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  • Thursday, April 01, 2021 2:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Happy Spring! Our March luncheon was highly informative on how to prepare for that next emergency. Do you have your go bag ready? Thanks again to Gwen Gamble and her crew for a job well done.

    Our April luncheon is our Annual Meeting where we ask SRWC membership to vote on certain items. After we conclude the Annual Meeting, it will be all about art...the Sunriver Art Fair and our next event, the Art Auction & Wine Event.

    Are you a wine and/or art lover? If so, the Art Auction & Wine Event is for you! The entire event will be virtual with wine tastings, an art auction, charcuterie class, and a virtual raffle. More details can be found in this newsletter, email blasts, or at sunriverwomensclub.com.

    Please review the email blast you received on March 20th regarding the Annual Meeting. There you will find the proposed 2021/22 slate of officers, annual meeting minutes from 2020, and proposed amendments to the bylaws. If the slate is approved by SRWC membership, this will be my third term as President. My reasoning for a third term was “I took the club into the pandemic and I want to take it out of the pandemic and back to in-person events.” I am pleased with the proposed slate of officers that the Nominating Committee has put forward. Thank you to Shirley Olson, Nominating Director, and Committee members Laurel Brennan, Sandra Lassen and Nancy Farnham.

    Lots of fun things are happening in April, please keep reading for details about the April birthday coffee/tea, New Member coffee/tea and the Friendship Walk.

    As always, thank you for “Steppin’ Up for Fun, Friends and Philanthropy”! If you would like to discuss the SRWC or need anything, please reach out to me at (925) 708-4587 or srwcpresidents@gmail.com.

    Happy Spring!

    --Nancy


  • Saturday, March 20, 2021 10:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here's  link to  a recording of the SRWC March Luncheon Zoom meeting - https://youtu.be/ORaXmzLJXZI.

    The program was a virtual visit with Ashley Volz, Emergency Services Coordinator, Special Services Unit, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office. Her main topic was emergency preparedness.

  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    KPOV Monday Point interview with Nancy Fischer, SRWC President.

    The Point KPOV Interview 3.8.21.mp3

  • Monday, March 01, 2021 1:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

         Happy March! The February luncheon presentation was another way to learn what is happening in Sunriver. It will be fun to watch the changes Cecelia, the new owner of Hot Lava Baking, makes and all the new goodies she will be offering. Kent from the Sunriver Chamber was a wealth of information on what is happening in Sunriver and answered many questions from the audience. As always, Gwen Gamble did a great job moderating. Keep reading to find out what is happening at the March luncheon.  

         Do you have a March birthday? Plan to join us for the March Birthday Coffee/Tea on Thursday, March 25 @ 10 am. You will receive an email in March with all the details on how to “zoom in”. No RSVP is necessary. 

         On a sad note, Sharon Kushar lost her battle with cancer on February 19. Sharon was a wonderful friend to many in the SRWC. She volunteered many years for the Sunriver Art Fair and was a SRWC board member for two years. She will be greatly missed.  

         As always, thank you for “Steppin’ Up During this Difficult Time”! If you would like to discuss the SRWC or need anything, please reach out to me at (925) 708-4587 or srwcpresidents@gmail.com.  

    Happy Spring! 

    --Nancy

  • Monday, February 01, 2021 8:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Happy February! January was a busy month for the SRWC. Our virtual luncheon in January introduced us to two new businesses in Sunriver…The Fold Craft Pizza + Kitchen and The Sunriver Bakery Project. I have now ordered from both and was not disappointed. Keep reading this newsletter to find out all the details for the February luncheon.

    Do you have a February birthday? Plan to join us for the February Birthday Coffee/Tea on Thursday, February 25 @ 10 am. You will receive an email in February with all the details on how to “zoom in”.

    Calling all volunteers…the SRWC is a total volunteer organization, which is amazing considering all the things we do! We are looking for volunteers for the Sunriver Art Fair. This includes publicity/marketing, sponsorship, and an Assistant Art Fair Chair. If you are interested, please contact Kathleen Meyer at sunriverartfair@gmail.com.

