GENERAL MEETING: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 10 am
General Meetings are a time to welcome visitors, hear guest speakers and discuss club business. We invite women who are new or established residents of Greater Winston-Salem to visit us.
General Meetings are held at 10 am on the fourth Tuesday of each month* at:
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1416 Bolton Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27103,
just off Silas Creek Parkway, via the Bolton Street exit.
Presenter: Sarah Hunter re: Candle Tea: Merging Two Moravian Traditions
One can’t live in Winston-Salem very long before encountering Moravian history and culture. That heritage becomes especially evident during the December holiday season, when we hear about Candle Tea, Love Feasts, and the Moravian Christmas putz. November’s program provides an opportunity for us to become more informed observers and even participants in these traditions.
Candle Tea is sponsored by the Women’s Fellowship of the Home Moravian Church. Sarah Hunter, who chairs this year’s Candle Tea, will talk with us about the Moravian customs as well as provide us with a brief history of the Moravians and the founding of Salem. We will learn why candles are important to Moravians at Christmas and why the putz is a highlight of the Candle Tea. She will also explain why Candle Tea has become a tradition for the larger Winston-Salem community, not just for the Moravians.
In addition to chairing this year’s Candle Tea committee, Ms. Hunter has a strong commitment to understanding our area’s heritage. She served as president of the Wachovia Historical Society and as a trustee to Salem Academy and College. She has been a member of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Planning Board, and she founded the Washington Park Neighborhood Association. During her career in public relations and marketing, she worked for a number of local organizations, including Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Old Salem, Inc., Salem Academy and College, and Babcock Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University. Ten years ago, Ms. Hunter started Simply Organized, Inc., through which she assists people to get organized but specializes in helping seniors downsize. Her insights are summarized in her book, Downsize...Start Now!, described as a guide for “boomers” and seniors who want to simplify and organize their homes and lives, whether that means aging in place or relocating to a smaller home.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS: November 2015
Please RSVP for all events. Non-members who wish to attend one of our events, or for additional information, please contact our Membership Coordinator, Jean Isaac, at 336-608-6360 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOOK CLUB – Monday, November 2, at 10 am, to discuss The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
EVENING CARDS – Wednesday, November 4, at 7 pm.
TRAVEL TALK – Thursday, November 5, at 7 pm. Topic is Germany.
BOARD MEETING – Tuesday, November 10, at 10 am.
BRIDGE – Thursday, November 12, at 1 pm.
DAY TRIP GALS – Friday, November 13, at 10:30 am.
WINE SOCIAL – Saturday, November 14, at 7:30 pm.
LUNCH BUNCH – Thursday, November 15, at 11:30 am.
COMMUNITY SERVICE – Monday, Nov. 16, at 12:00 pm & Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 10:00 am.
DAY CARDS – Thursday, November 15, at 1 pm.
* General Meetings are held each month except August and December.