Community Service Since 1907
APRIL 2012 PRESIDENT S MESSAGE We promised you a very special evening in a breathtaking environment, and the Spring Gala lived up to its promise. We exceeded even our own expectations. We were hoping for 150 people. Much to our delight there were over 200 people mixing, mingling, bidding and honoring Mr. G. We needed the auction to bring in at least as much as last year’s weekend event. When the evening ended we had gone well over our goal. This was a win-win event for everyone. We have enough money on hand to match our community projects grants—the reputation of the Norwich Women’s Club as an organization that knows how to throw a good party has been enhanced—we gained some new members—and we now have a template and a date for next year’s Spring Gala. Take out your calendars and reserve MARCH 15, 2013 for the event you won’t want to miss. With the Spring Gala behind us, it is time to focus on the Nearly New Sale. We need volunteer workers, shoppers, and of course, donors and consignors. We thought spring was here, always a good time to clean out your closets. As I am writing this and watching the snowflakes flying, I guess we will have to wait for spring a little longer. But please don’t wait to add your name to the list of volunteers. It’s a great way to meet new people and renew old acquaintances. If you misplaced the hot pink notice you received in the mail, just go to our website www.norwichwomensclub.org and click on volunteer opportunities. Follow the easy instructions to find out what is involved and how to sign up. While you are there, look at the other upcoming events and check out the wonderful pictures from the Spring Gala. I hope to see many of you at our inaugural 10:00 AM coffee and conversation at the Norwich Inn on April 16. Arline Rotman
TRACY HALL MARCH 16TH
NWC CALENDAR Coffee at the Norwich Inn 4/16/12 10-11am Spring Nearly New Sale 5/4/12-5/6/12 Tracy Hall Museum of Fine Arts 5/15/12 Bus leaves Huntley Meadow at 7:30am Returns at 5:30pm NWC Board Meetings: Mondays Norwich Public Library at 6:30pm 4/9/12 5/14/12
MEMBERSHIP A warm welcome to new members Lisa Cadow and Vivian Rosen. The notices for next year’s dues – $15, unchanged - will be mailed to all members next month: our fiscal year runs from June to May. Any new members joining between now and May 31st of this year need only pay dues of $10 to cover the rest of the fiscal year. Remember, your dues entitle you to discounts on the Book and Author lunches and the Museum trips.