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Our Clubs April 6

Posted: April 3, 2014 - 12:02pm

Junior Auxiliary of Conway

National Junior Auxiliary Week is April 6-12.

Local Junior Auxiliary celebrates service in April.

The number of women serving their communities through the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries - 15,450.

The number of service hours Junior Auxiliary members worked in their communities in 2012-2013 - 253,222.

The amount of money Junior Auxiliary invested in eight southeastern states in 2012-2013, $2,685,420.

Return on that investment - priceless.

The hard work goes on year round, but during the first week of April each year, the Junior Auxiliary of Conway pauses to say thanks to the community for another great year.

A year packed with service to families and children though several service projects that include everything from Haven Helpers to CAPCA Christmas for Kids.

Junior Auxiliary has a rich history of service, and the Junior Auxiliary of Conway is carrying on that tradition. This Chapter embraces the founding principles of our national organization, “helping children and making a difference in their lives.”

For more information, or to make a tax deductible donation to JA of Conway, visit our website at www.jaconway.org. For more information on NAJA, visit www.najanet.org or call 662-332-3000.

Newcomers Club

Our luncheon this month will be at the Conway Country Club at 11:15 a.m. on April 10. The program this month will be Patty Nevis, who will demonstrate easy and light exercises from “Jazzercise.”

Remember dues are $12 for the year and payable now through May 15. After the 15th there will be a penalty fee of $5 and after June 1, no reinstatement. Checks can be mailed to Dianne McArthur, 1 Briarwood Cir., Conway, AR 72034.

If you didn’t attend the Style Show at the CCC last month, you missed a wonderful treat. Amberly, Candice, Christiana, DJ and Leslie, all from Belks, came to demonstrate how to wear scarves as cover-ups, shawls, neck-ware, ties, etc. Many shawls were given out as door prizes and raffle drawings. The name tags were very clever and the table decorations were perfect. It was a beautiful afternoon and a lot of fun.

The vote was taken that we would have our luncheon at the CCC in April and June and the May meeting will be the picnic at Toad Suck Park.

Arrive at 11 a.m. and we’ll eat at 11:30. There is no cost and you may bring one guest, but please make a reservation. The club will provide the fried chicken and members will bring desserts and side dishes with serving utensils. If your last name begins with H-Z, bring a side-dish. If your last name begins with A-G, bring a dessert.

Vicky Kugler, who chairs the Home and Garden Club, carpooled members who were interested in going to the River Valley Nursery in Little Rock at 10 a.m. on April 4.

Last month some of the members attended the Flower and Garden Show in Little Rock and saw tulips, daffodils, crocus and many other beautiful gardenings.

This is only one of the clubs that the Newcomers sponsors, so give it some thought and come and join us at our next coffee on April 17.

Give Maryann Schigur a call at 505-8373 and she will be glad to introduce you to our Newcomers Club.

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