For more than 60 years, this organization has served and enhanced the life of the St. Andrew’s community through their exemplary dedication and generosity. They continue to serve the community by operating the parish gift shop, coordinating an annual vintage fair, visiting the sick in area hospitals, providing bereavement support, and hosting many parish activities. The club meets the second Monday of every month. All women of the parish are invited to join the Women’s Club.
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St. Andrew Women’s Club Catholic Woman of the Year 2023
Verena Schnyder was born and raised in Switzerland. After finishing her nursing studies, she moved to the US and married Martin Schnyder. They lived in various places in the US since Martin worked with Hilton Hotels where he was Food and Beverage Director. They settled in Myrtle Beach in 1974 when their oldest daughter, Madeleine, was starting school at St. Andrew. They raised two more children, Cornelia and Dominic (d. 2020). While the children and grandchildren attended St. Andrew, Verena volunteered as a homeroom mother, year book photographer and fund raising. Verena continues to volunteer with Taste of the Town since Martin helped organize the inaugural Taste of the Town. Verena’s list of voluntary work include Mercy Hospice, Meals on Wheels, Catholic Charities, helping in the parish office, volunteering at McLeod Hospital, serving as an Extraordinary Minister and working in the Gift Shop for ten years.
As a nurse, Verena has gone on several Diocesan medical mission trips to San Pedro la Laguna in Guatemala. She hopes to return this fall when the Diocese resumes the mission trips. She is active in the Nurses’ Honor Guard. This group of nurses volunteers their time to pay tribute to fellow nurses at the time of their death at their funerals or memorials.
Verena has been a member of Women’s Club since moving to Myrtle Beach except for the years when she returned to nursing. She is very active with this organization as well as with the Columbiettes since the chapter began a decade ago.
Verena is also part of the Myrtle Beach Citizen Police Academy where you might have encountered her helping with parades, serving meals to responders, and working at community events. Prior to COVID, she was in the process of completing the Citizen Fire Academy.
Besides her children, Verena is the proud grandmother to Olivia and Evelyn Elswick and Abigail and Ava Schnyder.
This humble and kind woman, Verena Schnyder, is most deserving of the honor of being the Catholic Woman of the Year 2023 for the Women’s Club of St. Andrew Parish,
Congratulations Verena Schnyder