Our Lady of the Valley Parish
33 Adams Street  Easthampton  MA  01027  (413) 527 - 9778
Contact Us
Devotional Prayer
Forms & Fliers
Lending Library
Mass Videos
Altar Servers
Chesterton Group
Family Choir
Holy Rosary Sodality
Knights of Columbus
Mission Committee
Pastoral Council
Small Church Community
Social Justice Committee
Take and Eat Ministry
Women's Club
Parish Events
Pew Art
Our Lady's Child Care
Religious Education

Women's Club

The Gilda Burnett Scholarships

Big news for OLV parishioners who will be entering college or a Catholic High School next year:

Our Lady of the Valley Women's Club will be selecting two students from the parish to be awarded scholarships this spring from the Gilda Burnett Scholarship Fund: 

  • One $300 scholarship will be awarded to a student who will be attending a Catholic High School for the first time next year.
    High School Application Form (PDF)
  • One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who will be attending college in the fall. 
    College Application Form (PDF)

Scholarship Applications Forms may be printed out by clicking on the appropriate link above or may be picked up at the Rectory.  Completed applications and supporting documentation must be received in the parish rectory by April 30 and should be addressed to:

Our Lady of the Valley Parish
33 Adams Street
Easthampton, MA 01027
Attn: Gilda Burnett Scholarship Committee

This scholarship opportunity is open only to Our Lady of the Valley parishioners, so all parents, grandparents, and friends, please encourage eligible students to apply

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Women’s Club’s objective is to foster the spiritual and social well-being of the parish through service, charitable acts, and events and to raise funds to support the acts and events of the club. By-laws shall be available for review at the club's meetings.

Any woman, eighteen years of age or over, who is a registered member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish shall be eligible for membership. Upon request, any member of the parish who is unable to fully participate due to age, infirmity, or other circumstance shall be awarded an honorary membership.

The meetings of the club shall be determined during the summer planning meeting by the Executive Board.

The annual dues shall be $10, for the period from July 1 - June 30. One hundred percent of the money raised by dues will go to the acts and services of the club.

The Club’s activities include business and planning meetings as well as events to bring members of the parish community together, to provide service for members of the parish, and to provide for members in need in the broader community.

In addition to paying dues, Club members conduct fundraisers at least once per year to benefit the entire parish community with social events, scholarships for middle and high school students, holiday cards for shut-ins of the parish, and activities to benefit children and families of the parish. Fundraisers may include bake sales, raffles, and other ideas that evolve as the Club determines the need for additional funds.

For more information, please contact either co-president:

  • Alice Sedonis
  • Linda Rzesutek

Baby Shower for Bethlehem House

Spiritual Retreat

Bake Sale

OPPORTUNITIES:  There are many opportunities to serve as a volunteer in the Women’s Club, either as a Club officer or as a member of one of several committees that are active at various times during the year. Committees shall be formed to serve the current needs of the club. Committees may be added or deleted to accommodate the club's changing needs. Volunteers will be recruited to serve on committees to preserve the vitality of the club. There shall be written guidelines for each committee to be passed on to the next committee There shall be a contact person for each committee.

Executive Board - The Executive Board shall consist of current club officers and the immediate past president. A majority of Board members must be present to conduct business. The Board shall have general supervision of the affairs of the club between its business meetings. Officers shall hold office for a term of two years. No officer shall be eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms in the same office. 

Scholarship Committee – Consists of at least three Club members; reviews applications from student parishioners and awards two scholarships in the spring.

Bylaws Committee – A bylaws committee will review, revise as needed and present revisions of the club's bylaws to members, at meeting, for a vote as needed.

2019-20 Minutes of the Women's Club
  • March