Semiahmoo Women’s Club hosting holiday boutique and craft fair

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The Semiahmoo Women’s Club (SWC) will be hosting its annual holiday boutique and craft fair on Friday, December 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Open to the public, the event will take place at Semiahmoo Resort and will feature a craft fair with more than 20 vendors, as well as a performance at 1 p.m. by the Blaine High School choir.

A $35 buffet luncheon will also be available with a reservation. The deadline to reserve lunch tickets is Sunday, December 1. To RSVP for the buffet, contact Tracey Mattoon at mattoon900@comcast.net or Sally Webb at 360/224-1270.

SWC, which welcomes women from all communities, was founded as the Semiahmoo Ladies’ Club in 1992. In 2011, the group registered as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, allowing annual dues and donations to be tax deductible. In 2017, the group’s name was changed to the Semiahmoo Women’s Club, but its purpose and activities as a philanthropic and social organization have remained the same.

Each year, funds raised through dues, individual contributions and fundraising activities are used to provide scholarships to deserving Blaine High School seniors and to support worthy organizations in the Blaine, Birch Bay and Semiahmoo communities. For more information about SWC’s annual philanthropic distribution, please visit semiahmoowomensclub.org.

One of SWC’s regular activities is its monthly luncheon held on the second Thursday of each month in the Palmer Room of the Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club. Each luncheon offers a speaker program covering a wide variety of topics, themed centerpieces designed by SWC’s hospitality team and draws for a free luncheon and other prizes. The May luncheon features a Kentucky Derby theme where many members vie for the “best hat” prize.

SWC’s luncheons cost $25 and are open to members only, although non-members are cordially invited to attend their first lunch to learn more about SWC. Attendance for the luncheon is by reservation only, with an RSVP required by 5 p.m. on the Monday prior to the event. Members can sign up for the luncheon via an online form sent out approximately 10 days prior to the event, while non-members can RSVP by contacting B.J. Windrum at 817/600-4192 or young.drum@hotmail.com.

In addition to its monthly luncheon, SWC has excursions to area points of interest, summer happy hour get-togethers and sub-groups including a book club, quilting guild and weekly coffee group. Members are encouraged to start their own groups of interest, such as a gardening group or a walking group.

Members also have the opportunity to serve on the SWC board, participate on the scholarship committee and be involved in fundraising and volunteering through SWC’s philanthropy committee.

To join SWC, contact the group’s membership chair, Lora Crawford, at 360/371-2856. For more information about SWC, please visit the group’s website at semiahmoowomensclub.org.

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