This July MWI will begin its 9th year. This past year has been an exciting one. We have 30 study groups. Some of the highlights of these study groups were:
We had over 27 speakers. I had to go back and count them because I couldn't believe it. This is in addition to the speakers that we had at the Book and Author luncheon and the Presentation to the Charities. We had 3 museum trips, and Dine Around introduced us to foreign cuisines at 3 restaurants. We also introudced a new study group "Dance with Donna".
I could go on and on about our wonderful study groups. You need to experience them to understand how exceptional they are. I hope you do just that.
This June we gave $50,000 to Long Island based charities. See the article on the Philanthropy page for more information about the recipients. We also gave a grant to Women in Science at the Feinstein Institute.
In addition, we had many successful events: Book and Author, Charity Presentation with Installation of Officers, Card Party, Bingo and Lunch, Women's Model Seder, Fall Gala, Chanukah Party, and a Paint and Wine Party.
WOW! We have been busy. Next year, 2017/2018 promises to be equally busy with more exciting events and speakers. I hope that you will join in and make this our best year to date.
Changing the subject, MWI is looking for more members to become active. We realize that as retirees you like to travel, be snowbirds, help out with grandkids, etc. Hopefully you can find a few hours to invest in our organization. If you are interested in becoming active, come to our monthly board meetings, learn more about our organization and let the nominating committee know of your interests.
Together we can make 2017/2018 a year to be remembered.
Susan Gould President, Meadowbrook Women's Initiative