Carrollton Junior Woman's Club

News to Know

Words from our President, Kim Mills

Hello Ladies!

First, I want to say, I have been so honored to have been your club President the last two years. I enjoyed getting to know each of you better as we have worked side by side to accomplish the goals we set for our club. I gained invaluable leadership experience while serving as President. I will ever be grateful for you all trusting me to step into this position and serve the club.

As a club, we have been able to help those in our community accomplish their goals, grow in our presence in the community, added to our leadership abilities, as well as have some fun along the way!

I am so excited about our incoming President, Mrs. Meredith Ledbetter. She has already proven her commitment to our club as 1st V.P. and I have full confidence she will lead us to accomplish more than we ever thought possible in the next two years. We really have some great ladies who are stepping up and taking the reins.

I believe we all want the same thing….to help our community to be the best it can be, for us, as well as future generations. And, I believe you ladies are just the ones to make it happen!

Sincerely,

Kim Mills

President

Next GFWC CJWC Business Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 12th 2016 at 6pm

Tracy Stallings Community Center

Join us for the first Business meeting of the year! Remember to bring cash for a fun raffle and invite a friend, co-worker, or neighbor to the meeting.


118 South White Street, Carrollton, GA

Other News

Words from First V.P., Meredith Ledbetter & Chaplain, Sherry Johnson

First V.P. News:

The Holidays are upon us and I hope you all have a wonderful time visiting with family and friends. The winter recruitment campaign is "A Flurry of New Friends." I charge each one of us to tell someone about the club and invite them to the Jan. 12 meeting.


Plans to add two new members in January, attend the meeting to see who we're adding to our CJWC family. We will meet in a new room starting in January. Enter the Tracy Stallings building, turn right, and it'll be the first door on the right. Bring cash for a fun raffle. Meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.


Chaplain News:

Please keep Kim Mills in your prayers as her family deals with the loss of her grandmother. Also, Gail Cantrell will be undergoing surgery on her eyes soon and needs our support.


If you know of anyone else who has a concern or celebration please pass that along to me so that I may share it with the club. Thanks!

Nominating Committee Report, Chairman, Sandra Huey

On behalf of the Nominating Committee I present the below CJWC Officers for 2016-2018.

CJWC Officers for 2016-2018

Pres: Meredith Ledbetter

1st VP: Allyson Bretch

2nd VP: Ashley Bishop

Rec. Sec: Alicia Hargraves

Treasurer: Sandra Huey

Chaplain: Sherry Johnson

This has been voted and approved by the Board and will be presented to the general membership at the January meeting.

Community Service Programs

ARTS: (Allyson Bretch)

Thank you to Bloomers in Columbus, GA for donating our natural wreath and Ali Aust's creative "Rustic Christmas" design!

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There are many different festivals, concerts, nights in lights events in our state. Check them out here:

http://www.n-georgia.com/holiday-events.html

http://www.townsendcenter.org/web/home.aspx

http://www.cprcad.org/cultural-arts/upcoming-events/

I am also working on planning a wine, cheese, and painting night for a fun girls night/membership event in January at the Artist's Palette .


CONSERVATION: (Meredith Ledbetter)

I visited with the West GA Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society on December 15, and presented the $177 check from our Main Street Boutique fundraiser. The society was very appreciative and can't wait to work with us on hands-on projects. I have a meeting set up to discuss those projects and details of us planting a native tree on the Buffalo Creek Nature Trail.


Mark your calendars for the next Adopt-A-Mile clean-up for Saturday, February 27. We will meet in the Greek Village parking lot at 9:00 a.m.


Remember to recycle your Christmas tree and household items!


EDUCATION: (Ashley Bishop)

Did you know that with your West Georgia Regional Library card you can access a large collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks? Here is how:

1. Get out your library card (make sure you card starts with 21057, if not, you will need to obtain a new card from the library)

2. Set up your device- http://www.wgrl.net/ebooks-and-eaudiobooks/installing-3m-software/

3. Sign Into your E-Library http://www.wgrl.net/ebooks-and-eaudiobooks/sign-in-to-3m-cloud-library/

4. Read the FAQ to learn more about how to use the e-collection. http://www.wgrl.net/ebooks-and-eaudiobooks/faq-2/

Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy “Changing Children’s Lives with the Gift of Literacy”

· Do you know someone with children under the age of 5? If so, tell them about the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy! They will deliver a book each month until the child is 5 years old.

· More information here: http://www.ferstfoundation.org/

· Be on the lookout for more information in 2016 on how we can help our local chapter.


Book Club:

Join us for our first book club of 2016. Mark your calendars for Brunch on Saturday, February 20, for a time to come together and discuss. Exact time and place will be forthcoming.

“For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards” by Jen Hatmaker and can be purchased here:

http://www.amazon.com/For-Love-Fighting-Impossible-Standards/dp/0718031822


HOME LIFE: (Kelsey Johnson)

Thank you all so much for your generosity in providing gifts for our sponsor family!! I am sure they will love everything you pick out.


PUBLIC ISSUES: (Sandra Huey)

Christmas and Safety - You wouldn’t think they should go together but they do. A few tips for you and the family:

1. Merry and Bright – Carefully inspect holiday light strings each year and discard (when you take down the tree this year).

2. Lights Out: always turn off holiday lights when you leave the house.

3. Fresh is Best: Purchase a freshly cut tree, as they are more resistant to ignition. Keep watered.

4. Timing is Everything: Use an outdoor timer certified by CSA International to switch lights on and off. Lights should be TURNED ON after 7:00PM to avoid the electricity rush hour.

5. Check for Certification Mark: When purchasing lights strings, cords, spotlights, etc…look for the certification mark of an accredited certification organization such as CSA International, UL, or ELT to ensure the products comply with standards.

6. One and Done: Never connect more than one extension cord together.

7. The Great Outdoors: When hanging outdoor lights, keep electrical connectors off the ground and away from metal rain gutters. Use insulated tape or plastic clips instead of metal nails or tacks to hold in place.

8. Climbing Up: Using a ladder when you put up lights? Choose the correct ladder and double check for a certification mark to ensure your portable ladder complies with applicable standards

9. Keep the Gas Behind Glass: Do not use your gas fireplace if the glass panel is removed, cracked, or broken and only allow a qualified service person to replace fireplace parts.

10. Sound the Alarm: Test your smoke alarms monthly to make sure they work.

11. Filter-Friendly Furnace: To help prevent CO hazards in the home, have a qualified heating contract perform a yearly maintenance check of your furnace and venting system, and clean or replace your furnace filter frequently during the heating seasons.

12. Clean the Clutter: Do not store combustible materials such as gasoline, propane, paper, chemicals, paint rags and cleaning products near your gas furnace. Gasoline or propane cylinders should be stored outside the home.

12 Tips for Holiday Home Safety/Parents.com


TALLULAH FALLS SCHOOL: (Gail Cantrell)

I will gladly take any formal wear you would like to donate to Tallulah Falls School Board of Trustees meeting in January. I will not be at the regular January meeting but could collect them at January Board meeting. Thanks for your help.