November/December 2016

Hi, All,

This weekend we will roll our clocks back 1 hour for daylight savings. That means winter is right around the corner. As our days get shorter, I hope you can get all your outdoor activities done before our first snowfall. I also hope you all had a chance to enjoy this beautiful fall weather we have been having.

For all you Cubs fans out there, our day has finally come. After 108 years of waiting for a championship title, we are able to celebrate the winning of the World Series. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend game 4 at Wrigley Field last weekend. Wow, was Chicago crazy and fun. Hey, Chicago, what do you say?? Go, Cubs, Go!!

Please join us on Thursday December 1st at The Tavern on 50th Street in West Des Moines for our December social. We are doing another sip and paint with one of our members, Meg. We did this two years ago, and it was a lot of fun. It was a little crowded two years ago, so we have moved the venue this year. We will have plenty of room as well as pizza and appetizers to enjoy while we paint.

Our Charity of the Year for 2016 is Make-A-Wish (Iowa chapter). The votes were tight, and Make-A-Wish only won by 1 extra vote. The other charity in the running was Youth Emergency Shelter Services (YESS). Maybe next year we can support that great organization. Please remember to bring your checkbooks on December 1st to donate to Make-A-Wish, if you want to. MWN will try to match the funds our members contribute as well.

See you all soon!!             Sherri Johnson, President


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