Pickel served as President.
We held our first fundraiser before our first
meeting, joining forces with the new Stein Mart in town to sell tickets to
their soft opening. We raised more than $3,000. A portion of this money was
divided among all the Committees to expand current projects they were doing or
to enable them to pursue new projects.
chose Faces of Hope, a Child
working with children with autism and other special needs, as our CIC Project. We
raised $638 for them at our Festival by the Lake Booth.
We also hosted an Open House for them at their new facility and provided
food and drinks for their Grand Opening. We are looking forward to lots of
hands on activities now that the facility is open.
next big endeavor was as a major sponsor for the Books from Birth Gala held at
Bluegrass Country Club. In addition to making a donation, we had several
members serving on the committee, including Lisa
Stubbs and Debby Wiston who co-chaired the event. More than
$40,000 was raised that night.
continued our annual support of the Christmas Party for the Community Child
by raising $6,500 to provide a gift bag with a book, toy and gift card to 128
held book drives, raised money for school supplies, transformed the landscaping
at Cragfont, a local historical landmark; and much more.
was a major focus for the year. We built stronger relationships and Club Spirit
with a Sleep Over and Pearl Stringing parties. We also selected Hot Pink and
Black as our Club colors and had t-shirts made. Our efforts paid off with 17
new members joining.
Annual Bake sale moved to the Streets of Indian Lake this year in conjunction
with Holiday Fest. The Bake Sale was a huge success, selling out before the end
of the day.
Our very own Lisa Stubbs
was elected Queen of Holiday Fest.Members
Takacs Clubwoman of the Year and Abigail Brown as Rookie of the Year.
Our 24 Annual Fashion Show was a huge
success with more than 290 attendees.