I went to the Women’s Club luncheon today. Everything looked so festive and the food was delicious. The president talked about all the good we have done this past year and that gave me a real lift and made me feel good about being a part of it all.
I am still not crazy about the way things are handled and I may not remain a member but for the past two years it has been nice to see how much we have been able to accomplish in the community. Perhaps the ends support the means (I think I said that right) but I do think I will consider dropping out in the coming year. They are still after me to head up one of the committees but I thought I’d best not if I’m going to drop out. LOL
I have tried to figure out what doesn’t seem right about this club. They do so much good. Today I realized one big thing is that this organization was built up in a century that I think should be gone. We, the members, are listed as such: Mrs. Bill Roney (Judy). This is our club, our work, etc., why would our husbands be listed there and we are an aside? Just seems strange to me. I am one of the younger women in the club. I’ve been getting the senior discounts for many years now, but I’m the young one. I’ve heard more than a few times that I would bring new “blood” into the club. Well, for one thing I’d be listed as Judy Roney as a member of this club.
Wespend so much time and energy on preparing, cooking, eating, and cleaning up afterwards. I guess this is the way things are done and I know women’s faces dropped when I asked why we spend all that effort and time and money on the lunch when we could all go out to eat for less time and effort and money. I suppose its tradition but it doesn’t make sense to me. sigh I guess I’m a malcontent! LOL I enjoy the company of the women when I’m there but I keep getting the feeling that everything is so antiquated and when I question something I always get the answer “this is the way we’ve done it for 40 years.” Well, I’ve never bought that explanation for anything but that seems to sum it up for the women there and that’s the end of that.
Oh, well, I’ve thought about this for these two years now and I know its time to either stay with this or quit and stop thinking about it so much. I think things to death sometimes and this hardly qualifies for important life events.
I have been searching for ways to belong to the community and I do believe the Women’s Club is it for now.
I go to North Carolina and I’m going 24/7 with this group or that group. Here I find it so difficult to find any place to just enjoy being with other women my age. There’s no painting, writing, knitting, or neighborhood groups that get together. Its not that this town is smaller than the one in NC but it’s just different.
I did try a different church this past Sunday and though it wasn’t in my community I’m willing to stretch though boundaries now. LOL Maybe this will work out. I guess I’m just a joiner and I miss that.
Hmmmm, not sure how all this rambling happened here. I meant to come online and tell you what a nice time I had today at the Women’s Club Luncheon. LOL
I do think of this blog when I do things now because I took my camera with me ready to get a few shots of the way they “do” the club house for Christmas to shoe you. After taking several shots I got a message saying that I had no card in my camera. I had left it home in my computer so ..no pictures for me! I am forgetful on a good day but this month and last month ..forgetaboutit!
Oh, I also wanted to say that I decided not to join the Garden Club. When asked why it was pretty easy. I don’t garden. LOL Sometimes I think I’ve lost my mind! I did like the women there though and that would have been fun. So, I just kept trying to figure out a way to join a garden club. I’d also like to join a golf club (those women have so much fun!) but ..I don’t golf. LOL Marlene, my friend I met for lunch yesterday plays tennis maybe four times a week. Hmm, perhaps they are looking for a woman to join that doesn't play tennis. I'll have to check that out.