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OCTOBERFEST

This event is a time for members to invite spouses and friends to a festive German Beer Garden atmosphere with traditional German food, beer drinking, and live polka music.  Octoberfest starts the new club year and serves as a time to get reacquainted after the summer break. This is not a fundraiser.

TRASH TO TREASURE

This is one of our major fundraisers.  It is held the first weekend in November and is open to the public.  Members donate clothes, household items, furniture, collectibles, and other miscellaneous items.  A boutique section features finer clothes, shoes, and handbags. These items are collected all year to be sold to the public. There is no charge for this event.  Contact the Club to donate items throughout the year.

CHRISTMAS GALA

A festive holiday dinner utilizing members’ decorated tables from the previous day’s General Meeting.   It is held the evening after the December meeting. Members often invite friends and family to join them in this non-hosted event.

CARD PARTY

FGWC holds one card party a year.  This is a fundraising event and a lot of fun.  Attendees can participate in Bridge, Bunco, and Mahjongg   Lunch is served, and participants are given the opportunity to win raffle prizes.

ANTIQUE SHOW AND SALE

This is a major fundraiser for FGWC which is a three-day event held in the spring.  Vendors purchase space in our Clubhouse to sell their antiques, memorabilia, and collectibles. Members contribute collectible items for our silent auction table.  Salads, sandwiches, and pie are available for purchase.

ANTIQUE PRE-PARTY

The party is held the night before the show with an                             opportunity for early shopping. Members and their guest may attend this non-hosted event.

ART & FLOWER SHOW & RECIPROCITY TEA

This spring event is our gift to the community.  Invitations and flyers are distributed to the local community.  While enjoying a beautiful traditional high tea, guests have the opportunity to enjoy members’ decorated tables and their artistic displays.

FASHION SHOW AND SILENT AUCTION:

Our last fundraiser before our summer break is held in the spring. We feature local business’ fashions and use members as models.  Ticket price includes an afternoon of lunch, fashions, and an opportunity to bid on Silent Auction items. The event is open to the public.

LITTLE FREE LENDING LIBRARY

We have two little libraries at Mental Health Systems.  Appropriate books are provided to the children’s and the adult libraries each month.  The books are donated or purchased with funds given to FGWC.

READING PROGRAM

This project is conducted at Rescue the Children which is a division of the Fresno Rescue Mission.  Our volunteer members have been reading a minimum of once a month with the children since 2015. Readings are held every Wednesday and Friday throughout the year.

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