Newsletter - July 2017

posted Jul 16, 2017, 3:55 AM by Maryann Stradczuk

Hello Ladies!


Golf Tournament preparations continue!  Several people who have golfed with us are unable to join us this year.  Please ask your golfing friends if they will golf with us ($100).  The Golf Tournament is a really fun event that is enjoyed by all at a reasonable price.  Your golfing friends will be glad you asked them!  We are also looking for more golf hole sponsors ($100).  Sponsors can be a business or individual.  Some of our sponsors place a sign in memorial to a loved one.  Janice Steinhagen is putting the golf poster on Griswold NOW.  We are also looking for more workers the day of the tournament.  You don’t need to know anything about golf to help out and make sure everyone has a good time.  The more the merrier!  If you have any questions, contact Kathy Kral or Paula Nowakowski.


This year, we are trying to split the basket raffle away from the main Golf Tournament committee.  Linda Pucel, Kathy Coletti, Sue Haulotte, Kathy Brophy, and Allison Turcotte have volunteered for the basket raffle committee.  All baskets should be complete by 8/1.  If you have items to donate, please contact any committee member.  


The Yard Sale/Book Sale is this Saturday (7/22).  The time is now to put up the yard signs!!  I hear we have plenty left, so there’s room for you to take more.   For the Christmas Bazaar, I drove around with signs in my trunk and found public spots that didn’t already have a sign.  Easy peasy!!  I put them in public greens, intersection, and my friends’ yards – along with my own yard.    What a difference this promotion made for the success of our Christmas Bazaar!  We would love to have the same response for the Yard Sale/Book Sale.   We are looking for people to help out working the day of.  Let me know if you can work set up (7:00-9:00am), the sale (9:00am-3:00pm), and/or clean up (3:00-5:00pm).  I hear we have many new donations and are getting together on Thursday (7/20) at 2:00pm in the Parish Center to sort and price the new donations.  This is going to be our best Yard Sale!  Remember to pick up any signs you see after the Yard Sale!


It’s time to start getting ready for the Christmas Bazaar!  Here’s who was on committees last year.  Please let me know if you would like your name added or removed:

  • Main Committee – Sue Haulotte, Jo Ann Rowley, Kristi Surratt, Maryann Stradczuk, Vicki Rosich, Dorla Barres, Debbie Shaffer, Lisa Lavado, Allison Turcotte, Terri Craig
  • Crafts #1 – Patty Martinell, Jackie Connelly, Ceil Roberge
  • Crafts #2 – Terri Craig
  • Silent Auction – Vicki Rosich, Maryann Stradczuk
  • Vendors – Lisa Lavado
  • Christmas Decorations – Traci Edwards, Becky Jusseaume
  • Kitchen – Kathy Kral, Linda Champagne, Barbara Hanes, Jo Ann Rowley

And there’s plenty of room for you, too!  We are going to have a meeting Thursday, July 27th at 6:00pm in the Parish Center to see where we are and make some plans.  Please let me know if you can make it.  Please contact Patty Martinell if you have any crafts (knitted, crocheted, macramé, sewing, you name it!) that could be included in the sale.  If you have yarn hanging around your house that you’d like to have put to good use, let Patty know as well.  


Dorla Barres and Madeline Illinger are once again putting together backpacks for students.  Madeline is putting a list of items in the bulletin.  All supplies should be received by 8/15 and can be brought to our August meeting.


On a spiritual note, Fr. Steve will be conducting a Day of Reflection for us on Saturday, November 11th.  Please put the date on your calendar!  This program is free for McCabe Columbiettes and just $10 for all others.  So, invite your friends!  It’s a great way to have a day out with friends and prepare spiritually for Advent.  Please submit your ideas for what Fr. Steve can talk about.  As you know, he is a wealth of practical information.  


Dave Kane (think Fr. Misgivings Comedy Show comedian) has a new show available called “Jokes My Irish Father Told Me.”  I will set up a date for this in the upcoming year.  We had so much fun at the last show and I’m looking forward to this new show already!


Janice Steinhagen has arranged to bring dinner to Camp Ahimsa on July 17th and July 24th.  You will recall that Camp Ahimsa is run by Catholic Worker to bring inner city kids out to the country.  Last year campers and counselors shared their stories while our Columbiettes were there and their stories were really inspiring.  I think this is another situation where the giver receives more than the recipient.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Janice Steinhagen.  Janice will be putting up some balloons to help you find the place when you get there.  Helpers will meet at 5:30pm for dinner at 6:00pm.    


If you change your address, e-mail, or phone number, please let us know so we can find you!


I am at a slight disadvantage putting out the newsletter this month as I was not at the meeting due to the meeting date change and my work schedule.  Please let me know if I got the details wrong.  Also, if you have adopted a member who does not have e-mail, please let her know about the Yard Sale and Camp Ahimsa.  The rest of the info can wait until she receives her very own USPS mailed copy of this.  Thanks for helping out our Sister Columbiettes!


Our August meeting will be back to the regular schedule – August 7th.  The meeting will be at 7:00pm in the Church Hall.  Social Hour will be at 6:00pm and Divine Mercy Chaplet will be at 5:30pm in the Parish Center Chapel.  See you there!


Thanks for all you do!  I am always impressed with all we are able to accomplish together.  Others have noticed, too!

  • Maryann
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