Christ Child Society of Geauga County

Christ Child Society of Geauga County
“Nothing is ever too much to do for a
child.”
Mary Virginia Merrick
Dear Christ Child Members,
Presidents letter, by Janet Kramarz
Happy New Year to all and thanks to all who came to our January 27, 2015 meeting.
Kathy Penko, treasurer, reported on the financial activity from 11/1/2014 to
12/31/14. The beginning balance was $35,213.81. Our income was $6,910.04. Our
expenses were $6,770.69. Our ending balance was $35,353.16.
Barbara Matejka delivered 51 layettes and we have 20 layettes in storage.
The next sew in will be February 18, 2015 at the Munson Fire Station on Auburn
Road. There will be no sew in for March.
Thanks to all who volunteered for Meals on Wheels for April, May and June.
Eileen Zavarella asks for a volunteer to be our historian and Pat Gant volunteered.
Laura Anfang delivered diapers and formula to Birthright in Chardon.
Karen Blaha provided information and forms for our 25th annual Red Wagon Luncheon to be held on April 25, 2015 at St. Noel’s, 35200 Chardon Road, Willoughby
Hills. Karen said we should all invite 4 new people. People like to be asked and
they want to help. Use the donation letter with the donation so we can give recognition to the donor. It would also be beneficial to get more ads from businesses. All
forms and letters will be attached to the newsletter.
January 2015
Newsletter
OFFICERS
2014-2016
JANET KRAMARZ
President
PENNY D’ANGELO
First Vice President
PAT GANT
Second Vice President
ROSE STEVENS
Recording Secretary
JOYCE VIELAND
Corresponding Secretary
KATHY PENKO
Treasurer
Our next meeting will be at 1 pm at Notre Dame in Chardon on February 24, 2015.
Check out the wish list for the Basement Group etc. for the luncheon. Gift items may
be brought to the February and March meetings or directly to Karen Blaha.
Outreach
Representatives
Mary Virginia Merrick Award will be presented this year to one of our Christ Child
Members. Start thinking of who you might like to nominate for this award.
Layettes:
Barbara Matejka
My Bag:
MaryJo Viola
Request Review:
Judy Benda
Meals on Wheels:
Barbara Matejka
Lazy Eye Screening:
Pat McHenry
All of us spend time for Christ Child and now I need you to estimate the number of
hours you have worked for our Geauga County Christ Child this last year: 2014 . So
count up all the meetings you have attended and all of the other time and let me
know as soon as possible. Either email me at [email protected] or call me at
440-781-7660 ASAP.
Thanks.
“Nothing is ever too much to do for a child”
Mary Virginia Merrick
Prayer Requests:
Marianne Walsh
Denise Shively
Amanda Rubal Overton
Robert Stojetz
Shelly-Daughter of Linda Stojetz
Robbie McGeenen-Nephew of Penny D’Angelo
Judy Brancel
Bob Steckley-Nephew of Gerry
Jeff Faehnle
Mother of Rose Stevens
Child’s prayer-from Pat Gant
Christ Child Meeting
Highlights
January 2015
Barb Matejka delivered 51 layettes and we have 20 layettes in
storage.
Next sew-in: 2/18/2015 at Munson Fire Station
No sew-in in March
Pat Gant volunteered to be our historian
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22
23
25
25
27
30
30
31
JANUARY
Nancy Fraser
Sheila Powers
Mary Madigan
Gerry Steckley
Jennifer Toth
Barb Matejka
RoseMarie Gattozzi
MaryJo Viola
Louise Brick
Laura Anfang delivered diapers & formula was delivered to
Birthright in Chardon
23
FEBRUARY
Sharon Ricci
Please estimate the number of hours you have worked for our
Christ Child this last year. Meetings, travel time, etc. Email me
at [email protected] or call: 440-781-7660.
4
19
20
26
29
MARCH
Jackie Antonacci
Barb Galloway
Kathleen Frania
Phyllis Koach
Paulette Howell
Karen Blaha provided information and forms for our 25th Red
Wagon Luncheon to be held 4/25/2015 at St. Noel's, 35200
Chardon Road, Willoughby Hills. Please invite 4 new people.
Use the donation letter so we can recognize the donor
Get more ads from businesses
Think about who you would nominate for the Mary Virginia Merrick Award for this year.
MY BAG SHOPPING LIST
Create it your way
“Faith is not without worry
or care, but faith is fear that
has said a prayer”
All clothing items will be purchased by Our Chapter. This year’s
budget provided an increase for that need.
Coloring Books, crayons, pencils, school paper,
small stuffed animals and travel size toiletries
will still be gratefully
appreciated.
