Do I dare say spring has sprung?March comes in like a lion and out like a
lamb. March is known for its windy weather and when my girls were little, we
used to go out into the open fields and fly kites.I would do the running and they would hold
the guide string and wait until the kites were airborne. After much running and
after many attempts and exhaustion, we would have lift-off. Yes, at times there
were many false starts, and I would wear myself out running to pick up nose
damaged kites and start running all over again. When those kites finally
started to soar in those up drafts, I took such joy in watching my girls
command those guide strings as they led their kites high up into the sky.We loved watching those kites soar higher and
higher until they were little triangles in the sky.
I use this story as an example of what the club can
be to the community and us.The sky is
the limit for our fun and imagination and all the possibilities we can be.At our last meeting, we had a great time
filling out questionnaires produced by the marketing group. Over and over again
everyone agreed that making friends and helping the community are the reasons
why we all joined this club.I don’t
know any other organization in town that has 114 members.You all must be running with the kite. We are
doing something right.I hope you are
benefiting from being a member. But try as we might to make this a fun and
social club we also want to do good things for the community.We need to soar.We all need to hold the guide string. We all
need to help get the club off the ground and keep it soaring into the clouds.
We need string holders to help make this organization
continue to be what it is in the community.We need you to help with just four leadership positions and help with
the Strawberry Festival.
·2nd Vice President of
Membership; maintains and attracts new members.
·Publicity chair; coordinates and organize
the club’s publicity.
·Programs chair; schedules the
entertainment for our meetings whether it be for fun or educational purposes.
·Activity Chair; help maintain all of our
social activity groups and be their representative to the board.
We are also looking for Strawberry Festival leaders.
If you would like to help make this year’s festival a go, please help the
board.We do not have any leadership as
of yet. But many of the chairs have been fulfilled and they are a seasoned
group of ladies who know their jobs well.
We don’t have a donations committee as of yet.We have received a $2,500.00 donation for the
festivals but we still need to raise another $3,500.00. We are looking for
every member to help contribute in some form or another.Maybe you know a business that could make a
donation. They would receive advertising on all the posters and media. They
would be featured on our front page of our webpage for a year. Please think
hard of someone who you think could benefit from contributing to the club.
The District meeting was a success it was the
largest attended District 5 & 6 meeting in ten years! Everyone said they
had a good time and Hsui did a fabulous presentation.Much appreciation goes to Carol Birch, Noreen
Polus, Kat McGee, Debi Davis, Pattie Tures, Dot Pitman, Ginny Brooks, Grace
McGinnis, Gillaine Rochon, and Sheila Casey our district rep for a successful
day. Eight more years till the next one!
News Around the State
pools to Candia Community Woman’s Club Chocolate Extravaganza on Sunday March
29 2:00 p.m. Cost is $14.00
GFWC NH sponsored trip to Lancaster PA Amish country
Oct 6-9th $420 for 3 nights, coach bus, and 6 meals, plus other
Let’s form a team to
walk for Babies at Merrimack Outlet May 5th
Report from Debi Davis, 1st Vice
The charity for the March general meeting was The Boys and Girls
Club of Nashua. The members donated $277.00. The charity for the April general meeting is
The membership voted at the March meeting to
increase dues to $35.00, to help offset the increase made by the state several
Spring Yard Sale
Have you marked your
calendars for our Spring Yard Sale on Saturday, April 18th from 8AM to 1 pm, with
set-up Friday, the 17h, from 4-8PM. We always seem to
have fun and have found new treasures ourselves. We need your help by working
at the sale or donating baked goods (pieces individually wrapped). If you have
items you would like to donate to the HWC section, you can deliver it to the
Barn on the Friday, the 17th after 4PM or you can contact
Jeanne Cleveland who will pick them up if needed. If you would like a space at
the sale, it is $20. A space and a table is $25. For more information, contact Jeanne
at 465-2097 of at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is a fun event. Please join us if you can.
Ways And Means
The Ways and
Means subcommittee made a request of $1,250 at the March meeting and it will be
voted on at the April meeting.
The proposal is
to purchase new goods for sale at our festivals and community-based events in
FY2015. The items are an adult ‘cadet’ sweatshirt - for which pre-orders
are being accepted (they will sell for $30 each and include Hollis, NH and a
small agricultural logo, and new children’s Baseball T-shirt).
We still have
baseball caps in stock and it was noted that the Library Trustees are doing a
bag this year - so we’ll limit our purchases to those items we think will sell.Thanks to all for their input and WAM hopes
you will vote YES – to let us spend money, to make money.
Woman’s Club Alternative Scholarship
The Hollis Woman’s Club annual Alternative
Scholarship Award application is currently available for submission. This scholarship
is open to one woman who is working toward completing a program or degree that
will help her learn a new skill, or return to or advance in a job. The
$1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded this spring.
Our “spring fling” will be a trip to the Currier
Museum in Manchester for a private tour of the current “Photo Realism of the
1970’s” exhibit followed by lunch in the sun lit café and an additional one
hour private tour of museum highlights.
For those in search of
post-tour coffee, we will stop in at La Finesse pastry shop on Elm Street in
Manchester and partake of cappuccinos and fabulous French pastries.Departure will be at 10:15 a.m. from the
Hollis Social Library with a variable return time of either 2 or 3:30 p.m.Please contact Noreen ASAP: email@example.com for further details.
We will travel to “Heifer Farm” in Rutland, MA
(one hour drive) for a guided tour of Heifer International’s gardens,
livestock areas and Global Village sites.We will learn about Heifer’s efforts to improve millions of lives
around the world and the sustainable agricultural practices which Heifer
We will leave from the Hollis Social Library at
8:45 sharp and return by 2:30 p.m.Cost will be $7.50 per person.Trip will be held rain or shine.Dress appropriately for a farm environment!Please bring a picnic lunch.Contact Noreen firstname.lastname@example.org
by Wednesday, April 8th if you are interested in joining us for
this fun, informative day.
Brookline High School proudly presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway
classic, Oklahoma! . The first musical written by this famous
pair is set in the Oklahoma territory at the turn of the century. Oklahoma!
tells the story of two young cowboys who vie with a dangerous ranch hand and
a traveling peddler for the hearts of the women they love. The
family-friendly musical features timeless show tunes by Rodgers &
Hammerstein including, “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’”, “People Will Say
We’re in Love” and many more.
Show dates are
March 20th, 27th and 28th at 7:30PM and a 2:00PM matinee on Saturday, March
21st at the Hollis Brookline High School auditorium. Tickets are $10
for adults and $8 for seniors/students and can be purchased in advance at http://hbhstheatre.ticketleap.com/oklahoma/ or at the
citizens of Hollis and Brookline are invited to attend a free performance of Oklahoma!
followed by a luncheon with cast. The show will begin at 9:30AM on
Tuesday, March 24th with a snow date of Weds, March 25th. Reservations
are required. Please call Hollis Brookline High School at 465-2269 ext.
106 or email email@example.com.
Friday, March 20 “Spring Fling” field trip to the Currier Museum in
Hollis Woman’s Club Book Group will meet at the Hollis Social Library on Friday, April 10 at 9:45 am.We welcome new members!
Alternative Scholarship application deadline is April 10, 2015.
Hollis Town Band Annual Pops Concert
Sunday, April 12th
Friday, May 1 We will travel to “Heifer Farm” in Rutland, MA (one hour drive)