Many women join MVWC in order to participate in our Service Projects. Our members give back to our community in many ways, and we do it together. Projects we support include:
- De Colores (part of Chicanos Por La Causa). The Mission of De Colores is to provide a safe and secure environment where victims of domestic violence can recover from the devastating effects of abuse as they acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become self-sufficient and break the cycle of violence.
- Lookout Mountain Elementary School After School Academy. MVWC offers scholarships each semester to assist families with fees for Lookout Students to attend Enrichment Programs.
- Sunnyslope Elementary School. The MVWC works closely with the administration of Sunnyslope to provide for children in need. This assistance is varied and tailored to the needs of the Sunnyslope community but includes: Purchasing clothing and shoes for students; providing water and snacks during testing; providing laundry detergent, soap, toothbrush, and like items; and adopting as many as 30 local families during the Holidays. Our Holiday adopt-a-family is by-far our most ambitious project of the year and most of our members are involved in buying, sorting, organizing, wrapping, assembling and delivering Christmas gifts to every member of 30 families
Open Groups (Accepting New Members)
A Course in Miracles Study Group
Organizer: Roseanne Boyle 602-862-9291
Varied days/times. Read the book, discuss incorporating the teachings into daily life & providing support to each other.
Hard Cover Girls Book Club
Organizer: Ruth Thomas 602-789-6807
4th Monday 10am. Take turns hosting.
Organizer: Judy Terry 602-993-9774
Bowl every Thursday at 9:30am at Let It Roll Bowling Alley located at 12th St. & Dunlap (Southeast corner). League starts 1st week of September through May. Three member teams.
Need More Members! Meets 3rd Friday 9am or 9:30am (players’ choice). September to May. Fee to play $40 per member. Play with same partner all season. May play date will include Awards and Luncheon. Each member will provide snacks once during the season.
Canasta Group Daytime
Organizer: Lin Felix 602-770-9810
3rd Monday 1pm. May change day and time to be determined by group members. Need subs.
Organizer: Pam Spitler 602-862-9438
New daytime group. Time/day to be determined. Need subs
International Dinner Group
Organizer: Cheryl Carson 602-942-4828
Dinner 2nd Saturday, Sept./Oct.to May. Contact through email. Since we are a small group, participation and hosting is a commitment. Each member hosts a dinner representing a “cuisine from around the world”, providing the main entrée & beverages; other members provide accompanying dishes. Any member, with or without partner/mate, is welcome until we reach our ideal cap of 8 members (more are welcome). Please call with any questions.
Mexican Train Dominoes Daytime
Organizer: Vaughne Hollar 602-863-2782
Meets 2nd Friday 9:30am Take turns hosting.
Moms & Tots (& Dads)
Playgroups for Moms and Tots (0-5 yrs.) and some Dads. Monthly event usually held on Saturday at homes or Moon Valley Park. Go to baseball games, holiday events and do crafts with the kids. Take turns hosting and planning. Additional events could be planned if members would prefer to get together during the week.
Museums & Tours
Organizer: Rosalie Welty 602-866-9324
Visit museums, places of interest & special events. Once a month, various days/times.
Organizer: Barbara Jeter 602-375-9390
Organizer: Mary Henigar 602-954-8282
New Group. Time/day to be determined. Take turns hosting.
Organizer: Jo Lucarz 602-758-9772
Day and time to be determined by group members.
Walking Group-Monday mornings
Organizer: Nora Hart 602-866-3419
Walk for 1 hr. on Mondays from Sept.-May. Starting time will vary depending on the weather. Start October 9th at 7am at Moon Valley Park parking lot (7th Ave. & Coral Gables).
Bible Study (Christian)
Organizer: Joanne Schoenleb 602-828-2191
1st & 3rd Thursdays 10am-noon at Joanne’s home. Bring your Bible.
Organizer: Sandi Kogan 602-375-1433
Fun, easy dice game. Once a month, take turns hosting. Each group has 12 members, 3 tables of 4. Some groups have openings. Substitute players needed. New groups will be formed if enough interest.
Bunco Squad Joyce Hall Last Wed noon
Dirty Dozen Linda Haugen 4th Wed 7 pm
Good Vibrations Marj Knutson 3rd Tues 7 pm
Leading Ladies Jo Anne Garcia 3rd Mon 7 pm
Organizer: Donna Kleinhans 714-604-9993
1st Friday 9:30am-noon. Take turns hosting.
Organizer: Nancy Dixon 602-647-1822
Usually meets 3rd Wednesday 11:30 am. Learn new things about the gardens around us. Take turns hosting & planning field trips and activities.
Investment Club (Market Movers)
Organizer: Norma Mesa 602-993-5683
Meets 2nd Wed. 6-8pm at Moon Valley Country Club Fitness Center. Study & discuss stocks, the economy & how to benefit financially in this volatile market.
Organizer: Carol Janoff 602-993-1725
Planning session Thursday, September 28th, 1:30pm at Carol’s home. Usually Sunday matinees of plays or concerts with some evening programs.
Mexican Train Dominoes Evening
Organizer: Helen Gabel 623-933-9096
Meets 4th Thursday 6:30pm Take turns hosting.
Movie Group (Star Gazers)
Members help with plans. Format may include movie reviews, different times & theaters.
Organizer: Kathy Svechovsky 602-625-0935
1st Wednesday 7pm Need subs.
Organizer: Carol Laufenberg 602-789-9755
Meets 4th Thursday 1pm. Join us as we dine & review restaurants to get a taste of the culinary choices in the Valley of the Sun.
Organizer: Sandi Kogan 602-375-1433
Adopt Sunnyslope families for Christmas, collect toiletries for shelter, furnish new household items for families from the shelter & other projects. Fall planning meeting & tour shelter.
Meet one evening a month chosen by hostess for time/date. We take turns at members’ homes with hostess selecting her theme for the evening. Everyone attending brings a bottle of wine & an appetizer. Hostess provides glasses, plates, napkins & waters along with her appetizer & wine. Maximum 30 members. Singles & Couples welcome to attend each event. Anyone who does not attend 3 events in a row will be dropped from the group.
(Closed to New Members)
Chapter Sisters Book Club
Organizer: Linda Jensen
2nd Monday Sept.-May at 1 pm. Take turns hosting.
Bridge (Chicago 4th Thursday Evening)
Organizer: Sally Lawrence
4th Thursday. 6 pm year round.
Canasta Group Evening
Organizer: Elaine Fleischmann
1st Tuesday 7pm Need subs.
Hearts Card Group
Organizer: Kathy Svechovsky
Meets 3rd Tuesday 7pm.
Quilting (Chat N Patch Quilters)
Organizer: Bev Bruder
3rd Monday 9:30am
Tuesday Morning Book Club
Organizer: Michele Workman
4th Tuesday 9:30am Take turns hosting.
Organizer: Marj Knutson
1st Thursday 7 pm
Organizer: Carole Hyde
4th Thursday 11:30 am
Organizer: Lin Felix
2nd Tuesday 7pm
Recipe Group (Classy Cooks)
Organizer: Fran Steele
Meets 1st Wednesday 11:30am. Take turns hosting. This is for adventurous cooks willing to try new recipes & foods, & be creative with ingredients. Share recipes. Not recommended for those with food allergies or diabetes.