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Sunriver Women’s Club

January 2018 Newsletter

President’s Message

A new year and new opportunities to get more involved in your community.

The SRWC functions as it does and provides great community benefits because of the women who jump in and volunteer to coordinate events and activities.  Right now we have two critical positions that need to be filled.

Winter Gala Coordinator(s):  Don’t look at this one and think it’s too much to take on.  Ann Juttelstad and Laura Sherar did a fantastic job this year creating a magical evening!  Behind the scenes, they have also created a plan – to be passed on to the next coordinator(s) – that should make planning the 2018 event easier than ever.  There are volunteers ready to take on various aspects of the event, but we need a leader or two!  The Winter Gala is our second biggest fundraiser of the year.  Please consider jumping in and making a difference.

Mid-Soles Hiking Group:  We have the Hearty Soles (hiking), we have the Soft Soles (walking).  Now we’re adding a mid-range group that will do moderate hikes – shorter and less intense than the Hearty Soles, but a little more challenging than the Soft Soles’ walks.  In order to get this new group up and running, we need a coordinator.  The coordinator does not have to plan every hike, simply be the contact point and coordinate the group for suggestions and volunteers for hikes throughout the hiking season.

 

Martin Luther King, Jr., said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is:  What are you doing for others?”  Make 2018 the year you “Jump on in” and get more involved.  You can contact me directly at Debbie.h.dunham@gmail.com to let me know how you’d like to help SRWC in 2018.

-Debbie Dunham

 

Wine tasting, appetizers, and music!

Saturday, January 13th, 4:00 — 6:00 p.m.

Home of Debbie & Brian Dunham in Sunriver

Cost:  $30/person includes wine tastings, appetizers, and music performed by Matthew Price.  ALL PROCEEDS GO TO SRWC PHILANTHROPY PROGRAMS.

Questions & RSVP:  srwcpresidents@gmail.com

 

This is a last minute fundraising idea.  Carol and Don Cassetty have donated cases of wine from the San Francisco competition they volunteer with and Ruby Price’s son Matt has volunteered his skills as a musician. Please join us for what will surely be a wonderful event!

 

SRWC Programs & Luncheon

January 16, 11:30 at The Grille at Crosswater: Carina Miller from Warm Springs will be the honored speaker at the next Sunriver Women’s Club Luncheon, please see attachment.

The Luncheon is $20 and menu options are:

  • Meat Lasagna
  • Romaine Wedge Salad w/ Bacon & Chicken
  • Pasta Ricotta Shell

Dessert: Carrot Cake w/ Caramel

R.S.V.P. by Friday January 12 with your menu choice to:  SRWCPrograms@gmail.com 

 

Winter Gala 

On December 11th everyone arrived at the Great Hall ready for a good time and that’s what happened; great friends, food, music!  Reindeers were seen romping thru the Great Hall — oh, that may have been an energetic Raffle ticket seller or someone on the dance floor!  Thanks to everyone that attended, volunteered, donated items, services or money.  You made this a very successful event and will contribute nicely to our Philanthropy fund, supporting grants in 2018.

Photos of the event have been posted on line at http://www.sunriverwomensclub.com/winter-gala/

 

Nominating Committee

Whether you’ve decided to “Jump on in” or are still just getting your feet wet, we’d like to talk to you and get to know you better. Almost a third of our SRWC membership is new in the last five years; it would be fitting for the Board of Directors to also reflect that. The way to infuse the Board with novel ideas, new involvement and fresh ways of thinking is to add new Directors and Assistants to the established team.

 

The Nominating Committee is organizing a proposed slate of officers for the 2018 Board and there are still a couple of areas where we could use your experience or enthusiasm.  If you would like to explore the opportunities, contact Stephanie Nelson at 541-593-4663 or nelson97707@gmail.com.  The service year runs from mid-May to mid-May. Elections are held at the Annual Meeting in April; the proposed slate is announced in March. Come share your voice!

 

Birthday Lunch

Sandra Lassen is organizing a no host luncheon for the members who have January birthdays. Watch for your invitation.

 

Loose Cannons

Saturday January 20, 2 p.m.: The first 2018 Loose Cannon event will be attending a Central Oregon Symphony Spotlight Recital, the Bend Cello Collective, at Wille Hall on C.O.C.C. campus.  We’ll have lunch nearby before the concert.  Meet at the North Store on Cottonwood at 11:30 a.m. to carpool.  Please RSVP by Thursday, January 18th if you are going.  Admittance is free, no tickets required.  Contact Christie Johnson at:  christianamcg@gmail.com.

Thursday February 1: Game Night Event, hosted by Stephanie Nelson, Sandra Kendle and Ally Thompson to be held at Stephanie Nelson’s home at 31 Vine Maple Lane at 5:30 p.m.  Soups & bread or Texas toast will be served.  Please bring what you want to drink and “munchies” to share.  This is limited to a maximum of 14 people.  You must RSVP by Tuesday, Jan. 30th to Sandra Kendle at: slkendle@yahoo.com.

 

Winter Fun

Ice skating every Friday at 11 a.m. at Sunriver Village ice skating rink.  No leader. Optional lunch or coffee in Village afterwards.  Contact Patty Klascius to get SRWC season ice skating pass info.

Tuesday January 9:  A beginner Snowshoe or X-C ski on the Woodland Golf Course, with a soup luncheon afterwards at Val Wood’s house.  Leaders: Val Wood srsunnyval@gmail.com , Sandi Merrigan robandsandi@hotmail.com, and Sheila Schmerber sschmerb@gmail.com.

Tuesday January 23:  Snowshoe to Swampy Lake shelter.  Bring lunch. Leaders: Laura Sherar lauras@bendbroadband.com  and Carolyn Spaniol carolyn.spaniod@gmail.com

Tuesday January 30:  Moonlight Snowshoe.  Leaders:   Gina Rosbrook ginarosbrook@yahoo.com and Laura Sherar lauras@bendbroadband.com  Guests, spouses and significant others are welcome.

 

Coats for Kids

January means great sales on all winter wear items so there is still time to SHOP! Coats, snow pants, hats, gloves, boots and sweat pants are all needed. The final collection of winter wear items for the children in Deschutes County will be at the January luncheon. I will be shopping one last time after the luncheon so remember you can always make a monetary donation – make checks payable to SRWC with a notation Coats for Kids and mail to SRWC, PO Box 3334, Sunriver, OR 97707 or give directly at the luncheon. If you have any questions or would like to drop off items at my home call me at 610-349-0687. Thank you so much for all your generous support for this special program!

 

Philanthropy….Grant Applications Available on SRWC Website

LAST CALL FOR PHILANTHROPY GRANT APPLICATIONS! SRWC 2018 Philanthropy Grant applications are available on the SRWC website (www.sunriverwomensclub) and the deadline for submission is January 31, 2018. Successful grant recipients are nonprofit agencies or organizations that serve South Deschutes County and focus on meeting basic needs of food, shelter, health, clothing, education or child care and development for families, women, children and seniors. Information regarding the grant criteria and the application is available on the SRWC website or email Philanthropy Director, Shirley Olson at srwcphilanthropy.@gmail.com.

In addition, SRWC is holding an open meeting for information and/or assistance in completing the grant application on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 1:00pm, at the Sunriver Area Chamber of Commerce offices in Sunriver Business Park. RSVP’s are requested if an organization wishes to attend the meeting.

