Happy New Year! It is a new year and a new decade, which I find hard to believe. What happened to 2010 when Phil and I moved to Sunriver? The SRWC finished 2019 with great flair! Kathy Garofalo-Nakae and her team did an amazing job on the Winter Gala by creating a beautiful Enchanted Forest and a very successful fundraiser for the SRWC. Thank you to Kathy and her team!
A new decade does not slow the SRWC down. Soft Soles has a New Year’s Day hike on the Sunriver pathways. “Winter Wear for Kids” is continuing to collect donations. You can drop off your donations at Cascade Sotheby’s in the Village, First Interstate Bank or bring them to our monthly luncheon on January 21 at River Meadows. How easy is that? The Philanthropy Committee is very busy as “grant request season” has started. For the second year in a row, we have $50,000 to grant to non-profits in south Deschutes County. I find that exciting!
Have you seen our new website? It is updated, informative and has a “members only” section where you can look up other member’s information…think of the information the directory contains. Kudos to Laura Dickinson for making this change. It took a lot of work on Laura’s part to make this switch. Thank you also to Leslie Fuhrman, Lorna Nolte, Cindy McCabe and Laurel Brennan for their input and work on the website.
The location for our January and February luncheons has changed due to a kitchen remodel at Crosswater. We will be going to River Meadows Club House. Complete directions will be available for those attending.
Lunch with Friends will be Wednesday, February 5, at 11:30 am at the SHARC. This is a casual way to have lunch with other SRWC members. Bring a sandwich, yogurt or whatever you eat for lunch and come join us. At the last Lunch with Friends, I stopped and got a personal pizza at Blondies.
As always, keep reading for further details on all our events and fundraising opportunities. Thank you for “Steppin’ Up for Friends, Fun and Philanthropy”!!! --