A former newspaper reporter who has lived in Franklin for more than 40 years, Marjorie is active in several Franklin and Hales Corners organizations.
Just as September signals the start of a new school year, the month usually marks the beginning of a new club year as well. Hales Corners Woman’s Club, which begins its 55th year in the community, is one of those groups that will be welcoming members back in September and announcing the line-up of programs and fundraising efforts.
At the first meeting on Friday, September 9, club members will learn how to protect themselves against Identity Theft. Hales Corners Police Sergeant Kent Schoonover will give the program at the Village Hall at 1 p.m. Guests and prospective members may wish to join the women for refreshments and hospitality at noon.
Other programs for the coming months include “History and Beauty” of the Boerner Botanical Gardens, by Monica Jeske, on Oct. 14, and “Looking Younger” by Jennie Schellinger of Merle Norman cosmetics on Nov. 4. The December 2nd meeting will be a holidiay lunch and program held at Tuckaway Country Club.
Fundraising projects for the remainder of 2011 include a rummage sale on October 7 and 8; Wisconsin theme basket raffle in December, along with the annual bake sale held in conjunction with the Whitnall Rotary Craft Fair; and a poinsettia sale. Details will be shared at the September 9th meeting and publicized to the community.
Other programs in 2012 will be: “Lewis and Clark Expedition” by Rev. Fred Boettcher (Feb. 3); “The Wool Lady” (Marilyn Jacobson) demonstrating the art of spinning on her loom (March 2); and “The Magic of Butterflies” – presented by Betty Braun. The May 4 meeting will be the club’s traditional spring luncheon where scholarships and other awards to community organizations are presented.
Within the club, groups of women meet for book discussions, golf, bridge and sheepshead. There is also a popular “Unique Antiques” group. One community service project in October will be to help the Visiting Nurse Association with Shoo the Flu clinics.
Those wanting more information about membership or club activities may call Mary Kipfer, 414-425-7547, Vicki Wenke, 414-329-3242, or Kathy Zellmer, 414-529-3175.