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Fuquay-Varina Woman's Club

Fuquay-Varina Woman's Club We enjoy working together to actively promote the civic, cultural, educational, social and spiritual betterment of our community. 501c3 nonprofit.

We welcome all area women 40 years and older to visit with us during an upcoming club meeting. As part of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) we enjoy working together to actively promote the civic, cultural, educational, social and spiritual betterment of our community.

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Thank you to Anne and Don Moell and Lesley and Kenneth Phipps for sponsoring the Easter Parade! We appreciate all of our...
04/06/2022

Thank you to Anne and Don Moell and Lesley and Kenneth Phipps for sponsoring the Easter Parade! We appreciate all of our sponsors and hope that you will support the businesses and say thank you to the individuals for sponsoring local non-profits!

THANK YOU to all of the sponsors for the Easter Parade! Thank you to Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden (Patty and Joh...
04/05/2022

THANK YOU to all of the sponsors for the Easter Parade! Thank you to Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden (Patty and John Byrne) and Nancy Randolph: Practitioner of Therapeutic Touch Energy Medicine Kinesiology. Please support these sponsors that support our community! We appreciate your support!

Vote for your favorite in the Child category by “liking” one of the entries. Two photos of each are attached to give a m...
04/05/2022

Vote for your favorite in the Child category by “liking” one of the entries. Two photos of each are attached to give a more full view. Thank you for voting!

Vote for your favorite in the youth category! Please choose one and “like” it to vote! Thank you for voting!
04/05/2022

Vote for your favorite in the youth category! Please choose one and “like” it to vote! Thank you for voting!

Vote for the family entry, too! One entry, but it’s a good one!
04/05/2022

Vote for the family entry, too! One entry, but it’s a good one!

Vote for your favorite in the adult category! Two photos are included of each to give a better representation of each. T...
04/05/2022

Vote for your favorite in the adult category! Two photos are included of each to give a better representation of each. Thank you for voting!

THANK YOU to all of the sponsors of the Easter Parade! Please support these sponsors. They support our local non-profit ...
04/05/2022

THANK YOU to all of the sponsors of the Easter Parade! Please support these sponsors. They support our local non-profit and volunteerism in our community! Thank you to Butterfly Counseling in Lillington and Cleveland Draft House in FV! We appreciate your support.

THANK YOU to all of the sponsors of the Easter Parade! Please support our sponsors. They support our community! Thank yo...
04/04/2022

THANK YOU to all of the sponsors of the Easter Parade! Please support our sponsors. They support our community! Thank you to Ashewyck Mini Storage (Amy and Wayne Massengill) and Ashworth's Clothing (Steve and Tammy Ashworth) both in FV!

THANK YOU to all of our sponsors! We appreciate that you support our community. Thank you to Zaxby's and Adcock Law Firm...
04/04/2022

THANK YOU to all of our sponsors! We appreciate that you support our community. Thank you to Zaxby's and Adcock Law Firm, P.A.! Please support these sponsors - they support our community!

THANK YOU to all of the sponsors of the Easter Parade! Please support these sponsors that support volunteerism in our co...
04/03/2022

THANK YOU to all of the sponsors of the Easter Parade! Please support these sponsors that support volunteerism in our community. Thank you to Front Porch Realty and Adorn Home Furnishings both in FV! We appreciate that you support the FVWC.

THANK YOU to the sponsors of the Easter Parade! Please support these businesses that support our community! Thank you to...
04/03/2022

THANK YOU to the sponsors of the Easter Parade! Please support these businesses that support our community! Thank you to Abshure Realty and Hiester Automotive!

THANK YOU to all of the sponsors for the Easter Parade! Please support our sponsors - they support volunteers and projec...
04/02/2022

THANK YOU to all of the sponsors for the Easter Parade! Please support our sponsors - they support volunteers and projects in our community! Thank you to Fairway Printing Inc. in Raleigh, and Quality Equipment in FV! Both are outstanding businesses that serve and live in our community! Thank you!

A great big THANK YOU to the sponsors of the Easter Parade! Please support these sponsors that support local volunteers ...
04/01/2022

A great big THANK YOU to the sponsors of the Easter Parade! Please support these sponsors that support local volunteers and local projects. We would like to highlight Robin Wellings Loftus at Edward Jones in FV and Massengill Design-Build also in FV. Both are outstanding members of our business community!