 

Dinner Club

The theme for January/February is Irish. Hostesses will have their guest lists very soon and will be contacting their dinner groups.

Save the date:   Sunday March 18, 4:00 p.m.   Debbie and Brian Dunham are hosting the entire Dinner Club at their home for Singapore Street Food.  Carol & Don Cassetty will help.   The rest of us will bring food, recipes to follow. Watch for more details in early spring.

Contact srwcdinnerclub@gmail.com for more information or to be included.

Stephanie Haas (541-633-0498) and Ruth Kinane (541-731-3823), Dinner Club Coordinators

 

Lunch with Friends

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 srsunnyval@gmail.com or Barb Wymetalek at barbwymo.sr@gmail.com.

 

Book Club

SRWC Book Club book selections are now on the SRWC website under Activities/Book Club.

Currently there are five book clubs sponsored by the SRWC. Please let us know if you would like to join the wait list for an anticipated additional group. Gloria Rasmussen & Susan Huseonica

 

Art Fair

The Sunriver Art Fair was listed for the second year in a row as the Favorite Small Town Art Fair by ArtFairCalendar.com, a very influential site for art fairs across the country!  Thank you everyone for voting for us online!  It’s a great honor to be listed.

 

The Marketing & Publicity team is already printing our advertising cards for the 2018 Art Fair and we need volunteers to help distribute them to local establishments.  It’s an easy way to volunteer, requires no experience and helps get the word out!  Send an email to sunriverartfair@gmail.com to learn more about volunteer opportunities during the planning phase as well as during the event.

 

Membership

If you haven’t yet renewed your membership for 2017-2018 it’s not too late!

Open to all women in Sunriver and the surrounding communities. Active memberships are $25 and an Associate membership is $35. Applications are available on our website:  http://www.sunriverwomensclub.com.  For more information, contact srwcmembership@gmail.com.

 

Welcome New Members

Cathy Detrick, Amy Varner, Helen Heeren

— If you have an opportunity to meet these ladies, please take time to introduce yourself.

 

We Care

If you are aware of members who could use a word of support to lift their spirits, a note of sympathy or congratulations please send the information to our “We Care” Coordinator, Sandra, srwccorrespondingsecretary@gmail.com

 

Amazon Smile

If you use Amazon for any of your on-line shopping, please consider using Amazon Smile and select the Sunriver Women’s Club: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/51-0186089

  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
  • Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • This also works with Amazon Prime.

 

Fred Meyer Rewards

Remember to link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the SRWC at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.  (You can search for us by our name, “Sunriver Women’s Club” or by our non-profit number # 94516). Every time you use your Fred Meyer Rewards Card, you are helping SRWC earn a donation! You will still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, like always. Rewards Cards are available when you check out and at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.

 

SRWC Communications

For those of you who would like to see all the photos in the “Year in Review” slide show that played at the Welcome Event in September click this link.  Or copy and paste the link into your browser.  https://youtu.be/oHwQlZDbFY4

Sunriver Women’s Club – on the web, on Facebook and our Events Calendar!

Website: http://www.sunriverwomensclub.com

**Please note our Facebook page is no longer private:

https://www.facebook.com/sunriverwomensclub/

Events Calendar:  https://teamup.com/ksffba0202f85cb5fd/

Please take photos whenever possible and share them. Send them to Laura Dickinson so they can be included in the slide show and/or post them yourself on the SRWC Facebook page. Laura Dickinson’s e-mail is laurad6788@gmail.com – send photos!

Sunriver Women’s Club

December 2017 Newsletter

 

President’s Message

In my blog, Debbie Does 50! (I’ll need a new name next year), I wrote about rediscovering the Christmas magic I’d let slide a bit when we moved here two years ago.  I realized I’d let the hassle of two homes and a full schedule take away my lifelong joy in decorating our home and having it feel magical.  I remedied that by making a trek to a couple of thrift stores and loading up on Christmas décor since our 20 crates of Christmas ornaments, Santas, trees, etc. are still back at our other house.  As I shopped, I felt a great sense of joy at the thought of once again creating a little Christmas magic in our home.

During this holiday season, regardless of what holidays you celebrate or how extensive the celebration, I hope you each find a way to feel a little magic and joy.  If nothing else, take a walk in this beautiful area we live in and revel in the beauty of what’s right outside your door.  Another way to feel holiday joy is in giving to others.  There are many ways to give this time of year and today, Giving Tuesday, is a chance to start out your holiday season with a charitable heart.  SRWC philanthropy program supports programs providing basic needs in our community.  Jump on In! and use the Romping Reindeer link below to support people right here in south Deschutes County.

Merry Christmas – Happy Holidays!

-Debbie Dunham

SRWC Programs & Luncheon

No Luncheon scheduled for December.

Carina Miller from Warm Springs will be the honored speaker at the next Sunriver Women’s Club Luncheon on January 16,  please see attachment.

Winter Gala 

Don’t miss the Reindeer Romp at the Great Hall on December 11, from 6-10 p.m.!

Reservations due by December 1.

The Winter Gala is our second largest fund-raiser of the year! Great food, fabulous raffle prizes and silent auction baskets and dancing to the Bad Cats!

Make reservations by emailing SRWCwintergala@gmail.com or calling 458-206-9063.

Or, make your reservations and pay for your tickets on-line:  http://www.sunriverwomensclub.com/winter-gala/

Support SRWC Fundraising and Give Locally starting on Giving Tuesday!

Become a Romping Reindeer!

Sign-up now for the event or become a Romping Reindeer by making a donation. Help our neighbors have basic necessities.

Funds from last year’s Winter Gala contributed to programs that fed seniors and families, provided child and afterschool care, clothed school children and repaired safety issues in low-income homes along with other needs.  Fifteen programs benefited from the generosity of SRWC members.

Donate at Romping Reindeer to help our South Deschutes neighbors in need of the basics of living and see the Reindeer Romp. Let’s increase the SRWC’s philanthropy giving for food, shelter, clothing, health, education, and child development and care in 2018!

Here is the link again if you need it – https://form.jotform.com/73245357156156

Birthday Lunch

The December Birthday Luncheon is being organized by Bonnie Mankoff.  Watch for your invitation.

Loose Cannons

December 8 from 5 to 8pm: Come to “Sip & Shop” at the Sunriver Brewing Co, on 56840 Venture Lane, not at the restaurant in The Village.

This is for a fund-raiser for Fences for Fido which is a non-profit organization that builds fences and provides insulated shelters for dogs kept on chains. There will be various vendor tables to purchase things.

December 11:  Join the Loose Cannons table at the Women’s Club dinner dance being held at the Great Hall at 6pm.  It is a chance to dress up, have a night out and support our cause. When you buy your ticket from the Women’s Club and select your menu item, tell them that you want to sit at the LC table.  For further information contact Jessica Mortimer at jlmorty12@gmail.com or contact her at (602) 361-7164.

Winter Fun

December 7, 5:30 p.m.: Last reminder for our winter season’s schedule-planning meeting. Location in Sunriver to be confirmed when you RSVP to swrcwinterfun@gmail.com.  Please bring your calendar, ideas, and finger food to share; hot beverages will be provided.  Contact group organizer Patty Klascius with any further questions.

