CALENDAR YEAR 2022
LITTLE FREE LIBRARY FOR ANOTHER DAWSON COUNTY SCHOOL
On Tuesday August 30, the Dawson County Woman’s Club and the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce officially cut the ribbon o the new lending library at Kilough Elementary School. Children in the community can come to the library and take a book home to read and leave another book for others to follow.
Before cutting the ribbon on the new library, Dawson County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mandy Power encouraged the students in attendance to make use of the library and congratulated the school and the Woman’s Club on bringing the project to fruition.
GIVING GOES GLAM
Annual Fundraiser with Fashion Show, Luncheon and Silent Auction
was a great success. Over 150 guests enjoyed a nicely prepared luncheon from Giorgio’s Italian Restaurant, appetizer cone charcuteries, latest fashions and plenty of silent auction items. The raffle was the best yet with nearly $1000 of restaurant gift cards. A lovely time was had by all.
Thanks to all our donors, sponsors and guests for making Giving Goes Glam a most successful fund raiser for the Dawson County Woman’s Club, 2022.
The venue this year was Lilly Creek Farms in Dawsonville.
Young and mature ladies hoping that their bids would let them take home cherished items
High School Scholarship 2022
The Dawson County Woman’s Club awarded three $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors at Dawson County High School on Tuesday, May 3. Kelci Folsom received the Betty Turner Award and was presented to her by Michell Turner Smith. Michell’s mother, Betty, was a founding member of the DCWC.
From left to right, Debbie Borovitcky (President DCWC), Blake Smith, Grace Anderson, Kelci Folsom, Michell Turner Smith.
Fire Station Lasagna Dinners
Last year, 2021, the DCWC presented pizza dinners to our local Dawson County firefighters. This year on Wednesday May 4, our members brought delicious lasagna along with salads and desserts to Dawson County’s finest firefighters. The men and women at the fire stations were delighted to have a great meal.
Leap for Literacy
March 26 2022 was the return of Leap for Literacy after a two year COVID break.
Leap of Literacy is one of the fundraising events for WEE Books which is a literacy program
that provides Dawson County children with a free monthly age-appropriate book every year from birth until they reach five years old.
The Dawson County Woman’s Club is a long term supported of the program. So today, we put on our frog eyes and greens and hit the water. The air temperature was 55 degrees but the water was a bit colder at 45 degrees. And the wind was gusting around 35 mph. Perfect day for a swim.
..no, they left us to rescue ourselves…
Once again, our intrepid group was awarded a first place for Creativity and Bravery.
CLUB OFFICERS FOR 2022
Edie Chordora is awarded BOTH of the DCWC
Club awards, the Distinguished Service Award
and the Dot Strother Outstanding Member Award.
CALENDAR YEAR 2021
Austin Wood, a senior at Dawson County HS, completed his Eagle Scout Project in January. He built three raised beds for our pollinator gardens project. These are at the Senior Center in Veterans Memorial Park in Dawsonville. He also made three butterfly boxes, one for each pollinator bed. Edie and Georgann, seen here with Austin, will begin planting native pollinator plants in March. These will be as stunning as our four pollinator beds already established in Main Street Park. Come over and learn from these.
OUR AFFILIATE SERVICE ORGANIZATION, KDCB
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DECORATING OF THE OLD HISTORIC COURTHOUSE
IN DOWNTOWN DAWSONVILLE.
The DCWC proudly chose three recipients from
the Dawson County High School to attend the
Hugh O’Brian Leadership Conference. This awesome
program hosts 10,000 high school sophomores
from across the country who, by attending the three day
workshops, will develop leadership
skills and learn how to apply them to become effective leaders
in their home schools.
FESTIVAL OF TREES
KILOUGH ELEMENTARY CAFETERIA STAFF
IS GIVEN A SURPRISE THANKSGIVING DINNER
Thanks to Marge Carey, Marge Jones, Susan Bush, Barbara Vermilion, Debbie Borovitcky, Mary Ann Eaton, Kelly Gillian and MG Finch who showed up to help Kilough Elementary with their Thanksgiving lunch. Over 250 parents and other guests were served. We helped sign people in and directed traffic in the cafeteria. We gifted six regular cafeteria workers with $50 gift certificates. They were very appreciative!
PRESENTING GIFTS TO THE North Georgia ASSISTED LIVING
The EDUCATIONAL PATRON AWARD, one of only three awarded by the Georgia Leadership and Service Awards, was presented by Principal, Paige Arnette, to the Education and Libraries Community Service Program of the Dawson County Woman’s Club for reading to students, book fair assistance, revitalization and replanting of the Rosalynn Carter Pollinator Garden, and installing and donating books to a new Little Free Library.
It was presented to DCWC members at the Dawson County School Board meeting on November 9, 2021.
CLUB MEMBERS DONATED OVER 45 BOXES OF CEREAL TO THE LOCAL THRIFT STORE, RIC Rack
Trunk or Treat at Dawson County, Rock Creek Park
Christmas Tree Decoration
We had a chance to auction off a decorated Christmas tree for the Bowen Art Center. DCWC volunteers came over with vintage ornaments, ribbons, sparkling twigs, and ideas for creating an awesome 9 foot tree for some lucky winner to take home.
The result is shown here. We were greatly surprised how everything we brought in created such a beautiful tree.
If you would like to make a $ bid on the tree, CLICK HERE.
All proceeds are donated to The Bowen Center for the Arts.
Club members donated ribbons, vintage ornaments and foliage to decorate our 9 foot tree.
We are hoping that someone will fall in love with our tree and make an offer for it.
All proceeds go to the Bowen Center for the Arts.
The whimsical crown of our work of art.
The Dawson County Woman’s Club presented our annual Giving Goes Glam fundraiser on August 14, 2021 at Lilly Creek Farms at 1654 Auraria Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534. The theme this year was Rustic Elegance and we chose a perfect venue of warmth, comfort and beauty.
And what an event it was. We had nearly 160 guests, over 100 silent auction items,
three fabulous raffles and door prizes.
Talk of the Town catered a delicious chicken salad and fruit lunch.
And our models and fashions were the very best.
Pollinator Gardens Tour Saturday, June 26 was a Grand Success
In celebration of the City of Dawsonville becoming an official Bee City USA, the Dawson County Woman’s Club hosted the First Annual Pollinator Garden Tour in Dawsonville and Dawson County. This event aimed at inspiring everyone to become excited about bees and butterflies and learn about the ways that they can support these special pollinators. It only takes a few native plants in many pollinator spots to create acres of flowers necessary for our beneficial insects.
An extended Driving Tour included larger gardens with amazing displays of native perennials.
Small gardens, or Pollinator Spots, were featured along a Walking Tour in downtown Dawsonville beginning at the new Main Street Park where four raised beds of native perennials are showcased and visited by honey bees, native bees, and butterflies.
The Walking Tour included other Pollinator Spots at The Fancy Flea, Days Gone By, Dawsonville City Hall, The Bowen Center, Dawson County Library and The Station Antiques.
The Bowen Center for the Arts had an invasion of flamingoes just before the Pollinator Tour. But we felt it was a nice addition to the native plantings of agastache, cardinal flower, ox eye daisy, yarrow, and blue mistflower.
This event was free and expected to be held again in 2022. But guests are welcomed at all the downtown Dawsonville Pollinator Spots and at the two gardens are members’ residences. CLICK HERE for information.
APRIL IS STOP CHILD ABUSE MONTH, a time for communities to come together to build caring connections, supportive environments and positive experiences for all children. We know that child maltreatment is a preventable problem. Our pinwheels show our support for the love for children.
HOBY AWARDS FOR 2021
The Hugh O’Brien Leadership conference awards have been given to three students from Dawson County High School.
Each spring, 10,000 high school sophomores from across the country participate in one fo the HOBY’s leadership seminars to develop their leadership skills and learn how to apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community. Our students that are chosen to attend this weekend seminar are amazing. In fact, all the applicants are such gifted, sociable, caring young people that it is very difficult to select just one or two for this award.
From left, Debbie Borovitcky (President DCWC), MG Finch (Education Chair), Courtney Brooke Clark, Jace Walker Trammell, Alysa Reeve, Mary Ann Eaton (DCWC member) and Priscilla Taylor (DCWC member). Congratulations, Courtney, Jace and Alysa.
DCWC OFFICERS INSTALLATION FOR 2021
Our officer installation was held on January 16, 2021 as a virtual event due to the COVID pandemic. We thank Jill Bagley, NE District President, for presenting our new slate of officers. President, Debbie Borovitcky, 1st VP vacant, 2nd VP Georgann Schmalz, Recording Secretary Linda Browning, Treasurer Bev James. Non-elected Officer and Chairs include Corresponding Secretary Judy Carruth, Arts and Culture CSP open, Civic Engagement and Outreach, Education and Libraries MB Finch, Environment Edie Chodora, Health and Wellness Linda Bostick.
Check back for photos of the group of 2021.
CALENDAR YEAR 2020
Halloween on October 31 2020 found Dawsonville City Council member, Stephen Tolson and his wife, Sandra, poising behind our panel at the Main Street Park pollinator garden. Dressed as beekeepers, they said that they were inspired by our honey bees and bumble bees flying around.
The city of Dawsonville has been accepted as affiliate as a Bee City USA by the Xerces Society! We are one of eleven cities in the state of Georgia. The Dawsonville County Woman’s Club has worked for nearly a year to become a Bee City USA. We especially want to thank the City Council of Dawsonville for all their help and encouragement to attain this award.
The Dawsonville City Council voted to accept the Xerces Society Bee City USA Resolution for Dawsonville, GA.
As part of our application for becoming a Bee City USA, the Dawson County Woman’s Club reached out to the Girl Scouts for help in planting in the chosen Pollinator Spots. The girls had a great time, I think, and really helped out. Fortunately, the recent rains has softened the Georgia clay to dig fairly easily. We have three more Spots for our Scout crew to conquer. And they managed to dig without getting dirty.
To show our Club’s appreciation of the digging and planting by the Girl Scouts (Troop 10616), Edie presented a program for them on bee keeping.
Edie presenting her program from a safe distance in case her ladies were upset with an audience.
Not only the Girl Scouts came to the bee program, but also a couple of sisters. They were very impressed with Edie’s bee keeper Barbie Doll.
IN THE BEGINNING
Starting many months ago (see below), the raised beds were built and planted with a variety of native plants. On June 30, 2020 the DCWC proudly presented our new Pollinator Garden to our members and invited guests at Main Street Park. Our next step is to submit our application for Bee City USA for Dawsonville.
SAVE OUR BEES: PLANTING FOR POLLINATORS
Dawson County Woman’s Club has taken on a new project that encourages our community to plant gardens for pollinators. You can learn about the steps to create a native pollinator garden to save our bees and other insects by visiting Native Plants for Pollinators page.
We started our own garden at the new Main Street Park in downtown Dawsonville. We planted many species that pollinators like and have them represent blooming times throughout the year.
We encourage you to stop by and walk the paved trails at Main Street Park behind the City Hall of downtown Dawsonville. You can also visit our garden at Rock Creek Park. This is an older, more established garden with a great variety of plants.
Both locations will have brochures available on pollinator gardens.
Remember, you only need a few native pollinator plants mixed in with your favorite annuals to save our bees.
The Installation of 2020 Officers was held at our luncheon at the Blue Bicycle in Dawsonville. Here is our new President, Debbie Borovitcky, being sworn in by Mary Bob Fox.
The Artful Table at the
Christmas table was a combination of many borrowed items! Mary Bob sent the most Santa’s. Anne contributed a couple. Sandy’s plates & chargers. Janes goblets. Everyone worked together to set it all up.
DCWC and Lions Club 2019 Christmas Party
CALENDAR YEAR 2019
Eighth Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon 2019
Our eighth annual Fashion Show, Luncheon, and Silent Auction was held on September 14, 2019 at the Church of the Apostles in Dawsonville. Over 150 were in attendance enjoying great food catered by Talk of the Town, stunning fashions from Chico’s, Belk, Elizabeth’s, Bradford Pair and Blush Ivey, music by Helen Hardman and much more.
