Holiday Dinner & Yankee Swap Thurs. 12/19 @6
Join fellow club members & guests for this annual tradition at The Foundry at Summit Pond in Killington (in their second floor private dining room) on Thursday evening December 19, 2019 at 6 pm! The Annual Holiday Dinner & Yankee Swap celebrates the season with a festive meal and spirited gift swap. It is also a great opportunity to re-gift a "white elephant"! Guests are welcome, so please bring a spouse or friend. (Many husbands join us at this event every year!) The cost is only $30 per person for members and $35 for members-to-be & guests. Includes salad, choice of 3 entrees and dessert. Attendees are also asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Killington Food Shelf. Space is limited so please RSVP ASAP at EVITE or on the club's Facebook event page & let us know your menu choice by replying to the EVITE poll.
VT Holiday Festival Cookie & Tree Thanks!
Thank you to all the members who generously provided homemade cookies for our annual Cookie Sale at the VT Holiday Festival. This popular fundraiser raised $400 for the club's scholarship program! Thanks also to the club volunteers who helped to assemble the cookie packages: Janina Curtis, Cheryl Gormley, Jane Johnson & Nan Salamon. Thanks also to our fabulous cookie sales team at the festival: Cynthia Bryant, Jane Johnson, Lisa Davis Lewis & Nancy Schmidt-Gaede. Special thanks to Jane for making the cookie sale table look so fabulous. We couldn't have done it without you! Hope those who attended the festival also had a chance to see the club's very own Christmas Tree this year! The decorations were donated by Janina with help decorating from Sue Durant making it look so beautiful.
The Greater Killington Women's Club partnered with the 9th Annual Killington 5K Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. This year we were also selected as one of the beneficiary organizations! Thank you to the club volunteers who helped out (setting up & selling raffle tickets) including club president Janina Curtis, Pat Fowler and Nan Salamon. To learn more about this annual community fundraising race, go to: www.killingtonturkeytrot.com.
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Programs & Events
NOVEMBER 2019 - UPDATE
Killington Turkey Trot
Killington Women's Club is partnering with the 9th Annual Killington 5K
Turkey Trot on Thursday morning, November 28, 2019 (rain/snow
or shine!). We have been selected as one of the beneficiary organizations!
To register to participate in the race, go to: www.killingtonturkeytrot.com.
This event is looking for volunteers from the club to help out that day. Please contact club president Janina at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to volunteer.
There will be live music and the bar will be open plus some great raffle prizes too! The start time is 9:30 am at the Pickle Barrel located at: 1741 Killington Road, Killington, Vermont 05751. There's plenty of parking!
The cost is $25 if signed up before race day (or $30 on the day of the race). Race day registration will begin at 8 am. Volunteers please join us beforehand to help set up.
This event run is in support of these local charities/organizations:
PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR THE RACE HERE.
VT Holiday Festival Cookies & Tree!
Join us for Boutique Evening on Friday 11/8/19!
Please join us for the 3rd Annual "Nibbles, Bobbles & Bits" Boutique Evening on Friday November 8th, 2019 at the Summit Lodge. This event is a special "ladies night out" pre-holiday shopping and social soiree with a variety of local micro vendors. Doors open at 4:30 pm for attendees to browse, shop, mingle and win prizes - all for a good cause! Raffle tickets will be sold for the opportunity to win fabulous prizes and proceeds will benefit The Mentor Connector of Rutland County serving at-risk youth. General admission is FREE, light refreshments will be served and a cash bar is available. Attendees can RSVP HERE or on the club's Facebook Event page.
Here are our vendors! Carla Meola-Chiarella of Boss Office Works (wrapping paper & bows), Cymberlee Prencipe of Coffee House Homestead Farm (jams & jellies), Karie Stevens of Hawks Mountain Co. (jewelry), Judith Delman of JG (Jersey Girl) Designs (crocheted clothing), Artist Kelly Gearwar of Sludge Fox Prints, Anne Reed of LuLaRoe (leggings), Sarah Edelman of May's Playce & Some No Name Farm (repurposed gift items), Victoria Lee of Perfectly Posh (soaps & lotions), Barb Wood of Riverwood Photography, Lee Ann Isaacson of Stone Revival Gallery & Gifts, Peggy Rishel of Sugar Plum Crossing (holiday ornaments & décor), Nan Salamon & Gerrie Russell from Sherburne United Church of Christ (Homemade Crafts), Sandy Deitch of Sundance Health (CBD products), Emma Harvey of Top Knot Décor (handmade signs & houseware items), Jane Ramos of Treasured Titles (book themed gifts), Patty Yakunovich of Usborne (children's) Books, VT Native Images by Lisa Manning (scenic photography & gifts), Martha Welch of Vintage Button Jewelry & Colleen Wilcox of Wander on Words (custom lettered cards & gifts). Welcome to our new vendors and also welcome back to our many returning ones!
Third Annual Coat Drive & Skier Blessing
Board member Susan
Durant invites club members to donate to the Church of Our Saviour’s Third Annual Coat Drive. All types of
coats and winter outerwear—new or clean, gently-used—will be accepted.
Donations will be given to Vermont Adaptive Ski Program or Rutland
Open Door Mission. Cash donations will be used to purchase outer wear for
our neighbors in need. Please drop off items in the church lobby during this
weekend between Friday & Monday mornings, November 8-11, 2019 at the Church of Our Saviour (Episcopal) located at 316 Mission Farm
Road, across from the Killington Skyeship Gondola.
Seeking Vendors for Boutique Evening on 11/8/19!
Please "Save the Date" for the 3rd Annual "Nibbles, Bobbles & Bits" Boutique Evening on Friday November 8th, 2019 at the Summit
Lodge. This year the designated charity is The Mentor Connector of Rutland County serving at-risk youth. Full and half tables are both available. Current club members also receive a discount. Vendors interested in participating need to complete their applications and payment to be Considered for a spot. Thank you to those vendors who have already signed up! For more info and a vendor form:
Meet Your Neighbor Night (MYNN) Thanks!
Thank you so much to our Meet Your Neighbor Night hostess Jane Johnson for a lovely evening at her beautiful home. Thanks also to our board and club members for contributing refreshments. Club Treasurer Nancy Schmidt-Gaede even made the club's famous historic punch recipe!
We also appreciated all the club members who brought a guest to learn more about the GKWC. A big thank you to board member Maureen Vavolotus who donated a beautiful plush blanket created by her husband for the raffle drawing. Congrats to winner Pauline Drayton!
Go to our Facebook page to see a photo album of the event.
RSVP for Meet Your Neighbor Night!
Please RSVP and plan to join us on Thursday evening, September 26th at 6:30 pm for Meet Your Neighbor Night (MYNN) a traditional club gathering kicking off our annual activities! Hosted by club member Jane Johnson at her home at 302 Barrows Town Road in Killington. (If you came to the MYNN at Sue Durant's home last year, it's right next door!)
Meet our board, other club members and learn more about the good works of the GKWC! Light refreshments and drinks will be provided by board members but guests are also welcome to share an appetizer or beverage.
Consider inviting other women in the community, especially those new to the Killington area. Bring a guest who is new to the club and get a raffle ticket (for both you & your friend) for a chance to win a fabulous prize!
Please RSVP HERE or on our Facebook event page. Thank you to those who have already registered!
GKWC Sponsors Fairy Tale
The Greater Killington Women's Club is one of the sponsors of the Vermont Fairy Tale Festival held at the Sherburne Memorial Library on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm welcoming libraries and visitors from around Vermont to our area! Click HERE To learn more.
Looking for a Couple of New Club Board Members!
How can you help the GKWC? Share your time & talents and join the board! We currently have a couple of open one-year term Board positions including:
Board meetings are typically every other month for an hour and a half. To learn more, please reach out to any current board member or club president Janina Curtis.
Also looking for a few good Vendors for Boutique Evening!
SUMMER MEMBERSHIP DRIVE!
Don't miss out on a fun year ahead - send in your membership renewal or application today! Annual dues begin at only $20 and this supports our scholarship/awards and charitable giving in the community. As a 501c3 organization, club dues may be tax deducible, please check with your financial adviser. For a membership application, download the form HERE.
Killington Chili Cook-Off Thanks!
The GKWC hosts a booth at the Annual Chili-Cook-Off every July. This annual event is sponsored by the Town of Killington Recreation Department to support scholarships for local children to be able to attend their summer camps. Each year we do a different theme at our booth and this year we went with a country western "Round 'Em Up" theme to kick-off our summer membership drive! Click HERE for a link to our membership application.
Above is Club President Janina Curtis with new Board Member (Membership) Sue Durant helping to "round up" some new members! Janina provided the flowers, bowls & sterno and condiments, including some fresh chives right from her garden. Sue also made some tasty corn muffins. Board member (Publicity) Diane Stockton-Breese shared the checkered tablecloths. Board treasurer Nancy Schmidt-Gaede wasn't able to join us but we were very appreciative of her lending her tent for the event. It was truely a team effort!
We used Board Member (Recording Secretary) Allyson Kilbride's popular "Vegan Vittles" recipe again this year! Thanks to fellow board member (hospitality) Katie Ring and former board member Theresa Tool for also contributing some healthy chili for our booth.
Save the (new) date for Meet Your Neighbor Night
Please save the (new) date of Thursday September 26th for this annual gathering to kick off the club's activities! Hosted by club member Jane Johnson at her home in Killington. Details coming soon . . .
Mark Your Calendars for Boutique Evening!
Please mark your calendars for the Third Annual "Nibbles, Bobbles & Bits" Boutique Evening on Friday November 8th, 2019 at the Summit Lodge. This year the designated charity is The Mentor Connector of Rutland County serving at-risk youth. Know any quality vendors who might be interested in participating? Please share this event with them. Further details coming soon . . .
Club President Janina Curtis with Board Member (Recording Secretary) Allyson Kilbride
whose popular "Vegan Vittles" recipe was used again this year!
Scholarship & Award Winners Announced!
At the recent Woodstock
Union High School (WUHS) Awards Night, the winners of the GKWC
scholarship/awards were announced. The recipient of the Sherburne
Academic Scholarship was Tobey Borzekowski and the winner of the
Pat Zack Community Service Award was Dharma Neil. Both students
are residents of Killington. Congratulations! Thank you to Scholarship/Award
Committee and Chair Jennifer Iannantuoni for all their efforts. Thank
you also to Sarah Rasmussen for presenting the awards and providing the
In addition to being the top academic student from Killington or Pittsfield, Tobey lead the Woodstock Speech & Debate Team and qualified for nationals this year. He was also involved with the student newspaper "The Buzz". Tobey has been active with various student climate change initiatives as well. He plans to attend Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota next year to study political science & economics.
In addition to her community service, Dharma is also a member of the National Honors Society. She serves as a volunteer in the Woodstock Special Education program and at the local elementary school. Dharma organized various events for Zack's Place, a community center for individuals with special needs in Woodstock, as well. She plans on attending Simmons University in Boston to study Special Education in the Fall.
Killington July 4th Fire Dept's Bar-B-Que Needs Food Donations
Club member Deb Burke asked us to share this info with the club. The Killington Fire & Rescue Department hosts the Annual July 4th Bar-B-Que beginning at 11:30 am (after the parade) at the Johnson Rec Center on River Road. This event is a fundraiser for this very important community organization. Club members are asked to contribute side dishes (especially salads, desserts & watermelon). The parade starts at 10 am, so please try and drop off the dishes beforehand as the food is kept on ice. For more info, contact Deb at: email@example.com. .
Annual Meeting Disbursements & New Board Members
Thank you to the 25
members & guests who joined us for our recent Annual Meeting at the Summit Lodge. Club President Janina Curtis announced that our 501c3
status had finally been reinstated. Thanks to Janina & club treasurer Nancy
Schmidt-Gaede for all their hard work!
Welcome to our two new board members Susan Durant (Membership) and Maureen Vavolotis (Historian). Thank you to outgoing board member Jane Ramos for her service.
At the meeting, the following disbursements were also voted on:
Members also agreed to pursue the expansion of the scholarship/awards program with an additional financial need/hardship scholarship of $1000. Criteria will be finalized and a vote to change the bylaws accordingly will occur by the next Annual Meeting.
Please RSVP for the Greater Killington Women's Club's 55th Annual Meeting on Thursday evening May 30, 2019 at the Summit Lodge, 200 Summit Road, Killington.
The Annual Meeting will determine award disbursements,
elect club officers and consider expansion of our scholarship/awards program.
Immediately following the meeting, members and guests are welcome to stay for
an informal social by the Gazebo Pool (weather permitting).
Refreshments will be provided and a cash bar is available. RSVP HERE or on the club's Facebook event page.
2019 Killington Farmers Market Seeking 2019 Summer Vendors:
Club member Sue Durant asked us to share this info: Please join us with your garden/farm/baked/prepared goods at the Killington Farmers’ Market at Mission Farm on Mission Farm Road. Easily visible from Rt. 4 across from the Skyeship Gondola. The marketplace is a beautiful, historic setting of a bygone era.
Entice the locals and regional visitors with your wares from 3:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday, starting June 13 and running through October 3, 2019. We are planning weekly special events at Mission Farm to encourage visitors at the Farmers’ Market. On Thursdays from July 11 through August 29th, the Town of Killington hosts the River Road Concerts series – a bring your own dinner picnic and music venue just up the road – starting at 6 pm. Visitors may pick up picnic food from the Farmers’ Market on the way to the concert.
The combination of your products and our advertising will provide a built-in market of hungry residents and visitors, ready, to buy food for their dinners and staples for the week. Please contact Cathy Foutch, firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-422-3932 for details and to confirm your interest and availability to commit to the THURSDAYS Farmers’ Market in Killington!
Sherburne Memorial Library
Hosts Blue Moon Café Fundraiser 5/18/19
Club member Jane Ramos asked us to share this info: Tickets are still available for our Once in a Blue Moon Cafe Brunch on Saturday, May 18th, at 10:30 am. We'll talk about what makes a Blue Moon blue as well as preview some of the events happening at the library this summer. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple and are available at the library, online here or on the library's Facebook page.
Community Service Award Deadline 4/15/19!
One of the primary fundraising purposes of the club, ever since it's founding in 1963, is to help support local students, especially those seeking higher education. The club currently funds two award programs, the Sherburne Academic Scholarship (highest weighted GPA determined by the high school) and this Pat Zack Community Service Award (most volunteer hours). If you know of an eligible local student (Killington or Pittsfield resident) who has done a lot of service hours, the Community Service Award application form can be found on the club's website. The community service award winner need not necessarily be pursuing higher education (it could also be for a student entering the workforce or joining the military, etc.) The application deadline must be postmarked by Monday April 15, 2019. Our scholarship committee will then review these applications (blindly i.e. without names being shown during the review). Thank you to Scholarship/Awards Chair Jennifer Iannantuoni and her committee for this valuable service.
The club is also considering expanding the scholarship/awards program to include a new award primarily for demonstrated financial need. An exploratory committee is being formed to review all the possible criteria. Club members who have volunteered to serve on this effort include Merisa Sherman, Jo McDonald & Beverly Anderson along with some interested board members Their first meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday evening April 25 at a location TBD. Please let us know if you are interesting in joining us. Their recommendations would then require the approval of the full club membership at the annual meeting in May. Thank you to former club president Anne Marie Blackman for sharing all the club history & background on the scholarship/awards program!
Requests for Donations from Charities Due 4/30/19
The Greater Killington Women's Club is accepting requests
from local charities or non-profit organizations for donations from the club.
Know a worthy local organization who could benefit from our support? The deadline
for requests, which must be submitted in writing, needs to be received or
postmarked by Tuesday April 30, 2019.
Applicants must indicate in writing the specific purpose of the funding request and how it will benefit the Greater Killington community. Any local non-profit group or organization who would like to be considered for a donation from the club should mail their request to the GKWC/SWC, P.O. Box #68, Killington, VT 05751 and indicate attn.: Charity Donation Application. Please keep in mind that the club’s resources are very limited.
If club members or persons from the community wish to support the club’s local charity fund, please forward donations to the GKWC/SWC, P.O. Box #68, Killington VT 05751. Contributions may be tax deductible, please check with your financial advisor.
SAVE THE DATE! Annual Meeting 5/30/19
Please save the date for the Greater Killington Women's Club's 55th Annual Meeting on Thursday evening May 30, 2019 at the Summit Lodge. Details coming soon . . . .
Springtime in Tuscany Wine Dinner Thanks!
It was a full house for the 2nd Annual GKWC Wine Dinner Fundraiser Springtime
in Tuscany at the Highline Lodge. A HUGE thank you to our gracious hostess Kristen Anderson (Highline
Lodge owner & club member) for the delicious menu! Another big thanks
to guest Sommelier Liz Davar of Indigenous Selections for the wine paring recommendations and sharing her entertaining as
well as informative expertise on all the wines served. Also appreciated the
fabulous raffle prizes donated by the Highline Lodge & VT Wine Merchants! A portion of sales from the evenings wine selection was also donated
by the Killington Market and VT Wine Merchants. Thanks as well to Club President Janina
Curtis & Katie Ring of the Killington
Group for doing such an awesome
job with ticket sales. Over $800 was raised from this event and
these proceeds will benefit our Scholarship & Awards Programs for local
Springtime in Tuscany Wine Dinner 4/4/19
Please save the date for the 2nd Annual GKWC Wine Dinner Fundraiser Springtime in Tuscany on Thursday evening April 4, 2019 at the Highline Lodge. The evening begins with a Welcome Reception at 6:30 pm followed by the Dinner at 7:00 pm. The cost is $80 per person (or only $75 for current GKWC members) and includes light courses plus fabulous Italian wines! Proceeds from this special fundraising event will support our Scholarship & Awards Program benefiting local students. Space is limited to the first #40 tickets sold on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets will be available for sale beginning on Monday, March 11th. All tickets must be prepaid and can be purchased directly from Katie at the Killington Group, 10 West Park Road (at the corner of Killington Rd.) in Killington. Spouses, partners & guests are welcome to attend. Each ticket sold has a chance to win some fabulous raffle prizes! Please RSVP at Evite or on the club's Facebook event page by Friday, March 29th. To learn more, go to the GKWC website at www.swcvt.com.
