Fountain Hills Women's Club

Making a difference.

Welcome

"Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." – Marcel Proust

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Tickets are now on sale for our 50th Anniversary "Gold in Them Hills" Gala Luncheon!

About Us

The Fountain Hills Women's Club was organized January 1974.

We are a dynamic, growing organization.

Dedicated to helping within the community.


Our Goals

The Fountain Hills Women's Club (FHWC) provides funding for annual scholarships. These scholarships benefit graduating seniors at the Fountain Hills High School, through the Golden Eagle Foundations, and re-entry scholarships for the benefit of women who live or work in Fountain Hills.

The FHWC main fund-raiser is our annual "Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon" to support the scholarship fund.

The FHWC remembers Suzy Ludlow for a generous contribution that has supplemented our annual fundraising event. Suzy was a member and past president at FHWC.

The Fountain Hills Women's Club has made numerous annual contributions to many organizations here in Fountain Hills. They include:

  • Community Center
  • Extended Hands Food Bank
  • Fountain Hills Community Theater
  • Fountain Hills High School Band
  • Fountain Hills Community Chorus
  • Fountain Hills Senior Center
  • Golden Eagle Scholarship Fund


Officers

Barbara Higgins - President
Phyllis Muhs - 1st Vice President
Patt Canning - 2nd Vice President
Sandi McGee - Recording Secretary
Caroline Grunert - Corresponding Secretary (Sunshine)
Shirley Serey - Treasurer
Kimberly Warneke - Assistant Treasurer
Carol Goyena - Parliamentarian

Committees

Leslie Hermansen - Scholarship
Phyllis Muhs - Directory Editor and Publisher
Cindy Brubaker - Newsletter
Carol Goyena - Parliamentarian
Patt Canniing - Social Media
Barbara Moran - Publicity/Photographer
Carol Goyena - Reservations
Barbara Oehl - Luncheon Menus
Lynn Brandys - Table Decorations
Sue Krook - Hostess
Catherine Stob - 50/50 Raffle
Phyllis Crump - Book Club
Joanne Colella - Facebook/Marketing
Joanne Colella - Chairman Annual Fundraiser
Sandi McGee - Co-Chairman Annual Fundraiser

Flashback: May, 2021

Events

Exciting update! Be sure to join us and our special guest emcee, Cory McCloskey, at our 50th Anniversary Gala Luncheon! Make your reservations today at 50GALA.GIVESMART.COM. Want to show your support and be part of our long, incredible history in the community? Contact FHWCFundraiser@gmail.com to become a sponsor!

Tickets are now on sale for our 50th Anniversary "Gold in Them Hills" Gala Luncheon! Make your reservations now at 50GALA.GIVESMART.COM. For more information, including details on how to be a sponsor or donate auction items, please email FHWCFundraiser@gmail.com. To stay updated, follow our website and also check our Fountain Hills Women's Club on Facebook!


Check back for upcoming event dates and more information. All members are welcome.

Fashion Show and Luncheon

Holiday Tea

"Getting to Know You" Coffee Chats

Book Club - Fourth Wednesday

Member Outings

Club Membership

Board Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce.

The annual business meeting is held in November in conjunction with the luncheon.

Annual Dues are $25.00 payable by January. Monthly newsletters and a yearly membership directory are included. A magnetic name tag will be given to new members.

Guests are invited to attend up to three of any of our monthly meetings before becoming a member.

The Women's Club Creed

As a group of Fountain Hills Women,
We unite in our sisterhood,
And pledge our total commitment
For our Town's common
Good.

We will dedicate ourselves to serve where
Ever the need may be,
And support the worthwhile causes, that
May exist in our Community.

We'll share in each other's friendship,
Work together in harmony,
Encourage all women to join us,
This creed is our testimony.

Karen E. Myers


General Meeting & Luncheon Dates

Luncheons are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Registration and fellowship commence at 11:30 a.m. with lunch served at noon. Luncheons are held at the Community Center (13001 N. La Montana Drive) unless otherwise noted. To RSVP please text Carol Goyena or send an email to carolgoyena@gmail.com or fountainhillswomensclub@gmail.com.
Price of luncheon is $25 cash or check. Please make checks payable to FHCCA.