Donation to Humane Society
The ladies of DCWC presenting a new canopy to the Dawson County Humane Society for their many displays and pet adoptions.
The Dawson County Library hosted a book themed “decorate a cupcake” event in July. The DCWC provided dozens of cupcakes.
Bev James, DCWC Treasurer far left, receiving an award at the NE Georgia District Meeting on March 23.
The 2019 HOBY winner, June Rose Harmon (Olivia Walls also received the award), is recognized at the Dawson County Board of Education meeting in February.
Dawson County Woman’s Club Home Life Program donated quilt batting to the Heart in Hand Quilt Guild The Guild makes lap/crib quilts that are given to Dawson County Emergency Services. These are then handed out to young children after an accident or when there is a fire.
Here are Jan, Diane and Debbie presenting pies at Black’s Mill Elementary School.
On February 23, WEE Books of Dawson County held their Leap for Literacy at War Hill Park on Lake Lanier. This yearly event is a fundraiser for sponsoring the purchasing and delivering books to children ages newborn to five years old.
The temperature was a balmy 47 degrees and approximately 100 brave people came out to experience the 46 degree water. Always on the side of safety, Dawson County EMT and rescue divers were there, hoping not to be needed. Now, 46 degrees doesn’t sound like much for Polar Bear jumpers, but, hey, we are southerns! It was darn cold….
Thirteen DCWC ladies, dressed in their finest Hawaiian clothes, came out to participate in either ‘Toe Tapping’, ‘Ramp Running’ or ‘Leaping’. One very brave soul walked in up to her knees while the 12 others carefully crept to the edge of the water, eyeing the ripples with fear.
Enjoy the adventure in photos:
With Hawaiian music playing, we begin our march to the water.
This crowd of DCWC ladies will follow their leader anywhere. Or so she thought…
Here we go, ladies. Just follow me here. Your toes, feet and calves will be numb in no time. Watch for sharks.
Wait…what’s this? Mutiny!
But I thought you loved me? I’m out here alone, risking my life for children’s books.
They wouldn’t budge. They ignored their leader, their President, they’re immobile.
Wee came, wee tapped and wee ran, wee bought books for kids. Wee are so awesome….
And one of us got an award. But the other 12 had my back. I think.
The 2019 HOBY Awards were presented at the Dawson County Board of Education meeting on February 12, Olivia Walls and June Rose Harmon (on far right) won the honor of attending the summer Leadership conference.
February 15 was Arbor Day where the DCWC planted a tree at the Northeast Georgia Assisted Living facility.
Road Clean Up was accomplished by two members, Edie and Mary Lou on February 6.
A few bags of trash were collected and awaited the Dawson County recycling trucks.
DCWC presented seven Christmas trees to the troops at Camp Merrill in Dahlonega.
The 2019 Installation was held on January 7, 2019. New officers were sworn in by the GFWC Georgia North East District President, Patty Gabilondo. Our new officers are eager and ready to take on the new year with new events, activities and good deeds.
From left to right, Linda Bostick 1st VP, Debbie Borovitcky 2nd VP, Bev James Treasurer, Georgann Schmalz President, Linda Browning Recording Secretary, Judy Carruth Corresponding Secretary, and Patty Gabilondo NE District President.
CALENDAR YEAR 2018
The Dawson County old courthouse, built in 1858, is a historic two story redbrick building located on the Square in Dawsonville, GA. In 1980, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was saved and renovated by the Dawson County Woman’s Club in 1990 and is now the oldest working courthouse in the state.
Each year, the DCWC decorates the Courthouse for the holidays. Dawson County Fire Department hangs the wreaths and sets up the tree, while the ladies wrap garlands around the fencing. Come by and look at it, especially at night when it is lighted.
