GWFC Hendersonville Woman's Club - General Federated Woman's Club

Highlights 2007-2008

Bobbie Schorsten was President. 

The year began with heart and an eagerness to continue on-going projects and anticipation of new endeavors. Our first internet survey was conducted to determine each member’s thoughts about the direction of the club.

 Fall began with members prepared to support the Rotary sponsored Festival by the Lake. Partnering with Skills USA from HHS, our goal was to increase awareness of Special Riders of Sumner. Money was raised through donations, concessions and Skills USA members spray coloring hair and face and pumpkin painting.

Next came preparation for the “Wild West Casino Night” on November 3. Tickets at $50, food, entertainment, casino gaming, auctions, an original painting and even, a mechanical bull helped raise funds for our Community Improvement Project - Special Riders of Sumner. As a result we were able to present Christi Carter with a check for $16,000! Our 2 year project netted 1176 hrs. $2,450 of “in-kind” donations and $23, 537!

The holidays brought the annual Christmas party for Community Child Care Services. With the Optimist Club, gift bags for 120 children were part of Christmas that featured photos with Santa and refreshments. December brought the Annual Bake Sale at Rock Castle. That, plus February’s “Mystery Night in Black and White,” provided funds for operating expenses. January meant reporting 214 projects, 16, 120 hours and $73,119 for our community efforts.

 Members voted Lynne Hollingsworth as our Outstanding Club Woman and Rookie of the Year was Nita Baggott. 

In March we hosted the Music City District meeting at Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club. Our own Gigi Chase came to install Lisa Stubbs as district president and Rene Woodward as secretary. The club won several 1st place and 2nd place awards.

The Citywide Talent Gala at HHS provided a venue for 24 acts to showcase their talent. Art scholarships will be provided with proceeds from the event.

Members attended the TN State GFWC Convention held in Manchester, TN. Members voted to include Penny Haag and Rene Woodward in the State Endowment Tribute Book.. 

Fine tuning the By-laws is an on-going project. The club voted to begin a 2 year presidential term beginning in 2010.

New projects included: Homeward Bound, member aprons and planting at Cragfont. Excitement surrounded the 23rd annual fashion show/luncheon and auction. “Fashion Rocks” was held under a tent on the Streets of Indian Lake. Proceeds support scholarships and Faces of Hope.

Relay for Life chose Bon Appetite as its theme. Contacting the Paula Deen’s organization for permission to use “Let’s Find a Cure Y’all” slogan netted an autographed cookbook.

Members built bonds and got to know each other at pool parties, birthday lunches, kick-off parties, planning meetings, friendship ball and by working together. Mentoring new members is an on-going endeavor.

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