TWCC members are assigned to one of five community service programs (CSP’s) that coincide with CSP’s established by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. The CSP’s are structured to address the needs of our community by focusing on major issues that affect the community daily such as supporting women’s health, preserving natural resources, promoting literacy and equality, citizen advocacy, and encouraging volunteer service. The CSP’s identified below focus on the arts and culture, environment, education and libraries, health and wellness, and civic engagement and outreach.
Arts & Culture
Objective: The study of art and culture enriches the human experience. Art education improves problem solving and critical thinking skills, builds focus and perseverance, and nurtures creativity, confidence, and collaboration. Cultural awareness promotes effective communication and profoundly increases the ability to appreciate and enjoy a variety of new people and experiences.
Co-Chairs: Faye Brooks, Dianne Carroll, Angela Williams
Objective: Encourages us to become stewards of the earth by working to preserve the world’s resources, protect wildlife and domesticated animals, live sustainably, and beautify our communities and enjoy nature.
Co-Chairs: Rachel Massimore, Trish Perna, Susan Quinn
Education & Libraries
Objective: Promote education in both children and adults. We aim to help others, while we also continue to learn. Projects in the Education Community Service Program are designed to foster schools, as well as other educational institutions and opportunities, and to promote literacy, libraries, and the love of a good book. Through these efforts, we encourage the growth of individuals and communities at home and around the world.
Chairs: Brenda Gay, Margaret Lee
Health & Wellness
Objective: The human body, mind, and spirit comprise our health and wellness. To improve our well-being, we must address three key components: nutrition, disease prevention, and physical and emotional care. This Community Service Program aims to explore the various opportunities for awareness and advancement of each of these vital areas.
Co-Chairs: Nancy Maynard, Marybeth Bailey
Civic Engagement & Outreach
Objective: Each of us is a part of a larger society and is responsible for undertaking actions that will create a better quality of life and foster a sense of community— locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. The four “broad strokes” of this effort include: Citizenship; Crime Prevention, Safety, and Disaster Preparedness; the Needy, Hungry, and Homeless; and Our Military Personnel and Veterans.
Chairs: Bettylou Evans and Janet Williams
The Night’N’Gals are not a CSP but are TWCC members who are unable to attend day time meetings so they meet in the evening.
Objective: Promote membership in our club to professional women who are not available to attend our day time meetings. Night’N’Gals are full club members and participate in all CSP and club activities as well as projects of their own choosing.
Chair: Robin Sachsenheimer