Scholarship & Award Deadlines
One of the primary fundraising purposes of the club is to help support local students seeking higher education. The club currently funds two programs, the Sherburne Academic Scholarship (Woodstock Union High School student with the highest weighted GPA determined by the guidance counselor) and the Pat Zack Community Service Award (for high school senior residents of Pittsfield or Killington). If you know of an eligible student, an application form can be found on the club's website. The application deadline is Monday April 15, 2019. The club is also considering expanding the program to include a new award for financial need. This would require approval of the members at the annual meeting in May.
Cookie Sale Donation to the RCHS!
GKWC Board member Theresa Tool presents a check for $300 to Sue Smith Landers, Volunteer Coordinator at the Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS), from the VT Holiday Festival cookie sale proceeds.
Holiday Dinner & Yankee Swap:
Don't miss this annual club tradition scheduled for Thursday evening, December 20th at 6 pm at the Birch Ridge Inn. This Annual Holiday Dinner & Yankee Swap celebrates the season with a festive meal and spirited gift swap. It is also a great opportunity to re-gift a "white elephant"! Guests are welcome, so please bring a spouse or friend. (Many husbands are joining us this year! Couples only need to bring one Yankee Swap gift per couple). The cost is only $30 per person for members and $35 for members-to-be & guests. Attendees are also asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Killington Food Shelf. Please RSVP at EVITE here: http://evite.me/EjUTqAeVfX or on the club's Facebook event page & please let us know your menu choice by replying to the EVITE poll. Space is very limited so please let us know you are coming ASAP.
Twilight Snowshoeing & Libations:
This winter enjoy an afternoon of snowshoeing with Bear Trax Adventures & evening of libations at Preston's in the Killington Grand Resort. Details coming soon . . .
VT Holiday Festival Cookie Fundraiser Thanks!:
#119 bags of over #1200+ homemade cookies were sold at the recent VT
Holiday Festival at the Killington Grand Hotel. (#75 bags were sold on
Friday evening and another #44 bags on Saturday!) Almost $600 was raised
from this fundraiser and half of the proceeds will benefit the Rutland
County Humane Society! (The other half will go into the clubs
scholarship/award fund). A HUGE thank you to board member Theresa Tool,
who headed up this outstanding fundraiser, and her team of bakers including: Cynthia
Bryant, Christine Bulgini, Janina Curtis, Susan Durant, Karen Durkee, Jane
Johnson, Pat Keim, Allyson Kilbride, Deb LeBlond, Jeanette MacKenzie, Patti
Mielcarek, Katie Ring, Nan Salamon, Helen Stockton (Diane's mom),
& Ellen Van HerWarde. Appreciated all the help from the sales
volunteers at the GKWC cookie table including: Nancy Schmidt-Gaede, Pat
Keim, Jane Johnson, & Kyle Kirshner. Thanks also to Killington Pico Realty
for sharing their space for the cookie assembly line. We couldn't have done it without you all!
NOVEMBER 2018 UPDATE
VT Holiday Festival Cookie Bakers Needed!
Holiday Dinner & Yankee Swap
Please join us for this annual club tradition scheduled for Thursday evening, December 20th at 6 pm at the Birch Ridge Inn. This Annual Holiday Dinner & Yankee Swap celebrates the season with a festive meal and spirited gift swap. It is also a great opportunity to re-gift a "white elephant"! Guests are welcome, so please bring a spouse or friend. The cost is only $30 per person for members and $35 for members-to-be & guests. Attendees are also asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Killington Food Shelf. Please RSVP by Fri. 12/14/18 at EVITE here: http://evite.me/EjUTqAeVfX or on the club's Facebook event page & let us know your menu choice by replying to the EVITE poll.
Boutique Evening Thanks!
Our 2nd Annual “Nibbles, Bobbles & Bits” Boutique Evening Fundraiser was a wonderful event. We couldn't have done it without all our amazing vendors! A special thanks must also go to Summit Lodge for providing the perfect venue for this soiree. $550 was raised to benefit the Killington Elementary School KEEPERS (parent teacher association) for enrichment programs for students. Congrats and welcome back to Ellen VanHerwarde winner of the GKWC membership raffle prize! Thank you to all our fabulous vendors who helped to make this event such a success: Dana Decker Crocheted Hats, Kelly McDermott-Burns Heart Song Reiki, Cymberlee Prencipe's Jellys & Jams from Coffee House Homestead Farm, Judith Delman JG Designs, Maureen Prencipe Seed Wreaths from Killington-Pico Rotary, Ann Reed LuLaRoe, Sarah Edelman May's Playce & Some No Name Farm, Brittany Charles Needle Felt Art, Deb Burke Photo Art, Rebecca Rubin Pottery & Crafts, Lee Ann Isaacson Stone Revival Gallery & Gifts, Peggy Rishel Sugar Plum Crossing, Nan Salamon & Jane Ramos Crafts from Sherburne United Church of Christ, Jane Johnson VT Blueberry Water, VT Native Images by Lisa Manning & Colleen Wilcox Wander on Words!
Vendors Don't Miss Boutique Evening- Fri. 11/9/18!
The Greater Killington Women's Club (GKWC) is sponsoring their 2nd Annual “Nibbles, Bobbles & Bits” Boutique Evening Fundraiser at the Summit Lodge in Killington on Friday, November 9, 2018. Interested vendors who want more visibility for their businesses, especially those which are home-based, are invited to participate. There is NO cost for current GKWC members (as of 7/1/18) and only $20 a table for “not yet” members. Half tables are also available, allowing two smaller vendors to share a table, for only $10 each. All vendors MUST donate a raffle prize (of at least a $25+ value). Tables will be provided but BYOT (bring your own tablecloth!). All types of vendors are welcome (jewelry, crafts, make-up, clothing, candles, kitchenware, food items, etc.) Due to space limitations, the club reserves the right to limit the number and types of vendors. The deadline for vendor applications is Fri. Oct. 26. For a vendor application, go to the GKWC website at: www.swcvt.com/boutique-vendor-agreement.
This event is a pre-holiday shopping and social soiree with a variety of local micro vendors. Doors open at 4:30 pm for attendees to browse, shop, mingle and win prizes - all for a good cause! Raffle tickets will be sold for the opportunity to win these fabulous raffle prizes and proceeds will benefit Killington Elementary School KEEPERS. Admission is FREE, light refreshments will be served and a cash bar is available. Click HERE for an event flyer. Please post at your workplace and around town. Attendees can RSVP at EVITE or on the club's Facebook event page.
Meet Your Neighbor Night Thanks
Thank you so much to our hostess Sue Durant for opening her lovely home to the club. It was a glorious Indian summer evening and a wonderful chance to catch up with fellow club members as well as welcome some new faces to the group. Thanks also to those Board officers and club members who shared tasty refreshments with attendees!
In addition to her involvement with Mission Farm, the Killington Farmers Market and historic preservation of the Josiah Wood Jr. homestead (Killington's oldest building), Sue has also offered to spearhead a new informal "activity" effort which may be of interest to club members. Those interested in hiking, biking (road or trail), skiing (downhill or cross country), snowshoeing or other outdoor activities of all levels are welcome to contact her and learn more. Her email is: email@example.com. As these are not official club sponsored events, please participate at your own risk.
Your Neighbor Night
Please join us for this special annual gathering on Thursday evening, September 13, 2018 beginning at 6:00 pm. This year our hostess will be Susan Durant at her home in Killington. This event is free to attend.
Mini-Golf Outing Thanks!
Thank you to the folks at Mendon Mini-Golf for a fun evening last month and their generous raffle prize donation. Unfortunately weather was a challenge on both the original date and rain date. Thank you to those who did come out that evening! A special thank you also must go out to Ted Kershner for giving the ladies some expert putting coaching. The generous wine raffle prize donations from Killington-Pico Realty were also greatly appreciated! Thanks also to Task Force members Theresa Tool & Diane Stockton-Breese who were the coordinators of this event.
Save the Date for Boutique Evening on Fri. 11/9/18
Join us for a Ladies Mini-Golf Outing on Wed. 8/8/18
Join us at Mendon Mini-Golf on Wednesday August 8, 2018 (rain date Wed. 8/15/18) for a fun evening including a FREE putting clinic, 18 mini-holes, refreshments & raffle prizes. Proceeds will benefit our Scholarship/Awards program. Prices start at only $10 per GKWC member (or $15 for member-to-be) with advanced reservations or $20 at the door. Beginners are also welcome, as a FREE putting clinic with former Collegiate Coach & Athletic Professor Ted Kershner is included! Please RSVP at EVITE or on Facebook before Fri. Aug. 3 and sign up for the putting lessons with the poll. Renew your GKWC membership before this event to get the discounted member prices!
