This is the first post on our new blog. We are the American Women’s Club of Winnipeg. The club was incorporated in the Province of Manitoba in 1922. Because the club valued the congeniality of mind and purpose existing between the United States and Canada, it has always fostered the spirit of true harmony between itself and this, the land of our adoption. Deeming it a particular privilege to help philanthropically, its members have donated literally thousands of hours and dollars in the Winnipeg community to many worthy causes. We would like to stress we are not political and do not discuss any political matters. We have come together because of a common background and are here to grow alongside the wonderful city of Winnipeg.
January’s meeting was so much fun. It was a small group who made it out in the cold and we had a blast playing the Canadian edition of Trivial Pursuit. Even though it was a small number who came we ended up with 3 boxes of donations for Bravestone. Thank you so much to everyone who helped by bringing something or sending it along our way.
Our next meeting is February 26th at the Smitty’s in St. Vital. We are having a paint party fundraiser. So many of you have done a great job getting friends and family to sign up with us. There are now only 8 spots left until the party is full. So if you have not signed up yet now is your last chance to go online and grab one of the last tickets.
After a little time off over the holidays we are ready to get going on our meetings again and excited about making this a great 2020. Our January meeting is Wednesday the 22nd at 7:30pm and will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Ft. Garry. It will be game night so get ready to have some fun.
Just a reminder to head over to Winnipeg Art and Wine to sign up for our February meeting. We are having a fundraiser to raise money for Bravestone Centre. Bravestone “provides women and their children affected by domestic violence with the skills to lead a life free of violence through full-time counseling and support programs while living in the safety of our program.” Invite friends and family, everyone will have fun learning to paint with step by step instructions from a professional. Tickets are $40 and we have a limited number of spots so please get your ticket soon! Let’s make this a great fundraiser for a wonderful cause. You can get signed up by following the link bellow and also check out the painting we will be doing ahead of time. https://www.winnipegartandwine.com/portfolio-view/fundraiser-american-womans-club/
Hello, next week is American Thanksgiving. To celebrate the AWC has been doing a salad supper for our November meeting for the last few years. This will take place on November 27th at 6:30pm. Everyone is asked to bring a salad to share.
One of our members, Sharon, will be sharing her story of her around the world trip with her family over the last year.
We are also asking members to please bring a donation for Winnipeg Harvest to the meeting.
See everyone next week and if you can’t make it have a wonderful American Thanksgiving!
Last Wednesdays meeting was great. We had an awesome turn out with 16 members present, including a new American who recently moved to Winnipeg. Our guest speaker on pregnancy and infant loss awareness had a very moving story to share that we all were so fortunate to be able to hear.
Members were asked to bring donations for the Pregnancy Crisis Centre and we collected so many wonderful things! Lots of clothing, diapers and blankets. Thank you to all who donated.
We also gave members a chance to present on a charity they would like our group to donate to this year. We had some wonderful suggestions and are currently doing anonymous voting through email. We will choose 2 charities this year and can’t wait to announce the winners at next months meeting.
Thanks again to everyone who made October’s meeting such fun. See everyone in November.
2 weeks until our next meeting! October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss awareness month. We will have a guest speaker sharing her story of infant loss and her experience with Crisis Pregnancy Centre here in Winnipeg. We are asking members to bring donations for the centre. Diapers (size 4, 5, and 6), formula, baby blankets, baby clothes (size newborn – 2T), and outerwear are a few items the centre needs most. We will also be discussing which other charities we wish to donate to this year, members are asked to bring a suggestion for a charity. We will vote anonymously and announce the winning charity in November.
If you are new to Winnipeg and interested in attending a meeting send us an email and we are happy to share more information.