1. Who can join Womanade at The Pinehills?
Womanade at The Pinehills membership is open to any woman residing in The Pinehills.
2. How do I join Womanade at The Pinehills?
By joining our mailing list, you will receive bi-monthly emails advising you of our upcoming programs. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your full name, street address, and email address. Request that you be added to our mailing list.
3. How often does Womanade meet?
We meet six times a year in January, March, May, July, September, and November, on the second Monday of the month. Meetings are currently being held in the lower level of the Stonebridge Club.
4. How can I help Womanade?
Womanade is a philanthropic group comprised of women who live in The Pinehills. As such, we rely on the support of our members who are asked to make a suggested donation of $20 at each of our meetings. Many of our members choose to make an annual gift of support to Womanade. We accept donations in the form of cash or check made out to Womanade at The Pinehills. Womanade is a registered 501 (c)3 charitable organization, so your donation is tax deductible!
5. Do you accept donations from non-residents of the Pinehills?
Yes. Anyone can make a donation to Womanade at The Pinehills. We have also received grants from charitable foundations in support of our mission.
6. Do you accept donations of clothing or furniture?
No. We accept only monetary donations since the assistance we provide is all financial. We pay overdue bills for utilities and rent, and provide gift cards for food and clothing.
7. Can I make a gift in honor or in memory of someone?
Yes! Womanade gratefully accepts donations made in honor or memory of loved ones. Gifts honoring birthdays, holidays, religious events, etc. are acknowledged with a card sent to the person or family of the honoree. The donor also receives acknowledgement of their gift for tax purposes.
8. As a member of Womanade, what is expected of me?
We hope that you will financially support our mission to provide assistance to families less fortunate than we are. By attending our meetings, we hope that you will meet other similarly generous women who live in the Pinehills, and that you might be inspired to become more involved in the “hands on” work of Womanade by joining the Board of Directors.
9. Who provides the refreshments for Womanade meetings?
The Hospitality Committee from the Board of Directors is always looking for members who are willing to provide an appetizer or a sweet for our upcoming meetings. There is usually a sign up list at every meeting to volunteer to bring a goodie to our next meeting. You will be contacted and reminded prior to the next meeting!
10. What does serving on the Board of Directors involve?
Members of the Board of Directors (BOD) serve a three-year term of office, usually assigned to a specific task or committee for that term. The BOD meets six times a year on the first Monday of the same months in which Womanade meets. Positions/committees on the Board include: Chair; Treasurer; Assistant Treasurer; Secretary; Communications I (managing our website and our mailing list) and Communications II (sending welcome letters to all new female residents of The Pinehills, inviting them to join Womanade); Outreach Committee which is responsible for receiving, reviewing, and making decisions on requests for assistance; Program Committee which is responsible for providing the entertainment portion of our meeting; Hospitality Committee which is responsible for providing beverages and sweets and savories for the meetings; Marketing which is responsible for designing our flyers to announce upcoming meetings; and At-Large members who are “on call” to fill in as needed by other committees.
If you would be interested in joining the Board, please reach out to the Chair or one of the Board Members to express your interest. We would be happy to speak with you about upcoming openings. New terms begin in July.
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