The Activities Committee plans fun and informational activities for MPWC members that follow our general meeting. Some examples of activities are trivia, bingo and fashion shows. For informational programs, we have had speakers on estate planning, senior driving, women’s health speaker and a local author. The overall intent of activities is to foster fun and friendship among members. On occasion, social activities are planned, such as day trips, museum visits, or cooking classes.
The Communications Committee provides information to the MPWC members at the request of the President or other designated committee members in consultation with the President. Information provided covers a broad spectrum of publicity that promotes the Club and its efforts. The committee provides publicity covering the activities of the Club to the local community. Publicity is also provided through social media forums, including Facebook and the website blog. The Club historian preserves the history of the members and their activities. The webmaster monitors the Club’s web site to assure information is current. The committee also maintains a member database used for communicating information to members.
Fundraising is done through our annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair that supports charitable activities. Directory Ad sales efforts, part of our member directory, support scholarships for Clay High senior girls. The annual luminary fundraiser held in December, known as “Light Up Magnolia”, also supports scholarships for Clay High senior girls. The Charity Drive is an opportunity for all Magnolia Point residents to support MPWC’s charitable giving opportunities.
Green Cove Springs Schools is a committee in support of Charles E. Bennett Elementary, Bannerman Alternative, Green Cove Springs Junior High and Clay High through its school liaisons. In the past, MPWC has provided school supplies, hygiene items and equipment.
The Grants Committee is responsible for seeking grants that provide funds to support our charitable efforts. In the past, MPWC has received grants from Clay Electric, Wawa, Publix, Elks BPOE 1892, Reinhold Foundation and Comcast.
The Membership Committee identifies and welcomes new Magnolia Point residents, identifies potential new Club members, and encourages participation in our Club. The committee is comprised of Hospitality that visits and provides community information to all new residents; Sunshine that provides comfort at times of illness and other occasions through cards and solicitations of all kinds; and Helping Hands that provides meals for members who have expressed a need.
The Scholarship Committee annually solicits applications, and reviews and selects deserving Clay High senior girls to award MPWC scholarships.
Maggie’s Meals is a committee that provides food to hungry children and their siblings at Charles E. Bennett Elementary (CEB) School who have been identified by faculty and staff to have little or no food over the weekend.
Special Projects are carried out or supported on an as needed basis as part of MPWC charitable giving efforts. For example, MPWC has supported Kans4K9s, collecting paper bags for Waste Not Want Not, diapers and wipes for Way Free Medical Clinic, eyeglasses for the Lions Club, men’s pants and shoes for the Vineyard Transitional Shelter. MPWC also directly donates to causes like the Northeast Florida Camp Cadets, Hope Therapy, Special Olympics, Clay County Rescue Mission, Green Cove Springs Library and Shadowlawn Elementary.