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LWC Member Spotlight: Brenda French


Occupation: Senior Member Services Coordinator at   TCIA; Owner, French Firewood Sales & Property Maintenance; Independent Sales Rep – AVON; and   wife, mother, sister, step-mother, grandmother,   step-grandmother, daughter, aunt, friend, cousin, etc.

How long have you been an LWC member?  Not exactly sure when I joined, late ’90’s or ’00?

What activities have you been involved with as  a member? Co-Chair, Membership, Adopt A Highway, Blood Drive, Easter Bunny Breakfast& Santa’s   Workshop, June Dinner Chair.

What do you look forward to each year and why?  The Membership Drive Meeting..that is always fun!

Name a guilty pleasure that you love.  Lounging in the pool, listening to country music on a nice summer day.

You have a full day just for you – what would you do? Stay in my lounge wear, take naps, catch up on DVR list…do you see a pattern here of lounging? …only because my life is so hectic working full-time, running an AVON business and Firewood/Property Maintenance business. Now I have a grandson and love spending time with him!


Lori’s Kale Soup (by popular request)


portuguese-kale-soupLWC member Lori Martin’s kale soup was such a big hit at the annual blood drive that she had to promise to share it with others. However, please keep in mind that Lori uses the following info as a guideline only, and relies on her own instincts for the finished product. We encourage you to do the same.

  • 1 cup each chopped onion, celery and carrots
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced

Saute together in a little olive oil until soft.

    • Chop a package of chicken sausage (chipotle chorizo flavor) and add to pot
    • Add 4 qts chicken stock and 2 bay leaves
    • Chop 5-6 potatoes and a large bunch of kale and add to the pot
    • Simmer together until potatoes are tender.
    • Adjust seasonings to taste.
    • Add 1 can of cannelini beans.

    Serve hot with crusty bread for a healthy hearty meal!

    A Special Thanks to Those Who Made the LWC Blood Drive a Success


    2010 LWC Blood Drive Registration

    We would like to extend our thanks to those who contributed to the success of the Litchfield Women’s Club’s annual fall blood drive, starting with LWC member Renee Charette who chaired this year’s event with her daughter Casey (who did this community service project as her CHS sophomore project).

    A very special thank you as well to those who donated blood this year. Although we did not quite reach our anticipated goal of usable pints, each donor did indeed make a difference in helping the Red Cross meet the needs of those who will need life-saving blood during the holiday season.

    We are especially appreciative to each of the volunteers from the Litchfield Women’s Club, CHS students, the American Red Cross and event food donors, who included Hannaford Supermarket of Hudson, Romano’s Pizza of Litchfield, and Mack’s Apples of Londonderry. Many thanks as well to Griffin Memorial School and its staff for their support.