Hoodland Women’s Club Highlights
October 1, 2023
While the concept of spring cleaning is familiar to most people, the Hoodland Women’s Club (HWC) has undertaken fall cleaning as well with its twice-a-year road cleanup along a two-mile stretch of Salmon River Road in Welches. This year’s trash pickup is scheduled for Tuesday, October 10, beginning at 10 a.m. under the direction of HWC member Anne High. Over the years, more than 75 women and men have participated in this activity, snagging everything from discarded cans and bottles to a bed frame! Salmon River Road is a Clackamas County road, so the county provides bags, trash pickers and vests while the HWC provides the workers.
The final numbers are in for the 2023 golf tournament fundraiser at the Mt. Hood, Oregon Resort. The event raised $21,133 for scholarships and community needs thanks to many hours of work from HWC members as well as the support of golfers, businesses and individuals in the mountain communities. Next year’s tournament is tentatively slated for August 15.
While the golf tournament is by far its largest fundraising activity, the HWC is constantly looking for additional fundraising options to meet the many needs of the Mountain communities it represents. To that end, the Club intends to strengthen this aspect of its mission with additional committee members and a new chair.
Partnerships are key to stretching resources to meet community needs. One of those partnerships is with Welches Schools and the HWC backpack program. HWC School Liaison Becky Fortune reports that in addition to filling backpacks with supplies for students who need them, she monitors supplies throughout the school year since needs surface well beyond back-to-school in September.
Community support is a key facet of HWC, but members also unwind, cement friendships and have fun with a variety of members-only social functions. The most recent was a wine social on September 19.
The HWC welcomes new members who are interested in getting to know others while helping our Mountain communities. Members of the Hoodland Community (whether full time or part time) are welcome to join at any time. Dues are just $25 per year. For more information, check out the HWC website at hoodlandwomensclub.org or contact one of the Hoodland Women’s Club board members listed on the website.
The next general meeting will be Monday, October 2, at 3 p.m. at Skyway Bar and Grill.