Thank you
All Occasion Cards
The All Occasion Card is a considerate way to
send a donation to the Christ Child Society in
memory or in honor of friends and relatives.
Cards are available from Judy Benda
286-4261 and a form is included in the
Newsletter.
Memory Of
Kathy Guhde
From: Adam Groh
Mike and Barb Matejka
Betty Blake
From: M/M James O’Brien
Marlene Gluvna
Marlo and Rose Termini
Robert Anfang
From: Janet Kramarz
Frank Basile
From: Janet Kramarz
For Your Information………………...
MEAL DELIVERY:
Barb Matejka can always use help with meal deliveries. If
you’re able to deliver please give her a call, 286-9426.
NAME TAGS:
If you need a new name tag, contact Linda Toth
Layettes 2014-2015
Middlefield Care Center
Birthright
Chagrin Park Comm
Geauga WIC
Geauga WIC
13
4
12
12
10
Total
51
8-14-14
9-02-14
9-02-14
10/6/14
11/12/14
Layette Fund
MEMORY OF
Kathy Guhde
From: Linda Pollock
Edward and Patricia Gebura
Thomas and Catherine Kenny
Jerry and Kathy Petersen
The Anthony Fuscaldo family
The Douglas Seim family
Betty Blake
From: Raymond Kaliszewski
Rita Frantz
Bill Kenney
Beba Cinquepalmi
Barbara Moore
Wally and Dottie Hayes
Virginia Ivec
Jim and Dottie Caine
Gregory and Susan Wiesler
Fran Divoky
From: Geauga Christ Child Society
Sister JosephMarie
From: Geauga Christ Child Society
Gary Darling:
From: Tom and Judy Benda
The Most Reverend Edward Pevec
From: Geauga Christ Child Society
Tom and Judy Benda
Bob and Linda Toth
In Honor Of
Mary Monasky
From: Gary and Theresa Burling
Donation
Betty Dull
Sheldon and Dr. Pat Firem
Geauga County Chapter Newsletter:
Published 10 times per year. Extra issues available upon request.
Mail information to Judy Stone, P.O. Box 912, Middlefield, OH
44062. All articles for the Newsletter should reach Judy within 7
days of the last business meeting. E-mail Word attachment:
[email protected] and identify as Christ Child news.
The Geauga County Christ Child Society
is a member chapter of:
The National Christ Child Society, Inc.
6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 504
Rockville, MD 20852 — 800-814-2149
E-mail: [email protected]
Christ Child Society of
Geauga County
P.O. Box 1133
Chardon OH 44024
Christ Child Society
Geauga County Chapter
Remembrance Request:
(check appropriate line)
_______ Please send a Remembrance Card to:
(check enclosed / $10.00 suggested donation)
_______ Remembrance Card was sent by me to:
(check enclosed / $10.00 suggested donation)
Please Print
Name ___________________________________
Address ________________________________
City /State /Zip ___________________________
Occasion _______________________________
Requested by:
Name ___________________________________
Phone ___________________________________
Return this form to:
Judy Benda
12220 Fowlers Mill Rd.
Chardon, Ohio 44024
Mark Your Calendars
February
Wednesday, February 18 - Sew-In
No March Sew-In Meeting
Tuesday, February 24 - General Meeting
1:00 pm - Notre Dame
March
Wednesday, March 18 - Sew-in
NO MARCH SEW-IN THIS MONTH
Tuesday, March 24 - General Meeting
7:00 pm - Notre Dame
April
Saturday, April 25 - Red Wagon Luncheon
St. Noel’s, Willoughby
November/December Financial Report
BEGINNING BALANCE
INCOME
Layette Donation
Remembrances
Christmas Party
Dinner
Auction
Dolly and Me Luncheon
Luncheon
Raffle
35,213.81
1,235.00
65.00
1,175.00
238.00
1,413.00
1,888.00
578.00
2,466.00
Provisional Project - Christmas Jars
Reimbursement CC Convention Expenses
Donation
TOTAL INCOME
1,413.00
2,466.00
896.00
385.04
450.00
6,910.04
6,910.04
EXPENSES
ADMINSTRATIVE
Membership
Storage Unit
Christmas Party
Christmas Party 2015 (deposit, auction)
Provisional Project - Christmas Jars
Dollly and Me Luncheon
Catering Expenses
Miscelleaneous Expenses
Newsletter
COMMUNITY PROJECTS
Layette
Teen bags
Coats for Kids
YEAR-END DONATIONS
Sisters of Notre Dame
DDC Clinic
Deacon Greg Frania
TOTAL EXPENSES
ENDING BALANCE
155.65
810.00
1,212.45
241.21
2,419.31
1,160.10
301.30
1,461.40
193.52
205.65
800.57
1,199.74
500.00
500.00
100.00
1,100.00
2,419.31
563.84
1,461.40
26.40
1,199.74
1,100.00
6,770.69
6,770.69
35,353.16
IT’S RED WAGON LUNCHEON TIME!!!