Killington Chili Cook-Off Thurs. 7/26/18
The Town of Killington Recreation Department hosts the Annual Chili-Cook Off to support scholarships for local children to be able to attend their summer camps. This event will be held from 5-8 pm on Thursday, July 26, 2018 in conjunction with the River Road Concert Series (featuring Chad Hollister) behind the Sherburne Public Library. Admission is FREE and the cost for chili sampler tickets is $10 per person, $15 per couple and $25 for a family of 4. The GKWC hosts a booth with different award winning themes each year. Stop by the women's club booth and sample our tasty vegan recipe! Click HERE for more info.
GKWC 2018 Scholarship & Award Winners
At the recent
Annual Meeting of the GKWC, members approved disbursements for the following
scholarship and award. These were presented at the recent Woodstock Union
High School (WUHS) Senior Awards Night.
The club is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2018 Sherburne Academic Scholarship of $1000 is Kyle Weirether from Killington, who had the highest weighted grade point average (GPA) at WUHS (of a Killington/Pittsfield resident). He graduated summa cum laude, was the Salutatorian of the Class of 2018 and plans on attending Northeastern University in the Fall. In addition, he is a competitive ski racer and participated on the IDEA (Innovation, Design, Engineering & Action) team. Congratulations Kyle on all your hard work and dedication to learning. The members of the GKWC are very proud of your determination and academic success!
The winner of
Pat Zack Community Service Award of $1000 is Rory Haff also from Killington. This award is given to the
Killington or Pittsfield high school senior who has demonstrated the most
sincere dedication to community service and volunteerism within our local community.
Rory has volunteered at various organizations in the community and is
active in many student clubs at the high school. In addition, Rory is also a
competitive ski & snowboard racer and played on the soccer & tennis
teams. She also graduated summa cum laude and will be attending Smith
College in the Fall. Congratulations Rory on a job well done and by setting
such a wonderful example of community service for your peers!
Thank you to Scholarship/Award Committee Chairperson Jennifer Iannantuoni and the committee members for all their efforts in selecting these worthy recipients.
GKWC Annual Meeting Disbursements
Thanks to the 30+ attendees of our recent Annual Meeting and welcome to all the new members who signed up that evening! The weather was ideal for our gathering by the Gazebo Bar & Pool. Thanks also to the Summit Lodge for the summer pool passes for all our dues paying members!
welcomed the following new Board members Allyson Kilbride - Recording
Secretary, Katie Ring - Hospitality, and Jane Ramos - Historian.
Thank you to outgoing Board members Jeanette MacKenzie and Jennifer
Iannantuoni for their service. Jennifer will continue to chair the
Members also approved updated bylaws and the following disbursement requests at the meeting:
New Killington Farmers Market
Sue Durant wanted to share the news with fellow club members that a new Killington Farmers Market has opened on Mission Farm Road(in the parking area across from the Church of Our Savior). It is open from 3-6 pm every 3rd Thursday from May to October. Support our local farmers! #RootedinVermont
Killington Chili Cook-Off Task Force
Every July, the Town of Killington Parks & Rec Department hosts the Annual Chili-Cook Off to support scholarships for local children to be able to attend their summer camps. This event is held on a Thursday evening in conjunction with the River Road Concert Series. The GKWC hosts a booth with different award winning themes each year. Have a great Chili recipe? Want to help out? Join the women's club Chili Cook-Off Task Force! Contact club president Janina Curtis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
GKWC Annual Meeting Thurs. 5/24/18:
Please RSVP for the upcoming 54th Annual Meeting of the Greater Killington Women's Club scheduled for Thursday evening, May 24th, 2018 at the Summit Lodge. (The original meeting date of 6/7/18 had to be rescheduled because of a conflict with the Woodstock Union High School Senior Awards Night). The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm followed by a social outdoors (weather permitting). You can RVSP at Evite or on the club's Facebook event page.
At the Annual Meeting, only current members are eligible
to vote on award disbursements, elect club officers and update bylaws.
Immediately following the meeting, members and guests are welcome to stay for
an informal social by the Gazebo Pool Bar. Refreshments will be provided and a
cash bar is available. The Summit Lodge is also offering complimentary 2018
summer pool passes to all GKWC members who attend the Annual Meeting!
The club disbursements include two annual $1000 awards which are given to graduating high school seniors from the towns of Killington or Pittsfield. The first award is the Pat Zack Community Service Award for exceptional volunteerism within our local community. The second award is the Sherburne Academic Scholarship which is presented to the Woodstock Union High School senior who has demonstrated the highest weighted grade point average (GPA).
The club will also decide at the annual meeting which local charitable, non-profit or educational organizations to award funds.
Potential new club members are also welcome to attend the annual meeting & social, meet current club members & officers, and learn more about the GKWC. If women in the community are interested in joining the club, a membership application can also be found on their website. To learn more, please go to www.swcvt.com or like them on Facebook.
Do you know a deserving high school graduating senior from the towns of Killington or Pittsfield? Let them know about the Greater Killington Women's Club's (GKWC) award program!
Seeking Requests for Donations from Charities
The Greater Killington Women's Club is now
accepting requests from local charities or non-profit organizations for
donations from the club. Know a worthy local organization who could benefit
from our support? Requests must be submitted in writing and received or
postmarked by Monday April 30, 2018.
Applicants must indicate in writing the specific purpose of the funding request and how it will benefit the Greater Killington community. Any local non-profit group or organization who would like to be considered for a donation should mail their request to the GKWC/SWC, P.O. Box #68, Killington, VT 05751 and indicate attn.: Charity Donation Application. Please keep in mind that the club’s resources are very limited.
The Greater Killington Women’s Club is a civic organization founded in Killington over 50 years ago by Susan Smith, the wife of the resort’s founder Preston Smith. In more than a half century of service to the Killington community, the club has given away over $100,000 to local organizations, schools and non-profits.
If club members or persons from the community wish to support the club’s local charity fund, please forward donations to the GKWC/SWC, P.O. Box #68, Killington VT 05751. Contributions may be tax deductible, please check with your financial advisor.
French Wine Dinner Thanks!
It was a packed house! Appreciate all the folks who came out to support our club. Thank you SO much to Kristen Anderson & her fabulous team at the Highline Lodge for a glorious evening. The food was incredible, the wine superb and the atmosphere exceptional. Thanks also to our sommelier Gerd Hirschman of the VT Wine Merchants for the perfect pairings. Our guest speaker Jim Elston of Chemin des Vins shared his expertise on the wines selected for each course which took this event to another level. On top of it all, we even raised $400 for our scholarship awards program!
Wine Dinner Fundraiser!
Please join us for this Springtime in Paris Wine Dinner Fundraiser at the Highline Lodge in Killington on Thursday evening, April 5, 2018 beginning with a Welcome Reception at 6:30 pm followed by the Dinner at 7:00 pm. The cost is only $70 for current GKWC members (or $75 for members-to-be & guests) and includes 6 light courses plus fabulous French wines! Space is limited to the first #40 tickets sold on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets will be available for sale beginning on Monday, March 19th. All tickets must be prepaid and can be purchased either directly at the Highline Lodge or at Curtis Insurance Agency, 335 Killington Road. Spouses, partners, guests and the public are all welcome to attend. The deadline to RSVP is Friday, March 30th at Evite or on the club's Facebook page. Each ticket sold has a chance to win some fabulous raffle prizes!
Proceeds from this special fundraising event will support our Scholarship & Awards Program benefiting local students. The club sponsors two annual $1000 awards which are given to graduating high school seniors from the towns of Killington or Pittsfield, the Pat Zack Community Service Award and the Sherburne Academic Scholarship.
The tentative menu is as follows:
Twilight Snowshoeing & Libations:
Club Board Member Lisa Davis Lewis
also owns Bear
Trax Adventures. She has offered to host a snowshoeing excursion for
the club on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Participants will meet at
the lobby of the Killington Grand Hotel, 228
East Mountain Rd, Killington, VT 05751 at 3:45 pm. Participants will snowshoe for
approximately 75-90 minutes. Guests will then gather immediately following the
outing for libations at Preston's also located in the Killington Grand
Hotel. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided and a cash bar is available. The cost is
only $15 for members and $20 for members-to-be & guests. (Non-members
can then join the club at no additional cost!). Equipment is also included for those who do not have
their own. Please RSVP by Friday February 9, 2018 at EVITE:
http://evite.me/Ax6RFFAZd6 or on the club's Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1060165527459151/ .
Space is limited. Only reservations which are pre-paid can be guaranteed.
Please mail your payment to: Bear Trax Adventures, P.O. Box #324,
Killington, VT 05751.
Candidate Forum Thanks:
Thanks to club president Janina Curtis for
moderating our recent Town of Killington Select Board Candidates Forum.
Approximately 25-30 residents from the community attended this informative
event. The election took place the following day and acting Select
Board member Steve Finneron won the seat. Thanks also to club member Nan
Salamon for serving as timer!
Holiday Dinner & Yankee Swap Thanks:
Thanks to the Inn at Long
Trail for hosting our recent Holiday Dinner & Yankee Swap. The
setting was lovely looking out from the Rosemary's
Restaurant dining room onto one of the first snowfall's of the season.
