Home Life Department Update: February

Home Life is collecting the above items for the event “My Perfect Prom”.

prom dresses

My Perfect Prom is ran by Junior Service League of Forsyth. This event is held for girls that would otherwise not be able to afford the dress and accessories. Students are identified by the school counselors and the school social workers. This is for all five of our high school.

In March, the girls will go to the My Perfect Prom Store (location still not determined) and shop, at no cost, for their perfect prom dress.

Arts Department Update: February

The executive board voted to move the money in the Arts department budget for a school art contest to an award in the Festival of Arts contest running from April 10, 2016 to April 24, 2016.  This art contest is open to everyone and several of the schools do participate.  We will have a Sawnee Woman’s Club choice award.  The Festival of Arts website is www.artsfestivalcfumc.com.  The Festival of Arts will be open from 12-8 p.m. April 10th-24th.  You will have opportunities to volunteer during the show or assist with set up. More information will be shared once it is received.

One more item for you to list under International:  We will be making cards for the military several times this year and all ladies are invited to attend.  Stamping will be held at Cumming First United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the following dates:  Saturday: 2-13, 4-2, 5-14, 8-13, 10-15.  If you would like to attend, please email your RSVP to Laurie Mansfeldt. You can bring your supplies or use the supplies provided the day of stamping.  No experience necessary!

Education Department Update: February


Last call for books for the “Read Across America” book drive benefiting Chestatee Elementary School! We have received a generous donation of books from Barnes and Noble via Children’s Health Care of Atlanta, but we could still use more!!!! Remember, we can take books in gently used condition from the local thrift stores, too. Sorting and packing the reusable shopping bags will take place at Kim Bacastow’s house on February 25th at 10:00 am. We will deliver the bags to Chestatee on March 4th.
The senior scholarship application has been sent to the schools and should be available on the counseling page of the school websites. The application is also available at sawneewomansclub.org. Please inform anyone you know who may be interested in applying. The deadline is April 18th to either turn into the counselors or mail directly to SWC.

Conservation Department Update: February



Bags of Books Assembly
Thursday, February 25 – 10:00am
Kim Bacastow’s House
The Education Dept. and Conservation Dept. will be sorting books and putting together bags for students at Chestateee Elementary for Read Across America Day on March 4. If you can help, email Lisa LaFayette or Kim Bacastow.

Bag of Books Delivery
Friday, March 4 – Time to be Determined
Chestatee Elementary School
If you would like to help deliver bags of books to the school, email Lisa LaFayette.

Items to Bring to Meetings:
Shoes (clean, new and gently used)
Bras (clean, new and gently used)
CDs/DVDs (old movies, games. music, etc. for craft projects)
Wine corks
Drink caps (CLEAN)
Ink cartridges, toner cartridges and old cell phones to benefit Save the Horses

Did you know?
Recycling at home counts as one volunteer hour each month.
You can now record your volunteer time at the Humane Society and Save the Horses under Conservation.
Every $10 you spend on a Conservation project or event counts as one volunteer hour.