Women’s clubs aren’t a new idea. They gained much popularity more than a hundred years ago and played a large role in the suffragette movement. They have continued on in a variety of ways since and Mint Hill has its very own.
The Mint Hill Women’s Club started in 1974 as the Farmwood Women’s Auxilary and later the Farmwood Women’s Club until the name finally changed to The Mint Hill Women’s Club in 2005, when it grew beyond the Farmwood neighborhood and encouraged women from anywhere in the town to join.
“The history of our club is rich and we love to honor it and our original members every chance we get,” said Andree West, Co-President of the club. “This year is our 45th anniversary and we are proud to be able to celebrate it with so many of the original members.”
The club has one general meeting each month, the second Monday of the month, at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.
They follow this vision when deciding on activities and volunteer projects :
Service to community through volunteering and fundraising. One hundred percent of proceeds go back into the local community.
Fellowship to enrich old friendships and foster new ones.
Self improvement through guest speakers at monthly meetings and local trips that appeal to a wide variety of interests.
Throughout the club’s history, it has stayed true to this vision and has taken each pillar, service to the community, fellowship, and self-improvement seriously.
There are many opportunities for members to gather and meet each other in fellowship at a variety of times throughout the month to accommodate any schedule.
Many topics are covered at meetings and a variety of different activities and trips are offered so there’s something for everyone.
Where the club really shines though is through their service to the community. So far they have put more than $100,000 back into the Mint Hill community. Funds have been raised through group activities and fundraisers like card and game parties, craft auctions, Christmas home tours, spring garden tours, yard sales, etc.
This year their annual fundraiser is a bit of a new endeavor for them, an event called, “Sip, Savor, Support” it is a wine and craft beer tasting event.
“I think this event is the first of its kind offered in Mint Hill and we are very excited for it,” said Marilyn Fargo, Co-President for the Club. “We will have a fantastic selection of wines, craft beers and of course food for attendees. Plus we have gathered some amazing items for our raffle and silent auction.”
The event will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27th at Pine Lake Country Club in Mint Hill. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold in advance.
More than 80 items will be up for raffle and silent auction with values ranging from $30 to $1500.
Messer Financial Group is the title sponsor for the event. Southern Trust Mortgage is also helping to sponsor.
“We are so grateful to be partnered with such wonderful sponsors for this event and year-round,” said West. “Messer Financial Group has really stepped up to make sure this event will be amazing.”
The proceeds from this event will be donated back to the local community in the form of scholarships to CPCC, or donations to organizations such as the Community Culinary School of Charlotte, Honor the Warriors, Healing Vine Harbor, Mint Hill Arts, Servants Heart, Idlewild Fire dept, and various other small organizations in the area.
No tickets will be available for sale at the event. Tickets can be purchased online MHWClub.com or through Kathy Raiano at firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendees must be 21.
New members are welcome to the club any time, if interested visit MHWClub.com or send an email to email@example.com