The Strong Woman of Fuquay-Varina for March 2022 is Lynanne Fowle. Lynanne was raised mostly in New England, California,...
04/01/2022

The Strong Woman of Fuquay-Varina for March 2022 is Lynanne Fowle.

Lynanne was raised mostly in New England, California, and New Mexico. Her father was a minister, and they moved every few years as he was sent to different churches. Her mother was very strong and was resilient in the face of adversity. Lynanne went to the University of Maine for her Associates in Animal Medical Technology. She has never worked in that field though; instead, after school she worked in administrative jobs. She went back to school at what is now Granite State College for her Masters.
Lynanne was living in New England in 1997, and met her second husband online through a pen pal site. He was living in Florida, so they chose North Carolina as it was mid-way and the Raleigh area specifically because of the number of Universities hoping she would be able to work in higher education. She had two children from a previous marriage, and so did he. They became a blended family and then had another child together.

In NC, Lynanne became the Director of Southern Wake Academy. She has also worked as a temp. writer, and edited articles for publishers in NY. She later became became the Membership director for the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, working there for seven years. Lynanne and her husband then decided to take a chance on being entrepreneurs and opened a brewery in FV near five-points. It was a real learning experience and was physically demanding work. They were in their 50s at the time, and it didn’t take long to wonder how long they could handle the physical aspect of owning a brewery. After about six months at the brewery, Lynnanne got a job offer from Campbell University. It was a good job and what she had been hoping for in higher education, so she pivoted to being an Admissions Coordinator for the School of Pharmacy. It has been the best career path for her yet. She goes over applications, meets with students, and helps Graduate students find their correct placement to achieve their goals. She absolutely loves it.

Lynanne was raised by a volunteer. Her mom was active in their churches and in their communities. She started volunteering alongside her mom in her early teens, and then as she got a little older she started volunteering in the places she felt were important. Lynanne feels a need to help fix things and make them better. In New England she ran for school board so that she could fix things at a higher level. When she moved to NC and married, she promised her husband no more politics. She only recently veered into the fray of politics, working on her friend Brian’s campaign. In early 2000, she was introduced to the Rotary Club in Holly Springs. Women hadn’t been allowed in Rotary until about 1985. She was asked to speak at a meeting, and that night was asked to join. Rotary allows her to volunteer in numerous ways all under one roof, without having to join several organizations. Rotary Clubs work in seven areas of service: to promote peace; fight disease; provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene; save mothers and children; support education; grow local economies; and protect the environment. In Covid they worked to help Pine Acres become Covid friendly with their food distribution. Several of their members were trained in disaster relief and the members pooled their resources to make the distribution safe for everyone in regard to Covid restrictions. Lynanne has been in leadership positions within Rotary, including being President of two clubs several times. Lynanne helped develop “Innovate Fuquay-Varina” while she was at the FV Chamber and continued working on it until Covid stopped it temporarily. They hope to start again soon with a Launch Weekend with competitions and help for businesses and entrepreneurs to gain the resources that they need to succeed. She is also the Volunteer Coordinator for Run the Quay, the 5k and 10k race through FV that supports the Chamber of Commerce (the race this year is Sat. June 4th). Lynanne helped to start the Leadership Fuquay-Varina program and is still involved with it through the Chamber. Several years ago, Lynanne interviewed Marion Tucker for Suburban Living Magazine and they started a conversation about her involvement with the Cultural Arts Society of FV. Ms. Tucker spoke with her about the need for appreciating the diversity in FV and the goals of the Cultural Arts Society. From that conversation, Lynanne became involved with the CAS and is currently on the Board of Directors. The CAS is having “An Evening of Theatre" on March 11, 2022 at the FV Arts Center, and the International Festival will be held this September 17, 2022. Their board is working hard to work celebrate the diversity in FV.

Lynanne’s gives her mom the credit for helping her see the strength within herself. Her mom loved everyone, was resilient, and had a servant’s heart. Her mom always was the light in the room and the caretaker in their family. She was an excellent role model in volunteerism and in life. She worked to try and repair wrongs when she saw them and to help others, too. She was a strong woman in her own right, and Lynanne learned to be a servant to others and a strong woman based on her example. Lynanne still has a full schedule of volunteering but has learned to step back and let the younger members take more of the leadership roles. This allows her to spend more time with her grandchildren and her children while still allowing her to give to her community. Lynanne truly has a servant’s heart.

