Carrollton Junior Woman's Club

News To Know

February 9, 2016 Business Meeting at Little Hawaiian

Join us for a night of installation and awards as we install new board members and deliver awards to outstanding ladies. Meet us at 6 p.m. for a Dutch Treat meal at Little Hawaiian.
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Mark Your Calendars!

For Upcoming Events

*Feb. 20, Book Club Meeting, Sutton's 11:00 a.m.

*Feb. 27, Mile Clean-Up, Meet at UWG Greek Village parking lot, 9:00 a.m.

*March 8, CJWC Business Meeting, Tracy Stallings Building, 6:00 p.m. *Bring a Friend!

*March 12, Spring District Meeting, Sunset Hills Country Club,

9:30-10:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee

10:00 a.m. Business Meeting

12:00 p.m. Lunch

$25.00 (includes lunch and morning coffee)

Make checks payable to Carrollton Civic Woman's Club and mail payments by 3/2, to Janice Marshall, 369 W. Hwy 5, Roopville, GA 30170

Carrollton Junior Woman's Club

We are women devoted to the city of Carrollton, Georgia who strive to serve women, children, and the community as a whole. Carrollton Junior Woman's Club is a non-profit volunteer organization committed to community service, personal growth of our members and the development of life long friendships.

Community Service Programs (CSPs) Updates:

Arts: (Stephanie Parker)

UWG’s Townsend Center:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Thursday, 4 February 2016 - 7:00 PM

Golden Dragon Acrobats present Cirque Ziva

Saturday, 19 March 2016 - 3:00 PM or 7:30pm

Carrollton Cultural Arts Department:

Available Visual Arts Classes

Carroll County Community Theatre

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Thursday-Saturday March 10-12, 2015 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 13 at 2 pm and Thursday-Saturday March 17-19 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 20 at 2 pm. TICKETS: $10

Performing Art Opportunities

Available Art Club Opportunities:

“The Carrollton Creative Writing Club”

“Painting Club”

“Carrollton Artist Guild”

Carroll County Community Chorus

“The British Invasion,” A Concert Series:

Friday April 22, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

Saturday April 23, 2016 @ 4 pm and 7:30 pm

Tickets: $10

Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum:

Hours of operation: Thursday – Saturday, 10am - 4pm

Admission-$5 per person, Groups by Appointment (group rates available)

Applique Magic …..and more

Jan Cunningham, Jan 6th - Mar 26th, 2016

Workshop: Saturday, February 6, 2016, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: $100 per person, Museum members $85 per person

Education: (Ashley Taylor)

I am so excited to be moving into the role of chairman for the Education CSP! I hope to continue the great work that has been going on. A few things to keep in mind for the upcoming weeks:

- Please remember to bring in your box tops for education.

- Book club will be February 20th.

- The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl will be held February 13, 2016 at the University of West Georgia. They need volunteers from 9am to noon. This bowl is for elementary, middle, and high school students. Every year, UWG's College of Education hosts the western regional bowl for all the local school districts. This is a way of introducing students to a college campus while they compete in a reading bowl.

Conservation: (Alicia Hargraves)

The Green Valentine's Day tips below are from "Earthshare":

Happy Valentine's Day ladies! Show your love to nature this Valentine's Day with these sustainable tips!

Give Eco-Friendly Chocolate. Not only does the Rainforest Alliance certify chocolate that’s better for the environment, “shopping the frog” ensures that cocoa farmers have good living and working conditions. Find Rainforest Alliance Certified chocolate (and other products) here. The Arbor Day Foundation also sells a line of shade grown organic chocolates in their online shop.

Send an eCard. Love wildlife? Check out these free Valentine e-cards from World Wildlife Fund and Conservation International.

Buy Local Flowers. If flowers are your style, swing by your local farmers’ market for a fresh bouquet of your favorites. It beats buying imported flowers that have often been doused in pesticides. Check out Local Harvest to find a sustainable florist near you.

Find a Date. Single and looking? We have it on good authority that a number of people have found their true love on Sierra Club Outings and public transportation. Visit Grist for some more ideas on where to find your green soul mate.

Ditch Dirty Gold. Did you know that the manufacture of an average gold ring creates more than 20 tons of mining waste? Yikes! Be sure to buy your jewelry from one of the 90 retailers who have committed to ending destructive gold mining through Earthworks. Then sign the pledge yourself.

Love Your Honey (Bees). Bees are in trouble. In the U.S., they’ve been dying off at alarming rates which spells trouble not just for honey, but for our whole food supply. Download this toolkit from Beyond Pesticides and Pesticide Action Network to help protect bees from harmful pesticides.

Let Nature Inspire Your Valentines. Remember how much fun Valentine’s Day was as a kid? For some special V-day kid’s craft projects, check out these nature-inspired ideas from National Wildlife Federation.

Love Your Local Bank & Community. Every Valentine's Day, Green America encourages people to break up with their mega-bank and shift their money to the community by opening accounts with small banks and credit unions. Click here for tips.

Rethink Generosity. This February 14, you can also share the love through simple acts of kindness, consideration, compassion, and sharing. Click here for “Random Acts of Kindness” ideas.

Share the Love. With EarthShare’s One Gift option you can make a donation to EarthShare on behalf of your special someone. We’ll send them a note letting them know about your gift, complete with your personal message.

International Outreach: (Kim Mills)

I am excited to be taking on a new role in the club these next two years. I am learning a lot about the International Outreach Community Service Program. There are many ways we can make a global impact, in our local club. You will be hearing from me in the near future about these opportunities. There are many fun ways in which we can help families on an international level. I know we will all have a great time in the next two years not only learning more about our International opportunities, but in moving our club forward and helping reach our community. I look forward to serving as your 2016-2018 International Outreach CSP Chair. Kim Mills

Home Life: (Chelsea Duncan)
Valentine's Day is coming up! Check out some of these recipes, printable cards and decor ideas to make this Valentine's Day a festive one!

Valentine's Day Pinterest Board

-February is Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Month.

The word "congenital" means existing at birth. The terms "congenital heart defect" and "congenital heart disease" are often used to mean the same thing, but "defect" is more accurate. The heart ailment is a defect or abnormality, not a disease. A defect results when the heart or blood vessels near the heart don't develop normally before birth.

The Impact of Congenital Heart Defects:

A normal heart has valves, arteries and chambers that carry the blood in a circulatory pattern: body-heart-lungs-heart-body. When all chambers and valves work correctly, the blood is pumped through the heart, to the lungs for oxygen, back the heart and out to the body for delivery of oxygen. When valves, chambers, arteries and veins are malformed, this circulation pattern can be impaired. Congenital heart defects are malformations that are present at birth. They result when a mishap occurs during heart development soon after conception and often before the mother is aware that she is pregnant. Defects range in severity from simple problems, such as "holes" between chambers of the heart, to very severe malformations, such as complete absence of one or more chambers or valves. To learn more go to:

-February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

While none of us are teenagers anymore, many members may have teenage children. One in three young people in the US experience abuse by a dating partner. Break the Cycle is the leading national nonprofit organization providing comprehensive dating abuse programs exclusively for young people ages 12-24. The mission of the organization is to inspire and support young people to build healthy relationships and create a culture without abuse. To learn more go to:

-Carroll County Humane Society is hosting The Big Fix IV, a free cat neuter and rabies vaccination clinic for all male cats 6 month of age and older. Reservations required. You may call (770) 214 3590 for more information or check out their Facebook Event: