Growing up with Desert Club: An Organization by families for families

As a child I was awed every Christmas season at the grandeur and beauty of the homes, decorations, and toys like a Christmas wonderland. Now, as an adult, I am amazed and so appreciative of the time and effort these strong, dedicated, busy, and wonderful women and mothers put into this organization.

I had my first taste of Desert Club when my mother Karma joined in 1995. For about three quarters of my life my mother has been involved with Desert Club. It’s safe to say that I don’t remember life without desert club being a part of our family Christmas season.

Desert Club house

Throughout the years I have noticed what a great organization this is and what it has done for my mother.
She, like many women in Desert Club has many other duties her life is dedicated to.

However, with Desert Club, this is something for her, a place where she can serve outside her day to day life and make an even greater impact to others.

To give everyone an idea of what these women do to prepare for each Christmas Season, this is their typical year:

January: Evaluate how much profit was made and scholarship applicants and community grants and review. Announce theme for 2015 Christmas Idea House and go to World Market.

February-March: Review applications and interviewing students and people for community grants and choose where money goes.

April: Spring Luncheon- 2015 house announced, and member appreciation.

May: Get orders in from World Market, start crafting pieces. Tour new house chosen.

June: World Market Trip round two if necessary, workshops.

July: World Market and more items arrive, workshops.

August: Workshops

September: Fall Dinner, tour house again.

October: Meetings and workshops

November: Review rooms, sneak peak (bring something from room to show club).

December: Desert Club Idea House!

Can you imagine giving and having the Christmas spirit all year long? These ladies do, all year every year! Come show your support by attending the Christmas Idea House December 5-6th and give back to your community while gaining something beautiful for your family.

Author Bio: Stephanie is the youngest daughter to long time member Karma Gifford. She is a Marketing Major at UVU and Inbound Marketing Specialist at Digital Flavor, a premium inbound marketing agency.
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