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:


SWC to Partner with Cumming Home Ministries

Sandy Carter, Public Affairs Department Co-Chair, announced that she recently met with the leaders and volunteers at Cumming Home Ministries regarding their charity pick-up program.

Cumming Home Ministries focuses on helping local Forsyth County men in need with various resources such as housing, food, support, etc.  They also have a thrift store located on Highway 20 with wonderful items. Please help in supporting this local non profit organization. If you are interested in being a volunteer, please contact Jan Koolhaas. They have a need for weekly volunteers to work a 4 hour shift in the thrift store.

Image Credit: Cumming Home Ministries

Image Credit: Cumming Home Ministries

Free Self-defense for Women Seminar

In partnership with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, SWC is hosting a FREE Self-Defense Seminar for Women on Wednesday, January 22 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The seminar will take place at the South Forsyth Precinct which is located at 2985 Ronald Regan Boulevard.

Wear comfy clothes! This is supposed to be an excellent class to help women stay safe and defend themselves if they are put in a compromised situation.

Feel free to invite other family members and friends to attend with you.

Please contact us if you would like to attend and let us know how many people will be coming by January 18.

Be Prepared for Bad Weather

Last September, the Public Affairs department shared all sorts of helpful information about disaster preparedness with the Club. In light of the freezing temperatures, power outages, and water problems caused by freezing pipes we’ve seen over the last week, we thought you might like to review those materials again:

SWC Delivers Stockings to Seniors


Public Affairs Department Co-Chair Sandy Carter led an effort between the Sawnee Woman’s Club and local children to prepare and deliver Christmas stocking gifts to area senior citizens. The group delivered 82 stockings to local nursing homes just before Christmas and also handed out cookies and sang Christmas carols with the residents.