Pictured (from left) are Shelley Arthur, Statesville Woman’s Club First Vice President; Dana White, Statesville Woman’s Club President; and guest speaker Tyronna Hooker.

Special to Iredell Free News

Motivational speaker Tyronna Hooker was the guest speaker at the October meeting of the Statesville Woman’s Club. She spoke about “Women Making a Difference,” asserting that the importance of success is “u” and the differences that you make in the community. She also read a story about carrots, eggs and ground coffee beans each being put into boiling water and their different outcomes. The moral was how we handle things in everyday life and the way we deal with adversity.

Club President Dana White presented membership recognition of two “Special Gems” within the club and for October. The “Gem of the Month” was Sandra Landry and the “Hidden Gem” was Linda Lavinder.

Bella’s Backpacks

The October project focus is for Bella’s Backpacks. The backpacks consist of comfort items for children served by the Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center. Backpacks will be assembled on Thursday, October 27, at 5:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. Items needed include small blankets, journals, coloring books, colored pencils, individual tissue pickets and hair brushes. All club members, potential members and guests are invited to attend.

Rock Painting

A Fall Rock Painting will be held at the clubhouse on Monday, October 17, from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. to paint kindness rocks. While painting rocks, members and guests will have a chance to enjoy refreshments and learn more about the club. Invite a friend and join us for this relaxing event. For more information contact Club Project Coordinator, Stephanie Gill at 704-657-5008.

‘The Clubhouse’ Preservation Fundraiser

A major club upcoming fundraiser is in honor of the historic clubhouse turning 95 years old. An Afternoon Tea at “The Clubhouse” Preservation Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, November 5, and Sunday, November 6, starting at 2 p.m. each day. There will be a chance to experience culinary delights, music and more, with gluten free and vegetarian options available. Tickets are $60 per person and all proceeds will be directed to the Statesville Woman’s Club Capital Campaign Fund. The original Historic Clubhouse was built in 1927, and the present one was rebuilt in 1928 after a fire and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

LEARN MORE

For club information or about renting the GFWC of NC Statesville Woman’s Clubhouse for your meeting or event, inquiries may be emailed to the club at Statesvillewomansclub@gmail.com or by calling 704-761-8208. For details on joining the GFWC of NC Statesville Woman’s Club, contact Membership Chair Stephanie Gill at 704-657-5008. The club has also updated their website to www.statesvillewomansclub.org.

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