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  • Arts – Art is essential to the quality of life! The Arts Community Service Program encourages members to promote and support arts activities in all communities. It is designed to inspire clubwomen to engage the creative ambiance within their lives. Create programs and projects that include music, dance, drama, theatre, and other arts-related areas, both traditional and innovative. The artistic experience can be outward reaching or for inner satisfaction. In other words, create an artistic experience that involves all programs and projects.

    In 2017-18, the Arts program had a busy year by off showing off the talents of our “crafty” members and by offering plays and concerts for the “theater going” members. This year our “crafty” members made fall themed snack jars and cork reindeer Christmas ornaments for the Oviedo Meals on Wheels program, partnering with the Rotary Club of Oviedo who delivered the jars and ornaments for us. We held another craft day in February to make Valentine snack bags for Meals on Wheels. The same day we made decorated folded hearts for each member that attended the February meeting. The Arts program offered three theater events for our members. We caravanned to two plays; “Sylvia” and “Steel Magnolias” and a beautiful Christmas concert, “Once Upon a December”.
  • Conservation – The Conservation Community Service Program is designed for members to gain an appreciation for our environment. Through preservation, maintenance, and restoration of our natural resources, it strives to educate members about the importance of beautifying our communities; preserving, maintaining, and restoring natural resources; and stimulating citizen action to address these concerns. Our natural resources include, but are not limited to, water, trees, plants, air, land, and wildlife.
  • Education – The Education Community Service Program works to improve literacy and education awareness in communities at home and around the world.

    In 2017-18, the Education program continued the collection of Box Tops for education, donating over 6,000 to a local elementary school and continued support of the Lawton Elementary and Oviedo High School food banks. We collected and delivered clothing items to Jackson Heights Middle School. Our members also worked book fairs, assisted teachers in the clasroom, volunteered in media centers and publishing lab, and helped students with reading and math. The Education project sponsored a 4th Grade robotics team and donated supplies for Head Start students.
  • Home Life – The Home Life Community Service Program is designed to inform members of issues that affect the well-being of individuals, families, and communities by providing opportunities and resources to meet and address needs through volunteering. Through this program, clubs may develop and implement creative projects that promote a healthy lifestyle; increase awareness, prevention, research, and treatment of disease; target personal development; address the issues of hunger, inadequate housing, and homelessness; and/or prevent or correct financial difficulties.

    In 2017-18, the Home Life program provided support for the food pantry at Evans Elementary and their Angel Backpack Program. This included additional donation collections after the hurricane and several gift cards to be used for turkeys at Thanksgiving. A gift card Christmas tree supported Evans and Lawton elementary schools Wish List program. We provided juice boxes and snacks for Mission Road school in September and December and held a Christmas pizza party with Santa, stockings, and gifts at the school. Home Life continued the annual providing of deserts for the Cross Life Church Thanksgiving dinner. We provided Meals on Wheels with Christmas stockings, Easter baskets, and Memorial Day gift bags filled with fresh fruit and candies. A Birthday Box was funded for one of the residents of Hacienda Girls Ranch and support was provided for holidays, birthdays, and outings for iPrevail Foster Home for Girls. The Home Life program raises some of its funds by organizing a Christmas Homes Tour by and for members.
  • International Outreach – The International Outreach Community Service program is designed to enable members to become better world citizens through advocacy, education, and action, which will, in turn, effect change in and for our global friends and their communities.

    In 2017-18, the International Outreach program continued to support Operation Smile and Operation Christmas Child. We have continued our mission to provide handmade quilts, hospital gowns, armbands, and Smile Bags for Operation Smile through our sewing group. For the year, we have completed 155 quilts, 190 hospital gowns, 187 armbands, and 95 Smile Bags. We will aslo pass on any cash donations received. All of the items will be delivered to Operation Smile Headquarters on June 15th. We had a great year of sewing and would love to have other members join the sewing group next year. For the Christmas season, OWC members continued our tradition of filling shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child and donating them through an International Relief Organization, Samaritan’s Purse. The committee collected items and packed 50 shoeboxes full of toiletries, school supplies, and other useful items for children ranging in ages 2-14.
  • Public Relations – The Public Relations Community Service Program is designed to actively connect members with effective projects and activities relating to civic engagement.

    In 2017-18, the Public Relations program continued to maintain the club's website and Facebook page along with stepping up the monthly news blasts about community activities. The Military and First Responder support committee continued sewing neck pillows with military service recognition to the law enforcement officers and firefighters that serve our area. In addition, recognition quilts were sewn and presented to the handlers of each K-9.
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