Congratulations for a successful
first half of the Women of Today year! We had a delightful dinner meeting in October thanks to Fran Stevenson with help from
Lenore Allocca. Without lengthy debates on motions we got done in record time! We ended with a fabulous GIFT AUCTION, chaired
by Christine Sheridan and Diana Fraundorfer, who were assisted by many of our members. It was beautifully done, with many
compliments from community members who attended. Can’t wait to hear the amount raised! I know Diana and Christine were
happy with the amount, so it sounds like the “Harvest of Gifts” raked in a lot of profit. Great job all!
Hope many of
you were able to attend the Nov. 3 ORIENTATION and get your copy of the new HANDBOOK. It still needs the revised by-laws,
but it’s a start. Attendees also received the 2nd quarter small PHONE BOOKS as a thank you gift. It will
be first come, first served for the remaining books at the next GMM on November 13th at the K of C.
books, the COOKBOOK has so many delicious recipes from around the country! Libby sent some from Texas; Kalamazoo, MI WT sent a dozen; various USWT Past Presidents sent some, too. Our own Cheryl
Hinkle sent the most from our chapter (around 2 dozen!) Spouses contributed (Fred Wydra, George Franz and Gary Mueller), too.
The book’s title was submitted by Vickie Vitale – “Cooking for a Cause.” I’m seriously thinking
of investing in whatever company makes Cream Cheese! It’s an ingredient in SO MANY recipes! Many thanks to those of
you who went online to type in your recipes. It was a great help.
the cookbook are going to the Food Pantry, USWT Foundation Scholarship and Chapter Grant programs, and our chapter. I would
love to have many of our members present at the USWT Year End Convention in Pittsburgh
when we will present the check to the USWT Foundation. If we sell our cookbook at the convention, the USWT organization charges
10% of the sales. I think this is a fantastic opportunity, if the chapter will agree. I’ll also bring the books to those
who ordered them and asked to just pick them up to save postage costs.
of attending Year End now. Reservations will be hard to come by, as Pittsburgh
is hosting a big event at the same time as Convention. (Carol Kezel has details.) If the cookbook brings in enough profit,
I think we could use some of the money raised to pay registrations for those who want to attend our national organization
meeting. It’s a legitimate expense. You will be responsible for your transportation, lodging and meals not included
in the registration package.
has a lot for which to give thanks, so let’s all thank our outstanding members for their fellowship and hard work to
help keep this organization on the rise.
Jackson Women of Today
I want to start
by saying thank you for a wonderful time at the Gift Auction. I want to thank Diana, Christine and all the members who helped
on this outstanding project. I promise to use my exercise certificates this month! Congratulations!
I would also
like to thank Fran for chairing our enjoyable October Dinner Meeting. It looked
like everyone enjoyed their meal and the meeting was quick!
to schedule your physicals and screenings. Ask a nurse in the group if you need
information. We are now up to 4 RN’s in our group, and all have a different
specialty. The beauty of nursing is the diversity within the profession.
meeting is scheduled for December 11 at the Italian American Club. Thank you
to Karen and Lenore for chairing. To the new members, this is a meeting not to
miss! We always play our Secret Pollyanna game.
Thanks to Joanne and Paula for chairing. Rules of the Game: FUN! Bring a wrapped gift with a value of $15.00. Most members like the cute items. Let’s not repeat the
snowmen theme! (But I liked it!) What will be the theme this year? Since we are having the party this year in a large room, wear your comfortable shoes so you can be quick.
the Entertainment Books. The cost is $25.00.
Good savings included.
and Katrina are chairing our second Doggie/Kitty project. Please bring an item
for a dog or cat to the Christmas meeting to be donated to the Jackson Animal Shelter. The animals need the support of the
in the works are:
Time Management Seminar – Diana and Steve
Self Defense Course – Susan
Bakeless Cake Sale
– Carol L
Cookie Swap – Jackie
February Dinner Meeting – needs a chair
Surprise Breakfast – Yvonne/Suzanne/Christine
program needs a chair person. Is there a member who would like to chair this
internal standing committee?
will be a New Member Orientation on Nov 3, 2006. Please join us at the Italian
American Club. Members are invited to have dinner at 6:30 pm prior to the meeting
for $10.00. I hear the food is delicious!
Carol is the
chair for hospitality. Please share a recipe for a meeting and print it in the
Phoenix and the cookbook.
We love to sample at the meetings.
has their paperwork completed for the Chaplain certification, please get it to me or Vickie ASAP. If you need the paperwork, let me know.
I will have
the paperwork for the Focus on Women certification at the November meeting. If
you need a copy, please let me know and I will send it to you.
people know that I have been working with the Jackson Ice Hockey Club to start a varsity ice hockey team in Jackson Memorial High School. The team has been sanctioned by the NJSIAA and will start their inaugural season this
November. Please come to see a game. Sean,
Chris (Paula’s son) and Domenic (Joanne’s son) play on the team. Everyone
worked very hard to get the team started in only one year. Pray for them to have a successful first year.
everyone a Happy Halloween and a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving. I enjoy the
activities of our group and have learned s much from all the members.
