Women of Woodside Kick Off September 2020 Virtual

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Women of Woodside Kick Off September 2020 Virtual Meeting

Women of Woodside Kick Off September 2020 Virtual Meeting

Welcome to the W. O. W. Virtual Kick Off The Coronavirus has been a

Welcome to the W. O. W. Virtual Kick Off The Coronavirus has been a challenge, making us create different ways to be social and remain active. In response, we are not able to have our annual in-person Kick Off meeting. In prior years, you were able to personally meet with the various committee chairs to learn about the organization and activities. In place of our regular meeting we have created a virtual tour that will introduce you to both our social and fundraising activities. Many activities are currently on “hold” due to the pandemic. However, for planning purposes, it’s important for you to indicate your interest in future events. REMEMBER: Participation is limited to active members. Please be sure your dues are current for the July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 membership year. Thank you for viewing the presentation. After doing so, please follow the link and complete the Sign Up Form to help us plan future events.

Introducing the W. O. W. Board for 2020 - 2021 Pictured left to right:

Introducing the W. O. W. Board for 2020 - 2021 Pictured left to right: First row: Kathleen Bennett, President; Joyce Bowers, 2 nd VP Second row: Cheryle Weal, Treasurer; Julie Brozowski, Co-Chair, Community Outreach; Margie Robertson, Co-Chair, Community Outreach; Kay Stepler, 1 st VP Third row: Chris Jakubec, Past President; Susan Phillips, Secretary.

The committee strives to learn of new residents in a timely manner in order

The committee strives to learn of new residents in a timely manner in order to welcome them to the community and to introduce them to W. O. W. We encourage all members to be welcoming ambassadors for W. O. W. as well. Please let us know of any new residents who have not been contacted so we may reach out to them. Welcome and Member Support Contact Kathy Barr 832 -498 -0640 [email protected] com Pat Dunlop 860 -918 -0058 [email protected] net Have you asked to join W. O. W. ?

Fundraising / Volunteer Projects: Alzheimer’s Walk - October 17 Spooky to Be Hungry -

Fundraising / Volunteer Projects: Alzheimer’s Walk - October 17 Spooky to Be Hungry - October 30 & 31 Angel Project – Pick up tags, October 2020 Holiday Fundraiser Calendar – Fall 2020 Holiday Home Tour – Cancelled for 2020 Tentative events: - Hopelands Gardens - December 2020 - Trash and Treasure - March 6, 2021 Community Outreach Contact: Margie Robertson 703 -919 -8022 mllrobertson [email protected] com Julie Brozowski 954 -931 -3240 [email protected] com

 • Need Photo W. O. W. continues our annual fund raising support of

• Need Photo W. O. W. continues our annual fund raising support of the Alzheimer’s Association. This year the walk is going to be within each individual’s neighborhood. Please sign up to join the walk on October 17 and raise money to fight this disease. Check the W. O. W. Website for additional information. Walk to END Alzheimer’s Contact Daria Carney 301 -928 -6439 [email protected] com To donate go to: https: //act. alz. org/goto/WOWWalkers

Spooky to be Hungry is W. O. W. ’s monetary food drive to raise

Spooky to be Hungry is W. O. W. ’s monetary food drive to raise funds for the Golden Harvest Food Bank. Twenty volunteers are needed to man the Main Gate and the East Gate on Friday, October 30 th and Saturday, October 31 st in 2 -hour shifts. Couples or friends can sign up as a twosome. This drive focuses on monetary donations vs “clean out your pantry. ” Last year’s drive raised over $6, 000. Halloween attire is encouraged. Spooky to be Hungry Contact: Margie Robertson 703 -919 -8022 mllrobertson [email protected] com Julie Brozowski 954 -931 -3240 [email protected] com

Be an Angel and support persons in need of Christmas cheer. Local agencies nominate

Be an Angel and support persons in need of Christmas cheer. Local agencies nominate recipients and provide lists of appropriate items needed. This is a one time holiday event. Please sign up to ‘adopt’ some recipients who will greatly appreciate your gifts. The agencies provide suggestions for gifts for each recipient to aide the volunteers in selecting gifts. After signing up, you will be contacted at a later date with details. Please see the next slide for a description of the agencies. Angel Project Contact Betsy Hart 301 -908 -5295 whart [email protected] com Kaye Tiernan 803 -514 -2580 kaye [email protected] com

