By Pat Huckell, Mill Creek Women’s Club Publicity Chair.
Mill Creek Women’s Club is enjoying a great year with entertaining programs, spirited socials, enriching special interest groups, rewarding philanthropy efforts, and 28 new members who are jumping right into club activities with the help of a friendly and busy Newcomers’ Committee.
Newcomers’ Chair Sue Ramsey and Co-Chair Linda Myers, along with their committee, have done a fantastic job of helping to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for our new members.
If you are thinking about finding out what Women’s Club is all about, the Newcomers’ Committee will help get you started.
Our Program Chair Victoria Wellman and Co-Chair Judy Cromwell have worked very hard to bring us a great line-up of programs.
Our February Mexican fiesta, complete with a Mariachi band, helped to bring some cheer into a gray winter day with members showing off their Latin dancing talents.
Ace of Illusions Nate Jester earned a standing ovation at our March 16th program meeting. He really did amaze and entertain us with his magical tricks, illusions, and mind reading, and left us all saying “how did he do that?”
If you are interested in making a difference in your community, Women’s Club philanthropy efforts can be a good way to do so. Plans are already underway for our Annual “Thanks for Giving Auction” in November 2016.
Every year our auction proceeds are donated to the YWCA’s Pathways Programs for women and children. Our work to help the Y’s Pathways continues year round with raffles and various donations at our monthly meetings, and with members who work every week at the Y’s Working Wardrobe.
Even though philanthropy is an important part of Women’s Club, we also know how to have fun!
One of the many benefits of membership includes the wide variety of social events the club offers.
Social Chair Cynthia Diederich and Co-Chair Julie Bronemann have done a super job of offering engaging events for members.
A group of Women’s Club members donned hair nets in February and toured Theo’s Chocolate in Fremont. We all had a great time sampling various kinds of organic, fair-traded chocolate, and learning about everything that goes into making their chocolate bars and treats.
Recently, twenty women’s club members unleashed their inner artist as they sipped, sang, danced, and created at the Sip Dip-n-Doodle girl’s night out in March.
There is still an opportunity to get in on the fun this year. Attending a program and luncheon as a guest is a good way to see what Women’s Club is all about.
Our April 20th program features The Whistling Gardener, Steve Smith, who will share his 60 years of gardening expertise to help you with spring planting ideas, and teach you how to banish boring yards.
Our last program of the 2015-2016 year will feature Neil Lewis, MAP (Map Your Neighborhood) specialist, who will give guidelines and expert recommendations on the many things you can do to protect yourself, your loved ones and your property in the event of a major disaster.
If you are a woman living in the greater Mill Creek area, you can be a part of the fun, make new friends, and help make your community a better place to live. There are so many ways to get involved.
Membership dues are $35 per year, and the luncheon and program cost is $28 for members and $30 for guests.