Memorial Weekend Plant & Flower
The club needs your help for a successful plant sale fundraiser! There are 2 ways to help:
The club is
holding this fundraiser plant sale at the Killington Market parking
lot on Friday May 28 & Saturday May 29 of Memorial Day
Weekend from 9- 2 pm. We will be offering beautiful hanging flower
baskets and hardy locally grown perennials.
As you are cleaning up your garden this spring, consider dividing up some crowded perennials and donating them to the plant sale! POPULAR PERENNIALS ARE LILY’S, HOSTA, FERNS, GROUNDCOVER, HERBS, IRIS ETC. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO FRIENDS! WE NEED PERENNIALS! Plop the plants into a recycled plastic pot, label them with a Sharpie, and bring them to the plant sale in the morning. PLEASE DROP THEM OFF AROUND THE SIDE OF KILLINGTON MARKET THE DAY PRIOR OR BETWEEN 8-9 AM THE MORNING OF THE 28TH. Now that you created space, browse the selection of new perennials to add new color and variety to your own garden!
We are also seeking volunteers to help staff the plant sale from: 9 AM to 2 PM on Friday & Saturday for either:
WE NEED 2-3 VOLUNTEERS PER SHIFT. The market is generously offering free
coffee, drinks and breakfast sandwiches to all helpers!
For more info, please email club board member JANE at JANE@KILLINGTONPICOREALTY.COM and let us know how you can help! This fundraiser will support our scholarships and charitable giving program.
Please print & post the flyer for this event around town at your place of work, schools, houses of worship, etc. Please also share the event on FACEBOOK.
Please join us for our 57th Annual Meeting in-person at Casey's Caboose located at 1930 Killington Rd. in Killington on Thursday evening May 20th beginning with a welcome reception at 6 pm. The meeting will then follow at 6:30 pm. (This meeting will no longer be virtual. Sorry for any inconvenience). The purpose of our annual meeting is to vote on board members & officer nominees and to vote for distributions of our funds for scholarship/ awards & charity donations.
Mud Season Stroll & Tailgate Thanks!
Thanks to all the ladies who joined us for our recent Mud Season Stroll & Tailgate outing at Green Mountain National Golf Club. The weather even cooperated! Thanks to new member Vera who put this fun collage together. Thanks also to club president Janina for the cider and blondies. Check out the photo album HERE!
Mud Season Stroll & Tailgate!
Celebrate Earth Day Month! Join us for a MUD SEASON STROLL & TAILGATE on Saturday afternoon April 24th (rain date Sun. 4/25) including a brisk springtime walk on the grounds of the Green Mountain National Golf Course (GMNGC) before it opens for the season. The plan is to meet at the GMNGC parking lot at 3 pm. Most of the walk will be on paved golf cart roads, but there may be some areas of dirt. Please wear a mask and socially distance from other walkers. We will walk as far as people feel comfortable and then return to the parking lot.
For the Tailgate, there will be cookies & hot or cool beverages depending on the weather after the walk or BYOB your own beverages & snacks. Also bring a folding chair and we can sit in a socially distanced circle and catch up!
The club is seeking a $10 donation from members ($15 suggested for guests) as a contribution to benefit our scholarship fund.
COVID-19: ONE YEAR LATER Zoom Presentation of the Killington-Pico Rotary Club:
The Greater Killington Women’s Club is invited to join the Killington-Pico Rotary Club for “COVID-19: ONE YEAR LATER” on Wednesday April 14, 2021 at 6:30 pm. Epidemiologist Law Zabriskie was the speaker at the last regular in-person Rotary meeting in Killington in March 2020 and his pandemic predictions were correct, as Vermont shut down within days. Dr. Zabriskie has been asked to speak to us again via Zoom regarding his perspectives on the pandemic one year later. If you have topics that you would like to see addressed in the presentation, please email your questions ahead of time to Janina Curtis at Janina@CurtisInsuranceAgency.net.
Not only is Dr. Zabriskie an expert in epidemiology, he is also a regular Killington skier! Here are some of his credentials:
We will ask all participants to initially mute their speakers as we all want to hear Dr. Zabriskie’s presentation first. Questions will be addressed at the end.
