GUEST COMMENTARY: Support the Suburban Woman's Club

Published on Wednesday, 2 October 2019 13:47
Written by the Suburban Woman’s Club

Guest commentary

Through the years, you may have read articles about the Suburban Woman’s Club of New Britain in this newspaper. But did you know that it is one of the only civic/social clubs that still exists today with the sole purpose of supporting those in need in our community from the very young to the very old and members say “we can do this while still having fun”.

On Saturday, Oct. 19, St. Maurice Church Hall on Wightman Road in New Britain will be the place to be for the “Rock “N” Roll Review IV” from 7-11 p.m. featuring the Sharades, a local “Do-Wop” band who will be playing music from the 50’s to the 70’s. B.Y.O.B. & snacks. This fun group returns for the fourth year and will help the club to raise the necessary funds in-order to support the many projects that the club takes on during the year.

Maureen Carlson and Nancy Cavaliere are serving as Co-Chairwomen of the event.

Those who are familiar with the organization know of the dozens of projects that they have taken on through the years. Their “General Allocation Funds” have supported “Warm the Children”, a project by the NB Lions Club to provide warm winter clothing for children in need; the Consolidated School District of New Britain-Road to Recovery which provides assistance to homeless students; “Feed the Need” assisting the churches in New Britain that provide breakfast to the homeless population; support of “Veterans Inc.” in their home on Arch Street and also the Veterans Home in Rocky Hill by providing them with groceries, personal items, decorated cakes for the various holidays and gifts at Christmas; CCARC, the Prudence Crandall Center, the Friendship Service Center and many other local projects too numerous to mention. Three years ago, this Club took on a bigger role when they reached out across the Atlantic Ocean and made slippers and scarves for young homeless girls in an orphanage in Germany. Last year their help was requested by the members of the Disabled American Veterans to help out with their Spaghetti Supper fund-raiser for the upcoming “Wreaths Across America”, a project which will enable the veterans to place a Christmas wreath at the grave sites for all of the deceased veterans in Fairview Cemetery, and once again the members were happy to lend their support.

The Suburban Woman’s Club is now reaching out to the generous members of the New Britain community. As individuals, you may not be able to work on behalf of the less fortunate but your support of in October would be most appreciated.

Tickets (which are only $20 each) can be purchased by calling Pat at 860-229-9767 or Chris at 717-439-5899.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Letters on Wednesday, 2 October 2019 13:47. Updated: Wednesday, 2 October 2019 13:49.