Special Events

CONSERVATION

The “Yard of the Month”

This contest provides awards to neighbors and club members with beautiful yards. We do this for the months of June through September each year. Three private homes and one business are selected for each of those months. Two of our club members take nominations, check the home or business landscaping, name the winning yards and place the “Yard of the Month” signs. Chairmen for this committee are Ann Moszee and Dina Tanner.

Please call Ann at 262-474-4015, if you have any “Yard of the Month” nominees!

ART

Art contests are held through the 5th District competition and at the State Convention.

TOURS

We take the opportunity to learn about Wisconsin’s historic heritage by touring various historic places.

We travel to different venues to experience a variety of cultural events that are offered in the area.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Oconomowoc Food Pantry:

The club members donate food for the Oconomowoc Food Pantry and volunteer to work at the Pantry. Several meetings a year are designated for collections of food for the Food Pantry.

Operation Smile:

This project is sponsored by GFWC to correct children’s facial birth defects in third world countries. One of our club members is currently working with Operation Smile and has traveled to fourteen 3rd world countries in support of this project.

The club supports by donating items for hygiene, toys and quilts for the children. Our club also makes monetary donations to the Operation Smile organization.

Hygiene items and small toys are collected at the meetings.

Suggestions of items to be donated:

  • .85 to 1.4 oz. shampoo (screw top only)
  • small combs (no rat tailes)
  • a new wash cloth
  • child size or adult size toothbrushes
  • 8 - pack of crayons
  • small stuffed animals (beanie bay size)
  • small personal mirror
  • sample size toothpaste
  • hotel size bars of soap
  • small toys
  • child size quilts

The club also makes quilts for Operation Smile. We need batting that we can use for the middle of the quilts.

For more information, please contact Helen Hertneky – 262-567-4812