Arts Department Update: April


Festival of the Arts

We are participating in the Festival of the Arts at Cumming First United Methodist Church, which runs from April 10-April 24.

Please stop by to judge the Student Division of the Festival of Arts.  This division includes grades K-12 students from public and private schools in Forsyth County. Ask for the ballot for SWC members.

Also, if you would like to volunteer as a sitter, one sitter upstairs and one sitter downstairs are needed per hour.  The art show is open from 12-8pm so there are 8 shifts from which to choose.  To sign up, go to, click on Festival of Arts, and then the Volunteer section. This will take you to Sign Up Genius.

Young at Art Festival

SWC is partnering with the Sawnee Association of the Arts (SAA) to assist with volunteers and sponsorship. SWC is donating $100 to SAA to buy art supplies for children that are not able to afford supplies or classes.

On Saturday, April 23, SAA will hold their Young at Art Festival at Cumming United Methodist Church from 9am-5pm. Volunteers are needed to help SAA with this event. SAA will provide lunch and a free T-shirt to all volunteers.  More detailed information to follow soon.

Conservation Department Update: April

Adopt-A-Road Cleanup

Our Adopt-A-Road cleanup is scheduled for Sunday, April 17, at 1pm.  SWC’s adopted mile is on Market Place Blvd. at the Costco end.  Park at the North Point Professional Building (the building before the corner building).  Rubber gloves will be provided.

Partnerships with Reaping Nature

In partnership with Reaping Nature EOF, this year’s Earth Day Contest  is in the works for the Middle Schools and High Schools.  We will be offering a cascading garden bed made from reclaimed wood to the winner.

Also partnering with RNEOF, we are donating $155 to Keep Forsyth County Beautiful’s Adopt-A-Stream program. The donations will be used to increase their chemical inventory so that active volunteer citizen scientists are able to sign out kits for extended periods to monitor the streams.

And yet another partnership with RNEOF, we are donating $150 to KFCB for The Liberty Gardens.  It is a memorial for the 911 first responders located at Forsyth’s Central Park Recreation Center. There will be native plants, as well as a sidewalk engraved with the timeline of 911 events.

~~ Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose, Rethink ~~

International Outreach Update: April

Treat the Troops

Please consider making cookies or donating items. Easy great way to get hours for a great cause! We need to collect items by Tuesday, April 19th. In addition, letters to the troops thanking them for their service is appreciated. I hope each of these military families can receive a thank you letter from someone within our Club. Thank you so much for your support!

Details about what sorts of treats we can send:
We can still send chocolate candy…….in case you’ve stocked up on Easter candy sales items. Come June…..NO CHOCOLATE. We still are sending the other “comfort food” items, such as cereal bars, instant drink mixes, hard candy (always), jerky, microwave popcorn, letters/cards/notes/pictures, travel-size toiletries. Please, no bar soap.

Education Department Update: April

Our final project of the year, awarding the Sawnee Woman’s Club senior scholarships, will wrap up with a volunteer committee gathering to read through and select two winning essays!

Members, please be on the lookout for an email to get feedback on a suitable date that works for as many of you as possible to be involved.  Please respond if you are interested in taking part.  It is a big job, but generally we can get it done in a full morning.  We will meet one day between 4/27 and 4/29.

Also, the Education Department will need a new chairperson for the next club year.  Please consider volunteering if you have a particular interest and new ideas you would like to bring to the department!

Public Issues Department Update: April

Cookies to the Troops

SWC has joined efforts with three local Girl Scouts troops and the Georgia National Guard Foundation
to deliver boxes of Girl Scout cookies to soldiers during their monthly drill weekend at the Clay National Guard Center at Dobbins Military Base in Marietta.

The club has donated $500 toward the purchase 125 boxes of Girl Scout cookies which will be given in person to the Soldiers on Sunday, May 15th at 7:45am. We will be leaving Cumming at 6:30am to be there by 7:30am.

Anyone in the Club who is interested in joining the Girl Scouts for this event should call or text Kelli Allen
by Wednesday, May 4th for further information, and to put their name on the visitor list at the Guard House.