Susan Robertson November Letter

November Presidents LetterEPWC Members: Thanksgiving was an opportunity to reflect on how wonderful it is to live in beautiful Estes Park. My “jar of joy and happiness” was filled to the brim. I hope that you all had a lovely Thanksgiving. My Christmas decorations are up and out and now I’m looking forward to all of the special December celebrations and activities of the season. A favorite celebration for me is music and that’s what we’ll have at our December luncheon. Did you know? The MountainAires singing group … started as the Woman’s Club Chorus in 1979 a charter member of the original chorus and is still a EPWC member (and now the piano accompanist) is Verlene Thorp new name, MountainAires, was listed in our EPWC 1986 yearbook having MountainAires perform at our December luncheon program has been a long time Woman’s Club tradition 40 ladies are in the group, six are also EPWC members (Verlene Thorp, Polly Ingold, Susan Hackmeier, Susie Manhoff, Deborah Webb & Shirley Neely-Turpin) their current director is Kasey Troutman, 970-480-5148 … let her know if you would like to join this chorus Thanks go out to Sandi DeJoseph who represented EPWC at the celebration of donors & volunteers at Estes Park Philanthropy Day held at the YMCA this past November 15. Bright Christmas Angels are Pam Appel, Carol .and Lynn Larkin who have taken our financial donations and purchased gifts for four families. Our annual bake sale at the Holiday House was great fun. Thanks to Hulda Bachman-Neely for organizing and for all of the bake sale donations and to all of the workers. Special thanks to Suzie Manhoff, Catherine Moon, Joy Holcomb and Sue Hansen that made 15 baskets, as well as the 4 baskets left from our garage sale made by Nancy Fuller. And two lovely wreaths were decorated by Sallie Brackman. Attached are Minutes from our November luncheon. Just found out that our bag day for the Estes Thrift Shop will be on Saturday, December 22, 2018. Looking forward to seeing you at our luncheon on December 12 at the Estes Valley Community Center, lower level. The MountainAires will be performing. Don’t forget to bring your EPWC Yearbook to each luncheon meeting! (If you didn’t pick up your yearbook for this year, please contact Patti Erbe) IMPORTANT REMINDER: lunch reservations must be made no later than December 6. Luncheon questions, contact Sallie Brackman at 816-225-9130. Susan Robertson-Estes Park Woman’s Club President, 2018/19

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