Festival of the Arts
The festival celebrates the arts. Cash prizes are awarded to middle and high school students. High school students are invited to submit their artwork: painting, drawing, graphics, and jewelry. Students in seventh and eighth grade submit poems or essays. The winners, their parents, and teachers are invited to attend this event. The winning students will have the opportunity to present their work.
Royersford National Night Out
Our club participates in this annual free community event by maintaining a table, offering water to attendees and providing information about our club. It is always held on the first Tuesday in August.
Gardening at the Library
Our Garden Club plants and maintains seasonal gardens surrounding the entrance to the library for the enjoyment of all who visit there.
S-F High School Senior Scholarships
The Woman’s Club of Royersford has added a third award for 2023: The Tammy Klotzbach-Levan Scholarship award that will be given in memory of our valued friend and member of the club who gave so generously of her time and talents in service to our community. This award will be presented to a Spring-Ford High senior who exemplifies extraordinary service to the Spring-Ford community. Also, the club will present 2 literary awards: one for written and spoken English and one for creative writing. These awards are given to deserving seniors each spring at the Spring-Ford Senior High School Awards Program. The club is invited to send a delegate to the program to make the presentations.
This year at the Spring-Ford High School 2023 commencement award ceremony, The Women’s Club of Royersford presented several awards. Elaine Meils presented the Creative Writing Award to Katherine Black, the Written/Spoken Award to Audrey Cummings, and the Art Award to Madison Milstein. In addition, Elaine presented the Community Service Award given in member of Tammy Klotzbach’s, who was a long-time member of the woman’s club and was dedicated to serving the community. This Community Service Award was given to Aditi Mangal. Congratulations to these talented students.
Royersford Community Day
Our club maintains a table, offers information and raffle tickets for a prize awarded to a lucky winner during this event where local businesses, food vendors and community groups offer their wares along Main Street.
Serve Well Gardens
Farmer Pam has donated her green thumb and land to the Garden Club of the Woman’s Club of Royersford. She has built and prepared four raised beds for the planting of vegetables that are donated to local pantries.
Fashion Show & Luncheon
This year’s luncheon and fashion show is Springtime in a Victorian Garden on Sunday, May 5, 2024, from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Chadwick's Restaurant and Bar, 2750 Egypt Road, Audubon, PA. Tickets are $40.00. Join us for a lovely afternoon surrounded by flowers as you enjoy drinks, appetizers, lunch-asiago chicken or broiled salmon, and dessert followed by our delightful fashions modeled by our members.
Do not forget to wear your Victorian gowns, plumed hats, gloves, and parasols and enter our "Stroll Through the Garden" contest and pose with your family and friends in our photo booth. Finally, enjoy participating in our many raffles: 50/50, gift card tree, and basket of cheer.
Designer Bag Bingo
“Bingo! I won.” Join us on March 16 at the Friendship Fire Hall for designer purse bingo. In addition, there will be raffle baskets, door prizes, gift card tree and 50/50 drawing. This has been a sell-out event. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time via PayPal and Venmo. Click here for all the details.
Homes for the Holidays and Light the Night in the Twin Borough
Thank you to all who supported our Homes for the Holidays fundraiser, especially the wonderful homeowners who agreed to decorate and open their homes for the tour. Everyone who toured the homes was truly impressed with the decorations and the features of each home. Despite the weather, spirits were high and joyful. Stayed tune for 2024!
Additional fundraisers we host:
Boscov's Day Coupons
Our Garden Club plants and maintains seasonal gardens surrounding the entrance to the library for the enjoyment of all visit there.
This monthly book club features a wide variety of titles along with lively discussions followed by refreshment. Members take turns hosting the meetings. This club meets on the first Tuesday of each month except for June, July, & August.
Rofo Zoomers Club
The Rofo Zoomers meet to discuss books suggested by members. We meet on the first Thursday of each month via Zoom and occasionally in person. We endeavor to keep our meeting to 1 hour and enjoy sharing our personal insights regarding the selection we've read. Participation is open to any who wish to read and be a part of the Rofo Zoomers. Click here for a list of book titles through February 2024
Walking & Hiking Club
The Walking and Hiking Club meets every Thursday morning! Evelyn Dudonis and Gina Aiello will serve as Co-leaders. Our mission is to connect with nature and each other as we achieve physical health and emotional wellness. If you are interested contact Evelyn at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will add you to the list.
The Wine-Tasting Group offers opportunities to visit local vineyards and support these small businesses while enjoying each other’s company. If you are interested, contact Rita Wanner at email@example.com and she will add you to the list.
The Arts Interest Group
The Arts Interest Group mission is to provide a minimum of four opportunities each year to enjoy the arts. Kelly Stento has volunteered to chair this new group. If you are interested in this group, contact Kelly Stento.