Diane C Stanaway
over – our GIFT AUCTION – one of our largest fundraisers of our calendar year. What a great job, can’t believe all of the planning that was given into it, and in one short afternoon,
it is over. Can’t wait to hear the final total from Christine and Diana. A good time was had by all, even the ladies who didn’t win anything. Superb says it all!
BAG chaired by Lauris – more info to follow. CALENDAR will be
put together by Jackie C., a year of photos that will be beautiful, I’m sure!
SOLDIERS CARE PACKAGE chaired by Carol L. – she will fill us in on needed items and where to bring them. Our COOKBOOK chaired by Kathy M seems to be going so well, can’t wait
to see the finished product and cook all the delicious food. Don’t forget
to order yours soon!
meeting went so well last month, thanks Fran. Looking forward to our HOLIDAY PARTY chaired by Karen B. and myself. The
party will be located at the Italian American Club, giving us lots of room to play Secret Pollyana.
forget the DOGGIE/KITTY project and think of them by bringing them something to the Holiday Party. See you all at our next meeting.
LENORE ALLOCCA, EVP
Happy birthday to the following
Lauris Guddahl 11/14
Gary Mueller 11/18
The following member and her husband
Is celebration November with an
Mary and Jerry Kroll 11/12
Have a warm and cozy November
Submitted by : Lauris Guddahl
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Now that the Fall season is upon
us, there is plenty going on for the upcoming holiday season. There are many
projects to consider for November/December as we enter into the Christmas holiday. Food
is at an all time low the past 2 months (we’ll since I have been involved with the pantry), and I had to pick up a food
order twice this week from Shoprite. This food helped us with the Oct. distribution,
with a few items stocked for the Nov. distribution. We are now at the beginning of our food drive season, so please spread the word. We also need people to contact Vickie, Carol Kezel, or Kelly Consalvo who will put you on the Pantry calendar,
so we can schedule the drives. We need to avoid too much food coming in all at once, and not having enough room to store it properly.
Many thanks to those that have already been in touch w/me or Carol and are on the calendar for Nov. We are looking forward to Goetz school drive this week, some various groups, and the Nov. 18th
Scouting For Food day at the pantry when we receive 100’s of white bags of food.
Volunteers will be need that day to help organize things. Carol K.will
have a signup at the November meeting or you can contact her while I am away. I will do a separate pantry list of activities and dates and send by email and for
October proved to be a busy month
already with many groups in town raising money that will fund the pantry. Family
Fun Day, the Pumpkin Patch at JUMC, Shoprite, and many more. Profits will be
announced at later meetings. Hopefully some of you attended the Pumpkin Patch
and bought your pumpkins! And let’s not forget the Annual JWOT Gift Auction, which was a lovely event, although my luck
ran out! October stocking day was well attended by 29 community Volunteers along with 10 ROTC/high school kids. Distribution made it through with more of the community volunteers, kids, and the core group of JWOT. Thank you to all who came out to help as several members were not able to attend. However, we served 94 families, with 174 adults/92 children. Don’t forget these numbers will increase the next 2 months for Thanksgiving dinners, and Dec. holidays. We also registered 11 new clients.
Happy Thanksgiving to All, as I
am off to Florida for a much
Needed Vacation! Please make sure to volunteer for November at the pantry,
as Carol Kezel will be at the helm! Donations are being excepted for all holiday
meals at Nov. 5th Open House, and Turkey,
Hams, and Large Oven Roster Chickens! Thanks again!
Vickie Vitale, Food Pantry Director
SCHEDULE FOR THE FOOD PANTRY
NOV. 5TH Sunday
– Open House 10am-2pm. Please
Advise community to bring donations
Day to avoid
too much confusion on Stocking.
Distribution Open House.
– Stocking Day at Pantry 10am-4pm
Please signup and come at
many community people come
and 2pm. Kids come from 2pm
To 4pm. Donna/Barb to supervise day.
– Distribution Day -3pm-7:30/8pm
sign up for any of 3 Shifts: 3-4p; 4-6p;
6-8pm. This will be along distribution due to
coming for holiday meal. Sign up for
to avoid overcrowding to Vickie before
make job assignment sheet before I leave.
This is very
IMPORTANT, so I will know how
Many kids and
community people we will need.
– Scouting For Food – Food Drive to
Come into pantry
from 9am on thru day. Signup with
Vickie or Carol
(at meeting). Need approx. 8-10
day to help organize kids, food, sign
of troops, snacks, cleanup, boxing, etc. We will
Assign jobs that
DEC. 3rd Sunday – Open House at Pantry for Holiday Season
10am-2pm. Food collection (See email on items needed
from Nov.). Will be receiving donations from community.
