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Jan 2015 Meeting

Tomorrow is our first meeting of the new year!  The topic is Arts & Crafts and Pat Sims is our chairperson!  Bring in that project you did last year and enter in the contest!

Gathering starts at 12:30 for social time and our meeting will begin at 1pm.  We are located in the Jane Murray Hall of the Congregational Church located at 201 W. University in Orange City, FL.  Come and join a great group of ladies out to make a difference in their community!  Some of our current projects include Colin’s Dream Park, Pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention, Hacienda Girls Ranch, and we are partnered with Orange City Elementary School. Planted750

Dist. 6 Dir. Julia George

Hi Ladies….I hope you all had a good weekend.  I enjoyed seeing many of you at our Report Writing Workshop and I’m sure District 6 will really shine come report time!


I wanted you to know that Carolyn Benton has agreed to take on the Public Issues Chairmanship as well as the International Outreach Chairman role, so make sure to send both CSP reports to her for the District level reporting.  Thanks Carolyn!  We now have someone in each CSP to review all your CSP reports!


We also have the official date for our District Arts and Crafts Competition and meeting–March 13th.  The Woman’s Club of Deland will be hosting.  More details as it gets closer, but make sure to check the website for details (click on the resources tab and scroll down the page).  There have been quite a few changes!


Speaking of the Arts and Crafts, I do not have a District competition chairman so if you would like to help out, drop me a note.


Finally, due to some requests this past Friday, I have attached the most current District 6 Directory (Note from Laura….look on our Members Only Page).  If there is something you need that isn’t in there, let me know.


In the meantime—- Keep Shining!



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GFWC Note from Julia

Hi Ladies… I hope this finds you in good health.  I wanted to send a quick reminder that the registration deadline for the Report Writing workshop is tomorrow.  I am developing opportunities for you to get some of your reporting well underway at the workshop, so bring your questions and your experiences.  We’ll all help each other create even better reports than last year.


Also remember that the registration for our Annual District meeting is coming up. There is an official form for you to use, indicating your voting delegates and other attendees.  Let me know if you can join me and our GFWC FL President Carole Weaver and GFWC FL 1st Vice President Sharon Oliphant to a no-host dinner the night before (Nov 10th).


I look forward to seeing you and your club representatives at each of these District meetings.


Kept shining your light….


Living up to Our Name

JoanLaFleurWe have, yet again, done our part to improve Orange City. A huge thank you to all of you who wrote or called County Council members in support of Orange City’s Community Redevelopment Area (CRA). At the meeting on June 19, they passed a resolution to go forward with it. Nineteen people spoke in favor of the Orange City CRA, and although the County lawyer and Council Member Pat Northey tried hard to find things wrong with wording in the resolution, they voted—6 to 1 in favor. Yes indeed, even Pat Northey and Pat Patterson voted for it. How about that??!!! Participation counts!!  Author Joan LaFleur

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