Rosemary Douglas selected as 2021 GFWC MO LEADS Delegate

Rosemary Douglas has been selected to represent Missouri as the 2021 Delegate at the LEADS Seminar.  The seminar will be held on August 27th, the day before the GFWC Convention in Atlanta.

Her noteworthy GFWC accomplishments that caught the eye of the LEADS judges include her 2016 State Convention presentation “The Buzz on Bees”, her services as Club Conservation Chairman 2016-2018 & now serves as GFWC MO Environment Chairman. She’s currently the club’s President-elect, chairman of the club’s Helen Smith Scholarship Foundation, club webmaster, member of the club ESO and Social Media Committees.

In the two recommendation letters, one described Rosemary as “the ideal GFWC member” and the other described her as an “idea person who thinks of new ways to do things.”

Congratulations Rosemary!

LEADS, the Leadership Education & Development Seminar is celebrating its 19 year in June.

Here is a link to learn more about the LEADS program and how you can submit your application.

 

 

 

 

GFWC Volunteers Help COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

With open hearts, our members embraced the opportunity to assist our community for one of the most important endeavors in our lifetime.  After learning about the many people involved with vaccines around the world and of the great demands upon the health care system to vaccinate against COVID-19, Eileen Roth, GFWC Woman’s Club of Ste Genevieve Recording Secretary, contacted the Vaccine Distribution Coordinator, Katie Hogenmiller, of Ste. Genevieve Memorial Hospital.   Eileen offered the volunteer services of our club members.  Ms. Hogenmiller accepted our offer to provide assistance.  Members eagerly volunteered to help with the Vaccine Clinics.  They helped with registration, directed people to stations for the shots, and any other requests by Ms. Hogenmiller.  For the month of March our members attended the six vaccination clinics.  Eleven members volunteered over sixty-six hours at the March clinics.  Our members are volunteering at the three clinics being held in April.  We will continue to volunteer as long as these clinics are held.  Ms. Hogenmiller has extended her appreciation for our help.

To be a part of such an important endeavor provides a rewarding experience for us all.  Providing support to Shot @ Life is important, too.  Members continue to sign petitions to Congress to approve FY22 spending in support of vaccinations internationally. 

How Well Do YOU Know the Collect for Clubwomen?

At the end of every meeting we recite the Collect for Clubwomen, of course we read it from our books. To challenge our members during the May GFWC Woman’s Club of Ste. Genevieve meeting we did a team activity. Members were separated into three groups of seven and they worked together to Complete the Collect for Clubwomen.

The Collect sentences were typed up and cut into strips and then scattered on each table. The teams worked together to put the Collect back together – in order. It took a few tries, but we finally had a victorious team. They were rewarded for their efforts with a $100,000 (candy bar) for each winning member.

It was a fun ending to the year!

Due to inclement weather the February 15th meeting has been postponed until 2/22

February 15th meeting has been postponed until 2/22

Due to the inclement weather that is predicted for Monday, February 15, the Executive Board has made the decision to postpone the Woman’s Club meeting until Monday, February 22. The location, time, lunch menu, and speakers will all be the same.

We are sorry for the inconvenience, but the safety of our members is the top priority when making these decisions. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Diane Miller anytime.

Club meeting January 18th

Please join us at the January 18th meeting, 11:00 a.m., at the American Legion Hall, Ste Genevieve.

Masks will be required & social distancing will be maintained.  Let’s keep each other safe and healthy!

  • Bring Combs & Brushers for the Crisis Center (if you were unable to make the drop-off)
  • Bring your 2020 Volunteer hours report

This past year has been quite challenging with COVID affecting our lives and plans.  Our GFWC Woman’s Club continues to work behind the scenes to keep connected to our members and provide donations to our causes. The health and safety of our members is very important to us.

Check your email for more details regarding the upcoming meeting.

November 16th Missouri Girls Town Drive Thru Event

It was a difficult decision to cancel the November 16th because so much effort went into planning the auction and Christmas collection for Missouri Girls Town (MGT).  The health and safety of our members is our top concern.

Because MGT is so dear to our hearts, we will not let the girls down!  The November Hostesses and officers have rallied, we heard fantastic suggestions from our members….we have a new plan!

Instead of having a meeting, we will have a drive thru event to drop off your donations.

  • Date:  November 16th
  • Time:  11am – Noon
  • Location: River Rapids Waterpark parking lot (across the street from the Community Center)
  • What to bring:
    1. Items to donate to MGT
    2. If writing a check, please make payable to GFWC Woman’s Club of Ste Genevieve (the club will write a single check to MGT)
    3. A note listing your name, and the monetary amount of your donation (Geneva needs this for our club tally).  This would include what you drop off, anything donated through Amazon, or items sent directly to MGT.
  • Give this some thought:>
    • Did you plan to attend the meeting? Consider donating your ‘lunch money’ to MGT.
    • Do you know someone that can’t get out?  Please bring their donation.
    • If you have candy donations for the Christmas Festival, we will take those as well.

We have members that have generously volunteered to deliver our donations to MGT.

Thank you, members, for your understanding, compassion, and flexibility during these difficult and uncertain times. Continue to live the volunteer spirit!

Thank you to the November Hostesses, Debbie Kirchner, Laura Riley, Alexandra Bergtholdt, Dr. Teresa Green, Carol Huck, and Sandy Stewart, for your tireless efforts in planning the event.

Again, our members health and safety is our top priority. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact Diane Miller our club president.

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