GOOD DAY LADIES    it almost feels like Spring today as I type this but I am sure Old Man Winter is just resting before he strikes.

January’s meeting was very well attended.  We heard Kathy Newvine tell us all about shingles, very interesting --  thanks Kathy.  Only a few members decided to be Secret Pals this year and please remember to send your Secret Pal cards and holiday wishes throughout the year.   January 21st was a planned busy day for our club.  There was supposed to be a Junior LEGO League celebration run by the Wolcott Robotics Team on Saturday.  However it was changed to Sunday, the 22nd, and Bev Medina, Kathy Cosgrove, Pat Noble, Pat Dancer, Anita Cullins and Rosemary West volunteered.  It was a very interesting and fun event.  On the 21st Anita Cullins, Pat Dancer and Rosemary West went to the GFWC/CT meeting in Bristol.  GFWC/CT supports CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence 2012 Legislative priorities. 

Busy Bees were very active on the 23rd at the Library.  We had 15 members working all afternoon and completed 41 pillows for the children in Waterbury Hospital’s ER and 20 comfort pillows.  We also cut out a few teddy bears and hope to have them sewn by next meeting.  Talking about Busy Bees, please think about being chair or co-chair of Busy Bees next year.  Lucille and I will still be buzzing but will not be co-chairs after May.  Carole and Lucille delivered pillows to Waterbury Hospital and Bristol Hospital.

There is a form being sent this month for you to fill out and bring in to our next meeting.  It is a list of officers and committees --  with the space for chairlady or to help on the committee.   At our February 7th meeting we will be selecting our new nominating committee and this form helps them select our next officers and committees and put ladies in “jobs” they wish to help with.  Being on committees is a great way to meet and get to know all the members in our club and help out the club.  We may also be doing Arthritis Links and Pennies for Art.

Anita Cullins is chairlady of our Arts and Crafts meeting on Feb. 7th.  At this meeting you bring in all your hand-made items  --  knitted, painted, jewelry, holiday themed items, sewn articles, etc.  They will be judged and ribbons will be given out and the blue-ribbon winners will enter the district competition and then those blue-ribbon winners continue on to the state competition.  It is great to see what clever and talented some of our members are.  If you have any questions, please call Anita at 879-1305 or e-mail her at   We hope to have many items to judge.

Rosemary West put an article in Wolcott Community News asking for anyone with a white Christmas tree they are not using, to please donate it to our club.  I don’t know if she received any replies, but I heard that one of our members bought a tree and donated it to our October Cancer Awareness project.  More on this to follow and many thanks to our donator.

We had a board of directors meeting last week and we talked about fund raisers.  One of the fund raisers mentioned was a show similar to Antiques Roadshow.  We have Sue Mulcahy and Cyndy Bissonnette looking into it.  If you have any ideas for raising money for scholarships, etc. please let President Pat Dancer know.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out in February to Fran Culver and Rita Longo.  Fran is still in Aurora Senior Living on North Main St. in Waterbury and hopefully she will be walking again soon and able to go home.

BAKERS for February are:  Theresa Pineau, Carole Mueller and Lucille Garrigus.


                                    Feb 7th                       regular meeting, 7:00, St, Maria Goretti’s

                                    Feb 17th                     Busy Bees, 1:00 – 3:00 Library