GET INVOLVED IN 2016 – 2017

Join one or more of these groups…

Check the Calendar for activity dates and times. (Click on an event, then click the down arrow next to “Share” and save the event to your calendar.)

Winter Fun: The focus of this group is to find fun winter outdoor activities like snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding, or ice skating, to encourage women to get out and enjoy the cool fresh air and each other.  Contact:

Art Fair: The Art Fair is the number one fundraiser for the SRWC. Held the second weekend in August, this three day event brings artists and visitors from across the country. The event includes juried artists, live music and a kid’s art center.

Planning is underway for the 2018 Art Fair, and you are invited to join in the fun! We have immediate openings on the team for several positions, including Assistant Director, Assistant Marketing & Publicity Chair, Sponsorship Co-Chair and Assistant Communications Chair.  Join the team and meet new people, make lifelong friends and make a positive contribution in the community!    Send an email to to learn more about volunteer opportunities during the planning phase as well as during the event.

Please contact:

Birthday Lunch: This committee arranges a “no host” lunch for members with birthdays in the same month to gather for socialization, recognition and celebration of their birthday in a small group setting.

If your birthday is in January join others with January birthdays.  Contact person: Sandra Lassen
January 26, Village Bar and Grill, 11:30 am

Book Clubs: If you enjoy reading and discussing interesting books, the book club is for you! In order to keep the group small and give everyone a chance to be involved, there are multiple groups that are limited to 12-15 people each. Please contact:

Box Tops for Education: Box Tops for Education is an easy way members of the SRWC can contribute philanthropically. Members are encouraged to collect box tops from various General Mills family of products that they use in everyday life. Box tops are collected at SRWC activities. Several times a year, one of our members drops them off at Three Rivers School. Each box top is worth 10 cents and can be redeemed by the school for cash.

Community Picnic: The Community Picnic is hosted by the SRWC and is open to all residents in the greater Sunriver area. Typically held in July, it is a great opportunity to gather with friends, meet neighbors and enjoy a summer evening. Please contact:

Dinner Club: The Dinner Club is a group of couples and individuals who share a passion for food – both cooking and eating! They meet in small groups at member’s homes once every 6-8 weeks for a special themed, shared menu.

Hawaiian themed dinners are underway in Sunriver.  Spam is probably on the menu some place.   The theme for January/February is Irish.  The theme for the third dinner, March/April, is Singapore Street Food.  Whatever that is??  We are going to find out.

For the Hawaiian dinner eight hostesses are opening their homes to share a meal with new and old friends.  Over 60 people are involved. Many are missing dinners because they have already flown south or are traveling during this season.

Please contact:

Greeters: Greeters welcome all attendees at SRWC luncheons and events, giving special attention to new and potential members. For information, please contact:

Hearty Soles Hiking Group: This group hikes from April to October on various days of the week. Their hikes are usually more than 4 miles and include moderate to challenging increases in elevations. Please contact:

Loose Cannons: Activities for this group are strictly social in nature and there is no set day or time. Activities are dependent on current local events and the interests of members. The group has previously enjoyed dinner gatherings at area restaurants, theater, opera, and happy hour socials at member’s homes. This group is open to all women in the SRWC; it is NOT a couples group.

Please contact:

Lunch With Friends: This is an informal social group that meets for brown bag lunch and fellowship; usually held once each quarter. We encourage all members and those that are new to our community to join us.

Need a midwinter boost?  Join us Monday, January 8, when Lunch with Friends will meet in the Crescent Room at the SHARC from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Bring a brown bag lunch and beverage.  If you’ve attended previous LWF get-togethers, come again and bring a friend.  If you haven’t been before or are new to the area, then do join us to meet other SRWC club members.  It’s free and a time for laughter and friendship.

We appreciate your letting us know if you plan to attend, but it’s not required.  If you need transportation, please let us know and we’ll be happy to give you a ride. Contact Valerie Wood at or Barb Wymetalek at

Philanthropy Committee: This group oversees the selection of grant recipients and the distribution of the charitable funds raised by SRWC over the previous year. Grant applications are solicited from local nonprofits. The applications are reviewed, researched and selected by the Committee. Emphasis is given to South Deschutes County agencies and those organizations that work with and for children and families. For more information please contact Shirley Olson at

Soap Collection: This is another way for members to help the SRWC contribute philanthropically to the community. Members are encouraged to bring a bar of soap to SRWC gatherings and activities. The soap is then donated to Care & Share to distribute in monthly food boxes.

Soft Soles Hiking/Walking Groups: These two groups hike or walk most weeks during the season (April to October). Hikes are moderate and 4-8 miles in length. Walks are usually 3 miles or less on relatively flat pathways or terrain. Please contact

Special Projects: Want to Help? Contact the Activity Chairman listed below
Cookbook Sales, Kathy Burroughs
Winter Wear for Kids, Pat Pitera
Kid’s Day in The Village, Nancy Farnham

Sunriver Knitters: Sunriver Knitters work on individual projects, share information and enjoy fellowship. Their service project is knitting Chemo Care Caps for the Infusion Center at Bend Memorial Clinic, St. Charles Hospital Infusion Center and St. Charles Radiation Center. SRWC donates yarn for the chemo caps.

To join please contact

Twilight Cinemas: Each year The Village holds ten (10) Twilight Cinema nights in The Village or at SHARC. As a fundraiser, the SRWC runs the refreshment booth (some refreshments are donated by local merchants). It’s a great way to enjoy an evening outside at the movies.

We Care: This program sends cards or notes expressing support, sympathy, encouragement, congratulations or other caring messages to our members. If you know of any member who could use a caring and supportive message due to illness, injury, who has had a family member pass away or who has been honored by their peers, etc. contact Sandra Kendle at

Winter Gala: Held during the holiday season, the elegant Gala is the SRWC’s second largest fundraiser. This committee is responsible for planning, organizing, decorating, and all other facets of this great event, including obtaining sponsors and raffle items. Contact: