SUNRIVER WOMEN'S CLUB
Serving the Community Since 1972
As I write this message, I hope that all our members, their families, friends and extended families are healthy. I am inspired how the SRWC has stepped up during this difficult time.
A call went out to our members with a request to sew emergency masks for St. Charles Hospice and our members “stepped up”. Approximately 60+ masks will go to St. Charles Hospice. Thank you, Marilyn Daggett, for getting this project started.
After receiving emails from members on how the SRWC could help during this difficult time, the Board approved the COVID-19 Nonprofit Emergency Fund. Our initial goal is $5,000 and SRWC members are responding generously. Please read more about this Emergency Fund in the article below. Thank you to Cheryl Storm, Debbie Baker, Kris Besson, Shirley Olson, Ann Juttelstad, Linda Rico and Corinne Gentner for their hard work on this project.
We also asked our members to help in a variety of ways during this difficult time. Our members responded as I have heard of members picking up groceries for others, administering Facebook groups to help the southern Deschutes County community, inviting members to go for a walk (practicing social distancing), checking on other members by sending emails or making phone calls and ordering takeout from our local restaurants and the latest—sewing emergency masks and donating to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund. I’m always so proud of our members. Because of all this, I have changed our motto for this year to:
“SRWC Steppin’ Up During this Difficult Time”
All of us, including the SRWC, have been affected by the coronavirus. However, the most important thing is that everyone stays healthy, practices social distancing, washes hands and stays in place. My mom always told me when I was having a difficult time, “this too shall pass”.
All April events have been canceled. Under our Bylaws, we must hold our Annual Meeting in April to vote on the proposed slate of officers. This year we will hold our Annual Meeting via email. Look for an email around April 5 with the proposed slate of officers and instructions on how to vote plus a “Year in Review” of the SRWC.
As always, if you need anything, please personally reach out to me at (925) 708-4587 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay safe and healthy!
To protect the health and safety of our members, the SRWC is relooking at all events for March and April. Please note that as time progresses, we may alter the schedule below. Also, at this time, we do not know how this will effect our events in May. Please look to further email blasts for any updates to our events.
March 23 - New Member Event - postponed
March 30 - Hearty Soles Planning Meeting - postponed
April 16 - Board Meeting - rescheduled to April 23, possibly virtual meeting
April 21 - Annual Meeting and Luncheon - pending
Art Fair meetings - Kathleen Meyer coordinating
Book Clubs - up to individual book clubs, we recommend canceling
Dinner Club - Richard Asadoorian coordinating; we recommend canceling.
Knitting Club - Pat Arnold coordinating; we recommend canceling .
Winter Gala Planning Meeting - postponed
How Can SRWC Members Help During This Difficult Time??:
I have received several emails from members asking how the SRWC can help in the greater Sunriver community. Some requests were to publish names of those infected with COVID-19 to how we can reach out to help the community. Please note that under HIPPA regulations and to protect the privacy of our members, the SRWC cannot publish names of those infected. However, we can reach out to our neighbors, friends and members in a variety of ways:
1) If you are going to the grocery store or pharmacy, call and ask if they need anything. You can leave the items you pick up on their front porch.
2) Personally send an email or call a neighbor, friend or member and ask how they are doing. Some of us (especially those that live alone) may be feeling isolated, anxious or depressed.
3) If healthy, take a friend for a walk and practice “social distancing”.
4) Don’t just reach out to your immediate circle of friends, reach out to members that you may have recently met or may not have met. Send an email or call just asking how they are doing? You may brighten someone’s day!!!!
5) And finally, but also important; if possible, support our local restaurants by ordering “food to go”.
If you need anything, please personally reach out to me at email@example.com.
Please stay safe and healthy during this difficult time.
Nancy Fischer, President
Sunriver Women’s Club
SRWC - “Steppin’ Up for Friends, Fun and Philanthropy!”
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” —Helen Keller
Happy March! Our monthly luncheon will be March 17th at the La Pine Senior Center. It’s St. Patrick’s Day, which means corned beef on the menu. Bingo starts at 12:45 pm and I can already hear SRWC members yelling “BINGO”.
Volunteering is one of ways that you can contribute to the SRWC. We have almost 300 members and it takes very close to 100% participation to put on all our fundraising and social events from the Art Fair to the Art Auction & Wine Event to the Winter Gala to Kid’s Day and Twilight Cinemas. We also need volunteers to lead hikes, lead winter fun activities and Loose Cannon events, volunteer at the Community Picnic, host a birthday lunch and run a book club. For the SRWC, it takes a village (or our members) to make all our events successful. If you attended the Volunteer Open House for the Art Fair and Art Auction & Wine Event, you may have already signed up to volunteer. However, we also need volunteers for other events, i.e., the Community Picnic. Please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will personally make sure you are hooked up with the right committee. You can also go directly to our website where there is a listing of SRWC gmail addresses where you can contact the event chair personally. Thank you in advance!
Power of 100+ voting started in February and continued until early March. On March 8, at Past SRWC President Debbie Dunham’s house, there will be a kick-off event to announce the winner of our next Power of 100+ grant. All members are encouraged to attend and bring a friend or two. We would love to make this a community fundraiser! Power of 100+ = 100+ people who donate $100 each = $10,000+!
The New Member event is scheduled for Monday, March 23 at my house. If you are a new member for the 2019-2020 membership year, you will be receiving an email from me. If you do not, please contact me at email@example.com.
We asked and our members provided...the winter wear program has been extremely successful this year. Thank you to all who donated to the program.
As always,read the Newsletter for further details on all our events and fundraising opportunities. Thank you for “Steppin’ Up for Friends, Fun and Philanthropy”!!!
Power of 100 Award Doubles Advocates for Local Foster Kids
January 2020 issue of The Newberry Eagle Newspaper.
The Sunriver Women's Club (SRWC) is a non-profit community service organization. Membership is open to all women in Sunriver, the surrounding areas and communities.
The majority of our members are from Sunriver, La Pine and Bend - everyone is welcome.
The SRWC membership year runs October 1 through September 30. You may join in any month.
Sunriver Women’s Club is open to all women in Sunriver and the surrounding communities - part time and full time residents.
Sunriver Women's ClubPO Box 3334, Sunriver, OR firstname.lastname@example.org