Vote for your favorite in the adult category! Two photos are included of each to give a better representation of each. T...
03/30/2022

Vote for your favorite in the adult category! Two photos are included of each to give a better representation of each. Thank you for voting!

Vote for the family entry, too! One entry, but it’s a good one!
03/30/2022

Vote for the family entry, too! One entry, but it’s a good one!

Vote for your favorite in the youth category! Please choose one and “like” it to vote! Thank you for voting!
03/30/2022

Vote for your favorite in the youth category! Please choose one and “like” it to vote! Thank you for voting!

Vote for your favorite in the Child category by “liking” one of the entries. Two photos of each are attached to give a m...
03/30/2022

Vote for your favorite in the Child category by “liking” one of the entries. Two photos of each are attached to give a more full view. Thank you for voting!

The Easter Parade is happening now!!! Stop by the FV Arts Center to check out the entries and while you are there get so...
03/30/2022

The Easter Parade is happening now!!! Stop by the FV Arts Center to check out the entries and while you are there get some tickets to an upcoming show or sign up for an art class! We will be posting the entries on Facebook and asking that you vote by “liking” one entry in each category to help choose our winners!

Signed up yet? Entries should be turned in on Monday at the FV Arts Center. Decorate a hat or basket and help the FVWC!
03/25/2022
2022 Easter Parade Contest

Signed up yet? Entries should be turned in on Monday at the FV Arts Center. Decorate a hat or basket and help the FVWC!

Decorate a spring hat or basket in a creative way and win prizes! Categories for Children and Adults. The Fuquay-Varina Woman’s Club, in conjunction with the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center, is pleased t…

This is the last week for registration! Register by March 25th! This is a fun activity to do with your kids as a spring ...
03/21/2022
2022 Easter Parade Contest

This is the last week for registration! Register by March 25th! This is a fun activity to do with your kids as a spring activity! Decorate a basket or hat for a chance to win prizes! Click the link to register!

Decorate a spring hat or basket in a creative way and win prizes! Categories for Children and Adults. The Fuquay-Varina Woman’s Club, in conjunction with the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center, is pleased t…

A Fun-draiser for a great cause! Decorate a hat or basket and enter to win! This is a great project for families and chi...
03/17/2022
2022 Easter Parade Contest

A Fun-draiser for a great cause! Decorate a hat or basket and enter to win! This is a great project for families and children with a chance to win $ and bragging rights in several categories. Register now for the Easter Parade! Click the link to register and show your creative side!

Decorate a spring hat or basket in a creative way and win prizes! Categories for Children and Adults. The Fuquay-Varina Woman’s Club, in conjunction with the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center, is pleased t…

Sign up for a great event with us to create a basket or hat for Easter
03/13/2022
2022 Easter Parade Contest

Sign up for a great event with us to create a basket or hat for Easter

Decorate a spring hat or basket in a creative way and win prizes! Categories for Children and Adults. The Fuquay-Varina Woman’s Club, in conjunction with the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center, is pleased t…

Have you registered for the Easter Parade yet? 🐣🎩 Decorate a hat or basket for our parade of hats and baskets at the FV ...
03/12/2022
2022 Easter Parade Contest

Have you registered for the Easter Parade yet? 🐣🎩 Decorate a hat or basket for our parade of hats and baskets at the FV Arts Center. It is great creative fun and it helps fund community projects from FVWC. Click the link below for more info and to register.

Decorate a spring hat or basket in a creative way and win prizes! Categories for Children and Adults. The Fuquay-Varina Woman’s Club, in conjunction with the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center, is pleased t…

03/09/2022

On International Women’s Day, we say thank you to all of the strong women in Fuquay-Varina and across the globe. We are mindful that women of all colors and creeds deserve respect, dignity, and kindness.

