Community, Caring, and Sharing
I hope everyone is enjoying the cooler weather. Welcome to all of the new members who have joined the Women’s Network! We have quite a few new names, and we look forward to meeting all of you soon.
The changes we’ve experienced this year have been beyond strange, but one thing that never changes is our members’ generosity. Since we announced that we are offering free membership for 2021 and allowing our members to donate their dues to charity, we have already raised over $1,000! In my previous letter, I said that we would announce the charity that would benefit soon. However, due to the overwhelming response, the Board has decided to donate to two charities. All funds collected from the “annual dues” donation will be divided equally between Mission House and Rethreaded. Many of you are aware of the work of these two impressive organizations.
Mission House empowers individuals affected by homelessness in the Beaches area by providing food, clothing, medical care, and support services with an avenue to self-sufficiency.
Founded in 2012, Rethreaded started with a simple idea and a strong passion from its founder, Kristin Keen. She began by forming relationships with women on the street and making prison visits. She realized that the greatest need was for a safe, supportive work environment where the women could earn money while learning a skill and experiencing continued healing through community. Rethreaded employs women who are survivors of human trafficking.
Beginning this month, the Welcoming Committee will be making personal visits to each new JGCC resident. We will deliver a house plant, along with a bag of homemade cookies. If anyone is interested in decorating pots, assembling plants, and decorating cookies, there will be opportunities to lend a hand. Please contact Tracy Navarro at email@example.com if you’d like to join the Welcoming Committee.
We are having a sale on the JGCC Notecards! Buy one dozen for $10, and get a second one for $5. Everyone likes to receive a handwritten note, and with the Holidays coming up, this is the perfect time to stock up. See the graphic on the What's New page for details.
I love to hear from our members, so please contact me with any comments or suggestions. Stay safe and healthy, and l hope to see you soon.
President, Women’s Network of JGCC
The Women's Network of Jacksonville Golf & Country Club was formed in 1992 by a small group of women who wanted to help their new neighbors feel welcome. Our members enjoy numerous clubs that offer something for a variety of interests. We also develop projects to improve our own neighborhood and contribute to many charities in the greater Jacksonville community.
From our spirited Book Club discussions to the competitive Trivia Club outings, there is certainly a club that will be of interest to you. Several of our clubs have been in place for years and others just started. We strive to keep our clubs reflective of the interests and demographics across our membership. We hope we have something for you, and we’re always open to new suggestions!
When you look around our beautiful neighborhood, you see many improvements that were provided by the Women's Network. From the lighted signs at both gate entrances to the impressive fountain on the 18th hole, you see the contributions from the Women’s Network.
Additionally, across the greater Jacksonville area, we are active participants in charitable giving supporting many organizations. These activities include building Habitat for Humanity homes, hosting collegiate athletes, contributing to cancer research, and helping schools in need. We believe our focus on issues that are important to women and families help make a difference in our community.
If you're new to the neighborhood and want to make new friends, please consider joining the Women's Network. Even if you've lived in the neighborhood for years or used to be a member, we'd love to have you back!
Please click the link below to fill out a membership application. Still have questions? Please go to our Contact page to submit your question.