After the festive meal, the spirited gift swap ranged from a custom
Sherpa blanket with the club's logo to the
most popular "white elephant", an apron with a Santa themed
bikini! Thank you also to our guests who contributed much
needed non-perishable food items.
Cookie Sale Fundraiser Thanks!
Thank you SO much to all our generous cookie bakers. Even though we increased our donations substantially from last year's VT Holiday Festival, we were still sold out again on Friday evening! Almost $400 was raised, half of which will be donated to the Rutland County Humane Society. Much appreciation must also be given to the awesome team of Theresa Tool, Janina Curtis & Nan Salamon who worked so hard on this event.
Join or Renew Your Membership in the New Year!
Start the new year off right by joining or renewing your membership in the club if you have not had a chance to do so already. Thanks to all the members who renewed at the recent Holiday Dinner & Yankee Swap. Our membership is now triple what it was just a year and a half ago! GKWC annual dues cover one fiscal year from July 1 - June 30th. Since our founding in 1963, this club has given over $100,000 to the community. Your membership support will enable us to carry on our generous donations. Please consider renewing or joining to support our charitable giving for this coming year. Our annual membership dues levels are:
$20 Green Mountain
$50 Blue Sky
$100 Black Diamond
download a membership form from our website here. Don't
forget to include your birthdate (not
year!) for our Birthday Club! Then send your dues by check written to GKWC/SWC (as the Sherburne Women's
Club transitions to the Greater
Killington Women's Club). Please
mail your dues payment to the club's post office box at this address: Greater Killington Women's Club, P.O. Box #68,
Killington, VT 05751.
November Update 2017:
Holiday Dinner & Yankee Swap:
Please join us for the annual Holiday Dinner & Yankee Swap at the Inn at Long Trail on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 6:00 pm. This Annual tradition kicks off the season with a festive meal and spirited gift swap. It is also a great opportunity to re-gift a "white elephant". Guests are welcome, so bring a spouse or friend! The cost is only $30 per person for members and $35 for members-to-be. Guests are also asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Rutland County Parent-Child Center. Please RSVP by ASAP at http://evite.me/WYH1QsbykR & let us know your menu choice (salmon cakes, steak au poivre, or vegetarian gnocchi) by replying to the poll or RSVP on the club's Facebook page.
Killington Select Board Candidates Forum:
The Greater Killington Women's Club (GKWC) is hosting a Candidates Forum on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm at the Sherburne Memorial Library. As it has done in the past as a service to the community, the club will again be presenting a Candidates Forum prior to this Town of Killington Select Board special election to fill a vacancy on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The Forum will take place on Monday evening, December 4, 2017 in the Community Room of the Sherburne Memorial Library at 2998 River Road in Killington. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the Forum will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Steve Finneron and Jay Hickory, candidates for this special election, will be featured in this Forum. The format will consist of several questions posed to each of the candidates, which will not be known to them in advance. The candidates will have a fixed amount of time to answer. Depending on available time, questions from the floor may be accepted. Club members are invited to submit questions to Janina Curtis at Janina@curtisinsuranceagency.net.
Thanks for Joining or Renewing Your Membership:
Thanks to the members who renewed or joined at the Boutique Evening. Congrats and welcome back to Betsey Bianchi who won the club membership raffle prize!
Cookie Sale Fundraiser at VT Holiday Festival:
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Vermont Holiday Festival at the Killington Grand Hotel on Friday & Saturday, December 1 & 2. The GKWC sells home baked cookies (no nuts please!) throughout the event as a fundraiser. This year a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Rutland County Humane Society. We ran out of cookies last year and are seeking even more club members to bake this year! Whether you are able to bake 1 dozen or 5 dozen, all cookie donations to this fundraiser are appreciated! They can be dropped off to Curtis Insurance, 335 Killington Road by Wednesday, November 29th. If you are able to help assemble, please join us on Thursday Nov. 30 at 2 pm at Curtis Ins. Contact board member Theresa Tool for more info.
& Bits", is a pre-holiday shopping & social soiree on Friday
November 10 from 4-8 pm at the Summit Lodge,
200 Summit Rd. in Killington. Proceeds will benefit the NewStory
Rutland County Women's Network & Shelter). Attendees can win some
fabulous vendor raffle prizes and admission is FREE! Light refreshments will be
provided and a cash bar is available.
Thank you to our participating vendors: Angelically Inspired, Catwalk for a Cause, Felt Needle Craft, Fusion Fitness/Young Living Oils, JG Designs, LuLaRoe, May's Playce, Purple Heart Art, Riverwood Photography, Rotary Seed Wreathes, Style Dots Jewelry, Sugarplum Crossing, True North Juice/Yoga Retreats, Treasured Titles, Vintage Button Jewelry, & Wander on Words.
Thanks also to Boutique Task Force Members: Janina Curtis, Nancy Schmitt-Gaede, Diane Stockton-Breese, & Theresa Tool.
Boutique Evening "Nibbles, Bobbles & Bits"!
Browse, Shop, Mingle & Win
Prizes - All For a Good Cause! Mark
your calendars for "Nibbles, Bobbles & Bits", a
pre-holiday shopping & social soiree on Friday November 10, 2017 at
the Summit Lodge. Win fabulous raffle prizes from a variety of local micro
vendors! Proceeds will benefit the NewStory Center (formerly Rutland
County Women's Network & Shelter). Interested in being a vendor? Want
more visibility for your home-based business? There is NO cost for current GKWC
members and only $20 a booth for "not yet" members (who then
get a 1 year GKWC membership for FREE!) A half-table is only $10 (with a
1 year GKWC membership for only another $10). All vendors MUST donate
a raffle prize ($20+ value). All types of vendors are welcome (jewelry,
crafts, make-up, clothing, candles, kitchenware, food items, etc.) Due to
space limitations, the club reserves the right to limit the number and types of
vendors. Know any vendors? Want to get involved? Contact one of the Boutique
Task Force Members: Janina Curtis, Pat Harvey, Nancy
Schmitt-Gaede, Diane Stockton-Breese, or Theresa Tool.
Click here for the
event flyer. Deadline for vendor agreements is Friday
October 27, 2017. Click here for the vendor agreement. Please RSVP here:
Meet Your Neighbor Night (MYNN) Thanks!
Thank you to
former club president Pat Keim for opening your lovely home for this
years recent Meet Your Neighbor Night (MYNN). Thanks also to
those who contributed refreshments for this gathering. It was a wonderful
opportunity to meet some of our new members, many of whom were part-time
residents that are now full-time. We also updated attendees on upcoming
club happenings such as the inaugural Boutique Evening in November and the
VT Holiday Festival Cookie Sale in December. For those of you who were
unable to join us, you missed THE best view in ALL of Killington!
Please join us for our annual Meet Your Neighbor Night (MYNN) on Thursday evening, September 14, 2017 beginning at 6:30 pm. Former club president Pat Keim has offered to host this gathering at her home on 364 Ives Road, Killington, VT 05751. Catch up with fellow club members, meet our new members and learn more about the upcoming plans of the GKWC! Light refreshments and appetizers will be provided by Board members but guests are also welcome to share a light dish or beverage. Feel free to invite other women in the community, especially new arrivals! To learn more, check out our Facebook page or visit our website. Please RSVP here.
We couldn't have asked for a more glorious day of golf and more generous sponsors & donors for our recent Ladies Golf Outing. Special thanks to Bobby Peterson at Green Mountain National Golf Course for helping to make this event run so smoothly. Thanks also to Club Pro & State Senator Dave Soucy for the informative golf clinic.
Thank you to all the golfers and dinner guests who attended making this event such a success. Winners in the following categories were:
We also couldn't have done it without these fabulous raffle prize donors: Base Camp Outfitters, Birch Ridge Inn, Champlain Orchards, Claude's Choices, Dominic's Upscale Pizza, First Stop Ski Shop & Board Barn, Five Elements Salon, Fusion Fitness, The Garlic, Greenbrier Inn & Gift Shop, Lincoln Peak Vineyard, Lookout Tavern, Killington Art Garage, Killington Motel & VT Coffee Roasters, Killington Resort Adventure Center, Killington Yoga, Moguls Sports Pub, Mountain Creamery, Okemo Adventure Zone, Pasta Pot, Plymouth Artisan Cheese, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, Stonecutter Spirits & Summit Lodge. Thanks also to club members Suzanne Butterfield & Sally Curtis for donating additional prizes.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our goodie bag item sponsors: Curtis Insurance Agency, Fusion Fitness (Amy Lewis), Killington Deli, Killington Market, Killington Pico Area Association, Mountain Cuts Salon, VINS (VT Institute of Natural Sciences), & Westminster Crackers.
The team who put together this event were club president Janina Curtis along with board members Nancy Schmitt-Gaede, Theresa Tool & Diane Stockton-Breese. Funds raised from this event will continue the GKWC's charitable giving in our community!
