The Antiques and Makers Fair is our major fundraising event. For almost 50 years, this event has been a part of Autumn Glory weekend.
Warm the Children is a national initiative that benefits our local community. We work with the county schools, Dept of Social Services and the local newspaper to purchase warm clothing for families in need. Members notify selected families and take them shopping at our local Wal-Mart.
Our March meeting is when local non-profit organizations present their funding requests to members, who then vote on how to allocate the money we give away. In addition to this, we fund three scholarships for Garrett County students. We have also pledged funds for the building of an ICU room at the hospital and the new Performing Arts Center at Garrett College.
All work and no play? What kind of club would ask for that? Yes we work but we really DO have fun doing it!
Each year an outstanding Club woman is named Woman of the Year. She is chosen by the three previous WOTY based on her contributions to the club and community. The announcement is made at the annual holiday party at the end of the year. In 2018 we named two WOTY- Marilyn Ruymann and Judi Merriman
Four times a year, the craft group makes 360 'tray favors' for clients and residents of local assisted living, nursing homes, Meals on Wheels and residential schools. The favors reflect a holiday season and are cherished by recipients. The group meets two (sometimes three) Thursdays a month to get the favors made. It's a great way to get to know each other and make new friends while having fun being artistic. No creative experience necessary - if you can use scissors and a glue gun/stick, you will be able to make a favor.
The book club meets from January through October at a local restaurant (third Friday) to plan reading material and discuss the current book selection. Members rate the books on a 1 to 5 scale.
Monthly meetings always result in stimulating discussions with special emphasis on how readers related to the book’s characters.