Coats for Kids

A huge thank you for all the generous donations to Coats for Kids! We have already collected over 75 items and a great deal of money. Our drive will continue through the February luncheon so watch for those special holiday sales on coats, snow pants, hats, gloves, boots and sweatpants. I will be loading up my car for the first school drop off next week. Please call me at 610-349-0687 to arrange drop-off or pick up of items or I will be collecting at the SRWC holiday functions on December 13 and 14 and at the January luncheon. Remember you can always make a monetary donation – make checks payable to SRWC with a notation Coats for Kids and mail to SRWC, P.O. Box 3334, Sunriver, OR 97707. Thank you for spreading holiday cheer and making every child’s holiday special!

Philanthropy….Grant Applications Available on SRWC Website

SRWC has made the 2018 Philanthropy Grant applications available on the SRWC website (http://www.sunriverwomensclub.com/project/philanthropy/) Successful grant recipients are nonprofit agencies or organizations that serve South Deschutes County and focus on meeting basic needs of food, shelter, health, clothing, education or child care and development for families, women, children and seniors. If any SRWC member knows of an organization that meets the criteria for the grants, please direct them to the SRWC website or email Philanthropy Director, Shirley Olson at srwcphilanthropy.@gmail.com.

Dinner Club

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.

Save the date:   Sunday, March, 18, 2018, 4:00 p.m.   Debbie and Brian Dunham are hosting the entire Dinner Club at their home for Singapore Street Food.   Carol & Don Cassetty will help.   The rest of us will bring food, recipes to follow. Watch for more details in early spring.

Contact srwcdinnerclub@gmail.com for more information or to be included.

Stephanie Haas (541-633-0498) and Ruth Kinane (541-731-3823), Dinner Club Coordinators

Lunch with Friends

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 srsunnyval@gmail.com or Barb Wymetalek at barbwymo.sr@gmail.com.

Book Club

SRWC Book Club book selections are now on the SRWC website under Activities/Book Club.

Currently there are five book clubs sponsored by the SRWC. Please let us know if you would like to join the wait list for an anticipated additional group. Gloria Rasmussen & Susan Huseonica

Art Fair

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 sunriverartfair@gmail.com to learn more about volunteer opportunities during the planning phase as well as during the event.

Membership

If you haven’t yet renewed your membership for 2017-2018 the time is now! Communications will be removing the emails of members who have not renewed, and you will no longer receive Club emails or announcements.

Open to all women in Sunriver and the surrounding communities. Active memberships are $25 and an Associate membership is $35. Applications are available on our website:  http://www.sunriverwomensclub.com.  For more information, contact srwcmembership@gmail.com.

Welcome New Members

Carol Lemley, Ann Houston Kelley and Ginny Welander — If you have an opportunity to meet these ladies, please take time to introduce yourself.

We Care

If you are aware of members who could use a word of support to lift their spirits, a note of sympathy or congratulations please send the information to our “We Care” Coordinator, Sandra, srwccorrespondingsecretary@gmail.com

Amazon Smile

If you use Amazon for any of your on-line shopping, please consider using Amazon Smile and select the Sunriver Women’s Club: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/51-0186089

  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
  • Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • This also works with Amazon Prime.

Fred Meyer Rewards

Remember to link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the SRWC at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.  (You can search for us by our name, “Sunriver Women’s Club” or by our non-profit number # 94516). Every time you use your Fred Meyer Rewards Card, you are helping SRWC earn a donation! You will still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, like always. Rewards Cards are available when you check out and at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.

SRWC Communications

We are a Happy Bunch!

For those of you who would like to see all the photos in the “Year in Review” slide show that played at the Welcome Event in September click this link.  Or copy and paste the link into your browser.  https://youtu.be/oHwQlZDbFY4

Sunriver Women’s Club – on the web, on Facebook and our Events Calendar!

Website: http://www.sunriverwomensclub.com

**Please note our Facebook page is no longer private:

https://www.facebook.com/sunriverwomensclub/

Events Calendar:  https://teamup.com/ksffba0202f85cb5fd/

Please take photos whenever possible and share them. Send them to Laura Dickinson so they can be included in the slide show and/or post them yourself on the SRWC Facebook page. Laura Dickinson’s e-mail is laurad6788@gmail.com – send photos!

Sunriver Women’s Club
November 2017 Newsletter

President’s Message
As the SRWC President, I’m hosting a new member event this week. It’s an opportunity for new members to meet some other new members, to learn about our programs, and to, hopefully, “Jump on in!” As I’ve thought about this event and next month’s Winter Gala, I’m amazed at my own SRWC story this past year.

Last year my husband, one of our sons and his wife, and I attended the Winter Gala for the first time. We didn’t really know anyone, but we went, met new people at our table, had a fabulous time, and danced the night away! Now, a year later, I’m the President of the Club, I’ve met many fabulous women, and I’m hosting a new member event!

If you or a woman you know is looking to meet new people and get involved in our community (remember, the SRWC is for women throughout the area, not just Sunriver), “Jump on in!” and attend an event. See the information below on next month’s Winter Gala – not only is it a wonderfully fun evening and a great way to get in the holiday spirit, but it’s also the second biggest fund raiser for our philanthropy program. Put on your party duds and join us for a little “Reindeer Romp”.
-Debbie Dunham

SRWC Programs & Luncheon
November 14: Our luncheon will be held at The Grille Crosswater, at 11:30, $20 (cash or check only). Oregon Natural Desert Association Trail Coordinator, Renee Patrick will be our speaker. Menu choices for the lunch are:
• Meatloaf w/ Mashed Potatoes
• Salmon Caesar Salad
• Macaroni and Cheese
Dessert:  New York Cheese Cake
RSVP by Friday November 10 with your menu choice: SRWCPrograms@gmail.com

RENEE PATRICK: Backpacker – Pack Rafter – Adventurer​  is our guest speaker at the SRWC luncheon on November 14.
Renee Patrick brings extensive long-distance hiking experience and a love of the high desert to the role of the Oregon Desert Trail Coordinator of the Oregon Natural Desert Association. She has backpacked over 10,000 miles which includes the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide. Renee has also acted as the Continental Divide Trail’s first Trail Ambassador and guided wilderness therapy trips.
Renee’s goal as Oregon’s Desert Trail Coordinator is to establish a long-distance 750 mile trail through the eastern desert of Oregon.
When not sleeping on the ground and covering 30 miles a day, Renee can be found pack rafting, skiing, biking or hiking around Central Oregon. Her love of the high desert translates into a desire to get outside as much as possible and to inspire others to do the same.
Renee’s early days in the Peace Corps made her comfortable being dirty and she learned to go without electricity or running water. She fell in love with adventuring and recognized this was what she was meant to do.
Before coming to Bend, Rene worked at the Smithsonian and received her Master’s degree at Goldsmiths College in London

Winter Gala
“The Reindeer Romp,” will be held on December 11 at the Sunriver Resort Great Hall from 6-10:00 p.m. This elegant and fun-filled evening is our second largest fund-raiser of the year! Fabulous raffle prizes and silent auction baskets! Here are just a few of the Silent Auction baskets:
• A week in Puerto Vallarta
• A week in San Francisco
• 2 nights in Pacific City at the Inn at Cape Kiwanda
• Sunriver “Stay & Play” night and golf package
“The Bad Cats” will provide the dance music for the Gala. Have a great evening, good food and contribute to the SRWC Philanthropy fund which benefits non-profits in South Deschutes County. Make reservations by emailing SRWCwintergala@gmail.com or calling 458-206-9063. Reservations needed by December 1st – don’t miss out! ***And, now you can reserve and pay for your tickets on-line: http://www.sunriverwomensclub.com/winter-gala.html

Want to become a Sponsor for the event? Platinum Level $1500, Gold Level $1000, Silver Level $500 and Bronze Level $250. Contact us at SRWCGalaSponsors@gmail.com

Make this event a “Staycation”. Sunriver Resort is offering a special price of $109 for the night of December 11. Just tell them you are attending the SRWC Winter Gala when making your reservations to get this special price.

