General Meetings

May 19, 2022

April 21, 2022

Since we have many new members, we took a little time before the speaker to introduce our Board of Directors and Committee Chairwomen. Each person spoke about their position, their duties and a little about their history of the club.

Beverly Hill Gaussiran, SAT-7 Florida Representative, gave a compelling talk about her organization and the assistance it provides in the Middle East and North Africa. They change lives by providing programming through Satellite TV. For more information and ways to help visit their website http://www.sat7usa.org.

On April 13, 2022 we held a Food and More Drive for Our Lady of Guadalupe as the charity selected for April by HomeLife Committee. Instead of collecting items at the General Meeting, we held a drive through dropoff at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.

March 17, 2022

Tom Cummings gave a wonderful performance as Morris Frank, the co-founder of the first guide dog school in the United States. He related heart-warming stories about Buddy, his first guide dog and his experiences in promoting the acceptance of guide dogs.

Ann Bohachek was honored to receive the Super Woman Award from Virginia Kimball. Sharon Alvarez, Past President, awarded this to Virginia a few years ago and now its been passed to Ann. The flowers were from Sally Anne Barclay, Current President. Ann has been a valuable member of the club for 21 years and worked tirelessly to give back to the community. l Congratulations, Ann!

Sue Bernicke was greeted by Sally Anne and Rosita as a new member this month. HomeLife collected needed items for Southeastern Guide Dogs.

February 17, 2022

Tracy Long from Beth Shoal Ministry spoke about their youth group, and she brought two members of the group, Evelyn who also spoke, and Abbe.

Lucille Flatt and Kathy Leubert were welcomed as new members by Sally Anne Barclay and Rosita Rodriguez-Barton.

January 20, 2022

Our Annual Art Expo was held during the meeting, and many beautiful crafts and artwork were on display. Numerous items won First Prize Blue Ribbons, and Sally Anne Barclay, Club President, will take them to GFWC District 8 competition in February.

6 new members were greeted at the beginning of the meeting and their group picture was taken with Sally Anne and Rosita Rodriguez-Barton, Membership Chair. In the picture, left to right, are Anne Fagan, Rhonda Jinks, Shawna Wainright, Kathy Miller, Christine Morrison and Cherl Putnam.

Annie Garrison, past president of CAHT, spoke about human trafficking in our area. Angie, from the organization Selah Freedom, told us about her journey to overcome her past. The club collected and donated about $400 to CAHT to assist their efforts.

December 16, 2021

GFWC SCC Woman’s Club members enjoyed the music provided by Michelle Garcia and Greg Taylor of the East Bay High School Theatrical Group.  During our delicious luncheon Greg played seasonal tunes on the piano, and both Michelle and Greg sang holiday songs, some even from the musical “Elf”.  

2 new members were greeted by Rosita Rodriguez-Barton and Sally Anne Barclay, Leslie Coursolle and Gerry Jackson (in middle left to right).

Every year club members support the children of Wimauma by selecting angel tree requests at the November meeting.  This year we were again successful in providing gifts for all requested.  Beautifully wrapped presents were collected at the December meeting and then two wonderful volunteers delivered them that afternoon before the school holiday started.  We are grateful to be able to support these children in need.

November 18, 2021

We met at Community Hall for our General Meeting – nice to be back to our traditional location. We again had box lunch that were dined on by hungry members.

Craig Gross spoke about the Gold Star Program and his family’s experience with dealing with the loss of his son Army Corporal Frank Gross. It was a very moving presentation.

October 21, 2021

Our first General Meeting in person for many months! The meeting was held in the Florida Room at SCC Atrium. A delicious box lunch was offered in place of the traditional buffet meal, and it was very enjoyable. Two officers were inducted into their new positions, Virginia Kimball as Vice President and Rosita Rodriguez-Barton as Membership Chairperson.

The speaker was Kimberly Overman, County Commissioner representing District 7. She spoke about her background and also about the current challenges of Hillsborough County residents and changes she is proposing.

