FARMINGBURY WOMAN’S CLUB NEWSLETTER FOR JANUARY 2014
HAPPY NEW YEAR -- may we all have a happy, healthy, wonderful 2014
Farmingbury Woman’s Club, GFWC, had a very successful year. We were a very busy club, busy and very active in our community.
January’s regular meeting was canceled due to meeting day falling on New Year’s Day. In February we had an evening meeting for the Busy Bees. We had several blue-ribbon winners at our Arts and Crafts contest and we selected a nominating committee. March started off with a pot-luck supper with many delicious dishes and desserts. Snow and school closings prevented our High School seniors from having their art items entered in the H.S. Arts contest and snow also put a bump in the road with the annual daffodil distribution. However, the Busy Bees did meet and made many more pillows. April is the month for reports and we elected our new officers. We had a great spring fund raiser, an Art Auction and Busy Bees met again. The annual bowling banquet for handicapped bowlers was enjoyed by many and we had a successful Federation Day – the flag was found and flew all month !!!!! This year District Day was held at Manor Inn
May was our Installation Banquet, Rosemary West is President, Mary Ann Sharek, Vice President, Jean Iris is Recording Secretary, Carole Mueller is corresponding Secretary, Treasurer is Cyndy Bissonnette and Mary Taylor is Assistant Treasurer. We marched in the Memorial Day parade, helped the Commission for the Handicapped at the Special Games and we received several awards at the GFWC/CT convention. In June we more or less relaxed and only had a Board of Directors meeting. July we really relaxed………and in August we really, really relaxed !!!!!
September was the beginning of a new club year, with a new President, Rosemary West and our first meeting was also a very successful Membership Tea. Yearbooks were given out to all members attending. Instead of October, this year September 30th was our Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Ceremony and very well attended. We had an evening ceremony and luminaries were provided – very impressive. October began with our annual International Dinner meeting. Police Chief Edward Stevens was our guest speaker and we presented him with a donation toward a personal camera monitor to be worn by each policeman. Our biggest fund raiser – our Annual Arts and Crafts Fair was a success again this year. The Busy Bees were buzzing in September and in October. November’s meeting taught us that GFWC had clubs in all 50 states and 34 foreign countries – very impressive. Food items were brought in for distribution for Thanksgiving and gifts were brought in for veterans and the posters for Fire Prevention Poster contest were judged. December’s meeting was our Christmas Party at Bin 300. This year we collected donations for Wolcott’s fuel bank and over $200.00 was raised. The Lions’ Winter Wonderland was very cold this year, some of us only stayed 2 hours as the cold set in. The poster awards night was fun again this year.
ARE YOU READY TO START 2014 ??????????????
At our January 7th meeting I will have slips for those of us who want to be Secret Pals this year. We will have a “monitor” this year so if we forget who our Pal is, she will be able to tell us. If you want to be a Secret Pal and can’t come to the meeting, send a slip of paper with Name, Address, Birthday and Anniversary dates on it and send to POBox 6337, Wolcott or call Carole at 203 879-3869 so we can put your name in the hat. Our guest speaker will be GFWC of CT, President Nancy Kalyan .
HAPPY BIRTHDAY in January to Mary Taylor and JoAnn Muscillo
Bakers for January are Cynthia Herbst and Marilyn Drzwecki
January 7th is our first meeting in 2014 at 7:00 at St. Maria Goretti’s Church
January 18th is GFWC/CT President’s Board Meeting
January 27th is Busy Bees, 1:00 to 3:00 at Wolcott Library
February 4th is our Arts and Crafts contest and regular meeting get all your hand-made articles ready to be judged