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"Spring 2015 News," from Mill Creek Women’s Club

MCWC Members with YWCA’s Luanne Kunz and Kathy Sparkman at the Pathways for Women Tour on March 13, 2015. Photo courtesy of Julie Bronemann.
MCWC Members with YWCA’s Luanne Kunz and Kathy Sparkman at the Pathways for Women Tour on March 13, 2015. Photo courtesy of Julie Bronemann.

By Julie Bronemann, Mill Creek Women's Club Publicity Chair.

Be inspired! Mill Creek Women’s Club will be a strong presence at the YWCA Inspire Luncheon on Thursday, May 7, 2015, featuring local keynote speaker, Glassybaby Founder and cancer survivor, Lee Rhodes. 

Hosted annually by the Snohomish County YWCA at the Comcast Arena in Everett, this extraordinary and truly inspirational fundraising event supports their mission of empowering women of all ages, races, and faiths. 

The YWCA provides critical services to promote self-sufficiency, reduce violence, and eliminate racism.  Mill Creek Women’s Club continues their ongoing commitment to those efforts through their own auctions, raffles, donations, volunteering, and attending the Inspire Luncheon.

On March 13, many members toured four YWCA facilities.  Visiting the Temporary Housing Facility in Lynnwood, the Somerset Counseling Center, the Trinity Apartments, and the Working Wardrobe in Everett paints a clearer picture of the amazing work the YWCA does to give a “hand-up,” not a “hand-out,” to empower women to empower themselves. 

Mill Creek Women’s Club’s financial support has helped build a children’s fenced outdoor play area, provided bunk-beds and desks, and helped fund counseling for children affected by domestic violence in their homes. 

A relaxing lunch at the Mill Creek Country Club followed the busy and enlightening morning tours.

Color Trends” is the theme for popular and renowned florist extraordinaire, Jon Robert Throne, a true artist in design, who will colorfully present the March 18 Luncheon Program. 

He is always delightful and amusing!  Accessories such as scarves and jewelry will be collected for Working Wardrobe, as well.

“Supercalifragilistic,” a nostalgic, vintage 50’s and 60’s “Memories in Black and White” Fashion Show is the April 15 Luncheon Program. 

Handbags/purses will be collected on that day for Working Wardrobe.  Also, favorite reads will be traded at the Book Exchange. 

May 20 is the day to celebrate many local vendors at the last Luncheon Program until fall.  “The Vendor Show” is an opportunity to view many wares and services on display for purchase. 

Stay tuned for details of the remaining Social of the spring.  It’s a surprise!  A work still in progress!

Time for Spring Cleaning?  The Working Wardrobe welcomes “Like New” seasonal, stylish, work-appropriate clothing and accessories.

Special needs are department-store style paper shopping bags, purses, shoes (especially larger sizes), and plus-size clothing.  Please contact Philanthropy Chair Elaine Belcher at 206 550-1884 for donation information.

After a sunny, fun-filled summer, Mill Creek Women’s Club commences meeting in September.  If you live in the Greater Mill Creek Area and would like to make a difference and meet new friends, go to www.millcreekwomensclub.com or call Membership Chair Sue Ramsey at 425 385-2016. 

A reservation is required for Luncheon/General Membership Meetings held the third Wednesday of the month, September through May. 

Socializing begins at 10:30 am, followed by a brief business meeting at 11:00 am, then an engaging program with a delicious lunch prepared by new chef, John Clark, and his sous-chef, Anthony Eads, all at the lovely Mill Creek Country Club.  

The cost is $28 for members, $30 for guests.  Annual dues are $35. 

Interested in joining?  Stop and say hello at the Women’s Club Booth at the Mill Creek Festival in July. 

Friends and philanthropy.  What a great combo.

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