Oregon City Woman's Club fundraiser kicks offs gift-giving season

Created on Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Written by Ellen Spitaleri, Oregon City News

This year's fundraiser takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Ainsworth House

Jerri Adams says the Oregon City Woman's Club annual fundraiser and silent auction is the best place to do early Christmas shopping. But she wants to remind people that while the event can feature wonderful things on offer, the items are worth nothing "if we don't have people come to buy them."

This year's fundraiser takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Ainsworth House, 19130 Lot Whitcomb Drive, Oregon City.

Adams, president of the club, noted "every single penny we make goes to helping organizations in our community."

The theme of the fundraiser this year is black and white, Adams said, noting that all the tables will feature that color scheme and volunteers will be similarly clad.

Heather Chaney, the event organizer, picked the theme because the Ainsworth House is "an elegant venue with a black-and-white tile floor," Adams said.

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PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Margie Tosi, Vicki Pearse and Jerri Adams check out the baskets that will be available at the Oregon City Woman's Club auction on Nov. 1, 2016.

Congratulations to Alice Hayden, 2016 Clubwoman of the Year, General Federation of Women's Clubs Oregon

     Gail Aldridge of the Oregon City Womans Club thought it'd be great to install a free lending library at Rivercrest Park, so she e-mailed Matt Miller, the teacher of the construction class at Oregon City High School, thinking she could pay to have an outdoor bookshelf made. It was just serendipitous that, on the day that I contacted him, he and his class were building a bunch of them,” Aldridge said.
      Miller insisted that the students would donate their time and materials at no charge to the city. Aldridge rounded up books from her personal library and donations from other Oregon City Womans Club members to fill the lending library's shelves. With the tennis courts and lots of other activities at the park, Aldridge said that the lending library already is getting a lot of use, with people donating as well as taking freely.
      “People just walk by, and if they see something they like, they take it,” Aldridge said, “The whole idea is to promote literacy and to get books into people's hands.” Aldridge chose Rivercrest Park because it's surrounded by houses and there are a lot of eyes on it to make sure it stays safe. The Oregon City Parks Department found what she thinks is the ideal spot for the bookshelf under the trees and installed it this month at no charge.

Oregon City News, Raymond Rendleman, Tuesday, August 22, 2017

OCWC members with International President Elect Mary Ellen Brock (2nd from right) and State President  Mary Accettura (3rd from left).

Gail Aldridge and Jason Thompson, Oregon City

Parks & Recreation with new "Little Library."

The past year has been a great year for the Oregon City Womans' Club - new members, community involvement, fund raising to support non-profits that benefit local programs - and many of these activities won us awards at the annual General Federation of Women's Clubs, Oregon, 2017 convention!

  Silver Platter - Most New Members
    1st place - Scrapbooks

    1st place - Home Life                 1st place - Domestic Violence
     2nd place - Fundraising             2nd place - The Arts
     2nd place - Public Issues          3rd place - Education

Individual Awards -
    Bev Spilseth, Golden Key Award
    Bev Spilseth, Blue Ribbon, Sewing and Stitchery, pin cushion
    Connie Kitzmiller, Best in Show, quilt


Woman's Club dedicates bench

Created on Wednesday, 09 October 2013

Written by Raymond Rendleman, Oregon City News

To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the death of a tenacious community volunteer, the Oregon City Woman’s Club dedicated a bench at the Stevens Crawford House, a museum at Sixth Avenue and Washington Street, on Sept. 12.

The organization honored the memory of Irma Sullivan, a longtime Oregon City resident, elementary school teacher and past president of the club.

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Oregon City Woman's Club gives $6,000 to 15 local charities

Created on Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Written by Ellen Spitaleri, Oregon City News

How can 26 women have a significant impact on the lives of thousands of people in Clackamas County?

“That’s what we do,” said Jerri Adams, vice president of the Oregon City Woman’s Club.

And when these ladies do something, they do it well. Last week at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, they handed out more than $6,000 in donations ranging from $200 to $650 to 15 nonprofit organizations in the Oregon City area.

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PHOTO BY: RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - Members of the Oregon City Womans Club sit on the bench they dedicated to Irma Sullivan at the Stevens Crawford House.

PHOTO BY NICK ROSENBERGER - Pictured in the front row, left to right, are OCWC members Patty Brown, Mariann Buell, Joan Jones, Lynn Banta, Alice Hayden and Jerri Adams. In the back row are representatives from many of the organizations that received grants from the club.

Oregon City Womans Club