DEC.12th Tuesday – Stocking at Pantry, 10am – 4pm (same as
DEC.14th Thursday – Distribution Day, 3pm – 7:30/8pm (same
GIFT AUCTION UPDATE!
Our Final Report of Expenses
and Profit will be given at the next General Meeting. I think you will all be
VERY happy once you hear how well we did! Until then, the final total is under
wraps, as we want you all to hear it at the same time!
recap the event, which was fantastic, thanks to so much member and community involvement, we are going to print a copy of
a letter we sent out via email to all our members:
To all the
Jackson Women of Today who participated in yesterdays Gift Auction, we would like to take this opportunity to say “Thank
Peggy and Doreen – thank you for the terrific job you did in soliciting all those amazing gifts! You all worked so hard, many times having to go back and forth to the donors in order to close the deal. A special “Thank You” to Doreen, for having done this for the first time
– you did a fantastic job!
To Lenore –
even with a broken foot you came out to help me wrap up many of the gifts, and then came back for more and worked our reception
table on Sunday!
To Carol Kezel
– thanks so much for cutting the tickets with me! With Diana’s back out, and mine just on the mend from being
out the previous week, we would have been really behind schedule without you!
To Vicki and
Mona, who accounted for 22 out of our 106 guests between you – thank you so much for getting out there and selling tickets! I was so happy to exceed last years count, and you both were the reason for it!
To all our
members who came, either by themselves, or with a friend (or two, or three…) thank you! Having you come out to support
the organization means so much, and is truly appreciated.
Peggy and Vicki – way to sell tickets!! We sold more than ever, thanks to your help, and Marsha, thanks for trying to
help out – it was more important for you to get well, then to sell tickets, though we appreciate your effort in making
sure that we were covered for the afternoon!
To Wendy, Jessica,
Carol, Cheryl and her husband James, Mona and Steven Fraundorfer, thanks for coming over early to help load the cars, drive
to the hall, and then unload! It was a lot of work, but we did it all, and ahead of schedule!
Thanks to Kelly and Lauris for coming early to help, and for jumping in wherever you were needed!
Thanks to Jessica
who kept the people organized and informed in the gift room!
again to Cheryl and Doreen for checking tickets – so many tickets!- when the auctioning began, and thank you to Susan,
Susan, Mary, Jessica, Lauris, Mona, Kelly, and Fran for help in ‘running’ all those gifts into the dinning room. You all really helped in making the afternoon run smoothly. Thanks to Stephen for his expert calling! As always, you’re
Thanks to Mona
and Fran for your help in selling 50/50 tickets and then counting all the money – so much money!
to everyone who donated baskets to the auction, or arranged for donations above what was soliciated – Kathy DiBella,
Mona, Pauline, Rachel, Paula, Dr. Jodi, Cheryl, Lenore, Kathy Mueller, Marsha, Fran, Jessica, Jackie, Kelly, Peggy, Carol
Kezel, and Karen!
Thanks to Barb
Purcell for offering to purchase a ticket, even though you could not attend, just to ‘support the organization’. You made this offer while stocking at the food pantry, which is support enough, but
your offer was very much appreciated, even if we couldn’t possibly accept!
to our Board, for their support during the past few months!
you to everyone else who participated! Yesterday is a bit of a blur right now,
and we tried to thank everyone personally who helped out yesterday, but might have missed some of you when you left. And to anyone who helped out yesterday but who was not named here, please accept our
apologies – your help and encouragement yesterday was noticed and appreciated, and it is only exhaustion that causes
us to not properly thank you today!
that everyone who helped out, in any way great or small, was very much appreciated, as it made the day more enjoyable for
our guests and ourselves, and for that, you have our utmost thanks!
Christine and Diana
“BAKE-LESS BAKE SALE”
A bit of news we have today,
A bake-less Bake Sale is on the way.
Now in these busy days, who could bake,
Pies or cookies or even a cake?
You’d be surprised if you counted the cost
Of material, heat and time you’ve lost.
Baking for sales is extra work,
Yet nobody wishes to really shirk!
We thought of a plan that’s truly grand,
And feel quite sure you’ll understand.
In an envelope please put the price
A pie, cake, cookies or something “sinfully” nice.
Without fuss or bother, you’ve done your part,
We’re sure you’ll give with a willing heart!
This is the end of our little tale
Wishing success for our “bake-less” Bake Sale!!!
And make checks to: Jackson Women of Today
This will benefit the Wight children
Submitted by: Carol Lawrence
I read this in Dear Abby and want to share
her philosophy with the chapter:
Honesty is a virtue—unless it is used as a club to hurt others.
Diplomacy is a skill that has to be leaned. There is a time and place for everything, and before (one speaks) ask yourself
three questions: Is it kind? Is it helpful? Is it true?