Westborough – Noreen P. Johnson Smith, a native of Westborough, will speak about the experiences of refugees resettling in Worcester and of her role in Family Care Health Center in Worcester when the Westborough Woman’s Club holds its luncheon meeting Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 12 p.m. (Note the change of meeting date to first Tuesday of the month).
Smith is vice president of development and advancement at Family Health Center, a health care facility serving more than 29,000 patients and nutrition clients who speak in 22 languages. Having served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Central African Republic she has a heightened sensitivity to immigration issues, the sacrifices people have made to come to this country, and the challenges they face to survive and thrive here. She was one of five women to receive the YWCA’s Erskine Award in 2014; this award is presented to women whose professional accomplishments have improved the lives of women and girls in their communities.
A light lunch and brief business meeting, led by President Karen Bloom, will precede the presentation at the First United Methodist Church, 120 W. Main Street, Westborough. Community improvement projects have been the mainstay of the club. This month members are encouraged to bring a gift for women and/or men veterans to this meeting which will be distributed prior to the holiday season. Suggestions include: cinema gift cards, calling cards, cards to Target, Walmart, sport-themed shirts for men in large sizes, and toiletries, especially for women.
Membership is open to all women who are at least 18 years of age and are interested in contributing to the betterment of the community. Guests are always encouraged and welcome to attend monthly meetings and programs.
For more information call 508-366-0902.