October, November, December
Senior Nutrition Program: October 19 - Cindy; November 30 - Cindy; December 29 - Tia
October 1 - Thank you to all who volunteered at the booth during the Heritage Festival. We had lots of nice comments regarding all the ladies who inquired about our group. Thank you all for representing us all so well!
October 8 - Our first co-hosting for a GFWC-NC meeting was well executed. Thank you to Stephanie and Diana for shopping for all the great goodies we brought to the meeting. The ladies liked them so well they were sneaking them out in napkins after to meeting ended. Dena and Diana had a beautiful layout by the time I arrived, I have to admit to not helping too much. Cindy, Kathy, and Lynn took the clean-up job. I hope you all didn't stay too long. I am grateful for all your attendance as well -- I know it is hard to give up so many hours on the weekend. Our club was recognized for bringing the most "first timers" to a district meeting which resulted in a small donation to our club funds! I also must mention that the club cake was voted the most festive and also resulted in a contribution to our kitty.
October 5 - Terry Prince from Turning Point of Union County spoke at our regular meeting. He shared lots of information regarding the 42 bed domestic violence shelter. The site is currently full and victims have had to be turned away. With the economy doing rather poorly, the number of domestic violence cases has increased. Turning Point is the largest shelter on the East Coast and regularly serves Mecklenburg as well as Union, Cabarrus, Stanly, and Anson Counties. The shelter has a store on Old Monroe Highway in Monroe and will open a new store on Providence Road South in Waxhaw before Christmas. The store not only resells items to support the shelter, it also allows victims to select items for their families without cost. The store is self-sufficient and accepts donated items such as clothes, toys, and furniture. No electronic items are accepted. See http://www.unioncountyturningpoint.org/ for more information.
October 5 - It was time to update the name tags. There were several that seemed to become misplaced over the past few years. We had lots of fun decorating and using stickers to create fun tags to wear during our meetings. Thanks to Dena for organizing all the crafty items. I loved the foamy stickers the best!
December 7 - Marybeth and Dena did a wonderful job
November 2 - Thank you to all who brought their gently used coats to our November 2 Business Meeting. They were donated to the Union County Christmas Bureau for their annual coat drive.
November 2 - Drew Harding, founder of Senai International, Inc., spoke during our November Meeting. Mr. Harding's has a family background with non-profit work; he is the 3rd generation to be working in Africa. Senai carries on work in Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Burundi with the goal of tackling poverty through business and social ventures. He links entrepreneurs in developing countries with those in developed countries. Senai's major focus of work is in Orphan Care, Clean Water, Construction, and Micro-Finance. For more information regarding Senai International, Inc. please click on the link. http://www.senaiglobal.org/.
Belk Fall Charity Sale
November 5 - We participated in our 2nd Charity Sale Event with Belk Southpark. It was another early morning with arrival time being 5:30 am at the store! Everyone was in good spirits and the time went by quickly. Thank you to all who participated in selling tickets, manning table times, and assisting on sale day!
Union County Christmas Bureau Coat Distribution
December 3 - This is the first year our club has participated in the annual coat drive. We received donations at the November 2 Business Meeting and Brooke had them delivered to the dry cleaner in Monroe. On Saturday morning, bright and early at 8:30, we participated in the distribution of the coats. It was a great experience seeing some of the people that were able to collect coats for their family members.