Greetings Everyone,
Saturday, April 25th is the date of the Red Wagon Luncheon this year. It’s our 25th Luncheon and some of us
still remember working on the first one. No change in location and no change in cost! The luncheon continues
to be the major fundraising activity of our Chapter. Every member can and should be a part of its success.
There are many opportunities to participate and everyone’s participation is key to the event’s success.
Contact your friends about the date and have them mark their calendars. Save the date cards will be
available at the meetings for you to pass on to your friends. Let’s have a record attendance year!
It’s time for EVERYONE, Provisional, Active or Sustaining members, to start gathering items for the auction, soliciting ads for the program, thinking about people to invite and pretty much making the Luncheon a
high priority item. Forms for gifts and program ads will be attached to the next few issues of the newsletter.
Gift items can be brought to the January, February and March meetings or directly to Karen Blaha. Please
remember to use the gift forms for ALL the items you bring in. You may list multiple items from one
donor on the same form.
Our wonderful Basement Group assembles the GIFT BASKETS. If you would like to donate/solicit items
for a theme basket, they will be glad to assemble the items. Ideas: Kitchen Basket, Pet Basket, Garden Basket,
Wine and a hundred other options. Contact Norma Salmon to discuss ideas you may have for a ‘different’
basket.
Wish List: 1. For the Basement Group – Super large (laundry basket) & large (bigger than a bread box) baskets. Didn’t each of us get something for Christmas that we’ll never use…re-gifting is an option here.
What are they looking for? ...... Here’s a helpful list.
1. Wine glasses, cocktail napkins, bar items, cheese boards, wine bottle openers
2. Casserole dishes, serving spoons, bowls, measuring cups and spoons, kitchen towels, mitts
3. Garden items, décor and work gloves, kneeling pads, hand tools, pots
4. Young child items, 2 years and older. Cuddle blankets, books, bubble bath, Thomas the Train, Chugington,
Elmo, etc.
5. Children’s board games, girl’s hair and grooming items, boy truck and cars, 18’doll items
6. Backyard BBQ items
7. Yoga and gym items
8. Beach towels, sun lotions, sand toys, hats, visors
9. Car care items, wash, car soap, towels, car mugs, tire gauge
10. Small appliances, travel clocks, electric and battery operated tools
11. Men’s items, dresser valet, TV remote holder, screwdriver sets, flashlights and batteries
12. Pet supplies
13. Glitzy jewelry
14. DVD’s for family movie nights
15. Christmas party and serving pieces.
NO Christmas decorations this year.
16. No Tea Service items….we have plenty
17. GIFT CARDS…..very popular!
18. And….Re-gifted “YES” – recycled “NO”
All these pieces will come together in wonderful baskets. Get together with a few friends and donate all
the items to make up a theme basket. (NO food items please!)
PROGRAMS ADS bring in additional income and require very little expense to produce. The ads will
need to be solicited and prepared for the Program Book, and the result is pure profit. The ads can be
gathered for businesses or personal use. An extra effort on everyone’s part to get at least one ad will
make a big difference. Ad forms are included in this newsletter and available at the meetings.
Everything that happens at the luncheon needs worker-bees. At the February meeting there will
be a worker sign-up sheet for the day of the luncheon, but for now, the ladies listed below could
use a hand with their jobs. Can you work in any of these areas? Call/email these ladies and offer
to help!
Invitations: (Pam Faehnle) Assembling and addressing.
Publicity: (Mary Madigan) Getting the word out in church bulletins and newspapers
Corporate Solicitation: (Linda Toth) Soliciting community financial support
Reservations: (Jeanette Bussoletti) Receiving, recording, seating and name tags
Program Ads: (Judy Stone, Cathy Rubal) Collecting and preparing the ads
Gift Collection: (Karen Blaha) Receiving, recording and acknowledging auction items
Main Raffle: (Linda Yanko) Distributing, collecting Raffle tickets
Basement Group: (Norma Salmon, Joyce Rodriguez) Basket building
Luncheon Forms and cover letters for gift solicitations and programs ads are
included in this newsletter. PLEASE print the pages and
GOOD LUCK gathering gifts and ads.
