FARMINGBURY WOMAN’S CLUB, GFWC NEWSLETTER FOR APRIL 2014
HAPPY SPRING LADIES ……….. YES, SPRING IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER
Our pot-luck supper on March 4th was a delicious “food” experience. As always the ladies’ food dishes were delicious. Sue Mulcahy was chairlady and we had 29 ladies present, which was a pretty good group considering the weather and ice and snow.
Fran Culver and her nomination committee, Cyndy Bissonnette, Mary Kelly, Nancy Buonocore, Lorraine Shea and Mary Taylor brought a complete slate of officers and committee chairs and presented the slate to us. We will vote on the officers for 2014/2015 at our April 1st meeting and they will be installed at our Installation Banquet in May. Our By-laws were amended to read: Annual dues of $30.00 shall be due and payable April 1 to the Assistant Treasurer. Any member joining after January 1 shall pay one-half of the yearly dues—changing from $20.00 annual dues. The other amendment was to take away the Daffodils for Cancer Committee. Busy Bees met on March 24th and buzzed, buzzed and buzzed
On April 1st we will vote for our officers for 2014/2015. Rosemary West will be our President again, Mary Kelly, Vice President, Jean Iris, Recording Secretary, Carole Mueller, Corresponding Sec., Cyndy Bissonnette is Treasurer and Mary Taylor, Assistant Treasurer. We had a wonderful year and thank all the officers, committee chairs and committee members and all our club members who participated in our many projects, events and fundraisers. It takes ALL club members working together to make a club successful..
April will be an extremely busy month for Farmingbury Woman’s Club. April 1st is our regular meeting and our speaker will be a lady from Bigelow Teas. April 4th thru the 6th will be the GFWC/CT High School Senior Art Contest. It is very interesting and exciting to see what beautiful art work high school seniors can do and the reception and viewing of the many different types of art is on Sunday, April 6, 1:00 to 4:00 at Goodwin College in East Hartford. Ruth DeLeo is chairlady and she said that the money we give to Pennies for Art helps pay for the prizes for the art contest. April 21st is the next meeting for the Busy Bees, 1:00 to 3:00 at the Wolcott Library. April 21st is also a very important date for FWC. The Exchange Club of Wolcott is presenting Farmingbury Woman’s Club their most prestigious award -- The Book of Good Deeds Award. The banquet and presentation is at Mahan’s Lake View, $40.00 a ticket, April 21st, starting at 6:00. Another important date to remember is April 24th -- Federation Day. We will be raising our Federation Flag at Town Hall at 11:00 and the flag should then fly for a month. April 26th is District 5 Day being held at Whinestone Inn in New Britain. Our blue-ribbon winners will enter the District 5 Arts and Crafts Contest and it will be a very interesting day for all.
Sue Mulcahy has the flyer for the Installation Banquet in May all ready, some will get it in the mail and some will get it through e-mail
Happy Birthday to Marilyn Katilius
Bakers for April are Carole Mueller, JoAnn Birkenberger and one more volunteer (call JoAnn, 879-0364, if you can help us out)
We all send heartfelt thoughts to Mary Taylor on the death of her brother John.
Important dates to remember:
April 1st regular meeting, Bigelow Tea program
4 – 6 High School Art Contest
21 Busy Bees 1:00 to 3:00 at library
21 Exchange Club Awards Night
24 Federation Flag Ceremony at 11:00
26 District 5 Day in New Britain
I’ve Learned …..That it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular