Winter is a beautiful time to be outside.

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We finally had a little bit of snow… Put on your hat & coat and grab a friend, go for a walk and breath some fresh air.

An inside/out activity! The Great Backyard Winter Bird Count takes place between February 17th and 20th. If anyone is interested you can get more information by going to www.birdcount.org. No matter if you can count for 10 minutes or 2 hour; all counts matter. These counts help researchers learn about how the birds are doing. The New Hampshire version, the Backyard Winter Bird Survey, takes place February 11 and 12. http://nhbirdrecords.org/%20bird-conservation/bwbs/backyard-winter-bird-survey/ will have forms for you to print and instructions. Don’t forget to submit your time counting birds for next year’s Conservation Report.

 

Flat Bread Pizza & Weeks Library

 See you in Portsmouth on the March 7th!
 
 Tuesday, March 7, from 5:00-9:00 pm, Flatbread Pizza in Portsmouth will hold a benefit to support the Weeks Public Library in Greenland. Trustees and friends of the library will be present to talk about the future of the library in Greenland. The Flatbread Company will donate $3.50 for each large flatbread and $1.75 for each small flatbread sold during the benefit which runs from 5:00-9:00 pm on March 7. All funds raised through the benefit will be used for the expansion project of the Weeks Public Library in Greenland. No coupon or word-of-mouth announcement is needed to participate.

Food & Fun at Mid Winter Meeting

 

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This year the GFWC- NH mid-winter meeting was held at the Deerfield Country Club in Manchester NH. For this meeting, members were asked to bring food donations for NH food pantries. Divided in to teams we were asked to create food art/sculptures, pictured below. Afterwards the food was packed and delivered to pantries around NH.  The Greenland Community Congregational food pantry received approximately $150 dollars in donated food.  What a fun and creative group of ladies.

 

Calling all Crafters & Artist…

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The Crafters Logistics Team is calling you.

Visit the Pie Festival and Craft Fair tab for the new 2017 crafter application.

Last year we provided a new benefit to participating in our Pie Festival and Craft Fair by featuring individual artist  web page links and pictures of the products. This worked out very well and the crafters appreciated the extra advertising.

GFD will get a new dispatch console

The Greenland Women’s Club recently presented the Greenland Fire Department with a check for $835.44 toward the purchase of a new dispatch console. The piece of equipment will allow for better and more seamless communication between and among other emergency response entities and with Rockingham County Dispatch, where emergency calls are routed during off-peak hours. The Greenland Women’s Club raised the funds during their annual Craft Fair and Pie Festival, which was held on November 20. Each year the Club offers Shopping Bags for Fair attendees, and accepts donations for a designated cause, which is decided upon by the Club membership. When Club members became aware that the Fire Department and the Firemen’s Auxiliary were raising funds for the new dispatch console, they decided to donate the proceeds to this cause. According to Karen Anderson, Greenland Town Administrator, the new dispatch console will cost about $5,600. The Firemen’s Auxiliary, through bake sales and other fundraising activities, has raised about $2,200. With the additional money donated by the Greenland Women’s Club, more than half of the funds necessary have been raised. The money will be held in escrow by the Town until the total funds are available to purchase the new dispatch console. Submitted by Barbara Fleming, Club Treasurergwc-fd-dispatch-console

The GFWC Greenland Women’s Club is a proud member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs International. Honoring the motto of Unity in Diversity, we come together as unique individuals dedicated to community improvement by fund raising events. Our mission is to enhance the lives of others in New Hampshire through volunteer service. GFWC Greenland Women’s Club P.O. Box 151 Greenland, NH 03840