January 17, 2024
February 21, 2024
March 20, 2024
April 17, 2024
May 15, 2024
Summer Break
September 18, 2024
October 16, 2024
November 20, 2024
December 18, 2024

We welcome new members to the club. The new membership fee is $30. If you are interested in joining click here for the Fountain Hills Women’s Club Membership Application PDF. You can complete the application and send to fountainhillswomensclub@gmail.com. Click here to complete the application online.

News

The scholarship application can be downloaded by clicking here.

February 2024

February Luncheon

When: February 21, 2024
Where: FOUNTAIN HILLS COMMUNITY CENTER 13001 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills
Time. 11:30 a.m. check in
Lunch: 12:00 Noon
Cost: $25.00 for members and guests
Cash or check only. Make checks payable to FHCCA
*Please make your reservation by Friday, February 16, 2024. If you are unable to attend and have not canceled your reservation before the 16th you are responsible for paying the club $25.00.

To RSVP please text Carol Goyena or send an email to carolgoyena@gmail.com. Please reply by Friday, February 16th.

Our February Program

In keeping with our tradition of our February programs, we will welcome the Fountain High School Band under the direction of Music Director Jan Gardener. We can all be sure that he and the newly formed band will add joy to our year of celebrating our 50th anniversary. Please plan to attend and bring along a friend to enjoy our February meeting and listen to our favorite songs and bring back a memory or two.

Memo from the 50th Anniversary Luncheon Committee

Joanne Colella: Chairman, Sandi McGee: Co-Chairman

Save the date! We are excited to announce that plans are underway for the Fountain Hill Women's Club 50th Anniversary Gala Luncheon on Saturday, March 9, 2024! This very special "Gold in Them Hills!" event will be held at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort to celebrate 50 golden years of community service and providing scholarships to support women's achievement! Look for more exciting information in the weeks to come about this gala celebration, including details on how to attend, collaborate, donate, and lend your support to this historic celebration. For updates, follow Fountain Hills Women's Club on Facebook or visit www.fountainhillswomensclub.com.

Book Club

The Book Club will be held on Wednesday, February 28th. The book is "The Mystery of Mrs. Christie" by Marie Benedict.

Member Login

The Member Login section of the website is now active. Please log in with your password and check it out. If you do not have the password, please check with Donna Beers. The Bylaws of the club are also published under this section, as well as applications for membership.


January 2024

January Luncheon

When: January 17, 2024
Where: FOUNTAIN HILLS COMMUNITY CENTER 13001 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills
Time. 11:30 a.m. check in
Lunch: 12:00 Noon
Cost: $25.00 for members and guests
Cash or check only. Make checks payable to FHCCA
*Please make your reservation by Friday, January 12, 2024. If you are unable to attend and have not canceled your reservation before the 12th you are responsible for paying the club $25.00.

To RSVP please text Carol Goyena or send an email to carolgoyena@gmail.com. Please reply by Friday, January 12th.

Our January Program

On Wednesday, January 17, the Fountain Hills Women’s Club has the privilege of meeting Yetta, a Holocaust survivor, and listening to her firsthand account of her and her family’s experience. She was born in Poland on December 11, 1932. Poland was invaded by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union in 1939, triggering the beginning of World War II. Yetta was 7 years old.

Yetta was interviewed by Steven Spielberg’s team to create firsthand historical accounts of the Holocaust. These interviews were also used as part of the background research for his 1993 documentary film, Schindler’s List. From this research, Yetta has a four-part DVD of her interviews, of which she has offered to share one thirty-minute section. Her story is historic, compelling, and inspiring. It is also heartbreaking. After viewing the research interview, Yetta will be available to answer questions.

Memo from the 50th Anniversary Luncheon Committee

Joanne Colella: Chairman, Sandi McGee: Co-Chairman

Save the date! We are excited to announce that plans are underway for the Fountain Hill Women's Club 50th Anniversary Gala Luncheon on Saturday, March 9, 2024! This very special "Gold in Them Hills!" event will be held at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort to celebrate 50 golden years of community service and providing scholarships to support women's achievement! Look for more exciting information in the weeks to come about this gala celebration, including details on how to attend, collaborate, donate, and lend your support to this historic celebration. For updates, follow Fountain Hills Women's Club on Facebook or visit www.fountainhillswomensclub.com.


