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WELCOME TO GFWC-CHARLOTTE
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
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WHAT IS GFWC-CHARLOTTE ALL ABOUT?
We support and participate
in many programs:
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.
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/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.
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
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
2021 NEW MEMBERS
Membership Chair, Sherry Myers introduces NEW MEMBERS
2022 ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR
High School Senior TEA HONORING CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL
Pictured: Pawitri Siriuyanent Kelley
Mercadez, Brenna Dickinson Scholarship Winners 2022
Senior Tea 2022
Scholarships awarded to three students, one by application
review and merit, two by participation drawing at the Tea.
$500 drawing scholarship winner, Pawitri
Siriuyannt � culinary art exchange student from
Thailand; (center): $1000 merit scholarship winner,
- 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
Congratulations to all our 2022 Charlotte
High School graduating seniors.