There are more parts to the Luncheon that I will contact you about during the next few
months.
Have fun helping to make this years Luncheon a huge success!
Questions: Linda Toth (440-286-9322 or [email protected])
Christ Child Society
Geauga County Chapter
P.O. Box 1133 – Chardon, OH 44024
Red Wagon Luncheon
April 25, 2015
, State Zip
Dear Friend:MM,
The National Christ Child Society, and its affiliate Geauga County Chapter, is a volunteer service organization
of 40 chapters that has been in existence since 1887 when our founder, Servant of God, Mary Virginia Merrick,
professed, “Nothing is ever too much to do for a child”. Since 1978, the Geauga County Chapter has responded to the needs of the disadvantaged, especially children, in our county.
We would like to ask you to consider a donation to our organization by placing an ad in our 25 th annual
Red Wagon Luncheon Program. The luncheon is our leading fund-raising event and last year generous donations from the business community helped to insure the success of our event and the continuation of our service projects. Proceeds from this luncheon have enabled our organization to continue to be a viable service organization helping the children of Geauga County.
Your gift is tax deductible and provides excellent exposure in our event program. Many of our over 300 attendees make an effort to patronize the businesses listed in the program. Your business card or a current ad
would be all that you would need to provide for the ad layout.
Please return the reply form with your donation in the enclosed envelope by April 10th. We can answer any
questions you might have by calling Judy Stone at 440-632-5116. Thank you in advance for your support of
The Christ Child Society of Geauga County.
With best regards,
Janet Kramarz
Janet Kramarz
President
Christ Child Society
Geauga County Chapter
P.O. Box 1133 – Chardon, OH 44024
Red Wagon Luncheon
RECORD OF DONATION
TO BE RETURNED WITH THE DONATION:
Mail or Return to:
Karen Blaha
9750 Fox Meadow Lane
Chardon, OH 44024
440-286-1617
[email protected]
DONOR NAME:
ADDRESS:
PHONE NUMBER:
ITEM TYPE: _____ Gift
_____ Gift Certificate
_____ Cash
VALUE _______
DESCRIPTION OF ITEM:
Signature of Donor: ________________________ Date: _____________________
Solicitor: _________________________________
---------------------------------------------------cut here------------------------------------------------FOR DONOR’S RECORDS:
Solicitor: ____________________________
Received by the Christ Child Society, Geauga County Chapter from:
Donor’s Name _________________________________ Date: _________________
Business Name _______________________________________________________
Item: ________________________________________ Value: ________________
The Geauga County Chapter of the Christ Child Society is a non-profit organization within the
jurisdiction of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, and as such is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization.
No goods or services were provided to the donor in exchange for this contribution.
Tax Identification # 34-0821251
Helping Geauga County Children Since 1978
The Geauga County Chapter of the
National Christ Child Society
25th Annual
Red Wagon Luncheon
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - St. Noel Party Center
Luncheon Program Ads
Program book size – 5.5 in. by 8.5 in. / Black & White
Full page - $100.00 / Half Page - $50.00
Quarter Page - $25.00
Please attach a business card, preferred ad and complete the rest of the form.
Please Print Clearly – Return in the enclosed envelope
Contact Name _____________________________________ Contact Phone (____) ___________________
Ad Size: Full Page ____ Half Page ____ Quarter Page ____ Amount Enclosed ____________________
Business Name _________________________________________________________________________
Complete this lower portion if you would like us to create an ad for you:
Name(s) to be included in Ad ______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________
Address to be used in Ad ___________________________________________ City _________________
Phone number(s) to be used in Ad (_____)_________________________(_____) ____________________
Additional Text to be included in Ad ________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________
Special requests for the Ad: _______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________
If enclosing a business card, DO NOT staple the card to this form.
Please return this form along with your payment in the envelope provided by April 10, 2015
to guarantee publication in the program. Questions? Judy Stone: 440-632-5116.
Thank you for your support.
The Geauga County Chapter of the Christ Child Society is a non-profit organization within the
jurisdiction of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, and as such is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization.
No goods or services were provided to the donor in exchange for this contribution.
Tax Identification # 34-0821251
Helping Geauga County Children Since 1978
Christ Child Society – Geauga County Chapter
Reimbursement Request Form
Date: _________________________________________________________________________________________
Member Name: ______________________________________________________________________________
Member Address: ___________________________________________________________________________
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Program/Commitment: ____________________________________________________________________
Receipt Description & Amount:
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Total Reimbursement Requested: _________________________________________________________
Member Signature: __________________________________________________________________________
* Please tape receipt(s) to back of form
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