Public Issues Department Update: October

If anyone is interested in contributing candy donations and volunteering for the Trunk or Treat on October 24, please let me know.

Belk Charity Sale is Saturday, Nov. 7 and tickets are $5. If you would like a ticket, please bring your money to Oct. meeting.

Regina Maddox
Public Issues Department

Special Project Update: FCSO Partnership

We continue to support the Forsyth C0unty Sheriff’s Teen Interception Program (TIP) in their second season. TIP was started by Deputy Paige Cash to educate, motivate, and hopefully change the course of teens lives in relation to drugs and alcohol.

In its first season, which finished in June, the program was for court-mandated teens only. Now, it is open to all teens. I am going to signing mine up. It is a great preventive program and touches on the many, facets, categories, and consequences of drug and alcohol abuse.

In June, SWC provided the graduation ceremony cake for TIP graduates and their parents. There are several opportunities for you to become involved and earn service hours.

On Saturday, October 10, you are invited to meet at the Public Service building off Setttingdown Road in north Forsyth at 11am. We will travel by bus to downtown Atlanta with the students to feed the homeless.

Tuesday, October 13 is the graduation ceremony for this class. We are once again providing the refreshments. Anyone that would like to volunteer to serve refreshments should contact me.

Monday, October 26 is the Forsyth County Drug Summit brought to you by the Forsyth County Drug Awareness Council. Beth Buursema and I both serve on this council that seeks to eliminate the drug problem in Forysth County. Anyone that would like to help with setup may arrive at 5 and find me or Beth. It is a very informative event and features well-know speaker Merrill Norton. This is information that all parents need.


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