Wake Forest women’s clubs hold district meeting
The Wake Forest Woman’s Club and the Wake Forest Junior Woman’s Club were hosts for an annual district meeting of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs on Oct. 20. The meeting, held at the Wake Forest United Methodist Church, gave members connections to the latest programs that will help them to serve their communities.
One such state project, “Feed the Future,” was created to feed 500,000 children in North Carolina in the next two years, partnering with school systems, churches, food pantries and food banks. Meeting participants donated canned goods to be given to the Tri-Area Ministry food bank.
Wake Forest Woman’s Club members also demonstrated how they are recycling old T-shirts to make dog toys for the Wake County animal shelter. Meeting participants were given instructions and an opportunity to make a toy on the spot.
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The 40-plus members attending the meeting came from Chatham, Cumberland, Durham, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Moore, Orange and Wake counties. Pat Coats, District VI president, thanked them for their support and said the theme of her administration is “to grow in the heart of North Carolina” by expanding the number of clubs within the district.
Wake Forest Woman’s Club meeting
The Wake Forest Woman’s Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave., Wake Forest. The meeting will begin with a social followed by a program and business meeting. For more information, contact Kathy at email@example.com or 919-815-1307 or visit www.wake-forest-womans-club.com.
Fashion show for Dress for Success
The Woman’s Club of Raleigh will hold “All Dressed Up…with places to go,” a fashion show luncheon and auction featuring winter and holiday fashions from Saks Fifth Avenue on Friday, Nov. 2.
Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at www.womansclubofraleigh.org. Proceeds will benefit Dress For Success and other club projects. For more information, call 919-510-5015.
Newcomers of Raleigh meeting
The Newcomers Club of Raleigh will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at J.J. Crowder Masonic Lodge #743, 9920 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. For more information, visit newcomersclubraleigh.org.
Railroad trip for autism chapter
The Wake County chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina will visit New Hope Valley Railroad at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10. Cost is $10 per rider older than 2. For tickets and more information, visit www.wakecountyautismsociety.org.
Timely Topics speaker announced
Glen Anderson, an international specialist in climate change, will speak at the Timely Topics brown bag lunch for the League of Women Voters of Wake County at noon Friday, Nov. 16, in Finlator Hall at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Anderson is the senior manager of the International Resources Group. His topic will be Global Climate Change and Adaptations to It.
For more information, visit www.lwvwake.org or call 919-783-5995.
FEM It Forward fundraising
FemCity Raleigh, a professional women’s group, has launched the FEM It Forward campaign to raise money for local charities.
In the campaign, which runs through Nov. 23, FemCity Raleigh members “sell” goods or services on Benefacting.org, with all of the money going to local charities such as Boys and Girls Clubs serving Wake County, Fight for 1in9 in Raleigh and Stop Hunger Now. Members post services they are willing to perform in exchange for a donation to charity, and then they and prospective donors come to terms. The donations are made directly to the charity through PayPal.
Any adult, professional women are invited to join FemCity Raleigh members in the campaign. For more information, go to www.benefacting.org/groups/FemCityRaleigh. Additionally, all community members are encouraged to support the FEM It Forward campaign by “sponsoring” participants’ posted benefactions at the same Web address.
Since FemCity Raleigh’s founding in October 2011, the group of community-minded women has enabled the development of new, authentic friendships; generated sincere business opportunities valued at upward of $1,000-$2,000; donated 105 pounds of food to Urban Ministries; as a result of a private fashion event at Saks Fifth Avenue, helped contribute to a combined in-kind and cash donation to Dress for Success Triangle valued at $600; and, with the support of FemCity Research Triangle Park, generated more than 22 woman-hours of volunteer work at the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s Farm. For more information, go to femfessionals.com/FemCities/Raleigh.htm.
Raleigh Newcomers Alumni Club
The Raleigh Newcomers Alumni Club is seeking new members. The club holds weekly or monthly meetings of book club, game and card groups, plus luncheon and speaker programs. For more information on joining, email firstname.lastname@example.org.