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Spooktacular Fall Fun for October Christen


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									                                                                          Empowering Women,
                                                                           Making a Difference
                                                                              October 2011

 Spooktacular Fall Fun for October
WOW!!! What a great turn out for our first 2011-2012 meeting (and post meeting too). It was nice to
see so many familiar faces and LOTS of new faces. Hope everyone is as excited about this year as I
am. We have so many great activities planned and as you have heard from Erica, Rachele and
Miriam ,the Snow Ball planning is well on its' way. Please remember to sign up to volunteer for a
committee that interests you. Everyone should help out with the Snow Ball in some capacity -
whether it's planning, fundraising or decorating.
Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 3rd. The Board members will meet at 6:15 and
the general meeting will begin at 7:00. We would like to start the business part of the meeting by
7:15. Babysitting will again be provided, so bring your kids along if you can't find a sitter. The
donation is just $2 per family. A reminder that membership dues of $30 should be paid by September
30th. If you haven't paid yet, please forward your check to Kristin Lio or Camille Cecere. If paid after
9/30, dues are $35.
As if September wasn't busy enough, we have lots planned for October. A visit to the pumpkin patch
planned by Melissa Orbin and Adrienne Hoolahan, Oktoberfest at the Lio's house, the poster painting
contest organized by Kelly Sebastian and of course an Oakmont tradition - the Halloween Parade-
organized by Kathy Migely.
Remember to bring a friend to the meeting!! Whether it's a current member that doesn't always come
to meetings or a new member, we would love to see them on October 3rd.

Christen Bovienzo
2010-2011 RWA President

       Dues Due                          Next Meeting: Monday, October 3, 7 pm
        Please turn in your annual        St. Thomas Episcopal Church Parish Hall at Fourth and
        membership dues of $35 to                    Delaware Avenues in Oakmont.
        Kristin Lio (31 Oak Glen
        Drive, Oakmont) or Camille
        Cecere (1316 Summit Drive,               BRING A FRIEND AND JOIN THE FUN!!
        Oakmont). Dues not paid by
        the end of October will result              Board Meeting begins at 6:15 pm.
        in member being removed              Social gathering after the meeting at Hoffstot’s.
        from membership lists and e-

Riverside Women’s Association                                                                    1
October Activities
For our October activity, after the RWA meeting, we are going to have a KID and ADULT costume
swap!! This is a great way to clear out some closet space and recycle great costumes that we may
have accumulated over the years/decades. Please bring in any size and any type of costume to our
meeting and browse at the selections.

Of course after all this fun we will take time to unwind at Hoffstots. See you there!
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                                                              Pumpkin Patch with the Kids!
 Once again, RWA will be sponsoring the Oakmont
 Halloween Parade on October 29, 2011. As usual, line Monday October 17th at 10:30, Reillys Pumpkin
 up is behind the Quik Fill at the corner of Washington Patch! Please bring a packed lunch for yourself and
 and ARB. Step off is at 10 am.                         kids! There are picnic tables where we can eat. Enjoy
                                                              a hayride, pumpkin picking, corn maze, slide and farm
 The Parade Committee is in need of your help. We             animals. Please RSVP if you have not done so
 are looking for donations of candy for the Halloween         already!
 Parade. Please bring a bag or 2 of candy to the
 October Meeting to donate to the parade.
                                                                 OCTOBER MEETING REFRESHMENTS
 Can’t make the meeting but still want to give some
 candy? Please contact Kathy Migely at
 kjmigely@hotmail.com                                            Snack                              Drink
                                                                 Louella Gauger                     Janet Rossi
                                                                 Erica Hower                        Miriam Amodeo
 HALLOWEEN POSTER                                                Lindsay Loughren                   Amanda Allis
 Riverside Women's Association is once again
                                                               October Reminders:
 sponsoring the Halloween Poster Painting Contest on
 Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 12-4pm. We are happy
                                                               Pumpkin Patch Visit
                                                               Monday, October 17, 2011
 to continue to host this growing small town tradition. All
                                                               Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm
 children in grades 3-8 are asked to showcase their            10:30 am - Bring a packed lunch
 creativity by painting Halloween or autumn themed
 posters on the windows of the shops on Allegheny River        Oktoberfest
 Blvd. Children can compete individually or in teams up        Saturday, October 15, 2011
 to three members. The posters will be painted on site         Kristin Lio’s House - 31 Oak Glen Drive
 so come with an idea and a sketch ready! Craft paper,         7:30 pm
 paint and brushes will be provided. As we all know,
 children have busy schedules so come down as your             Autumn/Halloween Poster Contest
 plans allow, anytime after 12pm, judging begins at 4pm.       Saturday, October 22, 2011
 Winners will be announced at 5pm. After all paintings         Shops along Allegheny River Blvd.
 are completed they will be on display in the store            12 - 4 pm.
 windows for one week. Enjoy a walk down the
 Boulevard admiring the talent of our local artists while      Halloween Parade
 you patronize our wonderful shops. For planning               Saturday October 29, 2011
                                                               Line up behind Quik Fill on Washington and ARB
 purposes, registration is required. Please see attached
                                                               Step off at 10:00am
 for registration for or visit the RWA website.

