Windsor women support flood relief

Published 8:23 pm Saturday, October 22, 2016

The regular meeting of the Woman’s Club of Windsor was help on Oct. 20, 2016, with 46 members present.

During an Oct. 20 meeting, 46 members of the Women’s Club of Windsor heard an update on the recent flood relief project.

At the end of that project, 33 buckets filled with cleaning supplies and a $50 gift card to Food Lion were delivered to Windsor, N.C., on Oct. 29. In addition, eight gift cards were left at the Cashie Baptist Church to be used for their residents as needed.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so members wore pink to bring attention to that, and members who are breast cancer survivors were recognized. A report was given on Bright Pink, which offers text alerts to remind members to make monthly self-checks.

November projects include a free seminar for the public, “Don’t Get Scammed,” on Nov. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Windsor Community House; helping an area organization pack boxes for deployed military on Nov. 2; providing supplies and helping students at Carrsville Elementary School as they also pack boxes for the military on Nov. 9; sponsoring a Christmas Craft Fair on Nov. 5; and providing baked goods for the staffs at Carrsville Elementary School, Windsor Elementary School, Georgie D. Tyler Middle School, Windsor High School and Isle of Wight Academy for National Education Week, Nov. 14-18.

The club continues to collect money for the American Heart Association and for a special project of providing flip flops for children in the Philippines. Plans are under way for a float at the Windsor Christmas Parade on Dec. 3, along with a trip to Edenton, N.C. on Dec. 8 for the Christmas Candlelight Tour.

The club’s program for the evening was a film on Heifer International, one of the partner projects of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.

”Heifer International’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the earth,” according to the organization. “Since 1944 we have provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income.”