The Old Mission Women’s Club (OMWC) has been busy volunteering around the community during the summer months. Formed in 1931, the club is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. Philanthropic recipients for 2016-2017 included:
- Thanksgiving Baskets for nine families of Old Mission Peninsula
- Satin Pillow Cases for Cowell Cancer Center
- Winter outerwear delivered to 20 students from Old Mission Peninsula School
- 135 Holiday Stockings decorated, filled and delivered to Women’s Resource Center and Addiction Treatment Services
- Monetary Gifts to Child & Family Services, Father Fred, Grand Traverse Baby Pantry, Old Mission Historical Society, Peace Ranch and more.
Let’s take a look at a few of the projects the ladies were involved in this summer:
PENINSULA TOWNSHIP FLOWERS
Have you noticed the beautiful geraniums outside the Peninsula Township offices? You can thank the OMWC crew who planted and tended them all summer. Linda Goode, Gladys Maguire (co-chair), Jody Charlton, Barb Goodell, Brenda Kelly (co-chair) and Cindy Dyer are the dedicated crew who took on this project over the summer.
PARADE OF HOMES
As in previous years, OMWC ladies volunteered in this year’s Parade of Homes, welcoming visitors, selling and checking tickets and vouchers, and answering questions, all with a smile, of course! Here are Carol Prucha and Billie Frost greeting visitors at a “Parade of Homes” home.
RED DIRT ROAD PROJECT
OMWC members volunteered at the Red Dirt Road Project in Traverse City. This project, in partnership with the Crooked Tree Arts Center, is a multimedia exhibit that helps women in Cambodia to improve their lives and village, and learn business and sewing skills to create, market and sell handmade designs. With the help of northern Michigan business women Marie Eckstein and Lin Alessio, Red Dirt Road is producing and marketing hand-crafted, high quality fashion accessories to sell across the world. Learn more here.
TRIVIA NIGHT FUNDRAISER COMING UP
Knowledge Wanted! But Not Required! Come for the fun and show your support during the OMWC’s First Annual Trivia Night, held at the Traverse City Golf & Country Club, 1725 South Union Street in Traverse City, on Friday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m.
All proceeds from Trivia Night go back into the community. Put together a table of family and friends, and come have fun and test your knowledge for a good cause. Teenagers are welcome, too. For more info, email Janis Haine, firstname.lastname@example.org.