The inaugural Vermont Fairy Tale Festival will take place in Killington hosted by the Sherburne Memorial Library on Saturday September 23, 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm. The GKWC is a sponsor of this family friendly event drawing visitors and libraries from around the state to our area. To learn more or get involved, click here.
Thank you to the early RSVPs (& payments!) for the Ladies Golf Outing & Social Fundraiser scheduled for Sunday afternoon August 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Green Mountain National Golf Course in Killington. Don't miss the chance to join members & guests of the GKWC for a fun afternoon for a worthwhile cause as proceeds benefit area organizations and students. Golfers of all levels are welcome, even non-golfers!
The schedule for the afternoon begins with a free Golf Clinic by our new State Senator & pro Dave Soucy, followed by a 9 hole shotgun start (including cart), and ending with a BBQ Dinner (cash bar), raffle & prizes!
The cost per player is only $50 for GKWC members in advance ($55 at the door), $55 for not yet members in advance ($60 at the door) and $200 per foursome teams in advance if registered & pre-paid by Friday August 18, 2017. Dinner & raffle only is $20 for GKWC members in advance ($25 at the door) and $25 for not yet members in advance ($30 at the door). Space is limited to the first #50 attendees. No RSVPs will be confirmed without pre-payment. Please RSVP here.
Thank you also to all our prize donors and these hole sponsors so far: Boss Office Works, Curtis Education Group, The Foundry, Goodro Lumber, Gramp's Shuttle, Inn at Long Trail, Killington Pico Realty, Killington Valley Real Estate, Mosher Excavating, Peak Performance Ski Shop & White Cottage Snack Bar! Additional hole sponsors, raffle prize and gift (#50 suggested) donors are also welcome to contribute! Sponsor/donor and player registration forms can be downloaded at www.swcvt.com/golf-forms. For more info, please contact Janina Curtis by emailing her at email@example.com or at 802-775-0521, or reach out to any of the other Golf Task Force members you may know including: Theresa Tool, Nancy Schmitt-Gaede or Diane Stockton-Breese.
Click here for the event flyer. Please post it around town!
Please save the date for the Annual Meet Your Neighbor Night gathering which will be held on Thursday evening, September 14, 2017 at the home of former club president Pat Keim. Further details coming soon!
Please save the date for the first ever Vermont Fairy Tale Festival taking place right here in Killington hosted by the Sherburne Memorial Library on Saturday September 23, 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm. The GKWC is a sponsor of this family friendly event drawing visitors and libraries from around the state to our area. To learn more, click here.
The club will again have a booth at the 5th Annual Killington Chili Cook-Off & Concert on Thursday, July 27 from 5-8 pm. It has now been relocated from the library to the Long Trail Pub at SNOWSHED LODGE. This event is a fundraiser benefiting Killington Park & Rec. Camps with over 13 chili stations and featuring live music w/Chad Hollister! Admission is FREE and chili sampler tickets are: $10/person, $15/couple or $25/family of 4. This year the club is doing a delicious vegetarian recipe from Theresa Tool that Board members are contributing. Last year we won "Best Costumes"! Stop by and see what our new theme is this year.
Thank you to the 17 club members who generously provided side dishes and desserts for the Killington Fire & Rescue's July 4th Bar-B-Que picnic fundraiser. Because it was such a glorious day and phenomenal turnout, they could have used even more contributions! They could have also used a few more club volunteers to help serve, so next year we hope to get this organized for them a little earlier.
The Killington Fire Department puts on the annual 4th of July Bar-B-Que picnic as a fundraiser for their very important work in our community. The women's club has been asked for help in contacting community members to bring food to this event, as we have done in the past. Specifically contributions of side dishes (such as salads, beans, & watermelon) are requested. They should be brought to the Killington Recreation Center on River Road on July 4th anytime before 11 am or anytime during the day. Additionally, volunteers are also needed to help at the tents with serving food during the day (bar-b-que & drink) and/or evening (dessert). You can also support the Fire Department by purchasing raffle tickets (for sale at $10 each, #6 for $50, or #12 for $100). For more info click here or please contact Steven Finer, Killington Fire & Rescue President, at 802-353-2173. You can let us know what you are able to bring here. GKWC let's celebrate our country and show our support for local emergency personnel!
NEWSLETTER – JUNE 2017
2017 Awards & Disbursements:
recent annual meeting of the Greater Killington Women's Club (GKWC),
members voted on disbursement of funds. The GKWC sponsors two
annual $1000 awards which are given to graduating high school
seniors. These were recently announced and presented during Senior Awards
Night at Woodstock Union High School (WUHS).
The winner of the 2017 Sherburne
Academic Scholarship is Sarah Findeisen from Killington, who
had the highest weighted grade point average (GPA) at
WUHS. Congratulations Sarah on your hard work and dedication. The members
of the GKWC are proud of your determination and your academic success!
The winner of the 2017 Pat Zack Community Service Award is Kyle Rasmussen also from Killington. This award is given to the Killington or Pittsfield high school senior who has demonstrated the most sincere dedication to community service and volunteerism within our local community. Kyle has volunteered at Vermont Adaptive, Summer SOAK, and Killington Elementary School. Additionally, he is active in many student organizations and clubs at Woodstock High School, including the Jazz Band, Student Council & the VT Teen Leadership Safety Program and is also President of the Class of 2017. Congratulations Kyle on a job well done and by setting such a wonderful example of community service for your peers!
During the recent club annual meeting, two
local organizations were also awarded funds. The GKWC awarded $500 in support
of the first ever Vermont Fairy Tale Festival (VFTF) scheduled for this September 23rd
sponsored by the Sherburne Memorial Library. In addition, the
Killington Seniors Group was awarded $50. The club also set aside funds to retain the
services of the accounting firm of O'Brien,
Shortle Reynolds & Sabotka for tax and administrative purposes.
Golf Outing & Fundraiser:
Please save the date for the Ladies Golf Outing & Social fundraiser scheduled for Sunday afternoon August 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Green Mountain National Golf Course in Killington. Join members & guests of the GKWC for a fun afternoon for a worthwhile cause as proceeds benefit area organizations and students.
The schedule for the afternoon begins with a free Golf Clinic by pro Dave Soucy, followed by a 9 hole shotgun start (including cart), and ending with a BBQ Dinner (cash bar), raffle & prizes! The cost per player is only $50 for GKWC members in advance ($55 at the door), $55 for non-members in advance ($60 at the door) and $200 per foursome teams in advance. Dinner & raffle only is $20 for GKWC members in advance ($25 at the door) and $25 for non-members in advance ($30 at the door). Space is limited to the first #50 attendees. No RSVPs will be confirmed without pre-payment. Please RSVP by Fri. Aug. 18 here.
2017 Annual Meeting Thanks:
you to club president Janina Curtis
for hosting our recent annual meeting and to club members & guests who
attended. Additional thanks go out to board members who provided refreshments
for the event.
The new & remaining slate of officers elected for the upcoming year are: Janina Curtis - President, Lisa Davis-Lewis - Vice President, Nancy Schmitt-Gaede - Treasurer, Theresa Tool - Corresponding Secretary, Jeannette Mackenzie - Hospitality, Diane Stockton-Breese - Membership & Publicity, Jennifer Iannantuoni - Historian/Awards Committee Chair.
There still remains two vacancies on the board: recording secretary & program/events chair. Please contact Janina by email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 802-775-0521 if interested in serving in either of these one-year position.
Meet Your Neighbor Night (MYNN):
Annual Meet Your Neighbor Night gathering will be held on a Thursday
evening in September at the home of former club president Pat Keim, who has graciously offered to host this event. Details
Please join us for our 53th Annual Meeting & Social on Thursday evening May 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm at the home of our club president Janina Curtis at 175 Cubs Concourse, Killington, VT 05751. At the Annual meeting members will vote on annual disbursement of funds and on the slate of officers for the upcoming year. Immediately following the meeting, members and guests are welcome to stay for an informal mixer. Refreshments will be provided! Please RSVP here: http://evite.me/DeFygMxCeU.
Please join us in welcoming Nancy Schmitt-Gaede who has graciously offered to step up and take on the responsibilities of club treasurer. She is a long-time club member, Killington area resident and former bookkeeper. The club would also like to extend its sincerest thanks to former Treasurer Kristin Alf for her many years of dedicated service in this role and on the club's Board of Directors.
The GKWC sponsors two annual $1000 awards which are given to graduating high school seniors from the towns of Killington or Pittsfield, the Pat Zack Community Service Award and the Sherburne Academic Scholarship. The club has also supported requests in writing from local charities or non-profit organizations for donations. Winners will be announced at the upcoming Annual Meeting. The club would like to thank Awards Committee Chairperson Jennifer Iannantuoni for her many years of service heading up this effort.
Summer Golf Outing:
Plans are underway for a ladies golf outing at the Green Mountain National Golf Club on a Sunday afternoon in late August. The final date will be announced at the Annual Meeting. In addition to a fun afternoon of golf, socializing & refreshments, the club will also be seeking sponsors and raffle prizes.
The GKWC sponsors two annual $1000 awards which are given to graduating high school seniors from the towns of Killington or Pittsfield (for at least the last two years of high school). The club also seeks requests from local charities or non-profit organizations for donations.
