened doors that we didn’t know were there, and have stood out in our community. I have met women on the District and State level who have become more than a name. I could list a thousand different things we have done together, but Tidbits is only so long. So… as I say thank you for your support, look for me sitting with all of you at meetings, and continue to support our incoming Club Board as you did for me and my absolutely outstanding board. You may even see me working behind the scenes on the State level…

It has been my pleasure to be your President and cherish your friendship.

In Federation Friendship and more


Shout Out to Members

This month as my term comes to a close, I just want to recognize all of you who have made such a difference within our club and in our community.

Being Humble means recognizing that we are not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much of a difference we can make in the lives of others. —Gordon B. Hinckley

There is nothing I can say that expresses how special all of you are. You have taken your roles in your committees and made a major difference and made contributions for so many in our community. Most of you have kept me in the loop in all of your activities and I never had to ask what was happening or going to be presented. You went ahead and made sure I was aware of your inventive ideas and projects. And your committees always exceeded all expectations.

I know that as the new two-year club administration begins in September with our club committees, all of you will jump right in and support all projects, embrace new members who will be joining your committees, and continue to make the Woman’s Club of West Deptford one of the best clubs in the State. You are going to rock it in September!!!

Thank you, ladies, for all you do and then some!

Warmly, April