Blogger Carol Doane joined DFW's Vancouver, Washington Chapter and posted a summary of the July dinner, which raised $880. Forty people attended. "It was a wonderful evening, with lots of new women," Vancouver, WA-1 Chapter Leader Katlin Smith said.
A local NBC New Channel filmed Jean Moore's Ahwautkee, AZ Chapter in May.
Click here to watch the news video, "Dining for Women: Meet a local group of women raising money for women and children who are less fortunate."
A visit in April from Lotus Outreach Executive Director Erika Keaveney breaks attendance and fundraising records
by Carolyn Mayers, chapter leader for Dining for Women Onancock, Virginia
A participant in the DFW Travel Program to Peru, May 31-June 9, shares the highlights of the trip.
by Taryn Walker
Click here to read the complete post.
The Abington, PA chapter's June meeting welcomed special guest Betsy Teutsch, a board member from Shining Hope for Communities, DFW's featured program for June. Abington, PA Chapter Leaders are Mary Liz Jones and Debbie Britt.
Read the Shining Hope blog for more information.
On Wednesday, June 8th, the Skaneateles, NY and Manlius, NY Chapters held their first joint DFW meeting at the home of Jeannette Artini, DFW Regional Manager (RM) and Co-leader in the Northeast.
The following questions are covered in this month's educational materials. Click on our blog to see the answers.
1. _________is the largest slum in Nairobi, and the second largest urban slum in Africa.
2. The name "Nairobi" means what in the Masai language?
3. In what year was our featured program, Shining Hope for Communities, founded?
4. How many cents of every dollar spent on international development is directed specifically toward adolescent girls?
5. The World Bank reports that eliminating ____ helps narrow the gender gap, and increases both girls' and boys' enrollment in school.
6. This month, we highlight which UN Millennium Development Goal?
DFW's two chapters in Mexico, led by Natha Katz, combined their meetings into one this month in Mexico City.
A speaker from May's featured program, Mujeres Aliadas, talked about the organization's successful midwife program.
The two chapters raised more than $3,500 in donations that day.
DFW partnered with Every Mother Counts to promote the May 7 television premier of "No Woman, No Cry" on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). The documentary film addresses the need for improved maternal health care worldwide. Our heartfelt gratitude to the following chapters who registered and hosted their "watch parties" and showed their solidarity with mothers globally:
The following article by Michaela Haas is in the Huffington Post:
Dining for Women's San Francisco Bay Area Chapters created a fundraising event on March 26 to raise awareness about Dining for Women.
Held at the Town & Country Shopping Center in Palo Alto, the event was sponsored by the newly launched magazine “Made in Palo Alto” and by the shopping center, and hosted by the retailer Brim.
Music, wine, food, and art were availabe to entice shoppers, and several speakers (pictured below) were featured, including Ed Malley, Treasurer of Lotus Outreach, DFW's upcoming featured program in April. Other speakers included:
The following is excerpted from an article about the 2011 CARE Conference by Cindy Ballaro
On March 8th, International Women's Day, Dining for Women and Firelight Foundation joined together for "Women on the Bridge." International Women's Advocate & Recipient of the CNN Hero's Award Betty Makoni was our Keynote Speaker.
From this Month's Food for Thought, the story of how one Ugandan woman used seed capital to grow a successful business.
To celebrate the 100th Aniversary of International Womens's Day, Dining for Women and Firelight Foundation have joined together to support women's peace building efforts around the world.