Don't Miss Out! White House Ornaments Now on Sale to Support Artemis House
There is still time to get your 2022 Official White House Ornament! Help support the Artemis House shelter with your purchase of this year’s adorable gingerbread rendition of the White House. They make perfect gifts for family and friends, hostesses, and colleagues! Cash, check, and credit card payments accepted.
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of one of our long-time club members, Teresa Nasif.
The Women’s Club and it's members were a very important part of Teresa's life. She was a very active member of the club - participating in several interest groups like Foodies & Sip N Sup, serving on the club Nominating Committee, and serving on the Board over a span of 7 years in a variety of positions, including President 2016-2017.
A celebration of life service will be held in the Spring - we will pass on details once they are known. Before her passing, Teresa requested that in lieu of condolence flowers, friends and family consider making a small contribution to the “Teresa Nasif Teacher Recognition Fund” - 100% of these contributions will be donated to teacher recognition bonuses at Capital Kids in Washington, D.C. You can donate to the fund HERE.
Teresa spent her life serving her community as a volunteer, and was a lifelong learner, world traveler, and food enthusiast. She will be sorely missed by all whose lives she touched.
Registration is NOW OPEN
Philanthropy Gingerbread & Cheer Party
NEW DAY AND TIME!!
Monthly Coffee Social at Katie's Coffeehouse
Wednesday, November 23th
9:30 to 11:30am - Open Format
Please join us on the BACK patio of The Old Brogue for morning fun with your girlfriends. Just grab a coffee and then look for the pineapple or ask the barista how to find us. Arrive when you can, in whatever you are wearing and head out when it suits your schedule!
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Annual Fall Kick-Off Event!
The fabulous ladies of the Women's Club of Great Falls donned their little black dresses, pearls, oversized shades, and bling for the Breakfast at Tiffany’s-themed Annual Fall Kick-Off Event held at River Bend Golf & Country Club.
TWO BOARDS, STRATEGIC PLANNING,
& A LOT OF SUPPORT!
We are all ENERGIZED about the year ahead, with all of the FABULOUS plans we have in store. The Women's Club & Scholarship Fund Boards are here to support each other, each of our missions and you the membership. Grabbing some time together to share ideas, collaborate and also have some FUN are the benny's of the job. Here we are at Brx Oven, taking some time to bond and have some fun, before we KICK OFF our new calendar year!
Letter from Our President
As we prepare ourselves for the fast approaching holiday season, there is so much to be grateful for! Certainly for me, I am thankful for my husband, my family, friends, patients, health, happiness, and for my wonderful dogs that bring me comfort and joy each day! I would, of course, be remiss if I did not include my gratitude for the Women’s Club of Great Falls and all its wonderful members! I took on the presidency happily this year and have been pleased with the ongoing support, enthusiasm, determination, and creativity of this group of truly remarkable women - I am thankful to count myself as a member! I am additionally grateful for the hard work and creativity of our Board Members, Interest Group and Club Leads, hostesses, Philanthropy group, and Scholarship Fund who all make our club events and programs vibrant and fulfilling for our membership! I am also thankful for our new members, many of whom have jumped in with both feet in meeting others and participating fully - some have even volunteered to serve on and head committees that keep us thriving and moving forward! This community of women touches so many lives and I am truly blessed to be a part of it!
We recently had the Scholarship Fund Tea celebrating our past, present, and future! I was grateful and proud to honor and celebrate our scholarship fund recipients, the organization’s 40th Anniversary, and the Founders of our Scholarship Fund who laid the foundation and paved the way for our glorious and successful future! These individuals were passionate trailblazers who gave of their time over the years and made a significant impact on our membership, community, and organization at large. I was enormously proud to be given the privilege of presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award to two deserving and truly amazing women of substance - Jan Lucca and Kitty Cox! The Scholarship Fund Tea was a beautifully orchestrated and enormously successful event due to the leadership of Sally Anne Andrew Pyne, the Scholarship Fund Board members, event planning committee, and supportive donors. I commend all as we celebrate this monumental 40th year!
Looking forward further to the Fall and Winter, we have some additional fun and festive seasonal celebrations planned for our members! Remember to sign up to attend the upcoming Gingerbread and Cheer Party, gingerbread house decorating event on December 18th at the Riverbend Country Club presented by the Philanthropy group. The Philanthropy Ornament Sale also continues with ornaments available for purchase through several local merchants and at our Monthly All Club meetings. Contact Maria Volpe, our Philanthropy VP, to learn more as these make terrific hostess gifts! Also look ahead to more merriment on the calendar for Sip and Sup, cocktail parties, Bunco, Wine 101, and our Monthly All Club Meeting on November 11th, which will feature Great Falls resident Rosanna Minshew, who has over 20 years of experience in intelligence security and risk management, including 15 years at the CIA. She will discuss her unique life and some espionage history. Members are then welcome to join in a post All Club Meeting luncheon, also at the Riverbend Country Club.
As members, we have so much to be thankful for this Autumn - have a wonderful Fall as we look forward to more winter holiday merriment and fun festivities!
"There is something so special in the early leaves drifting from the trees–as if we are all to be allowed a chance to peel, to refresh, to start again.” – Ruth Ahmed
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 7:00 PM •
Home of Erin Lobato - 806 Sherlin Ln Great Falls, VA 22066
Thursday, December 01, 2022 7:00 PM •
Wednesday, December 07, 2022 9:15 AM •
Thursday, December 08, 2022 6:30 PM •
River Bend Club, South Terrace
Friday, December 09, 2022 10:30 AM •
River Bend Country Club
Friday, December 09, 2022 7:00 PM •
Karen Peterson and Jim McDermott’s house
Saturday, December 10, 2022 10:00 AM •
Home of Susan Mercier, 208 Falcon Ridge Rd Great Falls, VA 22066
Sunday, December 18, 2022 2:00 PM •
River Bend Golf & Country Club - 375 Walker Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 10:00 AM •
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 7:00 PM •
Are you a woman living in the Langley High School District or The Estates of Lowes Island? Then join us! We'd love to meet you. Become a member of the Women's Club of Great Falls and start having fun today!