The Mattapoisett Women’s Club will open its first meeting of the 2013 to 2014 season Thursday, September 19 with a welcome back luncheon. President Eileen Marum will give an overview of summer activities and unveil some outstanding programs for the coming year.
“Barbara Brown and Judy Kennedy, program co-directors, worked diligently and secured a lineup of stimulating and thought-provoking speakers,” Marum said. A program sampling includes a virtual trip to the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, the nation’s largest national habitat refuge developed specifically for Asian and African elephants; an opportunity to learn about a frantic and radiant North American raptor that hunts fish by diving to the water’s surface from some 30 to 100 feet up and builds nests on high poles using sticks; and hear a research professor from Rutgers University and the Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences describe our wacky weather pattern and disappearing Arctic Sea Ice. A woman of great passion and enthusiasm, she has a boundless thirst for offshore adventure and has achieved the badge of honor among sailors – circumnavigating the world in a sailboat.
The MWC is a great way to make new friends if you have recently relocated to this exquisite seaside community or have a general interest in Mattapoisett. “The club is dynamic and composed of many women with vastly different experiences, attitudes and education, making it well-suited and welcoming to new members,” Marum said. “The club offers various interest groups, for example, a fascinating garden group, a stimulating literature group, an inspirational symphony group, a thought-provoking Great Decisions group that discusses foreign policy and Bridge groups that challenge the mind.” The Mattapoisett Women’s Club meets the third Thursday of the month beginning September 19 at 12:00 pm at the Mattapoisett Congregation Church, 27 Church Street.
For more information, contact: Bobbi Ketchel, 508-758-9593; Eileen Marum, 508-748-1282; or Lee Yeaton, 508-758-6415.