Report St. Mark Mavens
Mavens had a very productive 2015 year.
We welcomed new Summer members which really added ‘ummph’
to what can be a slower time for the volunteers.
We chose not to have a Tie One On gathering as each
Tuesday we were averaging the tying of 6-8 comforts.
Glenna Penner who is our year round “top piecer” and
Becky Snyder our Summer “top piecer’ are very productive and
keep ahead of the rest of us by over 50 comforts readied for
tying and hemming.
Some of the St. Mark Congregation have been helping us out with
the hand hemming (finishing) which is a real boost.
marked a landmark for our Women in that we have made and
distributed over 1000 comforts.
Even we have a difficult time comprending that
accomplishment as we enjoy our get togethers and there is
nothing as cosy in the cooler months as having a comfort draped
across your knees as you hem it.
Mavens are truly a Community Group and we enjoy the financial
support of the St. Mark Serving Committee as well as the
congregation allowing us to meet weekly at the church and giving
us some storage space.
It should be noted that I am the only member of St. Mark
to everyone who donated materials, crochet cotton and monetary
support for the purchase of huge rolls of batting.
The Mavens are an excellent example of the three R’s,
Reuse, Recycle and Remarkable Product!
Distribution of Comforts 2015 which totaled 233 Comforts
118 small 27 large
Cancer Care 15
Palliative Care Dryden
Hands/Thinking of You Baskets 6 small
Community Members 2