Women of Seven Lakes Readies for New Year

Gayle van Dijk (seated) president; Valerie Doolittle, secretary; and Carmen Frotton, communications; Lee Williams (standing), membership; Chris Beck, vice president; and Lee Connelly, past president.


The Women of Seven Lakes is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. 

In 2020-2021, the group raised funds for the WEUM Food Bank, Chapel in the Pines, Seven Lakes Fire and Rescue, Friend to Friend and Tambra Place. 

“In addition to charitable giving, we promote recreational, informational and social activities to enhance the general well-being of our community,” says a spokesman. 

Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at the Chapel in the Pines beginning in September. 

“We invite women in the community — North, South, West, and surrounding areas — to join,” says the spokesman.

Annual dues are $15 and should be paid by mail prior to the first meeting. Mail checks to Women of Seven Lakes, 850 Seven Lakes North, West End, NC 27376.

Monthly meetings will resume at noon, Thursday, Sept. 2, at the Chapel in the Pines.

“This meeting is our annual membership drive,” says the spokesman. “It includes lunch, a 50-50 raffle and an icebreaker to help us get to know each other. We will also provide information about our organization and discuss plans for the upcoming year. We hope to see returning members and encourage everyone to bring friends to join our group.”

This luncheon is included with paid annual membership.

Additional meetings this year will include speakers John Nagy, editor of The Pilot; Mark Saulsbury, from the West End Methodist Church Food Pantry; Cyndi Secura, from Tambra Place; and Jennifer Chopping, of Caring Hearts for Canines. 

“Our major fundraiser of the year will be the annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 2,” says the spokesman. “We will hold a fashion show fundraiser on March 26. We will also get together in February for a luncheon and games party. We are looking forward to a great year.”

Visit the Facebook page for updated information, https://www.facebook.com/Women-of-Seven-Lakes-306625359457407.

To learn more about the Women of Seven Lakes, contact Lee Williams at leewill252@hotmail.com.