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President's Letter – 

IRENE WOOD

Friends,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 HJWC Year! We have a truly exciting and rewarding year ahead and I am beyond excited to be sharing this year and all of its experiences with all of you.

Last year, our philanthropy group worked tirelessly to restructure our philanthropic model. For the first time in 69 years, HJWC will no longer vote on one philanthropy to support for a two year period.  Instead, we voted and approved moving to a grant funding model to help even MORE organizations in need. So what does that mean for all of us? It means that there were be a need for a little more of our time and treasure.

This is great news.  You see HJWC was founded with the mission to enrich our community, the lives of our members and their families.  It is to offer members a network of resources and opportunities; and serve as a leader of volunteer and philanthropic service.

This year 18 charities have already reached out and asked for us to walk alongside them and partner in service projects to support their mission. Together with friends and neighbors, we will be able to support and enrich our community and those so desperately in need.  Let it be our goal that we will work tirelessly to ensure that our mission, established nearly 70 years ago, is honored today.

On a more personal side, I have been blessed to be a part of this club now for 5 years. Taking on leadership position within the club gave me a sense of ownership and purpose that now I share alongside you.  We’re going to be asked to support each other in various social and philanthropic activities and your committees and peers will be looking for engagement. Please try something new; show up to an event where you know no one and absolutely role up your sleeves and get your hands dirty.  This club feeds off of participation and enthusiasm – it truly is our greatest resource.

I’m honored to serve you for the 2018-2019 HJWC club year.  I am in awe of you as women and beyond excited to support all of the wonderful ways in which we’ll work to grow and nurture this club!

Cheers to a successful year!

 

Irene Wood, HJWC President 2018-2019