Midtown: Community

Club Notes

Woman’s Club of Raleigh awards grants

The Woman’s Club of Raleigh has announced the recipients of its 2012 community grants.

North Raleigh Ministries received $3,000 for their ongoing food pantry project; MATCH, Mothers and Their Children, received $4,000 to help transport children to visit incarcerated mothers; Dress for Success received $500 to provide professional shoes for women; Urban Ministries received $3,000 for pharmacy operations at the Open Door Clinic; InterAct received $3,000 for their 24-hour emergency shelter; The Healing Place received $2,000 to cover the cost for an individual to complete one phase of the recovery program; Mt. Vernon Middle School received $1,000 for the parent education program, dress code, behavior intervention programs and literacy programs; PATH NC, Partners Against the Trafficking of Humans, received $300 to support development, printing and distribution of a “Domestic Minor Trafficking Awareness and Reference Card.”

For more information, visit www.womansclubofraleigh.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.