Birthday Lunch
If your birthday is in November, you will be contacted for this month’s celebration.

Dinner Club
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.

Save the date: Sunday, March, 18, 2018, 4:00 p.m. Debbie and Brian Dunham are hosting the entire Dinner Club at their home for Singapore Street Food. Carol & Don Cassetty will help. The rest of us will bring food, recipes to follow. Watch for more details in early spring.

Its official….Stephanie Haas and Ruth Kinane are the Dinner Club coordinators. Marcia Schonlau has handed over the reins. Call them in the future, perhaps when your guests are unavailable. Contact srwcdinnerclub@gmail.com for more information or to be included.
Stephanie Haas (541-633-0498) and Ruth Kinane (541-731-3823), Dinner Club Coordinators

Book Club
SRWC Book Club book selections are now on the SRWC website under Activities/Book Club.

Loose Cannons
Sunday, Nov. 12th the Winds Symphony will perform at Summit High at 2 p.m. No one has come forward to organize carpooling. The cost is free.
The Loose Cannons will have a table at the Winter Gala on December 11th. When you buy your ticket from the Women’s Club and select your menu item, tell them that you want to sit at the LC table. For further information contact Jessica Mortimer at jlmorty12@gmail.com or contact her at (602) 361-7164.

Winter Fun
December 7, 5:30 p.m.: Save the date for our annual planning meeting.  Location in Sunriver to be confirmed when you RSVP to swrcwinterfun@gmail.com.  Please bring your calendar, ideas, and finger food to share; hot beverages will be provided.  Contact co-organizers Patty Klascius or Sheila Schmerber with any questions.

Coats for Kids
A HUGE thank you to all the members who brought items for Coats for Kids to the October luncheon or who gave me money to shop for needed items! Remember our drive to gear up all the children in lower Deschutes County for winter is just beginning! Please go shopping for boots, sweatpants, coats, hats, mittens and underwear for elementary age children and bring the items to the November luncheon. Monetary donations will also be accepted at the luncheon.  If you are unable to attend the luncheon, checks made payable to SRWC with a notation Coats for Kids can be mailed to SRWC, P.O.Box 3334, Sunriver, OR 97707. Items you purchased can also be dropped at my home. If you have any questions please call me Patty Pitera, 610-349-0687 or at edpitera@aol.com. Remember all your purchases and monetary donations are tax deductible. Let’s be sure every child can play in the snow this winter!

Philanthropy….Fundraising Events to Support Grant Awards
The 2017 Winter Gala will help meet the goal to support our community through the annual Philanthropy Grant program. Enjoy the festive atmosphere and opportunities to bid for silent auction items and raffle baskets….this support enables SRWC to fund grants for food, shelter, health, clothing or education for families, women, children and seniors of our community! Come ready to bid!
The SRWC hosts other events throughout the year to raise funding for the annual Philanthropy Grant program. The Art Fair (the largest fundraising activity), Winter Gala (the second largest), concession stand for Twilight Cinemas, selling tickets for 4th of July and Kid’s Day SR Village activities, cookbooks and other SRWC items help supply the funds for these grants. In addition, membership fees and individual donations are also included.
SRWC will be announcing the 2018 Philanthropy Grant applications this month. If any SRWC member knows of an organization that meets the criteria for the grants, please direct them to the SRWC website (www.sunriverwomensclub/philanthropy) or email Philanthropy Director, Shirley Olson at srwcphilanthropy.@gmail.com.

Art Fair
It’s not too late to purchase Sunriver Art Fair merchandise!  We will be offering stemless wine glasses, commemorative posters, aprons and tee shirts for purchase at the monthly luncheons.  Don’t miss out!  And planning is underway for the 2018 Art Fair.  Send an email to sunriverartfair@gmail.com to learn more about how to volunteer.

Membership
Open to all women in Sunriver and the surrounding communities. Active memberships are $25 and an Associate membership is $35. Applications are available on our website: http://www.sunriverwomensclub.com. For more information, contact srwcmembership@gmail.com.

Welcome New Members
Sandy Stevens and Cindy Firestone — If you have an opportunity to meet these ladies, please take time to introduce yourself.

We Care
If you are aware of members who could use a word of support to lift their spirits, a note of sympathy or congratulations please send the information to our “We Care” Coordinator, Sandra, srwccorrespondingsecretary@gmail.com

Amazon Smile
If you use Amazon for any of your on-line shopping, please consider using Amazon Smile and select the Sunriver Women’s Club: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/51-0186089
• Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
• Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
• This also works with Amazon Prime.

Fred Meyer Rewards
Remember to link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the SRWC at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. (You can search for us by our name, “Sunriver Women’s Club” or by our non-profit number # 94516). Every time you use your Fred Meyer Rewards Card, you are helping SRWC earn a donation! You will still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, like always. Rewards Cards are available when you check out and at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.

SRWC Communications
We are a Happy Bunch!
For those of you who would like to see all the photos in the “Year in Review” slide show that played at the Welcome Event in September click this link.  Or copy and paste the link into your browser.  https://youtu.be/oHwQlZDbFY4

Sunriver Women’s Club – on the web, on Facebook and our Events Calendar!
Website: http://www.sunriverwomensclub.com
Private Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/sunriverwomensclub/
Events Calendar:  https://teamup.com/ksffba0202f85cb5fd/
Please take photos whenever possible and share them. Send them to Laura Dickinson so they can be included in the slide show and/or post them yourself on the SRWC (Private) Facebook page. Laura Dickinson’s e-mail is laurad6788@gmail.com – send photos!

SRWC Breast Cancer Awareness

President’s Message

If you’ve been reading the monthly newsletters or the article in the Sunriver Scene, you’ve heard me state and restate my theme, Jump on in!  If you’ve been thinking you’re ready to jump in and become more involved, we have an opportunity for you!

The SRWC Dinner Club is in need of a co-organizer.  Ruth Kinane stepped up (or jumped in) to lead the Dinner Club when Marcia Schonlau and Carol Cassetty stepped down.  Marcia has graciously continued to help Ruth, but it’s time to fill this position more permanently.  Since Ruth is a newer member, it would be great to have a co-leader who has been around the club awhile; but we’re willing to work with anyone who is ready to step-up their involvement.

We’re also looking for new fundraising ideas and leaders for those ideas.  I’ve asked before, but I’ll ask again, do you have a great idea?  Maybe you’re a runner or a walker and you’d like to organize a 5k.  Maybe you love Bingo or other games and want to set-up a game night.  Maybe you’re a garage sale aficionado and you’d like to organize a sale to benefit SRWC.  Maybe…  Jump on in and let us know.