A fun event for kids and adults! Decorate a hat or basket (see guidelines by clicking link), and enter to win! Categorie...
03/07/2022
2022 Easter Parade Contest

A fun event for kids and adults! Decorate a hat or basket (see guidelines by clicking link), and enter to win! Categories for CHildren, Youth, Adults, and Families. You must be registered by Wednesday, March 25, 2022. It's a great way to get into the spirit of spring and to help the FVWC raise money for scholarships and volunteer projects in Fuquay-Varina! #FVWC #GFWCNC #EasterParade

Decorate a spring hat or basket in a creative way and win prizes! Categories for Children and Adults. The Fuquay-Varina Woman’s Club, in conjunction with the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center, is pleased t…

A fun event for kids and adults! Decorate a hat or basket (see guidelines by clicking link), and enter to win! Categorie...
03/02/2022
2022 Easter Parade Contest

A fun event for kids and adults! Decorate a hat or basket (see guidelines by clicking link), and enter to win! Categories for CHildren, Youth, Adults, and Families. You must be registered by Wednesday, March 25, 2022. It's a great way to get into the spirit of spring and to help the FVWC raise money for scholarships and volunteer projects in Fuquay-Varina! #FVWC #GFWCNC #EasterParade

Decorate a spring hat or basket in a creative way and win prizes! Categories for Children and Adults. The Fuquay-Varina Woman’s Club, in conjunction with the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center, is pleased t…

February’s Strong Woman of Fuquay-Varina is Beth Anderson.Beth was born in Decatur, Il, and raised in Witt, Il. Witt is ...
03/02/2022

February’s Strong Woman of Fuquay-Varina is Beth Anderson.

Beth was born in Decatur, Il, and raised in Witt, Il. Witt is very small. Beth’s graduating class was twelve seniors strong and the town had no stop lights. Looking back she says it was a blessing and a curse. You knew everyone there, and they knew you; everyone felt like family. Each student got a lot of one-on-one time with their teachers and it led to a very sheltered life growing up. It also meant that there were not many opportunities if a young person stayed in Witt. Most of the people worked on farms or in coal mines. The nearest professional jobs were in Springfield which was over an hour drive. Her parents were wonderful though. Her mother taught her that “life is about choices” and that “your choices are what define you”. Something that she has taught her children as well.

Beth made a life choice at 17. She joined the Army, having her parents sign for her to join. The day after she left for Basic Training, Airborne dropped into Kuwait. Her mom worried and second guessed her decision, but Beth stayed. She says joining the Army was the best decision she has made. It was the foundation for everything else in her life to come, and gave her an avenue to see what the world had to offer outside of Witt, Il. Beth’s MOS was 74 foxtrot which became 74 bravo. She became an Information Systems Operator Programmer (IT). Beth spent seven years in the Army, going from Ft. Jackson (Basic), Ft. Gordon (AIT), Ft. Lee, Worms (Germany), Ft. Erwin, and Ft. Gordon again. She met George in the Army at AIT and they married at Ft. Lee when she was 18. Their first child, Alec was born in Heidelberg, Germany. Later, while they were at Ft. Gordon, George went to Warrant Officer School and Beth was teaching on base. After his school, George got orders for Ft. Bragg. The Army was set to send Beth to Korea. Rather than leaving young Alec and George moving to North Carolina without her, she asked for a parental hardship and left the military after seven years. Upon moving to NC, Beth applied at Cisco, where she worked for 22 years. They decided to move to FV because it was between Ft. Bragg and Cisco, and the town was charming.

Beth (and George) were soon active volunteers with the FV Athletic League, coaching Alec’s teams. George was deployed to Afghanistan in 2001. When he returned seven months later, Beth got pregnant with Sydney. Beth volunteered at the schools throughout the years, and was on the Board of the FV Athletic League. When the town took over the sports leagues by a vote, she and hundreds of others crowded the town hall and the lawn out front to try and have the town take the league in a more considerate way. The town took it quickly with a vote. It was the catalyst for her involvement in other things around town. She wanted to help make the choices that would affect her town, and to make the choices that would make her town better.

In 2011, she and George split. They had grown up together and realized they were better friends than spouses. It wasn’t easy. In the beginning there were hurt feelings and anger. She wasn’t sure of the path forward and needed to sort through how she felt. She held on to the feeling of loss that happens in divorce. On a particularly bad day, Alec-now a teenager said “I’m over it. You were married for twenty years and this is what it is reduced to? You are better than this.” He was right. The next day she made the choice and called George. They decided to work together for the good of their kids. It took time to work it out and it wasn’t easy, but they are the best of friends today. Beth has a sunny outlook on her family and includes George and Pam (his lovely and talented current wife), as good friends and family. They holiday together, golf together, and raised their kids together with four loving parents rather than just two. That is a hurdle that most divorced parents never cross. Opening her heart to George and Pam allowed Alec and Sydney to grow up without the bitterness that many children feel between their separated parents and allowed Beth to develop a deep friendship with both over time.

