I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer here on the Outer Banks!  There is a lot going on now that COVID restrictions have been eased and everyone is out and about more. As the summer goes on, your officers, committee chairs, and friends are working to prepare an exciting year for WADWCC. This includes planning for face-to-face meetings and luncheons held at the Club!

Please add these dates to your calendar:
August 25, WADWCC Board Meeting, 3:00PM at the Club.
Committee reports are due to Mary Lou Hoffert, Robin Hearne and me by Monday, Aug. 23.

September 1, WADWCC Business Meeting and Luncheon, 11:00AM at the Club.
Our September Meeting will be a social event, designed to give us an opportunity to visit with each other, meet our new members, and simply enjoy each other’s company after being apart for so long. I’m looking forward to seeing all of our WADWCC members there!

President, Mary Ahearn

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
Updated membership directories will be provided to members in November. Please contact me if you have any changes to your current directory information. If you are celebrating your 80th birthday during 2021, and are eligible for honorary membership in WADWCC, please let me know. Dues for 2021-2022 will be billed to members’ DWCC accounts in September. New members are always welcome! Contact Michele Maslak at 913-226- 2527 or michelemaslak@gmail.com

Blood Drive – Patty Nelson
The Blood Drive at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church is scheduled for Tuesday, August 10th from 10am-4pm and Wednesday, August 11th from Noon-6pm. We have enough volunteers for both days, but please, if you are able to give blood please come GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE! If you have any questions, please email me at patty8523@gmail.com or call me at 252-715-1120.

September Programs – JoAnn Small & Ginger Webster
WELCOME CELEBRATION! Please join us as we re-connect in person! Let’s meet, mingle, and have fun! You will also see a sneak peak of programs to come!

Literary Duck Book and Movie Club – Ellen Kruse
Literary Ducks is not meeting in August and is currently selecting our new season of titles. We will meet again‪ on Monday, September 20. Book to be announced soon!

Birding Club – Chris Buchanan
The Birding Club is taking a break for the summer. We will resume birding in the fall.

Walking Club – Rose Halloran & Pat Smith
The Walking Club will resume updates next month.

Dog Walking Club – Diane Rohan along with Augie & Pippa
The Dog Walking Club is still on hiatus through the dog days of summer!

Kayaking Club – Carol Riggin
The Kayaking Club has attempted some trips this summer, but weather has interfered with our plans! We are hoping to schedule another trip soon. Information will be sent once the plans are set.

Bike Club — Sally Hotchkiss
The WADWCC Bike Club met on Fridays, September-May. We were faced with wet road surfaces, rain, wind and the logistics of a “fair” starting point. However, we still managed to ride about a dozen times with group size ranging from 3 to 8 riders.  

There is interest from riders to continue this coming year. If anyone in addition to Elisa and me are willing to help coordinate Friday rides, please let us know. We figured out a starting point and schedule for collecting other riders as we rode the first mile. All rides were in Southern Shores but always interested in other ideas.

Happy Pedaling…

Food For Thought – Judi Flakowicz
Packing will begin mid to late September once school is reopened. If you would like to be on our email list to volunteer to pack, contact me at jflakowicz@gmail.com.