A Message from your President

Hello Ladies,
Happy March! We have a lot going on in the month of March. We have Daylight Savings Time on Sunday the 8th. Don’t forget to set your clocks and watches an hour forward.
Then we’re going to GFWC Tampa Woman’s Club for our District 8 Arts and Crafts competition. If you would like to join me, the cost is $22. We need to submit the money by March 6th. Therefore, let me know ASAP.
March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day. Everyone is a little bit Irish on this day. I will be making my corned beef and cabbage, and wonderful homemade Irish soda bread with currants. Yummies!! I absolutely love to cook.
On the 19th of March is our General Meeting and March 20th is the first day of Spring. I love this time of year to plant new annuals, start and sow some seeds, clean up the winter plants, reorganize and enjoy my garden!
Then we have our fundraiser – the Re-New Boutique – at Fun Fest on March 21st. Please come and visit and par-take; you never know what you might find in our lovely Boutique.
Last of all, we will be continuing to have our Arts and Crafts get-togethers in Community Hall, Room #3, from 9-12 noon. Many thanks to a few young ladies who have come forward to share the responsibilities.
Until we meet again,
Sally Anne Barclay

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Welcome to February! Where the heck did January go – is it me or did January just fly by? As we start this month, a few things need to be addressed. Hopefully some of you can help me with these issues.
First, we really need someone – or a couple of you – to chair Arts & Crafts. It would be very unfortunate for us not to have an Arts & Crafts Committee. This group has been our most active committee and does a lot of wonderful, ongoing projects. It would really be a loss to the community if we couldn’t continue these projects. PLEASE if you can help, let me know.
Next, at January’s general meeting there were forms to fill out where you were given the opportunity to suggest a project for A Day of Giving, a GFWC project in honor of Martin Luther King Day. However, only 2 members completed the forms. Come on ladies! I’m sure some of you know of a person in this community who might need (for example) a small project done around the house, or help in some other way. As GFWC members we try to “live the volunteer spirit.” Though we’re obviously not going to do the project on MLK Day, it’s still important to do. The forms will again be on the tables this month, so please give it some thought and fill one out.
On another note, if anyone would like to nominate a person for Volunteer of the Year, please let me know. Volunteerism is a very important part of what we do, and we have several members who give unselfishly of their time in service to our club.
Last but not least ladies, February is Women’s Heart Awareness Month. Please show yourselves some love by becoming heart healthy.
Until we meet again,
Sally Anne Barclay

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Happy New Year!!
Wow, what a year it has been. We are not only in a new year but a new decade.
First, I want to express my appreciation to all the ladies who helped make our Holiday Luncheon extra special. Thank you so much!

Remember we have an opening on our Board for an Arts & Crafts Chairperson. This committee not only makes the centerpieces for our meetings, but it also has been crafting some wonderful items for the community. The Chair-person has lots of help, as it’s a large committee with some talented and dedicated ladies. Perhaps two of you could co-chair? Please think about it and get in touch with me if this is something that you can do.
At our January meeting, I hope you bring a piece of your own crafts or artwork (made within the last year) for our Arts & Crafts Expo and Competition. There are a lot of hand-made pieces that fall into the Arts & Crafts category: a pencil drawing, painted items, photography, jewelry making, crocheted items, etc. Just bring a piece to show-off what you’ve done! Whoever wins will go on to the Spring District 8 conference.
Remember also that in March we are having our usual fundraiser at Fun Fest. Therefore we need to collect brand new and gently used items for resale in the Royal Room. (See more information on page 3 of this newsletter.)
As you can see we are going to be busy in the upcoming months. Ladies, let’s continue to shine in our own special way, and always remember to smile!

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Greetings!
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa. Whatever you say or celebrate at this time of year, may you have an enjoyable holiday.
There’s a lot going on in this crazy world of ours. However, in our neck of the woods we are doing wonderful work within our Club. We are consistently making a difference in people’s lives. You may not think a smile or a small chat with someone while you’re delivering Meals on Wheels would make a difference, but it does!!
Wow, you ladies never cease to amaze me by your generosity – helping to continue our ongoing projects in Arts and Crafts; bringing in shoes for our Soles4Souls; bringing in a pair of glasses for our International Outreach project. All of these things add
up and really makes a difference.
What will the New Year bring?? I’m hoping more kindness and generosity. May you all enjoy your holiday season, and maybe make a New Year’s resolution to be more involved in our Club. Find your niche. That’s always a great way to make new friends and enjoy
each other’s company while helping us all do the good work we do. I personally wish each and every one of you a joyous Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!!
Sally Anne Barclay

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Hello Ladies–

Can you believe it’s November already? This month has one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. It’s when families and friends get together to celebrate what everyone is grateful for.
As a child I was just happy to go ice skating and eat pumpkin pie! Nowadays, I am thankful for my friends and family, and my fur baby “Max”. What are you thankful for?
I am also so pleased that our club will be staying the same, an international club that accepts everyone, regardless of their address. Hurray!! No extra fees will be imposed on those living outside the CA boundaries who belong to our club!
Remember to stop and reflect what you may be thankful for during the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. Ladies, enjoy your Thanksgiving. To those of you who are traveling, safe travels. Until we meet again…
Sally Anne Barclay

Hello Ladies!
Can you believe it’s November already? This month has one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. It’s when families and friends get together to celebrate what everyone is grateful for.
As a child I was just happy to go ice skating and eat pumpkin pie! Nowadays, I am thankful for my friends and family, and my fur baby “Max”. What are you thankful for?
I am also so pleased that our club will be staying the same, an international club that accepts everyone, regardless of their address. Hurray!! No extra fees will be imposed on those living outside the CA bound-aries who belong to our club!
Remember to stop and reflect what you may be thankful for during the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. Ladies, enjoy your Thanksgiving. To those of you who are traveling, safe travels. Until we meet again…
Sally Anne Barclay

I hope that you all had a great summer. Even though many of us had vacations, we were also busy here be-hind the scenes.

I’m pleased to announce that we have wonderful, informative, and entertaining programs coming up this club year.

Also note that we’ll be having a fun fundraiser on Saturday, October 12th: Lethal Luau, a murder mystery luncheon.

Karen Wilkinson and her Arts & Crafts committee have been busy with all the lovely decorations and centerpieces for these upcoming events.

And, I am sure you all are wondering what we are going to do as a club about the fee of $125 for our King’s Point residents. I went to a SCC Community Association (CA) meeting on August 22nd. As of right now, the CA Board is still going to be charging the King’s Point residents this fee starting January 1st, 2020 – although our club is still being considered for exemption as we are a national organization not just a club. So, as you can see, things are still rather unsettled. I will certainly keep you updated as I receive additional information.

On another note, I would like to say Thank You again for all the lovely meals, cards, visits, flowers, presents, and phone calls during my lengthy recovery. I was overwhelmed by all the compassion and love that I felt from all of you. I am so proud to be a member of the Woman’s Club and most of all your President. I promise to do my very best to help us grow in our efforts of assisting others in our community.

Sally Anne