4th Annual Bowlathon a GREAT SUCCESS!

We held our 4th Annual “Spare the Violence” Bowl-a-thon to promote domestic violence awareness on Sunday, March 30,2014 at Brunswick Bowling Lanes. It was an afternoon full of fun, pizza, prizes and drawings while raising funds for programs to end domestic violence and other local charities.

The Chelmsford Women of Today thank our sponsors of this years event: The Galleria Day Spa, Brunswick Zone, Bertucci, the Brickhouse Pizza, the British Beer Company, Chilis, Crosby’s Market, Donlan’s Market, the European, Frozurt, the Grill 110, Malas Motor’s, Moe’s, Panera Bread, Princeton Station, Rufina’s, Sal’s Pizza and Karen Giraud of Tastefully Simple.

We would also like to thank our teams for making the event so successful, The Chelmsford Selectmen, Enterprise Bank, The Goodies, The Great Whazoos, The Hong & Kong, The Kayems Winners, The Lefts & Rights, Stars & Strikes and Suzie’s Strikers. Congratulations to Jason Thorne – Outstanding Bowler and Higest Fundraiser!

Don’t forget to sign up next year!

“Spare the Violence” Bowl-a-thon

** FUN ** DOOR PRIZES ** RAFFLE ** PRIZES (for qualifying Individuals/Team)

We will be holding our 4th Annual “Spare the Violence” Bowl-a-thon on Sunday, March 30, 2014 for Alternative House, other Domestic Violence Programs and various local Charities.

Our Bowl-a-thon will be held at Brunswick Bowling Lanes at 647 Pawtucket Blvd, Lowell, MA from Feedback
1:00-4:00pm. We would like to invite you and 4 of your friends or colleagues to enter a team in our Fundraiser.

It is easy to do and it’s a fun-filled afternoon while raising money for a very worthy cause. Registration is required, and should be mailed to CWOT Kathy Simmons, 4 Hart Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824. Each team is required to pay a registration fee of $70.00 ($14 per person) which includes 3 games of bowling and shoes for each of your 5 bowlers. A pitcher of soda and a pizza will be offered to each team. Click on the Registration form below. Each team member should read the Participants Letter attached below.

We then ask your team members to solicit a minimum of $50 per bowler or $250 per team in sponsorships. We prefer to work with flat rate pledges (example $5.00, $10.00, etc.). The day of the event you would then turn in your collected pledges and join the other teams for a fun and relaxing afternoon of bowling and prizes. Click on the Sponsor Form below.

Sign In will be from 12:30-1:00pm with bowling to begin at 1:00pm. We have lots of door prizes, prizes for the team raising the most in pledges and for the team with the highest series score. Individuals raising over $100.00 in sponsorships will be entered into a drawing for a special prizes!

For more information or to receive a Registration Form and Sponsor sheets please call Irene 978-866-1419; email Kathy kdsimmons2@gmail.com or click on any of the forms below, print, mail your team registration form and collect sponsorships. Bring your sponsor list and donations with you on the 30th.

Bowl A Thon Participants Letter 2014

Bowl a Thon Registration Form 2014

Bowl A Thon Sponsor Sheet 2014

Gingerbread House takes Blue Ribbon

Chelmsford Women of Today took the first prize blue ribbon for the gingerbread depiction of their Spare the Violence Bowl-a-thon in the 8th Annual Gingerbread Village sponsored by All Saints Church to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The Gingerbread Bowl-a-thon featuring two teams, The Flakes (Corn and Snow) vs. The Canes (Candy and Sugar) was one of 85 entries this year. The annual event raised several thousand dollars for Habitat for Humanity.

