Category Archives: Public Issues

SWC’s Public Affairs Department supports local organizations and programs that raise public awareness of family and societal issues. The department participates in programs sponsored by the Miracle League, American Cancer Society, Special Olympics and CASA.

Support The Place of Forsyth’s 3rd Annual Hunger Awareness Lunch

Posted by The Place of Forsyth County on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Place of Forsyth County is presenting the 3rd Annual Hunger Awareness Lunch to increase awareness for the poverty in our own county and fight hunger.

Neighbors in our community don’t have enough food for their family. Many eat only canned food and never eat fresh products such as eggs or fresh fruits and vegetables. This important fundraiser will benefit the Food Pantry at The Place so that these fresh items can be provided for those in need.

The lunch will feature testimonials from clients from The Place who have been served by their programs and services. It will be an interesting and informative experience that will enlighten you to the many ways that your neighbors in Forsyth County have been served by The Place.

Ticket cost-$25.00 Please reserve a seat using the link below and pay at the door.

Thanks and hope to see you there!

Thank You SWC Members!

Appreciation Night for Special Olympics Forsyth County.

What a great night and great way to support our community!

Friday night (August 4th, 2017 | 6:30p-8:30p) was Appreciation Night for sponsors/coaches/volunteers and Sawnee Woman’s Club helped setup the catered dinner and serve the buffet. It was a VERY special night!

FCSO Thanks SWC for Supporting Teen Interception Program (TIP)

The Club received this wonderful note from Cpl. Page Cash regarding our support of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Teen Interception Program:

Good Morning Carolyn and Sawnee Woman’s Club,

I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your presence, love, prayers and the cake that you provided at the Teen Interception Program. The teenagers as well as myself were very blessed by all that you did for them! Please let all of the ladies know that their presence makes a difference and allows these teenagers to see that they are important and that they have support from the community.

I can never thank you enough for all that you do!!!

Cpl. Page Cash

Public Issues Department Update: February

Public issues gave a donation to Forsyth County Special Olympics in the amount of $250. If you are interested in volunteering for the spring games please sign up at the next meeting.

We continue to collect pocket chain and loose coins for the Forsyth County Burn Foundation. We currently have raised $241!!! This is fantastic. We have two more months to raise the money before the burn foundation drive or boot drive.

Finally, we continue to collect items for homeless veterans. Any travel size items, feminine products, but no bar soap please.

Public Issues Department Update: January

We are happy to welcome to our January 2017 Meetings Sam Shoemaker, the Executive Director for The Children’s Center for Hope and Healing, who has agreed to be both our speaker at the day General Meeting on January 11, 2017 at 9 a.m. and the Guild meeting on January 17, 2017 at 6: 15 p.m. He spoke to the club last year, and is truly amazing. Sam looks forward to presenting to us at both sessions.
January Breakfast for General Meeting

January 11, 2017 at 9 a.m. Public Issues Members: Please see your emails from Dawn regarding sign up for breakfast items. Please let her know by Tuesday eve, January 10, 2017, what you plan on bringing. We are excited to host the January breakfast and speaker, as we discussed at our November Department Meeting at El Rio, and we appreciate those who have responded to the emails. Thanks!

Georgia Burn Foundation

Bring any pocket or loose change to the meetings each month! We are collecting change for the GA Burn Foundation. We know you have seen our wonderful firefighters collecting change in their boots along major intersections around the county. The pocket change we collect at the meetings helps them with this drive. Thanks to your generosity ladies, we have donated over $100 to this great organization!
In addition, Lisa is collecting cases of bottle water to take to our Firefighters. You can bring donations to day or Guild meetings (to Dawn). Please contact Lisa at 770-337-7626 for additional information for drop off.

Donations for Veterans

Lisa Lewis is coordinating donations of toiletries for both men and women veterans. They are in dire need of daily living toiletries, including feminine hygiene products ). Please contact Lisa at 770-337-7626 or via for additional information.

Special Olympics Forsyth County

**Volunteers are desperately needed for Special Olympics Forsyth Annual Spring Games
Date: Friday, March 31st, 2017
Location: Forsyth Central High School Track and Field
Time: 8 AM (check-in) to 1 PM

Volunteer Assignments and information will be sent out via email by March 22nd.
Optional T-shirt pick up is scheduled for March 21st from 4 PM to 6 PM—Dawn will pick them up for SWC ladies.
Please send to Dawn by February 11, your name, email address and T-Shirt Size (Men Sizes), so she can get our SWC ladies signed up to volunteer by February 13, 2017. This is our Public Issues big event of the year, and we appreciate all who can join us—it’s a great time, and a fun way to get your hours! Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or older.