Angel Project Agencies Aiken Senior Life Services is a private non-profit organization that provides

Angel Project Agencies Aiken Senior Life Services is a private non-profit organization that provides services designed to help our communities’ seniors age in place. Mental Health America of Aiken County is a community resource for those with health disorders offering advocacy, education, and service. They provide nurturing services to people in crisis. Children’s Place, Inc. provides therapeutic child care to put children on a path to social, emotional, and educational success. Stand at the Crossroads is a residence program providing a safe haven for women and children coming out of brokenness. It helps and encourages women who are committed to learning to live healthy and productive lifestyles.

VACANCY: Social Committee Co-Chairs Normally, we have Social Committee Co-Chairs who coordinate activities of

VACANCY: Social Committee Co-Chairs Normally, we have Social Committee Co-Chairs who coordinate activities of the various sponsored social groups. The Co-Chairs report to the 1 st VP and may attend Board meetings on occasion. Please review the following list of groups and consider volunteering to serve in the capacity of a Social Committee Co-Chair. Social Committee Contact Kay Stepler, 1 st VP 678 -951 -4554 kay. [email protected] com Please consider filling a needed role! Something for everyone! Come add your own flair to the team!

There are currently nine “traditional” and three “themed” operating book clubs. Some continue to

There are currently nine “traditional” and three “themed” operating book clubs. Some continue to meet in modified locations (e. g. outdoors) while others have paused due to Covid 19. Existing members do not need to sign up. If W. O. W. members are interested in creating a new traditional book club, a traditional book club focused on mysteries, or a short-term themed book club please sign up! Members will be contacted regarding the organizational meetings for the book clubs noted of interest to them. Book Club Contact: Alice Murray 803 -648 -5808 [email protected] com

Love to play bridge but don't have a partner? Come join us at the

Love to play bridge but don't have a partner? Come join us at the Bridge Group and we will find you a partner. Couples and singles are welcome. Established groups have paused meeting due to Covid 19. We will evaluate restarting activities in early 2021. Please sign up if interested and keep in touch as the groups re-evaluate when playing will resume. Established players do not need to sign up. Bridge Group Contact Carol Smelser 803 -648 -6437 [email protected] com

Need different places to shop outside of Aiken? ? ? That’s why we offer

Need different places to shop outside of Aiken? ? ? That’s why we offer a shopping trip to other locations. In the past, we have gone to Atlanta, Hilton Head outlets and Charlotte’s South Park mall with optional stops at Charlotte’s outlets, Black. Lion Home Design or Trader Joe’s has been most popular. It is a fun day on a luxury coach with 40 -50 eager shoppers and the perfect time to shop. In the past our trips were in November in time for the holidays. Due to COVID 19 and CDC requirements, our 2020/21 trip may be a Spring Fling! Please sign up to get future communications about plans. Carolina Cruising Contact Deb Schroeder 803 -845 -5287 debra_schroeder [email protected] com Kathleen Bennett 803 -226 -9877 jkbenn [email protected] com

Dining with Friends is designed to expand our circle of friends and strengthen our

Dining with Friends is designed to expand our circle of friends and strengthen our community through shared meals. A designated Host will bring together their assigned group to cook various dishes the group’s committee has tested. The focus is on meeting new friends and not complex gourmet dish preparation. Groups rotate to ensure meeting more people. Couples and singles are welcome. Due to Covid 19, no dinners are planned for the fall of 2020. We hope circumstances will allow resuming group dinners in 2021. Please sign up to receive updated information. Dining with Friends Contact Connie Mc. Corkle 803 -262 -5600 [email protected] com Lynn Burkes 803 -645 -3267 [email protected] com

The Singles Group is open to any single woman who is a member of

The Singles Group is open to any single woman who is a member of W. O. W. Our mission is purely social. We have three general meetings a year held in September, January and April. Monthly events include Book Club, Hand Foot, Mexican Train, Bridge and Mahjong. Additionally, we plan a variety of overnight trips, theatrical performances, cruise offerings and holiday celebrations. As with most other groups, current activities have been paused due to Covid 19. Existing members do not need to sign up. New members should sign up to be placed on the communication messages as groups evaluate when activities can resume in 2021. There is a separate membership cost of $7. 00 per year. Singles Group Contact Singles Membership Chair Denise Underwood 803 -226 -0959 Denise. underwood [email protected] com

