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.
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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!