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Mill Creek Women’s Club enjoys a great year with fun entertainment and rewarding philanthropy efforts

Mill Creek Women’s Club members unleashed their inner artist at the Sip Dip-n-Doodle girl’s night out in March. Photo courtesy of Pat Huckell.

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.

Fall news from Mill Creek Garden Club

Fall has arrived at the Mill Creek Garden Club. Photo courtesy of Mill Creek Garden Club.

Fall has arrived! The Mill Creek Garden Club had our first meeting of the season on September 9th and plans are falling into place for our next meeting on October 13th. Although there is still a little time left for us to enjoy the summer flowers in our gardens, you can tell fall is upon us by the chill in the morning air. The first frost will be here before you know it.

May news from the Mill Creek Garden Club

The Mill Creek Garden Club thanks local residents for purchasing their flower baskets, and talks about the success of the garage sale, what's coming up this summer, and the installation of new officers.

The Mill Creek Garden Club thanks local residents for purchasing their flower baskets, and talks about the success of the garage sale, what's coming up this summer, and the installation of new officers.

We sold our Bloomers....every last one! Thanks to all who purchased our flowery baskets. By doing so, you helped schools in our area through our Giving Through Gardening Grants program. Bravo!

Who's our star, star, star of the quarter.....Julie Jacobson! Julie received our "Round of Applause" award for her super work ethic and her dedication to the MC Garden Club. Chairing our recent Garage Sale (made over $1000 for our Giving Through Grants program) Julie also earned the "most organized person ever" title. Way to go, Julie!! Cheers!

Shelly Johnson, Excursions Chair, is enticing us with a tour of the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery gardens on July 25th. Ann Hunt, Grounds Coordinator and Master Gardener will be our tour guide. If you wish, wine tasting will follow with a trip through the gift shop. Contact a member for an invitation. Come have fun with us!! And watch out for that peacock!

Cheers and applause galore on May 14th as our new officers were installed. President: Lila Johnson; 1st VP, Michael Crawford; 2nd VP, Lisa Gerould; Secretary, Linda Lunt; Treasurer, Mary Carlson. This bunch of tulips along with our many "chairs and committee heads" is already planning surprises for next fall including a razzle-dazzle, super-duper "30 Year Anniversary Party" celebration.

Mill Creek Country Club sell decision postponed

In a May 15, 2013 email to country club members the Mill Creek Country Club Board of Trustees announced that the decision of whether or not to sell the club has been postponed to give members a chance to reflect on their situation and to develop options.

May 29, 2013 update

We have been informed by Paul Clampitt, President of the Mill Creek Country Club’s Board of Directors, that the country club’s financial problems have eased.

Clampitt said via email, “The members overwhelmingly rejected the idea of selling the club and since then we have been able to restructure our debt in such a way as to give us at least 5 more years to build membership.”

Original May 20, 2013 article

In a May 15, 2013 email to country club members the Mill Creek Country Club Board of Trustees announced that the decision of whether or not to sell the club has been postponed to give members a chance to reflect on their situation and to develop options.

The Mill Creek Country Club Board of Trustees received many comments and suggestions from members regarding the club’s financial situation in the past three weeks. The overwhelming response has been that members would like to keep the club member-owned if at all possible.

Mill Creek Women's Club is given special recognition at YWCA Inspire Luncheon

The first YWCA Inspire Luncheon held in Snohomish County was in 1999 and raised $52,120. This year's Snohomish County Luncheon raised a total of $122,500.

The YWCA celebrated the 25th year of their Inspire Luncheons this year with events in Seattle, Bellevue and Everett. These luncheons are an opportunity for guests to connect with others and celebrate the achievements of the YWCA in supporting and empowering women and families.

The first YWCA Inspire Luncheon held in Snohomish County was in 1999 and raised $52,120. This year's Snohomish County Luncheon raised a total of $122,500.

More than 40 members of the Mill Creek Women's Club attended this year's luncheon at Comcast Arena in Everett on May 9th. The Women's Club was given special recognition for supporting the YWCA with generous cash donations and by volunteering many hours of their time each and every week to support Pathways for Women.

In 2012 the women's club raised over $17,000 at their annual auction to support the YWCA Pathways for Women. This program reaches over 1,000 women each year in Snohomish County, helping them to help themselves and their families become independent. It provides emergency shelter as a safe haven for women and their children and helps families that have become homeless to rebuild their lives.

Mill Creek Women's Club members learn to dance ballroom

The guest presenter at the March 20, 2013 Mill Creek Women's Club luncheon was Andrea Piercey, instructor and owner of the American Ballroom Dance Institute in Bothell.

The guest presenter at the March 20, 2013 Mill Creek Women's Club luncheon was Andrea Piercey, instructor and owner of the American Ballroom Dance Institute in Bothell.

After a short presentation about the studio, Andrea asked for volunteers to come up and learn some simple dance routines. She was both surprised and delighted when practically the whole room enthusiastically rose to their feet ready to dance and have fun!

Mill Creek Women's Club members get an "Antiques Roadshow" education

Members and guests of the Mill Creek Women's Club enjoyed a fun “Antiques Roadshow” experience at the February 20th, 2013 luncheon.

Members and guests of the Mill Creek Women's Club enjoyed a fun “Antiques Roadshow” experience at the February 20th, 2013 luncheon. Edmonds antiques appraiser Mike Odell was the guest speaker, and members were invited to bring along their family heirlooms and collectibles for appraisal.

Odell entertained members and guests of the Mill Creek Women's Club with his many stories of growing up and working in London and his fascinating career in the antiques business. Odell told the group that during his career he has sold everything from a Russian Spacecraft to the facade of a building. He even bought $500 worth of seats from the old Kingdome for $5 each and sold them on Ebay for $350 each.

The Mill Creek Women's Club January Luncheon featured MusicBox Project

Members and guests of Mill Creek Women's Club were presented with a short documentary film, “Introduction to Americana Women: Roots Musicians - Women’s Tales & Tunes” by long time member and former club president Dyann Arthur on Wednesday, January 16, 2013.

Members and guests of Mill Creek Women's Club were presented with a short documentary film, “Introduction to Americana Women: Roots Musicians - Women’s Tales & Tunes” by long time member and former club president Dyann Arthur on Wednesday, January 16, 2013.

Dyann and her husband Rick wondered what retirement would bring them. They knew they wanted to travel and as they are both musicians they knew they wanted to do something involving music.

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