The Volunteering/Hands-On group will be seeking and assisting organizations that need a helping hand. Please contact Katharine Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have expressed an interest in hands-on volunteering at Open Door, assisting at community events such as Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween parade, reading to children at elementary schools, and organizing children’s events at the library.
Hospitality - Sunshine
The Hospitality Club provides table decorations and flowers for members luncheons and new members.The Sunshine Club reaches out to shut-ins and members who are ill.
Under the leadership of Pam Silver, our Serve Well Gardens chairwoman and along with the help of her volunteers produced 107 pounds of vegetables for our local food pantry.
Mr. Dudonis, Evelyn’s husband, is a beekeeper and a member of The Montgomery County Beekeeper’s Association of Pennsylvania. He shared his wealth of knowledge about the bee’s life and the roles of the female, male and queen bees. He showed some of his safety clothing he wears when he collects the honey. All agreed that his information about the life was bees was very fascinating.
The Salvation Army
Wendy Egolf, Director of Housing Programs spoke about the various ways the Salvation Army is providing much needed services to people in our communities. The Salvation Army is combating poverty through a variety of programs. One such program is the Pottstown Works that teaches people how to find employment by offering a 4-day active learning experience and connecting job seekers with employers as well as providing follow up to help new hires keep their jobs. In addition, the Salvation Army helps the homeless find shelters and permanent housing. The Pathway of Hope program is dedicated to breaking the cycle of crisis and poverty of the homeless. Currently in Montgomery County, 70 families are waiting for shelters. For information on how you may help contact Wendy Egolf at email@example.com.
At our December’s meeting, Aditi Mangal, who is a senior at Spring-Ford High School, entertained us by playing Christmas songs on her violin. Her music filled the air with an atmosphere of joy. As we sang along to some Christmas Carols, everyone smiled and felt the spirit of Christmas. Aditi is a violinist in S-F Honor Ensemble. She is also the founder and president of Nonprofit: Instant Smile. Thank you, Aditi, for coming to our meeting.
Julia from Julia Gems spoke at our January meeting. Julia Gems is a family own business in Royersford. Julia shared her lifelong history with jewelry beginning with her early years working for her father. Julia loves transforming pieces of jewelry into custom designs. All designs, repairs, and restorations are done inhouse. Her passion for creating beautiful pieces of jewelry was very evident. Several of the club’s members spoke about their wonderful experiences with Julia as she transformed their inherited pieces of jewelry into custom designs. Julia invited everyone to stop by her store to get their rings cleaned and checked to make sure that the stones are secure.
Our speaker for our February program was Royersford’s Mayor Jenna. She shared with us the upcoming happenings in Royersford. Everyone is excited about the opening of our Farmer’s Market this spring. Please reach out to the mayor if you able to volunteer to help with the farmer’s market.
In addition, she discussed the various phases for the development of the Royersford Riverfront. She also highlighted various businesses and restaurants for us to visit. With Mayor Jenna at the helm, Royersford continues to prosper and attract new businesses and people. Thank you, Mayor Jenna for all you do to for our community. We love you.
Detective Pam Methias
Kristina introduced our speaker for our March meeting, Pam Methias. She is a Berks County Detective who spoke about cyber security and how to be on guard from potential scammers and thieves who will steal your identity. She stressed that Medicare, Social Security, IRS, and Department of Motor Vehicles will never contact one by phone.
Also, do not open links from people or sources one does not know. She recommended that daily or several times a week, everyone should check their bank balances and credit card purchases to be on the lookout for unauthorized activity. She suggested that our credit card limits should be lowered as a protection against fraudulent purchases.
In addition, AARP’s website has great information on scams. Never, never let someone into your home that you did not schedule for an appointment because thieves impersonate employees from legitimate companies. Remember, when in doubt look up phone numbers rather than use the phone number provided as a way of checking sources. Finally, we should always instincts or gut. If it does not feel right, investigate.
Celebrating our 109 Anniversary with Local History. Several club members presented their families’ histories of life here in Royersford. Katharine Nelson presented the history of Nelson’s ice cream. Kathy Mills shared historical information about her grandfather’s barbershop. Rita Leary-Bullard informed us that her father had Bankers Bar which is now Velvet Lux Salon owned by Evelyn Dudonis’s daughter. Pat Weikel family owned a sporting goods store also located downtown
Dr. Coleen Lelli
Spoke on Laurel House and domestic abuse.
Organizations We Support:
Royersford Free Public Library
Meals on Wheels
Saint Vincent de Paul
Spring-Ford Historical Society
Southeastern Veterans Center
You Are Worth It Foundation