The first award is the Pat Zack Community Service Award named in honor of the club member who originally started this award program. It is awarded to the Killington or Pittsfield high school senior who has demonstrated the most sincere dedication to community service and volunteerism within our local community. The applicant will be selected based on volunteer work, community service, extracurricular activities, and dedication to others. Instructions and an application for the 2017 Community Service Award can be downloaded from the club’s website at www.swcvt.com/communityserviceaward.htm. Completed applications must be submitted and postmarked no later than Saturday April 15, 2017. A committee of the club reviews all applications and selects a winner. The second award is the Sherburne Academic Scholarship which is presented to the Woodstock Union High School senior from Killington or Pittsfield who has demonstrated the highest weighted grade point average (GPA).
The club is currently accepting requests from local charities or non-profit organizations for donations from the club. Requests must be submitted in writing and received or postmarked by Saturday April 15, 2017. Please indicate the specific purpose of the funding and how it will benefit the Greater Killington community. Any non-profit group or organization who would like to be considered for a donation should mail their request to the GKWC/SWC, P.O. Box #68, Killington, VT 05751 and indicate attn.: Charity Donation Application. Please keep in mind that the club’s resources are limited.
The annual general membership meeting to vote on the recommended disbursements and awards is scheduled for Thursday May 18, 2017. It will be held during the evening at the home of club President Janina Curtis. Details to follow . . .
Thanks to all the survey respondents of whom all are current members. In terms of the frequency of events, 3 prefer quarterly, 3 bi-monthly and 1 monthly. The ranking of interest in existing events is as follows: 1. Meet Your Neighbor Night (MYNN), 2. Holiday Dinner, 3. Annual Meeting, 4. Wine Tasting, 5. Holiday Cookie Sale, 6. Movie Night, 7. Golf Outing, 8. Auction, 9. Chili Festival. In terms of the ranking of potential new events: 1. Bunco, 2. Boutique/Vendor Night, 3. New Member Welcome Gathering, 4. Pico Sports Center Open House, 5. Spa Day, 6. High Tea/Tea Cup Auction, 7. Sporting Event, 8. Fashion Show. With regards to the interest in helping to organize events, 3 said yes, 2 said no, 1 said maybe and 1 did not respond. Respondents willing to bring guests to club events included 4 who said sure, 2 said possibly and only 1 said sorry. There were only 2 other suggestions, making our events include something more meaningful (such as collecting perishable foods at the holiday dinner) and making the social event after the annual meeting a pot luck dinner.
Available Board Positions:
Share your time and talents by joining the board!
January 2017 Newsletter
2017 EVENTS SURVEY
At the January Club Board meeting, discussions about event planning for the year occurred. The Board decided since we have so many new members, many of whom have suggested new events, to get feedback from the club. Please email your rankings and comments to DianeSB4@yahoo.com or mail them to GKWC/SWC, P.O. BOX 68, Killington, VT 05751.
1. Are you a:
· current member
· potential member
· former member
2. Would you prefer our events occur:
3. Please rank the clubs events from 1-9 (best to least favorite):
__Meet Your Neighbor Night
__Holiday Cookie Sale
__Chili Festival Cook-off Booth
4. Please rank potential new events from 1-8 (best to least favorite):
__Bunco Dice Game
__New Member Welcome Gathering
__Sporting Event (snowshoe/tennis/pickle ball)
__Pico Sports Center Open House
__High Tea/Tea Cup Raffle
5. Would you be willing to organize an event?
6. Would you be willing to bring a guest?
7. Do you have any other suggestions for events?
Thanks so much for taking the time to give us your feedback so we can be an even more effective club in the new year!
Annual Holiday Dinner & Yankee Swap
Thank you to the Summit Lodge for the festive Annual Holiday Dinner. Twenty-five club members braved a very cold evening to enjoy a spirited Yankee Swap. We also want to welcome the new members who joined the club that evening!
Winter Newsletter 2016
Dec. 3: Vermont Holiday Festival - Cookie Sale Fundraiser!
Mark your calendars for this annual club tradition scheduled for Thursday evening December 15 at the Summit Lodge! The Holiday Dinner & Yankee Swap kicks off the season with a festive meal and spirited gift swap. It is a great opportunity to re-gift a "white elephant". Guests are welcome, so bring a spouse or friend! The cost is only $30 per person for members and $35 for non-members. Please RSVP by Mon. Dec. 12 & let us know your menu choice (Roast Stuffed Pork Loin, Chicken Picatta or Seafood Medley). Please RSVP here with your menu selection.
March/Springtime 2017: Wine Tasting Dinner at Santa Fe Steakhouse
This event is a feast for the palate, with various wines served with multiple courses starting with appetizers and ending with dessert. Guests are welcome so let your spouse or friends know. More info to come as we finalize arrangements.
Calendar Project Volunteer Luncheon, Wed. Oct. 5 @Highridge Sports Center, noon:
The GKWC is embarking on a bold new fundraising project. We are seeking at least 12 brave souls willing to pose as "Calendar Girls" for a club calendar. Want to select your favorite month? Some months have already been selected but we are still seeking a few more volunteers or group photos from the same Killington organization. ONLY PARTICIPATING VOLUNTEERS ARE INVITED TO THIS LUNCHEON. The purpose of the meeting is to finalize all the monthly themes, costumes and dates for the photo shoots. Please RSVP to new club member Lizzie Carosh at email@example.com ASAP. She is heading up this project and providing refreshments for this luncheon meeting. Lizzie has also arranged complementary professional hair and makeup services for early October, and potentially at other times. Local photographer Barb Wood has also generously offered to take these tasteful monthly photos. Don't miss this unique opportunity to be infamous!
Into to Bunco, Thurs. Oct. 20 6:30 p.m.:
Bunco is a dice game, traditionally played with at least 12 players who are divided into 4 players at each table. Players change tables after every round so it is a very social game, often resulting in raucous outbursts! No skill is involved - it's all about rolling dice with the help of lady luck. We will learn how to play bunco and see if there is enough interest in holding another bunco night on a larger scale. As this is a member only event, members will receive an invitation separately with all the details.
Movie Night featuring "Calendar Girls", Thurs. Nov. 3 @Sherburne Library 6 pm:
Please join us for a FREE viewing of this inspirational comedy film about a women's club in England that comes up with a highly creative and successful fundraising project. There will also be time to mix and mingle before the film starts at 6:30 pm! Snacks and beverages will be provided however donations of soft drinks, popcorn and snacks are also appreciated.
Holiday Festival - Cookie Sale, Sat. Dec. 3 @Killington Grand 12-8 pm:
Club members are asked to contribute home baked cookies to Curtis Insurance Agency between November 28 and December 2. The cookies will then be pre-packaged and sold at the Festival. Please let us know if you are also available to help volunteer with pre-packaging & decorating and/or sales the day of the event. The Annual Killington Holiday Festival is a wonderful family friendly tradition including the Festival of Trees, Jack Frost Marketplace, Santa's Workshop and Sleigh Rides. For more info go to: http://killingtonpico.org/page/holiday_festival
Holiday Dinner & Yankee Swap, TBA:
Kick off the Holiday Season with a festive dinner and hilarious Yankee Swap! It is a great opportunity to "re-gift" a special present or white elephant. Venue and date are yet to be determined. Details to follow in a future newsletter.
Guests are always welcome at our events, so feel free to bring a friend!
As we look forward to the new year, we have lots of exiting news to announce!
THE GREATER KILLINGTON WOMAN’S CLUB
(formerly Sherburne Women’s Club)
APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
Telephone ( ) ______________________ Cell _____________________________________________________
How did you hear about us?_____________________________________________________________________
Please tell us something about yourself (such as talents, hobbies or other interests):
Do you have any suggestions for the club?
Please check off areas of interests:
__Community /Public Relations
Signature ____________________________________ Date____________________
Membership Dues (July 1 – June 30): $20.00 annual dues
A check made payable to the Sherburne Women’s Club (while the club transitions to its new name) should accompany this application and be mailed to:
GREATER KILLINGTON WOMEN’S CLUB
P.O. BOX 68, KILLINGTON, VERMONT 05751
The Greater Killington Women’s Club is a charitable organization whose focus is providing supporting fundraising efforts and a socializing network to nurture our local community. For more info go to: www.swcvt.com
Join Us for a fun dinner and raffles to benefit the Sherburne Women's Club
at Sushi Yoshi on Thursday, March 12th
This year's fundraiser will be held at Sushi Yoshi. We will be having fun, food and raffles. All raffles, and a portion of your dinner price will go towards our fundraising for this year. The more people that come, the more money we'll have to give away in May. Please invite everyone. RSVP by March 5th.
Sushi Yoshi, 1807 Killington Road, Killington, VT
Thursday, March 12th
6:30 appetizers and lite fare
7:00 hibachi dinner - Choice of Chicken, Steak, Shrimp, or a combination of any two. All meals include: Miso Soup, Tossed salad with ginger dressing, Grilled vegetables, a choice of rice or noodles and two pieces of shrimp.
