Collect for Club Women
Keep us Oh God from pettiness;
Let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.
Let us be done with fault-finding and leave off self-seeking.
May we put away all pretense and meet each other face-to-face,
Without self-pity and without prejudice.
May we never be hasty in judgment and always generous.
Let us take time for all things;
Make us to grow calm, serene, gentle.
Teach us to put into action our better impulses,
Straight forward and unafraid.
Grant that we may realize it is the little things that create differences,
that in the big things of life we are as one.
And may we strive to touch and to know
the great common human heart of us all.
And, oh Lord God, Let us forget not
to be kind.
Mary Stewart - 1904
History of the Collect for Club Women:
"The prayer was offered for publication under the title “A Collect for Club Women,” because at that time I felt that women working together with wide interest for large ends was a new thing under the sun, and that perhaps they had a need for special petition and meditation of their own. This must have been true, for the Collect has found it’s way about the world wherever English speaking women work together. In England and in its dominions and colonies of Great Britain, the associated Country Women of the World have made it their own and distribute it throughout the Empire." - Mary Stewart
More detailed history of the Collect for Club Women.
Officers Club Year 2017 - 2018
JoAnn Propcheck, President
Kristi Biltz, Vice President
Andrea Verobish, Treasurer
Tasha Granville, Recording Secretary
Sue Stoltz, Corresponding Secretary
Jamie Baser, Club Advisor
Installation 0f Officers - 2016
Welcoming new Members
Past Club presidents
Club Presidents at the Annual Christmas Party 2013 -- Seated from left: Astride McLanahan (1969-70 & 1972-73), Trish Hoyne (2013-14), Lillian Marquez (2014-15); -- Standing from left: Kathy Gassler (2003-04), Angela Heim (2008-09), Cheryl Rawlings (1989-90), Annette Lehman (1980-81), Cheryl Georgiana (2012-13) Donna Malone (2009-10 & 2010-11), Sandi Recker (1999-00), Geny Barthelmes (2011-12)
Over the past several years, we have enjoyed the following social events: movie nights, cooking classes, progressive dinner, Gourmet Club, pottery classes, Bunco, Masquerade Bunco, cookie and ornament exchange, and our 75th Anniversary celebration!
We have also planned social events with our children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. Those events include: Christmas parties, Easter egg hunts, tea parties, pottery making, and more.
Most club social events are open to guests. Club members and guests are responsible for any expenses incurred.
list of socials we have planned over the years:
- Movie Nights
- "Let the Good Times Roll - Scavenger Hunt"
- Attending School plays
- Mishler Theatre Events
- Cookie Exchange
- Christmas Brunch
- Wine Tastings
- Pickle Ball
- Trivia Nights
- and much more!
As they say, pictures speak louder than words! Here are a few photos of club members attending the club's socials.
Visit us on Facebook for plenty of photos and updates throughout the club year.