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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS (continued from page 34) Newtown. It is affiliated with the national and state Church Women United. CWU contributes to local projects as well as to international missions for women’s and children’s health. The Newtown CWU established a displaced homemakers’ fund that is administered by The Newtown Fund. Annual activities include participation in World Day of Prayer in March, May Friendship Day, World Community Day in November, and accompanying Bible studies. Cub Scouts Cub Scout Pack 70 meets at Hawley School; Pack 170 meets at Sandy Hook School; Pack 270 meets at Middle Gate School; and Pack 470 meets at Head O’ Meadow School; Pack 570 meets at St Rose. Call Boy Scouts of America, Connecticut Yankee Council, 800-3337905, for more information. The Pack is composed of four divisions: Tiger Cubs for boys in grade 1, Wolf Cubs for boys in grade 2, Bear Cubs for boys in grade 3, and Webelos for boys in grades 4 and 5. Cullens Youth Association President, Jim Loring; vice presidents, Edmund Breitling, Lin Walsh, Amy Cox, and Gene Cox; treasurer, Linda Whippie; secretary, Jerome Mayer, 203-426-9282. For scheduling information contact the Cullens Youth Association ranger at 203-947-0692 (Mark A. Spencer, Jr). Cullens Youth Association owns 20 acres of land on Taunton Lake Road, including two acres of activity field, four acres of wooded camping sites, and a seven-acre lake suitable for canoeing and fishing. The property also has a 2,400-square-foot lodge complete with kitchen, restrooms, and equipment storage. The facility is available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day to all organized youth groups such as Scouts, church youth groups, special education children, civic organizations, and other youth organizations in Newtown and, by invitation only, to out-of-town organizations. Emphasis is given to leadership, outdoor, environment, conservation skills, and the development of youth under the leadership of adults and young adults. Named in honor of the Reverend Paul Cullens, who started Scouting programs in Newtown, Cullens provides more than 150,000 youth activity hours per year and is funded entirely by private donations from citizens. Cullens sponsors Cub Scout Pack 70, Boy Scout Troop 70, and Venture Crew 70. The board meets in January, April, July, and October at the camp. A free brochure is available by contacting the ranger. Democratic Town Committee This committee normally meets the second Thursday of each month at 8 pm in Edmond Town Hall. Fundraisers and special events are announced during the year. Meetings are open to the public and Democrats are encouraged to attend. See website, www.newtownctdemocrats.org, for additional information. Dining For Women The Newtown chapter of the national Dining For Women organization meets every other month for a dinner and learning experience, in members’ homes. Through donations received from chapters across the nation, Dining For Women funds grassroots programs working in developing countries to fight gender inequality. Contact Barbara Myers at 203-426-8034 or e-mail barbara.myersletson@ gmail.com for information on joining the Newtown chapter. For information on Dining For Women, go to www.diningforwomen.org. FAITH (Food Assistance Immediate Temporary Help) Food Pantry Chairperson, Lee Paulsen (203-426-5604); vice president, Jill LeBlanc; treasurer, Barbara Krell; secretary Joan Brand. Established in 1983, FAITH is a nonecumenical volunteer effort to distribute food on an emergency basis to any Newtown resident, without questions or judgment, from a food pantry set up at St John’s Church, 5 Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center. Food and money are collected from Newtown churches as well as from individuals, civic (continued on page 37)