Monthly News and Notes

Club News and Notes – May 2022

From the President

Our DWC Author’s Luncheon on April 24 was lovely.  I am happy to report that the net income from the event was $7,425.80.  Many thanks to our speaker, Carla Vergot, and the co-chairs of the planning committee, Sue Mork and Barbara Murray.  These funds were raised to support our literacy outreaches, through the efforts of many DWC members and the generous sponsorships from local businesses.  Please check out the list of sponsors and donors on our website and continue to support them throughout the year.

The Environment Committee of Dominion Woman’s Club, over the past two years, has established a close relationship with Leopold’s Preserve in Haymarket.  We have donated time, a garden, trees, and a bench to enhance the experiences people have as they enjoy nature at this location.  This outreach has become a significant project for us.  The community and the management of Leopold’s Preserve recognize the impact DWC has had on the Preserve and we look forward to continuing this partnership in the future.  Thank you to all members who have made this outreach so successful.

Please read through the GFWC VA Convention article in this newsletter.  I am so proud of each and every one of you, for your dedication to our community outreaches and to our club.  It is an honor to be recognized at the state level for so many awards.  There are additional articles in this newsletter that highlight the Juniorettes and the VA Art Contest winners.  We are all in awe of the talent and creativity in these groups of women.

The recipient of our DWC Scholarship this year is Battlefield High School senior Michelle Giulajan.  Sharayu Tulpule and I will be presenting this $2000 scholarship to Michelle at the BHS Awards Program on May 18.  Congratulations, Michelle!

We are honored to have Joyce Jolly, Northern District President, at our May 18 meeting.  She will be installing our newly-elected 2022-2023 DWC board.  This will be an exciting evening and I hope all of you will be able to attend.

During the past four years, as Dominion Woman’s Club Co-President, 1st Vice President and President, I have been honored and humbled to serve the club in leadership roles.  Thank you for being a part of this journey, as we “used our hearts and strengths for our community” and “celebrated 15 years of community service.”

Thank you for sharing your strengths, as together we managed life during a pandemic.  Thank you for giving so much from your hearts, in friendship, and to others.  And thank you for constantly celebrating the joy of volunteerism.

As hard as it will be to leave the role of DWC President, this is really not a farewell message.  I am, after all, just part of the ebb and flow of club leadership.   I value my club friendships, which continue to deepen over the years.  I look forward to the new club year and to the activities ahead.

In Federation Sisterhood –

Martha Feeney

“To love what you do and feel that it matters – how could anything be more fun?”

Katharine Graham, Publisher

 

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