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May 19, 2018

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Sycamore Hill Gardens Tour Sunday, May 20

Once again, Sycamore Hill Gardens is opening its grounds for our annual fundraiser from 1:00 – 5:00 pm on Sunday, May 20. The nearly 40 acres of privately-owned land west of Marcellus include diverse statuary, koi ponds, stonework, a formal garden, a hedge maze and more. Recent plantings of 10,000 trees and shrubs have turned the land surrounding the garden into one of New York State’s largest privately held bird sanctuaries. Let’s welcome in spring (after a very long winter) at these beautiful private gardens opened especially for us! Tickets at the entrance are $12.00. For more information and tickets, contact Sue Savion suesavion6@gmail.com (315-446-6939).

Dialogues Continue Around Town

“The Power of One” was the theme of a gathering of teen girls and women of all ages and many faiths and cultures April 21 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Liverpool. We made flannel blankets to donate, shared stories, and enjoyed great food as we cultivated new friendships and helped our community (read a report here). Previous dialogues included:

  • Jan 7 at CNY Rise about notable women in various faith traditions and lessons we can learn from their lives and experiences (read a report here)
  • Dec. 10 at the Matilda Joslyn Gage Museum in Fayetteville: dialogues with local Girl Ambassadors for Human Rights on themes portrayed by displays in various rooms of the museum (read a report here)
  • Oct. 11 at CNY Rise: sharing thoughts and stories with women from different faiths and cultures (read a report here)
  • Sept. 14, at various homes: Interfaith Dinner Dialogues bringing together diverse people for friendly, facilitated conversation about faith and spirituality over a meal

Book Club to Discuss ‘A Call to Action’

The May 23 Book Club meeting will focus on A Call to Action: Women.Religion, Violence and Power, by Jimmy Carter. For information about meeting location call Jennifer at 315-633-2817. Future Book Club meetings: June 25, The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, by Nadia Hashimi, and July 23, American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Cultures of North America, by Colin Woodard.

Sewing Students to Get Machines and Supplies

The refugee sewing class will finish for the 2017-18 year on May 24 with the giveaway to each student of a sewing machine, fabric, embellishments, and a bag of essential sewing supplies. Visitors are always welcome in class; just call Jennifer at 315-633-2817 to let us know you are coming.

Oberlander Cup Awarded to WTB

The Oberlander Memorial Achievement Cup was awarded to Women Transcending Boundaries at the annual meeting of the Syracuse Federation of Women’s Clubs on April 12 at Barbagallo’s Restaurant. The award was given for the 8th Annual World Interfaith Harmony Assembly project and was accepted by Betty Lamb and Judy Alderman on behalf of WTB. In 1932, the cup was presented to Anna Williams Oberlander as “the Most Civic-Minded Woman in Syracuse” by the First Baptist Church. Upon her death in 1938, the cup was given to the Syracuse Federation of Women’s Clubs in memory of her 25 years as President. The federation has awarded the cup annually to the member club whose contributions in the last year have been most deserving of recognition. WTB also won this award in 2011 for organizing A-OK! Acts of Kindness Weekend.

Program on Indigenous People of Alaska

Our President, Sue Savion, presented a narrated slideshow with still pictures and videos of the indigenous people of Alaska on March 11, portraying their art, culture, dance and games (read a report here).

Around Town

  • DUCK RACE to end racism, June 9, noon to 4 pm, Syracuse Inner Harbor, 390 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse

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