There is excitement in the air! The ospreys are back! With many of us getting vaccines, some of the weight of the past year is beginning to lift, helped along by longer and warmer days!

WADWCC clubs will be up and running in full force during the spring. Kayaking trips and bike rides, which have been on a hiatus during the winter, will be starting back up. Spring is also a great time to join in with the walking, bird watching or dog walking clubs. Contact a club leader if you need any information.

Mark your calendar for our April 7th program. Carl Curnutte, Executive Director of the Elizabethan Gardens, will go in-depth on butterflies and explain how to attract them to our gardens.

Looking forward to seeing you all this Spring!

President, Carol Riggin

Corresponding Secretary – Jeannette Grimes
If you know of any member who would appreciate a note of sympathy, support or recovery, please contact Jeannette Grimes at jgrimes1@centurylink.net

Membership – Michele Maslak
New members are always welcome! Please reach out to me with questions or interest. (michelemaslak@gmail.com)

Programs – Bobbie Perry
Since our March meeting, many of us are rethinking a piece of history as we learned it in school. Scott Dawson, a native of Buxton, presented a compelling argument that the Lost Colonists were never lost but migrated to Hatteras Island and assimilated with the Croatoan Indians there. He displayed several archaeological artifacts unearthed in that area that prove the existence of English residents in the 16th century. More intriguing details of Mr. Dawson’s research are documented in his book “The Lost Colony and Hatteras Island.”

We are so happy to welcome back our friend Carl Curnutte to our April meeting to share his expertise about butterflies! As Executive Director of the Elizabethan Gardens, Carl will tell us about the Butterfly House there and about its scheduled releases of these gorgeous creatures. He will also give us valuable tips on attracting butterflies to the beautiful gardens that we are all creating from ideas given by our January and February program presenters!

Food Pantry – Judy Copeman
The Pantry is looking for some computer savvy people to help with an upcoming project to create an online shopping site for clients. If interested in this or other volunteer opportunities, please contact us at 261-2756.

Food For Thought – Judi Flakowicz
Food for Thought was able to buy 38 Food Lion gift cards with the $715 we raised at our Spread the Love event.

Dare County students will return to school on March 1 which means we no longer need to provide volunteers for food bag distribution. We will continue to pack following Covid guidelines on Wednesdays. We have enough packing volunteers for the month of March, and I will ask for volunteers for April – June as soon as I get the schedule. If you would like to be on the FFT email list, please let me know at jflakowicz@gmail.com

Literary Duck Book and Movie Club – Ellen Kruse & Marilyn Connaughton
Literary Ducks Book and movie Club will meet on Monday April 19, at 10:30 AM. Our April selection is WHISKEY IN A TEACUP by Reese Witherspoon. Our discussion facilitator will be Mary Lou Hoffert. The meeting will be via ZOOM and a link will be sent to members shortly before the meeting date. Any questions contact Ellen Kruse.

Welcome Wagon – Patty Nelson
We are really excited to “welcome” Lisa Schulz and Robert Gonsa to the club!

Communications/Cookbook – Dee Lewis
The Tasty Treasures cookbook has generated an additional 14 sales with a net profit to WADWCC of $75.52. Total profit from LULU sales to date is $284.90. The book is available at LULU bookstore.