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2013-2014 Mill Creek Women’s Club News and Events

The Mill Creek Women's Club is a wonderful group supporting local women and children while providing networking opportunities for the members. The 2013-2014 program is full of interesting events.
Mill Creek Women's Club 2013-2014 Board. Photo credit: Mill Creek Women's Club.

By Julie Bronemann, Mill Creek Women's Club Publicity Chair.

What if you could give a hand-up, not a hand-out, to women and children in your own community needing some support finding their way down the road to self-sufficiency?

What if you could feel really good about doing your part to make a change AND meeting fun, interesting new friends while sharing an appetizing lunch in a beautiful venue, the Mill Creek Country Club?

Mill Creek Women’s Club does just that by partnering with YWCA Pathways for Women. The focus is philanthropy while making great friendships and sharing stimulating social time.

Our annual auction in November is an amazing opportunity for women helping women gain independence and self-reliance. Last year we contributed a grand total of approximately $20,000 to Pathways which helped purchase dressers and desks for their housing.

In the past we have provided such diverse items as play equipment and funds for child therapy. The YWCA strives to eliminate poverty, violence and racism by helping women empower themselves.

Auction donations of goods and services are gratefully appreciated by October 15.

Clothing and household donations for Pathways are always welcomed.

We are 125 members strong and growing. Women’s Club meets the third Wednesday of each month September through May for a General Membership Meeting to conduct some business, socialize, dine deliciously, win whimsical raffle goodies and to be informed, enlightened or entertained by creative programming.

September’s meeting date is an exception and will be Wednesday the 25th. The guest speaker will be relating personal life experiences and moving forward through Pathways. This topic is usually both motivational and emotional. All meetings begin at 10:30.

Wow! Mill Creek Womens’ Club is going to “GET JESSE”! Seattle’s own King 5 News reporter and member of their investigative team, Emmy Award winner, consumer advocate, determined and vigorous Jesse Jones is our very special guest speaker at our first General Membership Meeting to be held on Wednesday, September 25. Now that is sure to be an energetic and captivating program! How can you resist?

Upcoming extracurricular events being organized by our innovative Socials' Committee are; attending a New Day Northwest television show followed by lunch out, a live theater performance with dinner afterward, Christmas shopping in downtown Seattle, Fireside Reads at University Bookstore, a culinary class with wine pairing and more to come!

In May our new officers and board were introduced as follows:

President- Judy Cromwell, Vice-President- Pat Brady, Recording Secretary- Kathy Meyer-Deesing, Treasurer- Pat Lawrence, Membership- Sue Ramsey, Co-chair- Judy O’Loughlin, Philanthropy- Kathy Vail, Ways and Means- Vicki Wellman, Co-chair- Kathleen Corbiere, Programs- Sharen McDonald, Co-chair- Karen Erickson, Publicity- Julie Bronemann, Directory- Raquel Sims, Co-chair- Diana Stearns, Newsletter- Beth Wood, Socials- Linda Myers, Co-chair- Barb Elias, Technology and History- Dyann Arthur, Past President- Susan Mayer.

Come join us! See what you have been missing! Mill Creek Women’s Club is the perfect blend of fun socials and luncheons and giving back. What could be more rewarding?

If you live in Greater Mill Creek, you are cordially invited to attend a Newcomer’s Coffee on Friday, September 6. Please RSVP to Sue Ramsey at 425 385-2016 or Judy O’Loughlin at 425 338-0990 or go to www.millcreekwomensclub.com.

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet members and find out more about Mill Creek Women’s Club. We look forward to seeing you!

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