Well, just before I wrote this letter, our new President was sworn in in Washington, D.C.  Let us hope that he will be able to help our great country  become even greater.

Our first meeting of the year was canceled due to snowy weather.  Hopefully we will be able to have our Feb. meeting which is Feb. 3rd. 


President Pat reminds us that our Feb. meeting is when we collect Pennies for Art.  We will also be choosing our nominating committee which is made up of 3 board members and 2 from the membership.  The nominating committee will present the new slate of officers at our March meeting.  I have enclosed a sheet with all committees and offices on it.  Please fill out any office you would like to hold and/or any committee you would like to chair or work on.  This helps the nominating committee when selecting our new slate.


Nancy Renner, hope Nancy is feeling better, reminds us that all crafts to be judged are to be brought to the Feb. 3rd meeting.  Please complete a 3"x5" card for each entry with a detailed description of your entry and on the other side list our district number (5), Farmingbury Woman's Club of Wolcott, your name, address and phone number.  An arts and crafts category list will be available on that night.  We usually win several blue ribbons so bring your crafts, photos, etc. to Feb. 3rd meeting and GOOD LUCK.  My notes tell me that our speaker will be Marge Maddalomi.


Rosemary West has been busily doing "reports" all during January.  Hopefully we all reported our committee's events and all our volunteer hours to her.  Each year we win many awards as does an excellent job of reporting the reports.  She will turn them in to state at Jan. 24th state  meeting.


The Busy Bees, 15 ladies,  met on Jan. 12th at the Library and were very busy.  Lucille Garrigus delivered  pillows to St. Mary's and Waterbury Hospitals and we made more for our next delivery.  Busy Bees will meet again on Feb. 23rd at the Library from 1:00 to 3:00.    

We reveled our Secret Pals at our Christmas party and were supposed to pick new ones at our Jan. meeting.  I am enclosing a form you can fill out and bring to the Feb. meeting or send to me, 41 Patricia Lane, and we will enter you in the Secret Pal group.  It is a lot of fun to get cards during the year and try to guess who sent them to you.

Pat also reminds us that our state project "Vet's Oasis" is getting help from the clubs in all the districts of GFWC/CT.  Our college is Naugatuck Valley and the contact person is Catherine Hardy @ 203-575-8167.  Furniture is needed  to make the "oasis" comfortable and useable  for veterans  --  so anyone that has new chairs, etc and needs to find a home for their old furniture --this is the place. !!!!!!!!


The bakers for February are Irene Graph, Lucille Garrigus and Evelyn Herron.


Don't forget we will be talking about our fund raiser --  a raffle -- by Pat Noble and we will be having our Arts and Crafts Fair again this year in October co-chaired by Mary Kelly and Cathe Sherman.


Our March 3rd meeting will be a potluck supper and social  --  with more of our great cooking. 


Please fill out the sheet for officers and committees and also the Secret Pal slip and bring to the Feb. 3rd meeting.




                                 HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO ALL