Review the Women of Today projects submitted by chapters and Exec Council members. Use a project as listed or as inspiration to create your Chapter's next project.
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Lots of ideas are out there for membership events. There is a good list of membership event ideas if you go through the Membership VP page or the Membership Management Committee page. Some of the social ideas come with a link to invites and additional information ready-made for a membership activity. A good membership plan allows for at least one membership event each trimester. Please contact the MVP or MMC Chair for more information. Plan your events today!
Held in a garage that was decorated for the event. Members and their sweethearts and prospectives were invited to come in costume. Pizza was served. A bubble gum blowing contest, hula-hoop contest, Lip-sync contest and best costume contest were held.
Estimated Cost: 0 Click here to contact the Warroad Area WT chapter for this activity.
This m-event is perfect for teams of members, perspective members, or families. One of the suggestions that the MMC has heard is to get families involved. Madelia did this as a family event and it was a blast. It includes the clues we used in our race with additional suggestions. You will need to rewrite the clues so they match your town and what stops you choose.
Estimated Cost: 0 Click here for more information. Click here to contact the MNWT Membership Management Committee for this activity.
This m-event is modeled after the favorite TV show and is a lot of fun. The attached script has the questions/answers and all of the props needed. You can invite a 5th grader to be the star or improvise with your DD or chapter president. Even if you have not seen the TV show, the script has all the info you need to run a successful m-event.
We get together at a members home before National Night Out. Each member brings part of the meal. We cook hamburgers and hot dogs and have a great picnic meal. After we are finished eating and socializing, we head for Brooklyn Blvd. for the National Night Out Light Up the Boulevard at 10:00 pm.
Estimated Cost: 0 Click here to contact the Brooklyn Park WT chapter for this activity.
Life is so uncertain, eat dessert first! This M-event is complete with invites and instructions to hold a backwards party. Plan everything backwards from serving dessert, then the meal, then the appetizers to doing the door prizes first, saying hello to everyone as they leave. Have fun with this backwards idea! If you choose not to do a BBQ, then just call it a Backwards Bash or come up with a new name.
This was to provide an opportunity for members and prospective members to socialize while orientating the prospective member to Women of Today. WT Monopoly was played. If a person landed on a square, they had to explain what that area was all about. After the game blizzards were made and enjoyed.
Estimated Cost: 0 Click here to contact the MNWT Membership Management Committee for this activity.
Bunco is a fun dice game that few or many can play. This is great for a social or m-event. All the instructions you need are attached.
Family Party that has a Caribbean theme, held in January. Games for the kids, music, prizes, food, magic & dance. Cost and time depends on what you get donated and how much extra entertainment you want.
Enjoy a bowl of soup and bring Chicken Soup books and take turns reading stories. You could also send out an instant soup packet with the invite.
This is a make and take; guests will help to make a batch of powder laundry detergent and each person can take some home to try. The instructions, ingredients and invites are included. This is a very concentrated powder that is natural and good for people with allergies. It works in all types of washing machines; front or top loading and high efficient.
Estimated Cost: 20 Click here to contact the MNWT Membership Management Committee for this activity.
Think of all foods have a corn theme (corn nuts, corn chips, popcorn, etc.) and play the following games: (1) pass around a jar of unpopped popcorn; person guessing closest to actual number in kernels wins; and (2) corn-related sounds (i.e., rustling of corn stalks, peeling corn, opening a can of corn, popping corn) were played, and the person getting the most correct answers won.
Who doesn't love chocolate? Attached are several suggestions and invitation for a chocolate extravaganza. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination!
Plan a service with a variety of readings and songs to share as a fellowship for your chapter. We met at a members house on a Saturday morning for breakfast and a socializing period, followed by a program dealing with women and their place and role in society. This was very informal, but interesting and informative session and gave those who attended a better knowledge of each other.
Invite guests to play Farkle, a fun and easy dice game while enjoying Fiddle Faddle popcorn snacks.
Held during Family Week - Just a night out for members and spouses held at a local church to play games, goodies & gab.
Members Needed: 2+ member(s)Estimated Cost: 0 Click here to contact the Detroit Lakes WT chapter for this activity.
This informative m-event is always a topic that gets people involved and discussing ways to make a difference. This is great for Earth Day in April.
You ask your guests to bring bananas with them for this fun M-Night Event. This is an easy to plan event and excellent for an extension. There is a script in the sample handouts that will lead you through the event.
This m-event has a lot of flexibility; you could make a flower or herb garden, invite in a local nursery or florist or plant seeds for the next growing season. Everything you need to run this m-event is attached.
Use this fun activity for an informational meeting, m-event or just some fun at a social. Members pick 24 items from their purse and put on a bingo card. As the items are called, they take the items off the card. Any 5 blanks in a row are BINGO!
Decorate Hawaiian style. Door prizes provided. Had banana splits and had a banana eating contest. Played games of musical chairs to Beach Boys music.
Members Needed: 5+ member(s)Estimated Cost: 0 Click here to contact the MNWT Membership Management Committee for this activity.
