GFWC in Action Members line up to donate items for Missouri Girls Town Items donated during 'Shop & Drop' to benefit Ronald McDonald House Operation Christmas Child We completed the Operation Christmas Child Project on October 27th by filling 50 boxes! Thank you again to Naomi for all of her leadership with this project, to Rose for her generous offer to cover the postage and to all of our members who donated everything to fill these 50 boxes to help make the holidays happy for so many children around the world. All of your generosity is greatly appreciated. October 19, 2020 meeting Laura Selby, representing Heavenly Hope, a non-profit, volunteer organization in Ste. Genevieve works with Beth Giesler and other volunteers to assist people with services available in Ste. Genevieve County. Due to Covid-19, the federal government issued funding to local farmers to provide fresh produce for those in need in our county. Heavenly Hope disperses boxes of food from the farmers. Last November, Heavenly Hope started a soup kitchen in a church. Heavenly Hope has expanded to provide contact for elderly shut-ins, serve hot meals at various locations, provide clothing and blankets, etc. to those in our community needing additional assistance. President Diane Miller presented Laura with $25 from our raffle as a donation towards their expenses. Carolyn Bach, President of Ste. Genevieve Art Guild and GFWC MO Arts and Culture Chair, spoke about the history of the art in our area; the 1955 Missouri Art Tour, the Art Guild, and the GFWC Woman’s Club of Ste. Genevieve Art in the community. An agreement was signed between the National Park Service and GFWC Woman’s Club of Ste. Genevieve for displaying the art at the Jean Baptiste Valle Home. President Diane Miller thanked Carolyn for her informative lecture and presented her with a $25 donation from our raffle, making our club a patron of the Art Guild. The officers performed a “re-enactment” of the Missouri Legislature’s vote in honor of the 100 Year Anniversary for Women’s Suffrage. Also, to celebrate Missouri Day, trivia questions were given to attendees to enjoy sharing with others at their tables.