Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Women’s Club
Minutes of July 7, 2021

Meeting was called to order by the president, Jennifer Tinkler, and Janet Schilling gave the opening prayer. All members recited the pledge of allegiance. The secretary’s report was presented by Tinkler with no corrections. It was noted the minutes will be posted to the church web site. The treasurer’s report was presented later in the meeting with a balance reported of $4944.27. If members know of parishioners who need cards sent, please reach out to Tinkler and/or Carol Antill.

  • Book Club – Debbie Lazorik
    • Meetings continue to go well and there is good discussion. Debbie stated that you do not have to read the book to attend. All are welcome and encouraged to participate.
    • Next book is “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl.
    • Meeting scheduled for July 28, 6:00 PM Basilica Social Hall
  • Outreach Committee Update
    • Nancy Funk and committee members would like to provide a book of daily readings to comfort grieving families. Motion was presented and carried to use club funds to purchase 25 copies at $5 each.
      • Discussion about distribution to the families ensued. The committee will talk with the priests and funeral directors regarding the best approach to distributing the book as there is only one per family.
    • Janet Steinel reported that the outreach committee received 31 pairs of eye glasses to date to give to the Lion’s Club with one week of the drive remaining. They were pleased with its success.
    • Judy McCoy outlined the “Soles 4 Souls” drive coming up in the month of August. Donations of new or gently used shoes will be collected and taken to Cobbler John’s. They will distribute to those in need. It was suggested that the flier be provided to St. Mary’s school so the students and their families may participate as well.
  • Bingo
    • Tinkler was contacted by the school asking if the CWC would be interested in making the hot dog sauce for Saturday evening bingo. They use 5 pounds per week and it can be made ahead of time and frozen. Motion was presented and carried that we would do this for the school.
    • Penny Rose and Shelly Medley will coordinate and other members agreed to help. Tinkler will get more information as to when it is needed and Rose will check with other members regarding possible recipes.
  • Social hour
    • Positive feedback received from parishioners regarding the desire to continue with coffee and donuts on Sunday mornings. The socialization was enjoyed and it provided an opportunity to meet people and welcome new members to the parish.
    • The club agreed to pick a date for consistency, for example, the third Sunday of the month, and start in September or October. Try the 8 and 10 AM masses first.
  • Daily Bread Kitchen
    • Linda McMichael and Linda Caldwell reported the Wednesday lunches were continuing and they are offering an additional meal on Sunday, July 18 at 4:00 PM. The hope with the Sunday meal was to get new people involved who want to help but work during the week.
    • Ideally, 10-12 volunteers/workers are needed.
    • Meals are carry out and there are no current plans to change this format.
    • Homemade cookies/brownies, etc., are appreciated and welcomed. Just drop them off at the K of C on Wednesday mornings.
  • Fall Festival
    • Tinkler stated the club agreed to do the chicken dinner on Sunday evening, the weekend of October 17. More info to come.
  • Funeral Dinners
    • Special thanks to Melanie Fouss and others who pulled together a funeral dinner needed in short notice
    • Still in need of chairperson(s) to help facilitate arrangements. Extend the search to the entire parish with an announcement in the bulletin.
    • Looking at other options for food. Standard CWC meal (ham, green beans, potatoes, etc.) free to families with donations welcomed.
      • Tinkler checking on prices and menu options for catered meals. Families would select and pay meal costs. CWC would be at the social hall to accept delivery of food and serve.
  • Rosary Congress – October 8 – 10, Friday starting at 1 PM and ending Sunday at 6:30 AM
  • Box of Joy – October 1st – November 1st – we have committed to 550 boxes
  • Father Jeremiah introduced himself to the group and spoke for a few minutes.

Next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 4, 2021.

Respectfully submitted,
Penny Rose
Catholic Women’s Club
July 22, 2021