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GWC 2017-2018 Highlights, December 2018

GWC Highlights 2017-2018

June 29, 2017   1st meeting of original GWC Steering Committee of five women

October 10, 2017   1st GWC Charter Membership checks received!

October 2017 – April 2018   Eight informal gatherings hosted by GWC Steering Committee and Charter Members to introduce GWC to community women and invite their participation

February 20, 2018   1st GWC Quarterly Meeting, held at The Museum

Attended by 53 GWC Charter Members and ~ 40 guests

Reception, followed by presentations by: Teresa Goodman (Executive Director, Community Initiatives), Anne Craig (Executive Director, Arts Council of Greenwood County), Megha Lal and Mary Woodiwiss (GWC Steering Committee)

April 30, 2018   GWC Charter Members’ Celebration, hosted by Wesley Commons

Attended by 75 of our 104 Charter Members, featuring musical performances by Louise Robinson

May 15, 2018   2nd GWC Quarterly Meeting, held at The Arts Center

Attended by 55 GWC Charter Members and ~ 20 guests

Reception, followed by program “Offering Hope: Services for Women and Children in Crisis” featuring presentations by: Cathy Miller (Executive Director, Beyond Abuse) and Alice Hodges (Executive Director, Meg’s House) and GWC Committee updates

August 28, 2018   3rd GWC Quarterly Meeting, held at Church of the Resurrection

Attended by 50 GWC Members and ~ 10 guests

Reception, followed by program “Back by Popular Demand: The Penguin Project” featuring presentations by: Stephen Gilbert (Executive Director, Greenwood Community Theatre) and Lacy Gunter (parent of Penguin Project actor) and GWC Grants Committee presentation

September 2018 GWC Grants Cycle and application process announced to Greenwood County nonprofits and community

September 26 and 27, 2018 GWC Grants information meetings held for nonprofits

October 1, 2018   GWC Fall Social “A Farm Drop-In”, held at the DiBenedetto farm

Attended by 45 GWC Members and ~ 15 guests

October 15, 2018 GWC Grant Writing Workshop offered to all interested participants

October 1- December 15    GWC Grant Applications acceptance dates

October – December 2018 Informal gatherings hosted by GWC Members and GWC presentations to other community groups to introduce GWC to community women and invite their participation                         

November 13, 2018   4th GWC Quarterly Meeting, held at St. Mark United Methodist Church, Rivers St. campus

Reception, followed by program “Homelessness and Hunger in our Hometown” featuring presentations by: Wendi Andrews (Executive Director, Food Bank of Greenwood County) and Ken Kelly (Executive Director, Greenwood Pathway House) and GWC Grants Committee and GWC Endowment presentation

December 31, 2018   GWC 2019 renewal due date