Christmas at The Bowen Center for the Arts celebrated the upcoming 2018 season with 17 luncheon tables decorated with exquisite and creative wonders. The DCWC table was themed “Woodland Christmas” decorated with owls and friends.
The DCWC November meeting was hosted by the International Outreach Program. We played a Shots for Life game, voted for best Heifer International animal, and prepared and collected Good Samaritan Christmas Child shoeboxes.
Every Halloween, Rock Creek Park in Dawsonville, GA holds a Trunk or Treat for kids and parents. The Dawson County Woman’s Club participates by handing out candy to over a thousand kids. What fun. Our Juniorettes Grace and Lane McCarthy (sisters) helped to hand out the goodies.
Hats & High Heels was the theme for this year’s Giving Goes Glam held on Saturday, October 6 at the Church of the Apostles in Dawsonville, GA.
Over 130 guests enjoyed a fabulous luncheon catered by Talk of the Town. Our Silent Auction items were the best ever. Appetizers were a great hit. Fashions were chosen from Chico’s, Bradford Pair, Elizabeth’s and White House Black Market.
The room decor was better than ever! Many guests called it ‘stunning’.
Three raffle items drew attention especially the gift certificates for local restaurants. Thank you to all of those eating places.
Not sure where all the high heels came from, but some of our ladies must dress up nicely!
DCWC hikers at Elachee Nature Preserve, October 24, 2018. Hikers from left to right: Linda Bostick, Jane Miller, Priscilla Taylor, Edie Chodora. We enjoyed a delicious lunch afterwards at Chicken Salad Chick in Gainesville. It was a perfect day for a hike! Join us next time.
Traveling Tutus’ mission is to provide dance attire to children in orphanages, children’s homes, title-one schools, foster care or other non-profits around the world to instill confidence, self-expression, and joy through the gift of dance. In almost a decade, Traveling Tutus has sent costumes to hundreds of children in 17 different countries.
At the annual June picnic, the Dawson County Woman’s Club wore their tutus in a variety of ingenious styles-around the waist, over each leg, on top of the head and around an arm. We donated 39 colorful tutus.
Sew Much Comfort
Since 2004, Sew Much Comfort provides wounded service members comfort and restores their dignity through the availability of adaptive clothing. Many of their injuries require large prosthetics and casts that are too bulky to wear with regular clothing. Adaptive clothing allows them to wear normal appearing clothing and provides them warmth, comfort and dignity as they recover from their injuries.
We donated 48 boxer shorts.
Who said young people just sit around playing video games and never do anything physical?
Not 11 year old Samuel or nine year old Ethan who, along with their Grandfather, Paul , spread 28 yards of mulch donated by R & L Tree Service over Wednesday and Thursday of this past week.
The pollinator garden once again has three to four inches of mulch lining the pathways. We are grateful for the accomplishments of these young men and their Grandpa.
Dawson County Woman’s Club prepares for the GFWC Day of Service by creating colorful collection boxes for NOA. We will be at Kroger in Dawsonville from 10-2 on Saturday, April 28 alerting shoppers to the needs of victims of domestic violence. Their purchases of toiletries, personal items, soaps, shampoos, etc. can be donated to our boxes which we will deliver to the
Dawsonville No One Alone. office.
In 2008, Child Abuse America introduced the pinwheel as the symbol for child abuse prevention. For the past eight years, our Club has set out hundreds of fanciful pinwheels in downtown Dawsonville to draw attention to preventing child abuse and domestic violence.
Simple little dresses are sewn by volunteers all over the world and sent with mission groups and mailed directly. As relationships are formed with Little Dresses for Africa teams, needs are met by focusing on 3 areas: Clean water. primary education and community.
The ladies of DCWC are honored to be part of the Little Dresses for Africa.
“We’re not just sending dresses, we’re sending hope.”
Priscilla Taylor and Debbie Borovitcky attended the Dawson County School Board meeting on February 12. Priscilla presented plaques to the two Dawson County High School students, Taylor Daniel and Brandon Zeigler, who will attending the HOBY leadership seminar this summer.
