Community Life: Janine Lawson

By Leslie Moore

Community Life: Janine Lawson

Janine Lawson, President, North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club

Tell us a little about yourself.

I work for Little River Fishing Fleet and Coastal Scuba booking trips and taking reservations. I’m also a diver – I became certified so I could dive with my son, Alex. I’ve logged 76 dives and am completing my Advanced Open Water certification. My son is away in graduate school at East Carolina, but my mom, Connie Polk, lives near me. I also have one sister in Morrison, Colorado.

I moved here five years ago from Salisbury, North Carolina, and live in Cherry Grove. We always vacationed here, and when my son left for college, I decided to move here permanently. My mom and I travel together a lot; we’re working on her bucket list! We’ve just returned from a trip to Tuscany, and before that we took a Viking River Boat Cruise through Amsterdam and Budapest. I love to travel.

What do you do for Thanksgiving?

My son’s girlfriend and her family stay at my house, and they do the cooking! I’m just the gopher. We also celebrate several family birthdays while everyone is together – my son, his girlfriend and her sister all have birthdays close to Thanksgiving.

Which family member cooks your favorite dish? What is it?

That’s tough. My mom doesn’t cook much anymore unless I beg, but she makes the most delicious apricot lemon bundt cake I’ve ever tasted.

What are you grateful for right now?

Everything: I have it all, a great son, my mom is near me and healthy…I love my life.

Tell us a little about the North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club and the upcoming Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes.

I joined the club in 2009, right after I moved, to get to know people and get involved in the community. We are a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and are preparing to celebrate our 40th anniversary. Our membership fluctuates from 70-76 women, and we meet once a month. This is a working club, not a social club. We do a lot of community service, and all the proceeds from our fundraisers are donated to local charities. I was voted Second Vice President first, and last April I became President.

The Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes is one of our biggest fundraisers (the other one is in the spring). It’s our 21st annual tour and will be held on Friday, December 5th, from 4-8 pm. Tour goers will be able to view the private interiors of six spectacular homes decorated for the Christmas season. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the tour.

To learn more about the Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes and the North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club, visit www.northmyrtlebeachwomansclub.com, find them on Facebook or call 704-213-6499.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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