Signature Events

We are excited to announce that the Voluntary Action Center will be the recipient of the proceeds from the 2020 Calhoun Woman’s Club Sequoyah Ball

To learn more about the VAC, please visit http://www.voluntaryactioncenter.org/

Calhoun Woman’s Club invests in our community by supporting programs and charitable organizations that are in need of ancillary funds that are vital to the well-being of our community.  Calhoun and Gordon County are indeed fortunate to have so many organizations dedicated to making our community an even better place to live.  This year the Calhoun Woman’s Club received sixteen outstanding applications for funding.  With careful consideration given to each application, the club has chosen the Voluntary Action Center as our 2020 partner for the Sequoyah Ball.

 

About the Sequoyah Ball

In 2019 the Calhoun Woman’s Club was excited to announce the return of their Sequoyah Ball. After a five-year hiatus, the club recently decided to resurrect the old tradition which began in 1988. 

History shows that since 1902 The Calhoun Woman’s Club has been heavily involved in the community, working with organizations such as the Harris Arts Center, the Boys and Girls Club, the American Red Cross, the Voluntary Action Center, Habitat for Humanity and the Calhoun Library, which is only the beginning of the list.  Today we also provide three scholarships to deserving local high school seniors each year upon their graduation.

To date, our club has raised over $750,000 for agencies and institutions of Calhoun and Gordon County and has participated in projects such as the library’s renovation and providing new roofing for the Calhoun Depot.  

In 2019, the Club decided to bring back an old tradition “The Sequoyah Ball.”  The ball was the Calhoun Woman’s Club signature fundraiser and the club members felt that it was time to bring back this worthwhile event.  The ball was themed “A New Beginning” and we were thrilled to raise $24,000 to benefit children’s programming at the Harris Arts Center.  We hope you will be able to join us on Saturday, March 28th, 2020 as we partner with the Voluntary Action Center to expand their community kitchen and programming.  If you are interested in sponsorsing our event, please contact us!


 

Quick Draw Art Auction

Partnering with the Calhoun Woman’s Club to bring back the Sequoyah Ball, In 2019 the Harris Arts Center hosted Calhoun’s Quick Draw Art Auction.  Guests enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine as locals create unique pieces of art in 50 minutes. Making the evening more interesting, guests create their first art  “masterpiece”.   Quick draw masterpieces are available for silent auction during the evening of the event. Proceeds will benefit the Calhoun Woman’s Club Sequoyah Ball.   Along with our real artists, are well-known, local personalities with a desire to support the arts.  2019 participants included Hartwell Brooks, Mark Ford, Sara Keys, Terry Knight, Hal Lamb, Will Linn, Toni Molleson, Andrew Bentley, Jackie Palazzolo, Whitney Paradis, Sheriff Mitch Ralston, Leslie Sardeneta, Kyle Smith, Michele Taylor, Dr. Will Theus, Jeanne Walraven and Dr. Joel Williams.