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Hi everybody! It's me again, your friendly and somewhat annoying Snow Ball chair for 2012! We had
our first Snow Ball meeting and big "Thank you" to Jill, Natalie, and Tara for helping Miriam, Rachele,
and I get the ball rolling. We welcome everyone to our second meeting on Sunday, October 16th at
7:00 p.m. The children of Tenth Street have off the following day, so when Dad puts them to bed late
it won't matter much!

We made some great decisions at the last meeting that we would like to share. First and foremost,
we decided on a menu. I think we picked a great selection of food, served buffet style that will still
allow us to make a little profit from the ticket. Second, we decided to have both reserved and open
seating. If you would like a reserved table, we will do that for you. All you need to do is organize
eight other people that you want to be seated with you and all the tables tickets must be paid for by
the due date (yet to be determined). If these two requirements are met, we will be happy to reserve a
table for you. We cannot at this time reserve a table for two or four people. So start asking around to
complete your table if you are interested in a reserved table. And lastly, we will not be able to sell
tickets at the door this year because of the somewhat reserved seating and the club needing a final
count. If you are paying at the door, there will be a $10.00 per ticket increase. So please, we are
encouraging everyone to send their R.S.V.P's on time to avoid this charge.

At this last meeting, we also tackled donations from businesses in town. There is a list of businesses
below that the committee had no contacts at and we wanted to ask for some help. We all agreed if
you know someone, or frequent the shop, we are more likely to receive a donation. Therefore, if
anyone knows anyone from the following businesses and would be willing to take our donation letter
to them, please e-mail me at eahower@yahoo.com and let me know.

     1.      Mighty Oak Barrel                       15.    The Guiding Light
     2.      Tomanetti's Pizza                       16.    Wildwood Interiors
     3.      Veltre's                                17.    Robert Hallett Goldsmith
     4.      Vocelli Pizza                           18.    Robert Currens Jewelers
     5.      Citizen's Bank                          19.    Lon Michael's Salon and Spa
     6.      First Niagara Bank                      20.    Oakmont Skin Care and Electrolysis
     7.      Catherina                               21.    Blvd Eyes
     8.      LaPerla                                 22.    Meg L. Burkhardt, Esq.
     9.      Bloomers Floral Studio                  23.    Devin Hallett Synder, Attorney
     10.     Burket-Truby Funeral Home               24.    Wimer Law offices, P.C.
     11.     English Funeral Home                    25.    State Farm Insurance
     12.     Mystery Lovers Bookshop                 26.    Home Instead Senior Care
     13.     Imperial Cleaners of Oakmont            27.    Thermo-Twin Industries, Inc
     14.     Home and the Holidays                   28.    The Oaks Theater

On a corporate level, we need to know if anyone has any contacts for the following businesses:
Walgreens, Target, Rite - Aid, and UPMC. Corporate level means donations of $500.00 or more.

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Snow Ball (cont’d)
Also, remember your check books if you are
participating in the payment plan for the Snow
Ball. If you are starting in October, Rachele
will have payment coupons for the members.
If you pay $50.00 for the month of September
and October, in one month your single ticket
will be paid in full. If you are buying two
tickets to the Snow Ball, you will still pay
$25.00 a month. The only difference is that
you will be paying this cost for four months. If
you think of it this way, by the month of
February, you and your date will only owe us
$25.00 to go to the Snow Ball. This will free
up funds to hire a baby sitter and (one last
plug!) buy our newly created 100% direct            Kristin Lio modeling the stunning citrine necklace she won
donation to our community charities and                      at the 2010 Snow Ball Champagne Raffle
scholarship fund by buying our $100.00
package. Remember the package contains:

      1) A yet to be set amount of raffle tickets. Whether we choose an arm's length, or 25 tickets.
         The cost out of the tickets outside the package will be $50.00, in the package it will cost
         $40.00. A savings of $10.00.
      2) A coin to play "heads or tails" with the Grand prize of a big screen TV. Out of package cost
         is $30.00 and in the package the cost is $20.00. A $10.00 savings.
      3) A glass of champagne and chance to win the donated piece of jewelry.
      4) A man's drink (or another glass of champagne) with a yet to be donated prize to entice the

Lastly, if you did not bring a bottle of wine to the last meeting and are in a position to do so, please
bring your bottle to our October meeting. Thank you to those who brought a bottle to the last
meeting! We have about 6 bottles, a nice start. However, we need a lot more. If everyone bought just
one bottle, we would have over 100 bottles! Please help us out if you can.

