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  • Wednesday, December 01, 2021 8:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Happy Holidays! It is hard to believe that 2021 is coming to a close. I am looking forward to 2022 and the celebration of 50 years for the Sunriver Women’s Club.

    The November luncheon was fun with a great program on The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). If you would like more information on this program, I still have brochures from the luncheon. The next luncheon is Wednesday, December 15 and it will be a fun time! Laura Sherar, Programs Director, and her assistants have come up with a great way to celebrate the holiday season. You can register starting December 1.

    Tickets have gone on sale for “Celebrate 50”. Co-Chairs Kathleen Meyer and Linda Rico and their committee are working hard to bring a fun event to kick off the celebration of 50 years and Power of 50 for Education. Tickets are on sale from November 23 through January 16.

    To keep our members and community safe and healthy, the SRWC Board has updated the policy for COVID-19. There is an article, with the policy, further in this newsletter and I encourage you to read it. 

    I want to personally wish each of you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

    As always, keep reading for further details on all our events and fundraising opportunities. Thank you for “Steppin’ Up for Friends, Fun and Philanthropy”!!!

    --Nancy Fischer

  • Monday, November 01, 2021 6:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Happy Thanksgiving! As I write this, we are having a series of rainy days. We so desperately need rain. However, what I would really like is snow and it is just around the corner. Snow reminds me that Winter Wear for Kids is kicking off in November. All the details can be found in this newsletter.

    The first in-person monthly luncheon was a great time. Gina Rosbrook was amazing as she entertained us with songs we could sing along with. Gina, thank you! At the luncheon we had a record number of 11 new members. As I looked around the room, it was so rewarding to see our members engaging in conversation and just having a fun time. The next luncheon is November 16 and I look forward to seeing you there. Due to the pandemic, we have reduced the number of attendees so register early. You can register starting November 1.

    Did you know the SRWC is turning 50 in 2022? Check your calendars and save Thursday, January 27, 2022, for our “Celebrate 50” event. It’s the SRWC event you will not want to miss.

    As always, keep reading for further details on all our events and fundraising opportunities. Thank you for “Steppin’ Up for Friends, Fun and Philanthropy”!!!

    --Nancy Fischer

  • Friday, October 01, 2021 3:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The leaves are changing color and the SRWC is making changes also. We have updated our logo, which you can see on our website and email communications. Another change is that we held our first full in-person event since February 2020 and it was so nice to see everyone, even with masks on!

    It was windy and a little cool, but the Welcome Event was a success. We had 62 people in attendance, 4 Past Presidents and many new, prospective, and long-time members. I want to personally thank Past Presidents Lana Benish, Carol Cassetty, Martha Deuchler, and Nancy Farnham for attending the Welcome Event. It was nice to see you all and recognize each of you for your contributions to the SRWC.

    October kicks off our luncheon season with an in-person lunch at Crosswater. All the details are in this newsletter. I am looking forward to the wonderful programs Laura Sherar, Programs Director, along with her team, Ann Juttelstad and Allyson Thompson, have put together for us.

    Have you always wanted to know a little more about our members? We have a new article in the newsletter, “Know Your Members”. Each month there will be an article on a member. You might find out you grew up in the same town or you have hobbies in common or have traveled to the same areas of the world. If you have a member in mind that you would like to learn more about, please submit her name to Communications at communications@sunriverwomensclub.org.

    As always, keep reading for further details on all our events and fundraising opportunities. Thank you for “Steppin’ Up for Friends, Fun and Philanthropy”!

    --Nancy Fischer


  • Monday, September 27, 2021 4:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    September = Fall = my favorite season of the year. On September 1, my fall decorations and dinnerware will be out to enjoy for the season. Happy Fall!

    I want to personally invite all prospective and current members to the Welcome Event on Thursday, September 16, from 4 to 6 pm at Mary McCallum Park. Enjoy a glass of wine (water, iced tea or lemonade) and individually packaged appetizers while you walk around the park mingling. We will also have our committee chairs and activity chairs around the park ready to answer questions and take sign-ups. This is an outdoor event and we ask all to wear a mask except while drinking or eating. We want to keep everyone healthy!

    What an amazing Art Fair! Kathleen Meyer and her committee did an excellent job during a difficult year and even added a virtual art fair. The only thing we did not have control over was the weather and smoke, but people were still shopping and enjoying the beautiful art. As I walked around the Art Fair, I was so proud of Kathleen Meyer, her committee, and all the SRWC volunteers. Thank you! Don’t forget the virtual art fair is open through September 26.

    Do you shop online at Amazon? Do you shop at Fred Meyer? If you do one or both, you can seamlessly donate to the SRWC via their programs. The Fred Meyer donation is separate from the quarterly reward you receive and does not alter the amount you receive. Follow the link in the newsletter below and sign up for these programs!!!

    As always, keep reading for further details on all our events and fundraising opportunities. Thank you for “Steppin’ Up for Friends, Fun and Philanthropy”!

    --Nancy Fischer


  • Monday, September 27, 2021 4:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It’s August and that means the Sunriver Art Fair. Kathleen Meyer and her amazing team have been working to make this another amazing art fair with something for everyone including a virtual side. Have you signed up to volunteer? If not, go to https://www.sunriverartfair.org/ and click on volunteer. There are still a couple of slots that need to be filled.

