Stephanie Hathaway recently spoke to the Matoaca Woman’s Club about Soles for Souls, a Nashville, Tenn.-based nonprofit that gives women the opportunity to learn... Woman’s Club hears about Soles for Souls
Hospitality for the Jan. 15 meeting was provided by Jamie Frasier and Brenda Grant.

Stephanie Hathaway recently spoke to the Matoaca Woman’s Club about Soles for Souls, a Nashville, Tenn.-based nonprofit that gives women the opportunity to learn a skill and earn money by selling shoes.

The club has already collected 40 pairs of shoes and will be collecting them through June. The club is asking for slightly-used shoes, including women’s, men’s, and children’s. It is a way to recycle, reuse, and raise money to help people who are less fortunate, and it also keeps shoes out of the landfill.

Danielle Hawkins spoke about seasonal affective disorder, which is commonly referred to as the winter blues or winter depression. Women are 8 times as likely to have mood changes, sleep problems, and weight gain with the coming of cold, dark months. Some people have sadness, anxiety, irritability, and stress. Most people with SAD sleep for long hours.

The club plans to make Valentine’s Day and Easter cards for homebound friends.

A Valentine’s Day banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at Joe’s Steak and Seafood restaurant.

Matoaca District supervisor Steve Elswick will be the club’s guest speaker in March.

Applications are being accepted for a Matoaca High School senior scholarship.

A bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, April 20.

A membership tea will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at New Hope Baptist Church.

The door prize – which included a candle, night light and towel – was given by Brenda Grant and won by Peggy Perkinson.