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.

July 2010 ... Our Magic Moments recipient and family went to Orlando and Disneyworld. Charlotte Gibson, president of EWCF for the upcoming year, was at the airport to see them off. The family was very excited to have some fun time and looked forward to their week- long vacation. Rodriguez's trip was sponsored by our 2008- 2009 fund raising efforts.

August 2010 ... Members and their guests enjoyed a potluck supper at the beautiful home of Bonnie and Donnie Hicks. The theme of the summer party was EWCF Goes Coastal.

September 2010 ... EWCF began the new season meeting at the Cancer Treatment Center at St. Vincent's East. The Liz Moore Low Vision Center was selected our charity for the year. Patty Morrison was our Hospitality Chairwoman, and coordinated refreshments for our meetings. We began planning our fund raising events and donations for the upcoming year. These included a Valentine Eye Ball, annual Golf Tournament, Student Art Show, and Women's Archives, also a donation to the Jr. Committee for an ad in their Christmas Home Tour Book. We also made plans for an evening of Bingo, and voted to send flowers to the family of Shirley Seay, who recently passed away.

October 2010 ... Plans for a Valentine Dinner "Eyes For You Sweetheart Ball" were presented by Susan Conway & Wanda McKoy. The fundraiser would be in addition to the annual Golf Tournament. A donation was made to the St. Vincent's Foundation in memory of Shirley Seay. Honor Flight made another trip to Washington DC to see the World War II monuments. EWCF President Charlotte Gibson was invited to go along as a guardian and had three veterans as her charges. On their return to Birmingham, the Honor Flight group was met at the airport by a crowd of proud family members, friends and EWCF members.

November 2010 ... November meeting was at The Holy Infant Of Prague Catholic Church. After a short meeting, members and guests enjoyed a lively evening of Bingo. Members brought appetizers and desserts, as well as wrapped gifts to be used as prizes. We raised over $400. Members also donated pillow cases to be made into dresses for children in third world countries. A thank you letter was received from Shirley Weyland regarding the number of pillow case dresses that have been delivered. Bonnie Hicks encouraged members to grow our membership.

December 2010 ... Children's books were collected and distributed to patients at Children's Hospital. The Liz Moore Low Vision Center Holiday Art Awards Ceremony was held at St. Vincent's East Hospital.

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.


May 2019...The EWCF hosted the 18th Annual Golf Tournament at the Highland Park GolfCourse with 20 teams participating. Funds raised by this event was in the amount f $27,000.

June 2018... The EWCF's installation dinner was held at The Club. The funds raised at the 17th Annual Golf Tournament was presented to representatives for the Prescott House (A Child Advocacy Center). The EWCF's Jefferson Sate Community College Scholarship recipient was also recognized.

May 2018...The EWCF hosted the 17th Annual Golf Tournament at the Highland Park Golf Course with 21 teams participating. Funds raised by this event was in the amount of $27,400.

April 2018... The Annual High School Art Competition was held at Jefferson State Community College - Center Point. A total of $375 was awarded to the winners and the First Place Winner's high school. The event was well attended by students, parents and friends. Art Teachers for the various high schools were also in attendance.

November 2017... The EWCF hosted a Boots and Bingo Event with over 100 participants.

June 2017...The EWCF's installation dinner was held at The Club. A check in the amount of $20,000 for the 2017 fundraising during he year was presented to the Three Hots and a Cot. The EWCF's Jefferson State Community College Scholarship recipient, Ashley Robinson, was recognized.

May 2017...The 16th Annual Golf Tournament was held at the Highland Park Golf Course with $20,000 raised for the selected charity for the 2016-17 fiscal year, with proceeds going to the Three Hots and A Cot organization support homeless veterans.

April 2017... The EWCF sponsored the Annual High School Art Competition presenting a total of $375 to the Winners and the first place winner's high school. The event was held on the Jefferson State Community College Library - Center Point Campus.

June 2016... Installation of EWCF officers for the 2016-17 fiscal year was held at The Club. A check for $15,250 from EWCF's  fundraising event was presented to the Special Equestrians.

May 2016...We ended the year with our Golf Tournament whee we raised $15,250 for Special Equestrians.

April 2016... We carried on the tradition of the High School Art Show awarding a total of $375 to the winning students and 1st place winners high school.

February 2016... We celebrated the 30th Anniversary of EWCF with a reception that included many of our past members. We presented the Women's Archives award posthumously to Dr. Judy Merritt of Jefferson State Community College.

FALL 2015...The EWCF was very busy during 2015-2016. Our charity for that year was The Special Equestrians and we were delighted to work with them durin gthe year. The fall ws spent planning our activities for the next spring and also enjoying a wonderful Christmas season with a dinner at The Club and a great time on the Wacky-Tacky Christmas Lights Tour.

We supported the Shepherd Center East with a donation of $600 to their Board of Directors for use at the Center.

June 2015 ... Our installation dinner was held at The Club.  Connie Cooper, founding member of EWC, installed the new officers.  Personnel from St. Vincent’s East was present to receive a check for $17,000.00 to fund a new birthing suite at the hospital.

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.


June, 2014 ... Installation of officers was conducted during the June regular meeting of the EWC of 50.

May 2014 ... Our 13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament was held at Highland Park Golf Course. The recipient of funds was the Prescott House. Susan Day chaired the event with the assistance of all members. This event raised $18,000.

April, 2014... Area high schools participated in the event which was held at the Jefferson State East Library. All entries were on display for one week. 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.


March, 2013 ... Two members participated in the Brenda Ladun Race for the Cure on March 9, 2013.