    I want to thank Lauri Cullum and her volunteers for a very fun Community Picnic. It was a beautiful evening at Mary McCallum Park, the band was great, people were dancing, and everyone was enjoying their “Bring Their Own Picnic” aka “BYOP”. I saw quite a variety of food including sandwiches, quinoa salad, charcuterie platters and even KFC. The new format of BYOP was a welcome change…no waiting in line for your food! Thank you to the Board members that brought desserts. I’m already looking forward to next year’s picnic.

    Keep reading for more information on what is happening in the SRWC!

    As always, thank you for “Steppin’ Up for Fun, Friends and Philanthropy”! If you would like to discuss the SRWC or need anything, please reach out to me at (925) 708-4587 or president@sunriverwomensclub.org.

    See you at the Fair!!! --Nancy

  • Monday, September 27, 2021 4:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Summer has arrived! Hot days and cooler nights—Sunriver in the summer! 

    Many times, I have been asked by new members, what happens during the summer for the SRWC? If this is your first summer as a SRWC member or a long-time member, there are several things to look forward to: hiking with the Hearty soles and Mid-Soles, birthday lunches, book clubs, knitting group, the Community Picnic in July and our big fundraiser, the Sunriver Art Fair in August. 

    One of my favorites — the Community Picnic, will be held on Tuesday, July 13 at Mary McCallum Park. This year we are changing the format to a “BYOP” which means “Bring Your Own Picnic”. Don’t want to cook, pick up something at one of our local restaurants; or if you took the charcuterie class, show of your charcuterie skills; or show off your culinary skills and make a delicious picnic.  

    Keep reading for more information on what is happening in the SRWC! 

    As always, thank you for “Steppin’ Up for Fun, Friends and Philanthropy”! If you would like to discuss the SRWC or need anything, please reach out to me at (925) 708-4587 or president@sunriverwomensclub.org.  

    See you at the Picnic!!! 
    --Nancy

  • Monday, September 27, 2021 4:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Reminder! Our website has changed to sunriverwomensclub.org.  

    Summer is right around the corner!

    As I write this, I am excited as my husband and I are taking our first trip outside of Oregon since March 2020. We are heading to Walla Walla for a little wine tasting.  Speaking of wine tasting, the Art Auction & Wine Event was an amazing event. Brooke Copeland and Kendra Schreiner out did themselves organizing an extremely successful event with five nights of virtual wine tasting, raffles, a charcuterie class and a silent auction. Thank you Brooke and Kendra for your dedication to this event.  

    The Celebration of Giving was another great event in May. Thank you to Kris Besson, Valerie Stensland, Kathy Ketchum and Nancy Todd for putting together a wonderful celebration. I have heard from so many members that when they attend the Celebration of Giving it makes them feel proud of the SRWC’s philanthropic efforts and instills a sense of “what can I do for the SRWC”. 

    One thing you can do is volunteer! August 13-15 is the Sunriver Art Fair and we need volunteers. You will be able to sign up to volunteer online or if you have questions, you can email at volunteers@sunriverartfair.org.  

    On June 10th the 2021-2022 Board will have its first Board meeting. I will be starting my third term as President. I have had several members ask why a third year. My response, “I took the SRWC into the pandemic and I want to take us out.”  

    Did you know the SRWC will be celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2021-2022? Our Welcome Event in September will be the kickoff for the celebration of 50 years!  

    As always, thank you for “Steppin’ Up for Fun, Friends and Philanthropy”! If you would like to discuss the SRWC or need anything, please reach out to me at (925) 708-4587 or president@sunriverwomensclub.org.  

    Thank you!

  • Friday, May 21, 2021 9:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Click the link to watch the SRWC May 2021 Celebration of Giving  Zoom meeting -  https://youtu.be/IXy6qwQSB9Q

  • Saturday, May 01, 2021 6:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Spring in Central Oregon…gorgeous Spring days and then the next day a dusting of snow. Daffodils are blooming and soon I will be able to fill my flowerpots with colorful flowers; however, not until the snow is off “Black Butte”.  

         May is going to be a fun month for the SRWC. Our Celebration of Giving luncheon will be May 18 via Zoom. At this luncheon we celebrate all of those who “give” to the SRWC either in time and/or donations…our volunteers, our donors, and the agencies we grant money to. If you have not “zoomed in” for a luncheon this year, this is the luncheon you should attend. The agencies will be sharing stories on how they use the money we grant to them. In the past, those stories have been so touching. Also, our 2021-22  Board will be introduced as they will be starting their one-year terms at the end of the luncheon. 

         The Art Auction & Wine Event kicks off the evening of May 18 with a charcuterie class at 5:30 pm and wine tasting with Willamette Valley Vineyards at 7 pm. All wine reservations must be made by May 3rd. Wine tastings, art auction and raffles will continue through May 22.  

         All the details for the Celebration of Giving Luncheon and the Art Auction & Wine Event can be found in this newsletter or at sunriverwomensclub.com.  

         As always, thank you for “Steppin’ Up for Fun, Friends and Philanthropy”! If you would like to discuss the SRWC or need anything, please reach out to me at (925) 708-4587 or srwcpresidents@gmail.com.  

    Happy Spring! 

    --Nancy

  • Saturday, March 20, 2021 10:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here's  link to  a recording of the SRWC March Luncheon Zoom meeting - https://youtu.be/ORaXmzLJXZI.

    The program was a virtual visit with Ashley Volz, Emergency Services Coordinator, Special Services Unit, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office. Her main topic was emergency preparedness.

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