Our Programs for Members

The Women’s Club offers a broad assortment of programs. The program season begins in September and runs through the middle of June. Below is a brief overview of many of the ongoing programs, activities and interest groups. These events are open to members or prospective members.

BOOK TALK
Fourth Tuesday (September - June) 1:30 pm
Chairperson: Stephanie Hogue

A book is selected each month to be read and reviewed by the group. The title of the book will be announced in the newsletter the month before it is to be read. It is not necessary to have read the selected book to come and enjoy the discussion, so we encourage all with a love of literature to join us for tea and Book Talk.  There will be no Book Talk in December.


BOWLING GROUP
Yearround 1:00 pm
Chairperson: Lois Conrad

Duckpin bowling is a casual, fun activity open to anyone who wants to participate.  No experience is required.  We don’t compete, compile averages or have set teams.  We do have lots of fun while getting some healthy exercise.  The group meets once or twice a month, generally on a Monday at 1 pm, throughout the year.  Players are not required to bowl every time or to secure any substitutes.  Dates for bowling are decided on a month-to-month basis by the group and will be published in the Club’s newsletter. Please contact Lois Conrad if you are interested in bowling, and she will send you an email invitation and reminder each time a bowling date is scheduled.


CARD MAKING CLASSES

First Thursday (September - May) 2 to 4 pm
Chairperson: Jane Rozes

These greeting card classes are offered at the clubhouse. The cost is $3.00 for 3 cards. Pre-registration is necessary. Please contact Jane Rozes at 301-733-6132 or Janerozes@aol.com to sign up.


DUPLICATE BRIDGE

Fourth Monday (September - June) 12:30 pm
Chairpersons: Joan Schupp, Patrice Slodysko

Duplicate Bridge begins on the fourth Monday in September and will continue through June.  There will be no Duplicate Bridge in December. Please call Joan Schupp or Patrice Slodysko to make a reservation by noon on the preceding Friday. Form a partnership and join us!


FIRST WEDNESDAY CARDS AND LUNCH
First Wednesdays (October-June) 12:00 pm
Chairperson: Betty Morgan

Members of the Club are cordially invited to attend First Wednesday Cards and Lunch on the first Wednesday of each month from October through June.  A non-member may play twice during the year. A catered lunch will be served promptly at 12 noon. All card games - bridge, canasta, five-hundred, etc. may be played.  Please supply your own cards, score pads, and tallies.  This year you will find your own substitutes. Reservations close on Monday morning by 9 am preceding each date. Cancellations must be received by the committee chairperson no later than Monday, 9 am to avoid the luncheon charge.  Cancellations and/or substitute names should be given to Betty Morgan by calling her at 301-739-6917.


FOOD BANK

Fifth Monday, Thursday and Friday of each month 1 to 3 pm
Chairpersons: April Zentmeyer, Connie Lenhart

Give back to our community working with friends to meet the needs of others. Volunteers check in clients and fill their orders. It’s fun, rewarding and important.  The Food Bank is on the lower level of St Mark’s Lutheran Church, on the point of Washington Ave and West Washington Street. Please contact April Zentmeyer or Connie Lenhart to volunteer.

LUNCH & LEARN SERIES
Quarterly beginning in October
Chairperson: Melissa Williams

Want to expand your interests and knowledge? Bring a brown bag lunch and join us. Drinks will be provided at no cost. Reservations are necessary for planning purposes. Please watch your monthly newsletter for topics and dates.


WALKING/HIKING GROUP

September – June
Chairpersons: Suzie Gozora, Sandy Klimek

Join us to enjoy the simple beauty of nature and each other’s company during walks and hikes.  During the fall and spring months we plan one hike each month.  Some months we schedule an additional walk in the Hagerstown area.  We usually go out for lunch afterwards (non-walkers are welcome to join us for lunch!).  Watch the newsletters for details or contact Suzie or Sandy for more information


LET’S DO LUNCH

Bi-Momthly
Chairpersons: Jane Chambers, Ann Marshall

Come join us for lunch in a variety of different restaurants in the area. This is a fun activity where you can gather with old friends, meet new ones, plus eat some delicious food! Please watch your Club newsletters for specific dates and locations. Reservations are a must, so please call Jane Chambers to reserve your spot.


MAH JONGG

Every Wednesday 1:15 to 4 pm
First, Third & Fifth Monday evenings 6:30 to 8:45 pm
Chairpersons: Wednesday Mah Jongg Melissa Williams 1st Monday Mah Jongg Melissa Williams 3rd & 5th Monday Mah Jongg Jane Rozes

Mah Jongg is a fun game combining luck and strategy and is a great way to meet other club members and to make new friends. 

