Together, members of St. Andrews Woman’s Club, Lake Murray Irmo Woman’s Club and the Air Force ROTC of Dutch Fork High School worked to weed and mulch the gardens at the Irmo Branch of the Lexington County Library on Saturday, October 26. What a beautiful day for these groups to work together to help beautify our community! Barbara Cross, Mary North, Susan Smith, and Susan Swails from SAWC; Peggy Grillot and Jane Hiller from LMIWC; Stasha Houey, and Shawn Case from DFROTC.
The St. Andrews Woman’s Club held its annual installation banquet on May 20. New officers for the 2019-2020 club year are: (l to r) Daryl Hendrix, first vice president; Debbie Bell and Carol Ann Williams, second vice presidents in charge of membership; Terri Bolton, Judy Keating, and Margery West, third vice presidents in charge of ways and means projects; Ann Martin, secretary; Linda Floyd, treasurer; Kathy Hogan, outgoing president and advisor; and Gail Elfert, president. Kristin Fields, club member and president-elect of the General Federation of Women’s Club South Carolina (GFWC-SC), conducted the installation ceremony.
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 the Lexington Wildlife Federation’s Kids Fish Fest.
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. It is scheduled to open in late 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, Public Issues Chair, Kristen Fields, GFWC-SC president-elect, 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.
The Kids Fish Fest, sponsored by Lexington Wildlife Chapter of the SC Wildlife Federation, provides disadvantaged children from local agencies the opportunity to enjoy a day of fun activities including learning to fish, face painting, meeting new friends, and enjoying a cookout. This event also received funds from St. Andrews Woman’s Club.