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WELCOME TO GFWC-CHARLOTTE

2022 Mini Trip Schedule -- Join us! (click here)

2022-2023 Tea & Tombs Reading List

Members attending May 2022 GFWC Michigan Annual Convention

Convention attendees: Julie Dartt, Sherry Pabst, Pat Campion, Linda Foster,Marian St.Clair, GFWC International president, Val Reisen, Sherry Myers, Fran Fuller

City
Beautification volunteers





 

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GFWC-CHARLOTTE BOARD FOR 2022-24

     
PRESIDENT VICE - PRESIDENT PAST PRESIDENT
Historian    
Pat  Campion Christine A. U. Reist
PAT CAMPION SHERRY MYERS CHRIS REIST
     
RECORDING SECRETARY CORRESPONDING SECRETARY TREASURER
VAL REISEN CONNIE O'NEILL SYLVIA COLLES
     
ASSISTANT TREASURER MEMORY BOOK PARLIAMENTARIAN
Linda  Foster
PAM RINCKEY GINNY BAXTER LINDA FOSTER
     
DIRECTOR DIRECTOR DIRECTOR
AMY KRIZEK JESSICA DOMAN MICHELLE TAYLOR
     
President Pat Campion 
Vice President Sherry Myers
Recording Secretary Val Reisen
Corresponding Secretary Connie ONeil
Treasurer Sylvia Colles
Assistant to the Treasurer Pam Rinckey
Historian Pat Campion
Memory Book Ginny Baxter
Parliamentarian Linda Foster
Immediate Past President Chris Reist
Director (2nd year of 2-year term) Amy Krizek
Director (1st year of 2-year term) Jessica Doman
Director (1st year of 2-year term) Michelle Taylor

 

WHAT IS GFWC-CHARLOTTE ALL ABOUT?

We support and participate in many programs:

Monthly Meetings are educational and a fun way to stay in touch wth friends.  Join us in person and ZOOM is almost always an option.  Click HERE for 2022-23 meeting schedule.

Arts and Crafts are always popular with the membership.  It involves 3-4 projects per year that average about 2 hours.  Signup sheets are provided at the first meeting and available at the meeting before sessions that are not full. 

Remembrances Cards are sent to members by a committee on behalf of the Club for joys and concerns.  

Hands to Hand is a group that will drive, prepare meals, help in any way members in need whether it is illness, bereavement, handicap, or whatever.  This connects member to member and serves to connect us all.

 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *FUNDRAISING * * * * * * * * * *

  SIREN TEA

SIREN/Eaton Shelter Holiday Tea had a new look this year, 2021. GFWC-Charlotte hosted the tea to raise funds for SIREN and for the club. An online Auction of nearly 200 items were sold week of November 8 and end at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 13.
Pick up of auction items was at the St. Mary Hall on Sunday, November 14 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
A special $10 �To Go Lunch� (open to anyone)was also available for pick up on Sunday at the same place and time as the auction.
Donations to this event can be sent to PO Box 464, Charlotte, MI with the check made out to GFWC-Charlotte and 'Siren' in the memo.

Special guests Teri Looney, SIREN Director, Janet Washburn, SIREN staff along with Linda Lord, GFWC SIREN Tea chairman were recognized by President Chris Reist at the December GFWC Christmas Tea and announced the $2,500 that was raised for SIREN.

 

    WE HAVE SEVERAL INTEREST GROUPS . . .

CHOIR - Christmas Concert 2021 -- DIRECTED BY Val Reisen

GFWC Charlotte chorus sang a collection of movie Christmas songs for Rotary Wednesday, December 1, 2022 under the direction of Val Reisen and pianist Mary June Garn.

Choir Members: Back Amy Krizek, Patty Retzer, Julie Dartt, Chris Reist, Lori Pray, Judi Cates, Carol Rossio, Joan Hasselback, Val Reisen (director)

Front:  Mary June Garn (pianist), Peggy Nichols, Pat Campion, Pam Rinckey, Sandy Maatsch, Linda Foster, Jeannette Sommer. (Missing: Donna Leahy,  Jo Vanderstelt)

BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE PLANTS Urns Each Season - SHERRY PABST, CHAIR

 

BOOK CLUB - Tea & Tomes

 

 

AND MUCH MORE

PAST PRESIDENTS (in attendance)  HONORED AT DECEMBER TEA (12/2021)

 

Back: Sylvia Colles, Nola Buck, Sara Biskie, Lori Pray, Jeannette Sommer, Mona Ellard.  Front: Julie Dartt, Fran Fuller, Jeannette Sommer, Linda Foster, Sandy Maatsch.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO Barbara VanderMolen - Woman of Achievement 2021

 

Woman of Achievement Award
On Friday, December 3, 2021, at the GFWC-Charlotte Christmas Tea at the Congregational Church, Barbara J. VanderMolen was awarded the Woman of Achievement Award for her unselfish love of people, her giving heart, and her faith in God. With her outstanding organizational skills, she is able to do so much.
GFWC-Charlotte chooses one woman every other year who meets these criteria: be a GFWC-Charlotte member in good standing for a minimum of three years, be civic minded and involved in her community as a volunteer, an officer, or as an appointee, e.g., a church, hospital, or other organization or club, be acknowledged as an �achiever�, be actively involved in the Club, including but not limited to, as an officer or chair of committees and/or projects, and be a role model for young women of today.

 

2021 NEW MEMBERS

 

Membership Chair, Sherry Myers introduces NEW MEMBERS

 

2022 ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS

The 75th High School Senior TEA HONORING CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING SENIORS

Pictured: Pawitri Siriuyanent Kelley Mercadez, Brenna Dickinson Scholarship Winners 2022

GFWC Senior Tea 2022

Scholarships awarded to three students, one by application review and merit, two by participation drawing at the Tea. 

Pictured (left):  $500 drawing scholarship winner, Pawitri Siriuyannt � culinary art exchange student from Thailand; (center): $1000 merit scholarship winner, Kelley Mercadez  - 3.9 GPA, National Honor Society, sports, VP Choir Council, Academic all-conference, teacher awards; (right) $500 drawing scholarship winner, Brenna Dickinson � social work, Grand Valley State University, pen pals, band festival. 

Congratulations to all our 2022 Charlotte High School graduating seniors.