History Continued 2008 -- 2004
March 2008 ... As partners, the Jefferson State Community College and EWCF honored an outstanding woman of Greater Birmingham, Alabama. This year's recipient of The Women's Archives Award was Mrs. Betty Henderson, wife of the Mayor of Center Point.
April 2008 ... The Annual High School Art Show was held at the Jefferson State Community College Library. Students from five of the seven eastern area high schools participated in this prestigious competition. Ann Fulmer gave an outstanding descriptive presentation of each art piece. A reception sponsored by the EWCF followed for the art teachers, students and their guests. The EWCF sponsored the Seventh Annual Golf Tournament at the Grayson Valley Country Club. Funds raised through this event amounted to a grand total of $14,000.00. This year's chosen recipient was Magic Moments. EWCF members will participate in the granting of wishes for the children and young people identified by Magic Moments to receive funds.
June 2008 ... The 2008-2009 Installation of Officers was held at Jefferson State Community College in the Fitzgerald Student Center. New officers were installed by Mrs. Connie Cooper and Mrs. Deanie Young presented the Founder's Award to Judge Virginia Vinson. Pam Jones, Director of Magic Moments was presented a check for $14,000.00. This year's scholarship winner, Ms. Michelle Farris, was introduced to the membership.
August 2008 ... EWCF kicked off the new year with a Mexican Party at the beautiful home of Gwen Pool. We had a delicious buffet and margaritas. Even though the rain kept us from enjoying Gwen's lovely back yard it did not dampen the festive atmosphere. We all had a great time and look forward to the busy year ahead.
September 2008 ... Our first meeting was held at Lightning Strikes Bowling Alley thanks to Goldie Payne. Members voted that our charity for 2008-2009 will be the Jefferson State Community Endowment Fund. Roma Bound was our Hospitality Chairwomen for this year. She coordinated refreshment for all of our meetings. We all enjoyed this treat. We voted to donate $500 to purchase art for the new Hewitt Trussville High School. The artwork will be on display in the school. Our first Magic Moment wish was granted. Cory G. and his family spent a week in Disney World. Gwen Pool, Roma Bounds and Suzan Touchton went to the airport to see them off. They were very happy and appreciative of our gift. Corey's trip is one of four Magic Moment wishes to be granted as a result of our 2008-2009 fund raiser.
October 2008 ... Our By -Laws committee led by Connie Cooper met over the summer and made recommendations for changes to our by-laws. These changes were reviewed by EWCF members and were approved.
November 2008 ... We had a great time at our White Elephant Sale. Members brought items for the auction. Several guests joined us for this fun evening. We raised over $975.
December 2008 ... A group of our members took a night out on the town to see The Radio City Hall Rockets Christmas show. This was a great outing to get in the holiday spirit. Pam Floyd put this evening together. Our annual Christmas party was held at Mathews Manor. A wonderful night of fun, food and fellowship was planned by Cathy Peters and Charlotte Gibson. This year for our Christmas project we collected books for Children's Hospital. Over 200 books were collected and delivered to the hospital by Susan Conway and Harriott Calhoun for the children receiving treatment downtown and other locations. We should be very proud of the fact that we have given our 1000 books to Children's Hospital over the years.
February 2007 ... The committee voted to send $1000 to Anna's Angel Fund, a fund which assists pediatric oncology patients and their families. Anna Hanger is a brain cancer survivor and began this service when she saw the needs of other children. Connie Cooper made the motion.
March 2007 ... Mary Turner planned a March Madness Bingo Party at Lightning Strikes, with the meeting room and food generously provided by Goldie Paine. Members, family and friends and members of the Junior Club all had fun at this event. Women's Archives, jointly sponsored by Jefferson State and EWCF, inducted Judge Sandra Storm as this year's honoree. Virginia Vinson chaired this event and food was provided by Jefferson State Culinary.
April 2007 ... Libby Cardwell suggested that we make a donation to Muscular Dystrophy in honor of Hunter Weaver and his grandmother and our friend JoAda Weaver. Carolyn Rasbury was in charge of the Eastern Area High School Art Show at Allen Library, Jefferson State. Numerous members and participants', families and friends were in attendance. Tracy Adams announced that the Endowment Scholarship Fund recipient is Orine Taylor.
June 2007 ... George Little Dining Room, at Jefferson State, was the site for our end of year banquet, planned by Deana Jett. New officers were installed, and checks were presented to the Low Vision Center. Jo Jones was the recipient of the coveted Founders' Award. Guests included Orine Taylor, scholarship winner, Buddy Aydellete, representing Medical Center East, and Ron Moore.
September 2007 ... Committee assignments were announced for the New Year. Betty Hurst and Betty Nash continued as the EWCF's representatives on the Shepherd Center Board that we support each year. Pam Jones, Director of Magic Moments, made a presentation about the importance of Magic Moments and how many children and young people with life altering health situations had been helped through support from organizations like the EWCF.
December 2007 ... The annual EWCF Christmas gathering was held at the Ross Bridge. Members and guests enjoyed a delicious meal and danced to a three member band.