Viera Woman’s Club begins two-year term, though meetings are delayed


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The Children's Hunger Project is helped by the Viera Woman's Club.

The GFWC Viera Woman’s Club, Inc. usually begins its year with a lunch meeting in September, but due to the pandemic it has delayed its meetings until November.

This doesn’t mean the club year hasn’t begun. The board of directors has been meeting via Zoom, re-adjusting and planning for ways members can help charities in Brevard County.

Members are volunteering at home by sewing masks, cooking meals for The Haven For Children, and knitting blankets for veterans at the Viera VA Outpatient Clinic. 

The club — part of The General Federation of Women’s Clubs — reported more than 9,000 volunteer hours. It donated goods and cash worth more than $60,000 locally and internationally in 2019.

The group begins a two-year term with newly-elected officers and newly-appointed community service program chairs.

Sally Kramer begins her second term as president. Other elected board members are 1st VP Jo-Anne Post, 2nd VP Jan Gates, treasurer Harriet Hankerson, recording secretary Susan Musil and corresponding secretary Bonnie Lawrence.

“I joined the club after retiring and really liked that I could help our community in such a variety of ways,” Judy DeAngelis-Small said. “Plus, I have met so many wonderful people.”  

Just a few of the organizations supported by the club are BAC’s Color in Motion at the Brevard Zoo, the Children’s Hunger Project, Canine Companions for Independence, Aging Matters of Brevard, Keep Brevard Beautiful, Help Me Grow Brevard, The Haven for Children, National Veterans Homeless Support, and Art Therapy for Children.

The Swing for Charity golf tournament is scheduled for Oct. 30 at Duran Golf Club in Viera. Sponsorship opportunities are available. To sign up, go to vwc.swingforcharity@gmail.com. 

For those interested in membership in the GFWC Viera Woman’s Club, Inc., it holds a luncheon meeting on the second Monday of each month from November to May at the Holiday Inn, Viera. Contact Deb Gorham at debgorham28@gmail.com.