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Blood Drive: W.O.W. & Shepeard Blood Bank

W.O.W. is partnering with Shepeard Blood Bank and holding a blood drive on April 18th from 9 AM to 3 PM at The Reserve Club Parking Lot,  Every donation you make goes back to local area hospitals by helping patients in need in our community.  Just one blood donation has the potential to save three lives – it doesn’t get any better than that!  Help us help others by scheduling an appointment to donate blood: https://donor.shepeardblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/28252

Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show “Shop Aiken”

Join Us for the W.O.W. Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show “SHOP AIKEN”May 20th at 11:30am, lunch served at 12noon at The Reserve Club.  This year’s fashions provided by Affordable Apparels, Lionel Smith Ltd. and White Rose Eclectics.  Please refer to the email sent April 3rd which contains information on making reservations.  W.O.W. members are welcome to invite guests,

Spelling Bee – Have you made your reservations?

Don’t delay in reserving your seats for for Wednesday, April 27th 6:00pm to 9:00pm at The Reserve Club.  Join the FUN:  A silent auction, light appetizers, cash bar and other surprises await the audience. Tables seat eight – reserve your group’s table early and cheer on your favorite speller!  John Malloy will emcee this event of spellers who have committed to raise $1500.00 each for their charity.  This event will also include a night of donations and a silent auction. You will not want to miss this event – make your reservations today!    April 23rd update: SOLD OUT!!!

Tra$h and Trea$ure

This year’s event was a HUGE success – over $1,900.00 was raised for the Cumbee Center!!!  In addition, a truckload of goods was donated to Christ Church.  Isn’t it remarkable how our combined efforts have resulted in making life a little bit better for those in need?  Thank you to everyone involved as we couldn’t have done it without you!   Lastly, a very special thank you to Donna Roasa and Claire Gaynor who chaired the event.



Be a Bunny

W.O.W. supports seniors with the United Way’s Be A Bunny program, ending April 8th.  United Way’s Be A Bunny program partners with Aiken Senior Life Services to coordinate the delivery of an Easter basket full of fun and useful household items to each of their homebound seniors in the Meals on Wheels program.  Click Be A Bunny for information on how you can help.


Join the W.O.W. Board

We are very lucky to have so many new Women of Woodside members this club year.  At this time of the year, the Nominations Committee begins the task of recruiting new board members for the 2022-23 fiscal year which runs from July through June of the subsequent year.  We have several openings for leadership positions on the Executive Board, General Board as well as various Committee Chairs.

You may think that because you are new to W.O.W., you may not be eligible for these open positions.  However, new members bring a wealth of knowledge from their careers and life experiences, which prove to be very beneficial to our organization.  In addition, it’s a great way to meet new people, while getting involved in both W.O.W. charitable and social activities.

We encourage you to consider volunteering to serve on the W.O.W. Board.  Job descriptions for board members and committee chairs can be viewed in the “Members Only” section of the website.  If you have questions or need additional information, you can contact Chris Jakubec, Past President, at cjakubec@aol.com or by phone at (847) 212-8252 or Kathleen Bennett, President, at jkbenn1150@aol.com or by phone at (803) 226-9877.

Granny’s Attic


Granny’s Attic has returned and can be found in the “Members Only” section of the W.O.W. website.    If you have durable medical equipment and/or children’s items that you are willing to share with W.O.W. members, contact Carlita Myers myershhi@bellsouth.net, Margaret Ellis mellisaiken@gmail.com, or Millie Judd, mecjudd@gmail.com