St. Andrews Woman’s Club was pleased to be a recipient of an NPO grant at the Irmo Town Council Meeting on Tuesday, March15. NPO grants are given to non-profit organizations to help strengthen their causes. SAWC will use the money for scholarships to be presented this spring. Accepting the grant from Mayor Barry Walker was Daryl Hendrix, president of the club. Other club members attending the presentation were (l to r) Frances Hill, Kaye Hunke, Shelly Langston, Daryl Hendrix, and Nancy Schmidt.
Kaye Jones, Daryl Hendrix, Elizabeth Ingleheart, VP of Advancement, Frances Hill, Elise Shafer, Development Associate, and Gail Elfert present a scholarship check to Transitions. Funds for this scholarship were provided by an NPO grant from the town of Irmo.
Daryl Hendrix, Shawn Caraballo, Executive Director, Frances Hill, Gail Elfert, and Kaye Jones present a scholarship to Palmetto Place. Funds for this scholarship were provided by an NPO grant from the town of Irmo.
SAWC members present a scholarship check to Lisa Fusco, Director of Development & Communication at Epworth Children's Home. Funds for this scholarship were provided by an NPO grant from the town of Irmo.
The St. Andrews Woman’s Club recently presented Leo’s Pride Foundation a $5000 check in sponsorship of the Little Owl Library, a part of the expansion of Leo’s Landing located at Saluda Shoals Park. The club received a grant from the South Carolina Federation of Women's Clubs Progress Foundation to support this project. The club also donated $1000 additional funding to provide books for the children that emphasize inclusion, diversity, and kindness. Left to right: Meredith Bugenske, Frances Hill, Chairman of SAWC Education and Libraries CSP, SAWC members, Katherine Keckeisen, Barbara Cross, Elizabeth Taylor, and Becky Travis; Adam Bugenske. In front, their daughter and son Leo.
St. Andrews Woman's Club members Shelly Langston, Ann Martin, Susan Swails, and Terri Boltin help Jane Hiller, volunteer, weed and spruces up the Irmo Library Garden.
St. Andrews Woman’s Club worked with teachers and students at Nursery Road Elementary School to celebrate Youth Art Month. Pieces of art were voted on by the faculty and staff, and one piece from each grade level was selected to be displayed at the Irmo Branch of the Lexington County Library. Congratulations to the students whose work was chosen to be displayed! Stop by the library and check out their masterpieces! Pictured left to right are Kasey Holt, Visual Arts Teacher NRES; Lisa Brooks, Magnet Lead Teacher NRES; and Kim Hill, Branch Manager Lexington County Library.
The Education and Libraries Community Service Program of St. Andrews Woman’s Club recently presented Harbison West Elementary School with $150 to be used for their kindergarten snack fund. Frances Hill, St. Andrews Woman’s Club, made the presentation to James Paul, Administrative Assistant Principal at Harbison West.
Thirteen club members recently donated their time on a Tuesday and Thursday morning slicing our handmade Sawcy soap into individual bars. This was to benefit a shelter that provides showers and laundry facilities for the homeless: Clean of Heart.
Over 1200 individual slices were cut and put into baggies for them. This project was done in support of our club's Day of Service.
Becky Travis, chairman of Health and Wellness Community Service Program of the St Andrews Woman’s Club, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Cross and Frances Hill plant a pinwheel garden at Leo’s Landing, Saluda Shoals Park, 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.
Ann Martin, Chairman of the Environment Community Service Program Susan Swails, Jan Mitchell, Terri Boltin, Barbara Williams, Mary North, Kim Julin, and Barbara Cross plant flowers at Leeza's Care Connection on St Andrews Road. Seven Oaks Plant Shop donates flowers and mulch twice a year to beautify this area.
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.