This great Holiday social teaches you how to make small gift boxes out of old cards. We then fill the boxes with candy and deliver them to a local senior center.
Members Needed: 3+ member(s)Estimated Cost: 0 Click here for more information. Click here to contact the Duluth WT chapter for this activity.
Make new holiday cards out of old cards and give them to the area residents at nursing homes.
This m-event is really good for a new chapter or extension. Invite guests to a local coffee shop. Enjoy a Latte or other beverage while your guests learn about Women of Today. Invites, flyers and all the information you need is included in the guide that is attached.
Attached is all you need to make beer bread mix; attach the recipe and you have a great gift for the holidays or easy bread to make with soup!
A Joy Jar is a jar that your guests will decorate and take home with them. Each day they will put a dated slip of paper in the jar. On the slip of paper they will write good things that have happened. Then on New Years Eve/Day, sit down and go through the slips and remember all the awesome things that happened over the year.
All persons in attendance dressed pregnant! Refreshments, hors d'oeuvres served. We have had a great success with this project. Eight members have joined over the years.
This is a great get together for WT members and their children. We have a chairperson and committee who decide the menu. Afterwe eat we have a candy hunt for the children.
Estimated Cost: 50 Click here to contact the MNWT Membership Management Committee for this activity.
A social with little prep and lots of fun. Daughters and mothers or friends, or step-mom, or neighbor attend and all wear hats. An Easter theme for decorations and food. A women from the local Historical Society did a program on the history of hats.
Members Needed: 3-4 committee member(s)Estimated Cost: 0 Click here to contact the MNWT Membership Management Committee for this activity.
An informal orientation for prospective members and all new members signed this year was the purpose of this project. The menus were TV shows that they had to select and a food was assigned according to the show. Followed with an orientation about WT.
Invite prospectives/members to bring whatever they sleep in a brown paper bag and then try to guess who sleeps in what!
What does how you eat an Oreo cookie tell us about your personality
During Kids Week, we have a potluck supper, followed by a hay ride at a member's farm. It is a great time!
Members Needed: 3 member(s)Estimated Cost: 0Estimated Time: 2 Click here to contact the MNWT Membership Management Committee for this activity.
Postcards are mailed to prospective members two weeks in advance. The person that submitted that name called them to offer a ride. The game is put on a large piece of paper. The rules of pictionary are followed. After the game a member gives an orientation on WT along with handouts. This project seems to bring the inactive WT members out of the woodwork.
Estimated Cost: 0 Click here to contact the Thief River Falls WT chapter for this activity.
Held with the regular membership meeting, a treasure hunt with hidden clues was created. Five different menus were prepared with individuals needing to solve a clue, to find the coin before receiving each menu item.
Estimated Cost: 0 Click here to contact the Owatonna WT chapter for this activity.
Send invites to prospective members and current members. Have everyone dress in tacky polyester outfits and bring their favorite pizza topping. Be sure to have enough cheese, sauce and crust covered in advance. Open with some kind of mixer. Assemble pizzas & enjoy. After dinner have a brief period to talk about WT. Give prize for best or worst outfit.
Members Needed: 6+ member(s)Estimated Cost: 0 Click here to contact the Champlin WT chapter for this activity.
One of our members has a pool and we had a pool party for members and prospective. Had potluck and spread the event by word of mouth. All in attendance said they would love to do this again.
Invite guests to your local park and enjoy popcorn, pop, Popsicles, pop rock candy, blow-pops etc. Give confetti poppers out with the invites to have them for fun at your event.
This project gives spouses a chance to meet each other. Members donate their houses for the evening. Members sign up to bring the "side dishes" and the committee supplies the "main meal." There is a charge to cover the costs of the meat/potatoes. Entrees/snacks are served at one house for 30-40 minutes, then everyone goes to the next house for salads, then onto the third house for the main meal and dessert.
Members Needed: 10 member(s)Estimated Cost: 80 Click here to contact the MNWT Membership Management Committee for this activity.
This is an excellent M-Night Event for an extension or a social where you have a lot of people with little knowledge of WT. There is a script in the sample handouts that you will ask for items that prospectives would have in their purse and tie it into areas in Women of Today. Contact Jane at for more information.
Invite your friends to bring like new purses and/or accessories. Then come up with a fun way to swap/shop for new items. Attached is a guide including an invitation and instructions for holding your own purse/accessory swap.
Everyone brings their favorite shoes, you must have a story about them. Shoe BINGO and prizes were shoelaces and Tootsie Rolls and socks. Drank wine and ate cheese and crackers and dessert.
Divide into teams. Add new twist to the routine scavenger hunt: on St. Patrick's Day, hunt for green things; on Valentine's Day, hunt for romance items, etc. Invite prospective members. serve refreshments at a member's home following the hunt. Another example of a non-traditional scavenger hunt is to include a list of items in the newsletter that members need to bring to the next membership meeting. Prize awarded to the member with the best items!
Carpool or chartered a bus to the Mall of America. Membership fun and a joint social with a nearby or PALS chapter.
Members Needed: 4 to 40 attendees member(s)Estimated Cost: 0 Click here to contact the MNWT Membership Management Committee for this activity.
