Hoover Service ClubSandra Barnett and Judy Thompson provide giftwrap to holiday shoppers at Riverchase Galleria. Monies raised benefit Grace House Ministries.
The Hoover Service Club, a 501(c)3 organization founded in 1975 for civic–minded women, is recruiting new members who share its vision of a perpetually strengthened community.
“We have three basic goals,” said Event Chair Lynda Wasden. “We aim to give aid to the needy in our community, to further education through academic scholarships and to recognize outstanding volunteer service to the community.”
During its 2011-2012 year, the club’s community service contributions exceeded $13,000 donated to 17 area agencies, churches, and arts and culture organizations. It awarded nearly $10,000 in student scholarships at both the middle school and high school levels.
“We do a lot of really fun, hands-on projects to raise money for our community beneficiaries and scholarship winners,” said Jennifer Caton, publicity chair. “We welcome new members anytime. More members equals greater community impact.”
Membership dues are $20 per year with meetings held the second Thursday of the month at the Hoover Country Club at 11 a.m. Lunch is available (registration required). Guests are welcome. The club’s November meeting will include a fall fashion show featuring apparel from SteinMart.
In February, Hoover Service Club will host Hearts in Harmony Gala, benefitting the Club’s affiliated charities and scholarship initiatives. The gala will take place Feb. 15, 2013 at the Highway 150 Embassy Suites. Tickets go on sale Dec. 1.
For more information about the Hoover Service Club or the Hearts in Harmony Gala, or to inquire about membership, contact Jennifer Caton at 978-7056 or jcaton@AAAalabama.com.