Participation in afternoon or evening Mah Jongg requires the possession of a current year’s National Mah Jongg League play card, (not a copy of one), and a reservation.  Reservations are required to the appropriate chairperson depending on your preferred day of play.  We celebrate our members’ birthdays each month by going to a local restaurant for lunch followed by Mah Jongg. For more information please contact Melissa Williams or Jane Rozes.  Watch for Mah Jongg news in the monthly newsletter.


FIRST WEDNESDAY CARDS AND LUNCH

First Wednesday (October-June) 12 noon
Chairpersons: Betty Morgan, Joan Dawson

Members of the Club are cordially invited to attend First Wednesday Cards on the first Wednesday of each month from October through June. A non-member may play twice during the year as a substitute when invited by a member. Luncheon, arranged by the committee, will be served promptly at 12 noon preceding the games. All card games - bridge, canasta, five- hundred, etc., m a y be played. Old and new members are encouraged to participate in these pleasant afternoon sessions. Please supply your own cards, score pads, and tallies. This year you will find your own substitutes. Reservations close Monday morning by 9:00 am preceding each date. Cancellations must be received by the committee Chairperson no later than Monday, 9:00 am to avoid the luncheon charge.

Cancellations and/or substitute names should be given to Betty Morgan by calling her at 301-739-6917. Please sign up for First Wednesday Cards at the Opening Coffee in September.


PICKLEBALL

Every Thursday (October–April) 11 am to 12:30 pm
Chairpersons: Sharon Barnhart, Joenne Weaver

Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels.  The rules are simple and the game is fun, fast-paced, and easy to learn.  It combines elements of tennis, ping-pong, and badminton.  Play is every Thursday at the Tennis Club in Waynesboro.  Cost is $50 membership fee to the Tennis Club which allows a reduced fee of $5 per play.  Non-members of the Tennis Club pay $8 per play. Please contact Sharon Barnhart or Joenne Weaver for additional information.  We will form a group of beginners if enough are interested.

REACH OF WASHINGTON COUNTY
Monthly (October March)
Chairpersons: April Zentmeyer, Connie Lenhart

The Cold Weather Shelter provides temporary shelter for homeless adults age 18 and over…those who can care for themselves and are not at risk to themselves or others. We will be donating supplies during the winter months to support REACH.  A list of needs will be published monthly in the newsletter.  Please drop your donations at the Women’s Club kitchen on the second Monday of the month before noon. 

ROUND ROBIN BRIDGE
First Monday (September June) 12:00 pm
Chairpersons: Pat Powell, Karen Jenneke

Round Robin Bridge is a fundraising activity for the Women’s Club.  It is open to both members and non-members of the Club. In order to participateyou must have a partner. You and your partner will play once a month against an opposing partnership according to a schedule provided to you. The schedule will assign hostesses for the games. Participants may elect to play in their homes or at the Women’s Club.  Players, who are members of the Women’s Club, pay $24 per year. Non-Members contribute $40 per year. The Round Robin season begins on Monday, September 10th, with a lunch at the Women’s Club followed by the first scheduled bridge game. The season ends in June with a lunch during which the winners will be announced.  We would love to have you join us – please contact Pat Powell.


THEATRE MATINEE TRIPS

Chairperson: Carol Brashears

The purpose of this activity is to attend productions of The Performing Arts at theatres in Baltimore, Washington and other nearby areas.  Husbands of members are welcome to attend the performances.  Other guests are permitted only in case of cancellation or if needed to fill the bus. Specific trips and details will be in the newsletters.


CROSSROADS GARDEN CLUB

Second Tuesdays (September June) Refreshments 12:30 pm - Program 1:00pm
Co-Presidents: Karen Palmer, Virginia Stayman

The Crossroads Garden Club is a member of the National Garden Club and the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland.  At each monthly meeting, an interesting program concerning gardening, floral design, or nature is presented.  Several times each year we travel to visit gardens in the Mid-Atlantic area.  Members enjoy learning, socializing, hands-on workshops to create floral pieces, and participating in community service projects.  We provide fresh flowers for The Women’s Club, maintain the Memorial Garden, volunteer at Sommerford House planting flowers and helping residents make flower arrangements, and will be helping with flowers for patient’s rooms at Doey’s House. 

Please contact, April Zentmeyer, Membership Chair, if you are interested in being a guest or a member.