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  •  En Ka Exchange review    click to download the PDF presentation by the En Ka Exchange Review Committee that was given on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

  •  Next Step     click to download the Word document outlining the steps that were approved by the board at a special meeting on 4/24/17.  The plan will be in place in time for our June Annual meeting and be implemented as soon as possible. 

  • April 30, 2014 6:10 PM | Anonymous

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Contact:  Sharon Johnson

    En Ka Society Publicity Chair

    781.729.0930

    the-johnsons@comcast.net

    “LIGHTS, CAMERA, EN KA!” 2014 QUILT

    Winchester, MA – April 27, 2014

    This year’s En Ka quilt pays tribute to the 2014 En Ka Fair theme of “Lights, Camera, En Ka!”  Led by 2014 Quilt Chair, Bea Grayson, more than 15 dedicated and talented En Ka members worked more than 150 hours to create a Hollywood-worthy masterpiece. 

    “The queen-sized quilt has multi colored blocks with a very bright center that insinuates the design of cameras and lights,” explained Grayson. “The quilting pattern incorporates the illustration of stars, another reference to the glamorous star and film making world.”

    The following En Ka members participated in the creation of the 2014 quilt:

    Dori Carellas, Karen Eppig, Pauline Foley, Phyllis Gleason, Hillary Grant, Glenda Green, Barbara Hyde, Clare Keane, Ruth Kenerson, Karen Martin, Margaret McIndoe, Jodie Mullane, Cecily Parkhurst, Betsy Sampson, Loren Schipani, Gabrielle Stott and Lori Walsh.

    The quilt will be displayed at the Winchester Cooperative Bank for two weeks prior to the start of the Fair on May 16, and will be raffled off at 9:00pm, on May 17th, at the Information Booth of the Fair.  Raffle tickets are $1 each (or 6 for $5) and are available at the Winchester Cooperative Bank.  Tickets will also be for sale at the Fair.  All proceeds will benefit the many charities and non-profit organizations that En Ka supports.

    The En Ka Society is a volunteer non-profit organization comprised of women in Winchester.  The Society’s objective is to provide aid, through volunteer services and through raising funds, for local charities, non-profit organizations and other groups that serve the people of Winchester.  En Ka’s primary sources of raising funds are the annual En Ka Fair, held every May, and the En Ka Exchange, a clothing consignment store located at 1037 Main Street in Winchester.  

    For information: www.enkasociety.org

    Contact:

    Sharon Johnson

    781.729.0930

    the-johnsons@comcast.net

               

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  • May 11, 2013 7:35 AM | Anonymous

    Mother Nature sometimes doesn’t always love the En Ka Fair, and since the Fair is an OUTDOOR event, we want you to have the following information:

    If it is merely raining, rides and tent activities will carry on as best they can.

    If there is any amount of electrical storm activity at all, rides will be closed until it is safe to resume these activities.  People on the fairgrounds should take cover during such an event.

    We will make a determination regarding the PARADE on Saturday morning at 7 am using the local weather forecast and our own observations.

    Contact us if you have any questions, 781-572-1058 or 781-354-2534

    Ann M. Rocco – Co-Chair

    Elizabeth Primerano – Co-Chair
  • May 08, 2013 8:15 PM | Anonymous

    “Lucky 13” En Ka Street Fair

    Friday, May 17th, 5-11pm and Saturday, May 18th, 10am-10pm

    Across from Town Hall, at the corner of Skillings Road and Mt. Vernon Street, 

    Advance ticket sales - Thursday, May 16th 12-6pm and Friday, May 17th 10am-4pm

    The traditional En Ka Fair elements will all be there…20 exciting rides, great food, and the ever-popular baked goods, quilt, bargain box and book tents, along with some exciting new additions.  A lucky student from each Winchester school will get to rides all rides free on either Friday or Saturday (drawings on 5/13 at each school).   In addition there will be TWO Zipper rides this year, along with live music from local bands.

  • May 08, 2013 8:14 PM | Anonymous

    Every year, for over 30 years, a group of talented and dedicated En Ka members, who give of their time and fabrics, come together to create a quilt that is raffled at the annual En Ka Fair in downtown Winchester.  This year’s group, led by 2013 Quilt Chair, Bea Grayson, started in the fall of 2012 and with the help of many members, created a unique and memorable quilt, which symbolizes the 2013 En Ka Fair theme, “Lucky 13.” 

