The local club chose Margot Ashley of SafetySmart Lilburn as this year's recipient.
Lilburn Woman's Club
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Lilburn chapter won "best club" in the 9th district of the statewide woman's club organization.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
An initial planning session will be held Feb. 18. Learn more about the event and about how to get involved.
The planning for April's Lilburn Relay Rally is already taking place. There will be a kick-off planning session at 5:30 p.m., Feb. 18 at City Hall for those who want more information on the event, which raises money to fight cancer. The event is scheduled for 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., Feb. 18, at Lilburn City Park. There will be an opening ceremony, cancer survivor’s lap, luminaria ceremony, and live music. Money raised at the Lilburn Relay Rally will be forwarded to the Gwinnett County Relay for Life, which is held in May to support the American Cancer Society’s research and awareness programs. This is the ninth year for the Lilburn Relay Rally, which was founded in 2005 by the city of Lilburn and the Lilburn Woman’s Club. It began to support …
A longtime resident will soon be the new president of the Lilburn Woman's Club. Patch talks to her about her goals and love of Lilburn.
Pat Gabilondo, a consummate community volunteer, will be diving into a new role as the next president of the Lilburn Woman's Club. This will be Gabilondo's first term as president, and she will be installed on Feb. 7. Laurie Wexel is the outgoing president. Gabilondo, whose family has lived in Lilburn for more than 21 years, first started attending Lilburn Woman's Club meetings in 2009, and became a full member by February of the next year. Her first responsibility was to assist Patti-Jo Shapiro with the club’s public relations. Shapiro died in 2011, and Gabilondo paid tribute to her in Patch, and many other ways. "We made a great team, and she was a passionate teacher," Gabilondo said. In 2011, Gabilondo continued on as the club’s …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The Republican National Convention begins, and a Lilburn resident and delegate is ready for all the week's activities.
TAMPA, FL — Gloria DiMaggio Tow couldn't wait to get inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Tuesday and check out the festivities surrounding the Republican National Convention. The Lilburn resident and Gwinnett County Republican Party member said she's been involved in politics since age 10 and is attending her 10th convention, but she's particularly fired up about this year's election. "It's the most important in my 65 years," Tow said. Tow and a handful of other Georgia delegates were hustling through downtown Tampa to get to the RNC venue for the start of Tuesday's events, cutting through parking lots and around chain-link fences set up for security. They had skipped the opening day Monday after the schedule was abbreviated due to the …
Monday, August 27, 2012
A Lilburn woman will be a delegate this week at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.
The Republican National Covention opens today, Aug. 27., and one Lilburn woman will be among those representing the state. Gloria Tow, whose civic engagement has included the Lilburn Woman's Club, is one of nine Gwinnett County residents who will be attending the convention as a delegate in Tampa, Fla. Tow also is listed as a current member of the executive committee at the Gwinnett County Republican Party. The other Gwinnett County residents are: Heather Alvarez of Grayson, Bettye Chambers of Buford, Melanie Crozier of Braselton, Debbie Dooley of Dacula, Kathy Hildebrand of Snellville, Jason and Julianne Thompson of Suwanee and Joan Zellner of Burford. There are 76 delegates representing the state. Georgia's delegation is one of five …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Linda Newton, a Lilburn resident and community activist, is taking on a new role to do more to end domestic violence.
Linda Newton doesn't know abuse like the women she's helping, and the women she wants to help. Maybe she's seen pictures, heard stories, met survivors. But, she doesn't have a personal story. Truthfully, though, it does not matter. Newton knows this: That it's awareness and a giving, open heart that makes all the difference for women dealing with domestic violence. "I'm very grateful that I have not experienced the kind of things these women are going through, but I've seen it, and you don't forget," she said, "especially since it isn't only the women, it's the children. And, it repeats from generation to generation. "So, our only hope to actually stop domestic violence is to help these women help their children get out of it, so they can …
The Lilburn Woman's Club is taking a stand against domestic violence. Learn more about one of its efforts, assisting the Gwinnett County Safe House.
The Lilburn Woman's Club is partnering with the Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV). Specifically, the group is working to raise money for the Gwinnett County Safe House. Here are a few things to know about the county's only shelter for domestic violence survivors and why it is working on a $4.4 million capital campaign. 1. Why a focus in Gwinnett County? Georgia is ranked sixth in the nation for the rate at which men kill women in domestic violence. From 2003-2010 in Gwinnett County, there were more known cases of of domestic-related deaths than any other county in Georgia. (Click here to read about a Lilburn woman's new role in helping with this on a state level.) 2. What's the background of the shelter? PADV has had a safe …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
On July 31 (or in early voting) we will make a big decision that will impact our pocket books for the next ten years when we vote YES or NO on TSPLOST – transportation local option sales tax referendum
The Lilburn Woman’s Club is sponsoring a debate on Monday, July 16 at 7pm, Lilburn City Hall. The pro TSPLOST debater is Dave Williams, VP of Transportation, Atlanta Regional Commission, and the con debater is Colleen Kiernan, Director, Georgia Chapter, Sierra Club. There will also be time for questions and comments from the audience. Whether you are leaning YES or NO or have not decided, the debate will be a good opportunity to get some clarity on the issues involved. If you have watched the steady stream of ads supporting a YES vote on TSPLOST , you have seen the claims that it will unsnarl traffic. The project list is at http://transformmetroatlanta.com/regional-projects/ where you can view the 157 projects for the metro Atlanta …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Lilburn Woman's Club hosts an Independence Day bicycle parade!
UPDATED WITH NEW PHOTOS! Suzannah Heirnel had this great idea to bring a bit more sparkle to the park by having Lilburn's littlest citizenry involved - a bicycle parade! "It was something I remember from my childhood and something I wanted to bring to Lilburn," she said. Some of the participants had worked days on decorating the handlebars and spokes of their bikes. Lots of tinsel; lots of stars and stripes and lots of red, white and blue. And lots of patriotic spirit. Patch saw lots of moms and dads taking pictures at the Parade. We'd love for you to share yours here! More than 60 kids ages 5-12 came out for the parade to show off their patriotism and participate in a bike safety class. The parade was part of a "Be Safe Be Seen" Bike …