Posted: Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010
The Union County Women's Club is looking for a few more good women.
The club, one of the newer chapters of the General Federation of Women's Clubs of North Carolina (GFWC-NC), is holding a membership drive this month to boost membership - and the good the club is doing in the county.
"In order to increase our goals, we need to increase membership, too," said Diana Pelino, club secretary.
Since its creation in April 2009, the club's 15 members have "accomplished many volunteer events and have done a good job of getting donations to some really worthy organizations...," Pelino said.
Those organizations include: Turning Point, which helps victims of domestic violence; Union County Senior Nutrition Program; Operation Smile; Harvest Feast; Samaritan's Feet; Avon Walk the Course Against Domestic Violence; Second Harvest Food Bank; and Union County Christmas Bureau.
To help spread the word about the club, members recently set up booths at several local festivals. They also plan a booth at the Blakeney Boo! Bash on Oct. 23 at the Blakeney Shopping Plaza on Rea Road.
The group also is planning a shopping fundraiser at Weddington Methodist Church to raise money for Turning Point. The UCWC fall fundraising shopping event will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 16 and will feature more than 40 vendors.
There will be free children's activities and refreshments for sale. Admission is a $1 donation for Turning Point.
For more information about the club, which meets the first Monday of the month at the Chimneys of Marvin Clubhouse in Waxhaw, e-mail襘;GFWCUnionCounty@gmail.com.