In 2010 Beth got a friend request from Mike. Mike also went to AIT with Beth and George and they all were friends in the military. She didn’t think anything about it, but after her divorce, Mike posted on Facebook about how difficult it was to start dating again after his divorce. Beth sent him a private message saying she understood, and they started talking. They had lost touch for more than ten years, but once they started talking, a relationship bloomed. Mike has a daughter, Katelyn that he brought to the relationship and Beth adores and feels lucky to have in her life. Beth and Mike were married in 2013, the same year that Beth ran for mayor of Fuquay-Varina. They were married on Nov. 2, and the election was on Nov. 5. Quite a week. She didn’t win the election, but it was a good experience. She met lots of people and got very involved in discussions about what people wanted in this community and got to know and got involved with many of the organizations around town. The first year the FV Chamber offered Leadership Training, Beth signed up. It was an eye opener. The classes offered a look into all of the parts of FV’s government - town management, policing, planning, transportation, etc. The transportation class sparked Beth to call Mayor Byrne and meet him for lunch to discuss transportation in FV. In that conversation she volunteered for the County Transportation Advisory Committee, to which he appointed her, followed by the FV Transportation Committee. Beth also served with and then served as Chair of the PWLA (Professional Women’s Leadership Association) through the FV Chamber, which awarded scholarships to high school girls in the area. She thoroughly enjoyed her time with PWLA, and being able to help award scholarships to young women that would help them become leaders of the community. She also volunteered at MMIA, and in 2014-15 Beth was on the Board of Directors. MMIA is an organization that assists veterans with disabilities, members of the armed forces, and their families. If you aren’t aware of their programs, you can find them at militarymissionsinaction.org. It is a wonderful organization in FV.

In 2017, Beth and Mike bought Wingin’ It Bar and Grille at 1625 N. Main Street. Beth had started and stopped college, and wanted to finish her degree. She was still at Cisco, so she gave up her board seats, and volunteer activities and also in 2017, went back to school full time. Quite an undertaking. She graduated suma cm laude in 2018 with a degree in Strategic Human Resource Management from Bay Path University/American Women’s College. She felt very accomplished. This March, they will have owned Wingin’ It for five years. It has been a good venture for them and they have worked to make it a fun and friendly place to gather. In 2019, Beth left Cisco and took a position at Bob Barker in FV. She absolutely loves working there, and says it is the second best career move she has made. The Barkers are good people that treat their employees like family and they are genuinely kind. It is a wonderful place to work.

Beth gives both of her incredible parents the credit for her strength. Her father worked at the Firestone plant and drove almost an hour and a half each way to work each day. When Beth met him at the door with gloves and a ball, he always took the time to throw with her. He never complained. She wanted to play ball, but Witt only had a baseball team made up exclusively of boys. Beth told her dad she wanted to join the baseball team. He went to the Lions Club and convinced them to sponsor girl’s softball. Her dad coached her team. The team started off like the Bad News Bears, but by the end of the season they improved and won a tournament in a neighboring town. He was so proud. He told and taught Beth there is nothing you can’t do. Beth’s mom taught her life is about choices. Those choice are what define you. They were both correct. Having loving parents is always the best way to start your life.

Beth is an optimist. She likes to see the good in people. She also thrives in chaos. As a project manager, that gives her an advantage. She can look at a situation, step back and then fill in the gaps. It calms the chaos when you can bring order. It works in family, too. Being able to work towards being friends with George and Pam would mean that the chaos in their family turned into friendships and love for each of their children that in many families would be the source of scars. It truly takes strength to work past your hurt, to choose friendship and love for the sake of your children. In the meantime, she gained great friends. It also takes strength to run for office. It is difficult to put yourself out there in such a public way. Working for the betterment of our town and our people on commissions and boards is a time consuming labor of love. Beth is truly an exemplary resident and community volunteer that is making solid life choices.

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Just a reminder that there will be an informational session this Thursday night on ways you can volunteer to help Scouting BSA. Please consider attending this short online meeting. These are some opportunities to connect with people in your town as well as mentor and inspire youth with your expertise, hobbies, or interests. Please reserve a spot for one of our online meetings using one of the following links: Meeting 1 - August 20 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZ0qcuutqT4uE9M5eaq6hDZRDK_1b5upD…
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