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Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show “Shop Aiken”

W.O.W. hosted their annual Spring Luncheon at The Reserve Club on May 20th.  Supporting the theme of “Shop Aiken”,  three Aiken stores dressed 19 models:

          •  Affordable Apparel, manager Kelly Kimble, provided outfits for: Tappy Swarner, Lois Gregory, Maria Sullivan, Mary Pettigrew, Cathy Mayer, Linda Walters and Elaine McGowan.
          • Kraig Holdman, of Lionel Smith, Ltd., stole the show with his male models: Bill Hart, Danny Brozowski, Jim Bennett, Glenn Mayer and Richard Snouffer.
          • White Rose Eclectics, owner Martha Wise, offered outfits for: Lark Snouffer, Julie Brozowski, Pam Stearne, Mildred Judd, Gloria Supansic, Carol Fraser and Gwen Schwallie.

The following stores provided raffle and door prizes: Floyd and Green, Folly, 3 Monkeys, Plum Pudding, Affordables Apparel and Lionel Smith – congratulations to the winners!  The sold out event was enjoyed by all.

Spelling Bee

The Women of Woodside Spelling Bee raised over $22,000!!!!   A huge THANK YOU for all your generous donations!

City of Aiken’s Proclamation of Appreciation


On April 27th, Kathleen Bennett, president of W.O.W., received on behalf of W.O.W., The City of Aiken’s Proclamation of Appreciation for the organization’s fundraising efforts around Aiken.  The proclamation can be read here.

Enrichment Event – Aiken Library: Introduction to Digital Services


June 8th from 2:00pm to 3:30pm:  Come join us at the newly remodeled Aiken County Library meeting room as Amanda Baldowski, Reference Librarian, will teach us the basics on how to stream books & music using  Cloud Library & Hoopla apps.  You will need to bring a compatible device (cell phone, smart tablets or laptop) as well as have a current library card and PIN number.  If you need a library card, bring a photo ID to main desk ASAP before the event date to get it set up. This event will be limited to 25 people so if interested please email Jane Buege @ at your earliest convenience.  First come, first served.  You will be notified via email with confirmation that you made the deadline.

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 or by phone at (847) 212-8252 or Kathleen Bennett, President, at or by phone at (803) 226-9877.