LEAP FOR LITERACY 2018
Leaping into Lake Lanier on a cold day in February is a tradition in Dawson County. The WEE Books Program hosts this yearly event to raise funding that put age-appropriate books in the hands of preschool children. Over 800 children in Dawson County receive a free book in the mail each month.
OKAY, the Woman’s Club ladies don’t exactly leap into the water. More of a toe tapping. But we make quite a splash anyhow. We had a great time at Leap for Literacy on Saturday February 24 and WE WON A PRIZE – Best Toe-Tapping Team. Best of all, we raised $190 for Wee Books.
DCWC juniorettes helped decorate the
Margie Weaver Senior Center for Valentine’s Day.
INSTALLATION OF 2018 OFFICERS ON JAN 9, 2018
The Bowen Center for the Arts was the site of the 2018 Installation of Officers, luncheon and awards.
2018 Officers (left to right), Barbara Reynolds (GFWC Georgia Treasurer), Georgann Schmalz (President), Linda Bostick (1st VP), Judy Carruth (2nd VP), Bev James (Treasurer), Debbie Borovitcky (Recording Secretary), Mary Bob Fox (Parliamentarian), Ruth Pierce (Corresponding Secretary).
Georgann Schmalz (left) received the Distinguished Service Award and Debbie Borovitcky received the Dot Strother Outstanding Clubwoman Award.
CHRISTMAS 2017 in DOWNTOWN DAWSONVILLE
Fluffing the wreaths is so much fun!Volunteers from the Dawson County fire department help to hang
the wreaths from the windows of the old courthouse. They are
taller and braver than us on the ladders.
The 2018 HOBY winners were announced at Dawson County High School on November 29, 2017. The winner was Taylor Daniel – a very impressive sophomore. Our alternate choice was Braxton Zeidler who showed tremendous leadership skills.
These students will be recognized at the February Board of Education Meeting and will then attend a week-end long leadership conference in June to be held at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA.
Dawson County Woman’s Club and the Dawsonville Lions joined together to celebrate Christmas 2017. We had a delightful dinner at Water’s Mill in Dawson County on December 4. Thirty five members of both Clubs attended.
Our DCWC Juniorettes from Dawson County High School are serving breakfast at the annual Grits and Granola Breakfast.
Each year, the members of DCWC make dozens of
little dresses for Africa.
The DCWC annual fundraiser, Giving Goes Glam, was held on September 16. Our theme this year was Beauty in the Woods. Over 125 attendees enjoyed a fabulous luncheon of spinach quiche, fruit on a skewer and cauliflower salad. The chocolate cake dessert was to die for. Thanks to all our members for their hard work.
Congratulations to Ruth Pierce who won first place in Machine Quilting at the GFWC Georgia State Convention
for her beautiful quilt.
‘Seamless Summer’, a Dept of Agriculture program, is served by our Club members at the Dawson County Library. The program provides lunches for children during their summer vacation. They are so excited to get a sack lunch and never fail to say ‘thank you’.
Absolutely no job is too tough for the ladies that work in the Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden. Here is Edie trimming low branches that are keeping the sun from reaching our new pollinator garden plants. Come visit!
June 5 was our annual picnic at Rock Creek Park. The food was fantastic and the rain held off for us.
The Dawson County Humane Society was presented with a pop-up tent for their events.
Conservation Program sponsored a field trip to Sosebee Cove in north Georgia on April 17. Lots of wildflowers and birds.
Spring District Meeting at Tallulah Falls School
Left to right: Marsha Inman, Linda Bostick, Bev James,
Mary Bob Fox, Sandy Duffy
The Dawson County Library will be having an Elephant and Piggie Party on Saturday, April 8, 2017
The Conservation Program enjoyed a warm day at Rock Creek Park preparing the Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden for spring.
Afterwards, we tackled the Martin Road Clean Up. Four large bags of trash were collected and hauled to the county transfer station.
A little British Soldier lichen along the way added to the clean up.
Mary Bob Fox and Georgann Schmalz proudly presenting
the 2017 HOBY Award recipients
far left, Tyler Perry
far right, Jackson Trammell
INSTALLATION of Officers 2017 January 9
The Distinguished Service Award is based on one or more areas of outstanding service to the Dawson County Woman’s Club and/or the community.
