November 2014 Newsletter

WELCOME CLUB OF HENDERSON COUNTY
NOVEMBER 2014
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
The leaves are changing color,
temperatures are dropping, and fall is in
full swing! As the cooler weather settles
in, be sure to recharge with all the
opportunities Welcome Club has in store
for you.
For the first time a Coffee and
Conversation is being combined with an
Annual Meeting. The Historic
Courthouse is the place to be on
October 21 at 10 AM. There will be
yummy food, a short business meeting,
election of officers, and a door prize to
a lucky attendee. I hope you have
RSVP’d to one of our Coffee and
Conversation co-chairs Lorraine or
Ingrid. More details and information
can be found in the October
Newsletter.
Our annual Holiday Luncheon at the
Hendersonville Country Club is slated for
December 5. This final luncheon of the
year provides our members an
opportunity to visit with friends and have
a wonderful lunch, in a festive Holiday
setting. There will be a 50/50 raffle as
well as the installation of officers. Make
your reservation early as there is limited
space and you won’t want to be left
out.
The last Coffee and Conversation for
2014 will be held on December 16 at the
home of Lorraine Greco. Directions and
information are included in this
newsletter. We hope to see you there in
your “Holiday Spirit” wearing your
“Holiday Sweater.“ A gal just doesn’t
have enough places to wear them!
The 2015 New Member and Renewal
application is available in your
newsletter and on our web page. Jan
Hexdall, our Membership Chair, will
have the forms available at the Annual
Meeting. Bring your checkbook and you
can join or renew on the spot. As a
reminder, if you submit your application
by December 31, 2014, your vote will
count for the 2015 Charity of your
choice and your information will be
included in our 2015 membership
booklet.
Your Board held the final New Member
Luncheon for 2014 in September. The
New Members in attendance
appreciated a chance to get to know
the Board members and learn more
about Welcome Club. Your Board
intends to continue the New Member
Luncheons in 2015.
Until December, take care and log in to
www.welcomeclubhc.org
Harriet
The Charity Corner
By Mary Boteilho
NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS
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Kaye Pfromm
Janie Skolnick
Lenore Towe
Sandy Brittain
Leah Cosoi
Barbara Blomerley
Sandy Butler
Dianne Johnson
Jean Kirkland
Sandie Kay
Wilma Pomerantz
Florence Younkin
Judy Arthur
Judy McDonald
Barbara Ehrlich
Sue Kaplan
Barbara Patton
Judith Beller
Vicky Lieber
Susan Snowden
Patricia MacDuff
Corinne Maier
Elizabeth Stover
Suzanne Green
Marcia Hecht
Gerry Schroer
Legare Head
Barbara Andrews
As we near the end of 2014, it has been a
great pleasure in getting to know another
local Charity and providing financial
assistance to Feed The Kids Coalition. As of
the end of October, our total combined
financial and in-kind gifts total $ 2,435.00.
Due to Welcome Club's efforts in providing
books, original CD's and VHS tapes, a check
in the amount of $ 79.46 was presented to
FTKC from Books For Good.
Welcome Club will continue to collect
books, original CD's and VHS tapes at our
combined Coffee & Conversation and
Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 21st
and our Holiday Luncheon on December
5th. PLEASE remember to bring your
donations to the final two events for 2014. A
collection box will be available for your
donations. This is such as easy way for each
of us to contribute to the financial success of
Feed The Kids Coalition. As always, I want
to thank each and every member for their
continued support of our annual Charity.
The slate of Charities for 2015 and a
description of these Charities is found on
your renewal membership application. In
order for your vote to count, you must renew
no later than December 31, 2014.
With 2014 drawing to a close and our club
members prepare for their holiday traditions
and celebrations, "May love and laughter
light your days, and warm your heart and
home. May good and faithful friends be
yours wherever you may roam".......- Irish
Blessing-
WELCOME CLUB
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FORM 2015
AND
NEW MEMBER FORM 2015
Please PRINT all information
Date
First Name
Last Name
Mailing Address
City
Home Phone
State
Zip
Cell Phone
(You may list one or both numbers. If you list both, but have a preference as to
which number WC members should use, please asterisk the preferred number.)
Spouse’s Name
Formerly From
E-Mail
Month/Day of Birth
NEW MEMBERS ONLY
At this time I am interested in:
Boggle
Fun ‘N Games
Book Clubs
Luncheon 8’s
Bridge
Witty Knitters
Canasta
Rummy Q
Coffee & Conversation
Scrabble
Evening Socials
______Mah Jongg ______ Mexican Train Dominoes
______ Hand & Foot
______ Other ______________________________
Please make your selection and vote
for one of the following Charity
Nominations for 2015:
______ Only Hope WNC, Inc.
_____ St. Gerard House
______ The Healing Place
(See descriptions of each nominated
charity following this form.)
