By Cyndy Gallacher, Mill Creek Women’s Club Publicity Chair, January 5, 2022.
Due to the increase and spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, we have elected to keep our members, guests, and speaker safe and return to a Zoom Virtual meeting for the month of January. We hope that it will only be the one month, but we are keeping a close eye on Omicron and will decide as we go through the remainder of the year.
Zoom Virtual January Program
- Michelle Bear, the New Owner of the Edmonds Bookshop.
- Fireside Reads – January 19, 2022.
Michelle Bear came to Washington from Illinois 20 years ago and has been in love with her adopted state ever since. She worked for a small chain bookstore in Freeport, Illinois for 10 years, and shortly after her move to Edmonds, Washington, found her way.
Working for Mary Kay Sneeringer at Edmonds Bookshop as a part-time bookseller, she was eventually made assistant manager, and fifteen years after the bookshop welcomed her, she made the leap into ownership upon Mary Kay’s retirement, this past September.
Michelle is honored to be the new caretaker of this long-established community treasure. The Edmonds Bookshop will be turning 50 in March with a celebration already in the works.
Michelle’s enthusiasm to bring reading to our community is evident in the myriad ways patrons can connect with the store, be it in person or online virtually through Zoom book clubs.
Thanks to our generous MCWC members, we had a very successful Fundraiser in November. We have been able to fulfill wishes for all three of our chosen charities. So far, we have presented a check to Dawson Place that will go toward the purchase of Cribs for Kids, and a check to the YWCA Shelter in Lynnwood toward new bunkbeds and mattresses.
Domestic Violence Services gave us their wish list full of items that we have had fun purchasing for them. Items include car seats, booster seats, Pack and Play cribs, blankets, coats and clothes for women, clothes and toys for the children, books, art sup- plies, and more.
Our December Luncheon attendees went above and beyond expectations, bringing bags of clothes, toys, sheets and blankets, books, art supplies, gift cards, and more. All gifts were taken to DVS and Dawson Place before Christmas. We also all enjoyed having the Jackson High School Honors Wind Ensemble play for us at the December Luncheon.
We hope that you will consider joining us for the remainder of the 2021-2022 season (at a discount). The membership fee is $50 per year. Reminder: You must show proof of vaccination to attend any of the indoor luncheons and social gatherings. Seating reservations must be made in advance for the monthly General Meeting, Luncheon and Program.
If you would like more information about the Mill Creek Women’s Club, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCWC Members (Pam Brandon, Luanne Kunz, Dyann Arthur, Jackie Fields & Kathleen Corbiere) along with two YWCA representatives on left handing donation to YWCA. Photo courtesy of MCWC.