Thank you to everyone who donated items, and to the community organizations that hosted collection boxes. This year WCOP volunteers collected 58 bags of winter clothing, and delivered them to 5 local charities.
CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST
NATHANIEL ROCHESTER STUDENTS
STUDENTS IN 6th, 7th, and 8th GRADES MAY SUBMIT A SHORT STORY AND/OR A POEM
2ND PLACE------ $75
3RD PLACE------ $50
ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY JANUARY 29, 2018
For more information and instructions:
Grab some friends and get ready
for fall fun at the
WOMEN’S CLUB OF PITTSFORD
SUPPORT LOCAL NON PROFIT AGENCIES!
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 5:30 PM
LOCUST HILL COUNTRY CLUB
2000 Jefferson Road, Pittsford NY 14534
Registration - $40 by mail
(Advance purchase required)
Includes hot and cold hors d’oeuvres & desserts.
20 Themed Raffle Baskets! Each worth $250!
FOR REGISTRATION FORM CLICK HERE
SAVE THE DATE
BUNCO NIGHT "2" SUPPORT LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
Thursday, November 9, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
Locust Hill Country Club
*more details and registration coming soon*
Each year, we recognize a deserving member who stands out because of the special things she does. Our “Woman of the Year” exemplifies going above and beyond, not because it is her job, but because she is driven by a strong commitment to serve the community through the Women’s Club of Pittsford.
This year’s award recipient, Maureen Mulley, has been a club member for 21 years. She has supported major fundrais-ers such as the Annual Home and Kitchen Tour, the Cabaret with Cindy Miller, the Gift Boutique, and annual Garage Sales; and more recently supported the Shopping Spree at Talbots, Luggage Collection for Hillside Children's Center, and she is an ardent Book Clubber!
Since joining in 1996, she has demonstrated leadership and influence, serving on the Board of Directors as: Publicity Coordinator, Co- Historian, Endowment Chair, Co-Treasurer, Co-President Elect, Co-President, and Co-Director of GFWC Lake District.
It is with great pleasure that we honor our friend and col-league Maureen Mulley and share her story of how the ef-forts of one person can truly make a difference in our com-munity. Since January 2016, Maureen has devoted tireless efforts to raise money and support for our community im-provement project at School 46. The objective was to equip two kindergarten classes with iPads -- a technology that is re-shaping how we live, and how we learn. The time has flown! Our cohort of 43 students are already completing first grade this month. Their reading and vocabulary skills have shown significant improvement.
Maureen is clearly the key organizer and implementer be-hind this project. She single-handedly carried out a letter-writing campaign to solicit outside Sponsors to contribute funding for iPads. But, she did not stop there! In addition to the iPads, School 46 needs funding to integrate the technolo-gy into the curriculum. Maureen organized the committees to launch our first “Bunco” fundraiser, which raised more than $5000 to benefit the School.
On a personal note, Maureen was an English Teacher at East High School for 33 years. She and her husband Bill, have been married for 44 years, and live in Pittsford, where they belong to their beloved cat named Yum Yum (smile!). They love spending the summer in their second home in Bristol Harbour, where they enjoy golf and boating.
Maureen also brings leadership and influence to the broader community. She was instrumental in restarting a social club called Bristol Cliffs Yacht Club in 1988, and served as its secretary for 15 years. She is a member of AAUW, and is a charter member of "The Schoolmarms' Investment Club " which has been active for 23 years. She is deeply committed to and is a long time member of the Board of Directors of Pet Pride of New York, Inc., the local no-kill cat shelter. She is the chair of the yearly Building Fund Luncheon and is on the golf committee for the annual Pet Pride Classic.
Nelson Mandela said that “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.” Maureen is indeed very special. She embodies the philosophy and commitment to leadership, service, and active volunteerism that is our Club’s heritage.
We are pleased and proud to honor Maureen as our 2017 Woman of the Year.
Talbots and The Women's Club of Pittsford invite you to shop ALL DAY, for a cause.
10% of pre-tax sales will be donated to WCOP. Please join us on Tuesday, May 2nd!
WHERE: Talbot's Monroe Avenue (only)
DATE: Tuesday, May 2nd
HOURS: 10 am to 7 pm
On January 19th, eight ladies from the WCOP had an informative tour of the headquarters of St. Pauly Textile. Ben and Joe DeGeorge shared the history of their family business and gave us a tour of the production area.
The business was started by friends Joe and Paul, setting out flyers and collecting clothing at the Rochester Regional market in 1996. From the beginning with one collection shed and one pick up truck, there are now 1,140 drop off sheds for clothing, soft toys, bedding, linens and shoes in nine states. There are 110 sheds in upstate New York alone. This organization collects 120,000 pounds of clothing daily, sending materials and recycled textiles within the US and in shipping containers to many foreign countries.
The WCOP supports this mission bagging collected clothing at the PITTSFORD shed, housed at the United Church of PITTSFORD.
After our tour, many of us enjoyed salad and pizza at
Lucca Wood-fired Pizza in Victor. A fun morning of sharing!
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