I am writing this when the temperature here on our beach is 36 degrees and the winds have topped out at 42mph! I hope that it has warmed up a bit by the time you are reading this in February! If not, bundle up, light a fire, get a good book, and enjoy!

Due to the increase in Covid cases in the Outer Banks, the WADWCC board has decided to continue our Zoom meetings for at least one more month. As a result, our meeting on February 3rd will again be virtual. We will have women members from the USCG Station Oregon Inlet share stories about the rescue service and its work to keep on those on the water safe. We encourage you to invite your spouses and friends to attend this very timely presentation with you. I will also send out the recording of the meeting so those of you who are away during the winter month can enjoy the meeting at your leisure. I hope to see all of you around the club or on a warmer day, around the fire pit!

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
In the absence of monthly luncheon meetings, 2021-2022 membership directories are available for pick up in the DWCC office. Please stop by to obtain your copy this month, if you have not done so already! If you have an interest in becoming a member of WADWCC, contact me by phone (913-226-2527) or by email michelemaslak@gmail.com. New members are always welcome!

Food For Thought – Judi Flakowicz
If you have any toiletries you would like to donate, please leave them in a bag in the lady’s locker room with my name on them. Any size will be appreciated! If you are interested in learning more about Food for Thought, please contact Judi for information.

Marathon Bridge Club – Judy Copeman
Marathon Bridge is underway and will run through August. Contact Judy Copeman at jcopeman@verizon.net for any questions.

Kayaking Club – Carol Riggin
The Kayaking Club is planned to resume in the spring. However, if it looks like we will have a stretch of warm weather in February, we may try to sneak in a paddle. If you have questions or would like to get on the kayaking email list, reach out to Carol Riggin at carol.riggin@gmail.com.

Bike Club — Sally Hotchkiss
The Biking Club will reorganize in the spring. Please contact Sally Hotchkiss, sallyhotchkiss@yahoo.com if you would like to receive club emails.

Program – JoAnn Small & Ginger Webster
In January, Meg Puckett, Herd Manager for the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, presented an interesting and informative program about the unique Banker horses of Corolla. We learned about results from DNA testing, some of the challenges the Herd currently faces, and work underway by this organization to responsibly manage the Herd and promote the continued preservation of their habitat on the northern Outer Banks. We also learned about ways that we can support these efforts. For more information, visit www.corollawildhorses.com or email meg@corollawildhorses.com.

Semper Paratus
Always Ready – The US Coast Guard is recognized worldwide as a leader in the field of Search and Rescue (SAR). Minimizing the loss of life, injury, or property damage by rendering aid to persons in distress is one of the Coast Guard’s oldest missions. Members of the USCG Station Oregon Inlet will share their stories and videos of rescue service. The February program will be open to spouses and guests!

Literary Duck Book and Movie Club – Ellen Kruse
Our February meeting will be on Monday, February 21. We begin at 10:30 with optional lunch to follow. We will discuss GRANDMA GATEWAY’S WALK by Ben Montgomery. Our facilitator will be Mary Lou Hoffert. An email will be sent to all members. If you’d like to join us, please contact Ellen Kruse erileyk@aol.com or 301-633-4760.

Birthday Luncheons — Dorothy Green & Kathy Sanborn
The January birthday luncheon will be held at Duck Woods Country Club on January 25th at noon. The luncheon is being coordinated by Kathy Dils and Sarah Dils.

Birding Club – Chris Buchanan
The Birding Club will take a break until spring. Contact Chris Buchanan at ccbuchanan77@gmail.com if you would like to receive club emails.

Walking Club – Rose Halloran & Pat Smith
The Walking Club will resume in February. Weather permitting, we will start back up on the 1st or 8th of February. Contact Pat Smith prsmith54@verizon.net to be added to the email list.

Paparazzi – Barbara Anne Williams
If you have any pictures from WADWCC events, please send them to me. Also remember to take pictures at any event and send them to me!

Dog Walking Club – Diane Rohan
The Dog Walking Club is in a winter hiatus until the weather behaves itself. We may meet in February if we have some nice weather. If would like to be added to the email list, contact Diane Rohan at dianerohan3@gmail.com.