Foley Woman’s Club donates to local non-profits

By Jessica Vaughn
Posted 10/13/21

FOLEY - During the Foley Woman’s Club’s Oct. 4 meeting, members were excited to once more do what they love to do - support local women and children’s charities and nonprofits. Each year the …

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Foley Woman’s Club donates to local non-profits

Pictured here, back row, from left: Foley Woman’s Club member Tanya Blair, Dana Jepsen with Ecumenical Ministries, Tammy Kinney with the Baldwin County Heritage Museum, Emily Thompson with Foley Middle School/Project REACH, Larry Lewey with Baldwin County Sheriff’s Boys Ranch, Jessica Ware with Baldwin County CARE House, Pastor Brent Norris with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, John Jackson with Foley Public Library, and Foley Woman’s Club President Kelly Barrett.
Front row, from left: June Taylor, Chairwoman of the Baldwin County Heritage Museum Board, Megan Melvin with Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation, and Joy Lymon with Foley Boys & Girls Club.
Pictured here, back row, from left: Foley Woman’s Club member Tanya Blair, Dana Jepsen with Ecumenical Ministries, Tammy Kinney with the Baldwin County Heritage Museum, Emily Thompson with Foley Middle School/Project REACH, Larry Lewey with Baldwin County Sheriff’s Boys Ranch, Jessica Ware with Baldwin County CARE House, Pastor Brent Norris with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, John Jackson with Foley Public Library, and Foley Woman’s Club President Kelly Barrett. Front row, from left: June Taylor, Chairwoman of the Baldwin County Heritage Museum Board, Megan Melvin with Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation, and Joy Lymon with Foley Boys & Girls Club.
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FOLEY - During the Foley Woman’s Club’s Oct. 4 meeting, members were excited to once more do what they love to do - support local women and children’s charities and nonprofits. Each year the club holds its annual fundraiser, the Mad Hatters’ Event, and funds raised through ticket sales, silent auction items and raffle tickets are later donated to local charities in Baldwin County. The event was unable to take place in 2020 due to COVID-19, but returned during May of 2021 to raise over $15,000. “This is the club’s favorite meeting of the year, this is the one we strive to have,” said Kelly Barrett, club president. “It gets to show attention for all the hard work that we have done. With the help of every single club member, this year our Mad Hatters’ Event raised over $15,000 in one day, which is great considering the pandemic shutdown, so we were extremely pleased … It was a doubly hard effort this year you might say, because everything that we did the year before we had to undo and then redo, so it was a lot of work.” This year, nine recipients received a combined total of $13,500. The rest of the funds will be held for emergency situations, such as those faced last year when donations were made to South Baldwin Regional Medical Center and Ecumenical Ministries. This year’s donation recipients were: the Baldwin County Heritage Museum, Ecumenical Ministries, Foley Public Library, Foley Boys & Girls Club (formerly Snook Youth Club), the Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation, Foley Middle School’s Project REACH, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where the club meets monthly, Baldwin County CARE House, and the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Boys Ranch. Next year’s Mad Hatters’ Event will be themed “Going For The Green,” keeping in line with collecting as much funds as possible to go towards local charities as well as going green to save the planet. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at the Foley Civic Center with doors opening at 10 a.m. and the program beginning at 11:30 a.m. Tickets will go on sale in December. The Foley Woman’s Club meets the first Monday of the month at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (501 North Pine Street, Foley). Full membership is $20 annually, with full members committing to help with the Mad Hatters’ Event, attend monthly meetings, serve on a refreshment committee once a year and bring a dish to the May Spring Luncheon. An associate membership is $20 annually. Associate members share the club’s objectives but may not be able to attend monthly meetings or participate in events due to scheduling conflicts. Associate members can attend monthly meetings and help when able with events, but may not vote, hold office or chair a committee. For more information, email foleywomansclub@gmail.com or follow the club on Facebook.
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