    Collectively, more than 100 hours were spent in the production of this year’s quilt.    This year’s fair theme, “Lucky 13,” is interpreted in the colors used.  The soothing blues and the green colors of money, along with the yellow shades of the gold at the end of a rainbow, all make for an exquisite piece of art.

     

    Many talented En Ka hands created this stunning piece of artwork, including Karen Eppig, Pauline Foley, Gabrielle Stott, Glenda Greene, Phyllis Gleason, Ann Rocco, Barbara Hyde and Sheila Marian.

    The 2013 En Ka Quilt will be on display at the following locations:

    • -       May 2 – May 16 – Winchester Cooperative Bank
    • -       May 17 – May 18 – En Ka Fairgrounds

    Raffle tickets are $1 each (or 6 for $5) and are available at the Ex Ka Exchange, Bookends, and the Winchester Cooperative Bank.  Tickets will also be for sale at the Fair.  The quilt will be raffled at the En Ka Fair Information booth on Saturday, May 18th at 9:00 pm.  All proceeds will benefit the many charities and non-profit organizations that En Ka supports.

  • April 04, 2013 10:23 AM | Anonymous
    Calling all volunteers….If you are over 18 and would like to be a part of the “Lucky 13” En Ka Street Fair we would love your help.  We need volunteers to man rides, sort books, serve food, sell tickets, and help with many other tasks.  This year’s Fair will be held on Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th, across from Winchester Town Hall.  The En Ka Fair is the primary fundraiser of the En Ka Society, a volunteer women’s organization in Winchester.  All proceeds from the Fair go back into the community, through grants awarded to local non-profit, civic and charitable organizations.  It is a fun-filled event and we hope you will join us!  To volunteer, please fill out form in En Ka Fair tab.
  • April 04, 2013 10:20 AM | Anonymous

    Hope you are feeling lucky!  This year’s “Lucky 13” En Ka Street Fair will be held on Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th, on the corner of Skillings Road and Mt. Vernon Street, across from Town Hall.  The traditional En Ka Fair elements will all be there…20 exciting rides, great food, and the ever popular baked goods, quilt, bargain box and book tents, but there are some exciting new additions.

    “As part of the “Lucky 13” En Ka Street Fair we will have a drawing at each Winchester public school and at St. Mary’s School,” explained Elizabeth Primerano, 2013 Co-Chair.  “The winner from each school rides all rides free on either Friday or Saturday.”

    “Also, not only will the crowd favorite ride, the Zipper, be back but there will be a second Zipper ride as well, added Ann Rocco, 2013 Fair Co-Chair.  “To add to the festivities, there will be live music from local bands and we’ve added pizza to the menu this year.”  

    If you would like to volunteer at the “Lucky 13” 2013 En Ka Street Fair, please visit enkasociety.org.  The En Ka Fair is the primary fundraiser of the En Ka Society, a volunteer women’s organization in Winchester.  All proceeds from the fair go back into the community, through grants awarded to local non-profit, civic and charitable organizations.

  • April 04, 2013 10:06 AM | Anonymous

    The EnKa Society is pleased to announce the recipients of its third quarter grants. The following organizations received financial gifts for use as described.

    Children’s Room – Supplies and books for peer support groups

    Community Schools Association – “Authorfest”

      

    English at Large – Teaching materials to train 25 tutors

    McCall Music Department – Tenor saxophone

      

    Swim Winchester – Design workshop for community pool development

     

    Town of Winchester – Water quality study for fish habitat

     

    Winchester “Got Lunch” – Food for summer program

    Winchester Historical Society – New energy efficient windows

    En Ka Grants are awarded quarterly. Upcoming deadlines for submissions and applications are available at www.enkasociety.org.

    The En Ka Society is a volunteer non-profit organization comprised of women in Winchester. The society's objective is to provide aid, through volunteer services and through raising funds for local charities, non-profit organizations and other groups that serve the people of Winchester.

     

    En Ka's primary sources for raising funds are the annual En Ka Fair held in May, and the En Ka Exchange, a clothing consignment store located at 1037 Main Street in Winchester.


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