Mentoring….

We are entering the new GFWC Seasonal Recruitment Campaign – MENTORING.  What is your club doing now to support your members and keep them engaged?  This time of the year is full of excitement with so many festive holidays and we need to make sure we are staying in touch.

  • Start a phone tree and call members you haven’t seen in a while.
  • Organize a ZOOM Holiday gathering or a Virtual Holiday Cookie Swap/Baking party and share recipes! Some clubs are meeting in person – if yours is and it is safe to gather do these activities in person.
  • Reporting and Award entry season is coming quickly – gather in small groups again, if it safe to do so and your members are comfortable and write them together – many heads and hands make this process much more FUN!
  • If you have Big Sisters or another mentoring program, make sure you touch base often. The winter season can be lonely, cold, and sad for many.  Check in often and share your beautiful smile either in person (if safe) or with your cheerful voice!

 

December brings us to the middle of the holiday season and brings with it joy, happiness, smiles, family, friends, and STRESS!!!  Most of us LOVE the holiday season and vow at the beginning that “I will be more organized, I will get shopping done early, I will ENJOY this time of year,” and if you are like many that falls apart on DAY 3.  Here are a few helpful tips to help you slow down and love this time of year!

  • Begin planning early – create lists, plan menus, and when to decorate for the season
  • Spend time wrapping gifts – schedule a day or evening each week and sit and enjoy the process of wrapping gifts! Maybe watch a tutorial video on how to make your own bows!
  • Grab your family, hop in the car, and drive around town to look at Holiday lights. Many towns have light festivals or homes in neighborhoods who have quite the festive lights display!  And music that guides you through.
  • Read a holiday book or, my favorite, watch a Hallmark holiday movie (or 3 or 4…)
  • Send holiday cards – again schedule a day where you can sit with a cup of hot cocoa, cider or tea and hand address your cards. Everyone loves to receive these!
  • Lastly and most importantly, do not This is a season of joy and a time for you to take some time to rest, relax, and recharge and welcome 2022!!

Happy Holidays!!

 

Kim Fulcher, GFWC-NC President-elect, [email protected]

Hope Hockaday, GFWC-NC Director-elect of Junior Clubs, [email protected]

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