Shown are club members of the Community Impact Service Team with ladies from My Sister’s House. Pictured (rom left) are My Sister’s House Counselor Aubriegh Heisler; My Sister’s House Domestic Violence Advocate Emily Cowan; My Sister’s House Director Brittany Campbell; Club President Dana White; Club Treasurer Kim Turner; Club Second Vice President Wanda Rushton; Tammy Kennedy; Club Secretary Deena Chambers; Sandra Ball Poole; Fran Baker; Club Community Impact Service Team Chair Jennifer Griffith; Angie Minor; and Maggie Wells.

Special to Iredell Free News

The February meeting of the Statesville Woman’s Club was sponsored by the Community Impact Community Service Team. My Sister’s House Director Brittany Campbell and Domestic Violence Advocate Emily Cowan discussed the mission of My Sister’s House and ways the community can help out with needed items.

The ladies shared that My Sister’s House is part of Fifth Street Ministries and has a 24-hour crisis hotline. In addition, they work with those ladies who come to the shelter and offer counseling, support groups and therapy. While an average stay is 90 days, some women have lasted years depending on the need. At the meeting, members assembled 63 toiletry bags, which were donated to My Sister’s House along with additional supplies collected as part of the club’s “Love Our Sisters” initiative.

Through Thursday, February 29, a drop-off box will be located beside the front door at the Historic Clubhouse located at 515 West End Avenue, Statesville, for those who want to contribute items to My Sister’s House.

Items needed include ethnic hair care products; ethnic skin care lotion; Vaseline; towels; washcloths; twin and queen sheets; pillow cases; laundry detergent; fabric softener; all paper products; disposable forks, spoons, knives; diapers size 1 up to pull ups; and small toiletry items such as hotel shampoo, hotel conditioner, lotion, soap, mirrors, lip gloss, chapstick, face wipes, deodorant, etc.

Food Drive

The Club is also collecting canned goods for Yokefellow Ministry.

CorkClub Initiative

The Education and Environment Community Service Team is collecting used natural wine corks to help conserve forests and oceans. For every natural wine cork the club sends to the CorkClub initiative funded by WidgetCo Inc., they will donate two cents to forest and ocean conservation. Please give your corks to any club member or contact the club.

Blooms for a Cause

The club is currently taking orders for “Blooms for a Cause.” The Annual Geranium Sale will be held on Saturday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

North Carolina Geraniums will be available in Berry Parfait, Bright Pink, Bright Red, Pink Parfait, Salmon, Violet and White for $6 per plant or $38 for a flat (8 plants per flat, mixed colors qualify). There will also be Hanging Baskets (Pink Parfait or Red) for $25 each. Early ordering is encouraged in order to get color preferences. Some Geraniums may be available the day of the sale.

Ordering is available by contacting Geranium Sale Chair Sandra Landry by calling or texting 704-775-2109 or by email at

A portion of proceeds will benefit the Iredell County Partnership for Young Children’s Pampered Pantry.

Next Meeting

The Club will hold its next meeting on Thursday, March 7, at the historic clubhouse located at 515 West End Avenue. There will be a time of Social Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. and Meeting at 6 p.m. The Arts and Culture Community Service Team will be leading the meeting. This will be a fun gathering welcoming local entertainers Rick and Veda Bafford. The couple will be sharing Irish folklore and music. All members, guests and interested women are invited to attend and encouraged to wear green.


For information about renting the GFWC of NC Statesville Woman’s Club’s Clubhouse for your meeting or event, email the club at or call 704-761-8208. The club website is For details on joining the Statesville Woman’s Club, contact Membership Team member Joanna Gaither at 704-873-2684.