Wanted: Women of Today members


Efforts are underway to create a Maple Lake-Silver Creek chapter of Women of Today and new members are needed to make that happen.
Melissa Baxter-Lesniak lives in Silver Creek but has been a member of the Big Lake Women of Today chapter for several years. She saw a need for the group closer to home and decided to start making that a reality.
So far, the group is halfway to reaching the 10-member mark needed to charter a chapter.
That hasn’t stopped them from being active. They hosted about 20 kids at an Easter egg hunt on Palm Sunday and are currently contributing to community garden efforts.
“Some of our members started partnering with Silver Creek Community Church to build a community garden,” Baxter-Lesniak said. “We have five square foot gardening boxes. … (Pastor) Luke (Baehr) came up with the idea and I happily volunteered for it. That’s what we’re working on currently.”
Baxter-Lesniak also said that the group was among the many people who supported the community playground in Silver Creek.
So what is Women of Today?
“The three tenants of the organization are community service, social fellowship and growth by mentoring others in leadership skills,” Baxter-Lesniak said.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.