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WWC Rocks at GFWC-SC Convention

Posted by wise on May 6, 2014 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Governor Nikki Haley and Attorney General Alan Wilson were the keynote speakers at theGeneral Federated Women’s Clubs of SC Convention held last weekend in Columbia.  The governor’s remarks highlighted progress in the SC economy, which now ranksas one of the fasting growing in the US; Wilson informed the group about “human trafficking,” growing gang violence, and internet safety.

In addition to learning from such well-regarded public servants, clubs from throughout the state heard about statewide projects, held elections, and were reintroduced to “Titus,” a service dog through the Canine Companions Program, the signature project of outgoing state president JoAnn Bolchoz.  The Walhalla Woman’s Club was one of the top-awarded clubs in the state during the three day convention.

The crowning achievement of the club was its recognition for having the Number OneSC  Community Improvement Project for its  work to assist the city in re-opening the Walhalla Pool.  In addition, club president Janet Smalley accepted two “Shining Star” awards from the state for the club’s projects in Legislation and Public Policy and in Communication and Public Relations.  Members were also recognized for a project and a substantial financial contribution to support placing service dogs with disabled US Veterans.  Statewide, six service dogs have been placed with veterans through projects conducted by clubs belonging toGFWC-SC.

Themes for convention events centered on “Red, White and Blue,” and “Touching Hearts; Changing Lives.”  Many of the Walhalla Woman’s Club projects hit on these themes: the Wounded Warrior Picnic, WHS Scholarship, purchasing porch furniture and securing personal items for the clients at Safe Harbor, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to support services for victims of sexual abuse, the American Cancer Society, Oconee Backpack Program, Numaste Center at Lila Doyle, and Kinderhaus during Oktoberfest are just a few of the club projects during the past two years.

Other awards received by the club included:   First Place Awards in International Outreach, Public Issues, Legislation and Public Policy, Communications and Public Relations, and Women’s History and Resource.  Second Place Awards were accepted in the GFWC Signature Project: Domestic Violence and Prevention, Art, Leadership, Fundraising, and the American Cancer Society Save-A-Life Program.  WWC also was recognized as an Honor Club for its supportof GFWC-SC Foundations and Endowments and also received the Net Gain Award for Membership.  And finally, for the second year, WWC won the GFWC-SC Silver Award for its work in Legislation.

 


 


 


 


 

Toys for Tots

Posted by wise on April 11, 2013 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Jim Williams, Neilia Williams, Jim Stone, and Tim Callahan were visiting guests. A plaque was given to Sherry in appreciation for our hard work to make this year’s Toys for Tots a success in the Walhalla area. He gave us many compliments and spoke of fine tuning the event for next year and seeking out those who need help.

Food Fight

Posted by wise on April 11, 2013 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The Food Fight with the Juniors is still in full swing.  Please continue to bring food to support the St. Luke Food Pantry! 

Shoes4Water Drive

Posted by wise on April 11, 2013 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

WWC collected 21 pairs of shoes for the Shoes4Water drive.  Go to http://http:www.shoes4water.org. If you navigate through the "Home" section, you can read about the problem and hear the solution.

A Second Taste of Walhalla

Posted by wise on February 6, 2013 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Walhalla Woman's Club members have compiled and published a follow-up edition to their highly successful cookbook: A Taste of Walhalla. 

A Second Taste of Walhalla was published in October of 2012 with new recipes, including many recipes that incorporate fashionable ingredients and up-to-date cooking methods.

Cookbooks can be purchased for $15 from any member or by sending a request to Walhalla Woman's Club, PO Box 496, Walhalla, SC  29691.

Toys For Tots, 2012

Posted by wise on January 10, 2013 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The Walhalla Woman's Club was privileged to partner with the Marines this year in their Toys for Tots toys collection. Members helped identify well deserving families and the Marines placed collection boxes in local businesses. With the assistance of the Marines, we packaged toys according to age and gender and transferred them to our distribution location. Seventy-six families (185 children) picked up toys before Christmas at the St. Luke Methodist Church in Walhalla. The heart felt appreciation of these families was a gift to all club members that participated.

Smoked-to-Perfection Boston Butt Sale

Posted by wise on January 7, 2013 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (1)

Each fully cooked butt will weigh approximately 7 pounds and be ready for pick up on Saturday, February 2nd around 5:00 Seller will call and tell you time and place for pickup.

This meat lover’s delight will be ready just in time for the Super Bowl. Take it home: chop it, pull it, or freeze it for later. Whichever way you like barbecue; THIS IS THE BEST!

This will include a bottle of sauce.

Last day to order will be Friday, January 25th

All proceeds will go to fund Walhalla Woman’s Club projects for 2013.

Walhalla Woman's Club Celebrating 35 Years of Service

Posted by wise on January 3, 2013 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Sunday, January 27, 2013
Three O'clock in the Afternoon

The Depot at Kaufman Square, on College Street, Walhalla, SC

Friends, Fellowship, Champagne and Hor D'oeurves

Former Members, GFWC-SC State Officers, and All Northwestern District Clubs are Asked to Join in the Celebration!

Earle House Christmas Tour of Homes

Posted by wise on December 21, 2012 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The Walhalla Woman's Club donated funds to puchase items used to decorate the Walhalla Chamber of Commerce for the Christmas Tour of Homes. 8 members also enjoyed a decorating party to help get the Earle House beautiful for the Christmas season.  Sponsored by the Walhalla Pilot Club and Walhalla Civic Auditorium., there were approximately 70 people that came through the Earle House to enjoy the decor.

WWC SC Convention Awards

Posted by wise on May 21, 2012 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

American Cancer Society "A Life" Certificate
Public Issues Collaboration
Fundraising Collaboration
GFWC Signature Project
Membership Advancement, 2nd Place, Category II
Women's History and Resource Center
Legislation and Public Policy
Fundraising "Best of the Best'
Conservation Collaboration-Category II
Honor Club


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