We are happy to announce that the Women's Club has officially been given the opportunity to hold a ribbon cutting with the Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the start of our 50th anniversary year! The event will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, January 18, 2024 on the event patio outside the chamber building. The chamber helps to promote these events, which are free and open to the public, and are attended with great fanfare by chamber ambassadors, chamber members, township officials, and the FH Times. This will be a great chance for us to kick off our anniversary year and distribute info about membership and the March 9 fundraiser. Please mark your calendars and plan to join the festivities! The ribbon cutting begins promptly at noon (so arrive at least a few minutes early) and generally lasts an hour. Light refreshments are also traditionally served by the business or group holding the event, so please contact Joanne Colella at joannecolella@gmail.com if you're willing to contribute any food or beverage items, such vegetable or fruit platters, cookies, cupcakes, sandwich trays, water, wine, etc. for us to offer the attendees.

Highlights from our December Meeting


Book Club

The Book Club will be held on Wednesday, January 24th. The book is "Mad Honey" by Jodi Picoult.

Member Login

The Member Login section of the website is now active. Please log in with your password and check it out. If you do not have the password, please check with Donna Beers. The Bylaws of the club are also published under this section, as well as applications for membership.


December 2023

December Luncheon

When: December 20, 2023
Where: FOUNTAIN HILLS COMMUNITY CENTER 13001 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills
Time. 11:30 a.m. check in
Lunch: 12:00 Noon
Cost: $25.00 for members and guests
Cash or check only. Make checks payable to FHCCA
*Please make your reservation by Friday, December 15, 2023. If you are unable to attend and have not canceled your reservation before the 18th you are responsible for paying the club $25.00.

To RSVP please text Carol Goyena or send an email to carolgoyena@gmail.com. Please reply by Friday, December 15th.

The program for the December meeting will be the Fountain Hills Community Chorus under the direction of Matthew Frable.

The Fountain Hills Community Chorus entertains its audiences with beautiful choral music while providing an enjoyable musical experience for its members. An affiliate of the non-profit Fountain Hills Cultural and Civic Association, the non-audition chorus sings in four-part harmony and is open to anyone who loves to sing.

The Chorus, founded in 1991 by a group of Fountain Hills residents, has concert performances during the spring and holiday seasons with smaller ensembles performing by request at other community functions. Directed by Matthew Frable, Members of the Chorus have also performed at events like the Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, the Anniversary of The Sound of Music in Salzburg Austria, as well as Group Concerts with other Choral Groups who gathered in Hawaii and Ireland.

For more information about the Chorus or to become a member, please visit their website: https://www.fhcc-az.org.

Business Meeting 2023

Nominating Committee

Following our bylaws, a nominating committee consisting of two former Presidents, Pat Ahrens and Linda Miles, along with Donna Beers, our First Vice President submitted a slate of officers for the coming year. Voting of the officers took place at our November business meeting with a formal installation planned for our December meeting.

- President
Phyllis Muhs - 1st Vice President
Patt Canning - 2nd Vice President
Shirley Serey - Treasurer
Kimberly Warneke - Assistant Treasurer
Sandi McGee - Recording Secretary
Linda Ney-Salavitch - Corresponding Secretary (Sunshine)
Carol Goyena - Parliamentarian

Memo from the 50th Anniversary Luncheon Committee

Save the date! We are excited to announce that plans are underway for the Fountain Hill Women's Club 50th Anniversary Gala Luncheon on Saturday, March 9, 2024! This very special "Gold in Them Hills!" event will be held at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort to celebrate 50 golden years of community service and providing scholarships to support women's achievement! Look for more exciting information in the weeks to come about this gala celebration, including details on how to attend, collaborate, donate, and lend your support to this historic celebration. For updates, follow Fountain Hills Women's Club on Facebook or visit www.fountainhillswomensclub.com.