    Even with the pandemic and no in-person events, the SRWC had a banner year relating to philanthropy. We were able to grant $63,400 to various nonprofits in south Deschutes County. Thank you to everyone who made this possible from our members to the community, local businesses, and organizations. We could not have done this without you.

    As always, thank you for “Steppin’ Up During this Difficult Time”! If you would like to discuss the SRWC or need anything, please reach out to me at (925) 708-4587 or srwcpresidents@gmail.com.

    Stay safe and healthy!

    --Nancy

  • Friday, January 01, 2021 8:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I want to personally wish each of you a Happy New Year. I am looking forward to 2021 and later in the year getting the SRWC back to “in-person” events. I have missed seeing SRWC members in person! In the meantime, we will keep all SRWC events virtual…this includes monthly luncheons, book clubs and meetings.  

         As always, Gwen Gamble, our Programs Director, has a great program set up for our January virtual luncheon. It will be a chance to learn about two new businesses in the Sunriver area. Keep reading to find out more about what Gwen has planned.  

         We have scheduled several coffee/tea virtual events in January:  January birthday/July half-birthday celebration, “coffee/tea with friends” and a new member coffee/tea. Looking forward to seeing SRWC members on Zoom and “touching base”.      

         As always, thank you for “Steppin’ Up During this Difficult Time”! If you would like to discuss the SRWC or need anything, please reach out to me at (925) 708-4587 or srwcpresidents@gmail.com. 

    Stay safe and healthy!

    --Nancy


  • Tuesday, December 01, 2020 7:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    When 2020 started, I believe none of us could have predicted a pandemic that would turn our world upside down. The SRWC “stepped up” immediately with several members sewing face masks and the SRWC Board creating the COVID-19 Nonprofit Fund. To date, this Fund has awarded over $36,000 in grants to nonprofits in South Deschutes County to meet the demand for essential services. This is in addition to the $50,000 in annual grants that were granted in May.

    We asked members to reach out to their neighbors and fellow members to keep in touch and ask if they needed assistance by picking up groceries, etc., especially those that live alone. We have generous members who donate their time to volunteer and/or donate financially including an anonymous donor who graciously made a $15,000 donation to the SRWC for the “where it is most needed” philanthropy fund. Summer was quiet without the Sunriver Art Fair; however, you can support the artists by going to the Sunriver Art Fair website and shopping directly on their websites.

    On the social side of the SRWC, we went virtual with our Welcome Event, monthly luncheons, monthly birthday luncheons and new member event. Hearty and Mid-Soles continued hiking, book clubs met in the park or on Zoom, our knitting group met in the park and Winter Fun starts this month. December will be quiet without the Winter Gala.

    Our website has been updated and is a valuable tool to keep up with SRWC events and fundraisers. Are you looking to connect with a fellow SRWC member? The website is where you can look up their contact information. Or you can upload the app (Wild Apricot Member) to your smart phone and be able to keep in touch while on the go. This means no more printed directories in the glove box of your car! Are you on social media? Follow, share and like the SRWC and Sunriver Art Fair on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

    I, personally, want to thank all our members, community members, businesses and organizations who so graciously donate their time and/or resources to make the SRWC what it is. We could not do it without you! Thank you!!

  • Tuesday, December 01, 2020 7:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Happy Holidays!

    Thank you to Matt at Savory Spice Shop for an informative program on the wonderful world of spices for our November luncheon. Again, the box lunches from Café Sintra were delicious. If you have not joined us for a virtual lunch, you are missing out. They are fun and people are enjoying the social time in smaller breakout rooms before the program.

    December will be a quiet month for the SRWC with a just a few events: December birthday and June half-birthday coffee/tea on December 9 and the start-up of Winter Fun activities. The Board will take a break this month but will be back to work in January. I am going to miss the Winter Gala this month. It will just make the 2021 Winter Gala even more special!

    Are you a new member? We had a new member coffee/tea on November 20. The new members that joined us had a great time and it was decided to hold another one in January. Watch your newsletter and email for further details!!!

    Winter Wear for Kids is going strong! My house is one of the drop-off locations and I have 8-9 bags of winter wear clothing items that will be distributed to Rosland Elementary. We have also received over $1,200 in donations so that additional items can be purchased.

