Hollis Woman’s Club Newsletter

March 2015


President’s Corner:

 

Greetings Fellow Members;

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.    

Fondly, Kimber Harmon

GFWC NEWS

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

Car 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 venue fees. 

Let’s form a team to walk for Babies at Merrimack Outlet May 5th

Report from Debi Davis, 1st Vice President

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 WaterAid America.

Dues Update

The membership voted at the March meeting to increase dues to $35.00, to help offset the increase made by the state several years ago.

 

 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 jeanne3584@yahoo.com. 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.

Hollis 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.

Applications can be found at www.holliswomansclub.org or contact Danielle Scott dmscott52@gmail.com for more information. The application deadline is April 10, 2015.

HWC Field Trips – March & May

Friday, March 20

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: noreenpolus89@gmail.com for further details.

Friday, May 1  

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 supports.

 

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 noreenpolus89@gmail.com by Wednesday, April 8th if you are interested in joining us for this fun, informative day.

 

Oklahoma!

Hollis 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 door. 

 

The senior 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 debbie.champigny@sau41.org.

 

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 20 “Spring Fling” field trip to the Currier Museum in Manchester

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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