Thank you for your support of Muffins with Santa

The Chelmsford Women of Today hosted Muffins with Santa Dec 14th at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church by the Chelmsford center common. Admission ($4.00 per adult and $3 per child over 6 months) included an All-You-Can-Eat Continental Breakfast, various holiday craft projects, temporary tattoos, face painting and a special visit with Santa. Color photos with Santa for $5.00 were available to take home that morning and there were terrific raffle prizes. The event was held to benefit the Chelmsford Secret Santa Program and other community projects. We would like to thank our many sponsors and volunteers: Tufts, Whole Foods, Hannaford, Stop & Shop, Donlan’s, Market Basket, Crosby’s Market, Three Trolls, our photographer – Madeline Grant, our face painter – Sarah Williams, our high school student volunteers and our many local advertisers who purchased space on our placemats.

Fit & Festive Challenge

Hello Massachusetts Women of Today!

With Thanksgiving here, it is time to roll out the Fit & Festive challenge we discussed at the October state meeting.

Your challenge: for 21 days in row, practice 1 healthy habit (or more).  Link to Tracking sheet is below.

Outcome: At the end of this challenge you will likely feel good about your accomplishment, and your decision to make healthy choices during the busy holiday season.

Prize: on or before Monday, January 15, 2014 send your completed tracker to me (Lucy Kelliher), or send an email telling me what healthy habit(s) you practiced for 21 days straight in December.

All who participate in this challenge will be recognized at the February state meeting, and will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win a fabulous prize!

I hope you enjoy the challenge!


MAWT Programming Manager

Fit & Festive Tracking Sheet 2013


Muffins with Santa

Saturday, December 13, the Chelmsford Women of Today will be hosting Muffins with Santa from 9:00AM to 12:00 NOON at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 2 Westford St. by the Chelmsford center common.  No reservations are need.  Admission price includes an All-You-Can-Eat Continental Breakfast, various holiday craft projects, face painting, temporary tattoos and of course, a special visit with Santa. The cost of admission is $4.00 per adult and $3 per child (free for children under 6 months).  Color photos with Santa for $5.00 will be available to take home with you that morning and there will be some terrific raffle prizes.  Your support will help benefit the Chelmsford Secret Santa Program and other community projects. For more information, call Donna at 978-987-1809.

Day of Leisure Raffle

Chelmsford Women of Today are selling raffle tickets for ‘A Day of Leisure for Her’, donated by the Galleria Day Spa of N. Chelmsford to benefit Domestic Violence Awareness Programs. The winner will be treated to a day of leisure to include an ultrasonic facial, a one hour massage and a manicure to be used by 12/2014. The drawing will take place at our Muffins with Santa event December 14th at the Unitarian Church in Chelmsford Center. Tickets are available for $4 each or 5 for $15 through December 14th from any member. For more information or to purchase tickets: contact Kathy at 978-256-8592.

CWOT Raise over $1,300 for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Sunday, September 29th, CWOT participated in the Northeast Walk to End Alzheimers starting at 200 Brickstone Square,Andover, MA.
Following an invigorating warm up and an inspirational ceremony 6 Chelmsford Women of Today members walked with family and friends through the streets of Andover choosing either the 1 mile or 3 mile route. It was a great experience and a beautiful day for a walk.

We wish to say THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS. If you still wish to sponsor our team or a team member, donations are being accepted through the month of October @act.alz.org

Walk to End Alzheimers

Sunday, September 29th, CWOT will be participating in the Northeast Walk to End Alzheimers starting at 200 Brickstone Square,Andover, MA 01810.
8:30am: Registration Opens, 9:00am: Opening Ceremony, 10:00am: Walk Route Opens.  There is both a 1 mile route and a 3 mile route to choose from. Last year it was a great experience and now,  You can either join our team walking or sponsor our team of walkers.  For more information call or email Candy.


Friday, September 12, 7:00pm – You are invited to Game Night at Kathy S’s.  The game of the evening will be ‘Apples to Apples’.  You do not need to know how to play to attend, snack and laugh.  Bring a snack, dessert or beverage to share.  RSVP by phone or email to Kathy Simmons  and let her know what you would like to bring.