    As always, thank you for “Steppin’ Up During this Difficult Time”! If you would like to discuss the SRWC or need anything, please reach out to me at (925) 708-4587 or srwcpresidents@gmail.com.

    Stay safe and healthy!

    --Nancy

  • Sunday, November 01, 2020 9:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Happy Thanksgiving! It’s time for me to make my pumpkin muffins and my favorite, Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars. If you would love the recipe for either, let me know!

    Thank you to Deon at Sunriver Books & Music for a wonderful program for our October luncheon. The box lunches from Café Sintra were delicious. On Zoom, we started members in break-out rooms so there was time for conversation in a smaller group before joining everyone in the main room for announcements and the program. Some members even stayed on at the end for a little more conversation.

    Our November luncheon program will be Matt from Savory Spice Shop. Find out how to spice up your holiday cooking. Café Sintra will be offering box lunches prior to the luncheon. Keep reading to find out all the details!!

    I would like to thank Gwen Gamble for “steppin’ up” as Program Director and “Steppin’ Up for Local”. I know those of you that were on Zoom for the October luncheon saw what a great job she is doing.

    Lunch with Friends has been rescheduled!! Lunch with Friends will be held Monday, November 9 @ 12 noon. You will need to RSVP to Nancy Fischer to receive the Zoom link.

    Are you a new member? On November 20 @ 10 am, we will be having a coffee/tea via Zoom. Each new member will receive an email with the Zoom link.

    Winter Wear for Kids has kicked off! This year we are asking for exact items. Please keep reading to find out all the details on what to buy and where to drop off.

    As always, thank you for “Steppin’ Up During this Difficult Time”! Also, if you would like to discuss the SRWC or need anything, please reach out to me at (925) 708-4587 or srwcpresidents@gmail.com.

    Stay safe and healthy!

    --Nancy

  • Monday, October 05, 2020 12:17 PM | Anonymous member

         It’s Fall…my favorite season!! I love everything about Fall from the leaves changing color to Fall decorations to sweater weather and candy corn!

         Thank you to Wild Poppy Florist for a wonderful program during our “Mad Hatter Tea Party” Welcome Event and Marcello’s for a great program during our “It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere Happy Hour” Welcome Event. I found both programs fun and informative and I hope our members attending via Zoom did too.

         Our monthly virtual luncheons kick off in October. Sunriver Books & Music is the program for the October 20th luncheon. Find out what the best reads are as Deon takes us on a tour of her bookstore. Café Sintra will be offering box lunches prior to the luncheon. Keep reading to find out all the details!!

         Are you on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter? Please follow the Sunriver Art Fair and the Sunriver Women’s Club and make sure you like, comment and share. Looking for some great holiday gifts, go to sunriverartfair.com/artists where you can find links to the artists’ website and start shopping away!

         It’s Membership time! You can renew online or download the membership form and mail a check. The new membership year began October 1, but you can join or renew anytime. This year, for the first time, there is no “directory deadline”. As you join or renew, your information is immediately uploaded or updated in our online directory. Also, anytime during the year, you can log in and update your information. Do not forget to sign up for social clubs or volunteer opportunities that interest you.

         Our members and community continue to be so generous during this difficult time. I have had several members or community members state that they are not sure what fund they would like to donate to. We have resolved this problem by creating the “Donation to Where it is Most Needed”. This fund allows our Philanthropy Director and her committee to recommend to the Board when this fund should be utilized for philanthropic purposes.

         As always, thank you for “Steppin’ Up During this Difficult Time”! Also, if you would like to discuss the SRWC or need anything, please reach out to me at (925) 708-4587 or srwcpresidents@gmail.com.

    Stay safe and healthy!
    --Nancy

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The Sunriver Women's Club (SRWC) is a  501C (3) nonprofit community service organization that welcomes members from Sunriver and the surrounding communities. 

The essence of the SRWC is to be a caring partner to our neighbors, nonprofits in south Deschutes County, local businesses and visitors.


The majority of our members are from Sunriver, La Pine and Bend-everyone is welcome.  Members participate in social and philanthropic activities.  The membership year runs from October 1 through September 30, but you may join in any month. Click on JOIN US to start your membership process.

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