February Love

 “Though, February is short, it is filled with lots of love and sweet surprises” ― Charmaine J. Forde

February means the end of reporting season, so you can relax and breathe a sigh of relief. You can celebrate with chocolate. All month if you want to since February is National Chocolate Lover’s Month! Be sure to mix in some dark chocolate. The darker the chocolate, the better it is for your health.

February is American Heart Month. In GFWC-NC Health & Wellness Chairman Chris Angotti ’s article this month, learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms for a heart attack and how to live well. National Wear Red Day is today February 4th. To raise awareness wear red at your club meeting or organize a walk or hike to advocate for heart health. On Valentine’s Day, make a teacher, librarian, police officer, or healthcare worker’s day with treats and sweets or create a basket filled with all the ingredients for a meal for a someone special or in need.

February is National Cancer Prevention Month, African American History Month, and Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. For something a little fun, February 7th is Send a Card to a Friend Day, February 11th is National Make a Friend Day, and February 18th is National Caregivers Day. A lot to focus on, so follow your heart!

Remember that March 1st is the deadline for the Community Impact Award. The 2020-2022 Award Entries should be sent to the GFWC-NC 1st Vice President. The entry form is available in the Awards & Reports section under the Community Service tab on www.gfwcnc.org. Select one to three projects performed from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2021.

The Community Impact Award is a two-year award. Be sure to highlight the following in your project narratives; increased community awareness, success and how you measured it, and lasting impact. The GFWC-NC first and second place entries receive a cash award, and the winner will be submitted to GFWC for an opportunity to win $2,500.00 to further their community impact initiatives.

March 1st is also the deadline for the Design a Little Free Library Contest to win a Little Free Library valued at $300. The contest form with instruction is on the Arts & Culture page. Please reach out to Jennifer Richards, GFWC-NC Arts & Culture Chairman, and Rebecca Duffy, GFWC-NC Arts & Culture Junior Chairman, with any questions. The winner will be announced at the March Arts Festival in Mebane!

Happy planning and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Karen & Pam

Thanks so much for taking the time to submit award entries and reports! If you sent in your CP&S report, and did not receive a confirmation from me, please let me know as soon as possible. – Karen





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