The Dot Strother Outstanding Club Member Award is based on total contribution and participation in Club activities. The Bev possesses a positive attitude toward Club involvement and fellow members, regularly attends monthly meetings, participates in all Club projects, has a leadership role in at least one major area of Club work during the past year.
Congratulations, Bev James. No one has ever won both awards in the same year. Way to go and thanks for all your work and love.
December 2, 2016
It’s that time of year again for decorating the Dawsonville Old Courthouse. Thanks to all our ladies for helping on this beautiful day.
The Dawson County Woman’s Club fund raiser, Denim ‘n’ Diamonds was held on September 10 at the Church of the Apostles.
DCWC members decorated the fellowship hall in the style of creative denim and diamond accessories.
150 visitors enjoyed a fabulous event with fashions from Bradford Pair (Gainesville), Chico’s (Dawsonville), Elizabeth’s (Gainesville) and Pink Alley Boutique (Dahlonega)
Appetizers teased our appetites as DCWC members greeted the many attendees.
Chicken Bow Tie Pasta salad was a great hit along with the almond chocolate cheesecake.
Through the generosity of businesses and individuals, the Silent Auction items were greatly enjoyed and bid upon.
The members of DCWC thank all of you for supporting our Club and Giving Goes Glam
Congratulations to Marley Hamby and Carter Whaley upon receiving scholarships to the 2016 HOBY Leadership Seminar.
At the Leadership seminar, students explore their own personal leadership skills while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in their community.
The Dawson County Woman’s Club sponsored three students to this year’s seminar held in June 2016 at Barry College in Rome, GA.
Pictured above from left to right Beth Hamby (Marley’s mom), Marley Hamby, Priscilla Taylor (DCWC member), Carter Whaley and his mom Abby Liberatore.
June picnic 2016
Our new pollinator garden at Rock Creek Park is doing very well. Come visit
May 17, 2016
DCWC sponsored a lunch from Culvers for Riverview Elementary School students who had earned enough points in their reading.
Each winner also got to treat a friend to the lunch. Pictured here are the winning readers.
DCWC Education Program chair, Beth Paul, presents Dana Robison with the $1000 high school scholarship for college expenses in the fall, 2016. Congratulations, Dana.
Beth Paul presents a check to Media Specialist Cherie Powell and Principal Dr. Randi Segona of RIVERVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL. The assistance will aid the school’s computerized reading program.
Library Appreciation Week 2016 was celebrated by sharing a cake and certificated with the Dawson County Library
April is Prevent Domestic Violence Month when we stake out pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention. Thank you to the Juniorettes and Club members for helping with the pinwheels.
Earth Day is celebrated on April 18, 2016 by donating and planting a river birch at the new North Georgia Assisted Living residence in downtown Dawsonville.
The DCWC participated in the 6th Annual Leap for Literacy fundraiser for Wee Books on Saturday, February 27. Some of our members were ‘toe tappers’ while the other ‘ramp runners’ walked deeper into Lake Lanier. Water temperature was a frigid 45 degrees, but the day was clear, sunny and about 50 degrees at the tapping and running moment.
We wouldn’t miss this event since it purchases monthly books to children ages newborn to five years old.
Nancy Mathews with her husband and grandaughter Mary Bob Fox races back to dry land with cold, but brave Juniorettes
DCWC “beachettes’ preparing for their toe tapping or ramp
running on a cold, but sunny day at Lake Lanier
In 2011, the DCWC purchased and donated a playground train set to Rock Creek Park for the 150th birthday of Dawson County.
DCWC is involved with a reading incentive program at Riverview Elementary School. The kids earn hats for their reading accomplishments and get to wear them on Fridays
DCWC members, Judy Carruth and Caroline Christi, present the Dawson County Humane Society with a check to purchase much needed foot baths that eliminate contamination of rooms
for cats and dogs.
FESTIVE CHRISTMAS BAGS PREPARED FOR HOMEBOUND FAMILIES IN DAWSON COUNTY.
