Wednesday, September 19, 2012

2012-2013 President's Message

This year as we begin our twelfth year of service I hope that we all can take a moment to realize just how much we are blessed.  We live in a free country.  We are able to worship as we see fit.  We have enough food and clean water.  We have educational opportunities and health care.  We are safe in our city and enjoy a high standard of living.  May we never take these blessings for granted.

Because we are a blessed I believe we are expected to help others.  This shouldn’t be seen as a burden.  In my mission travels as well as with volunteerism at home I have had the opportunity to know firsthand how wonderful service can be.  One’s intentions may be to serve others, but without fail there seems to also be blessings received. What better way of living than working to make our world a little better, living as examples to our children and grandchildren, and having the satisfaction of a job done to the best of our abilities.  By striving to be a blessing to others we are blessed ourselves!   GFWC Legacy has opportunities to touch many in need in our community – from the wonderful residents of Jehovah Jireh to the students of the fledgling new Lincoln Academy, from the veterans at Tut Fann Home to the victims of domestic violence at Hope Place, from the women committed to improving their station in life at the Christian Women’s Job Corp to supporting our own Serenity Juniorettes as they learn the importance of leadership and volunteerism.  We will even have the opportunity to help support the artisans of Apparent Project as they work to keep their children and work their way out of the tent cities of Haiti. 

I hope that you each will renew your commitment to GFWC Legacy.  Not only will you be a blessing to the ones that we serve but by working side by side we will be a blessing to each other.  Please make Legacy a priority.  I urge you to enter all of the dates from the Legacy calendar into your personal calendar so that you can look forward to the upcoming service and social opportunities.  If you see that one of our fellow club sisters has missed a few meetings I hope that you make an effort to contact her and encourage her to participate and let her know that she has been missed. 

Together we are few in number but we are mighty in abilities and spirit.  I know that we can make a difference in our community and will reap many blessings besides! 

Anne Peters

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Welcome to a new year!

As members of GFWC Legacy, we embark on a new year of service by celebrating our tenth anniversary as a club. While we look back at where we have been and what we have accomplished together over the past ten years, we also look forward to new opportunities to reach out to others in our community and beyond.

Our theme for this administration, 'to live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy’, is borrowed from author Stephen Covey. In his book, First Things First, he writes, “There are certain things that are fundamental to human fulfillment. The essence of these needs is captured in the phrase 'to live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy'. The need to live is our physical need for such things as food, clothing, shelter, economical well-being, health. The need to love is our social need to relate to other people, to belong, to love and to be loved. The need to learn is our mental need to develop and to grow. And the need to leave a legacy is our spiritual need to have a sense of meaning, purpose, personal congruence, and contribution”

Over the course of the next year we will have many opportunities for service. We will also enjoy monthly social events to strengthen our friendships and get to know one another better. I encourage you to invite your friends to become Legacy Ladies. What better gift can you give your friends than the opportunity to deepen the bonds of friendship through shared service?

Fasten your seatbelts, roll up your sleeves, and get ready to live, love, learn, and leave a legacy together. We are GFWC Clubwomen, and that’s what we do!

Debra Palmer

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Legacy in the News

Above is a clipping from the Huntsville Times highlighting Legacy's work with Lincoln Elementary art students that created beautiful placemats to brighten the day of Meals on Wheels recipients. Winning placemat artists were treated to a fun Subway luncheon with Legacy members.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Legacy in the Community

Member Debra Palmer stops for a pose with some of the Purdy Ladies and a cast member of the "Monster in the Closet" production of Fantasy Playhouse in Huntsville. This is the second year in a row that Legacy has sponsored this outing for the members of the Purdy Group Home.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

President's Message

Welcome to a new year and a new theme. "Harmony in Service" is to be in one accord with each other and the service to our community. As club women, we strive to reach and touch people in our community. This year I hope we can reach our community in several areas. Our goals can be achieved with a group of ladies dedicated to helping others. With enthusiastic support of our service projects, we will be in Harmony together. Harmony is also a musical term to create a group or chord of sounds that blend together for a beautiful musical tone. We can be that beautiful musical tone by working together for the betterment of our community. I will serve each of you as your Presdient with much joy and excitement. With this "Harmony in Service" - oh, the places we will go.
- Carol Ann Dean