Officers & Board Members
Executive Board Members and Officers for 2019–2020

Co-President: Shirley Woods
Laura Namnoun
Danielle Mandeville
Renee Kowal

Committee Chairpersons for 2019–2020

Marketing & Communication: Christine French

MembershipColleen Gosselin, Gretchin Bade, Karen Velleman

Friendship DinnersKaren Velleman

Finance CommitteePat Bouwer

Winter WonderlandGinny Moriarty

Ridge Run 5K Lynn Landolina, Shirley Woods 

Empty BowlsGabriella Prescott, Sarah Hargest

Senior LunchShirley Woods

ScholarshipsLynn Landolina

Designer Bag BingoLaura Namnoun, Shirley Woods




Purpose: To determine disbursements of funds at the conclusion of the club year.

Chairperson: Pat Bouwer



Purpose: To solicit prospective new members, collect dues and plan the October Membership Dinner.  Annual dues of $30 are to be paid by all returning and newly installed members by the October Meeting.  This committee is also responsible for updating the club brochure.

Chairpersons: Colleen Gosselin, Gretchin Bade, Karen Velleman



Purpose: To notify the media of the club’s activities and to promote awareness of the club’s donations and community service projects to our town.  The chairperson also works with the club's committees to provide publicity for events.

Chairperson: Committee Heads/Executive Board



Purpose: The club awards educational grants to East Granby High School seniors who plan to attend an institute of higher learning.  Applications are submitted to the Scholarship Committee, which is comprised of a chairperson, two club members and the club President.  Applications are reviewed anonymously and awards are presented at the graduation in June.  The club also awards grants to parents of preschoolers to enable their child to attend a preschool program in town.

Chairperson: Lynn Landolina


5k Ridge Run

Purpose: This event is held in April and is open to runners of all ages. Responsibilities include contacting local businesses to sponsor the event, setting up the registration site and working with the town to secure the appropriate permits and resources.   All proceeds go back to the community with donations to our seniors, schools and citizens in need.

Chairpersons: Lynn Landolina, Shirley Woods


Designer Bag Bingo

Purpose: This event is held in March and is a fun event for women of all ages. WCEG members sell tickets and solicit donations for a raffle.   All proceeds go back to the community with donations to our seniors, schools and citizens in need.

Chairpersons: Laura Namnoonn, Shirley Woods


Winter Wonderland

Purpose: This event is held on a Saturday in December. It is open to all children from birth to 12..  The Fair includes games/prizes, crafts, refreshments, bake table, some fund-raising items and of course a visit with Santa!

Chairperson: Ginny Moriarty


Friendship Dinners

Purpose: This position coordinates providing meals to club members in need.

Chairperson: Karen Velleman


Empty Bowls 

Purpose: In collaboration with Friend to Friend, help coordinate the Empty Bowls benefit.  This includes working with the donations committee to assist in obtaining soup donations, submitting the registration form to Talk Turkey in August, help with signs and getting assistance to set-up and serve the soups on the day of the event.

Chairperson: Gabiella Prescott, Sarah Hargest


Senior Luncheons 

Purpose: To provide kitchen help for the Senior Citizen Club's luncheons, held on the second Friday of each month at the East Granby Community Center.    

Chairperson: Shirley Woods



Purpose: To solicit donations of goods, services or money from businesses and individuals in order to support the clubs fund-raising events and community service projects.

Chairperson: All club members