And don’t forget Amazon Smile  and Fred Meyer Community Rewards– both are easy to set-up and free to use.  It’s like free money for our philanthropic mission.

-Debbie Dunham

Membership

It’s time to get your 2017-2018 membership form in! The new Membership Directories will go to press on October 10th, so don’t miss that deadline if you want to be listed! The directories will be available at the luncheon on October 17th and at each luncheon during the year.  SRWC is open to all women in Sunriver and the surrounding communities. Active memberships are $25 and an Associate membership is $35. Applications are available on our website, www.sunriverwomensclub.com. For more information, contact srwcmembership@gmail.com.

Welcome New Members

We have many new members this month!  If you have an opportunity to meet one of these ladies, please take time to introduce yourself:

Sandy Appleby, Linda Arndt, Susan Beshalske, Deanna Burpee, Lauri Cullum, Barb Davis, Karen Fishel, Mary Anne Gard, Kathy Garofalo-Nakae, Robyne Girardelli, Holly Hendricks, Patti Iverson, Alisa Jimenez, Katie Keller, Cathi Kleckner, Elizabeth (Liz) LeCuyer, Jessica Mortimer, Carol Overbeck, Sue Scrivens, Clara Smith and Julie Webber.

SRWC Programs & Luncheon 

This year’s luncheon programs will follow a theme of honoring women in our community. Luncheons are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for October, November, and January through May.

October 17:  Our luncheon will be held at Crosswater Grille at 11:30,  $20 (cash or check only).

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in honor of the women who have battled, or are still fighting this disease, October’s program will feature Lauren Olander of the American Cancer Society and breast cancer survivor, Tracie Hannick, from Project Hope.  There really is humor in mammograms! The speakers will be followed by the much-anticipated announcement of the “Breast Dressed Bra Decorating Contest” winners. (See article below for contest details.)

Menu choices for the lunch are:

  • Prime Rib Stew
  • Cobb Salad
  • Veggie Skewers over Saffron Rice

Dessert:  Peanut Butter & Jam Shortbread

RSVP by Friday October 13 with your menu choice:  SRWCPrograms@gmail.com

This summer, the Program Committee reviewed SRWC member comments regarding luncheon locations. The following questions were taken into consideration:

  1. Does the lunch cost per person compare favorably with one venue or another? The Grille at Crosswater is less expensive than other restaurants in the Sunriver area which can accommodate our group size.
  2. Is the meeting room large enough to provide a comfortable experience for those attending? The dining room and adjoining gathering spaces are roomy and relaxed. In addition, audiovisual equipment is easily accessed for guest speakers.
  3. Are menu preferences considered? The Grille’s chef offers us delicious menus. In order to keep the cost low, the same set menu is purchased for the Sunriver Men’s Group. In August, the SRWC program committee meets with Crosswater regarding member’s particular lunch entrée requests. The chef then creates luncheon choices that accommodate both clubs’ preferences.
  4. Is the luncheon experience positive for participants? The Crosswater staff is professional and incredibly friendly. It is important to them that we always have a positive experience.

The Program Committee also received individual requests from SRWC members regarding luncheon speakers which we incorporated into our theme of “Women Honoring Women”.  Thank you!

We would love to hear from you with additional comments and ideas.

Nancy Capell, Ann Juttelstad and Patty Klascius

**See attached page for a summary of upcoming Luncheon Programs.

 “Breast Dressed” Bra Contest 

Breast Dressed” Bra contest —Raising Eyebrows to Raise Awareness

Melon Molder, Rack Pack, Hooter Harness, Flopper Stopper, Over-the-Shoulder-Boulder-Holder…. Call it what you like — most women will tell you life is more uplifting with their brassiere. Some are padded to accentuate décolletage, others lacy, pointed, demure or sexy. For older women, and those more endowed, they are a line of defense against the injustice of gravity. This once pragmatic foundation, which has become a symbol of feminine beauty, can be both a delight and a necessity. For many breast cancer survivors, it is a hallmark of victory

To pay homage to “the girls”, we are not burning bras; we’re decorating them! That’s right, we’re conducting a “Breast Dressed Bra Decorating Contest”! We’re poking a little fun at this dreadful disease and adding a little levity and “uplifting support” to our October luncheon program about Breast Cancer Awareness.

Contest Rules:    

  • Must use a padded 36 B or C bra
  • Entries should be original
  • Entries do NOT have to be wearable
  • Each entry should have a title
  • To protect your entry, please deliver in a box
  • Entry may be designated “in honor of” or “in memory of” someone
  • Contest is open to SRWC members
  • Entries can be submitted by an individual or team-
  • Winning bras are awarded one prize (teams are responsible for sharing)

Entries will be accepted at Sage Springs Spa from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Friday, October 13th.  The DEADLINE to enter is 5:00 pmEarly entries will be accepted beginning October 1st and special prizes will be awarded to early entries!  Just because you may be gone later in October, there is no reason you can’t participate.  Call Sandra Kendle at 925-914-3147 for additional information.

Prize packages will be awarded for first, second and third places (as determined by our esteemed judges.) There will also be a “People’s Choice Award” based on votes cast by the general public.

Decorated bras will be displayed at Sage Springs from 6pm Friday, October 13th through 5pm Monday, October 16th for viewing and “People Choice” voting.  Winners will be announced at the Women’s Club October Breast Cancer Awareness luncheon, Tuesday, October 17th.

This is an awareness-raiser, NOT a fundraiser; we are NOT asking for a donation to this Campaign. However, if you want to donate your entry to the American Cancer Society, after the contest, they are organizing another display in Bend that will include a fundraiser.

Our “cups runneth over” thanks to: Sage Springs Spa, Sunriver Resort, Marcello’s, Alpine Entertainment, Village Threads & Lazy Daisy, First Interstate Bank, Tres’ Chic Lingerie, Sunriver Brewing Company, the Sunriver Police Department and the American Cancer Society.

Have some fun; be creative. Join us for our Breast Cancer Awareness Bra Decorating Contest.

Birthday Lunch

If your birthday is in October, you will be contacted for this month’s celebration.

Art Fair

Sunriver Art Fair – #1 Small Town Art Fair

The 2017 Sunriver Art Fair was a success, by all measures, and planning for 2018 is already underway!

We had a record of 222 artists apply for the 74 booths in this year’s show.  The artists selected by the jury this year offered high praise for the Sunriver Women’s Club, the overall event organization, the venue, and how well we take care of our artists.  Best of all, we netted over $27,000 to support our philanthropy efforts.  And, yes, it is already time to start planning for the 2018 Fair, on August 10, 11 and 12.  Add those dates to your calendars now, and plan to be there with us.

It takes over 120 volunteers to make the Art Fair a success.  We were fortunate to have an outstanding team working together to produce the show this year, and we’re looking for volunteers to help us plan and execute the 2018 Art Fair.  There is room for everyone to help, so “Jump on In”!  We’re building teams for Artist Support, Publicity and Marketing, Art Fair Website, Social Media, Sponsorship, Grants, Sales and Info, Artists Reception, Entertainment, Kids’ Center, Raffle Baskets, Logistics, Volunteer Coordinators, Artist Hospitality and Artist Housing.

Please consider joining us this year, even if you are not fulltime in central Oregon.  It is a great way to meet people, build life-long friendships and make a positive impact on our philanthropy goals.  If you have any questions, send them to sunriverartfair@gmail.com.

