Midtown: Community

Club Notes

FemCity appoints Hodges to board

FemCity Raleigh has appointed founding member Caron Hodges to its board of advisers as the first community outreach chairwoman. A representative of Nationwide Insurance, Hodges is also a committed board member of the March of Dimes-Eastern Carolina Division and Rex Hospital Special Care Nursery Parent Advisory Council, as well as an active volunteer for the Junior League of Raleigh. Hodges’ goal will be to develop and promote the philanthropy portion of the Femfessionals mission in the Raleigh community. For details about Femfessionals membership, events, or sponsorships, visit www.femfessionals.com or email raleigh@femfessionals.com.

FemCity starts Pink Collar series

FemCity Raleigh is starting a Pink Collar Business Series to provide personalized advice and brainstorming through confidential, informal, focus-group gatherings of professional women. The first Pink Collar event, a roundtable for women who want to launch, expand or rebrand their businesses, is scheduled from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Simply Crepes, 8470 Honeycutt Road, Suite 110, Raleigh. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers and includes breakfast and consulting. For more information, visit www.femfessionals.com.

Autism meeting for grandparents

A meeting to share information and experiences about the joys, concerns and challenges of having a grandchild with autism is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the ASNC office, 505 Oberlin Road, Suite 230, Raleigh. To RSVP, email Maureen Morrell at mmorrell@autismsociety-nc.org.

Watson to address BPW Raleigh

The BPW of Raleigh will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Brier Creek Country Club. The meeting will include networking followed by dinner. Linda Watson, author of “Wildly Affordable Organic,” will speak on how to turn the career you already have into a career that you love.

For more information, visit www.bpwraleigh.org.

Newcomers of Raleigh

The Newcomers Club of Raleigh will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 7, at the J.J. Crowder Masonic Lodge #743, 9920 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. For more information, visit newcomersclubraleigh.org.