April, 2013 ... The Art Committee (Susan Day, Chairwomen, Pam Floyd, Lea Amos, Jo Jones, Trish Jones, Bonnie Hicks, Nita Jones, Jean Ivey, Cathy Peters, Hester Mateer, Virginia Vinson, Carolyn Rasbury and Charlotte Gibson). Eight high schools participated. The event was held at the Jefferson State East Library. All entries were on display for one week. Cash prizes of $100, $75, and $50 were presented to the winners. Trussville’s Art Teacher and long time Art Show participant won the $150 teacher’s prize as she retired from Hewitt Trussville High School.

May, 2013 ... Our 12th Annual Charity Golf was held on May 2nd, at Highland Park Golf Course, a new location. The recipient of funds was the Jeremiah Castille Foundation. Over $8000 was raised.

June, 2013 ... The annual officers’ installation luncheon was held on Saturday, June 6, 2013, at The Club. Connie Cooper, founding member installed the new officers. A check totally $11,000 was presented to the Jeremiah and Jean Castille, representing the Jeremiah Castille Foundation (proceeds from the Gala and the Golf Tournament combined). Carolyn Rasbury received the Founder’s Award for her service beyond the call of duty to the club during 2012-2013. Members voted for the Prescott House as the new charity for 2013-2014

January 2012 … $400.00 donated to the last Honor Flight of Birmingham scheduled for June, 2012.

February 2012 … $600.00 donated to the Shepherd Center East serving the senior citizens of Birmingham. It is also a center for Meals on Wheels.

April 2012 … Susan Day chaired our 22nd Annual High School Art Competition April 9. Six eastern area high schools participated. The event was located in the library of Jefferson State Community College East Campus. All entries were on display at the college for one week. The top three were then displayed in the Trussville Library for a second week. Cash prizes of $100.00, $75.00 and $50.00 were awarded to the winners and the school of the first place winner received $150.00. Our 11th Annual Charity Golf Tournament was April 23, at Grayson Valley Country Club. The charity honored was the St. Vincent's East Cancer Center. Wanda McKoy chaired this event with the support of all our members.

June 2012 … A check for $13,000 was presented to Beth Cain and Buddy Aydelette from the St. Vincent’s Foundation for the Oncology Unit located at St. Vincent’s East Hospital.

August 2012 ... The members enjoyed another lovely evening at Bonnie and Donnie Hick’s home. We had a number of guests who might become potential members. Charlotte Gibson and her committee did a wonderful job of planning the food.

October 2012 ... Nan Jenkins Teninbaum was honored as the recipient of the 2012 Women’s Archive Award on October 14, 2012. Nan, who is a renaissance woman enthusiastically, serves her community and state as a member of the board of the Red Mountain Theatre, founder and gala chairman of Dress Circle Society, member of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra board, chairman of Decorator’s Show House and many other charities.

January/February 2011 ... The "Eyes for You Sweetheart Ball" was held at The Club ballroom on Feb 12th. Decorations were lovely and we raised $22,428.09 for the Liz Moore Low Vision Center.

March 2011 ... A Donation of $600 was made to The Shepherd Center. Betty Hurst and Betty Nash represented EWCF at the Center. Pam Floyd reported that the following schools would be participating in the Art Show: Hewitt Trussville, Leeds, Clay-Chalkville, and Erwin. Karen Conner continued working very hard on the Golf Tournament. Nancy Adcock volunteered to be in charge of the scrapbook. We voted to make a $100 donation to Huffman Baptist Church in honor of Martha Gaskins, a former member who recently died. April 2011 ... The10th Annual Golf Tournament was held and in spite of a sluggish economy raised $13,970.40, which was matched by an anonymous donor. Thanks to Karen Conner, Joan Norred, Wanda McKoy, Patty Morrison, Courtney Dollar, Carolyn Rasbury, Jo Jones, Nita Jones, Emily Tish, and all the other members who worked so diligently on the tournament. The Eastern Area Art Show was held at the Allen Library at Jefferson State Junior College. Pam Floyd chaired this event. Schools represented were: Hewitt Trussville, Clay Chalkville, Erwin, and Leeds. Ann Fulmer gave a brief description of each piece. Erwin HS had one entry which won first place.

May 2011 ... Brenda Ladun was chosen to be the 2011 Women's Archives recipient and the reception was held at the Trussville Civic Center. Ms Ladun is a television broadcaster, author, and cancer survivor. Susan Conway was recognized for her achievement as the State President of AT&T Telecommunication Pioneers for 2012, and Emily Tish was recognized for her achievement as President Elect of the Alabama Library Association. Members voted and selected the St. Vincent's Cancer Treatment Center as next year's charity. A donation of $1000 to the Salvation Army for tornado relief and also a $1000 donation to Eastern Area Christian Ministries was made by the EWC.

June 2011 ... Phillip Nelson of RBC Bank at the Pinnacle has offered their conference room for our meetings in the upcoming year. We met are RBC Bank in fall 2011. Our final event was the Installation Dinner held at The Three Eared Rabbit in Trussville. Charlotte welcomed everyone & Jean Ivey gave the invocation. New officers were installed by Connie Cooper. Karen Conner, Chairwoman of the 10th. Annual Golf Tournament presented a check for $50,500.00 to the Liz Moore Low Vision Center. Representing the Low Vision Center were Liz and Ron Moore, Madeline Jones and Buddy Aydelette.

August 2011 … The members enjoyed a lovely evening of food and fellowship at the home of Bonnie and Donnie Hicks. We enjoyed the company of seven guests. A great kickoff of our 25th Year! October 2011 … Several members participated in the Susan G. Koman Race For the Cure.

November 2011 … EWC of 50 published a cook book, "We Can Cook, Too". Wanda McKoy and Carolyn Rasbury created a wonderful cook book of great recipes and interesting club history. This sale generated over $1,000.00 toward our annual budget.



















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