November Monthly Meeting- The Drug Crisis (Open Meeting)

Bring a friend and join us as Joe Guardiani leads a discussion surrounding the current drug crisis across the nation, including our local area.  Joe is the Vice President of Development & Government Relations at Blue Mountain Health Systems and is bringing his experience with drug and alcohol education to the Concourse Club.  This is one of our two open meetings this club year and we encourage you to bring along any interested family or friends.  Our November meeting begins at 7pm at St. John's Fireline Church.  See you there!


It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas?!?

The Friends of the Park committee invites you to join them as they prepare to decorate the borough park for the holidays.  We will be making bows on Monday, November 6th at 9:30am in the borough hall and we anticipate hanging the bows on Monday, November 13th at a time to be determined.  When making bows, please bring a scissors and/or ruler where possible.


Christmas in the Park
The club will be decorating our Christmas tree for Palmerton's Christmas in the Park on Sunday, November 26th at 1pm.  Join us for this festive time in the park as we get into spirit of the holidays!

...And, once again, Mary Smida will be heading up our Bake Sale at Christmas in the Park on Saturday, December 2nd.  We're always looking for volunteers to help man the stand and are counting on our faithful Concourse Club bakers who always pull out all the stops when it comes to delectable goods!  With questions, contact Mary at 610.824.7202.

Thrift Store Treasures
This year, we'll be trying something new at our March meeting- Thrift Store Treasures!  Ladies are encouraged to search area thrift stores and create an outfit that can be worn to our March meeting.  We're giving you advance warning to be on the lookout for thrift stores in the area and design an outfit.  We think you'll be surprised by what you can find and we're looking forward to seeing your creativity!

Collection for Domestic Violence Service Center
Each December, the club takes up a collection for The Domestic Violence Service Center.  Would you consider bringing a new, unwrapped item(s) to our December meeting:

Socks, underwear (all sizes infant to adult), diapers (especially sizes 3&4), pull-up diapers, baby wipes, sippy cups, powdered formula, family size toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, tampons, sanitary pads, combs, hair brushes, blow dryers, laundry detergent, softener, dryer sheets, first-aid kits, ace bandages, ice packs, anti-bacterial ointment, wound care cream or spray, alarm clocks, umbrellas, crib sheets, twin bed sheets, pillow cases, pillows, coloring books, crayons, school supplies, construction paper, children's puzzles, dollar store toys, baby monitors, pre-paid phone cards, gift certificates to supermarkets, WalMart, Target.  The group also collects used cell phones and related accessories.


The club continues to collect Boxtops, which we contribute to the Palmerton Area Junior High to fund field trips for students who have financial difficulty and would otherwise not attend.  Please give your boxtops to Lisa Snell Kern.


Love Concourse Club?  Your friends will too!

Don't forget to tell your friends and neighbors about the Concourse Club!  We're always on the lookout for new members.  Contact Joan Turko at 610.826.2716 if you have a woman to suggest for membership.

This page is for Concourse Club members to stay informed of our meetings and member events.  If you're interested in joining Concourse Club, please contact our membership chair, Joan Turko, at 610.826.2716 or send an email to us at

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the concourse club women at the 100th anniversary dinner