What a nice time we all had at the February 3rd General Meeting. After leading us through the UMW Purpose and Pledge, Marcia Davis went over each page in the yearly pamphlet, going line by line in the budget, explaining it clearly and knowledgeably. It’s exciting that 59 adults plus several children were in attendance and that child care is now available for General Meetings. A big thank you to Mary Rodriquez who generously made her famous tortillas for our enjoyment.

Marsha Sylvester-Jose has ordered 11 new books for our Library and Reading Program. Be sure to see what appeals to you and read, read, read.

The Prayer and Self Denial letter explains very nicely what the funds are used for and Bonnie Shelton devised a fun way to donate. You have HOW MANY pairs of shoes? Really? Pay up!

Our community hasn't forgotten the fires that devastated so many and on February 24th there was a fundraiser at the Elks to help the Cascade Fire Victims. As usual the women of our church can be counted on to help, and several contributed desserts to this worthwhile fundraiser.

Ladies, it’s not too early to start cleaning out closets and garages for the Rummage Sale on April 6-7. It will be here before you know it.

Happy St Patrick's Day! See you at the Executive Board Meeting on March 5th. Remember this is not an exclusive meeting, it is for all women.

Thought for the Day: You decide every moment of every day who you are and what you believe in.

Myra Wade,

Marcia Davis, President
Vivian Riley & Bonnie Shelton, Co-Vice Presidents
Lucille Figary, Treasurer