By Cyndy Gallacher, Mill Creek Women’s Club Publicity Chair.
The MCWC met for the first time in over a year on September 15, 2021, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Canyon Park. This is our 38th year. The COVID 19 protocol was strictly followed and it was wonderful to see everyone again after so long a period.
We are requiring all those who wish to attend our luncheons or other indoor social events to be fully vaccinated. What a great luncheon it was with 60 members in attendance.
Introduction of the new board and committee chairs was made and a heartfelt goodbye to the retiring officers and board members recognizing them for all their hard work during the pandemic. This has been quite a year!
Marci Sillman, recently retired from KUOW, was our September speaker. She did an outstanding job talking about how the arts community was so badly affected by the pandemic. Plays, musicals, concerts and museums had to close or reduce their hours. All the support people for those events and venues were laid off or their hours drastically cut, resulting in many more people out of work this past year.
For our October 20, 2021, 10:30 am program we welcome Robin Layton ~ for “A VISUAL EXTRAVAGANZA” by this internationally renowned Artist / Photographer / Videographer / Photojournalist!
Robin’s work hangs in the homes of prominent celebrities worldwide. She has photographed everyone from prom queens to actual kings, street people to presidents and personalities from Jennifer Aniston to Shaquille O'Neal.
Robin was producer of documentary films for the OWN Network, working closely with Oprah. Robin Layton is one of the top photojournalists in the country. Her list of credentials is astounding. She was honored by LIFE magazine at the age of twenty-four as one of the country’s top photographers, selected as a Nikon ambassador and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
SAVE THE DATE: November 17, 2021, 10:00 am.
MCWC ANNUAL CHARITY AUCTION “THANKS FOR GIVING” Doors open at 10:00 am. More information to follow.
We are continuing to support Dawson’s Place Advocacy Center, Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County, the YWCA of Snohomish County, its shelter and the Working Women’s Wardrobe program, and the Mill Creek Food Bank. All of these are valuable resources for our community who greatly benefit from our financial gifts we raise from our auction each year!
We hope that you will consider joining us for the 2021-2022 season. The membership fee is $50 per year. We hope to meet you in person for lunches in 2021.
Reminder: You must be fully vaccinated to attend any of the indoor luncheons and social gatherings. Seating reservations must be made by October 8th for the October 20th General Meeting, Luncheon & Program.
Robin Layton. Photo courtesy of MCWC.