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2022-2023 Tea & Tombs Reading List
Get READY! 2023 Senior
The General Federation of Women’s
Club-Charlotte (GFWC-Charlotte) will award
an annual Educational Scholarship to a
(Charlotte High School) senior who will be
furthering his or her education following
high school, to a college, community
college, or trade school program located in
the United States.
This scholarship is for $1,000. Submit by
March 23, 2023.
of the award will be made at the
GFWC-Charlotte Senior Tea sponsored by
GFWC-Charlotte on May 3, 2023.
to fill out the application
Or enter the link below!
2022 ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR
High School Senior TEA HONORING CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL
Pictured: Pawitri Siriuyanent Kelley
Mercadez, Brenna Dickinson Scholarship Winners 2022
Senior Tea 2022Scholarships awarded to three students, one by application
review and merit, two by participation drawing at the Tea.
$500 drawing scholarship winner, Pawitri
Siriuyannt � culinary art exchange student from
Thailand; (center): $1000 merit scholarship winner,
- 3.9 GPA, National Honor Society, sports, VP Choir
Council, Academic all-conference, teacher awards; (right) $500
drawing scholarship winner, Brenna Dickinson �
social work, Grand Valley State University, pen pals, band
The GFWC-Charlotte ladies helped
wrap gifts at the fire station for
L to R: Peggy Nichols, Donna Leahy,
Sherry Myers, Sherry Pabst, Jane
Fortino, Fran Fuller, Linda Foster, Sue
Beautification Winter '22-'23
Build a Snowman day!
GFWC-Charlotte Beautification chaired by Sherry Pabst organized
a community event where groups, families, or individuals
decorate one of the 21 urns on S Cochran and W and E Lawrence.
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WHAT IS GFWC-CHARLOTTE ALL ABOUT?
Federation of Women�s Clubs is an international women�s
organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the
lives of others through volunteer service. Collectively, we are
Living the Volunteer Spirit.
We support and participate
in many programs:
are educational and a fun way to stay in touch wth friends.
Join us in person and ZOOM is almost always an option.
2022-23 meeting schedule.
Arts and Crafts
are always popular with the membership. It involves 3-4
projects per year that average about 2
hours. Signup sheets are
provided at the first meeting and available at the meeting
before sessions that are not full.
are sent to members by a committee on behalf of the Club for
joys and concerns.
Hands to Hand
is a group that
will drive, prepare meals, help in any way members in need
whether it is illness, bereavement, handicap, or whatever.
This connects member to member and serves to connect us all.
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SIREN/Eaton Shelter Holiday Tea 2022
returned to in-person tea and on line auction.
GFWC-Charlotte hosted the tea to raise funds for SIREN
and for the club. An online Auction of nearly 200 items
were sold week of November 7, 2022
Kitchen workers prepared a luncheon.
Donations to this event can be sent to PO Box 464,
Charlotte, MI with the check made out to GFWC-Charlotte
and 'Siren' in the memo.
Special guests Teri Looney, SIREN Director, Janet
Washburn, SIREN staff along with Linda Lord, GFWC SIREN
Tea chairman were recognized
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MANY INTEREST GROUPS ******
CHOIR - Christmas Concert 2022 -- DIRECTED
BY Val Reisen
GFWC Charlotte chorus sang a collection of movie Christmas songs
for Rotary Wednesday, December 1, 2022 under the direction of
Val Reisen and pianist Mary June Garn.
Choir Members: Back: Patty Greene, Patty Retzer,
Second Row: Mary June Garn (pianist),
Julie Dartt, Lori Poyer, Lori Pray, Jo Vanderstelt, Front Row:
Sue Farlin, Donna Leahy, Peggy Nichols, Pat Campion, Pam
Rinckey, Linda Foster Val Reisen (director)
BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE PLANTS Urns
Each Season - SHERRY PABST, CHAIR
To our children and for ourselves!
BOOK CLUB - Tea & Tomes
Reading is FUNdemental, Listen to me
Read and Read to me programs are implemented in our
AND MUCH MORE ....
HONORED AT DECEMBER TEA (12/2022)
PAST PRESIDENTS (in
attendance)Back: Nola Buck, Julie Dartt, Fran Fuller, Lori Pray, Sylvia
Colles, Front: Jeannette Sommer,
Chris Waugh-Fleischmann, Mary Lee Falik, Deb Mohre, Linda Foster, Sara
Biskie, Margie Carter.
CONGRATULATIONS TO Julie Dartt - Ms Federation 2022
award is given to the person who has
demonstrated an avid interest in
promotion and support of club goals and
programs. This can be demonstrated by
sponsoring a new member, attending a
GFWC national convention, Great Lakes
Regional conference or district
convention or a county federation
meeting. Julie�s name will be added to
the list of previous recipients on a
plaque in the Michigan Room at the
Charlotte Community Library.
Julie was recognized for being an active
GFWC member since 2013 and for holding
the leadership positions of President
and Secretary. She stepped into the role
as club president when we found
ourselves without a president and served
from 2018-2020. She has served as the
MYLead chair and the liaison to the
Charlotte Public Schools for this
At the club level she is active in many
club activities. She is in the choir,
participates in Tea & Tomes book club,
ESO, is the Heifer International Chair
(making honey to sell to raise money),
served on the Nominating Committee, and
is the �Queen of Plarn� making more mats
for the homeless project than any other
club member. During her term as
president, she established the Buddy
Bench program in memory of a club
member. In addition to her support of
club activities, she also volunteers
many hours in her church community and
the Boy Scouts.
2022 NEW MEMBERS
Membership Chair, Sherry Myers introduces
our newest members. Welcome!