Smile and Be Happy
The St. Andrews Woman's Club members including GFWC-SC President Kristin Fields, planted pinwheels at the Irmo Library on St. Andrews Road to bring awareness to Child Abuse Prevention.
On May 4, 2021, members of the St. Andrews Woman's Club took part in the dedication of two new homes in their role as sponsors of the homes. The club provided a home library for each family including a new lamp and a bookcase filled with a selection of the more than 90 books chosen specially to fit the interests of each family member.
Pictured left to right are Beth Taylor, Monta Avera, Gail Elfert, Frances Hill, and Kaye Jones.
Members of St. Andrews Woman’s Club and Lake Murray Irmo Woman’s Club worked together to weed and mulch the gardens at the Irmo Branch of the Lexington County Library in October. What a beautiful day for these ladies to work together to help beautify our community!
The St. Andrews Woman’s Club held its annual installation picnic in May. New officers for the 2021-2022 club year are: (l to r) Gail Elfert, advisor; Katherine Keckeisen, treasurer, Susan Dox, secretary; Anne Marie Shepherd, Barb Kogut, Missy Klopfer, vice presidents in charge of ways and means projects; Daryl Hendrix, president; Terri Boltin, Debbie Bell, vice presidents in charge of membership; Laurie O'Kelly, first vice president.
The members of St. Andrews Woman’s Club (SAWC) conduct fundraisers to assist worthwhile organizations in our community. Organizations receiving funds this club year were Sharing God’s Love, The Saluda Shoals Foundation, the USO, and PAALS
Susan Swails (l), SAWC fundraising co-chair, presents a check to Dolly Patton (r), Director of the Saluda Shoals Foundation, to be used for the inclusive playground. This unique playground will create opportunities for endless exploration and enable children and adults of all abilities to play and socialize with each other. Leo's Landing opened in August at Saluda Shoals Park.
Susan Smith (l), SAWC fundraising co-chair, presents a check to Sherry Selke (r), director of Sharing God’s Love. Sharing God's Love of Irmo assists families facing emergencies related to their basic living needs. They help about 230 local families facing crisis each week.
Joanie Thresher (l), Senior Director of USO/SC, accepts a donation from Anne Marie Shepherd, SAWC vice president. They were joined by (l to r) Drill Instructor Ortiz from Ft. Jackson, Missy Klopfer, SAWC vice president, Kristen Fields, GFWC-SC president, and Katie Kennedy, USO Senior Center Operations and Programs Manager. Funds will be used to supply the welcome center at the Columbia Airport with snacks and other items for new recruits and returning soldiers.