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Sawnee Woman's Club - New Member Orientation


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A summary of Sawnee Woman's Club information presented to new members during the Orientation dinner for the 2013-2014 Club year.

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Sawnee Woman's Club - New Member Orientation

  1. 1. A 5 0 1 ( C ) ( 3 ) N O N - P R O F I T C O M M U N I T Y S E R V I C E O R G A N I Z A T I O N
  2. 2. About SWC Our Club operates under the guidance of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, a non-partisan, non- denominational service organization operating in 20 countries around the world. Visit for more information.  Founded in 1985 as a service organization for active women  Our members have given over 90,000 hours of volunteer service  Our projects have contributed more than $420,000 to serve community needs
  3. 3. Our Mission To develop and support effective programs that make the local, state, national and world community a better place for all people  Departments & Service Areas  Arts  Conservation  Education  Home Life  International Affairs  Public Affairs  Recent projects include…
  4. 4. Egg-straordinary Outdoor Art Project Recent Projects If you’ve spent any time in downtown Cumming, you’ve likely seen one of our eggs. Visit for a list of egg locations.
  5. 5. Holiday Giving Tree for Kids Recent Projects New SWC members completed a special shopping project for children in Forsyth County.
  6. 6. Food Rescue Recent Projects In partnership with the Gwinnett Braves and United Way, SWC donated funds to purchase a refridgerated truck for Feed the Hungry Forsyth. The truck “recsues” unused perishable foods from restaurants, caterers and grocers and delivers it to local food pantries.
  7. 7. Special Olympics Recent Projects SWC volunteers support young athletes with special needs at Special Olympics each spring.
  8. 8. Culture for Kids Recent Projects Boys from The Bald Ridge Lodge went with SWC volunteers to dinner and participated in a live theatrical performance at Agatha’s Mystery Dinner Theatre.
  9. 9. Conservation Education Recent Projects SWC’s Conservation Department rewards local teachers for supporting recycling and conservation concepts in the classroom.
  10. 10. Stockings for Seniors Recent Projects SWC volunteers worked with local children to collect and stuff stockings with gifts for seniors.
  11. 11. Art Contest Recent Projects Forsyth County elementary school students receive supplies from SWC and compete in an annual art contest.
  12. 12. Adopt a Road Recent Projects SWC volunteers clean up a 1-mile stretch of Marketplace Boulevard in partnership with Keep Forsyth County Beautiful.
  13. 13. Other project partners include…  Forsyth County Senior Center  Forsyth County Public Library  Sacks of Love/Boxes of Love, Forsyth County Schools  SWC Academic Scholarships  SWC’s Laura Holt Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship  …and more!  Bald Ridge Lodge  Jesse’s House  Miracle League of Forsyth County  USO  Operation Christmas Child  Heifer International  Forsyth County Transition Center  C.A.S.A.  Relay for Life  March of Dimes
  14. 14. Social & Fellowship Opportunities It’s not ALL work…  Post-meeting lunches  Walking/Hiking trips to Sawnee Mountain Preserve  Walk/Run in local charity 5K races  Wine Tastings  Shopping Tours  Girls Night Out
  15. 15. P R E S I D E N T C A R O L Y N W A T T E R S C O - P R E S I D E N T K I M B A L O S E 1 S T V I C E P R E S I D E N T P A U L A G L O V E R 2 N D V I C E P R E S I D E N T A M E L I A S T O C K T O N 3 R D V I C E P R E S I D E N T L I S A A N N M C D O U G A L D R E C O R D I N G S E C R E T A R Y T A M M I E F O W L E R T R E A S U R E R B E T H D A F F I N We are governed by an Executive Board
  16. 16. P A U L A G L O V E R , 1 S T V I C E P R E S I D E N T L E E A N N B R O S C H E R A L I S O N C O M P T O N T A M M I E F O W L E R A N D R E A S P I L L E R S L I S A A N N M C D O U G A L D New members are supported by our Membership Committee
  17. 17. Membership Requirements  Live, work or have interests in Forsyth County  Registered voter  Be recommended for membership and sponsored by a current member  Attend New Member Orientation (August 15, 2013)  Pay annual dues ($80)  Attend at least 6 of 9 monthly meetings
  18. 18. Membership Requirements  Serve in at least one Department  Perform 10 service hours, including New Member Project, by December 31, 2013  Perform at least 30 service hours between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014  Contribute to annual fundraiser by securing at least one silent auction item, purchasing ticket and attending event
  19. 19. Monthly Meeting Details  Second Wednesday of each month  9am Social & Breakfast, 9:30am Business Meeting  September 11, 2013  October 9  November 13  December 11 (luncheon)  January 8, 2014  February 12  March 12  April 9  May 14 (luncheon)  Three Chimneys Farm Clubhouse  3625 Three Chimneys Lane, Cumming, GA 30041
  20. 20. P A U L A G L O V E R 1 S T V I C E P R E S I D E N T , M E M B E R S H I P I N F O @ S A W N E E W O M A N S C L U B . O R G We welcome your questions