Winter / Spring 2010 ... As always, after the Christmas break, we jump in on our busy spring season. March 2010… The Board hosted a Brunch for the members. It was an enjoyable occasion where we were able to get to know some of our newer members and have a wonderful time to be with each other. Our Committee also made our annual donation of $600 to The Shepherd Center which is always appreciated by the senior citizens of our area. Another spring tradition is the Art Show for eastern area high school students. We again had good representation from the schools and some delightful art exhibited at the Jefferson State Library. Prizes were awarded and the students, their families and the art teachers were grateful. Our major fund raiser for the year was the Golf Tournament. For the 8th year, the hard work of the committee showed with a field of golfers at Grayson Valley CC. The golfers enjoyed a beautiful April day and thanked us for the hospitality of the members. We had wonderful food, great door prizes and raised $10,516 for Honor Flight. In May, our Women's Archives recognized Delores Hydock, a story performer, dramatic artist and writer. As a gesture of gratitude for the use of the Cancer Center Conference Room, the Committee voted to make a $500 donation to St. Vincent's East Foundation for the Cancer Center. Our year ended with an installation dinner at the Three Eared Rabbit where we presented a check to Honor Flight of Birmingham in the amount of $10,516. Our Committee enjoyed a dinner as we installed new officers for next year, when we will be raising funds for the Liz Moore Low Vision Center at St. Vincent's East.
January 2009 ... We made our yearly donation of $600 to the Shepherd Center. Betty Nash, who serves on the board, shared what the center offers for the senior citizens of our area. We all wanted to go and join in on some of the fun they are having. We appreciate Betty, Betty Hurst and Anita Aaron for representing us at the Shepherd Center.
February 2009 ... What an exciting evening for all of us at our annual Archives presentation at the lovely home of Ronald and Liz Moore. We were all thrilled to honor Patsy Riley, First Lady of the State of Alabama. She was accompanied by her daughter and close friends who told us stories about Mrs. Riley. She is an amazing lady. Jean Ivey and committee did a wonderful job planning the evening. Refreshments were coordinated by Sue Burnham from one of Mrs. Riley's cookbooks.
March 2009 ... Jo Jones and her committee were busy working on our annual golf tournament. Members were collecting door prizes and rounding up sponsors for the event. BINGO!! Deanie Young planned a fun evening of bingo and food for us. We raised $365.
April 2009 ... The annual art show was held at the Jefferson State Library on April 14th. Over 30 works of art by eastern area high school students were entered. The first place winner was from Trussville High School therefore, the art department received a check for $150.00. Prize money was also given to three winning students. Ann Fulmer shared the judge's critiques of the art with the artist. Students, parents, teachers and members enjoyed refreshments. Thanks to Nita Jones for her hard work. Grayson Valley Country Club was the site of the 7th Annual Golf Tournament. Chairwoman Jo Jones and members of EWCF did an outstanding job. We raised $9545.69 which is great for a sagging economy. Golfers enjoyed golf, dinner and door prizes.
May 2009 ... Members voted Honor Flight as the charity for 2009-2010. Honor Flight is a way to honor our World War II veterans by flying, them for a day trip to Washington DC to see the World War II monument.
June 2009 ... Our Installation Dinner was held in the George Little Dining Room at Jefferson State Community College. Candace Gail Sutherland, our scholarship recipient for this year, was accompanied by her daughter and son. She was so thrilled and honored to receive $1000 to continue her education. Eloise Sanders presented the Founders Award to Lea Amos and new officers were installed by Connie Cooper. A check for $10,000 was presented to Jefferson State Community College for our endowment fund; proceeds from the golf tournament.
Fall 2009 ... The EWC-50 began a new year meeting at the St. Vincent's East Cancer Center conference room . We are grateful to have the opportunity to meet in such a convenient, pleasant room. Planning began for our annual golf tournament in the spring. Our charity this year is the Honor Flight Birmingham program. We are excited about this opportunity. We also learned that the St. Vincent's East Foundation has recognized the EWCF donations to the Liz Moore Low Vision Center by placing a memorial stone on the Tree of Life in the hospital atrium. This is in honor of the donations made by the committee in 2004 and 2007.
October 2009… Brought a Bingo Night where we had a wonderful time of fun and fundraising. We netted $455 for Honor Flight. We finished 2009 with an elegant Christmas Party at The Club.
We supported the Shepherd Center East with a donation of $600 to their Board of Directors for use at the Center.
May 2015 ... The 14th Annual Golf Tournament was held at Highland Park Golf Course. The funds rasied from this event was to establish a new birthing suite at St. Vincent’s East. A check for $17,000.00 was presented to St. Vincent’s East for this purpose.
March 2015 ... EWC Annual High School Art Competition was held at Jefferson State Community College Library. Student competitors from area high schools submitted art for this event. Cash prizes of $100, $75, and $50 were presented to the winners. The First Place Winner’s high school received $150 for use in the art program.
November 2013 ... Dr. Pattie Neill was honored as the recipient of the 2013 Women's Archive Award. Pattie is the Superintendent for the Trussville City School System.
COMMITTEE OF FIFTY
34 YEARS OF RICH HISTORY!