It was bright, chilly November day for our luncheon where our program honored Native American History Month Irene Grass gave the Thought for the Day A reading of the poem Amazing Life
Heather Aits, Food and Beverage Manager, gave a brief tutorial about using the HOA website to make reservations. She gave some valuable tips for making sure your reservation has been completed.
Nathan MacDonald from the Prince William County Department of Historic Preservation entertained us with information about Native American history in our area. Alan Stanz, a musician and expert flautist, performed and informed us about the early Native American flutes, and those used today.
We conducted our raffle and are pleased to announced our lucky winners: Louise Worley, Sheryl Solow, Mary Jo Rigby, Joan Hughes, Heather Cohen, and Pat Valle.
Thanks to all who support the raffle each month. It makes a huge difference in a student's future.
October 7, 2021 Luncheon
Our second luncheon of the season was festively decorated and enjoyed by many of our members. They thoroughly enjoyed our speaker, Andrew Mills, author of Haunting Prince William County. Andrew is a TV host of Destination America and a tour guide for Mount Vernon. Andrew talked about the ghosts at Chapman’s Mill, The Winery at La Grange, and the Monster of Independent Hill.
Pat Valle, Community Services Committee VP, gave us a run down of upcoming projects. October 19, 2021 - Coats for Kids October 29, 2021 - Blood Drive November - Gift cards from grocery stores for Haymarket Regional Food Pantry to supplement fresh meat and vegetables for holiday meals.
Fund Raising Committee VP, Mary Eichelberger reported on the Oktoberfest. The sold-out event raised $3500 for Boxes of Basics. December 12 is the date for the Sweet Shop to be held at Liz Anderson’s home April 28 is the date set for the Golf Tournament.
Our Scholarship Raffle winners were: Darcee Trigger; Thelma Kenney; Janice MacDonald; Sandi McNickle; Joyce Eliassen; Sharon Goodson; Carol Hobday; Paula Street; Jean Jones; Rebecca Johnson; Joan Hughes; and Patti Sommers. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who purchased tickets!
Photos by Joanne Burger
Oktoberfest! Our Oktoberfest fundraiser was an enormous success and enormous fun! This was due to the dedicated work of the RWC Fundraising Committee and their hard working recruits. The totals aren't all in yet, but we hope to exceed our goal of $3000 for Boxes of Basics, this year's charity. The decorations, band, food, free beer, raffles, and the “Masskrugstemmen” contest, made the evening one to remember. Congratulations to Peggy Curley and Bob Converse for winning the Masskrugstemmen contest! Please enjoy the slideshow - it says more than words ever could.
September 2, 2021 Luncheon
A perfectly beautiful September day welcomed our first luncheon of the 2021-2022 season. Our Executive VP, Nancy Converse, greeted new and returning members, and called for a moment of silence in memory of those we have lost over the past year. Sheryl Solow presented the Thought for the Day reading a poem she wrote during the period of isolation. It was entitled "Brilliantly Resilient". Our program featured Jaime McArdle, a very talented violinist who entertained us with her stories and beautiful playing.
Joanne Burger, Community Services Committee Alternate, gave us a run down of upcoming projects. October 19, 2021 - Coats for Kids October 29, 2021 - Blood Drive November - Gift cards from grocery stores for Haymarket Regional Food Pantry to supplement fresh meat and vegetable for holiday meals.
Mary Howell, Fundraising Alternate, told us about upcoming fundraising opportunities! The Oktoberfest slated for September 22, 2021, was sold out in a week! December 12, 2021 will offer a Sweet Shoppe at Liz Anderson's home. April 28, 2022 will bring the return of the very popular RWC Golf Tournament!
Mary conducted the raffle that benefits our scholarship fund. The lucky winners were: Darcee Trigger, Donna Maynard, Joan Matochik, Jean Jones, JoAnn Chastulik, Liz Anderson, Sue Bavis, Donna Jones, Nancy Converse, Joan Lipera, and Laura Fedewa! Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all who continue to support this important scholarship. It makes a definite difference in the students' futures!
Photographers: Gini Kelly and Lee Lipscomb
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