Sep 24, 2019

Volunteer Opportunities Beyond NHWT

The following are a couple of volunteer opportunities that are open-ended time-wise. I think either one of these would be a fun project.  Let me know if you volunteer. Thanks, Diane WC

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities Annual Benefit - Need Set-Up Volunteers (Age 16 +) 
Date: Friday, Oct 11, 2019 
Time: 7:00am to 1:00pm 

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities’ annual Benefit, For the Kids!, is on Friday, October 11th at U.S. Bank Stadium, and we need your help to set up for our biggest fundraising event of the year! There are different shift start times and all will end around 1:00pm – lunch will be included! Here is what we need help with: • 7:00AM – unloading the truck • 8:00AM – auction set-up 10:00AM – on field and other set-up tasks Please fill out this form and indicate what time you are available to start helping – if you are unable to stay until 1:00pm, please note that as well in the form: WuHbFPjAYyWDKhUXA If you have any questions, please contact Amy Kuehn, Director of Special Events, at akuehn@bgc or 651-200-4107. Thank you in advance for your help! 

Fraser Volunteer at the 2019 Fraser Annual Benefit (Age 16 +) 

Fraser is Minnesota’s largest and most experienced provider of autism and early childhood mental health services. Fraser serves children and adults through healthcare, housing, education and employment. 

Date: Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 
Time: Shifts from 8:00am thru 10:00pm 
Location: Minneapolis Hilton 

We are looking for volunteers to help out with various shifts between the hours of 8:00am and 10:00pm. Attend the event free of charge and enjoy the exquisite entertainment. Receive breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner depending on the time of your volunteer shift. Volunteers will help with a variety of tasks including: • Set Up • Guest Registration • Greeting • Coat Check Merchandise Packing and Checkout Anyone over the age of 16 can volunteer to help make a difference in the lives of children, teens, and adults with special needs and their families. Please follow this link: https:// ap=917676223 to fill out the short volunteer application and join in on the fun! Contact Meagan LeMay at with any questions or if you are interested in volunteering. 

Sep 18, 2019

NHWT Ways and Means Fundraiser


The Butter Braid order form will be emailed to chapter members around the 18th of September so that members can share the information electronically with friends and relatives. There will also be paper copies of the order form at the September meeting. Our chapter will receive 40% of each item sold and this money will be used to help fund our ways and means account (yearly expenses). The sale will continue until November 4th , when orders and money will need to be turned in. The Butter Braids are an incredible treat for your guests over the holidays and can be kept frozen for many months. The orders will arrive at my home on Friday, November 15th and should be picked up as soon as possible, because they have to be kept frozen. Contact Rita with questions or to place an order (

Thanks, Rita J

Sep 13, 2019

September Newsletter Scavenger Hunt

Read our September Newsletter. Answer the following questions and email Rita J before the October Newsletter is complete to be entering into a drawing for a fun prize.

Question #1: Who is collecting socks for our chapter?
Question #2: Who should members invite to the Halloween Party?
Question #3: When will be Butter Braids be delivered?

Sep 10, 2019

Cooper Craft Fair Volunteers Needed

Fall is quickly approaching, which means the Cooper Craft Fair (CCF) is just around the corner! It’s always the last Saturday of October. This year it’s on the 26th.

For those of you who’ve never heard of or been to the CCF, it’s a large arts & crafts fair made up of 140-160 crafters who sell only handmade goods. 40% of the proceeds go to the Lavon H Cooper scholarship fund, usually equaling $4,500-$5,500, that’s dispersed to about 8-10 graduates of a District 281 high school. The CCF is at Cooper High School and is going on its 47th year!

We require about 24 volunteers to help set up on Friday night and 30 during the event. Please sign up for a shift, if you haven’t already, via the SignUpGenius. Also, I’ll be looking for someone to shadow me to take over my position on the CCF Committee. My role in the committee is scholarship oversight and volunteer recruitment. Please let me know if you’re interesting in being a part of the committee. It would involve shadowing me at our follow-up meetings after this year’s fair, learning the tasks involved in my position, and shadowing me at next year’s fair.

Thanks, Merrin B

Sep 1, 2019

A Note from President Rita ~ September

     Not sure what is going on with the weather. But fall seems to be here early. I find myself wanting a cup of hot cider with cinnamon or a nice big hot chocolate with whipped cream! FYI, Country Kitchen has an incredible bottomless cup of Hot Chocolate! I am looking forward to all the fun activities we have in the works. I hope you all will find time to attend some of these activities. I look forward to all the new events our members will put together for us this fall and winter. 

   - Rita J.