Garden City, NY (PRWEB) May 09, 2013
With the Chapter’s Dress for Success Fashion Show less than two weeks away, the charity event, which is set for Thursday, April 18th at Suite, was the focus of the monthly Chapter meeting.
Jenni Edwards, Jacksonville Local Chapter President, welcomed members and guests in attendance to the meeting.
The group of professional women discussed the upcoming Fashion Show, which coincides with Suite’s Ladies’ Night. Tickets to the event are $8 each, and Jacksonville Chapter will donate $5 from each ticket sale to Girls, Inc. Numerous raffle items have been secured, but more are needed. Chapter members were asked to email Jenni if they were able to provide any raffle items.
“We are also in need of a few models,” Jenni said to the crowd. “I’m so proud of the Chapter, this Dress for Success Fashion Show I know will be great!”
Chapter members Charu Raheja and Cheri Jones volunteered, as well as Paula Buss, a guest of Karen Nutter. All of the table sponsorships are sold out, resulting in $210 for Girls, Inc. A sign-up sheet was passed around the room so Chapter members could volunteer to help at the event.
Volunteers are needed for set up, providing information at the NAPW Jacksonville Chapter table, selling raffle tickets, and clean up. Jenni and Trudy will be emceeing for the event.
Jenni’s second year as Chapter President comes to an end in November, so she asked members if anyone was interested in taking over.
“The individual must be one who will follow the vision of creating an atmosphere that encourages positive, professional women to network and inspire one another, while pursuing the goal to make a difference in the Jacksonville community,” said the Chapter President.
The Jacksonville Chapter is still in the running for the NAPW Buzz Award. Jenni motivated everyone to ‘like’ and ‘share’ the Jacksonville Chapter Facebook Page by announcing the Chapter is only 20 ‘likes’ behind the New York City Chapter! Jenni also talked about the potential of winning the Charitable Acts Award.
“This is what the Jacksonville Local Chapter is all about: making a difference in our community!” She said.
Both the Charitable Acts and Buzz Awards will be presented at the NAPW National Networking Conference, held April 26th in New York City. The Jacksonville Chapter will be represented by five members.
The Jacksonville Chapter’s ‘Change for Change’ Jar was filled with lots of spare change for the beginning of the second quarter. The first quarter donation totaled $55.43 to benefit K9’s for Warriors.
The women voted on which charitable organization the second quarter’s donation would benefit, and determined Hubbard House will be the recipient. Quarter two started off strong, with a $20 raised already. Trudy Pascucci has donated $30 to benefit Girls, Inc. by offering advertising discounts in her publication, Shades of Pink Magazine.
For each Jacksonville Chapter member who advertised in the magazine during the first quarter, she generously donated $10.
“And for the second quarter,” Trudy announced, “I will donate $20 per NAPW Jacksonville Chapter members’ advertisements!”
The Chapter President once again thanked everyone for coming. Members and guests gathered for a quick group photo and to exchange in last minute conversation.
Upcoming Chapter meeting: Monday May 13th at 6:00pm; Coldwell Banker Commercial Offices, 4348 Southpoint Blvd. Suite 310, Jacksonville, FL 32216.
The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is the largest and most recognized network of female professionals. NAPW provides a forum where women can interact, exchange ideas, educate, network, and empower. NAPW Local Chapters allow members to maximize their experience through meetings, networking opportunities, and professional events.