Thank you again for helping us out and we hope to see you at my house, 816 Woodland Ave, for our
second meeting of the minds on Sunday, October 16th at 7:00 p.m.

Thanks again,

Erica Hower,
Rachele Bertucci,
Miriam Amodeo

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     Drink/Snack Schedule                       Important Dates to Remember
                                             October 3, 2011 - Meeting
Snack                    Drink                     7 p.m. St. Thomas Parish Hall
Louella Gauger           Janet Rossi
Erica Hower              Miriam Amodeo       October 15, 2011 - Oktoberfest
Lindsay Loughren         Amanda Allis              Kristin Lio’s home, 7:30 pm

                                             October 17, 2011 - Pumpkin Patch Visit
NOVEMBER                                           Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm, 10:30 am
Snack                    Drink
Susanna Frazier          Carrie DelRosso     October 22, 2011 - Event
                                                   12 - 4 pm
Tara Conroy              Wendy Wilton
                                                   Oakmont Halloween Poster Contest
Kelly Sebastian          Patty Anthony
                                             October 29, 2011 - Event
                                                   10 am, Oakmont Halloween Parade
DECEMBER - Holiday party & gift exchange
                                             November 7, 2011 - Meeting
                                                  7 p.m. St. Thomas Parish Hall
Snack                    Drink               December 5, 2011 - Christmas Banquet
Beniamina Dapra          Rachele Bertucci         6 p.m., St. Thomas Parish Hall
Laurie Sliben            Jill Myers
                                             December 2011 - Santa Breakfast
                         Patti Lesnik
                                                  Details - TBA

                                             January 2, 2012 - Meeting
FEBRUARY                                           7 p.m. St. Thomas Parish Hall
Snack                    Drink
Laurie Garda             Debra Polesiak      January 2, 2012 - Wine Social
Jeanine Franciscus       Niki Mascaro              TBD
                         Ginny Koenig
                                             February 6, 2012 - Meeting
                                                  7 p.m. St. Thomas Parish Hall
                                             February 11, 2012 - Snow Ball
Snack                    Drink
                                                   Oakmont Country Club
Tracy Safran             Heather Deem
Melissa Orbin            Adrienne Hoolahan   March 5, 2012 - Meeting
                                                   7 p.m. St. Thomas Parish Hall

APRIL                                        April 2, 2012 - Meeting
Snack                    Drink                       7 p.m. St. Thomas Parish Hall
Angela Orbin             Anne Buechli
Michele Harden           Jennifer Boyer      May 2012 - End of Year Banquet
                                                   Date and time - TBA
                                                   Note: Board meetings start at 6:15 pm

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  by Tara Conroy, Health
                                                                        PARENTS DAY OUT
                                                           Do you need a kid-free day to do some shopping?.....some
          Coach                                            movie going?.....or just some napping? Let Saint Irenaeus
  At Lon Michael’s Wellness Salon & Spa                    School jump in and lend you a hand!
 Wednesday, October 12th from 7-8:30 p.m.
              Eating for Energy                            We are planning a Parents Day Out to help you out! On
 What would your life be like if you had an                Saturday, November 26th from 12pm to 4pm, you can
      abundance of energy and vitality?                    drop off you child/children to Blough Hall. We will supervise
                                                           them, for a donation of $10.00 per child, for the afternoon.
Do you want to know what four major factors
       decrease your sense of energy?                      Our Eighth Grade Students, as part of a service project, will
   Learn top ways to increase your energy                  donate their time and expertise to provide an entertaining
        Try an Energizing Smoothie!                        afternoon, filled with a movie, games, and crafts. Adult
    Everyone who attends will receive a                    supervision will also be provided. It will be a fun time for
   complimentary one-hour consultation*                    them, while providing a chance for you to catch up on some
 Workshop fee is $29 or $25 if registered by               things you've been wanting to do.
         Sept. 30th. RSVP by 10/5.
  To register, call 412-417-1995 or e-mail                 Please contact Molly Merlino for additional information at
           thillconroy1@aol.com                            mollymerlino@aol.com.
          *to be scheduled after workshop
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Ice Ice Baby!
Hoping you have seen some activity in lower Riverside Park lately. We are on the way to new tennis
courts, new track, new playground, and more. BUT, those serve us in the warm weather.
How about enjoying our park in the winter…we have a plan!

Skaters, hockey players, average Joes, Grandparents……let’s put up a seasonal ice rink! We have
all the details, but need some extra cash. We can do this now, for this winter, but we need donations.
Would you consider writing a check? $25, $50, $100, more?

This is a last minute request to try to make this
happen one year earlier than we would otherwise,
so please contact Molly at
oakmontrecreation@gmail.com for particulars.
Time is of the essence! (Exclusive naming rights
available---please ask for details) We must have
donations in by October 3rd to get our rink ordered
in time.

Come on hockey fans, let’s not let Fox Chapel be
the only community in this neck of the woods that
has a rink!

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