Let's hope with February just around the corner, we will be enjoying earlier sunrises and later sunsets. Our winter has been mild so far, I hope it continues so we can all make it to our meetings and activities without worrying about road conditions.
I'd like to send out a heartfelt thank you to all who have responded to our Annual Giving Appeal by writing a year-end check or adding the WWC to their wills. If you meant to contribute and still want to, Elizabeth would be happy to accept your donations in the office. Of course, we appreciate all other kinds of contributions as well, like supporting our many fundraisers, working at the Curio Cottage, accepting a position on the Board, attending our Ways & Means meetings and, in general, participating in the Club in order to make it a vibrant community asset.
Thank yous also go out to our hard working Second VP of Finance, Maria Fraille, our
Treasurer, Barbara Szecf, and in the supporting role, Elizabeth Greenawalt, our Office Manager who got us through our annual audit. According to our auditors, we're doing everything right. Our fundraising efforts grossed 20% more in our 2018 fiscal year than the previous year! On that note, please attend our Ways & Means meetings on the third Wednesday of every month at 10:30 am to help think of new fundraisers and help organize the ones that are on the calendar already and then attend our Community Services meetings on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 10:00 am to help evaluate grant requests. This is OUR club, let's get involved!
Finally, I'd like to thank Vivian Rosenberg and her team of holiday elves who made our club look gorgeous for the holidays. We're so appreciative of all the things you do every year to make our club magical for the month of December.