From the President's Desk


 A Message from Your Co-Presidents
Robert Brian wrote,
"The purpose of life is a life of purpose."
With that in mind I'd like to tell you how excited I am to be working with my exceptionally, experienced and talented co-president; and the dedicated, amazing and determined group of women who’ve agreed to be your Board next year.
As we begin 2017-18, many of you have given us your suggestions and ideas which means you’re all excited about starting the new year with new energy and new opportunities! We’ve heard about your speaker ideas and are lining up a dynamic schedule, our fundraising will actually BE fun and allow AWC to continue its longstanding gifts to its community, the other activities (book clubs, golf, Mahj Jongg, hiking, dinner, etc.) all have shown SO much interest that our Club is sure to be a hive of activity with something for all.
The Org Chart is complete and we thank you ALL for being so willing to positively respond when we asked. What’s new – you’ll see soon – is we’ve listed ‘everything’ you expressed having interest so the leads will have a foundation to develop their areas. We commend you for having so many interests!!!
We both welcome more of your ideas and are always available to hear what’s new! And we look forward to an exciting productive and fun filled year.
Cheers!  Darcy (and Nancy, too), Co-Presidents – 2017-18
P.S. from Nancy – I TOO am thrilled to be ‘co-ing’ with Darcy – we’ve already had lots of giggles and with all tasks being halved, it makes it just that much more fun. Hope to see you all at the Installation Luncheon on June 14th!

VESTIA – Packback donations!
Remember now’s the time to get great bargains on school supplies/backpacks and be ready to help needy children! Or give to AWC (write “school supplies” on your tax deductible check, mail to POB 151, Alamo). Stay tuned to hear from Diane Leventhal about when/where to drop off and when we’ll put them together.

eScrip and AmazonSmile!
When you have a spare minute over the summer, please visit for instructions on how to sign up for the eScrip and AmazonSmile programs which provide a percentage of your purchases to AWC coffers. AND best of all, it is at no cost to YOU! Thanks for taking the time!

Let’s get it rolling!
AWC’s New Gourmet Dinner Group!
Lynn Eager is gathering all those interested in forming next year’s Gourmet Dinner Group – please stay around for a few minutes immediately following the June 14 Installation Luncheon so we can come up with how and when we’ll kick off this new section.No pressures – just fun!

The District Division of Greater Federation of Women’s Clubs annually presents categorized awards for the good works each Club accomplishes. AWC (or YOU!) received these medium-sized club acknowledgements:
  Women’s History & Resource - 2nd place – For 100th Anniversary Celebration/Fashions through the Century
  Fundraising - 3rd place - Authors’ Faire, Macy’s Fashion Show, Crab Feed 2016
  Advocates for Children - 1st place – George Mark Children’s House-Quilt Project & Pumpkin Day, VESTIA-Backpacks,       
      Youth Homes – Life Skills Classes, Christmas Gifts of handmade hats and blankets, jewelry project/scholarships
  Arts – 3rd Place – good works of the Club!