February Newsletter: Dinner & Program, Celebrate 70 Years, Annual Member Renewal



Join the SCC for its February dinner ($20) featuring chicken pot pie – comfort food for a February evening in Shepherdstown – followed by a program about the regional HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, builder of homes with volunteer labor for families in need. Hear about how the families are screened, how the houses are built, and listen to the experiences of Shepherd University students joining us, who have been on a previous build and those awaiting their opportunity during 2015 alternative Spring break. At the War Memorial Building – Dinner starts at 6:30 and program ends at 9. Our dinners are prepared with fresh ingredients on the day by an SCC Board member. RSVP preferred so we have a dinner count, by email to Toni Milbourne ttpams@comcast.net, or by phone 304-702-3026.


The Shepherdstown Community Club (started as the Shepherdstown Men’s Club) was founded in 1945 at a meeting in McMurran Hall with 11 attending. They adopted a resolution whose objectives embraced the “civic interests of Shepherdstown and community, social fellowship, and [cooperation] with … organizations engaged in the promotion of public welfare.” In its first year of 1945 the Club worked with the Red Cross to provide lifeguard [s] and associated equipment at the town’s bathing beach on the Potomac River, held a wartime tin can drive that amassed 1,120 pounds of tin, and started its tradition of a Halloween party for local school children, which we continue in another form today.

Seventy years on you can see we have maintained these original objectives. Look for more of these historical slices during our year long celebration: THE SHEPHERDSTOWN COMMUNITY CLUB: SERVING THE COMMUNITY FOR 70 YEARS.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL – Help Sustain the SCC for Another 70 Years

January is the month we send out membership renewal notices for 2015 (if you have not already joined for 2015). The SCC depends on its members’ support for our programs in the War Memorial Building, maintenance & improvements of Morgan’s Grove Park – so please reply to the annual membership letter. If you are not now a member, you can join at Individual ($30) Family ($45) – Include your mailing address & preferred email address to:

Shepherdstown Community Club
PO Box 463
Shepherdstown, WV 25443