By Lowen McKay
The Chappaqua Neighbors Club has been a vibrant part of the community for a very long time. Anyone can join the club that has almost 140 members and welcomes women of all ages.
The club has several special interest groups that meet frequently and new groups are added as interest is raised. Each member can attend any activity or meet with any group on a regular basis or as often as their schedule permits. If you are a games enthusiast, come play Bridge, Canasta or Mah-Jongg. Monthly cultural outings include museums, walking tours, or visits to historic sites. For baseball fans, see a game at Yankee stadium. The Book Group discusses a diverse selection of fiction and non-fiction books. Our bird watching group is guided by an Ornithologist from the Saw Mill River Audubon Society. See a movie on a Tuesday afternoon. Sewing, needlepoint, and other hand goods are made at cozy gatherings. Enjoy lunch at a different nearby restaurant each month. Also, WOCAS is an enthusiastic group whose mission is to walk every street in Manhattan.
The Chappaqua Neighbors Twig is one of the service arms whose members volunteer at the Thriftree Shop for the benefit of the Northern Westchester Hospital. The Quilting group makes quilts for veterans and Blythedale Children’s Hospital. And, Helpline is there to help any member who is going through a difficult time.
Our friendships run deep.
Twice a year, we all meet together for a fine dining luncheon experience. Our monthly Club newsletter lets us know about important upcoming dates. Membership dues are only $25 a year and help cover different expenses.
The Chappaqua Neighbors Club has a special feeling of friendship and an unending sense of fun. It’s a club that offers a variety of both different and interesting things to do. And the best part is that you get to do them with a group of women who have a zest for life and who are there when you need some kind thoughts or deeds.
Lowen McKay, a longtime local resident and IBM retiree, is honored to be President of the Chappaqua Neighbors Club and can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org