Midtown: Community

Club Notes

Woman’s Club of Raleigh donates $23K to Pretty in Pink

The Woman’s Club of Raleigh gave $23,000 to the Pretty in Pink Foundation at the club’s meeting May 20. The Woman’s Club has contributed $33,000 to the foundation during the past two years through its two antique shows and fall fashion show luncheon with Saks Fifth Avenue. Club members have also made pink comforters for women undergoing chemotherapy. For more information, visit www.womansclubofraleigh.org.

Women’s Club of Raleigh installs new officers

The Woman’s Club of Raleigh installed new officers at its May 9 meeting. The following new officers were installed: Barb Hocutt, president; Carol Cato, first vice president; Frances Lewis, second vice president; Rita Roberson, third vice president; Mary Alice Linhardt, treasurer; Mary Beth Brown, assistant treasurer; and Jeannine Roberts, parliamentarian.

The following community service program chairwomen also were installed: Susan Smith and Barbara Sawyer, arts co-chairwomen; Sharon Greeson, conservation; Marie Davis, education; Elizabeth Upchurch, home life; Barbara Delmont, international outreach; Jan Pueschel, public issues; and Kim Fulcher, membership services. The grounds chairwoman is Marcy Hege, and the trustee chairwoman is Beverly Shearon. For more information, visit www.womansclubofraleigh.org.

IREM meeting

IREM Greater Raleigh-Durham Chapter 105 will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 409 Blackwell St., Durham. Cost is $30 for guests, payable in advance. Make checks to IREM Chapter 105 and mail to 4824 Wyatt Brook Way, Raleigh, NC 27609. To RSVP or register, contact Candi McDowell at 919-863-8057 or candimcdowell@yorkproperties.com.

Speed networking for professional women

Business and Professional Women of Raleigh will hold a Member Mingle beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh. Speed networking will begin at 5:30, and dinner will follow. Cost is $22 for members and $30 for nonmembers.

For more information or to register, visit www.bpwraleigh.org.

Democratic Women of Wake County meeting

Democratic Women of Wake County will meet at noon Thursday, May 31, at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. N.C. Policy Watch Director Chris Fitzsimon and Public Policy Polling Director Tom Jensen will recap and analyze the results of the May 8 primary election. The buffet lines open at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $18 for members, $20 for nonmembers and $5 for those who do not want to eat lunch. For reservations, email democraticwomenwakecounty@gmail.com or call 919-467-0151. The deadline for reservations is 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 29.

Newcomers Club of Raleigh meeting

The Newcomers Club of Raleigh will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, June 1, at the JJ Crowder Masonic Lodge #743, 9920 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. Learn about the organization’s diverse interest groups and events at newcomersclubraleigh.org.

Jefferson-Jackson breakfast

Democratic Women of Wake County will host the 43rd annual Jefferson-Jackson Breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh. Registration begins at 8.

Rep. Maxine Waters of California and state Sen. Nina Turner of Ohio will speak. Proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorship packages will be used to help fund Democratic candidates in 2012 and 2013 elections. For the ticket/sponsorship registration form, visit www.dwwc.net.

For more information, contact Carolyn Mayo at carolynemayo@yahoo.com or Judy Austin at 919-696-4287 or jcaustin@nc.rr.com.