To the editor:
Founded in 1900, the Women’s Club of Madison is a member of the International Federation of Women’s Clubs, and became a member of the general Federated Women’s Club of Connecticut in 1902.
The Club was incorporated as a 501 © 3 non-profit in 1968 and supports the Connecticut Federation’s mission statement as follows: ”We are not known so much by what we keep, but what we share”.
The Women’s Club meets from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, at the American Legion Hall, 43 Bradley Road, in Madison, Connecticut. The Club has approximately 52 members from Madison, Guilford, and one from Florida.
The standing committees include Arts, Conservation, Education, Homelife, Hospitality, Membership, Public Affairs, and Ways and Means. The committees sponsor activities, programs, and fund-raising events.
Fund-raisers include a June Garden Tour and an October Fashion Show. There are also Club outings, a December holiday party, and a June annual dinner.
As a civic organization, the Club raises money to fund projects in support of the town of Madison and agencies in the shoreline community.
COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
The Club’s latest two-year Community Improvement Project is to furnish a room in Madison’s new Senior Center.
Recent Community Improvement Projects include:
- “Guidelines for the Placement of Building Numbers” to improve emergency access to all buildings in Madison
- “Jaws of Life” and Thermal Imaging Cameras for the Fire Department
- Funds for Cable TV town and education access channels
- Computers for the ABC House and Madison Arts Barn
- Beach wheel chairs for Madison’s Beach and Recreation Department
- Defibrillators for the Police Department
- An emergency cart for Daniel Hand High School’s sports team trainer
- A heating system for the Meig’s Point Nature Center
LENNY AND JOE’S CAROUSEL
For a number of years, Lenny & Joe’s have donated the proceeds from carousel rides to different civic and community organizations around the shoreline.
In June, 2012, the Women’s Club of Madison will be the recipient of those proceeds, which will be used for scholarships.
We hope you enjoy the carousel and recognize the generosity of Lenny & Joe’s.
OUR PAST YEAR’S HIGHLIGHTS
We started our year with a visit from our new Police Chief who was informative and interesting. We also watched and listened to doctors and dancers, and had many fun evenings together. In addition, our meetings included visits from the Madison Food Pantry, the Connecticut Food Bank in East Haven, and the Shoreline Community Women who collect and send items to our servicemen and women overseas. We collected pajamas for women and children in emergency shelters, and socks and tee-shirts for veterans in West Haven. We donated $5,800 to the Madison Food Pantry this year, and $5000 to the Madison Senior Center. We collected gifts and provided funds for a wounded veterans’ family for the holidays.
We volunteered at the Madison Food Pantry, supported the Madison Ambulance Department, the Strong House, the Madison Library, and much more.
Scholarships were given to Madison students at Polson and Daniel Hand High School.
We are a busy group of women. Please come and join us. We always welcome new members.
Women's Club of Madison