HELP WANTED:  Immediate opening for an organized, fun person who has good email and communication skills to head-up our Sponsorship Team.  No experience required!  It’s a fun job reaching out to our extensive list of wonderful past sponsors via email to verify their support and participation in our 2018 Fair.  Star Moore, the 2017 co-chair, has left this job so organized, you can easily follow her lead.  This activity starts in November so the need is URGENT.  Ideally two people can work together on Sponsorship, so call your BFFs and invite them to join you in this fun and very important role.  Most of the work on Sponsorship is done BEFORE SUMMER, leaving you plenty of time to travel and welcome your summertime visitors without other commitments.  Please contact Kathleen Meyer at kathleenmeyer43@gmail.com if you have any questions.  Thank you!

Dinner Club

The organizational meeting at Debbie and Brian Dunham’s home was well attended with enthusiastic participation and beautiful weather. Dinner themes were chosen:  Hawaiian for October/November, Irish for January/February and there’s a special plan for Singapore Street Food for March/April. We’re looking forward to a great Dinner Club season.

Hosts and guest lists are being organized, and members will be contacted soon.

Ruth Kinane (541-731-3823) and Marcia Schonlau (541-598-7707), coordinators

Book Club

SRWC Book Club book selections are now on the SRWC website under Activities/Book Club.

Loose Cannons

All activities are now open to Sunriver Women Club members only.

Thursday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. Cascades Theatre play “Lost in Yonkers” with dinner before at 5:30 p.m. in Bend.  Meet at the North Store on Cottonwood at 5 p.m.  At this point there are seven of us going.  Please contact Dottie Meilink at meilink@chamberscable.com for further information regarding seats.

Friday, Oct. 13,TGIF cocktail party, limited to first 13 who sign up to be held  at Sara Kurz’ home from 5 to 7 p.m.  Bring an appetizer to share and what you want to drink.  To date eight have signed up.  Contact Sara at shsk43@aol.com or 541-598-8919 for address.

Sunday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. join us to see the Sunriver Stars next production being held at The Door in the Business Park.  Contact Thea Ciccolo at theaciccolo@icloud.com or at 702-755-3346 for further information.

Hearty Soles

October 3:  Join us for a bike ride through Sunriver!  Meet at 10 a.m. at the Woodlands Golf Course parking lot. We will ride for a few hours and return to the McDivot’s Cafe (at the Woodlands golf course) for lunch. Bring your bike, water, money for lunch and soap for Care and Share.  Helmets are strongly recommended.  Leaders are Patty Klascius and Carolyn Spaniol.

October 5: Hike up Lava Butte to watch the sunset and the moon rise.  Meet at the HTCC at 5:15 to carpool to the Lava Butte parking area (forest passes needed). Distance: 1.75 miles each way, Elevation gain:  500 feet.

We’ll walk up the paved road that curves around the cone, very easy surface to walk on.

BRING: Water, a snack, soap for Care and Share and FLASHLIGHTS FOR THE WALK BACK DOWN. This hike is open to everyone – husbands, significant others, etc. RSVP to Debbie Dunham at debbie.h.dunham@gmail.com

Soft Soles

Soft Soles is a hiking group that travels to Central Oregon destinations and hikes trails rated easy at 3-6 miles. We accommodate for the pace of the slower hikers to enjoy the wonder of it all.

All hikes meet at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 9 a.m. to carpool. Bring your hiking supplies; water, hat, sunscreen, bug repellent, poles, binoculars, camera, snack, forest pass. Bring soap for our participation in Care & Share. No dogs permitted.

Please join us and take in the Beauty that surrounds us in the company of friends who treasure this wonderland. srwcsoftsoles@gmail.com

Monday October 2: Dry River Gorge, an easy 6 mile hike with lunch at Worthy Brewing.

Tuesday October 10: Sheep’s Bridge, a non-hike event. This special outing organized by Barb Wymetalek and Kathy Burroughs, is to view the bald eagles, osprey, warblers and flycatchers as they fish for the spawning kokanee. Bring lunch, something to drink, binoculars and a folding chair to make yourself comfortable as we enjoy the action and conversation. Meet at HTCC at 10:30 to carpool.

Wednesday October 18: Smith Rock, an easy 3.2 mile hike with lunch at Thai Orchid.

Thursday October 26: Badlands, easy 5.6 mile hike with lunch after TBD.

Winter Gala

“The Reindeer Romp,” will be held on December 11 at the Sunriver Resort Great Hall.  This elegant and fun-filled evening is our second largest fund-raiser of the year! “The Bad Cats” will provide the dance music for the Gala. Have a great evening and contribute to the SRWC Philanthropy fund which benefits non-profits in South Deschutes County. Make reservations by emailing SRWCwintergala@gmail.com or calling 458-206-9063.

***And, now you can reserve and pay for your tickets on-line:  http://www.sunriverwomensclub.com/winter-gala.html

Do you have a creative idea for the silent auction or a raffle basket?  In the past, SRWC members have donated items and services.  Or, become a Sponsor for the event:  Platinum Level $1500, Gold Level $1000, Silver Level $500 and Bronze Level $250.

Contact us at SRWCGalaSponsors@gmail.com

Make this event a “staycation”. Sunriver Resort is offering a special price of $109. for the night of December 11.  Just tell them you are attending the SRWC Winter Gala when making your reservations to get this special price.

Coats for Kids

I am certain we can all remember the piles and piles of snow last winter on our roofs, driveways and everywhere.  As the temperatures drop please think about the children in Deschutes County who do not have winter clothing to wear to school or to wear to play in the snow. We are gearing up to change that! Starting at the October luncheon we will be collecting winter coats, snow pants, hats, gloves, scarfs and snow boots for the children in need at Rosland Elementary School in La Pine.

No time to shop – No problem! You can make a monetary contribution at the luncheon. I can then use the money to shop for specific winter items the school coordinator requests. Make checks payable to SRWC with a notation for “Coats for Kids.” Remember all donations are tax deductible. If you have any questions please contact me Patty Pitera 610-349-0687 or edpitera@aol.com. We know snow can be lots of fun with the right gear so let’s make sure all children can enjoy the winter season so – go shopping!

Philanthropy….Back to School Support

School is in full swing with a little help from the Sunriver Women’s Club. Early this fall the Assistance League of Bend took over 250 children from Sunriver and La Pine schools shopping at Walmart to select school clothes—underwear, socks, jeans, shirts and coats. A grant from the SRWC to the program funded clothes for 40 of those children.

For the second year, La Pine Parks and Recreation is running the after school program at Three Rivers School. Over 30 students participate in arts, crafts, science projects, cultural activities and games. The program is expanding to middle schoolers with the help of a SRWC grant that provides basic supplies.

And, another South Deschutes County high school graduate will continue their education due to a scholarship from the Sunriver Christian Fellowship Partners in Education Program. The SRWC provided a portion of the funds for the scholarship.

Sunriver Women’s Club supports these programs through their annual Philanthropy Program. For more information visit the SRWC website at www.sunriverwomensclub.com/philanthropy.

We Care

If you are aware of members who could use a word of support to lift their spirits, a note of sympathy or congratulations please send the information to our “We Care” Coordinator, Sandra, srwccorrespondingsecretary@gmail.com

Amazon Smile

If you use Amazon for any of your on-line shopping, please consider using Amazon Smile and select the Sunriver Women’s Club: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/51-0186089

  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
  • Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • This also works with Amazon Prime.

