FARMINGBURY WOMAN'S CLUB GFWC, NEWSLETTER FOR NOVEMBER 2008
 

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HAPPY, HAPPY FALL to all club members. Riding around town and other towns near us, shows us God has been really painting our trees with beautiful paint !!!!
In Sept. we collected school supplies to send to Sgt. Grechko in Iraq. In all, organizations in Wolcott sent29 boxes, each weighing 30 pounds, to the school children in Iraq. The supplies were received by Sgt. Grechko last week and as soon as possible, we will hear what he thinks, what the children think and maybe have a picture. I want to thank all members that donated to the cause especially due to the short time we had to collect items.

We had a wonderful Breast Cancer Awareness Ceremony on the Town Green on Oct. 1st Many thanks to Mary Kelly for the great job she did. We had wonderful weather, there were many people putting ribbons on the tree in our gazebo and Mayor Dunn helped us hang the cancer awareness flag. Inside-the council-chambers, Emily Levesque presented Mayor Dunn with a wreath that will hang in the chambers for the month of October. The white tree with its pink lights will be in the gazebo all of Oct. and if anyone wants to place a ribbon on the tree, please feel free to do so.

Our International Dinner on Oct. 7tl1 was a huge success. We thank Joan Dolan and Joan Lawrence for setting it up and planning a fun time. The three speakers were teachers from China, now teaching in Wolcott for a year. They were certainly interested in our culture and wanted us to learn something about their culture. Joan and Joan would like to thank all the members that helped them and all the members that cooked such wonderful food.
Busy Bees met on the 20th and they buzzed around making and stuffing pillows and bears. Carole Mueller delivered 6 teddy bears to the Wolcott Volunteer Ambulance and Carole also delivered 25 comfort pillows to Bristol Hospital. Irene Graph, Lucille Garrigus and Carole decorated the doors of residents at Wolcott View Manor with fall leaves and then went last week and added Halloween items to the doors. Next Busy Bee meeting is Nov. 17th from 1:00 to 3:00 at Wolcott Library.
 On Oct. 22nd we met at the gazebo and had pictures taken.  There were
-approximately 30 members there and the pictures were taken with the tree in  the gazebo.

The next regular meeting will be Nov. 4th, election day. Please VOTE as I believe this is a very special election. After voting, please come to the meeting at 7:00. Our speaker will be Gloria Hutchinson and she will speak on GFWC/CT's state project -- Vet's Oasis. It sounds like a very interesting and important project. Bakers for November are Rita Longo, Jane Maloney and Joyce Manca, thanks ladies.
This is the time of year when we collect canned goods and non-perishable food items for the food banks at Wolcott churches. Please remember to bring your food items to the Nov. 4th meeting as Thanksgiving is right around the comer.

Nov. 8th is the GFWC/CT Fall Convention being held this year in Waterbury. The price is $25.00 for lunch and the convention runs from 9:00 till 3:00 and it would be nice if 
we had a large group attending, especially since it is so close to home. Please contact Pres. Pat Pytka, 754-4915, if you are interested in attending.

The Fire Prevention Poster Contest judging will be held at St. Maria Goretti on Nov. 19th at 9:00 in the, morning. The contest awards will be given out on Nov. 24th, at 6:30 at Charles Rietdyke Senior Center. There will be a magician and Farmingbury Woman give out soda and cookies.

For all members on the Board.of Directors, there will be a meeting on Noy. 19th, 6:45 at Wolcott Senior Center (Charles Rietdyke Center).

Rosemary West sent in this announcement ------
GFWC/CT Executive Board voted at September 27 meeting to pick up Laurel Girls State as GFWC/CT Youth State Program. Laurel Girls State is an an American Legion Auxiliary Program. Laurel Girls State replaces HOBY as the GFWC/CT Youth State Program. Clubs may continue to contribute to HOBY,
Laurel Girls State is a program in Americanism. It began in 1944 with the goal of increasing the understanding of our democratic form of government, and has been one of the American Legion Auxiliary's major programs. laurel Girls State aims are as follows:
To prepare girls of high school age to live in a world where government touches our lives in many ways. To teach the principles of democracy in a representative form of government.
To provide an atmosphere for teaching the duties, privileges and responsibilities of citizenship.

Enclosed is a flyer from JoAnn Birkenberger telling us all about our Christmas Party. Don't forget, we reveal our Secret Pals with a card or a small gift to them at the party. In January, 2009 we will select new Secret Pals.
Last April we helped other Wolcott organizations put on a ziti supper for the emergency fuel fund  "Help Keep Your Neighbors Warm". The supper netted $3,800.00 and we planned to have another supper in Nov. However, that has been postponed to a date not yet decided on,

Kathy Newvine and Nancy Renner took on our first fund raiser this year. We sold frozen pastry and cookie dough. At Nov. 4 meeting, they will have a report for us and also we are to pick up our dough. If you can not attend the meeting, please have someone pick up your order. There is no place to store your order and they need to be put in the freezer that evening unless you are going to use them soon. Seeing as we have' no major fund raiser, hopefully everyone contributed to this important project.

Important dates to remember:
November 4th election day and regular meeting
 8  GFWC/CT convention in Waterbury
 17  Busy Bees at Library
 19  Fire Prevention Poster Judging
24 Fire Prevention Poster Contest Awards

Farmingbury Woman's Club
Christmas Party

December 2, 2008
6:30 p.m.
Mona Lisa Restaurant
Wolcott, CT

Make checks made payable to Farmingbury Woman's Club
Send checks to:

Lois Pecka
149 Coe Road
Wolcott, CT 06716

Please respond by Nov 24

 

Name..............................

Dinner choice: (Please circle)

Chicken Marsala

Filet of Sole Francaise

Veal Parmigiana

Penne Ala Vodka


Price-$26.00

Amount Enclosed:____________