Please Join Us for Lunch!

After our business meeting and program, Women’s Day Alliance members and guests move to Channing Hall to enjoy lunch and fellowship. 

Pot Luck Luncheons:  September, December, and May
Three times a year, we feature a pot luck where all our members and guests bring a dish to share and we get to taste what good cooks everyone is!  At these luncheons we invite the church staff to join us, which gives us opportunities to get to know each other better.  We send email reminders, and personally phone those who do not use email.  Everyone, please RSVP
if you’re coming, so that we will know how many people to expect so we can have enough tables and chairs set up.

Catered Luncheons:  October, November, January, February, March, and April
The rest of the time, we have our lunches catered.  There is a charge of $12.00.  The catered lunches definitely require an RSVP so we can notify the caterer of how many to prepare for.  We will email and call as a reminder the week before the meeting and will need a head count by the Friday before the Tuesday meeting.  Because we pay the caterer by the plate, if you RSVP but you are unable to attend at the last minute, you may be charged for your reserved lunch if we are not able to sell it to someone who had not reserved one.  (A note from WDA’s Treasurer:  If everyone can please bring the correct amount of cash, or write a check to Women’s Day Alliance, that will be very helpful.)

Luncheon Hostesses, and Table Decorations

A long tradition of the WDA luncheons is to have tablecloths and decorations as well as the normal cutlery, etc. on the table.  Prior to each new year, our Luncheon Committee Chairs sign up volunteers to set-up, decorate and clean up.  We really appreciate those who take on this task and we always are surprised by new and innovative table decor.

This year’s luncheon dates are:

September 4 – Pot Luck; Hostesses: Sara Miskimins, Karen Ward, Karen Hugo, Marla Beikman

October 2 – Catered; Hostesses: Marci Kizer, Barbara Powell, Kathleen Campbell, Vee Shine

November 6 – Catered; Hostesses: Liz Orr, Susan de Cancio, Rhonda Koetting, Trudy Hess

December 4 – Pot Luck; Hostesses: Janny Strickland, Verda Shine, Ellen Tye

January 8 – Catered; Hostesses: Gwen Lummus, Paula Rose

February 5 – Catered; Hostesses: Betty Mayeur, Holly Nichols, Patty Jantho, Rhonda Koetting

March 5 – Catered; Hostesses: Ginny Lombardi, Ruth Bison, Cindi Thompson

April 2 – Catered; Hostesses: Linda Ray, Gail Mackey

May 7 – Pot Luck; Hostesses: Susan Grundy, Kathy Calhoun, Kathy Warner, Erin Beach


To join our email list for invitations to WDA meetings and luncheons, contact Gwen Lummus,


For any other questions about the Luncheons, please contact Martha Withers at

WDA sincerely appreciates 2017-2018 Luncheon Co-Chairs Barb Moody and Martha Withers for all their work!




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The May 2014 luncheon featured a “Happy 90+ Birthday” celebration for several long-time WDA members!