Fred Meyer Rewards

Remember to link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the SRWC at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.  (You can search for us by our name, “Sunriver Women’s Club” or by our non-profit number # 94516). Every time you use your Fred Meyer Rewards Card, you are helping SRWC earn a donation! You will still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, like always. Rewards Cards are available when you check out and at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.

SRWC Communications

We are a Happy Bunch!

For those of you who would like to see all the photos in the “Year in Review” slide show that played at the Welcome Event in September click this link.  Or copy and paste the link into your browser.  https://youtu.be/oHwQlZDbFY4

Sunriver Women’s Club – on the web, on Facebook and our Events Calendar!

Website: http://www.sunriverwomensclub.com

Private Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/sunriverwomensclub/

Events Calendar:  https://teamup.com/ksffba0202f85cb5fd/

Please take photos whenever possible and share them. Send them to Laura Dickinson so they can be included in the slide show and/or post them yourself on the SRWC (Private) Facebook page. Laura Dickinson’s e-mail is laurad6788@gmail.com – send photos!

 

President’s Message

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” –Elizabeth Andrew

I’ve known for a while that the SRWC members are a special group of women, but participating in the Art Fair showed me just how much “heart” we have amongst us.  I was blown away by Sandy Lassen, the Art Fair Chair, and Kathleen Meyer, her assistant and next year’s Chair, along with the entire committee that put together this fabulous event.  I was blown away even before I showed up for my first volunteer shift.  It was then that another gust of amazement hit when I saw all the women (and some men) checking into the volunteer center.  All in good spirits, laughing, talking, and eager to take on their duties.  Several times I heard people say something like, “I’m early; what can I do to help?”

What can I do to help?  What a wonderful question.  We used to do house cleanup and travel prep with our kids instructing them, “Today is a ‘What can I do to help?’ kind of day.”  They knew that meant ask the question, do the assigned task, and then come back and ask it again.  It was great to hear that question asked by our volunteers at the Art Fair.  Maybe that should have been my theme for the year.

Now, we all have another chance to help.  Tuesday, September 19th, 1:00 – 3:00 at the SHARC is our September Welcome Event.  You can help make this event a success by inviting a woman you know who isn’t part of SRWC to attend with you to learn about our wonderful social and charitable activities.  You can help by volunteering to help with set-up or take down (contact me directly at debbie.h.dunham@gmail.com to volunteer).  You can help by signing up to help with an event at one of the activities tables so that you’re already on the books to show your “heart” during the upcoming year.

Just Jump on in! and ask yourself, “What can I do to help?”

-Debbie Dunham

SRWC Programs & Luncheon 

Tuesday September 19th, 1-3:00: our Annual Welcome Event at the SHARC. This event begins our annual membership drive for 2017-18. Come learn about our activities, friendship and opportunities while you enjoy a snack. Applications and activity sign-up sheets will be available. Active memberships are $25 and an Associate membership is $35.

Art Fair

The 8th Annual Sunriver Art Fair once again filled the Village at Sunriver with great art and entertainment this August and from all accounts it went well.  We are expecting to exceed last year’s revenue and hope to continue to earn as Art Fair merchandise is sold at other venues.  There are still lots of T-shirts, posters and wine glasses if you missed them, look for them at the Welcome Event.  We need to thank all the generous sponsors who made this event possible.  We can’t list them all in this limited space but they are all recognized on our website at sunriverartfair.com, and we urge everyone to patronize and thank our sponsors for their valued support.  Without them there would be no Sunriver Art Fair.

A special thank you also to the many volunteers who took time from busy summer schedules to work at the Fair.  And especially my Cabinet who began last October to plan and produce this event: Assistant Director and Sponsor Co-Chair, Kathleen Meyer, and Sponsor Co-Chair Star Moore.  These ladies did an amazing job and left no stone unturned.  Lee Haroun did her usual smooth and charming job as Artist Liaison.  Laurel Brennan took on Publicity for the first time this year, and faced with a new supplier, produced striking ads and publications. These ladies also provided strong guidance and support as my Executive Team. Laura Dickinson continued to hone the website, making it better all the time and Sue Glines brought us into the 21st Century as we dipped our toe into social media, the preferred news source of younger generations. The Fair weekend was managed ably by veteran Sheila Schmerber, who makes setting up that huge event look easy. As she has in past years, Gina Rosbrook brought in a terrific line up of musicians on a slim budget. Magic! And Bonnie Mankoff kept her string of culinary successes going with outstanding artist hospitality.  The artists all mentioned it in their surveys. The Volunteer Center was efficiently managed by Nancy Foote who directed over 120 volunteers from SRWC who had been recruited by Nancy Capell and Ruby Price. Debbie Dunham and her family, jumped in to run a very popular Kids Art Center, and coordinated the Information Booths. Mary Bartholomey and Chris Bigham created beautiful and valuable gift baskets.  And of course, our SRWC Treasurers Lorna Nolte and Cindy McCabe kept us on track financially. And finally, a tip of the hat to Marcia Shoenlau who found hosts for so many of our artists.

So a HUGE thank you to all of you, however you served.  Without you this event does not happen.  This is my last year as Director and as I turn the responsibility over to a very able 2018 Director, Kathleen Meyer, I hope I left the Fair a bit better.  I know I have benefited immeasurably from the friendships formed and the memories of all the fun we’ve had.  I will be here in 2018 to support Kathleen as mentor and in any other way I can.  Thank you ALL for your support to make these past two years so much fun and the Art Fair a success. Sandra Lassen – Director.

September Birthday Lunch

If your birthday is in September, you will be contacted for this month’s celebration.

Dinner Club

You are invited to a8end the organizational social for this year’s Sunriver Women’s Dinner Club. The Dinner Club is for people who enjoy sharing a meal and socializing with new and old friends. We meet in member’s homes three times a year to share a themed potluck dinner. At the end of the year we meet again as a group to re-acquaint. This can be an opportunity to be adventurous with new cuisines or gourmet ingredients or not. If this appeals to you, please consider joining in the fun. Singles are welcome to bring a guest.

Hostesses, who provide the entree, are needed. Let us know how many you can comfortably seat at your table and we’ll provide the names of your guests. Some hostesses have organized a progressive dinner where part of the meal is at one home and another part at a nearby home. There are many possibilities. Dinners are BYOB or beverage of your choice unless notified differently.

If you have questions or want to volunteer to hostess, contact srwcdinnerclub@gmail.com.

The first social event of the year is where we choose the themes and line up hostesses for the year’s dinners.

Date: Sunday, September 24th from 3-5 p.m.

Who: All SRWC members and their spouse/guest are welcome

What: Bring an appetizer to share and your choice of  beverage

Where: Debbie and Brian Dunham’s, 14 Golden Eagle, Sunriver

RSVP: srwcdinnerclub@gmail.com or 541-731-3823 by September 23

Ruth Kinane (541-731-3823) and Marcia Schonlau (541-598-7707), coordinators

Book Club

SRWC Book Club book selections are now on the SRWC website under Activities/Book Club.

Loose Cannons

Friday September 1 at 2 p.m.: Join us in La Pine at the La Pine Moose Lodge to listen to Dixieland Jazz. Contact Dottie Meilink at meilink@chamberscable.com for carpooling.