We are happy to announce that the Women's Club has officially been given the opportunity to hold a ribbon cutting with the Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the start of our 50th anniversary year! The event will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, January 18, 2024 on the event patio outside the chamber building. The chamber helps to promote these events, which are free and open to the public, and are attended with great fanfare by chamber ambassadors, chamber members, township officials, and the FH Times. This will be a great chance for us to kick off our anniversary year and distribute info about membership and the March 9 fundraiser. Please mark your calendars and plan to join the festivities! The ribbon cutting begins promptly at noon (so arrive at least a few minutes early) and generally lasts an hour. Light refreshments are also traditionally served by the business or group holding the event, so please contact Joanne Colella at joannecolella@gmail.com if you're willing to contribute any food or beverage items, such vegetable or fruit platters, cookies, cupcakes, sandwich trays, water, wine, etc. for us to offer the attendees.

Our December Board Meeting

At our December board meeting our President Barbara Higgins presented Betty Jo Soehlig and Pat Ahrens (former President) with a yellow rose (a symbol of friendship) for all their years of service in our club. Both members have served in many capacities for numerous roles and their dedication has been appreciated by all club members.

Holiday Tea

On December 7th, our annual Holiday Tea Party was held at the Crown and Glory Tea Room. Our club members were glad to share the holiday festivities together.

Book Club

The Book Club will be held on Wednesday, January 24th. The book is "Mad Honey" by Jodi Picoult.

Member Login

The Member Login section of the website is now active. Please log in with your password and check it out. If you do not have the password, please check with Donna Beers. The Bylaws of the club are also published under this section, as well as applications for membership.

November 2023

November Luncheon

When: November 15, 2023
Where: FOUNTAIN HILLS COMMUNITY CENTER 13001 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills
Time. 11:30 a.m. check in
Lunch: 12:00 Noon
Cost: $25.00 for members and guests
Cash or check only. Make checks payable to FHCCA
*Please make your reservation by Friday, November 10, 2023. If you are unable to attend and have not canceled your reservation before the 13th you are responsible for paying the club $25.00.

To RSVP please text Carol Goyena or send an email to carolgoyena@gmail.com. Please reply by Friday, November 10th.

Please note that after confirming that you are attending but then need to cancel, you will be responsible for cost of the luncheon.

Our speaker for the November meeting will be Marissa Dailey, Library Manager Fountain Hills. Be sure to attend and learn about all the programs that our library has to offer to all residents of Fountain Hills, and perhaps bring a friend.

From books to movies, to take-home science kits—free tickets to your favorite museum! The 15,000 square-foot facility has more than 36,000 items including adult and children’s books, movies, music, audio books and magazines. All Maricopa County Library District cardholders have access to over 14,000,000 different digital items! The combined Library District’s physical collection contains almost 650,000 items that can be requested and checked out at the Fountain Hills Branch.

Extended Hands Food Bank

We will be making our annual donation to the Extended Hands Food Bank at our November Meeting. All members are requested to bring food or cash donations to the meeting. There is a great need this year and all donations are very much appreciated.

Business Meeting 2023

Nominating Committee

Following our bylaws, a nominating committee consisting of two former Presidents, Pat Ahrens and Linda Miles, along with Donna Beers, our First Vice President submitted a slate of officers for the coming year. Voting of the officers will take place at our November business meeting with a formal installation at our December meeting. The nominations are:

- President
Phyllis Muhs - 1st Vice President
Patt Canning - 2nd Vice President
Shirley Serey - Treasurer
Kimberly Warneke - Assistant Treasurer
Sandi McGee - Recording Secretary
Linda Ney-Salavitch - Corresponding Secretary (Sunshine)
Carol Goyena - Parliamentarian

Treasurer report - Pat Ahrens (Treasurer) and Betty Jo Soehlig (Assistant Treasurer)

Holiday Tea

Our Holiday Tea will take place December 7, 2023 at 11am at the Crown and Glory Tea Room in Fountain Hills. Tickets are $50.00, TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT OUR November meeting or by contacting Betty Jo Soehlig at 602 361 5562. Guests are very welcome to join us.

