SSC December 2017 Newsletter

Happy Holidays!
    December is here and the holiday season is in full swing. As your calendar fills up with gatherings with family and friends, holiday preparations, work parties, shopping trips, and more, the SSC has many activities happening this month as well as in January that we want to make you aware of.
SSC Bake Sale
    Judy Kuhtreiber, our Service chairperson, is organizing our annual December bake sale to raise funds for St. Anne’s food pantry.  Last year, we raised $432. This year, our goal is to beat that amount!
    The bake sale will be held at the Shrewsbury Credit Union on Lake Street, on Saturday, December 16 from 8:00 am to noon. Judy is looking for volunteers to bake items. Last year we had a wonderful selection.  The items for sale will fall into two categories:
  • Easy carry-away single items such as brownies, cookies, and muffins, that are individually packaged,
  • Wrapped gift items such as fruit breads, platters of cookies, and Bundt cakes.
    These last items make great hostess gifts and have been very popular in past years.  Last year, we noticed requests for gluten-free items.  If you are an experienced gluten-free baker, we would love to have you contribute an item or two to our selection. Judy sent out an evite on November 30th in order to have an idea of what we’ll be able to offer.  Please sign up to help if you’re able.
If you have any questions, please contact Judy at
Annual Re-Gifting Dinner
    Our annual Re-Gifting Dinner will be held on Thursday, February 1st at the Post Office Pub in Grafton. An evite will go out soon. In the meantime, save those “not quite what you wanted” gifts for our raffle table!  Every year we have such an eclectic mix of items. This event is truly one of the highlights of our Club year. Please come join us for some great food and drinks and even better company!
Free Classes from The Core Connection
    Rita Matraia from The Core Connection in Northboro has extended a wonderful offer to our SSC members. SSC members can receive three free classes at The Core Connection to try out any of the classes offered. For those of us not familiar with this business, you can find out more information by clicking on this link to their newsletter.  We have a few club members who have spoken highly of the classes and instructors at The Core Connection.  We will be sending out an evite for members interested in trying out classes.  Once we have this information, we’ll pass it along to Rita so she can make up accounts and then email the necessary information to interested members. Look for this evite in your email soon.
2017-2018 SSC Directory
    Beth Ingle, our club secretary, is beginning to coordinate the production of our next directory. If you have changed your email, address, or phone numbers over the past year, please email the changes to Bev Ryan, our Membership chairperson at as soon as possible.  The directory will be sent to the printer by December 18th in order to have them ready to distribute at the Re-Gifting Dinner.
As you pass through these next weeks of December and into January,
make sure to take time for yourself and to find quiet opportunities
to enjoy the peace and wonder of the season. 
Peggy and Carol

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Evening Book Club


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About Interest Groups

Find out more about the SSC interest groups at our website.  For details about this months activities contact us at  Invite your friends. Interested new members are welcome to visit any of these interest groups two times before joining the club.