FARMINGBURY WOMAN’S CLUB LETTER FOR July 2014
HAPPY SUMMER TO ALL. It is very, very muggy today but we all complain if it is too cold, too wet, too dry or too hot. We have had some beautiful weekends this year and we are very thankful for that. I hope everyone’s summer is full of fun, food and festivities.
We have given out two Farmingbury Woman’s Club scholarships, one to Ersilda Ajce and the other one to Morgan Gigliotti. The Sylvia Russell Memorial Scholarship for Community Service was awarded to William George Ronalter II and our Sandra Lofgren Memorial Scholarship for Community Service was awarded to David J. Manuceri. Kathy Newvine and her committee did a great job selecting the winners this year.
Our Pennies For Art donations go toward the awards won by the high school seniors for their various art works in the contest held by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs each year. The contest is called Statewide Arts Festival for High School Seniors and Ruth DeLeo and Kathy Cosgrove were the chairladies for FWC this year. Mrs. Stange, Wolcott High School art teacher, listed the students from WHS that participated in the contest: Miranda Briggs, Gabrielle Coleman, Jeremiah Diaz, Michael Duguay, Christina Forte, Monica Gray, Brittany Johnson and Rebecca McKay. Jeremiah Diaz won second place, $40.00 prize for his watercolor painting, “Doing The Boogie Woogie, Monica Gray won second place, $40.00 prize for her color photography, “Emeralds” and Miranda Briggs won third place, $25.00, for her mixed media painting, “Teardrop Windows”.
We had a great installation banquet at the Manor Inn and Carole Mueller installed the following officers for 2014/2015: President – Rosemary West, Vice President – Mary Kelly, Recording Secretary – Jean Iris, Corresponding Secretary – Carole Ann Mueller, Treasurer – Cyndy Bissonnette and Assistant Treasurer – Mary Taylor.
Committee Chairs are: Arts – Kathy Cosgrove, Arts and Crafts Fair – Mary Kelly, Communications - Carole Mueller, Conservation - Kathy Cosgrove and Marcia Murphy, Education - Kathy Newvine, Finance – Lorraine Shea, Home Life – Nancy Buonocore, Hospitality – JoAnn Birkenberger and Mel Wallace, International Affairs – Nancy Buonocore and Pat Dancer, Membership – Cathe Sherman and Phyllils Bruce, Public Affairs – Fran Culver, Social – Sue Mulcahy, State Reports – Barbara Lupia, Telephone - Mary Taylor, Veterans – Barbara Lupia and Website
Manager – Rosemary West. There will be an executive board meeting on Wed. July 16th at Wolcott Library, starting at 6:00 thru 7:45. The executive board consists of officers and committee chairladies. This meeting is to set up programs and speakers for the coming year.
We had a good turnout of members helping at the Wolcott Special Games. The athletes really enjoyed participating and winning medals. A great lunch, cooked by Lions members and packed by Farmingbury Women members was enjoyed by all. Maryann Sharek was a clown again this year and we all enjoyed the day.
Several members participated in the Memorial Day Parade, riding and walking and throwing out candy along the way. Fun was had by all, marching or watching.
Some of us also helped out at Wolcott High School when the robotics contest was held in June. It is fascinating to see what the “kids” made and how their robots performed in the gym. There were many teams from cities across Conn. and it was a fun day.
DUES, DUES, DUES are DUE . Please make check for $30.00 out to Farmingbury Woman’s Club and send the checks to Mary Taylor, 18 Tyrrell Drive, Wolcott, CT 06716.
Our First meeting, September 2 will be our Membership Meeting. If you know of someone who may be interested in joining Farmingbury Woman’s Club, please contact membership chairladies, Phyllis Bruce at 203 879-1290 or Cathe Sherman at firstname.lastname@example.org. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month, September thru May at St. Maria Goretti Church Hall, 1300 Woodtick Road, Wolcott, CT. Women 18 years of age or older may join, so come on down !!!!!
As of this writing, our summer picnic is planned for July 22nd , Tuesday, at 6:00 at Fran Culver’s home on Cedar Lake. More information to come, probably by telephone committee and Mary Taylor.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO July’s members: Carolann Cote, Shirley Dancer, Barbara Lupia, Joan Lawrence and Elaine Chasse
HAPPY BIRTHDAY in August to Anita Cullins
PLEASE PAY YOUR DUES AND BE AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF OUR GREAT CLUB