Try to eat 6 saltine crackers in 60 seconds.
Chapter president's husband wore a gorilla costume and hid in the woods. Members had a bonfire, socialized and had supper. Participants were taken down a trail to the woods with a flash light and a sack. They were instructed on "How to catch a Snipe" (i.e., bang sticks together, hoot to scare it out, leaders found the gorilla and lead him towards the hunters). Person who catches the "snipe" receives a prize.
Provide as many innovative food items that would be great on a stick dipped in chocolate. Use crock pots, fondue pots or chocolate fountains and invite your guests to be creative and try a new twist. Decorate with a fair theme and make your own State Fair!
Held at the Elks Club, it was open to the public and was advertised and promoted in the newspaper. Articles presenting the speaker were featured. Members provided snacks to enjoy following the speaker.
Local community members joined us for string and shoelace crafts at the food court at the local Mall. We had a table set up with supplies and a Duluth Women of Today sign. People visiting the Mall's Food Court stopped to see what a bunch of us were doing, participated in the activity, and found out more about our chapter. Chapter members were asked to bring shoelaces, string, and/or yarn to demonstrate the activities found in the following books: "Laces: 100s OF WAYS TO PIMP YOUR KICKS" by Ian Fiegen, and "Cats Cradle, Jacob Ladder, Eiffel Tower, Cup & Saucer, Witches Broom: A Book of String Figures" by Anne Akers Johnson. There was no cost, and curiosity brought people right to us!
Members Needed: 3+ member(s)Estimated Cost: 0Estimated Time: 2 Click here to contact the Duluth WT chapter for this activity.
Chapter members' husbands were secretly contacted before the day of the surprise. Someone picked up the members early (6:00 am) on a Saturday morning and they all met at one member's home. Those being picked up are not allowed to dress. Prizes are given, such as "Most Unique Morning Attire" and "Best Morning Hair-do." Breakfast was served.
Members Needed: 3+ member(s)Estimated Cost: 25 Click here to contact the MNWT Membership Management Committee for this activity.
Members and prospective members met in a members basement and played win, lose or draw. The social had an animal theme with animal name tags and animal games played. The idea was to come looking as "tacky" as possible.
This fun event has many ways to celebrate with suggestions for food and drink. This is an informal, casual event that could be held at someone’s house, backyard, park or anywhere.
Event was held at the American Legion. Booths were set up on scarf-tying demonstrations, a craft, therapeutic facial massage table, breast cancer information, nail sculpturing, hair styling and others. Fruit and vegetable trays were available for refreshment. Door prizes were given.
Estimated Cost: 0 Click here to contact the Bemidji WT chapter for this activity.
Invite your friends to taste hot dogs the way they have been served in Chicago for years. The hot dog has to be a certain kind with all the right fixings. See the attached guide on making/serving the Chicago Style Hot Dog! Have fun with the Chicago quiz also included in the attached file.
Every community should be concerned by the activities of their teens. During the summer it is especially easy to be allowed too much time to get into mischief. This event in a small part allowed the teens to have fun and enjoy themselves and get them off the streets and out of trouble.
Members Needed: 8 member(s)Estimated Cost: 430Estimated Time: 368 Click here to contact the Byron WT chapter for this activity.
This m-event combines the snack for the evening with your activity. It gives you a couple of ideas to use ingredients to make up the trail mix and then share together as a snack.
This celebrates that IT IS NOT our birthday, we are not a year older. But of course if it is someone’s birthday, they should be your special guests. Decorate with a variety of birthday decorations and serve birthday food. Invite the perspectives to bring a white elephant gift for a gift exchange. Everything you need is attached.
We worked in cooperation with the local VFW. They have been having this Sunday breakfast at least once a month for a long time. However, they had been looking for other organizations who would be willing to help. They supplied the facilities. We sold tickets and supplied the people to serve, wait tables and greet people. We served breakfast from 9 am to 1 pm and split the profits with the VFW.
Members Needed: '15-20+ member(s)Estimated Cost: 0Estimated Time: 8 Click here to contact the MNWT Membership Management Committee for this activity.
Send out a packet of hot cocoa with your invitations. Ask the perspective to bring the cocoa packet back and enjoy
Obtain donations of toys, clothing & cash to be given to women and their children at "Welcome Home Transitional Living Center."
Members Needed: 3+ member(s)Estimated Cost: 0 Click here to contact the MNWT Membership Management Committee for this activity.
Make a fun and easy snowman from a sock filled with rice. This is easy and fun and a great Winter M-event.
To inform the public about our chapter and the Women of Today organization. Hung flyers, put place mats in restaurants and advertised on radio and in newspapers, etc. Promoted National, State and Local Women of Today by introducing chapter members to the community through full page newspaper ads and media ads. Recognized businesses that have supported chapter.
Members Needed: 10+ member(s)Estimated Cost: 365Estimated Time: 58 Click here to contact the Morris Area WT chapter for this activity.
There are 3 options with this m-event; invite guests to come and make their own Cake in a Mug in the microwave, learn basic cake decorating if you have someone that could demonstrate or decorate cake pops!
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