The March General Meeting was held at the NEW Ronald McDonald House of Akron! We were one of the first groups to hold a meeting in the new building (which is not open to the public yet!) We were so thrilled to see all the hard work that has gone into this BEAUTIFUL new home! Many of our members volunteer here regularly so it was so nice to see how happy they are with the outcome!
Pictured below are areas of the new home including 42 family rooms, quiet ares, kitchen space, outdoor areas, & the room and brick in which JWCC sponsored! :) We are so very proud of the RMH and congratulate them on their opening!
For more information on the RMH, visit their website!
We had a wonderful evening out on Friday, February 23 watching the Cavs bring home a win and raising money for the Scholarship fund!
I think I speak for all in attendance when I say everything was delightful!! The atmosphere at Debra Valatka’s venue was perfect! We had lots of wonderful food prepared by Gloria Poole & Karen Poulos with Dori Kinkoph helping in the kitchen. Drinks were flowing from our bartenders, Margaret & Jim Claflin, Jenny Young and her sister Betsy Young. Steve Buschko and Brian Shoman manned the Chuck-A-Lug betting game that had everyone in stitches, and walking away with a few bucks hopefully! Mary Cornachionne and Lisa Ricchuitto sold Greek Dinner tickets and beads for the Heads Up game all night long. While my co-chair, Sara Fusco-Oberhauser and I ran around like crazy women making sure everything was running smoothly. I can’t thank our committee enough for all that they did that evening. They stepped in whenever and where ever was needed to make the event a success! A big thanks to our other committee members that were not able to attend but helped in other ways; Amanda Bernier, Nancy Lorenzo, Denise Vittum, Patty Buschko and Nora Houser.
And we cannot thank Debra Valatka and her husband Mark enough for donating their facility free of charge for us to use!! They really went above and beyond decorating it perfectly and donating so many items!! And thank yous also go out to Helen Fusco and her husband Jeff for donating many of the items for the silent auction and tirelessly working numerous nights decorating and then cleaning up!!
Finally, to Karen & Larry Poulos for donating the Greek Dinner! As many of you know our sales this year far exceeded our expectations and I’m pleased to say were RECORD BREAKING!! We raised more money this year for the Greek Dinner than Karen & Larry have ever raised for any of the events they’ve donated to throughout all the years. We raised $2,565 for the Greek Dinner alone!! That is more than one scholarship!! AND THE WINNER IS: DORI KINKOPH!! We’re so excited for Dori and 11 of her new best friends to have a wonderful evening out at the Poulos house this summer! Big thanks to Margaret Claflin for taking the reins for the ticket sales – her initiative to reach out to all our members was really what pushed our sales over the top!
The final numbers are still coming in, but we expect that we’ve raised nearly $6,000 this year at the event! Thank you to all that attended, donated, bought Greek tickets or just got the word out!! Every dollar counts!
Stephanie Shoman - JWCC Scholarship Fundraiser Chair
Happy Holidays from your 2017-2018 JWCC Board Members!
What fun we had at Helen's house on Monday, December 4th! The food was delicious, the decor was amazing, the company was always fabulous, and the gift exchange was fun! Thank you to Mary Jo for the amazing friendship bracelet! So beautiful and thoughtful from one amazing friend to another!
Grab your red aprons.. it's our yearly group volunteer afternoon at the John S. Knight Center for the Akron Children's Hospital Tree Festival! Happy Holidays!
Sunday, October 22, thirty-eight members and their guests attended a cooking class at Graf Growers. Judi Strauss, a local lecturer, cooking instructor, and author, demonstrated several fall and holiday recipes. Attendees sampled the dishes that were prepared and received a handout that included numerous recipes. In addition, everyone took home an adorable candy apple favor provided by Joyce Lewis and cutting board donated by Diane Husk. The social committee was happy to provide an opportunity for everyone to enjoy good food, wine, apple cider, and time with JWCC friends.
June 26, 2017 - WOW, just wow! This is what was heard from many of the people that attened the 33rd Annual RMH Charity Golf Classic. Helen Fusco & Margaret Claflin, along with their amazing committee, put on a golf classic to remember! It was held at Portage Country Club on a breezy summer day. There was approximately 150 golfers, Ronald McDonald showed up for his support, celebrity golfers such as Frank Stams, Bill Considine, Ellen Tressel, and Austin Carr showed their support, and guest speaker of honor at dinner, Mr. Jim Tressel! WHAT!? What an amazing job in putting this charity event together this year. Your long hours, sweat, and tears were all worth it!! Congrats on such a success! We can't wait to see that BIG check in the hands of the amazing Akron Ronald McDonald House this year!!!
(Nora Houser & Mary Jo Regennitter)
Thank you for an amazing year, Nora! You did such a fantastic job!!
Welcome to our New President, Mary Jo Regennitter!
We look forward to another great year!
Although cold and rainy weather had been the norm all week, the annual Rose Tea, held at the home of Virginia Burgess on Sunday, May 7, was blessed with a beautiful, sunny Ohio Spring day. Thirty-two ladies were in attendance, including our 6 new JWCC members. The purpose of the Rose Tea was to honor and welcome our new members and also included a time to sample sweet and savory refreshments provided by the Membership Committee, consisting of Angie Matesevac, Denise Vittum, Kathy Shisler, Helen Fusco, Gloria Poole, Carolyn Marquette, and Mary Jo Regennitter. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon gathering of JWCC fellowship.
The JWCC Fall Social was such fun! Thank you to all members and friends who attended, and to the committee for your hard work. Our artistic talents were uncovered by our teacher Hillary Ash of Colorful Canvas as we painted "Fall Birch." She was so patient with us all as we doubted ourselves, but at the end we each had a beautiful masterpiece! Who knew we had such talent?! Thanks to Hillary this event was a great success.
The Spring Social event this year was once again, Bunco! What a great night we had! Bunco is a game of luck, no experience needed! This event was started several years ago by a group of ladies who play Bunco outside of club. It is always a fun night and is always being requested each year as one of our social events! If you have never played.. you should come next time! Thanks to Sally and her committee for wonderful evening of fun!
Thank you to Virginia Burgess and her committee for a great night at the Fundraiser! It was a very successful event and we look forward to next year!
JWCC hosted numerous active, sustaining and senior members along with family and friends for our annual Christmas Brunch held on Saturday, December 2, 2016 at Fairlawn Country Club. We honored 21 Past Presidents who were in attendance and enjoyed the musical talents of Added Attraction from Highland High School.
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