May 20, 2021

April 15, 2021

We held a zoom meeting with a very entertaining and informative guest. Steve Overton spoke about his experiences as the consumer reporter on WFLA-TV “Eight On Your Side”.

March 18, 2021

The GFWC SCC Woman’s Club happily met at Bunkers Grill to have a luncheon outside.   Marge Hartig-Sprecht planned the terrific event for members and we had a wonderful time, talking, drinking and eating on a windy day.   Linda Raymond won the prize for Best Decorated Golf Cart and Marge won for Best Costume.  Lots of green was worn and many cheerful faces were seen. 

We discussed future plans for the club including a Zoom meeting in April, food drive in May, and especially resuming meetings in the fall (fingers crossed).  Our election for officers was being held through email and a reminder was given to vote.  Thanks to Marge for planning this outing and to Bunkers for providing quick and cheerful service. 

February 18, 2021

Our monthly activity for February was a Charity Collection to benefit Haven of Hope of Hillsborough County. They requested that we collect gift cards or monetary donations. All the gift cards and monetary donations were given to Janet Smith, President of HOH Hillsborough by Marie Ruegar. We raised $1610!

January 21, 2021

For our monthly meeting, we met via Zoom and were joined by Robin Watt, Assistant Chief – PR of the SCC Emergency Squad. She spoke to members about how the Squad has been working during the pandemic.

December 3 – 4, 2020

On December 3rd and 4th we were finally able to hold our Outdoor Sale to raise funds for the charities which the club supports. This was originally planned to be held in March 2020 at SCC FunFest, but was cancelled due to Covid 19 pandemic. We raised about $2,200 – well worth all the hours and hard work by members. Linda Raymond and Kathy Jones were Co-Chairpersons whose diligent efforts made this a big success, and Linda even kept all the items collected for this sale at her house for almost a year.

November 19, 2020

We held an informative and entertaining Zoom meeting in November. In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote, we saw a short video on “Suffragists – The Fight to Vote.” And for entertainment, George Burns and Gracie Allen (played by Ed Brown and Jeanne Naish) made us laugh with their comedic antics.

October 15, 2020

This event replaced the typical general meeting and we were very successful in collecting items for the Food Pantry. We collected around 1,900 items valuing about $5,700, and $1,200 in monetary donations. The pantry filled 80 boxes with our goods, and added a package of frozen meat and a bag of fresh vegetables for each family. We were elated to be able to provide support to the food pantry.

September 17, 2020

Zoom Meeting with club members. We watched a few videos and took a quiz. Just trying this format to get in touch with everyone that we haven’t seen in a meeting for so long.

February 20, 2020

Michael Caugher, Director of Cardiovascular Services at Memorial Hospital in Tampa gave us valuable information about how heart disease impacts women differently than men.

Home Life Committee collected products and $100 in donations for Haven of Hope

January 16, 2020

Campaign Against Human Trafficking VP Robbie Chaplin spoke about the puppets that they use

New member Lolo Wehrman with Sally Anne Barclay, President

December 19, 2019 Holiday!

SCC Men’s Chorus singing holiday songs

Membership Chair Linda Raymond with new members Mollie Allen, Bonnie Doll, Susie Gill, Katherine Michaelson, Marilyn Wright, Brenda Swank and Sally Anne Barclay, President

November 20, 2019

Dani Pinter, Speaker on topic of Decreasing Sexual Assault in the Military

Membership Chair Linda Raymond with New Members Kristine Hoffman, Gail Tyrrell, Barb Danielson, Michelle Brooks, Jean Beauvais and Sally Anne Barclay, President

October 17, 2019

Nia Instructor Gail Mongiello

Membership Chair Linda Raymond with New Members Toni Grant, Karen Oglesby, Laureen Meier, Barbara DiSalvo, Diane Weinfurter, Marilyn Frey, Charlene Hollars with Sally Anne Barclay, President