Woman’s club hears from Brooke Martin

Published 11:47 am Thursday, October 18, 2018

“The brightest stars in our community are individuals who spend much of their personal time working to benefit others – including members of the GFWC-NC Mocksville Woman’s Club.”

President, Christy Schafer delivered this welcome back message to club members at the Sept. 12 meeting at Bermuda Run Country Club.

To support the year’s theme, tables were decorated with clear, glass bowls filled with “galaxy” blue water and shiny, star shaped balloons in bright silver and blue that festooned up and outward – reminding members of the diversity of the stars and the variety of talent each member brings.

The September meeting featured guest speaker Brooke Martin, who accepted posthumously the club’s 2017-2018 Citizen of the Year Award on behalf of her husband, George Wilson Martin. Giving an account of the years with her husband, she delivered a fascinating and compelling story of what life was like with a “southern boy.”

Community Service Project (CSP) work sessions were held, which focused on community needs and the positive impact current and new projects will make towards meeting a need.

Assisting monthly with students at Central Davie Academy, the Arts CSP helps children use their imaginations and hands to create art, which is vital to their development.

The Conservation CSP encourages awareness of natural resources. One focus area is local food source and awareness of where food comes from. Supporting Hunger Fighters at Davie High School, the club collects money to provide extra food for students

Members of Education CSP help support activities at Central Davie Academy, the Davie County Schools Spelling Bee and Smart Start. Members also participate in the art projects and are responsible for maintaining the Little Free Library at Rich Park.

In support of Storehouse for Jesus, the Home Life CSP creates Christmas baskets and collects many needed donations throughout the year.

The International Outreach CSP focuses efforts on various missions and ministries that help support needs through assistance overseas.

Those involved in Public Issues CSP will be assisting new mothers at the Davie Pregnancy Center with donations of items to fill diaper bags, providing support for those who lack financial resources.

The MWC serves residents of Autumn Care with monthly bingo.

The club plans to reach out to other woman who are stars in their own right and have an interest in supporting community through philanthropic efforts. Women interested in learning more about the club are invited to attend a meeting with a member. The club offers women opportunities to promote education, participate in community service, grow in leadership development and share fellowship with women.