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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 603-943-5895.