In addition to a large silent auction and opportunity to snag bargains from the Encore! and More Boutique, guests were treated to a charming Broadway-themed performance from pianist David Sayer and singer Wendy Wolfe.
The main speaker of the day was "closetologist", Jackie Walker, who spoke to the theme of Life's Highs and Lows....and How I Wore Them! She said, "If you don't feel comfortable and confident, you will not be happy no matter what material things you have." She also said that a closet is a room of emotion, which I think is so true. Speaking of the five fashion personas, she had me pegged to a t! One particular persona was the women who owned five pairs of Ferragamo bow pumps and wore pearls. Was she looking in my closet? And how did she know I had exactly five pairs of those shoes???
Gulf Coast Community Foundation's Veronica Brady announced a challenge grant from an anonymous donor and GCCF. All told, at last count, almost $20,000 was raised in a matter of minutes. What a nice little bonus gift for WRC!
The WRC is such a valuable community asset. It touches the lives of 13,000 women in our county each year with programs to boost self-esteem, enhance personal growth, improve computer and financial skills, increase employment success, understand the legalities of divorce and calm the mind, body, and spirit. In the infamous words of Martha Stewart, WRC is a good thing!
Chair Annette Ross and board president Renee Hamad
WRC Executive Director Janice Zarro and Carolyn Spizzirro
Lydia McIntire and Marge Maisto
Kathy Coffey and Kathy Francoletti
Jane Kiebitz and Sheila Murray
Kirstin Fulkerson and Veronica Brady
Annette Dignam and Sue Joachim
Maria Roden, Heidi Bodor, Erika Raguth, Donna-Lee Roden
Sue Hoffman and Kim Wheeler
Closetologist Jackie Walker
Singer Wendy Wolfe
Lemon cake for dessert