We celebrated Fall with an evening at Fino restaurant in Allendale. Members enjoyed a delicious dinner, lively conversation, and camaraderie. Our evening out coincided with Evelyn’s birthday–so we had even more to celebrate!
The Woman’s Club hosted a dessert reception for senior citizens prior to the Cavallini School Theater Club performance of The Addams Family. The performance had been re-scheduled due to yesterday’s snow storm, but the show went on thanks to today’s sunshine and melting snow. Club members baked, served, and shared the anticipation of family members and friends who were excited to see the children perform.
We have completed our first Blizzard Bag Project!
Thanks to generous donations from Inserra Shop Rite in Ramsey, and the help of members and Girl Scout Volunteers, we assembled and packed emergency food ingredients in 50 Blizzard Bags. We filled three members’ cars with bags to be delivered to homebound seniors in town by Meals on Wheels, our Police, Ambulance Corps, and Fire Department as they see need. We hope that, through our efforts, these seniors will feel more secure during winter weather.
Our Heart Health Seminar on January 24th was a great event! Over 100 women came to Old Stone Church Fellowship Hall to hear Dr. Benita Burke, Medical Director of Valley Medical Group’s Heart Care for Women, discuss preventative measures we can all take to avoid heart disease, as well as signs and symptoms of heart attacks in women.
Dr. Burke was accompanied by Deb Rath RN, BSN, Director of Valley’s free Thrive Program, who explained the “health program with a fun twist,” and offered attendees the opportunity to sign up for a free comprehensive cardiovascular screening.
Jon Goldstein of B&M Market in Park Ridge generously donated and served samples of heart healthy foods, and gave information about healthy, pre-portioned prepared take-out meals available at his market. Jon also donated 25 gift cards to attendees. The evening was organized by our club’s Health and Wellness Chair, Carol Shulman, who is a Health Coach in Integrative Nutrition.
Last night’s Plant and Sip Fundraiser was wonderful! Many thanks to our Fundraising Chairs, Jeanine, Diana, and Des who organized everything, to Catherine, the greenhouse manager from Abma’s Farm who taught us how to plant our succulent terrariums with such energy and advice, to Jonathan from B&M Market in Park Ridge who donated all the food for the evening and stayed to explain his delicious offerings, to Savvy Chic jewelry who treated us to a display of their beautiful and well-priced jewelry and donated a portion of their sales to the club, and to our members and guests who nibbled, laughed, sipped, and planted together and left with a beautiful terrarium. We appreciated all of your support!
It’s the final countdown! Reservations for our Plant and Sip Fundraiser close at midnight tonight. There will be no walk-ins at the door–so hurry! Reserve your spot with Des–firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $40 a single ticket, $280 to reserve a table of 8. Checks for this Thursday’s BYOB event at 7pm at Old Stone Church Education Building made out to The Woman’s Club of USR. Proceeds go to support our town service organizations and our charitable causes. Make a stunning succulent terrarium, help us make a difference for others, and have fun with friends! Reserve now!
On Tuesday, March 7th, we were delighted to honor the winners in our 31st annual Poetry and Essay Contest. The students read their winning entries to an audience of family members, teachers, principals, and club members. Dr. Monica Browne, Superintendent of Upper Saddle River Schools, spoke of the excellence of the students’ entries and of our club’s long standing support of writing in the schools. She awarded each student with a congratulatory letter from the Board of Education. Jennifer Kenny, Club Education and Contest Chair, awarded Certificates and Barnes and Noble Gift Cards to the winners on behalf of our club. The students’ work will be on display at the Upper Saddle River Library for the next two months. Winners names will also be engraved on the plaques in the schools. Congratulations to the winners–and to all those students who entered the 2017 contest!