Recognizing our PAWC Members as Volunteers
From Carolann Garafola, Pres. PAWC : April 2021
Dear PAWC Members;
April is National Volunteer Month and I wanted to take the time to thank each and every one of you who have continued to support our Mission (1964) "….to raise money for scholarships for students at SCF, Manatee Technical College….and to provide support to local charities through cash donations and supplies".
Each and every one of you has made a difference in the world of women moving on with their lives, adults in need and children in need…. I THANK YOU ALL FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SENT IN THEIR DUES, MADE A MONETARY DONATION TO FUND OUR SCHOLARSHIPS AND WILL BRING SUPPLIES TO OUR MAY 14TH LUNCHEON.
We are back to in-person luncheons; and we hope to see each of you at this time of renewal.
I also want to thank our Volunteer PAWC Board and Chairpersons who during this year did the following as a TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More):
In conclusion, this operation is not a One-Woman Operation, but took a host of VOLUNTEERS, who took time from their own personal lives to continue with the mission of PAWC. We hope that this year, as we experienced, will never occur again. What it did show is that we can rise above it in spite of the COVID challenges and the disconnected experiences we all had during 2020-21. I personally thank you for the opportunity to serve as your President this year. I look forward to new and challenging goals for our club and getting to know each and every one of you during the upcoming activities for the Palm Aire Women’s Club and to continue to work with the new board.
Carolann Garafola, Pres. PAWC
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 is Veterans Day. It is the day we honor all our men and women who have served in defense of this nation. Your PAWC Executive Board, Directors and Chairs want to acknowledge and recognize those who stepped up when they needed to fight for our country. If someone in your family served, please put it up on our PAWC Facebook with a photo or even just a comment to recognize their sacrifice.
They came from small towns and big cities. They came from all walks of life. They were of various nationalities, race and religious backgrounds. Whether they were drafted or enlisted, they were the men and women who left their families, and answered the call to duty.
Each in their own way contributed to securing our nation’s freedom. They knew that 'freedom is not free' and they were willing to pay the price for that freedom, "all gave some, some gave all." They are our veterans. They fought on our land to establish the United State of America, they fought all over the world from the freezing mountains of Korea to the steaming jungles of Asia, to the deserts of the middle east, some came home and some did not.
It was President Teddy Roosevelt who said, "In the final analysis, the greatness of a nation is to be measured not by the output of its industrial products, not by its material prosperity, not by the products of the farm, factory, business house, but by the products of its citizenship, by the men and women that the nation produces."
Whether they served one tour of duty, or were career military, we owe our veterans, and those men and women now serving, a debt of gratitude. Thus, we salute our veterans and thank their families. Let’s take a moment on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 to stop, think of those men and women and be grateful that we live in these United States of America as free people. Please feel free to forward this email to those who are not PAWC members. If you have any photos of those in the Armed Services, please send them to Kim Lege to post with this letter PAWCFS@gmail.com.
Carolann Garafola Pres. PAWC