STORY WOMAN'S CLUB

P.O. Box 103

28 North Piney Road

Story, Wyoming 82842

 

Established in 1919

Original Art by Laurie Kraft

 

 

 

The Story Woman's Club

 

is a community service organization that provides a building location for all community/county meetings at no charge to the public.  This would include county commissioner type meetings on local septic issues, etc., as well as this is our local voting location.  There are several additional organizations that use the building for meetings and events that pay a nominal fee.  This would include the Story Historical Society, The Story Garden Club, Senior Luncheons and Creative Arts.  It is also rented out for weddings, receptions, anniversary parties.

 

Assistance is also provided for families in need as well as funeral dinners for local families whether they are members or not.  Support is also provided to the local elementary school both monetarily and with member presence to help out.  We pick an organization each holiday and members contribute personal time and money and the club usually gives out funds as well.  In 2016 at Christmas the Story school was chosen and donations were taken to purchase science kits for the students.  Students from the school sang Christmas carols at the event and Santa appeared and each child was given a gift from Story Woman's Club.  In 2017, at the May Spring Luncheon and Cultural Arts, Sheridan Memorial Hospital was chosen and each member brought a donation of  a child's book to be given to the parents of each new baby born at the hospital.  Other examples are the Youth Home, Woman's Advocacy Center, Salvations Army,  etc.

 

The club is affiliated with the Wyoming Homemakers, Inc.  Members are active at the county and state levels.  Story Woman's Club members serving the Sheridan County Homemakers are President Joan Griffin, Vice President Karylyn Petrie, and Secretary Ina Mitchell.

 

Our building, which is an historical log site, is over 80 years old and in constant need of repair and upgrading.  We require funds for this in addition to the cost of every day functions (utilities, propane, etc.)  We recently had to install a new $30,000 septic system to meet code requirements.  Currently we need a complete kitchen remodel at the cost of approximately $39,000.  From this kitchen we serve an estimated 1000 to 1500 bereavement meals and 1,000 to 1,200 fundraising event meals and approximately another 2,300 senior and community activities meals.  A grand total of an estimated 5,000 meals are served from the Story Woman's Club kitchen on an annual basis!

 

Our fundraising events include the following:

 

Spaghetti dinners and silent auctions

 

Game nights (bunko, bingo)

Themed dinners - Cinco de Mayo

 

Quilt, Handmade furniture and Buffalo Hunt  raffles

 

Breakfast and Lunch served and the annual Story Day Yard Sale

 

Lunch served at Story Day Celebration

 

Duck Races at Story Days and a float entry for the parade

 

 

Our kitchen has damage as the result of an ice dam.  Donations would be gratefully appreciated. To continue our good works we need a good kitchen!  Story Woman's Club is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Our building, which is an historical log site, is over 80 years old and in constant need of repair and upgrading.  We require funds for this in addition to the cost of every day functions (utilities, propane, etc.)  We recently had to install a new $30,000 septic system to meet code requirements.  Currently we need a complete kitchen remodel at the cost of approximately $39,000.  From this kitchen we serve an estimated 1000 to 1500 bereavement meals and 1,000 to 1,200 fundraising event meals and approximately another 2,300 senior and community activities meals.  A grand total of an estimated meals are served from the Story Woman's Club kitchen on an annual basis!