Memo from the 50th Anniversary Luncheon Committee

Save the date! We are excited to announce that plans are underway for the Fountain Hill Women's Club 50th Anniversary Gala Luncheon on Saturday, March 9, 2024! This very special "Gold in Them Hills!" event will be held at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort to celebrate 50 golden years of community service and providing scholarships to support women's achievement! Look for more exciting information in the weeks to come about this gala celebration, including details on how to attend, collaborate, donate, and lend your support to this historic celebration. For updates, follow Fountain Hills Women's Club on Facebook or visit www.fountainhillswomensclub.com.

Book Club

Our October Book Club

The Book Club will be held on Wednesday, December 6th. The book is "The Orchid Thief" by Susan Orlean.

Member Login

The Member Login section of the website is now active. Please log in with your password and check it out. If you do not have the password, please check with Donna Beers. The Bylaws of the club are also published under this section, as well as applications for membership.

October 2023

October Luncheon

When: October 18, 2023
Where: FOUNTAIN HILLS COMMUNITY CENTER 13001 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills
Time. 11:30 a.m. check in
Lunch: 12:00 Noon
Cost: $25.00 for members and guests
Cash or check only. Make checks payable to FHCCA
*Please make your reservation by October 13, 2023. If you are unable to attend and have not canceled your reservation before the 13th you are responsible for paying the club $25.00.

To RSVP please text Carol Goyena or send an email to carolgoyena@gmail.com. Please reply by October 13th.

Please note that after confirming that you are attending but then need to cancel, you will be responsible for cost of the luncheon.

Our speaker for the October program will be former FBI agent Allyn Wright. Be sure to attend this interesting program, and perhaps bring a friend.

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Allyn R. Wright has spent 35+ years in different levels of Fire, Safety and Security. His career began in New Haven, CT. assigned to several nationwide task forces where he received numerous awards and honors. During his tenure in the Fire Service, he rose to the rank as an EMT, Fire Inspector, Fire Investigator, Captain of the Fire Investigation Unit, Assistant Chief and Chief. He received his training and certification from the Connecticut State Police/State Fire Marshal’s Office, the National Fire Academy (FEMA) and the Federal Law Enforcement Center/US Treasury Dept. (ATF).

Mr. Wright was appointed to the Arson/Fraud Task Force and the Presidential Detail for the U.S. Secret Service South Central Region of Connecticut. As well with the FBI/Arson Task Force-New Haven dealing with Church Bombings. He is also an Adjunct Professor for the Connecticut Criminal Law Foundation, Inc. New Haven Police Academy.

Since retiring from the Fire Service, he has focused all of his experience and expertise in the field of Fire, Safety and Security Management. Mr. Wright is a Private Investigator licensed in the State of New York and is employed with Intelligence Options, LLC. New York, N.Y. He is also a 2020 graduate of the FBI Phoenix Citizens Academy and former Director of Community Outreach for the FBI Phoenix Citizens Academy Alumni Association. Currently he is the President of the FBI Phoenix Citizens Academy Alumni.

Nominating Committee 2023

Following our bylaws, a nominating committee consisting of two former Presidents, Pat Ahrens and Linda Miles, along with Donna Beers, our First Vice President, will introduce and submit the slate of officers at our October meeting. Nominations can also be taken from the floor. Voting of the officers will take place at our November business meeting with a formal installation at our December meeting.

Memo from the 50th Anniversary Luncheon Committee

Save the date! We are excited to announce that plans are underway for the Fountain Hill Women's Club 50th Anniversary Gala Luncheon on Saturday, March 9, 2024! This very special "Gold in Them Hills!" event will be held at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort to celebrate 50 golden years of community service and providing scholarships to support women's achievement! Look for more exciting information in the weeks to come about this gala celebration, including details on how to attend, collaborate, donate, and lend your support to this historic celebration. For updates, follow Fountain Hills Women's Club on Facebook or visit www.fountainhillswomensclub.com.

Book Club

Our September Book Club - hosted by Phyllis Crump

The Book Club will be held on Wednesday, October 25th. The book is "The Secret Life of Sunflowers" by Marta Molnar.

We welcome new members to the club. If you are interested in joining click here for the Fountain Hills Women’s Club Membership Application PDF. You can complete the application and send to fountainhillswomensclub@gmail.com.

Member Login

The Member Login section of the website is now active. Please log in with your password and check it out. If you do not have the password, please check with Donna Beers. The Bylaws of the club are also published under this section, as well as applications for membership.

