WCCS IN 2017 – IT WAS A GOOD YEAR, A VERY GOOD YEAR!!!

JANUARY 2017 – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The Woman’s Club of Colorado Springs started the year right… happy and healthy with a Zumba class under the inspiring and stimulating guidance of our lovely instructor.

 

FEBRUARY 2017 – It’s a party! Bunco party.

A truly fun-filled afternoon as members and guests met, chatted, and dined together on a luscious assortment of homemade salads and desserts.

Then, things got “serious” after lunch when several seasoned, savvy women teamed up to roll the dice through three rounds of Bunco.

We never did figure out if we were all playing by the same rules, but no matter—there was latitude and laughter aplenty to help smooth out the bumps!

In just one get-together, WCCS club members and friends collected 284 household and personal items for Partners in Housing.  Donating these basic necessities is one simple, but effective way in which we can help program partners make ends meet on a very tight budget.

Some high rollers took home the winners’ gifts,  but the main prize was shared by all—a play day, a getting-to-know-you day, and a service day rolled into one fun-filled affair.

 

MARCH 2017 – A lovely time for fellowship, fun get-together and giving.

Club members assembled at Colorado College armed with irons, sewing machines, colorful material, lots of fluffy stuffing, good humor, a great attitude, and a shared mission to make comfort pillows for breast cancer patients.

 

APRIL 2017 – Preventing child abuse is one of our many goals.

Each April The Woman’s Club of Colorado Springs joins the National Pinwheels for Prevention campaign by “planting” pinwheel gardens throughout the community to bring about child abuse awareness.

This project is also part of the Not One More Child Coalition created by Commissioner Sallie Clark and District Attorney Dan May as a way to unite more representatives and organizations to share their goal of preventing child abuse.

 

MAY 2017 – Artwork by local, up-and-coming, young artists!

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The Woman’s Club of Colorado Springs is a big supporter of fine arts for children. To honor and encourage the next generation of visual artists, they sponsored an art contest at Bristol Elementary School for the 2016 – 2017 school year.   The young artists worked hard all year and the top pieces were presented to WCCS members for judging.

 

JUNE 2017 – TRIPLE-T PARTY – ‘TINIS, TIARRAS, TAMPONS.

A truly fun afternoon with lots of delectable food, exquisite drinks, exciting shopping experience and loving camaraderie.

All proceeds from this event, such as donations of tampons and other feminine hygiene products, were distributed to various local non-profit organizations like PARTNERS IN HOUSING, A KIDZ HOPE, URBAN PEAK and TESSA.

 

JULY 2017 – It’s National U. S. Postage Stamp Day!

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Throughout the year The Woman’s Club of Colorado Springs’ members clip and save the postage stamps they receive.  The stamps collected by the various women’s clubs in Colorado, that are members of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), are turned in at the Colorado Federation of Women’s Clubs (CFWC) Convention. The stamps are then sorted and sold to collectors. All money raised from the sale of these stamps is donated to the CFWC President’s Project.

 

AUGUST 2017 – Socialize With a Purpose.

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After 5 meeting at The Warehouse

The AFTER 5 GROUP enjoys it’s “socialize with a purpose” get-together. A wonderful time to meet friends (old and new) and be an active part of a group of talented, generous, fun-loving women.

 

SEPTEMBER 2017 – We love our seniors.

Golden Circle Nutrition Program; Volunteer Week - Golden Circle Nutrition Program; WCCS in 2017

Among our many joyful community activities is serving senior lunches at Acacia.

 

OCTOBER 2017 – IN THE NAME OF FASHION – A fun and entertaining afternoon.

On Wednesday, October 25, 2017 THE WOMAN’S CLUB OF COLORADO SPRINGS held its annual Fundraiser Luncheon at Colorado College’s historic Bemis Hall. One hundred twelve members and guests enjoyed the In the Name of Fashion themed event.

Babette (played by the award-winning actress, Birgitta De Pree, from the Millibo Art Theatre) had the audience laughing hysterically with a pantomime demonstrating what women do to get ready for the day.

Attendees also got a glimpse of what our foremothers did In the Name of Fashion as a WCCS model was dressed, layer by layer, in a costume graciously provided by GFWC Colorado State President-Elect, Theresa Rudder, from the GFWC Woman’s Citizenship Club. Dressing was a multi-person job as it was nearly impossible to bend or twist once the corset was on. This required putting shoes and stockings on first!

The annual WCCS Fundraiser Luncheon would not be complete without our amazing Opportunity Baskets. Several attendees were lucky enough to take one of the 23 baskets home!

 

NOVEMBER 2017 – PECAN SAMPLING OPEN HOUSE was a great success.

Pecan Sampling Open House Pecan Sampling Open House

Friends met and enjoyed while sampling tempting treats made with the fresh Mascot pecans that WCCS was selling.

Another fun fund-raising activity.

 

DECEMBER 2017 – MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Ugly Ornament Exchange

What can be more fun than celebrating with friends and great food, then exchanging and vying for the most coveted title of the “Ugliest Christmas Ornament?”

 

 

 

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