Saturday, January 30, 2016

Celebrated Winners of Local Poetry & Short Story...Jan. 30, 2016

                             GFWC Brentwood Woman's Club Poetry Contest Winners for 2015

 Category 2:  Jaya Gupta, Scales Elementary; Category 3:  1st Place:  Robert Haukohl, homeschool;  2nd Place:  Nyah Standfield, homeschool; 3rd Place:  Drew Estes, Sunset Middle
Category 4:  1st Place:  Alyssa Parker, Ravenwood; 2nd Place:  Hannah Hubin, homeschool; 3rd Place: (tie)  Lina Beach, Franklin High and Michael Hosale, Ravenwood

                            GFWC Brentwood Woman's Club Short Story Contest Winners for 2015

Category 2:  1st Place:  Lauren Stockdale, Grassland Elementary; 2nd Place:  Rhys Clark, Scales Elementary;  3rd Place:  Rachel Clark, Scales Elementary
Category 3:  1st Place:  Lauren Smith, Page Middle;  2nd Place:  Joseph Feduccia, Sunset Middle
Category 4:  1st Place:  Ashleigh Tyler, Summitt High;   2nd Place:  Megan Carneal, Franklin High;   3rd Place:  Hannah Hubin, homeschool

On January 30 at the Brentwood Library, winners, parents,grand-parents and friends gathered to celebrate the winners of the General Federation of Women's Clubs 2015 Youth Poetry and Short Story contests at the local level.  Entries were received in October and judged in November.  In December the first place winning entries were forwarded to our GFWC Music City District and GFWC of Tennessee for further judging.  District winners will be announced at our district meeting in March, 2016, and the state winners will be announced in April at our state annual meeting.  First place winning entries at the state level will be submitted to GFWC International for which winners will be announced in June at GFWC's annual convention in Baltimore, Md.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Operation Smile 2016

Several years ago BWC members Liz Allman and Linda Orellana organized the first Operation Smile event in which fabric is donated to make gowns, dolls, totes and other needed items for young cleft palate patients around the world.

Since then it has blossomed into a partnership with Latter Day Saint women from the Nashville Tennessee Stake, the New Neighbors League of Nashville, and friends and neighbors of all of these service-minded organizations.  This year we even had a pre-dental student volunteer who read about the event on the Brentwood Homepage.

Today we were able to accomplish a lot with all these women working together.  We stuffed and stitched up 40 pre-sewn smile dolls.*

This is how Operation Smile uses the dolls.  The patients draw pictures of themselves on the blank dolls with their new smiles.  Doesn't this just make YOU smile?!  Go here to make a personal donation to bless a child with a happier smile.

We made 58 gowns.  Think of all the loving hands who have touched these little gowns.  We hope the children who wear them will feel this love.

We made 45 pairs of armbands - 90 pieces.  They are used as splints to keep the children from touching their wounds after their surgeries.

We made 15 no-sew blankets.  Again, think of all the loving hands that have touched these blankets.

We could not have pulled this off without all the wonderful volunteers who watched the children of some of these helpers.  Thank you so much!

Very soon we will post the final stats for this event.  There are still a few people working on finishing up a few things. 

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Operation Smile 2016

It's here ladies!  Mark your calendars for Friday, January 15th, from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  Please click here to sign up to help out with lunch and the projects that we will have going on.  We need you!

IMPORTANT:  Please notice the new location - 1646 Sunset Rd., Nolensville, TN (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)