Monthly News and Notes
Club News and Notes – May 2021
From the President
You are reading the last News and Notes for this 2020 – 2021 administration. What a year we have experienced together!! I am so proud to be a member of this dedicated group of clubwomen. We have accomplished so much this year and have continued our volunteerism through difficult times.
“Using our hearts and strengths for our community,” DWC club members donated school supplies, food to first responders, cards and goodies to Gainesville Rehab, sweats for vets, scholarships, items to the food pantry, books to Ellis students, a teacher appreciation breakfast, Thanksgiving baskets, holiday baskets to seniors, money to animal rescue locations, plants for gardens, and money to support ovarian cancer research, HOBY, and Wreaths across America.
Our DWC community showed strength this year, as we participated in the restructuring of our committees, revised our standing rules and bylaws, increased communication and connections with all levels of GFWC, devoted time to community outreaches, embraced Zoom technology, continued to participate in book club discussions, supported the work of our Finance Committee, and maintained information outreaches through our website, newsletter, FB, and emails.
I want to thank the entire board for their dedication and service to DWC. This year we have all grown closer as we have faced the challenges of 2020. Their leadership and friendship inspire me. I wish Kathy Suggitt, Roya Delaney, and Lisa Leevy well as they move on to new challenges.
The new 2021 – 2022 board will be installed at the May 19 dinner meeting by Mary Driver-Downs, Northern District President. Congratulations to Barbara Murray, Robin Clukey, Rosemary Boettke, Sarah Rudy, and Barbara Garland for their election to the new board. Sue Mork has agreed to continue as Parliamentarian. She and I will be installed on May 19 as well. I hope you will be able to join your fellow club members at the May meeting to celebrate this past year and the future ahead.
Thank you to all of the people involved in our signature bunco event, “Girls Gone Bunco,” to be held on May 23. I hope to see everyone there. It will be different this year, of course, but still fun as always.
Although we will be taking an official summer break, be looking for information about social events that might be happening in June and July.
When I think about this year as your DWC President, the word that comes to mind for me is friendship. Each member of our club has a special place in my heart and I look forward to continuing to strengthen my friendships with all of you in the coming year.
In Federation Sisterhood,
DWC won a state award at the May 1 State Convention for “Buy a Kid a Book”:
Best Single Project – Large Division
Education and Libraries
GFWC Virginia Summer Conference
August 13 – 14 at Hotel 24 South, Staunton, VA
August 27 – 30 at Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA