Women’s Club tea combines good times, charity work

November 2, 2010

Steamy tea, little sandwiches and sugary treats await those snacking at the third annual Harmony and High Tea hosted by the Issaquah Women’s Club.

After a group of friends founded the club in 1983, “just a couple of women who wanted to get together and have fun and do some good for the community,” the club has intertwined itself with Issaquah, forming friendships and donating funds to local groups, community outreach chair Mary Mallet said.

Tea aficionados chatter during the annual Harmony and High Tea auction organized by the Issaquah Women’s Club. By Debby Bader

At the tea, women of all ages can catch up with their family and neighbors. Joann McHolland plans to bring her 12-year-old granddaughter, who has already saved $100 to spend at the auction.

McHolland joined the club in 2002, after a vehicle accident made it difficult for her to pursue her other extracurricular activity: golf.

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Issaquah Women’s Club furnishes local charities with funding

March 23, 2010

Representatives of local recipient organizations and Issaquah Women’s Club officers pose March 4 with checks totaling $6,000, raised by club members at their annual Harmony & High Tea fundraiser last November. Contributed

Issaquah Women’s Club members gathered to distribute $6,000 in donations to local organizations March 4.

“This is what we work so hard for all year,” said Club President Mariann Crane. “We are very thoughtful where our monies go, and we feel we have got Read more

Find harmony with your high tea

October 27, 2009

Put on your best and come sip tea for charity with the Issaquah Women’s Club at their Harmony & High Tea annual fundraiser at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 14.

Last year, the event raised $14,000 for local charities, said Mariann Crane, president of the women’s club.

“It is a wonderful event and so many people are so anxious to come back,” she said. “For anyone looking to give back to their community, it’s perfect.”

You can expect the superb snacks, like tea sandwiches with cucumber and cream cheese, chicken almondine, and ham and cream cheese; delectable sweets, like petit fours, lemon bars and shortbread cookies; fresh fruit; and, of course, fine teas in a variety of flavors.

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Womens’ club auction to benefit charities

May 5, 2009

About 50 gift baskets will be auctioned May 7 at the annual Issaquah Womens’ Club basket auction to benefit local charities. Read more