Newsletter December 2019

A message from WPF President, Anne Smith

Anne SmithBlink, Blink, the December holidays are here. It’s truly my favorite time of
the year. We have the MiBox full of lighted Christmas Balls, extensions cords, and Christmas lights in front of the house. We have installed about 40 balls, only 20 more to go. Once the workshop is over, the utility trailer will park out front, and the food collection will begin. The Sunset Hills’ food drive received national attention this year from Reader’s Digest naming Sunset Hills, the nicest place in NC. I’m excited about the Shine the Light on Hunger Campaign, but it doesn’t happen without the participation of the community. And truly it is a giving back project for the entire city. Thanks to all of you who come by, drop off food, or help in any way.

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December Meeting

Annual Business Meeting

Wednesday ~ Dec. 11 12:30 to 1:30 pm Starmount Forest CC
1 Sam Snead Drive Greensboro


What’s for lunch?

  • Spinach salad with tomatoes, egg, and mushrooms
  • Sides of warm bacon vinaigrette and balsamic dressings
  • Coq au vin style chicken thighs with pearl onions and bacon
  • Parsley red bliss potatoes
  • Roasted Brussels sprouts with apple
  • Crusty baguettes and whipped butter
  • Fruit salad
  • Chef’s choice dessert

Books & Arts

Save the Date! Books & Arts Annual Planning Meeting
Monday, Jan. 27th, 6:30 @ Kris Landrum’s
704 Plummer Drive

Join us and be part of the planning for 2020 activities!

Women of Wall Street

WOW Investment Club

Jan. 17-20 NYC!Jan. 23 Holiday Party
Feb. 20 Business Mtg

The WOW Investment Club will NOT meet in December as we are all quite busy with the holidays. We open the club for new members once a year in January. If you are interested in joining the club or adding to your share, please contact Peggy Ward at or by phone at 336-337-5286.

Book Club

The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

Tuesday, December 3, 7pm
@ Jane Hewitt’s Home, 6 Ashton Square, Greensboro

Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington to Los Angeles in time for Christmas. Forced to travel by train, he begins a journey of rude awakenings, thrilling adventures, and holiday magic. He has no idea that the locomotives pulling him across America will actually take him into the rugged terrain of his own heart, as he rediscovers people’s essential goodness and someone very special he believed he had lost.
RSVP to Jane at or 336-312-0200.

Blowing Rock Summer Trip July 23-26, 2020

We have a great group of 13 women signed up for our annual summer trip to Blowing Rock. This trip includes the opportunity to enjoy the Blowing Rock Tour of Homes and the Chetola outdoor concert. We have booked two great houses within easy driving distance from downtown. If you like hiking and/or shopping, dining out, and chilling with friends, plus the opportunity to attend a concert and the home show, this is the trip for you!

The housing cost will be approximately $160 per person for the three nights. Cost of the concert and home tour will be around $80.

To reserve your spot, contact Kris Landrum ( and send a check for the deposit of $80 to Kris at 704 Plummer Drive, Greensboro, 27410.

Dining Out

See you 2020!
We’re taking December off. Enjoy the holidays!

Working Moms

Tuesday, December 17, 4:30pm
Printworks Bistro, 702 Green Valley Road

Join other Working Moms as we gather at a special time for holiday fun and cheer! We will be doing
a wine and funny cocktail napkin exchange! RSVP to Marlee Foster at or text 336-235-1596.

WhINE Divas

Sparkly Holiday Party Thursday
December 12, 6:30pm @ Maria Hanlin’s Home, 5609 Tower Road

Maria is collaborating with Pam Barrett and Anne Smith to make this a Sparkling celebration, complete with holiday decorations and lots of cheer and sparkling wines. You are invited to wear “something sparkly” to join in the festive spirit! Bring $10 to cover wine costs and your favorite little dessert. There will be a “Dirty Santa” gift swap, so bring a wine-themed, wrapped gift ($15 or under) and we’ll play while we party!