The Club’s objective is to organize women of the Ahwatukee retirement community in support of existing activities and in the creation of new activities. The benefactors of these activities shall be the Ahwatukee Recreation Center and chosen philanthropies.
The Women’s Club of the Ahwatukee Recreation Center meets on the second Monday of each month in the ARC Main Hall from September through May, unless otherwise noted. Refreshments and social time begin at 1:30 pm. The business meeting will begin at 1:45 pm followed by the monthly program. Membership fee is $10.00 per year. Membership is open to all women members of the ARC and meetings are open to everyone: members, friends and spouses. Raffle tickets for 50/50 drawings are done at each meeting with half going to the club and half to the ticket winner. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. There are currently 70 active members.
There are 6 elected board members and eight committees in the Women’s Club. For information contact President Ann Schminke, 480-893-8263 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The board meets in one of the ARC meeting rooms on the first Monday of each month at 10:00 am. The next meeting will be held earlier on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 10:00 am, due to the Labor Day holiday.
2018 Board Officers
President: Ann Schminke 1st Vice-President/Membership: Michalene Eves
2nd Vice-President/Programs: Barbara Guignard Treasurer: Bev Shillinger
Recording Secretary: Pat Flahart Corresponding Secretary: Wilma Ufford
Committees & Chairpersons
Communications: Joyce Betz Community Outreach: Babs Lester/Michalene Eves
Correspondence: Wilma Ufford Day Trippers: BJ Stites
Historian: Marjorie Mead Publicity: Rosemary Shillz
Ways & Means: Peg Nelson Website: Cathy Wangstad
Meetings & Speakers
Fall General Meetings: Monday, September 10, 2018 1:30 pm
Monday, October 8, 2018 1:30 pm
Monday, November 12, 2018 1:30 pm
Program Chair Barb Guignard has arranged for a representative from the IDEA Museum of Mesa (Idea, Design, Experiences and Art) to speak at our September 10 General Meeting. The purpose of the museum is to stimulate kids and adults through arts and art inspired activities, adding science, engineering and design thinking. Barb is already working on the October program and has scheduled the American Legion Post 64 (which meets at the ARC) to present their Evolution of the Flag program in honor Veterans' Day. Please email her at email@example.com with any suggestions you have for future programs. Thank you, Barb, for your hard work scheduling such varied and entertaining programs for us to enjoy.
2018 Charitable Donations
Fall Meeting Speakers: Program Chair Barb Guignard has arranged for a representative from the IDEA Museum of Mesa (Idea, Design, Experiences and Art) to speak at our September 10 General Meeting. The purpose of the museum is to stimulate kids and adults through arts and art inspired activities, adding science, engineering and design thinking. Barb is already working on the October 8 program and has scheduled the American Legion Post 64 (which meets at the ARC) to present their Evolution of the Flag program on November 12 in honor of Veterans' Day. Please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggestions you have for future programs. Thank you, Barb, for your hard work scheduling such varied and entertaining programs for us to enjoy.
Corresponding Secretary Wilma Ufford sent get well cards to members Jackie Oddo, LynnEve Sturm and Marjorie Mead as they continue their recoveries. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Monday, November 12, 2018 - White Elephant Sale during monthly Women's Club meeting. Start saving your goodies now! Will also have a program theme celebrating Veteran's Day. Mary Danforth will again chair this event.
Monday, December 10, 2018 Christmas Event - Joan Uhler is chairing the committee for the Christmas luncheon which will be held in the ARC Main Hall. The decision was made to use The Clever Chef as the caterer for the event. More information will be available in the fall.
Community Service: Babs Lester and Michaelene Eves co-chair this committee and are open for suggestions from members on which charities the Women's Club should make. Please begin now to think of worthy organizations that can use our financial help in 2018-2019.
Day Trippers - BJ Stites is the coordinator for the Day Tripper outings and has done a great job setting up various trips into Phoenix and surrounding areas. Please contact BJ if you have ideas for future trips. All ARC members and friends are welcome to join in most activities.
Our next outing is with Greg Montes of Sky Harbor Airport for a 90 minute tour at 10:30 am. on Wednesday, June 13. This tour will be a walking tour to many areas of Terminal 4 with a ride on the sky train (different than the art exhibit tour). Audio headsets will be available for those with hearing difficulties. An optional lunch is planned in Terminal 4 afterwards. Parking will be provided by Sky Harbor airport but we need carpool drivers so please indicate in the sign-up book in the Social Area if you would be able to drive.
Ways and Means: Peg Nelson is the chair of this committee. The function of this committee is to come up with ideas for raising money to operate the Women's Club and to enable us to provide funds to various charities in our area. Peg and her committee are working on ideas for the 2018-2019 Women's Club year. Please contact her at 309-368-1527 or email her at email@example.com if you have ideas or would like to help with some of the fund raising projects.
Website: Cathy Wangstad
Please call or email Cathy for any changes, updates or corrections.