Update and Details on Women Honoring Women
The working group behind our spring fundraiser have been working hard to steer the programming of Women Honoring Women, which will take place on May 4, at Georgetown Vosh.
The group has received nominations and is in the process of identifying an Emerging Leader and a Distinguished Leader from the qualified candidates.
Members are asked to continue to work on securing sponsors for the event. An email was sent out with a solicitation letter template, as well as information about the event itself and sponsorship levels. A program will be created for the evening's events, and program ads will be sold at $100/full page, $50/half page and $25/business card. Our financial goal for the event is $5000, and to reach that, everyone needs to work to get the word out!
Tickets are now on sale, and can be purchased via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lakewood-womens-club-presents-women-honoring-women-2017-tickets-31883943734?utm_campaign=order_confirmation_email&utm_medium=email&ref=eemailordconf&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=eventname
Please look for additional information regarding these new opportunities through e-mail.
LWC is hosting a Girls' Night Out with a focus on sharing the exciting happens of LWC with potential members. We will gather at Deagan's Kitchen & Bar on Thursday, March 30, starting at 6 p.m. Members are asked to RSVP to the evite, and invite a friend to join us for the evening. For additional information, please contact Jessica Sloan or Ingrid White. And a big "thank you!" to Ingrid for stepping into the role of Membership Chair. Eileen Wilbourn found it necessary to step away from her role of Membership Chair at this time, and Ingrid graciously offered to take on the responsibilities for the remainder of the program year.
Superbowl Squares - Thank You!
With the last minute heroics of Tom Brady & Crew we had some unexpecting winners in this year's pool. Sadly my cat wasn't one of them!
A big thank you to all those who bought, sold, cajoled and rallied the troops to support this fundraiser. We sold out two boards, and netted $550.00 for the Club. Cheers!
Scholarship Committee is Accepting Applications
It’s that time of year when high school seniors are thinking about their future, and how to get to the next level of their education. LWC is here to help! We have been awarding college scholarships to deserving young women in Lakewood for over 20 years. Applications have been sent to local high schools and completed applications are due at the end of March. Please contact Kathy Rocco if you know a female high school senior who would like to apply.
Committee members Kathy, Jessica Sloan, Ingrid White, Lyn Haselton and Cindy Abell will be responsible for reviewing all applications and identifying their top candidate(s).
From Your By-Laws Chair…
This is the time of year when LWC is required, by its Standing Rules, to distribute the current versions of the By-Laws and Standing Rules. Rather than bog down this otherwise lighthearted and genuinely pleasant newsletter with page upon page of rules and regulations, please let Magpie editor Margaret Wetzler know if you would like to see copies and she will e-mail them to your inbox.
Thank you for your thoughtful attention to the governance of our organization.
Recipient Liaison Seeking Non-Profit Partner
Leslie Wilton is busy sending out applications to Lakewood non-profits in order to identify a Grant Recipient for our next two year cycle. All members will receive e-copies of the applications received, and will be asked to vote for the organization they feel most deserving of our time and support. Look for more information from Leslie in April.
Nominating Committee Working to Fill Slate
The Nominating Committee, led by Kristy Feyedelem and joined by Mary Dodge, Lissette Rivera and Margaret Wetzler, will be making the calls soon to ask members to take active roles within the Club leadership for the upcoming year. Here are the positions they will be looking to fill:
The President leads the organization and makes sure that LWC members and committees abide by the by-laws and standing rules. She plans the agenda for general meetings in conjunction with the Executive Committee (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer).
The Vice President will coordinate the quarterly general meetings, including the annual installation dinner.
The Secretary prepares minutes for General Meetings and any special meetings. She serves as corresponding secretary and organizes meals, flowers and special occasion correspondence at the direction of the Executive board.
The Treasurer puts the annual budget together, presents financial reports, organizes receipts and reimburses members club expenses and manages the bank account as well as coordinates the release of our finances to the auditing organization.
The By-Law Chair is responsible for a bi-annual review of the By-Laws and Standing Rules in every odd year. She will provide notice of any material changes to the By-Laws to the membership and provide notice of the General Meeting at which any vote on a change to the By-Laws will take place. She makes herself available to advise the President and members of the Club’s By-Laws and Standing Rules. She is charged with the election of the Nominating Committee, and responsible for publishing Article VI in the newsletter, prior to selection of the nominating committee.
Fall Fundraising Chair
The Fall Fundraising Chair (or co-chairs) is responsible for creating, coordinating and managing a Fall Fundraiser, including solicitation of event sponsors, communications with vendors and sponsors and providing services and other elements involved in putting on the event, as applicable.
Grant Recipient Liaison
The Recipient Liaison facilitates communication between recipients and the Club and oversee the recipient selection process in every even year, and create a symbiotic relationship between the two entities.
The membership Chair enrolls all members into the club, managers membership applications and collecting of money, presents new members at General meeting, distributes club information to joining and prospective members. She distributes the calendar in coordination with the Vice President and Social chairs, and manages a membership attendee list at all events. She also monitors the post office box and the club email account to ensure timely member communication.
The Magpie Editor collects stories for and produces an electronic monthly newsletter, published on a regular basis.
The Publicity/Community Affairs Chair furnishes publicity to the local media, and makes available opportunities for members to volunteer within the community in coordination with the Grant Recipient Liaison. She manages the web site content and works in conjunction with membership chair and Magpie editor to engage in social media.
The Scholarship Chair organizes the committee to solicit and select one (1) recipient to receive a scholarship from the Scholarship Fund.
The Social Chair coordinates social functions throughout the year.
Spring Fundraising Chair
The Spring Fundraising Chair (or co-chairs) is responsible for creating, coordinating and managing a Spring Fundraiser, including solicitation of event sponsors, communications with vendors and sponsors and providing services and other elements involved in putting on the event, as applicable.
Friends - would you like to get out onto Lake Erie and do some regular recreational sailing? If so, consider joining the EYC WRSC or wet hens. Sailing season starts in June and usually extends into September, and the group goes out every Thursday at 8.30 am from EYC. After a morning of leisurely sailing, the women lunch together in front of Cleveland's beautiful skyline. Membership for one season costs $35, and all member need to bring clean boat shoes. We will teach you how to sail, so no experience is required, just a love for the water, sun and learning to sail.
Let me know if you have any questions and would like to give this a try! - Ingrid
Upcoming and Ongoing Business of LWC
• Women Honoring Women Event - May 4, 2017 @ Vosh
• General Meeting - April 20 @ Beck Center for the Arts (thanks Cindy Einhouse!)
• Website and Social Media - Work continues on this project, but in the meantime, we could use a wicked smart Tweeter to take over the Twitter handle. Interested? Let Kristy know!
• LWC Garden Spot - The snow is here for awhile, so we're on hiatus.
• Easy fundraising - did you know you can help LWC simply by shopping at GFS?
LWC has a non-profit account at the store, simply mention our group when shopping and we will get credit for your purchase!