ANNUAL DUES for the calendar year are $20.00 per year.
AMOUNT INCLUDED: _______________ CHECK NO. ____________DATE_____________________
NEW MEMBERS ONLY
HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT US?
_____ Friend/Member
_____Welcome Club Brochure
_____Realtor
_____Visitor’s Center
_____Newspaper
_____Other _______________________
Please complete and mail the entire form, along
with your check payable to Welcome Club to:
Jan Hexdall
259 Willow Place Circle
Hendersonville, NC 28739
Phone: 828-696-1724
Email: [email protected]
Nominated Charities for 2015
Only Hope WNC, INC--is a non-profit program which aids the close to 300-350 homeless students in
Henderson County. In 2009 a group of concerned citizens came together for the purpose of fighting against
youth homelessness. Five years later, their passion has grown into a full on assault. Their mission is to promote
the value of education, honor individuality and diversity, nurture respect for self and others and provide hope
for young people in need. Services that are offered include; basic necessities (soap, toothbrush, canned goods),
school supplies (throughout the year), assistance funding (gas for the car, clothing for a job interview, class
dues) and emergency housing. In the event a student is left out in the cold, Only Hope provides temporary
housing for 1-2 nights in a hotel. The long term plan is to build a Dream Home, where homeless teens can
come and feel safe.
St Gerard House--.is a non-profit foundation offering evidence-based treatment for individuals with ASD,
learning disabilities, developmental delays, and behavioral health needs. In addition, they provide training,
consultation, and support for families, educators, institutions, and any others involved with the treatment or care
of these individuals.
St. Gerard House is comprised of a school and resource center for children with autism and their families.
Offering parent and sibling support groups, behavior assessments, nutritional consultation, and training for
parents, educators, and professionals.
The Healing Place--.is a non-profit program providing specialized services in English and Spanish to help men,
women and children of all ages, in Henderson County, recover from sexual violence; including rape, sexual
assault, child sexual abuse. All services are free and confidential and include: Crisis intervention, Hospital
accompaniment, Counseling, Case Management, Court Support, Victims Compensation, Therapeutic
Intervention and as well as a Parenting Series to non-offending parents. The Healing Place manages a 24 hour
crisis hotline. Last year the agency served 1,065 individuals in Henderson County. Forty-one percent were
children and 59 percent were adults. Of the individuals served last year, 97% of the victims knew their offender.
The Healing Place has seen a 50% increase in the need for their services in just four years.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ANY OF THE
FOLLOWING?
BOWLING
BRIDGE
BRUNCHES AND LUNCHES
BUNCO(BUNKO)
MAH JONGG
COUPLES PINOCHLE
TENNIS
OTHERS ARE TOO!!
CONTACT SHARON MCGREEVY
TO FIND OUT HOW TO START A GROUP TO MEET YOUR INTERESTS!
697-0977
[email protected]
BOGGLE
GROUP
Third Tuesday
Third Thursday
CHAIR
Vicky Lieber, 890-3408
[email protected]
Linda Holt, 698-6670
HOSTESS
Ace Hardware/Cuppys
Linda Holt
DATE/TIME
18 Nov 2014
1:30 pm
20 Nov 2014
1:30pm
The third Tuesday Boggle groups wants to remind you that they are welcoming new players!
Even if you haven’t played before, Boggle is easy to learn and fun to play. Give Vicki a call
and join in the fun.
GROUP
CHAIR
HOSTESS
DATE/TIME
Second Tuesday
Book Bugs
Sue Hatch
890-0151
Betsy Tibbs
11 Nov 2014
10:00 am
Ladies of the
Evening Book
Club
Rose Marie Puncke,
777-6832
Rose Marie
Puncke
10 Nov 2014
7:00 pm
Page Turners
Book Club
Jan Scott
230-4039
Fran Friedman
13 Nov 2014
1:30 pm
Blue Ridge
Readers
Betsy Robson
595-4958
Patricia Shub
954-208-4600
Jan Kaiser, 973-2196205
[email protected]
Betsy Robson
19 Nov 2014
1:30 pm
10 Nov 2014
1:00 pm
12 Nov 2014
1:30 pm
Ravenous
Readers
Rambling
Readers
Sharon
McGreevy
Barbara
Andrews
BOOK/AUTHOR
To Kill a
Mockingbird
Harper Lee
Museum of
Extraordinary
Things
Alice Hoffman
The House at
Tyneforde
Natasha Solomons
Planning Meeting
Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell
TBD
BRIDGE
CHAIR
Harriet Stafford, 697-3318
HOSTESS
Plays once a month in member’s homes
HOLIDAY COFFEE AND CONVERSATION
The December Coffee and Conversation will be the last one for 2014
and will be held at the home of Lorraine Greco.