Learn more about wines while meeting new people and tasting new wines. Meetings are

Learn more about wines while meeting new people and tasting new wines. Meetings are generally monthly at members’ homes. Due to Covid 19, meetings have either paused for some groups or shifted outdoors for others. Each group decides their schedule and how they run their group. Groups typically consist of 16 to 20 people, with others having only 6 to 8. All women must be members of W. O. W. but spouses may also join. Singles are welcome. Existing wine group members do not need to sign up. Leaders are willing to coordinate the formation of a new group. If not currently participating, but interested in joining, please sign up to receive communications. Wine Groups Contact Anne Flanagan 315 -706 -7608 anne [email protected] com Marcia Mc. Donald 803 -262 -6080 mmcdonald [email protected] com

Typically, the Gardening Group meets monthly to discuss gardening tips, tricks, insights, news and

Typically, the Gardening Group meets monthly to discuss gardening tips, tricks, insights, news and events. Frequently a speaker or demonstration will follow a lunch. Sometimes field trips or special events are involved. Due to Covid 19, all activities are on hold until further notice. If conditions allow, some events could resume in the spring of 2021. If you have not participated in the past and want to be placed on the communications list, please sign up to be kept advised of the group’s future plans. Gardening Group Contact Tracie Call 803 -845 -0336 [email protected] com

Many individuals find themselves in the position of being a caregiver for loved ones.

Many individuals find themselves in the position of being a caregiver for loved ones. While the devotion of providing such support is genuine, the toll on caregivers is real. The “We Are One” group offers support to caregivers from others who can relate to the stresses encountered. The monthly lunch meetings are cancelled until further notice, due to Covid 19. If you are not currently involved, but are interested in learning more, please sign up to receive communications. We encourage you to also participate in the separate W. O. W. fundraising event on October 17 in support of the Alzheimer’s Association ‘Walk to END Alzheimer’s’. See fundraising section above. “We Are One” Support Group Contact Daria Carney 301 -928 -6439 [email protected] com • Need Photo

Help show support for local military veterans! Normally, the group would perform in-person support,

Help show support for local military veterans! Normally, the group would perform in-person support, such as visiting veterans in hospitals. Due to Covid 19, in-person visits are deferred. The group can show remote support with cards and letters. There will be three major writing campaigns to shower the veterans with cards and letters on Veterans’ Day; the winter holidays and Valentine’s Day. Make it a family event by getting others involved, especially your grandkids! Please sign up to show your support and to receive communications about future activities. Honor Mission Group Contact Alice Canerday 703 -999 -2263 Aisling [email protected] net Lynda Mann 803 -514 -2588 [email protected] com

Groups on “Hold” Due to Covid 19, the following groups are not active and

Groups on “Hold” Due to Covid 19, the following groups are not active and do not have a chairperson. We want to identify interest for these activities, should circumstances allow them to resume in 2021. Please sign up if you are interested, should these groups resume. There is also a separate question to identify volunteers to chair these activities: Out to Lunch Bunch – Meets monthly at various local venues for lunch outings with friends. This may or may not include a tour or special site visit. Progressive Dinner – Organized dinner progresses to different homes throughout the evening for each dinner course. This is different from the “Dinner with Friends” group that remains at one home for an entire evening, but rotates to different homes and individuals for subsequent dinners. The progressive dinner is usually a once a year event.

R. S. V. P. Please go to the Sign Up Form to indicate your

R. S. V. P. Please go to the Sign Up Form to indicate your interest in the activities. Click here to go to Sign Up Form We want to identify all members who are interested in the various events in order to make future plans and to keep you advised as circumstances evolve. This presentation and the Sign Up Form will remain posted on the website throughout September. After September, we will post updates on the Social Activities page of the website. Please stay safe, but also stay in touch with each other! The favor of a response is requested. (Regardless if it’s a good hair day or bad. ) THANK YOU FOR VISITING THE PRESENTATION!