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Severn Town Club, Inc.

Southern District
POST OFFICE BOX 572
ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND 21404
SEVERNTOWNCLUB.ORG
Contact: info@severntownclub.org

2014-2016 Officers

President - Grete N. Unhjem – guhjem@comcast.net – 410-757-541
1st Vice President – Ada Marie Feffer – amfeffer@verizon.net – 410-757-2501
Vice Presidents - Mary Milan – mmilan@ix.netcom.com – 410-263-4490
Brenda Larson – ruebeered@aol.com – 410-960-9692
Treasurer – Karen Tolzman - khtolz@verizon.net - 410-255-4223
Recording Secretaries - Joan Kvetkas – wjkvetkas@verizon.net – 410-266-3315
Carol Gridley - kiki.g@verizon.net – 301-261-6128
Corresponding Secrtary –Anne Mercer – tmercer525@aol.com – 410-757-6134

Meetings

The club meets monthly, September through May, on the 3rd Thursday of the month, at Champion Realty, 711 Bestgate Road, Annapolis. Most meetings start at 6:30 p.m., and feature speakers of interest in areas of the arts, conservation, home life, education and international affairs. Please contact a member for updated meeting schedules.

Upcoming Events

  • November 21, 2014 – 51st Annual Holly Ball - Westin Annapolis Hotel      
    Dinner, dancing, silent and live auction.  Benefit Anne Arundel Medical Center's Breast Center.
    For information contact Grete Unhjem

History of Severn Town Club

      The Severn Town Club was founded in 1937 as “The Junior Women’s Club of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County,” sponsored by the Women’s Club of Annapolis and Anne Arundel Country.  During these growing years, there was a Contact Chairman between clubs.  In 1946, we became a Senior Women’s Club and changed our name to the “Severn Town Club”, derived from the beautiful Severn River on whose banks Annapolis is situated.

      An application for membership in the Maryland Federation of Women’s Clubs (MFWC) was forwarded for approval with the stated object: “The object of the club shall be to promote common interests, to inform and develop its members, and to promote the welfare of the community”.  “The Club shall require no sectarian or political test for membership; shall not be a secret society; and shall not tolerate, either by practice or teaching, violation of national, state or local laws.”

      We were notified as of September 17, 1946, that the Severn Town Club was accepted by the Maryland Federation of Women’s Clubs, Inc. as a Senior Club.  This also made us a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Inc., (GFWC) the largest organization of women in the world.

      The motto of the General Federation is “Unity in Diversity”, and the Severn Town Club continues to accept and expand upon the opportunities for programs of work as suggested by MFWC and GFWC.

      Club membership provides an opportunity to develop a wide variety of interests while participating in volunteer service projects within the community, such as sponsoring the Annual Holly Ball to raise funds for local charities. This will be the 47th year and this year the Ball’s proceeds will support the Anne Arundel Food Bank and Resource Center, as well as other local charities. Our recent Balls have supported Scholarship for Scholars, Arden House of the YWCA, Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Breast Cancer Center, the Neo-Natal Unit of the hospital, as well as Hospice of the Chesapeake, Boys and Girls Club of Annapolis, and Anne Arundel Community College Scholarships. Over the years the club has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support local charities.

      The heritage, which this Club enjoys, serves as an inspiration to the members who are genuinely willing to share the tasks.  What is past is Prologue… We look forward to the future. 



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