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Mill Creek Women's Club presents St. Patricks's Day Program

On Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 11:00 am the Mill Creek Women’s Club will be Lucky enough to have Laura Sparr share “a bit-o” her wealth of knowledge to enlighten us with some Irish Heritage. She’ll share anecdotal stories she’s uncovered and freely answer questions during our March Zoom Virtual Program.
Take a Genealogy Journey to Ireland with Mill Creek Women’s Club. Image courtesy of Mill Creek Women's Club.

By Cyndy Gallacher, MCWC Publicity Chair.

The Mill Creek Women’s Club continues to actively contribute to the well-being of the community through its philanthropic efforts. We will continue to host entertaining in person social events once we are able. ZOOM events have been very successful and enjoyed by all.

The MCWC supports Snohomish County Domestic Violence Services, Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center, the Mill Creek Food Bank, YWCA Pathways for Women, YWCA Working Wardrobe, and Woodside School.  

Our November Auction in support of Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County, Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center, and YWCA Pathways for Women was very successful raising in excess of $23,000.  100% of this was given to our charities.   

Kathleen Corbiere delivered books to Domestic Violence Services, who requested self-esteem books. Kathleen purchased 70 books, some from Amazon and others from Half Price Books. Kathleen also delivered blankets which were donated for the auction but were not purchased. 

Our Virtual Program for March 2021 is as follows:

ARE YOU IRISH? Well, if the answer’s yes - you’re not alone.

Thirty three million Americans have full or partial ancestry from Ireland (2017 American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau.)

What better day to celebrate our Irish heritage than on ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

And what better way to celebrate our heritage than to take a Genealogy Journey to Ireland!

Our distinguished guest speaker Laura Sparr is past president of the Washington State Genealogical Society (1996-99) She’s a member of 40 Genealogical Societies and has been an officer in just about every local society.

In 2002 she studied and researched in Dublin for eleven weeks also traveling up to Belfast in Northern Ireland to continue to round out the archival treasures she’d been unearthing. 

On Wednesday morning, March 17th, at 11:00 am, the Mill Creek Women’s Club will be Lucky enough to have Laura Sparr share “a bit-o” her wealth of knowledge to enlighten us with some Irish Heritage. She’ll share anecdotal stories she’s uncovered and freely answer questions during our March Zoom Virtual Program.

If you join Mill Creek Women’s Club, the Zoom Meetings are free.  We also have Zoom Socials, Zoom Book Clubs, Zoom Craft Groups and Zoom Happy Hours with more to come.  We are looking forward to meeting in person when it is safe to do so. 

It is time to consider joining us for the 2021-2022 season. The membership fee is $50 per year. We are hoping to be able to meet in person for lunches later this year. 

If you would like more information about the Mill Creek Women’s Club, membershipmcwc@gmail.com

Note: A portion of this article was corrected by Cyndy Gallacher on March 6, 2021.

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