IMPROVING THE COMMUNITY THROUGH VOLUNTEERING SINCE 1954
Meals on Wheels
$750 Brush Scholarship
Ronald McDonald House projects:
aluminum tabs collection
dinners for residents
Community Emergency Fund
Support of at-risk children
$1,100 donations to charities
Memorial Forest Shrine
Support of Women’s Issues--
local and global
Meetings are held at the Lyndhurst Community Center, 1341 Parkview Drive, Lyndhurst at 7:00 p.m. on the last Monday of the month.
The Hillcrest Women's Club/GFWC does not have meetings during the summer; however, be sure to check this site for our other activities.
Happy Fourth of July! These links will give you some information about our Patriotic songs;
http://womenshistory.about.com/library/etext/bl_howe_battle_hymn.htm is one version of how the song came about. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Battle_Hymn_of_the_Republic is another. http://www.cbn.com/spirituallife/devotions/battlehymn.aspx is a third. They each have a bit more history about the song and Mrs. Howe.
http://folkmusic.about.com/od/folksongs/qt/YankeeDoodle.htm tells the story of “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R1jiVcIGcg will give a bad rendition of the song from the movie with James Cagney. Also on the side you will find references to other YouTube videos with James Cagney.
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/redskeltonpledgeofallegiance.htm has the script and the video of Red Skelton and his commentary on the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United State of America.
http://www.ushistory.org/documents/pledge.htm gives a brief history of the pledge as well as links on the bottom to other historical documents.
http://www.miketodd.net/encyc/anthtext.htm is about our National Anthem. http://www.nationalanthems.info/us.htm as is this.
http://www.usflag.org/history.html is a history of our flag. This site also has links referring to other flags such as the MIA flag. http://www.usflag.org/history.html gives information from the Smithsonian.
http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Independence-Day.shtml has information about Independence Day, fireworks usage, fire safety and more. http://www.history.com/topics/july-4th has more references.
CONGRATULATIONS TO CORKY NOSEK, THE GFWC/OHIO FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S CLUBS PRESIDENT, 2012-2014!
Membership is open to all women in the Hillcrest area who wish to contribute to the community by volunteering. For membership information, please call Norma at 440-461-4850.
The Hillcrest Women’s Club/GFWC is also a member of the Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs (OFWC)and the
General Federation of Women’s Clubs(GFWC)—the oldest organization of volunteer women in the world.
The club participates in Federation programs, scholarships and projects.