September 2023

Welcome Back!

When: September 20, 2023
Where: FOUNTAIN HILLS COMMUNITY CENTER 13001 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills
Time. 11:30 a.m. check in
Lunch: 12:00 Noon
Cost: $25.00 for members and guests
Cash or check only. Make checks payable to FHCCA
*Please make your reservation by September 16, 2023. If you are unable to attend and have not canceled your reservation before the 16th you are responsible for paying the club $25.00.

To RSVP please text Carol Goyena or send an email to carolgoyena@gmail.com. Please reply by September 16th.

Please note that after confirming that you are attending but then need to cancel, you will be responsible for cost of the luncheon.

Memo from the 50th Anniversary Luncheon Committee

Save the date! We are excited to announce that plans are underway for the Fountain Hill Women's Club 50th Anniversary Gala Luncheon on Saturday, March 9, 2024! This very special "Gold in Them Hills!" event will be held at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort to celebrate 50 golden years of community service and providing scholarships to support women's achievement! Look for more exciting information in the weeks to come about this gala celebration, including details on how to attend, collaborate, donate, and lend your support to this historic celebration. For updates, follow Fountain Hills Women's Club on Facebook or visit www.fountainhillswomensclub.com.

Book Club

The Book Club will be held on Wednesday, September 27th. The book is "The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion.

We welcome new members to the club. If you are interested in joining click here for the Fountain Hills Women’s Club Membership Application PDF. You can complete the application and send to fountainhillswomensclub@gmail.com.

Volunteers needed for 15th Annual Make a Difference Day To all Clubs and Organizations in Fountain Hills: Please pass this on if you are not the contact for your Club or Organization- Thank you! Our 15th Annual “Make a Difference Day” is Saturday October 21st, 2023. Make a Difference Day is a morning where Volunteers are invited to help the most vulnerable residents in our community by providing four hours of Volunteer service at designated work projects. The town is seeking assistance from residents to come out and show our neighbors that “Fountain Hills is the small town with a big heart”. Work projects include kitchen deep cleaning, garage organization, patio cleaning, building wheelchair ramps, minor interior and exterior home repairs, weed control, landscaping trimming, Town Planting Projects and more. Volunteers range from Cub and Daisy scouts to Active Seniors. All interested individuals and groups are encouraged to register.

Please visit www.fountainhillsaz.gov/madd to register today.
Deadline for Volunteer Registration is Friday, October 13th.
Does your club or organization know someone who could benefit from Make a Difference Day? Please let us know- The Deadline for Make a Difference Day Residential Work Project Registration is Thursday, August 31st.
Please do not hesitate to call with any questions, 480-816-5108. Thank you,
Kim Wickland
Volunteer Supervisor
Town of Fountain Hills
p: (480) 816-5108
a: 13001 N. La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
w: www.fountainhillsaz.gov
E: kwickland@fountainhillsaz.gov

Member Login

The Member Login section of the website is now active. Please log in with your password and check it out. If you do not have the password, please check with Donna Beers. The Bylaws of the club are also published under this section, as well as applications for membership.

May 2023

Our Scholarship awards were presented at our May Luncheon on May 17th. Many thanks to the committee, led by Leslie Hermansen and working with her were Phyllis Muhs and Cindi Brubaker. Seven women and two students won the award and were presented with a white rose.

Stay tuned for information about the celebration of our 50th anniversary in February of 2024. We are working on preliminary plans that would include a generous benefactor to help us celebrate this milestone and continue our goals.

From left to right: Michelle Myatt, Elle Young, Skyler Pond, Leslie Hermansen, Phyllis Muhs, Kailey Brown, Tracy Perry, and Schuyler Fitzkee. Not pictured: Elizabeth Smout, Megan Hart, and Molly Drought

A look back at our April Meeting

April 2023

Click here for the 2023 Fountain Hills Women’s Club Scholarship Application PDF

FHWC’s SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS FAST APPROACHING

The Fountain Hills Women’s Club awards scholarships every year to women returning to school and to women continuing their education. Since 1994, FHWC has awarded 128 scholarships to women in the amount of $223,000. Last year, FHWC awarded more than $13,000.

