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USC Community Day


Community Day is right around the corner – May 18th at the old Rec Center!

This year our Community Day booth has been overhauled and revamped with some great new ideas! One of the new attractions of our booth will be various gift baskets that are going to raffled off that day. We are creating the baskets to reflect the various activities that Newcomers have to offer.

Since Community Day is a great way to showcase the club and what we do to prospective members, we would love to have as many club members as possible to help with this event.

Here are ways that you can help Newcomers on Community Day:

1. Volunteer to work a shift at the event. (Husbands are welcomed too! At least 4 husbands have been told..I mean..volunteered to work so far!) Volunteers will receive a snazzy Newcomer’s T-shirt that we would like you to wear while you volunteer, but its yours to keep!

[button link=]Sign up for a shift here[/button]

2. Donate cash or a gift card appropriate to a basket theme, for example, a Barnes and Noble gift card for Book Club. We will also seek donations from local businesses.

3. Donate items for the gift baskets. Here is a list of the basket themes and suggested donations:

Moms & Tots – Outdoor Fun – bubbles, sunscreen, sand toys, sidewalk chalk, beach towel, jump rope.
Couples Events – Progressive Dinner – Spanish themed non-perishable food basket (olives, etc).
Family Events – Family game night – board and card games, snacks, etc.
Book Club – books, gift cards, trendy bookmarks.
Ladies Entertainment – gift cards, local eatery menus, local wines, local winery tour information, wine gift sets.
Craft Night – scrapbook items, yarn, sewing items, painting supplies.
Membership – This basket will sell the club – include a free membership and only be eligible for prospective members. It should include a brochure (reasons to join & benefits of membership), a Newcomers T-shirt, notepad and grocery bag. Recent In USC magazine, USC town book, recent USC CRC book, Pittsburgh tourist books/pamphlets, Summer Library schedule, etc.

Please contact Jean Lesogor or Julie Williams to make arrangements for donation pick ups. We’ll come to you to make it easier!

Also, if you’re planning on running the 5K on Community Day, please contact us for a Newcomer’s t-shirt. We would love to have you represent the club as you’re running that day!

Any questions? Just contact Jean Lesogor or Julie Williams.

Summer Playground Playgroups


Beginning May 29th our Mom and Tots playgroups will meet every Wednesday at 10:00 am at different playgrounds in the area.  We will use Thursdays as a make-up day in case of bad weather.  If the weather is bad both days that week, we will cancel that week’s playgroup and meet on the next scheduled date.  Feel free to bring a snack, drink, and toys with you to the parks.  Please contact Emily Mamakos or Elizabeth Schwall for directions to any of these locations.  We’re looking forward to getting all of the playgroups together for some summer fun!  Parks marked with a (*) have sprinklers so please bring towels/change of clothes.  At Peterswood Park we meet at the second playground.

Summer Dates:

May 29th: Baker Park
June 5th: Township/Library Park
June 12th: *Wiltshire Park
June 19th: Johnston Park
June 26th: *Hays Park
July 3rd: * Trotwood Hills Park
July 10th: Peterswood Park
July 17th: Eisenhower School park
July 24th: Baker Park
July 31st: Township/Library Park
August 7th: *Wiltshire Park
August 14th: Johnston Park
August 21st: Eisenhower School Park
August 28th: *Trotwood Hills Park

It would be very sweet of you…

We just need one (1) host home for the grand finale of our June 1st Progressive Dinner…dessert!

You don’t have to make anything…all desserts will be delivered to you, including paper products such as plates and napkins and plastic forks…

You just need to be able to accommodate 30-50 people standing!

It’s that simple! It will be the easiest (and cheapest) entertaining you do this year!

Contact Cynthia Cable or Mia Moran-Cooper and say “I have the sweetest home ever!”

Progressive Dinner Needs You and You!

Almost there! With five (5) homes down and two (2) to go, we just need 2 more host dining rooms for our June 1 Progressive Dinner!

You don’t have to clean your whole house or do anything fancy…just offer use of your basic dining table and chairs to 2 or 3 additional couples…

You cook nothing… You only provide others a place to sit for 1 1/2 hours and eat the side dishes they prepared and brought to you, to accompany your CATERED entree!

It’s that simple! Appetizers and desserts are elsewhere too! And did we say the wine is provided provided to you also? It will be the easiest (and cheapest) dinner party you will ever host!

Contact Cynthia Cable or Mia Moran-Cooper and say “Count me in!”