Interest groups within PNCWA welcome members with shared hobbies and interests. These groups offer members unique opportunities for friendship, sharing, and learning. The Interest Group Fair at the Fall Luncheon allows all interested persons the opportunity to meet the chairperson of each group, to see group meeting schedules, and to sign up to participate. If you would like to join one of the interest groups below, please contact the appropriate chairperson listed. Membership in PNCWA is required prior to joining an interest group.
Co-Chairs: Mary Gish, 219-874-6641, email@example.com
and Cindee Schroll, 219-871-4675, firstname.lastname@example.org
New group! - In the Round is a community of knitters and crocheters who encourage and support one another through fellowship. At each meeting members can work on their own projects, learn new stitches, get support to troubleshoot patterns, improve their technical skills and much, much, more. We welcome new knitters and crocheters to join us.
Our meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month on the PNC campus, room LSF060 at 6:00 PM. As a group we support women undergoing chemo therapy with knitted objects.
Look for us on Ralvery.com and join our group, In the Round.
YOU ARE WORTH IT!
Chair: Deb Pratt, 785-5486, email@example.com
Are you interested in environmental health issues? Do you ever think about what you are putting on and in your bodies? If so this group is for you. The You are Worth It! interest group was formed so women of all ages could get together to discover, discuss, and delve into the interaction between environmental toxins and women’s health. Do you want to take charge and be empowered by the little changes you can make to become more health conscious? We will meet face-to-face 4 times a year (fall, winter, spring, and summer) and meet anytime online. Check out You are Worth It! blog site at http://pncwaurwi.blogspot.com/.
Co-Chairs: Joan Wisniewski, 785-2765, firstname.lastname@example.org
and Susan Bagby, 872-7126, email@example.com
The Nature/Gardening Interest Group meets April through August to monitor 12 bluebird houses on the Westville campus. Members alternate weeks to gather and check the progress at each of the houses and record their findings to share with PNCWA and with the Potawatomi Audubon Society. New members are always welcome and are paired with more experienced birders to learn how to identify not only birds, but the differences in nests and eggs. By monitoring the bluebird houses, we enjoy a leisurely walk around the beautiful campus and also help our feathered friends.
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP GROUP
Chair: Martha Garcia-Saenz, 785-5522, firstname.lastname@example.org
The International Friendship Group gathers to celebrate women as they share culture, traditions, and friendship. Local residents, who have emigrated to the U.S., share stories of their home countries and traditions and talk about life in the United States. Light refreshments are served with each program.
Chair: Lynne Reglein, 926-5587, email@example.com
Sew-Bee-It was formed to foster the art of quilting and to encourage, through education, a high standard of design and technique of quilting's various forms. Our quilters represent the largest of the women's interest groups, and members have been attracted from all surrounding cities and rural areas. A mentoring program is in place to encourage new quilters and support existing quilters with their projects. At each meeting, members demonstrate techniques and share challenges. Our diversity of quilting fundamentals and expertise contribute to the ingenuity and growth of the individual's experience. As a group, we make and donate quilts for community projects such as young mothers, County Home, Police/Fire Vehicles to comfort in tragedies, the Chesterton Resale Shop for the Relay for Life, Catholic Charities, needy newborns and others. We also encourage others to join us for our All-Day Comfort Quilt Sews held twice a year. Meetings are normally held the 2nd Saturday each month from 9:00-12:00. Check the PNC calendar for specifics and any date changes or contact Lynne Reglein.