Welcome

The purpose of this organization is to contribute to the educational, cultural, and charitable needs of this community, and to enhance the social life of its members. In so doing, it will not promote or support any political cause, party, or individual.

We were formerly the Windham Woman’s Club and have served Windham and the surrounding area for more than 100 years.

We invite you to join us in our continuing commitment to Windham. Please visit our Facebook page to find out more about our ongoing activities.

For information on membership, please contact: Sue Violi, Membership Chair, 603,889-0578, cdvioli@comcast.net

Woman’s Service Club of Windham, P. O. Box 703, Windham, NH 03087

THIS YEAR’S YARD SALE WAS OUTSTANDING!

The WSCW Yard Sale, held at Town Hall on May 5th was one of our most successful ever, raising over $1400 for our many charitable efforts such as the Manchester Veterans, Shephard’s Pantry, and others.

 

Many thanks to Co-Chairs Lucille Weir and Lee Bushey and all their hard-working WSCW volunteers for making this an outstanding fundraiser event. Thanks also to the Windham residents who donated many hundreds of items and came out to support this fun, annual effort.  Special thanks also go to Wendy Lorentzan, Maintenance Custodian for arranging tables and setting us up.

 

(Photo caption:  Co-chairs Lucille Weir and Lee Bushey helping customers David Travato and Michelle Bradley of Windham.)

NEW OFFICERS FOR 2018-19

At the May 2nd meeting, the main order of business was the installation of officers and directors for the coming year.  The officers are: President – Polly Chervincky; Vice President – Ruth-Ellen Post; Recording Secretary – Valerie Bronstein; Corresponding Secretary – Laurie Howell; Treasurer – Su Bennett.  The new Directors are Jean Morrow, Pat Russell, and Carol Settino.

Craft Fair “Thank You”

The WSCW Annual Spring Craft Fair, held at the Windham High School on April 14th, was an enormous success! We appreciate the many amazing crafters who brought such unique creations for everyone’s enjoyment.  We thank our hard-working Co-chairs, Carol Settino and Su Bennett, and all the members of craft fair committee for making this a truly memorable event.

We also extend appreciation to the following businesses for their generous support: Merrimack Repertory Theater, Common Man Restaurant, Palace Theater, Coach Stop Restaurant, Salon Bogar, The Junction, Greater Boston Stage Co., T-Bones Restaurant, Fantasian Nails, B & H Oil, Lucia’s Bodega, House of Nails, Lake Street Garden Center, Kendall Pond Pizza, 33 Hilltop, The Workout Club, Simply Wholesale, Lady Vixon Nail Salon, Stars and Stripes Gift Shop, Hair Depot, Village Bean, 99 restaurant, Talia’s Breakfast & Eatery, Janie’s Uncommon Cafe, Shaw’s in Windham, and Heavenly Donuts.

We are also very grateful to Windham High School administration staff, the custodial department, and student volunteers from Windham High School, the local Boy Scouts, Windham Independent, and Windham Cable TV-Calendar section for their assistance and support.

 

Thanks to everyone in the community who attended the Fair and made it a success! Proceeds benefit our club’s Scholarship Fund.

 

Volunteer of the Year

Carol Settino was named volunteer of the year at our April meeting. She joined our club in 2010 and served 6 years on the executive board, first as treasurer, then as Vice President, and finally as President. She took over our newsletter in 2015 and has done a fantastic job with it.

Carol has been a huge driving force for our craft fair, taking on the monumental task of applications, media and publicity websites. This past year she served as co-chairman.

When she joined our club we had no social groups and Carol immediately started our first book club. It doesn’t matter whether it’s the coat drive, Thanksgiving families, elections, or yard sale, you’ll always see Carol’s name on the sign up sheet.

WSCW AWARDS TWO $2,000 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2018

At the January 3rd meeting, the WSCW hosted this year’s two recipients of our annual $2,000 scholarship program, along with their proud parents. Windham residents Jacob Parker and Christopher Houde were each presented with a $2,000.00 college scholarship by Scholarship Committee Co-Chair, Linda Gallagher.

WSCW scholarships are competitive and traditionally presented in early January, after recipients have successfully completed their first semester of college.  Recipients are chosen based on their outstanding academic achievement and substantial volunteer service to school and community.

Pictured left to right are: (1) parent David Parker; (2) son and scholarship recipient Jacob Parker; (3) WSCW Scholarship Committee Co-Chair and presenter Linda Gallagher; (4) scholarship recipient Christopher Houde; and his parents (5) Michael Houde and (6) Jo-Ann Houde.

 

 

2017 ANNUAL HOLIDAY LUNCHEON

On December 6, forty-six women gathered at the Coach Stop Restaurant in Londonderry for fun, food, and friendship in celebration of the upcoming holidays.

Surrounded by lavish decorations, including hand-made centerpieces, brilliant floral giveaways, and two tables full of raffle prizes, members enjoyed a delicious multi-course menu served by an attentive staff.

 

 

 

 

Members then shared laughs through entertaining competitions for attractive and useful prizes. 

 

 

 

 

Program Chairwoman Nancy Greenberg worked with committee members Sue Bennett, Jean Coakley, and Kathy Green, planning this event since last summer.  Many thanks to these ladies for a festive and outstanding occasion!

“WINDHAM” TOTE BAGS

Windham residents — do you have your Windham Tote Bag yet?  Large and roomy, they travel beautifully with a securely zippered top, an accessible outside pocket, and the name of your hometown proudly emblazoned on the front.  Buy one for yourself, for a unique holiday gift, or as the perfect remembrance for someone relocating to another town.

The cost is $20 each.  To purchase yours, contact Rebecca Howard at rdhlss@aol.com or phone 603-943-5895.

PASSING THE CASH BASKET

At our October meeting members opened their wallets for contributions toward Christmas gifts for our Veterans at the Manchester Veterans’ Hospital. We collected $91 from our basket collection. Along with an anonymous donation and funds budgeted by the club, we will be able to provide our veterans with a $10 coupon for spending at the hospital “canteen” for articles of their own choosing.

Additional donations are welcomed and may be mailed to WSCW Treasurer Su Bennett at 142 Castle Hill Road, Windham NH 03087.  Our veterans thank you!

SERVING U.S. VETERANS

This September, the WSCW Veterans’ Project begins another year with plans for hosting a monthly coffee with muffins for residents of the Community Living Center at the Veterans’ Hospital in Manchester.  Bingo games every other month are also planned, along with an annual cookout and a Christmas celebration with small gifts for all the residents.  The Veterans’ Committee could use a few more volunteer members for Bingo.  To help with this project, please contact one of the Co-Chairs, Valerie Bronstein or Aileen Stearns, at valerie@bronstein.org or aileenstearns@yahoo.com.