Many thanks to Ruth Pierce, Jan Cockcroft, Judy Cahill, Nancy Matthews, Beth Paul, and Marsha Inman for meeting at the Margie Weaver Senior Center to assemble goodie bags. Fruit, cookies, candy canes, and a personalized Christmas card was included in each festive bag that was delivered to homebound families on December 16.
STUDENTS OF THE MONTH AT RIVERVIEW ELEMENTARY
Each year the Woman’s Club rotates elementary schools for adoption. Riverview Elementary School is our adopted school for the 2015-2016 school year. The Woman’s Club offers monetary assistance as well as hands-on help. A DCWC reader also goes to the second grade each week and reads a story from a book which is then donated to that class’s permanent library.
November’s Students of the Month at Riverview Elementary School were Tate Tangel, age 7, and Faith Bailey, age 8, pictured with the Education Chair Beth Paul.
The Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden at Rock Creek Sports Complex is sleeping for the winter, 2015
The bluebird houses were cleaned out to be ready for new nests in early spring.
Above, House Wrens often nest in the bluebird boxes.
The Christmas Party on December 7 was held at Achasta Golf Club. Once again, we were joined by the Dawsonville Lions Club. Great food, great company and a Merry Christmas to all!
Decorating the Historic Courthouse in downtown Dawsonville. We trim the fence around the old building while the Dawson County Fire Department hangs the bows. We don’t do ladders!
The Dawson County Woman’s Club provided trees for troops for Christmas 2015.
Veterans Day Parade Nov 11, 2015
Club members join the crowd in downtown Dawsonville in honoring Veterans Day.
Giving Goes Glam 2015
September 12 at the Church of the Apostles, included a fabulous Fashion Show, Luncheon, Silent Auction and lots of fun. Our fashion models were stunning; the Silent Auction items plentiful and creative; and the food was delicious.
Scavenger Hunt on June 13 hosted by the Dawson County Library We took third place in this yearly exciting event. Judy Cahill, Beth Paul and Margie Hock Scavenger Hunt on June 13 hosted by the Dawson County Library We took third place in this yearly exciting event.
And, of course, we won 1st Place for creativity.
The Artful Table, 2014, a fantastic event held at the Bowen Art Center, featured twenty creatively decorated tables of “Celebrations”. The Woman’s Club table featured ‘Over the Hill–Birthdays”. We took second place.
GIVING GOES GLAM
September 20, 2014
What a great event put on by the DCWC ladies. Fabulous Fashions, Delicious Luncheon, enviable Silent Auction items. Raffle and Door Prizes. We had over 140 guests come for an afternoon of fun and glamor.
Our models displayed fashions from local Gainesville, GA fine shops; Carol’s Closet, Elizabeth’s, The Bradford Pair and Saul’s.
Celebrity Breakfast at Longhorns attracted a court jester (Carol Tyger) and the ever-popular Minnie Pearl (LeeAnn Harter). Thanks Ladies for making the event a successful fundraiser for fighting child abuse.
The dedicated ladies of the Conservation Program have been working hard this summer in beautifying our Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden at Rock Creek Park. With three loads of donated mulch (thanks Mark Byrd) and work crews from Bradley Landscapes, the garden is looking better than ever. Come by and visit.
Miranda Abe is awarded the 2013 $1000 High School Scholarship presented by Club President, Georgann Schmalz Each year,the Dawson County Woman’s Club presents an award to a student to attend the HOBY (Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership) workshop at Berry College. This year we were fortunate enough to award two scholarships, sending Sarah Tinsley and Sarah Rogers to the seminar in early June. Congratulations. Sarah Tinsley on left.
The Dawson County Library conducted a Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, June 7, 2014 for any teams that wanted to run around Dawson County finding over 100 sites, performing outrageous tasks, collecting photos of each for points. This year the DCWC was aptly represented by four outstanding participants, Judy Cahill, Beth Paul, Betty Powell and Georgann Schmalz. Our Team finished in second place just barely beaten by the high schoolers from Christ Redeemer Church