SWC Volunteers Make Jewelry for Cancer Patients and Donate $500

SWC’s Arts Department, led by LeeAnn Broscher and Alison Compton, once again partnered with the non-profit organization Feel Beautiful Today to make handmade bracelets for cancer patients.

Over 12 women in the Club joined Feel Beautiful Today in making one-of-a-kind jewelry for a woman currently in cancer treatment in hopes of lifting her spirits and letting her know that other women are thinking of her. Feel Beautiful Today provided the beads and other supplies, as well as two additional volunteers to aid SWC members in making each bracelet a work of art. The Boxes of Love that we created at our event will be delivered to Northside-Forsyth Cancer Center later this month. Also, SWC donated $500 to FBT to help sponsor workshops with patients.

You can learn more about this project to lift up women suffering from cancer on the Feel Beautiful Today Facebook Page.

 

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Scholarship Applications Due April 20, 2015

In Standard Essay format, tell us about yourself. The focus of the Sawnee Woman’s Club is community improvement. How has your involvement in the community influenced who you are today and the person you will become in the future? The essay should contain a minimum of 1000 words.

Complete and return to your high school Guidance Counselor’s Office no later than Monday, April 20, 2015.

Eligibility:

  1. Graduating Senior (male or female) who will be a enrolled as a college freshman in the Fall of 2015
  2. Minimum G.P.A. of 3.0
  3. Forsyth County Resident

2015 Scholarship Award:

  • $2000- First Place
  • $1000- Second Place

Download the Scholarship Application Form:

2015 Art Contest for Elementary School Students Begins February 2nd

The Sawnee Woman’s Club launched it’s annual art contest by delivering supplies to local elementary schools during the week of February 2nd.

The theme for this year’s contest is “City of the Future”. Students may use any media they prefer to create their vision of a “If I could travel in time (past or future), I’d visit…”, but all work must be contained on one sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ paper.

All submissions will be judged by SWC members in March. Winners for each grade level and for each school will be notified this first week of April and will be invited to a special reception on April 23 at Barnes and Noble at The Collection of Forsyth (formerly The Avenue).

Copies of the winning artwork are expected to be mounted for display at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at The Collection.

Reaping Nature and SWC Continue Partnership Projects

Reaping Nature Educational Outreach Foundation and Sawnee Woman’s Club have enjoyed a special partnership over the last few years. Here’s an update on current projects:

  • Reusable Bags – In partnership with the Sawnee Woman’s Club (I proudly chair their Conservation Department), and with funds through a grant from Sawnee EMC’s Operation Round Up, we’re purchasing 1,000 reusable bags.  The bags will be handed out at various events over the next year.  To date, we have handed out over 2,000 reusable bags.
  • Senior Center Crafts – Sawnee Woman’s Club and Reaping Nature are returning to the Charles Place Senior Center with reuse crafts for seniors.  We’ll be making a wine cork pumpkin this October!  My grandmother loved this senior center, and it’s an honor to return their to work, laugh, and be reuse crafty with her friends.
  • Bags of Books/Read Across America – Please email info@reapingnature.com to donate gently used or new books for grades Kindergarten to 5th for our Read Across America bags of books, another partnership with the Sawnee Woman’s Club (because together we can do more!).  We hope to bring bags of books back to children at Chestatee Elementary in March.  Last year we delivered 147 bag containing three books each.  This year’s goal is 200 bags with three books each!
  • And finally, October is Energy Awareness Month.  Learn 10 simple things you can do to save energy at http://www.epa.gov/oaintrnt/energy/aware.htm.  Kids can learn to be energy stars at http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=kids.kids_index.

 

2014-2015 New Member Project

The purpose of the New Member Project is to foster friendship and teamwork among the incoming members while supporting the objectives of this Club and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.

Project Partners

This year, the New Member Project will be completed in partnership with SWC’s Public Issues Department and the Forsyth County Senior Center.

New members will:

  • Participate in a cookie-baking party and prepare containers to give cookies to 60 Senior Center volunteers
  • Purchase (or donate, or solicit donations) holiday gifts for 10 senior citizens thorough the Senior Center’s Angel Tree program
  • Host a party for 50 senior citizens at the Charles Place Senior Center at which they will lead Christmas carols, assist the seniors in making an ornament craft, and then decorating the Christmas tree

This project supports GFWC Public Issues objectives, as well as the GFWC directive to build relationships with partner organizations.

Vital Info for New Members

All new SWC Members should take a moment to read the official project overview and plan. Please mark your calendar for important dates, times, and items to bring to meetings and events.

A history of updates and revisions to the New Member Project are provided below, with the most current document listed first: