About our Club
We are very pleased to announce that we have two new social activities for March and April. The first is a Ceramics Night. Our instructor for this activity is Chris who lives here in West Deptford in Greenfields Heights. Her studio can accommodate 10 of us. However, if there is more interest, she is willing to hold two sessions.
The sitting fee is $5.00. Everyone will be able to choose her own object to paint. The objects range in price from $2.00 to $20.00 and paint is included. If your piece does not have to be glazed and fired, it will be sprayed that night and you may take it home with you. Objects only have to be glazed and fired if you plan to eat or drink from them. There is an extra cost for this process. You would have to pay for the glaze ($4.00) plus 50% of the price of your item.
Chris is only available for us on Thursday afternoon or night. At the meeting we will vote on the best night for members. Possible dates for the class are Thursday, March 23 or 30 or April 6. An evening session would run from 7 to 10 p.m. A daytime session would be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We could have one daytime class and one evening one if members want it.
Our second event is a bus trip to the
Masonic Temple and Isaiah’s Magic Garden in Philadelphia on Saturday, April 29.
The Masonic Temple is a stunning example of workmanship. We will then continue to South Philly where we can have lunch on our own at Whole Foods, which is across the way from Isaiah’s Magic Garden. This garden is an absolute wonderland of mosaics . . . fabulous colors, shapes, and creativity at its wildest! The fee includes a tour there.
The cost is $47 all inclusive except for lunch. The bus leaves at 9:15 from the Deptford Municipal building and will return at 4:15. This tour is being run by the Living Arts Club. I called and there are still enough seats for us. If you are interested, send a check made out to The Township of Deptford. Mail it to The Living Arts Club, 981 Grove Road, #119, Thorofare, NJ 08086. For info call Lucinda 856.384.6582.
When you send in your check, note that you are from WCWD and we will be seated together. Also, let Linda Marple know you are going so we know who to expect. Send checks ASAP to reserve your seat.
We would like to thank new member Cynthia Holmes-Butler for arranging a fun water color painting night at RiverWinds on Thursday, March 9. Denise and I are always looking for new ideas for Social activities.
Future events include a trip to the Sculpture Gardens in May and our annual year end tea in June.
“Girls Just Wanna Have FUN”
The 123rd NJSFWC annual convention is fast approaching. May 8-10 (Monday –Wednesday) are the scheduled dates for this year. Club women will meet at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City. Carol and Louise should receive the Official CALL in late February.
Convention Chairman Maureen Costello previewed parts of the convention in her recent Almanac articles. On May 8, Conservation and Arts Creative items must be registered between 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Only award winners from Achievement Day are taken to the convention. The Presidents’ Roundtable, Treasurer’s Workshop, and Legislation/Resolutions Workshop will meet prior to the Business Meeting. GFWC President-elect Mary Ellen Brock will speak at the opening meeting. Monday evening is the celebration of the 2017 Women of Achievement. Tuesday, May 9, is the full convention day. Attendees will have an opportunity to attend one of five workshops. GFWC International President Sheila Shea will be the keynote speaker. Club presidents will be honored at Tuesday night’s dinner. Wednesday will consist of early morning workshops and the final business meeting. The Honor Roll and Order of the Lily award winners will be announced.
If you are interested in attending the convention for one day or more, see Carol and Louise. They will have more specific details at the next club meeting. The club’s registration form is due April 8.
Please save the following items:
- Carol F: Cotton socks, men or women’s, for homeless program
- Clara: Old cell phones, wallets, tools, bags, suitcases & credit cards for K-9 training
- Louise: Sports bras for SERV
- Joan: Boxtops for Education and Campbell's Soup points
- Joan or Dorothy: Feminine hygiene products & coupons for feminine products for Greater Woodbury Area Cooperative Ministries
Check Request Form
In order to properly document reimbursement checks to members, our treasurers created a "Check Request Form." If you've purchased something for the club, please fill out a check request and attach receipts, an email confirmation, photocopies, or any type of documentation for your purchase.
Don't forget to check the calendar for upcoming events!