Art, Wine, Donations, and Awards made this a memorable evening during which members mingled with numerous new faces and the club ranks jumped!
Shaking it up
The annual New Members Night (NMN) was held at the Silvercreek Realty Office & Art Gallery this year, organized by Andi Meucci, Club VP. The gathering on September 22 welcomed many new people who wanted to learn more about Papoose Club, many who joined the club that evening! Welcome all. (And by the way it’s always a good time to join Papoose Club).
The NMN offered appetizers and wine in the handsome art gallery at Silvercreek. President Shannon Finnegan introduced the Papoose Club’s mission and the various fundraising and fun-raising events. A sample meeting was held to give everyone a taste of how Papoose functions, and donations and awards were made.
Rotarun’s Youth Ski Program Awarded Funding
Papoose awarded requested funds for the Learn Alpine Skiing and Racing (LASAR) program at Rotarun. This 8-week after-school program teaches kids developmental skiing and racing. The program is volunteer-run with the goal of offering affordable ski instruction to 75 students ages 5 to 11 years old. Coaches are still needed, both ski and snowboard! Contact Rotarun to volunteer.
Two Winners of the Golden Spatula and a Silver Bowl Award
The Golden Spatula was jointly awarded to Elise DeKlotz & Louise Isaacs this year for over-and-beyond work at the Pancake Breakfast. These two members were at the event multiple days with a big smile and sleeves rolled up. The Pancake Breakfast is one Papoose’s three major Fundraisers and takes about 100 volunteers to pull off – a huge shout out to everyone who participated.
Anna Mathieu was recognized as Member of the Year. This is an annual award to recognize members for their volunteer activities and efforts over the year. The silver bowl now bears a new addition to the engraved list of names of the many wonderful volunteers who have earned the bowl before her.
About the Papoose Club
– 60 years of Wood River Valley tradition!