Club Sponsored High School Scholarship/Award Deadline
Every year the Greater Killington Women's Club raises funds to support two awards for local high school seniors.
The first is the $1000 Sherburne Academic Scholarship awarded to the Woodstock Union High School student with the highest weighted GPA from Killington or Pittsfield. This is determined by the high school guidance counselor.
We also raise funds for the Pat Zack Community Service Award of $1000 for a high school senior from either Killington or Pittsfield who has demonstrated the most volunteer service. If you know of a deserving student, please let them know. The deadline for this application is Thursday April 15, 2021.
For the application
and more info, go to: https://www.swcvt.com/communityserviceaward.htm
Twilight Snowshoeing & a Tailgate
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST
Join the Greater Killington Women's Club for a fun outing with one of our Board Members Lisa who also owns Bear Trax Adventures. She has offered to host this twilight snowshoeing excursion for the club at Gifford Woods State Park in Killington for the full moon on Sunday, March 28, 2021.
Participants will meet in the winter parking area (across from the Kent Pond parking lot) of the Gifford Woods at 4 pm. Participants will snowshoe for approximately 60-90 minutes. Guests will then gather immediately following the outing for a tailgate party! Equipment is also included for those who do not have their own.
A suggested donation of $10 for members (and $15 for guests) will be accepted for our scholarship fund. Attendees will enjoy hot spiced cider and cookies and are welcome to also bring their own refreshments.
Please follow proper health and safety guidelines by wearing face masks and social distancing. Guests who prefer to hike with (safety spikes on their boots) are also welcome to join us. All participants must sign a liability waiver.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY GKWC TEAM DAY
Club member Nan Salamon asked us to share this community service opportunity with members. Her husband Andy works with the local Rutland County Habitat for Humanity. Another long time club member Pat Fowler also volunteers for this organization. In addition, the club has previously donated funds to this important local charity.
Habitat will soon be breaking ground for another home in Rutland County that serves low income families. They will be hosting special work days on this job site for specific groups (of any size) during the summer and fall. Andy is asking if the Greater Killington Women's Club would be interested in sending a volunteer team to help on this new project during the morning, usually from around 9 am to 1 pm. Members of the work group will be fully trained for job site safety and instructed on each person's assignment and also partnered with a Habitat Expert.
If club members are interested in learning more, please contact Andy Salamon at 422-9244 with any questions. If you are interested in participating on a special Greater Killington Women's Club work day this summer or fall, please contact club president Janina Curtis at 342-8661 so we can pick a mutually agreed upon date.
Wine Tasting Tour Thanks!
Thanks to all the club members who participated in our recent Virtual Wine Tasting Tour! It was fun to learn about your favorites and hear all your stories about the wines that are special to you. Thanks also to Board Member Sandy Deitch for hosting the gathering.
Join us for a Virtual Wine Tasting Tour!
your love of wine! Please RSVP for the Greater Killington Women’s Club MEMBERS-ONLY Virtual
Wine Tasting Tour via ZOOM on Thursday evening February
25 at 7 PM. This is an opportunity to share by “sip, show & tell”
all about your favorite wine. We are asking each participant to buy
a bottle of their favorite wine, and be prepared to make a brief
presentation about the wine when you join us on the ZOOM meeting. For
instance, you can mention the qualities of the wine, its origin, how much
it costs and where it can be purchased. You can also let us know if this wine
has any sentimental value in your life, such as you discovered it on a special
trip. The club has many new members, and this is a great opportunity for
us to become better acquainted! This virtual wine tour is only
open to all current members and there is no fee to participate. Not yet a
member? Please download the membership application. Share the event on Facebook and invite others to join! Please RSVP on Evite to so that we can anticipate how many members will join us and then we can
send you all the Zoom link access info.
KILLINGTON PHANTOM VALENTINE
The Sherburne Memorial Library is again sponsoring the Killington Valentine's Day Phantom. Festive symbols of the holiday mysteriously appear at select locations around town. If you know of a local business that would like a little extra "love" this year, please let them know! COVID has slightly modified the program, but the Valentine Phantom is planning to make another appearance this year. Contact Jane at the library at 422-9765 for more info.