Price for all is $40.00 per person
(This price includes Appetizers, Hibachi, Tax and Tip)
Please RSVP by March 5th by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Carla at 917-617-0760.
Space is limited, so please reserve your spots early.
This is a fundraiser, so please invite everyone you know!
A Letter from the Board
|Dear Member, |
We would like to grow participation in the club this year, and we want you to join in the fun.
If you didn't get to attend our Annual Meet Your Neighbor Night or Wine Dinner, there are still plenty of other ways to participate.
We've listed a few events below. In addition to our newsletters, our website, www.swcvt.com, and facebook, www.facebook.com/SherburneWomensClub, are great ways to always stay in touch.
If you haven't already paid your dues, please mail your check to PO Box 68, Killington, VT 05751, or bring them with you to any of our events.
Wednesday, November 19 at 6:30pm
|SWC Business Meeting |
at Carla Meola-Chiarella's home
30 Spring Glen Road, Killington - 917.617.0760
The business meeting is an opportunity for you to learn more about the club and get involved with the next events and fundraising plans.
We will also be taking time to create the decorations for our "Ribbons and Bows" Holiday Tree for the Holiday Festival. Supplies will be provided, however, if you have extra buttons that you can share, bring them along.
Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Holiday Festival Bake Sale
Saturday, December 6
|Bake Sale |
We are once again hosting the Bake Sale at the Holiday Festival on Saturday, December 6 at the Killington Grand. We are asking members to bake their favorite cookies, brownies and the like (please no pies/cakes) and drop them off at The Grand between 11am and noon that day.
If you have any questions, or would like to help staff our table between 1pm and 4pm, please email email@example.com
If you would like to volunteer with this event in any way, please contact the Chamber at 802.773.4181.
2014 Holiday Party
Thursday, December 11 at 6:30pm
The Inn at Long Trail
709 Route 4, Killington, VT
The Inn at Long Trail is excited to host us for a wonderful evening of food, drink and friends. The evening costs $35 per person and is for members and guests.
with a Frangelico cream sauce
with Extra Virgin olive oil, toasted pine nuts,
tomato concasse & local goat cheese
Please RSVP by December 4 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 917.617.0760. We look forward to seeing you then!
We encourage members to bring a canned good for the food shelf
We will be having a Yankee Gift Swap this year. If you would like to participate, look through your closets or perhaps under your tree for that "special gift". It can be an unusual item, a practical item or just something fun. Wrap it festively and be ready to "swap" in our annual silly tradition.
|Membership Dues Reminder|
|If you haven't sent in your dues, it's not too late. |
Over the past several years we have been fortunate to increase our charitable giving. Many local organizations have benefited from our funding in addition to our two annual awards given to high school seniors. We would like to be able to carry on our generous traditions.
Our three levels of membership include:
Gold - $50
Silver - $35
Bronze - $20
Dues can be paid with cash or by check written to SWC and mailed to PO Box 68, Killington, VT 05751.
SWC is introducing a few membership options as we move into our 50th year! Over the past several years we have been fortunate to increase our charitable giving. Many local organizations have benefited from our funding in addition to our two annual awards given to high school seniors. We would like to be able to carry on our generous donations and here is a new way for members to help. Please know that we value your membership and respect the personal choice that you make.
Our three levels of membership include:
Gold - $50
Silver - $35
Bronze - $20
Dues can be paid with cash or by check written to SWC. We will begin accepting dues at MYNN on 9/12 and end at the Santa Fe Wine Dinner on 10/24. Dues that wish to be paid between the events can be mailed to
Sherburne Women's Club
PO Box 68
Killington, VT 05751
September Book Club
The next SWC book club gathering will be held on Monday, September 16th at 6:30pm at the home of Kim Gaines. The book is the Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro. Please email email@example.com for directions and don't forget to bring a snack to share!
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A reminder about our 50/50 Raffle. Tickets are $10 each and prizes include 2 Pico 2013/14 season tickets.
Tickets are available for pick up from the Greenbrier Gift Store and Boss Office Works.
The Drawing will be held at On The Rocs on Saturday, April 6th at 6.30pm.
Community and Academic Scholarship Awards
The Club is currently accepting applications for the $1,000 Community Service Award. This award is presented to a Killington or Pittsfield resident who is a graduating high school senior who has demonstrated impressive service and volunteer work during his/her time in high school. The applicant will be selected based on their volunteer work, community service, extracurricular activities, and dedication to others.
Instructions and an application for the 2013 Community Service Award can be downloaded from the SWC website http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001TfvlBpSCR0kYOAZgM-Cy1vqQiKgWduPi2_p1hcWm3G_SlyDCQmZea0pHvF00E3qYOCpW1F1OQecyG8X9LjModmlW8C7zddTA6nsYwQ40Www=. All parts of the application must be submitted and postmarked no later than April 15, 2013.
Sherburne Women's Club now accepting donation requests
At this time The Sherburne Women's Club is accepting requests from local charities or organizations for donations. Requests must be submitted in writing and must be received by the Club no later than April 15, 2013. Any group or organization who would like to be considered for a donation should mail a request to SWC, PO Box 68, Killington VT 05751.
|In This Issue|
|Thank you to The Lookout|
|Girls Night Out|
|Thank you to the Lookout!|
On February 7th, at Ladies Night Out a few members of the SWC presented Joy and the rest of the Lookout with a plaque of appreciation for their phenomenal fundraising efforts at their annual fall golf tournament! Go visit them and check it out!
Thursday, February 28th, 7.00pm
Killington Town Office
The Sherburne Womens Club (SWC) will again be presenting a Candidates Forum prior to the 2013 Selectboard election. The candidates for this year's election for Board of Selectman are Jim Haff, Patty McGrath and E.J. Willis.
Raffle Tickets - SWC Annual Fundraiser
Once again, Sherburne Women's Club is gearing up for their annual fundraiser. This will be the 3rd annual Raffle. It will be a 50/50 raffle and prizes include 2 Pico 2013/13 Season passes. Tickets are $10 each.
The drawing is to be held at On the Rocs on April 6th.
The raffle tickets are now available for members to collect at two locations, the Greenbrier Inn and at Boss Office Works next to the Post Office.
If members can sell as many tickets as last year (or even more) that would be phenomenal! Good Luck!
|Girls Night Out|
|Sherburne Women's Club is pleased to announce the date of the 2nd annual Girls Night Out. It will be beld on Thursday, March 14th at Liquid Art. More details to follow.|
|LADIES NIGHT OUT|
Thursday, February 7th, 6.30pm
Come and join us for a glass of wine and great company at The Lookout. It's always a fun night out! We look forward to seeing you there.
The Swiss Farm Inn
Thursday, February 14th, 9.00am
A traditional event for The Sherburne Women's Club.
Come join us for the "World's Best Breakfast" at The Swiss Farm Inn, followed by an invigorating snowshoe at The Green Mountain National Golf Course. If you can't make the breakfast, we will be at the GMNGC by approx. 10.30am.
Tuesday, February 26th, 6.30pm
We will be meeting at the home of Karen Bowles.
The book we will be discussing is The Life of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.
Don't forget to bring a snack to share. If you need directions to Karen's house, please call her on 775 0239.
Thursday, February 28th, 7.00pm
Killington Town Office
The Sherburne Womens Club (SWC) will again be presenting a Candidates Forum prior to the 2013 Selectboard election.
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Just to remind you folks about the Santa Fe Dinner that's taking place this Thursday, October 25th, 6.30pm. You will find information regarding menu below.
We need RSVP's by October 20th!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know you are coming.
If you haven't paid your dues yet, you may pay on the night of the dinner.
Santa Fe Wine Tasting Dinner
Thursday, October 25th , 6.30pm
We invite SWC members and friends to our annual Santa Fe Steakhouse Wine Tasting Dinner.
$30 for member and $35 for non-members.
If paying by check, please make payable to SWC.
This event is always a fun fall night out with a delicious
4 course meal and fantastic wine pairings. There will be a guest to advise on the wines to be taken with dinner. No need to send money ahead of time, but please RSVP to email@example.com before October 20th. Regrets not necessary, but if you are planning to attend, please advise of your choice of entree preference. In case the idea of a night out doesn't sound good enough, check out the incredible menu Santa Fe has prepared for us!
Please feel free to forward the information to friends in the area.
Fruit and Vermont cheese platter
Monterey Jack and Pulled Pork Quesadillas
with pico de gallo and a chipotle sour cream
Vermont cheddar and roasted vegetable
stuffed mushroom caps
Fresh mescalin greens topped with cranberries and toasted almonds served with a champagne vinaigrette dressing
Chateaubriand, sliced beef tenderloin with a cabernet
demi-glaze served with fresh seasonal vegetables
and garlic mashed potatoes
Pan seared Tuna steak served with an avacado salad topped with a cilantro lime vinaigrette
Spinach & Chesse ravioli tossed with virgin olive oil,
served with roasted red peppers, mushrooms, leeks and
toasted walnuts with asiago
Locally grown apples, baked and topped with homemade crumble crust served warm, a la mode