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 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
December 2, 2008
Mona Lisa Restaurant
Make checks made payable to Farmingbury Woman's Club
149 Coe Road
Wolcott, CT 06716
Please respond by Nov 24
Dinner choice: (Please circle)
Filet of Sole Francaise
Penne Ala Vodka