Applicants must be at least 23 years of age and must either reside in or be employed in Fountain Hills. The application can be downloaded from this website by clicking here. The deadline for submission is April 10. If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Hermansen at lesliehermansen@msn.com.


Pictured at last year’s award luncheon

The Fountain Hills Women's Club April luncheon will be on Wednesday, April 19th at the Community Center at 11:30am with lunch served at 12:00pm. Luncheon cost will be $25 cash or check. Please make checks payable to FHCCA.

To RSVP please text Carol Goyena or send an email to carolgoyena@gmail.com. Please reply by Friday, April 14th. Please note that after confirming that you are attending but then need to cancel, you will be responsible for cost of the luncheon.

Stephenie Bjorkman is our speaker for the April meeting.

Stephenie is a lot like the jewelry she sells: colorful, fresh, smart, and always evolving. Like the native gemstones her store is known for, she’s an Arizona original. And as the CEO and president of Sami Fine Jewelry, she is building on the company’s reputation for consistently delighting customers.

Stephenie never expected to sell jewelry, much less run a store ranked among the top in the industry. When Sami Jack, her mother, became ill, Stephenie joined the family business.

They made a formidable team, and Stephenie soon discovered a talent for attracting customers’ attention. Her promotions and in-store events have earned her the title “Queen of Marketing” from Indesign, a magazine covering high-end American designer jewelry retailers. Instore, the industry’s leading trade publication, named Sami Fine Jewelry one of America’s Coolest Stores in 2008.

In 2013, Sami retired, handing the reins to her daughter. As CEO and president, Stephenie maintains the blue-ribbon standards that have distinguished Sami Fine Jewelry for years.

Stephenie will be discussing American gemstone jewelry. She has the first and only American gemstone jewelry gallery in the world.

Her mother Sami Jack, a long time FHWC member and now an honorary member, plans to attend this meeting. Perhaps she will help us learn more about our club as we celebrate our 50th year in 2024.

Book Club

The Book Club will be held on Wednesday, April 26th. The book is "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens.

We welcome new members to the club. If you are interested in joining click here for the Fountain Hills Women’s Club Membership Application PDF. You can complete the application and send to fountainhillswomensclub@gmail.com.

Member Login

The Member Login section of the website is now active. Please log in with your password and check it out. If you do not have the password, please check with Donna Beers. The Bylaws of the club are also published under this section, as well as applications for membership.

A look back at our March Meeting


A tour of the River of Time Museum
Cheryl Ponzo, Community Center Program Coordinator

March 2023

Click here for the 2023 Fountain Hills Women’s Club Scholarship Application PDF

The Fountain Hills Women's Club March luncheon will be on Wednesday, March 15th at the Community Center at 11:30am with lunch served at 12:00pm. Luncheon cost will be $25 cash or check. Please make checks payable to FHCCA.

To RSVP please text Carol Goyena or send an email to carolgoyena@gmail.com. Please reply by Friday, March 10th. Please note that after confirming that you are attending but then need to cancel, you will be responsible for cost of the luncheon.


Our March program will be presented by Cheryl Ponzo, the Community Center Program Coordinator. will share with us the many activities that are offered throughout the year and what goes into the planning process. The Fountain Hills Community Center is the hub of our beautiful town. Throughout the day it is buzzing with excitement through the programs, presentations, and special events that are offered. Have you ever wondered what takes place at our Community Center? It is a place where friendships are made, and truly everyone knows your name.

Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show

Plans for our annual fund raiser are in full swing. The Desert Derby Fashion and luncheon will take place on April 2, 2023 at Adero Resort. Members will be contacting local merchants for support. This event has given us the opportunity to support local non profit organizations such as the building of the FH Community center, the library, the FH Community Theater and offering scholarships to high school seniors and women who want to complete their studies.

Book Club

The Book Club will be held on Wednesday, March 22nd. The book is "Beautiful Country" by Qian Julie Wang.

We welcome new members to the club. If you are interested in joining click here for the Fountain Hills Women’s Club Membership Application PDF. You can complete the application and send to fountainhillswomensclub@gmail.com.

