Special to Iredell Free News
The Statesville Woman’s Club recently held its September meeting with guest speaker Maura Ciasulli, a guidance counselor at N.B. Mills Elementary School. She provided statistics showing how much the school has improved in several areas. She also mentioned there have been less discipline issues at the school. She presented several ways in which the club could help the students.
During the meeting, members brought feminine hygiene products for the Red Cart Project that’s promoted by The Kindness Closet based out of Mooresville and the United Way to help end period poverty among middle school and high school students in Iredell-Statesville Schools. Luanne Luby, vice chair of The Kindness Closet, was in attendance to pick up the donation.
The club will host a Coffee & Conversation social get-together on Thursday, September 15, at Lake Mountain Coffee in Downtown Statesville from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and invites anyone interested in learning more about the club to attend.
An Afternoon Tea at The Clubhouse
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, from 2 to 4 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. During the Downtown Art Crawl on Friday, September 16, 2022, the club will be selling tickets at 104 West Broad Street, (formerly Clock World).
The club will host a Blood Drive at the Wednesday, September 28, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The next club meeting will be held on Thursday, October 6, with special motivational speaker, Tyronna Hooker, who will be speaking about “Women Making a Difference.” The meeting will be held at the historic clubhouse at 515 West End Avenue and there will be a time of Social Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. and Meeting at 6 p.m.
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, please contact Membership Chair Stephanie Gill at 704-657-5008. Visit www.statesvillewomansclub.org.