2016 ACCW WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD PRESENTED TO ANNE ROMETTY
A group of six ladies from the Saint Anne Women’s Club attended the ACCW Vicariate 1 Parish Women of the Year Luncheon on May 4 th at Cotillion Banquets in Palatine. Anne Rometty, our club president, was honored as Saint Anne Parish ‘s Woman of the Year in recognition of her hard work, dedication and creativity. As a first year president, Anne also received a Leadership Award. Congratulations, Anne!
A Letter from our President, Anne Rometty:
Hello friends and women of the parish!
I want to personally welcome you to our wonderful group. The purpose of our organization is to unite the women of the Saint Anne Catholic Community through prayer, hospitality and ministry with a commitment to provide Christian service. We also strive to strengthen the spiritual, intellectual, and social growth of our members and the larger community.
We typically meet the second Tuesday of each month from September – May. We hold daytime and evening meetings for our members.
We love to serve others, and have fun at the same time. We welcome everyone!! Perhaps you have an interest or a gift that you would love to share…we embrace new suggestions and ideas for our group!
There are many opportunities to get involved within the Women’s Club. We have on-going community projects such as FISH (For I Shall Help), Funeral Luncheons, Meals with Wheels, Scripture Sharing Groups, and a Yarn Ministry. Socially, we hold special events throughout the year such as a Ladies Night Out, a Holiday Christmas Party, and two special group masses in November and May. We’re planning some new and fun-filled events for our upcoming year. We hope you’ll consider joining our wonderful group! Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, or want to join the Saint Anne Women’s Club.
Together in faith always,
Women’s Club President
To return the form:
- please mail it to the Saint Anne Women’s Club, c/o St. Anne Catholic Community, 120 Ela Street, Barrington, IL 60010,
- drop it off in the parish office during office hours or
- scan and e-mail it to email@example.com
The Women’s Club is an organization of women who come together to share faith, talents, and the common bond of being a part of the Saint Anne Catholic Community. We are united through prayer, hospitality and ministry and committed to Christian service to our members and the larger community.
The Club is always seeking new members who will have the opportunity to explore what our Club does and consider becoming involved in its events and programs, the Board, the ministries and community service organizations. We encourage you to volunteer and see how rewarding the experience can be!
From September through May, the Club performs services and sponsors events that benefit the Saint Anne Parish and surrounding community.
- Hospitality after 9am and 11am Masses on Sunday. Each week, the Club coordinates members of one of the Commission ministries to serve doughnuts, juice and coffee in the Gathering Space after 9am and 11am Masses, encouraging parishioners to stay and socialize with one another.
- Funeral Luncheons. Club volunteers prepare luncheons for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
The Club also holds programs and events that address the spiritual, intellectual and social needs of the women in our community.
- General Meetings. The Club holds a general meeting once a month for fellowship and closer exploration of the theme for the year, each with an inspirational speakers or other entertainment.
- Prayer Service of Remembrance and Installation Mass. In November, the Club holds a Prayer Service of Remembrance in honor of those members that have passed away in the last year. In May, the Club celebrates an Installation Mass to welcome and bless the incoming Board for the next year.
- Meal Outreach. Volunteers provide Outreach Meals to Club families who are in need of a home cooked meal due to illness, the birth of a newborn, or the loss of a family member.
- Community Service Organizations. The Club provides volunteer information about certain community service organizations to its members, including For I Shall Help (FISH), a community service organization that provides transportation to those who do not have a way to get to their medical appointments, and Meals on Wheels.
- Women’s Scripture Sharing. The Scripture Sharing group meets once a week for two 8-12 week sessions per year. The group will study in depth one book of the Bible at each session. Gatherings also include time for prayer requests for those in need. The Clarion will include an announcement of upcoming sessions and contact people.
- Women’s Summer Book Club. This group meets once a week for a session of approximately six weeks to discuss a non-fiction book with a biblical or religious theme. The Clarion will include an announcement of the upcoming session and contact people.
- Yarn Ministry—The Saint Anne Yarn Ministry will be meeting on Tuesdays from 1—3 PM. The ladies will be meeting in the Senior Lounge.In the new year, the ministry will be knitting hats for chemo patients.
- FISH (For I Shall Help) is in need of substitute drivers. This is a great way to help in the Barrington community while not being a large time commitment. Please contact Kathy Amatangelo for more information 847-381-6840, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Club President, Anne Rometty, email@example.com
Yarn Ministry—The Saint Anne Yarn Ministry will be meeting on Tuesdays from 1—3 PM. The ladies will be meeting in the Senior Lounge.
In the new year, the ministry will be knitting hats for chemo patients.
FISH (For I Shall Help) is in need of substitute drivers. This is a great way to help in the Barrington community while not being a large time commitment. Please contact Kathy Amatangelo for more information 847-381-6840, firstname.lastname@example.org
GREENCASTLE VISIT-OUR WINTER SERVICE PROJECT
We are very excited to nurture the residents of Greencastle. Many of them live alone without family in the area. Please give some time for this volunteer opportunity. There are two timeframes to help:
- Thursday, January 12th, 9:30-11:00 a.m. or 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Pack grocery bags at Project Hope. All the food is provided. Come together to sort and pack 150 bags.
- Thursday, January 19th, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Transport and deliver grocery bags to the residents. Travel door to door and drop off grocery bags. Sing songs, work on activities with the residents and share love and kindness on a cold winter day!
Sign up by emailing Anne Rometty at email@example.com.