Monday, July 7, 2014

Hamburger Mary's "Drag Queen Bingo Night!!! Upcoming Fundraiser!!!!

The GFWC Pasco Junior Woman’s Club is gearing up for our upcoming summer fundraiser- “Drag Queen Bingo” night at Hamburger Mary’s in Ybor City!  
Mark your calendars and get your bingo markers ready for Tuesday, July 29, 2014 --7:00 pm is check in and 7:30 pm the games begin! It is just $10 for 10 games and prizes for the winners will be provided by the club.
All proceedsgo to benefitting charities in the Central Pasco & Lutz communities, including, Sunrise of Pasco, a local domestic violence shelter.
Hamburger Mary’s is located in Ybor City (Tampa) at 1600 E. 7th Av on the 2nd floor and offers a full bar & menu for you to enjoy as you play.   The restaurant will be open to the public so seating is limited- we suggest you make reservations for your group by calling the restaurant at (813) 241-6279.                                                                                                                                                                                                       
The club would like to thank our prize sponsors:



 Angie Carter, Senior Team Leader Independent Origami Owl Designer #2634;        







Great Glam -an online women’s retailer.  www.greatglam.com

Nancy’s Hair Designs, Wesley Chapel, (813)382-8240












                        




Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Empowerment Cards!

Nancy Williams










The GFWC Pasco Junior Woman's Club made a ton of empowerment cards for Sunrise of Pasco to bring to the Land o Lakes Jail’s Women’s group that meets weekly! These cards have words of inspiration and hope to brighten the days of the women in the jail group. The club also made cards for a project they are planning for the women in shelter at Sunrise for Mother’s Day! Thanks Junior Woman’s Club, we appreciate your support! 

Michelle Armstrong & Cindy Perkins
Lauren Leahey & Amanda Markiewicz














The next meeting for the Pasco Junior Woman’s Club is Tuesday, April 1 at 6:30 at the Seven Oaks Clubhouse in Wesley Chapel.  Members will be making “sugar scrub” to include in the Mother’s Day baskets for the women in shelter at Sunrise of Pasco County, a domestic violence shelter.  All area women are welcome to come to the club meeting and help with this project.  If you are interested in giving back to your community in a meaningful way, this project is right for you! 

The Juniors continue to accept donations of printed pillow cases so they can begin making dresses for little girls in Third World countries.  To donate pillow cases, please call Sharon Grace at (813) 632-2773.    Or bring them to the next club meeting!

If you would like more information about the club or would like to attend their upcoming meeting, please call Sharon at 813- 632-2773 or                                         send an email to gfwclutzpascojwc@gmail.com .                          
New members are always welcome!



Nancy Williams & Leori Porter






Friday, February 28, 2014

March 4, 2014 Club meeting


All area ladies are welcome to join the juniors for our meeting. The Art CSP hand's on project will be to design "Empowerment Cards" to give to the female inmates at Pasco County Jail and to residents at Sunrise of Pasco, Inc. , a domestic violence shelter. Members are asked to bring stickers, markers and other deco for the cards along with "empowering statements to write in the cards.  If you have any women's or children's clothing you wish to donate to Sunrise, please bring the items to the meeting.  Don't forget to bring your money if you plan on buying tickets for "The Vagina Monologues" or The Lobster Fest.  These are both fundraising events for Sunrise.
For additional information, please email us at: gfwclutzpascojwc@gmail.com.



Thursday, February 6, 2014

Pasco Juniors are Making "Little Dresses for Africa"!

Each of our Junior Woman's Club meetings center around a community service project area.  At our recent meeting the International Outreach CSP hosted a speaker and we hope to begin a new service project to serve internationally.











At our club meeting last night, Lorraine Dabney, member of the GFWC Lutz-Land o' Lakes Woman's Club instructed the Juniors' members on how to make little girl's sundresses from pillow cases!  These dresses when finished are shipped to third world countries such as Guatemala or Africa and are perfect outfits for the heat that is well known in those countries.  


It seems fairly simple- just fold the pillow case in half length wise and cut an armhole on either side.  Then sew bias tape around the armholes and finish up with bric brac for decoration.  You can either stitch or sew ribbon for the shoulders.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lorraine also showed us how to make a cute dress from a child's t-shirt.  These little sundresses will be sent to those countries where it is hot most of the time.


                                                                                                                                                                     Several members took a sample dress home to attempt to make some dresses.  This is a very worthwhile project!

The Juniors are also donating their spare change to our "Heifer Box"!  Donations made to Heifer International go towards the purchase of a dairy animal in third world countries.


Do you see a lot of RED in the above pics?  I do!  Members wore red to kick off Women's Heart Health Month in February.  Know the signs for women as they are different than for men.  Take the proper steps to heart health!

Saturday, January 18, 2014




Our new Board of Officers for 2014 was recently installed by District 8 Junior District Director, Bethani Coone (far right).  The new Board members are (from left):  President, Lauren Leahey, Vice President, Amanda Markiewicz, Secretary, Michelle Armstrong, and Treasurer, Sharon Grace.  President, Lauren Leahey has decided on a theme that is out of this world—“Juniors are Reaching for the Stars!”












Some of the Pasco Juniors community projects included writing and sending thank you notes to Honor Flight Veterans, stuffing holiday stockings for the Salvation Army, making Linus Blankets and donating them to area hospitals preemie units, planting Pinwheels for Prevention in honor of child abuse prevention, making “Bags of Hope” to donate to Guardian ad Litem, and many more.


The club meets from 6:30-8:30, on the first Tuesday of every month at Seven Oaks Clubhouse, 2910 Sports Core Circle in Wesley Chapel.   The next meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 6:30. We will host a speaker from the GFWC Lutz-Land o’ Lakes Woman’s Club.   She will fill us in on a new project that we are considering working on- making pillowcase dresses for donation to “Little Dresses for Africa”. 


All ladies in the central Pasco areas are welcome to attend.  For more information or to see how you can get involved,  please visit our Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/GFWCPascoJuniors   or send us an email at: gfwclutzpascojwc@gmail.com

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Treasurer's review committee meeting reminder

  • Jan. 15, 2014- Treasurer's meeting, 7:00, Sharon Grace's home--email me if you need address, phone or directions