Friday, September 1 from 5 to 7 p.m.: Join us at the North Pool for the Sunriver Homeowner’s pool party.  You can come as a guest for $5.  Bring an appetizer to share.  A light dinner will be served.  Contact Thea Ciccolo at theaciccolo@icloud.com  to let her know if you are going so we can save a chair for you.  You do have to register with the SROA office by Wednesday to reserve a spot.

Saturday, September 2 at 4 p.m.:  Join us in attending the Dixieland Jazz and dinner at the Moose Lodge in La Pine. Musicians are from all over the Northwest and it is free.  Donations are requested.  RSVP to Dottie Meilink at meilink@chamberscable.com.

Sunday, September 3:  Paulina Lake Lodge BQ and music at noon. Contact Dottie Meilink at meilink@chamberscable.com .  Bring folding chairs and what you want to drink.

Friday, September 8: Al Fresco night at SHARC with free music from 5 to 7 p.m.  Drinks and food can be purchased there.  Music is by The Ablubestics.  Please RSVP to Sara Kurz so a seat can be saved for you shsk43@aol.com .

Friday, September 29 to Sunday, Oct. 1: The Southern Oregon Music Festival in Medford, Oregon.  If you would like more information contact Dottie Meilink at meilink@chamberscable.com

Lunch with Friends

Bring your lunch and a beverage, and join us for Lunch with Friends on Monday, September 11th.  We’ll meet at Mary McCallum park 11:30 to 1:00.  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 talk, laughs and friendship. Questions–Contact Valerie Wood at srsunnyval@gmail.com or Barb Wymetalek at barbwymo@chamberscable.com.

Hearty Soles

**Please RSVP to the Hike Leaders.  Do not reply to the Hearty Soles email list. **

Due to all the wildfires, please pay attention to any emails send regarding hike changes or contact the hike leaders.  They need to know if you are coming on the hikes.

 September 6:  Hike up Lava Butte to watch the sunset and the moon rise.  Meet at HTCC at 6:15 p.m.  Husbands/partners welcome.  Bring headlamps for the trip down.  RSVP to Marti Fobes at mafobes 1@gmail.com or Debbie Dunham at debbie.h.dunham@gmail.com.

**ALERT!! CHANGE IN HIKE DUE TO WILD FIRES!!**

September 13:  We will now be hiking around Paulina Lake.  It is a 7.5 mile loop with a 300 foot elevation gain. The trail skirts the Inter Lake Obsidian Flow and has views of Paulina Peak.  After the hike, we will eat lunch at Paulina Lodge.  Please bring water, snack, sunscreen, hiking poles, soap for Care and Share, $3 for driver and your senior pass.   Meet at HTCC at 7:30. Or as an alternative, you can drive up 97 towards Paulina; turn left at the brown sign that says Paulina Lake Rd/Newberry Crater Rd and left again at the parking lot across the road from the RV Park. Meet there at 8:00.  The HTCC group will meet you there.

RSVP to Pat Arnold at  patorken@gmail.com or Melodee Munckton at melodeem@gmail.com.

September 18:  **THIS HIKE WAS CANCELLED DUE TO WILD FIRES! **

October 3:  Tour de Sunriver bike ride.  Save the date!  More details provided soon.

Soft Soles

Soft Soles is a Hiking Group who travel to Central Oregon destinations, we hike trails rated easy of 3-6 miles. All Hikes meet at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 9 a.m. to carpool. Remember to bring all your suggested hiking supplies; water, sunscreen, bug spray, poles, binoculars, camera, forest pass, snacks, hat. And, note- no dogs. Please also bring soap for Care & Share and $$ for the Driver.

Soft Soles “Walking in Circles” is a group of walkers who meet every Wednesday at 8 a.m. at the North Pool, walking exclusively the Sunriver bike paths.

Thursday September 7: Fall River, easy 5.6 miles.

Tuesday September 12: Squaw Creek Falls, 2 miles with lunch in Sisters.

Wednesday September 20: Lava Island Rapids to Big Eddy Rapids, 4.4 miles.

Monday September 25: Paulina Lake to Warm Springs, 2.5 miles with lunch in LaPine.

Please join us and take in the beauty that surrounds us in the company of friends who treasure this wonderland. srwcsoftsoles@gmail.com

Winter Gala

“The Reindeer Romp,” will be held on December 11 at the Sunriver Resort Great Hall.  This elegant and fun-filled evening is our second largest fund-raiser of the year! Have a great evening and contribute to the SRWC Philanthropy fund which benefits non-profits in South Deschutes County. Make reservations at the Welcome Event or by emailing SRWCwintergala@gmail.com.

“The Bad Cats” will provide the dance music for the Gala. You can see them on September 8 and 9th at the Northside Bar and Grill.

Do you have a creative idea for the silent auction or a raffle basket?  In the past, SRWC members have donated items and services.  Or, become a Sponsor for the event:  Platinum Level $1500, Gold Level $1000, Silver Level $500 and Bronze Level $250.

Contact us at SRWCGalaSponsors@gmail.com

Make this event a “staycation”.  Sunriver Resort is offering a special price of $109. for the night of December 11.  Just tell them you are attending the SRWC Winter Gala when making your reservations to get this special price.

Philanthropy

The new Philanthropy Committee will be participating in a review and training session in early October. The 2017 Grant Awardees will be revisited by committee members, the grant process will be reviewed, and the 2018 grant application will be edited for website submission. We anticipate another great year of support for our non-profit organizations. Remember that you can contribute directly to the SRWC Philanthropy effort when you renew your annual membership!

We Care

If you are aware of members who could use a word of support to lift their spirits, a note of sympathy or congratulations please send the information to our “We Care” Coordinator, Sandra, srwccorrespondingsecretary@gmail.com

Amazon Smile

If you use Amazon for any of your on-line shopping, please consider using Amazon Smile and select the Sunriver Women’s Club: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/51-0186089

  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
  • Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • This also works with Amazon Prime.

Fred Meyer Rewards

Remember to link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the SRWC at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. (You can search for us by our name, “Sunriver Women’s Club” or by our non-profit number # 94516). Every time you use your Fred Meyer Rewards Card, you are helping SRWC earn a donation! You will still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, like always. Rewards Cards are available when you check out and at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.

Welcome New Members

If you have an opportunity to meet one of these ladies, please take time to introduce yourself.

Gini Beck, Roz Cochran, Becky Dunham, Karen Yoder, Carol Thomas, Diane Chamusco, Barbara Cowan.

Membership

Open to all women in Sunriver and the surrounding communities. Active memberships are $25 and an Associate membership is $35. The 2017-2018 applications are available on our website:  http://www.sunriverwomensclub.com.

For more information, contact srwcmembership@gmail.com.

SRWC Communications

Sunriver Women’s Club – on the web, on Facebook and our Events Calendar!

Website: http://www.sunriverwomensclub.com

Private Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/sunriverwomensclub/

Events Calendar:  https://teamup.com/ksffba0202f85cb5fd/

Please take photos whenever possible and share them. Send them to Laura Dickinson so they can be included in the slide show and/or post them yourself on the SRWC (Private) Facebook page. Laura Dickinson’s e-mail is laurad6788@gmail.com – send photos!

 

CHANGE THEIR WORLD. CHANGE YOURS.