We look forward to three Special Events each year. Springtime finds us sharing an amazing Celebration of Life Dinner and Awards Ceremony. At this event we gather to celebrate WCN and our members, each of whom inspires the others. We also delight in presenting "Star Awards" to honor selected members for their heartfelt contributions to our organization. In the Fall, the Special Events Committee joins with the Fundraising Committee to plan our exciting, Fall Fundraiser Event. This evening is filled with laughter and friendship, as we raise funds to support the success of our WCN Scholarship program. The year is complete with our festive WCN Holiday Party, to ring in the season with joy and friendship.
Evening programs are planned from August through May, beginning with our August kickoff event when we welcome members back after summer. Each program is designed by the Program Committee to reinforce WCN’s mission and beliefs. Our programs are informative, educational, inspirational, entertaining or, in many instances, all of the above. Most recently, we have participated in the cultural art of belly-dancing, learned about the benefits of hypnotherapy, and discovered the history of the St Louis Veiled Prophet. The cost of most programs is included in the annual membership donation. Refreshments are provided, and members are encouraged to bring guests.
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
These small groups, sanctioned by WCN, gather monthly to pursue special interests and enjoy the fellowship of other WCN members. Birthday Lunchers meet quarterly for birthday celebrants and others who wish to join in. Bookies read a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction and meet monthly in member homes to participate in lively discussions. Day Trippers visit places of interest around the St. Louis area, some of which are surprisingly well-kept secrets. Dining Divas search out unique and interesting cuisine at local restaurants. Stitchers meet for coffee and conversation while pursuing their favorite needle arts. All members are welcome at any of these groups.
Each year, in addition to our annual Scholarship program for women in transition at the St. Louis Community Colleges, WCN assists local St. Louis area charities serving women and children that embody the spirit of the mission, vision and beliefs of our organization. We contribute financial or material resources or volunteer our time to these worthy causes. In recent years, we have provided support to the Burns Recovered Support Group, St. Louis Crisis Nursery, Lydia House, Kinloch Learning Center, St. Louis Komen Race for the Cure, Our Ladies’ Inn, and Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program. The charities are chosen by the Outreach Committee through a specific application process. Funds for the scholarships come from a portion of the proceeds of the annual fundraiser, from tribute and memorial donations and from an annual voluntary donation from members. Participation in outreach is by voluntary contribution.
WCN keeps members informed through our monthly, email newsletter called the Communications Corner. This informative publication includes dates and times for upcoming activities and events, photos from recent events, information about member activities, and other WCN news. Update emails are sent out, as needed, to inform members about scheduling changes and member news.
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