Activities

GET INVOLVED IN 2018

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.)

Monthly Luncheons take place October though May.  Each month there is a speaker or special program.  Please check the SRWC Calendar or the SRWC Events page for current luncheon information.  R.S.V.P. required.

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.

Thank you for joining us in August in the Village at Sunriver for the 2018 Sunriver Art Fair! It was our best show yet! Special thanks to the 125 SRWC volunteers who contributed time, effort and support over the last year to make it happen. Our sponsors, big and small, provide more assistance and funding each year; visit our website www.sunriverartfair.com for the complete list of sponsors, and thank them when you frequent their businesses. Look for the notice in upcoming months as planning starts for the 10th Sunriver Art Fair in 2019! The Sunriver Art Fair is the SRWC’s largest fundraiser, and all net proceeds from the art fair support non-profit groups in south Deschutes County.
The 2019 Sunriver Art Fair dates are August 9, 10 & 11, 2019.  Send an email to sunriverartfair@gmail.com to learn more about volunteer opportunities during the planning phase as well as during the event.

Please contact: sunriverartfair@gmail.com

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 March join others with March birthdays.  Marsha Gentle will contact you and is arranging this month’s celebration lunch to be held March 22.

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:  sunriverwomensclub@gmail.com

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: srwcpicnic@gmail.com

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.

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

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.

The Hearty Soles Planning Meeting will be March 21, 5-6:30 p.m. in the Crescent room of SHARC. Please bring your ideas for hikes. If you cannot attend, but have ideas for hikes, send them to Pat Arnold patorken@gmail.com or Melodee Munckton melodeem@gmail.com. Please bring an appetizer to share. Drinks will be provided. RSVPs appreciated

Please contact: srwcheartysoles@gmail.com

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: sunriverwomensclub@gmail.com

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.

Grab your yogurt, sandwich, whatever you like and a beverage, and join us for Lunch with Friends.  If you haven’t been before or are new to the area, then do come and meet other SRWC club members.  It’s free and a time for laughter and friendship.

We will meet on Monday, April 9th, in the Crescent Room at the SHARC from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  We appreciate your letting us know if you plan to attend, but it’s not required.  Drop-ins welcome.  Contact Valerie Wood at srsunnyval@gmail.com or Barb Wymatalek at barbwymo.sr@gmail.com

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 srwcphilanthropy@gmail.com

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/Mid-Soles 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.

Join our planning meeting March 7, 5-6:30 p.m. to schedule hiking events at the SHARC. RSVP to Lauri Cullum by March 5th to srwcsoftsoles@gmail.com

Special Projects: Want to Help? Contact the Activity Chairman listed below
Cookbook Sales, Kathy Burroughs
Kid’s Day in The Village, Nancy Farnham
Winter Wear for Kids, Kathy Garofalo and Karla Burton: Freezing temperatures and snow are on the way! Many children in Deschutes County do not have winter clothing to wear to school.  The need is great and the SRWC has started collecting snow pants, jackets, boots, socks, gloves and hats at our Women’s Club luncheons. No time to shop, no problem! Make a monetary contribution which I can use to shop for specific items requested by Three Rivers and Rosland Elementary Schools. Please make checks payable to SRWC with a notation “Coats for Kids.” All donations are tax deductible!  If you have any questions, contact Kathy Garofalo.

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 sunriverwomensclub@gmail.com

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 srwccorrespondingsecretary@gmail.com

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: srwcwinterfun@gmail.com

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: srwcwintergala@gmail.com

CHANGE THEIR WORLD. CHANGE YOURS.