DATE:
TIME:
PLACE:
RSVP:
Tuesday, December 16
10:00 am
The home of Lorraine Greco
No later than 14 December to either Ingrid
Mahler (693-0396) or Lorraine Greco (693-8281)
Co-Hostesses:
Lucy Cumston, Rosemary Gess, Rita Klein, and
Lenore Towe
Post Office
Directions to Lorraine’s home: Address: 3 Shadow Brook Drive, Flat Rock, 28731.
From downtown Hendersonville, take 225 south towards Flat Rock Playhouse. Once
you pass Kenmure, travel 1.2 more miles. Entrance to Shadow Brook will be on your
left. If you reach Cobblestone Village or the Zirconia Post Office, you have missed
the turn off. Once you are in Shadow Brook, Lorraine’s home is on your left at 3
Shadow Brook Drive. You can park in the driveway or on Shadow Brook. If you
park on Shadow Brook, please be sure that you do not BLOCK ANY DRIVEWAYS.
FUN ‘N GAMES
CHAIR
Lynne Stafford, 696-1581
HOSTESS
DATE/TIME
Does not meet Nov/Dec/Jan
HAND AND FOOT
CHAIR
Lenore Towe, 435-1184
HOSTESS
DATE/TIME
Please contact Lenore
Ace Hardware, Cuppy’s
TBA 12:30pm
LUNCHEON 8’S
CHAIR
HOSTESS
DATE
Terri Gibson, 699-5502
Terri Gibson
4 Nov
MAH JONGG
CHAIR
HOSTESS
DATE/TIME
Lenore Towe, 435-1184
Lenore Towe
Every Tuesday, 12:30pm
Mary Boteilho 595-2769
Rotates each week
Every Monday, 1:00 pm
Kaye Pfromm, 595-9059
First & Third Monday,
MEXICAN TRAIN
CHAIR
LOCATION
DATE/TIME
Michele Hyde, 237-2040
Ace Hardware, Cuppy’s
7 Nov 2014, 1:00 pm
RUMMY Q
CHAIR
LOCATION
DATE/TIME
Nancy Chiarenza,
[email protected]
Nancy Chiarenza
Ace Hardware, Cuppy’s
14 Nov 2014, 1:00 pm
Ace Hardware, Cuppy’s
21 Nov 2014, 1:00 pm
CHAIR
HOSTESS
DATE/TIME
Sharon McGreevy, 697-0977
Clubhouse at the Oaks
4 Nov 2014, 1:30 pm
NOTE: Please let Sharon know if
You will be attending or not
WITTY KNITTERS
CHAIR
Rhoda Galvani, 551-4679
HOSTESS
DATE/TIME
No meeting in Nov
MEMBERSHIP NEWS
Membership VP: Jan Hexdall, 696-1724, [email protected]
Please make the following addition to your membership directory:
Linn Parris (Douglas)
4925 Pinnacle Mountain Road
Zirconia, NC 28790
828-595-2408
DOB: 22 August
Formerly: FL
[email protected]
SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP CLARIFICATION NOTE:
We currently have 168 members and we have many with the same, or similar
first names – which isn’t surprising for a group of 168 women! We have 9 Nancy’s,
9 Sue’s or Susan’s, 8 Barbara’s, 7 Linda’s and even 5 Betsy’s! But, for the first time
in our history, we have two women with both first and last names the same!!
In order to minimize the confusion that may result from this unusual situation, the
following repitition of these two members information is provided for your clarification.
Barbara Andrews
260 Sugar Hollow Road
Hendersonville, NC 28739
Home: 697-0833
Cell: 230-8954
Spouse: Don
DOB: 30 Nov
Formerly: KS
[email protected]
Barbara Andrews
800 Summit Farm Lane
Hendersonville, NC 28739
Home: 891-1985
Cell: 699-0500
Spouse: Robert
DOB: 11 Jan
Formerly: OR
[email protected]
NOVEMBER 2014
SUN
MON
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END OF
DAYLIGHT
SAVINGS
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23
3
Mah
Jongg (2)
10
Book Club
(2)
Mah
Jongg
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Mah
Jongg (2)
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Mah
Jongg
TUE
WED
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THUR
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FRI
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Mexican Train
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Book
Club
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Book Club
Rummy Q
VETERANS
DAY
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Boggle
Mah Jongg
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Book
Club
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20
Boggle
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Rummy Q
27
Mah Jongg
THANKSGIVING
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8
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Luncheon 8
Mah Jongg
Scrabble
Book Club
Mah Jongg
SAT
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