The 2023 Holiday Dinner will be Monday, Dec. 11 at 5:45 PM at Casa Nostra. Casa Nostra is located at the corner of Evesboro-Medford Rd. and North Elmwood Rd. We understand if you cannot be there at that time so please arrive as soon as you can. It’s a full evening! The event replaces our December General Meeting.
Cost is $36 per person. If you didn't pay at the November meeting, you can mail your check to our P.O. Box 84 address. Please indicate your entrée selection on the check. Entrée choices are: Chicken Francese, Chicken Parmesan and Eggplant Parmesan
At the dinner, we will do our traditional White Elephant gift exchange. If you’d like to participate, gift value should be $10-$20. Please wrap the gift and June will surprise us with how the exchange will occur! At the November meeting, we shared information for the families to which we will be donating gifts this year. Gifts will be collected at the Holiday Dinner.
Our speaker for our November 27th General Meeting and Open House was Mary Beth Riccobene-Ianerella from Girl Talk Marlton, a peer-to-peer mentoring organization in Marlton.
Mary Beth, familiar to many in the club, presented an overview of her organization which mentors teen girls, builds self-esteem and teaches leadership.
Learn more about the local organization of Girl Talk Inc. at www.girltalkmarlton.org. They're making a difference in the lives of young women.
To celebrate our veterans, our Education Committee and Civic Engagement and Outreach Committees again partnered to sponsor a 5th Grade Writing Contest among Marlton area students.
On Wednesday, November 8 Marlton Woman's Club members attended two very special Veterans Day assemblies at two area grade schools where the winning students read their essays. We gave everyone who wrote an essay a certificate and a bag of goodies. They were so excited! The winners also received a $25 gift card.
- 8:30 a.m.: Van Zant Elementary School (270 Conestoga Road, Marlton)
- 10:30 a.m.: Jaggard Elementary School (2 Wescott Road, Marlton).
November is Diabetes Awareness Month, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and more – the month during which there is so much focus on friends, family, football, and food is a great time to think of ways to help those who are suffering from debilitating diseases. There are fundraising walks, dozens of donation requests in mailboxes, and heartfelt pleas from all sides asking us to help find a cure.
One of the best things we can do to combat these illnesses is to continue to take care of ourselves. Be sure to eat in moderation, get plenty of exercise in this brisk, beautiful fall weather, and check your calendars to be sure your doctor appointments and vaccinations are up to date. The best way to fight a disease is to prevent it!
Remember our MWC walking groups -- fall is perfect walking weather, and there are walking groups on Tuesday and Friday mornings at different locations. We enjoy exercising while strengthening our MWC friendships.
In November we are learning about Harriet Tubman. Harriet Tubman was a most remarkable woman of her time. Born into slavery in 1820, she was named Araminta by her parents. At age 13, Minty, as she was called, was struck on the head and nearly killed. She recovered, grew stronger and vowed to fight to be free. She was known as the "Moses of her people." She helped others gain their freedom by helping with the underground railroad. She worked with them for eleven years until age 27, when she earned her freedom. During her lifetime she was a nurse, soldier, scout, military strategist, union spy, and war hero. The city of Philadelphia is in the process of building a statue in her honor. Sculptor Alvin Pettit was chosen to design the statue. His design shows her in a prayer-like stance, standing strong and refusing to yield. Her family helped choose the design. It is expected to be finished by early 2025 and will stand at the entrance of City Hall. She may also replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Harriet died in 1913 at the age of 93.
One of her famous quotes is, "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
Fall Bingo & Basket Fundraiser
Sunday, October 15, 2023
It was a glorious fall afternoon with wins galore! Members of the community and club members enjoyed another successful bingo event, raising funds for the Marlton Woman's Club scholarship programs and charitable donations.
The event was held at Indian Spring Country Club in Marlton, and patrons brought in generous in-kind donations of specially needed non-perishable food items, toiletries and individual personal care items for Providence House and Covenant House, two of our community partners. The afternoon was highlighted by fun games of bingo, door prizes, a delicious boxed lunch and a dizzying array of gift baskets. We also sold chocolate bars for $2.00 to raise funds for Veterans Haven South which supports transitional housing for veterans.
Hope to see you at our Spring Bingo on April 21, 2024!