Suffield Woman’s Club reconvenes for 2013-2014 year

By Lisa Stone - ReminderNews
Suffield - posted Thu., Oct. 17, 2013
Kim O’Brien prepares Loretta Ruggiero for her facial. Photos by Lisa Stone.
Kim O’Brien prepares Loretta Ruggiero for her facial. Photos by Lisa Stone.

The Suffield Woman’s Club kicked off its 2013-2014 year with a meeting at Sacred Heart Church on Oct. 8. Members enjoyed a luncheon and, after a quick business meeting, they were treated to a facial demonstration by Hair Unlimited.

The Suffield Woman’s Club is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Connecticut, which has been in existence for the past 120 years. This group is a service organization which is involved with the community through several projects throughout the year, such as blood drives and volunteering for the community through organizations like the Village for Families and Children. The women help by working at the Second Chance Shop, which is a store that sells gently-used clothing for men and women.

The club members are also involved with the Homes for the Brave organization, located in Bristol, Conn. This organization is dedicated to helping homeless veterans get back on their feet and reestablish their independence. The Woman’s Club helps them by donating blankets for the vets.

The fundraising undertaken by the club creates revenue that is put right back into the community by means of scholarships and emergency aid. The club makes holiday baskets and asks for donations to be given to the needy in the immediate area.

“We are always looking for new members,” said membership chairperson Renee Wood. “We do a great deal of fun and exciting projects and we always have a great time. We have members that are just being installed today and others have been with the club for over 50 years. We have a lot of fun and really make a difference in the community at the same time. New members would not be disappointed.”

“Our next big fundraiser is the Pampered Chef project,” said the club’s president, Lisa Pepe. “This is a great fundraiser because the timing is perfect for the holidays.” The fundraiser begins Nov. 12 and runs through Dec. 3.

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