Member Login

The Member Login section of the website is now active. Please log in with your password and check it out. If you do not have the password, please check with Donna Beers. The Bylaws of the club are also published under this section, as well as applications for membership.

A look back at our February Meeting


February 2023

Click here for the 2023 Fountain Hills Women’s Club Scholarship Application PDF

The Fountain Hills Women's Club February luncheon will be on Wednesday, February 15th at the Community Center at 11:30am with lunch served at 12:00pm. Luncheon cost will be $25 cash or check. Please make checks payable to FHCCA.

To RSVP please text Carol Goyena or send an email to carolgoyena@gmail.com. Please reply by Friday, February 10th. Please note that after confirming that you are attending but then need to cancel, you will be responsible for cost of the luncheon.


Our February program will be presented by Lynn Truby has been a music educator in Arizona for over 25 years. She is in her second year at Skyline High School in Mesa where directs the Honor Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band and Marching Band. Lynn spent the first twenty years in AZ at Fountain Hills High School where she was the Fine Arts Dept Head and Director of Instrumental and Vocal Music. She took a music program that was in complete disarray and transformed it into award-winning music groups for their symphonic band, marching band, jazz band, concert choir and jazz choir. She took the Fighting Flock of Falcon Fury to win the AZ State Marching Band Championships in 2018. Lynn enjoys teaching music and leadership to students and has had many former students in leadership roles at all three state university marching bands over the years! She has led several student FH Sister Cities trips overseas and has performed with her music groups both here in the US and internationally. Lynn also plays french horn with the Salt River Brass. Her love of music and for teaching is apparent by her students who she motivates to always be their best self and to persevere!

Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show

Plans for our annual fund raiser are in full swing. The Desert Derby Fashion and luncheon will take place on April 2, 2023 at Adero Resort. Members will be contacting local merchants for support. This event has given us the opportunity to support local non profit organizations such as the building of the FH Community center, the library, the FH Community Theater and offering scholarships to high school seniors and women who want to complete their studies.

Book Club

The Book Club will be held on Wednesday, February 22nd. The book is "The Indigo Girl: A Novel" by Natasha Boyd.

We welcome new members to the club. If you are interested in joining click here for the Fountain Hills Women’s Club Membership Application PDF. You can complete the application and send to fountainhillswomensclub@gmail.com.

Member Login

The Member Login section of the website is now active. Please log in with your password and check it out. If you do not have the password, please check with Donna Beers. The Bylaws of the club are also published under this section, as well as applications for membership.

A look back at our January Meeting


Presented by the River of Time Museum Cherie Koss, Executive Director, Linda McThrall, Director of Development and our actress Susie Veech.

January 2023

The Fountain Hills Women's Club January luncheon will be on Wednesday, January 18th at the Community Center at 11:30am with lunch served at 12:00pm. Luncheon cost will be $25 cash or check. Please make checks payable to FHCCA.


Our January program will be presented by Cherie Koss, Director of the River of Time Museum. The presentation will include an introduction to the newly renovated and rebranded River of Time, upcoming programs and opportunities and a visit by a special guest from the past.

To RSVP please text Carol Goyena or send an email to carolgoyena@gmail.com. Please reply by Friday, January 13th. Please note that after confirming that you are attending but then need to cancel, you will be responsible for cost of the luncheon.

Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show

Plans for our annual fund raiser are in full swing. The Desert Derby Fashion and luncheon will take place on April 2, 2023 at Adero Resort. Members will be contacting local merchants for support. This event has given us the opportunity to support local non profit organizations such as the building of the FH Community center, the library, the FH Community Theater and offering scholarships to high school seniors and women who want to complete their studies.

Book Club

The Book Club will be held on Wednesday, January 25th. The book is "Of Windmills and War" by Diane Moody

We welcome new members to the club. If you are interested in joining click here for the Fountain Hills Women’s Club Membership Application PDF. You can complete the application and send to fountainhillswomensclub@gmail.com.

The Member Login section of the website is now active. Please log in with your password and check it out. If you do not have the password, please check with Donna Beers. The Bylaws of the club are also published under this section, as well as applications for membership.

Gallery

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Contact

For any information or questions please contact us at our email address fountainhillswomensclub@gmail.com or contact Patt Canning.

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