Chairperson: Jane Shirah
This committee is responsible for planning, organizing, identifying and funding for the beautification, usage and improvements of Hamner Park. This commitee also coordinates all Arley Women's Club activities related to recycling, litter control, PALS and Earth Day.
The photo is a collage of the drawings Meek Elementary School students did for PALS Litter Cleanup 2022.
Chairperson: Ann Atkinson
This committee has established a Recycling Program in Arley, Alabama.
The program is currently open to AWC members and their families as well as local government officials. The recycling materials are collected on Helicon Road at the pole barn between the Arley Fire Station and Meek Baptist Church.
Members volunteer the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
What is Recyclable:
#1 Plastic: most water bottles, etc
#2 Plastic: milk jugs, etc
Aluminum Cans: soda cans, etc.
Steel/Tin Cans: soup cans, etc
All of the above must be rinsed and clean
Cardboard/Boxes: Cereal, shoe, snack, shipping, cake mixes, etc.—Flattened
Please keep aluminum cans separate! We are recycling them with a different group to raise money.
Chairperson: Sandy Baldwin
AWC is a member of PALS (People Against a Littered State). The chairperson keeps AWC members informed of PALS events & organizes the yearly Arley cleanup week. All AWC members can volunteer to assist in the clean up.
Chairperson: Belinda Rahal
Combining education with nature in Hamner Park. Working hand in hand with teachers and administrators, the Women's Club hosts an Outdoor Classroom experience for Meek Elementary Students on Earth Day. Themes have included recycling projects, hydroponic "Chia" pets, Smith Lake watershed exhibit, and wildflower appreciation. The students create take home project and refreshments are served. This committee plans the crafts and gathers the necessary materials to host various stations, and provides refreshments. 70-80 students participate each year.
Chairperson: Laura Ulz
The committee is responsible for planning, organizing, identifying and funding for the beautification, usage and improvements of Hamner Park. Many improvements have been made since the club has undertaken this project – numerous plantings, structures, a walking trail and a new pavilion. Hand crafted picnic tables were created in cooperation with an Eagle Scout project. The committee teams with community resources to help with planning & implementing projects.
Chairperson: Gwen Blackburn
The AWC has two Adopt-A-Mile areas in Arley. One mile is on Highway 41 as you come into Arley from Addison. The second mile is on Melville Road off Highway 41. AWC volunteers pick up litter on these roadways and Arley proper. Volunteers meet in the Arley Library parking lot for a two hour clean up. Protective vests, trash bags and grabbers are provided. The group usually stops for lunch afterwards.
Members volunteer the 1 st Tuesday of the month at 9:00, only during the months October - May.