ESWC Club Meeting – August 27, 2019 – 6:30pm
Yolanda Milliken, President, by asking Diane Leeds, Treasurer, for a treasurer report. Diane gave the report: $905 in checking, $472 in savings and this includes $200 donated by the East Sacramento Chamber of Commerce. Diane reminded members that she will start collecting dues in January.
Shannon Downs, 2nd VP, provided name tags for all members and we all introduced ourselves to the group. A “Brainstorm Questions” sheet was passed around to encourage members to think of new volunteer opportunities and bring them to the group in future meetings.
Yolanda then led the group in an ice breaker game which was enjoyed by all.
Shannon Downs presented a new volunteer opportunity for Keaton’s Child Cancer Awareness annual Gala on September 28th. She mentioned volunteer sign ups could be made online but also passed around a sign up sheet and said she’d reach out to those interested.
Member Sandy Ferguson spoke up and complimented both the Taste of East Sac event that she and other members volunteered at (and which was organized by member, Serena Marzion) and the “Shoe Over” which replaced the canceled-because-of-weather Walk A Mile in May. She also brought up a volunteer event for Albie Aware. She wasn’t certain of the date but Serena spoke up to say she knew all about the event and it was September 7 and she would collect volunteers. A sign-up sheet was passed around.
Yolanda then presented the ESWC Tentative Calendar 2019-2020 for review
September 24 – Mixer at the Shack. Members are encouraged to bring a friend. Maureen Dana will bring pictures to display. Rose Moxley said she has invited Beth Lesen of the Sac State Student Emergency fund to help announce that they are the beneficiary of the Club’s spring fundraiser.
October 6 – KVIE Art Auction – Shannon R. is coordinating
October 19 – Project Birthday – Sandy F. is coordinating. Yolanda suggested this be a “friend and family” event where non-members could participate. Shannon seconded the motion and the club all voted “yes”.
October 29 (corrected from October 22) – Club Meeting. Yolanda called for a speaker and it was agreed that Beth Lesen from Sac State would be best. Rose said she would reach out to Beth.
November 10 – Run the Parkway or California International Marathon (CIM)? Marianne is coordinating. The group discussed which event was best and it was acknowledged the CIM requires a lot of volunteers that can commit. Marianne will send out a sign up request for both events and see what interest there is before we decide.
November 19 – General Club meeting
November 23 – Run to Feed the Hungry – Yolanda is coordinating
December 8 – CIM?
December 10 – Holiday Mixer at Luigi’s
January 20 – 50 Bikes for 50 Kids – Abbey Stumpf is coordinating. Yolanda confirmed that the Club had already voted to make this a “friends and family” activity.
January 28 – General Meeting. It was discussed that the January meeting is not usually well attended and is not a good month for a guest speaker.
February 8 – Food Bank – the event is 9am to 1pm at the Bell St location and Marianne is coordinating
February 25 – Game Night/Movie Night at Clubhouse 56. We will discuss details later including which movie. Yolanda suggested Mama Mia.
March ? – yet-to-be-named volunteer event
March 24 – General Meeting. A speaker was encouraged and Shannon D. said she would invite someone from Keaton’s Child Cancer Awareness. Marianne then brought up we would need the March meeting to finalize the spring fundraiser so April would be better for a speaker. All agreed.
April 19th or 26th – Spring Fundraiser AKA Sip, Savor, Support – Rose Moxley is committee chair
April 28th – General Meeting with speaker. Last meeting of the season.
May – Girls on the Run – Tamara is coordinating, Walk a Mile – Diane and Maureen are coordinating. No club meeting
June 18 – End of Season Celebration. Later in June to avoid school graduation schedule conflicts
July – Taste of East Sac. Serena will announce the date when set.
Abbey Stumpf then discussed the ESWC Website – beautifully developed by member Sue Lerdahl – and gave a handout with instructions for adding a volunteer event to the calendar. Abbey and Sue offered to stay after the meeting to answer any questions about this process.
Rose Moxley – the committee chair – gave a report on the Spring Fundraiser.
Yolanda stated T-shirts will be ordered for each club member and will be paid for by the club. She passed around samples and it was agreed that the color would be lavender with our logo. A sheet was passed around for each member to state their size.
It was brought up that we should do a better job counting volunteer hours. Marianne will keep count and asked for members to report hours to her.
East Sacramento Women’s Club (ESWC) is an affiliate of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. The ESWC is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.