Service and Friendship
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Service and Friendship
The upcoming year will be another eventful year. Please mark your calendars from the information below.
September is our annual Membership Tea. October, January, February and March are regular meetings where members are assigned to teams that bring refreshments and board members bring paper products and decorations for the table. To provide another opportunity to get acquainted, refreshment teams are formed of women from a cross section of induction years.
To be prepared, the October refreshment team is: Madeline Brandani, Peggy Hoffman, Wendy MacDonald, Beverly Mullins, Judy Newhouse, Nancy Patterson, Marti Seers, and Lorraine Sturdam. Jo Petty and Mary Ann Nolton will bring the table decorations and paper products. The remaining assignments will be available for review at the September and October meetings, so you can verify that you will be in town.
December and April meetings are planned luncheons to celebrate the holidays and induct new officers, respectively.
The May Scholarship Award Meeting will be a potluck event with ALL members bringing a finger food.
Comfort Pillows - Joan Cmar will have her first meeting Wednesday, September 13th at the Sew Easy in Occoquan. The group will continue to work on pillows every other Wednesday at 1:00 at the Sew Easy in Occoquan. Please feel free to join this wonderful group of ladies. As always, donations are welcome.
Salvation Army Stockings - We have new leadership at the Salvation Army this year. Jo Petty has contacted them regarding our participation in the stocking program again this year. Jo has requested pickup of the stockings September 15 in order to distribute at our September 18th meeting.
Back pack program - We are now members of the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB). Avis Bracey, Phyllis Zimmerman and Jo Petty have been actively involved in this endeavor over the summer, learning the ins and outs for ordering food to distribute to the families at Kilby. Two area churches have also agreed to help in our program. We have had several meetings with Amy Jordan, principal at Kilby, and she has given us a room at school for our "Food Pantry". The first two Friday's of school, backpacks were given to families. We will continue to give out backpacks for a few weeks, but hope to transition into having parents come to school to pick up food, giving them the opportunity to chose food from the shelves. We will continue to update as we move forward with this Kilby Pantry.
ARTS ABOUT TOWN
CASTAWAYS REPERTORY THEATRE, WOODBRIDGE, VA
Arsenic and Old Lace - Sept. 29,30, Oct. 6,7,13,14 at 8:00, Oct. 1,7,15 at 2:00
HYLTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, MANASSAS, VA
Under the Streetlamp, a Celebration of Classic Hits from the 1950's to the 1970's
Sat. Sept. 16 at 8:00
ARTS Alive - A Festival Celebrating Local Arts, Sunday Sept. 17 from 1-5, FREE
The Creative and Performing Arts Center Presents: One Noble Journey: A Box Marked Freedom, Sept. 23 at 3:00 and 7:00
Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra with Bria Skonberg, trumpet/singer, Sat. Oct. 7 at 8:00
Tango Buenos Aires, The Spirit of Argentina, Friday, Oct. 13 at 8:00
For the Grandchildren: The Velveteen Rabbit Reborn, Ages 5-10, Sun. Oct. 1, 2 and 4 pm
KENNEDY CENTER, WASHINGTON DC
OPERA: Adia - Sept. 9-23
DANCE: The Red Shoes - Oct. 10-15
SYMPHONY: Season Opening Gala Concert, New Music Director Gianandrea Noseda's
showcases composer Leonard Berstein, Sept. 24
Dvorak Seventh Symphony, Steinbacher plays Brahms, Oct. 5-7
THEATER: The Book of Mormon, Oct. 24-Nov. 19
BALLET: Mariinsky Ballet La Bayadere, Oct. 17-22
FORD'S THEATRE, WASHINGTON DC
Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman - Sept. 22-Oct. 22
I hope you all had a fun and relaxing summer! I am looking forward to catching up with everyone at our opening meeting, which is our Membership Tea on Monday, September 18, 2017.
Please take this opportunity to invite a friend to attend and enjoy this wonderful event with us. I would appreciate it if you would give me the name of your guest prior to the meeting so that I may be able to give her a personal welcome!
The updated WWC Membership Roster for 2017-2018 will be on the way to everyone soon. We are all looking forward to a year filled with volunteering and friendship!
Please bring to General Meetings:
Toiletries, Cell phones, Plastic and paper bags, food for backpacks –
Loose change for Education - Sylvia Hoffmeier
BOXTOPS for Education - Sylvia Hoffmeier
General Meeting: September 18, Our annual Membership Tea. Once again this year, we will break out the china and linen to honor membership anniversaries and welcome prospective members. Each member is asked to bring a savory or sweet finger food on a pretty plate PLUS china cups and saucers for you and your guests.
From the President’s Pen
The summer is over and now we need to get back into the swing of club business. Some of us have been busy all summer working on the fashion show, the food pantry at Kilby Elementary School, arts, and education projects. We've got a busy year ahead of us. There will be lots to talk about at our meeting on September 18. It's the annual membership tea so please invite your friends and neighbors to join us. I've chosen as my theme "Volunteers Make A Difference." I truly believe those words. Let's make good things happen.
About the fashion show - For years the fashion show was held at the Montclair Country Club. This year we've gone back to our roots. There's plenty of parking, good food, lots of auction items, and door prizes Come to the meeting on September 18 prepared to purchase your tickets. We are only selling 140 this year and we hope to sell out early. You don't want to miss this year's show with me as the lovely lady with the microphone...oh, dear.
From the Treasurer:
Financial Review. Thank you to Linda Schwartz and Andy Miller for completing the annual financial review of the club records covering January 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017. After reviewing the records, we appreciate Nancy Zacharczyk’s hard work.
(From the Treasurer, continued)
Fashion Show Tickets. Fashion Show tickets will be available for purchase at the September and October General Membership meetings. Tickets are $40.00 each. Checks must be made payable to “Woodbridge Woman’s Club.” Tables of ten may be reserved with a total payment of $400.00. Smaller tables are not available this year. Partial or installment payments will not be accepted toward a reserved table or ticket purchase.
Reimbursements. Please fill out the reimbursement form and attach original receipts. Please submit the reimbursement request within thirty days of making a purchase. Please stay within your approved budget. If you are requesting a check to be made payable to a third party, please provide the invoice or transmittal letter. If you need the reimbursement form, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Budget Review and Preparation for 2018. The mid-year review of the 2017 budget is complete. The Board is recommending several adjustments to the general operating and fashion show accounts that will be presented at the General Membership Meeting in September. We are looking ahead for the 2018 budget, which will be presented for approval at the December General Membership Meeting (after the results are in from the Fashion Show).
Monthly Treasurer Reports. At the September
meeting, the monthly Treasurer Reports will be presented for May, June, July, and August. Both the Secretary and Treasurer retain copies of the reports, which are available for review upon request by members.