Hoodland Women’s Club
The 2023 Hoodland Women’s Club Golf Scramble is history. The August 17 event at the Mt. Hood, Oregon Resort is the club’s major fundraiser to provide scholarships to four local high school seniors with additional funds to support the club’s community giving program. This year’s scholarship recipients are Denali Barrett, Sydney Brewster, Aeris Eaton and Aspen Martz.
Approximately 100 golfers teed off in groups of four to show their stuff and have a good time. Golfing was followed by lunch provided by Hoodland Women’s Club member-owned businesses: Chicali Cantina, Dragonfly Bakery, Mogul Mountain Pizza and Mt. Hood Pie Co. The fee for golfing included the greens fee and cart fees, and included breakfast treats (provided by Safeway), lunch and swag bags. The day ended with a live auction and basket raffle. Local businesses and individuals provided auction and raffle items ranging from a Turkish mosaic lamp to a wide variety of wines and gift certificates. Thank you to Mercury Development for providing the space to assemble the baskets.
In addition to contributing items for the auction and raffle, local businesses and individuals provided cash donations as sponsorships. Four of them were gold-level sponsorships of $1,000 each. Those were Mountain Life Clinic, Sandy Decor, Smoke on the Mountain and Thriftway. Silver-level sponsorships of $500 each were provided by Adventist Health Tillamook, Barlow Trail Roadhouse, Chicali Cantina, Clackamas County Bank, Ever Fresh Fruit Company, Mountain Cru, Mt. Hood Cannabis, OnPoint Community Credit Union, Portland Residential Appraisals, Safeway and Skyway Bar & Grill. Twenty five other businesses and individuals contributed amounts ranging from $100 to $300. It was truly a community effort in support of its own!
While the golf tournament was the big news in August, Hoodland Women’s Club members took time out August 7 to socialize at their annual picnic – this year at Wildwood Recreation Site. Members enjoyed a variety of hors d’oeuvres in a late afternoon “cocktail hour” setting. In addition, members gathered for a crafting session on August 24 to make balsam fir “pillows,” catnip toys and sachet bags with an eye toward fall craft fairs. This followed another event where members made garden mosaics. Ongoing activities underway also include a club history project, a revised strategic plan and continued improvements to the website and new member orientation.
Whatever talents or interests individuals bring to the Club, there is a role for them. They are currently looking for individuals particularly interested in being part of its fundraising, website and marketing committees. Members of the Hoodland community (both full time and part time) are welcome to join at any time. Dues are just $25 per year. For more information, check out the Hoodland Women’s Club website (hoodlandwomensclub.org) or contact one of the Hoodland Women’s Club officers listed on the website.
The next general meeting will be Monday, September 11, at 5:30 p.m. with details included on the website as they are available.