There is always a way for you to contribute your time and talents. As a neighborhood women’s organization we provide a number of services not only for our members, but also for the entire community of Longshore Lake. From personally welcoming all new residents, to adorning the mailboxes with garlands during the holiday season, to remembering those in their time of need, we exemplify why we are truly the “Heart of the Community”.
Soon after a newcomer takes residence in the Longshore Lake community they are greeted by an LLWC volunteer as a friendly way to get acquainted with what our wonderful community has to offer. A packet of information about Longshore is provided, including a phone book and a welcome letter from the LLWC. The “Welcome Wagon Lady” represents both the Longshore Lake Foundation and the LLWC, interviewing new residents, if they agree, for an article to be included in the “Meet Your Neighbor” section of our Longshore Lake newsletter, The Breeze.
Neighbor to Neighbor
In your time of need many of our caring and dedicated members may provide a meal, a fruit basket, plant or flowers to those who are hospitalized or have suffered a loss of a close family member, or cards to show any resident that we are truly “the heart of the community”. Member volunteers are called upon to assist with meals.
E-mail Communication: LLWC has set up a Communications Team, who distribute e-mails to members, keeping you informed of our monthly meetings, amazing social events, and volunteer opportunities in our community and beyond.
Longshore Lake neighborhood email distribution system: Although this communication is not part of the LLWC, we voluntarily staff this service by which you can share and obtain contractor or service recommendations, give, buy or sell items, or convey other information (i.e. caring for a neighbor, blood drives) quickly within LL. Contact the Communications Team for the email address for this system so you can sign up.
Knowing that your birthday is a special time, the LLWC celebrates in two ways: a beautiful e-card birthday greeting is sent to all members who share their e-mail address with us, and those in attendance at our monthly meeting during their birthday months are also recognized and given a free raffle ticket!
Residents are encouraged to donate new or used, hardcover and paperback, fiction and non-fiction books for our community library housed in the Library in our Clubhouse. Residents may borrow and return these items at their own convenience. No lists, due dates or fines! Although it is not part of the LLWC, this service is coordinated by a volunteer member.
Block Captains are volunteers within the community who distribute information to, and collect information from small groups of their neighbors for activities such as the sale of luminaries. They may also be called upon to pass on information in an emergency.
LLWC adorns every mail box, unless notified otherwise, in the community after Thanksgiving with holiday garlands decorated with red bows and removes them after the first of the year. This is another opportunity of camaraderie for volunteer members to pair up to help place, remove and temporarily store the garlands.
LLWC provides all residents the opportunity to purchase luminaries to set out, lighting up the street in front of their houses on Christmas Eve. Volunteers are needed to assemble the orders at the Luminary Bagging Party, and deliver orders to Block Captains, as well as set out luminaries around the clubhouse on Christmas Eve.