AHWA Club Notes
Thursday, June 05, 2014 10:00 PM
The Board of the Anna Harter Walter Association met May 29 to review and plan activities.
Meredith Boaz, Director of the Wabash Early Childhood Academy reported the summer program is underway. Preschool enrollment for 2014-2015 year is nearly complete with just one opening remaining for the two day morning preschool for 3-4 year olds. The Preschool Graduation May 15 for children enrolling in Kindergarten in the f all was a great success. Members of AHWA provided cookies for the reception following the graduation.
Treasurer Arlene Painter reported that $700 has been received for the annual Presbyterian Women's Birthday Offering. This year the offering will support the Blue Corn Mothers Advocacy Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This program is the only one in the Albuquerque area that offers domestic violence counseling with a focus on Native American cultural sensitivity.
Five members of Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church attended the Spring Gathering of Presbyterian Women held at Geneva Center in Rochester in late April. Representing AHWA were: Betty Barnett, Betty Munro, Gail Pebworth and Linda Richmond. John Blair provided the music which was very well received by all.
Betty Munro will be attending the Synod of Lincoln Trails Gathering also up in at Geneva Center June 6-8. Presbyterian Women from throughout Illinois and Indiana will be participating in this Triennial Gathering.
Those with plentiful summer gardens are encouraged to contribute produce to the Summer Garden Surplus program providing opportunity for those without gardens to take home delicious homegrown fruits and vegetables. All proceeds will be sent to mission program in areas in Latin America where new wells can be dug to provide fresh water to those in need.
AHWA will be hosting a special pitch-in Summer Picnic July 13 after the worship service as part of the celebration of the 190 Anniversary of founding of the Presbyterian church in Crawfordsville.
Circles will be studying "Reconciling Paul" beginning in September. The Craft Group continues to meet the last Wednesday of each month preparing delightful handcrafted items for the Annual Presbyterian Bazaar which will be held Thursday, November 6 this year. All proceeds from the Bazaar go to provide scholarships for the Wabash Early Childhood Academy for children who would otherwise not have this important preparation for Kindergarten.
Meals on Wheels will be distributed by WAPC each Thursday in June. A report was given on the Donaldina Cameron House in San Francisco which was started by Presbyterian Women in the 1870's, and the meeting was closed with prayer.