Shelley Haberkorn (center) presents a $300 check to Lana Stripling, Executive Director, Northeast Polk Chamber of Commerce (left) and Amber Smith, Chamber Board Chair (right) for sponsorship of a student in the Chamber's Youth Leadership program.
Our 12th Annual Luncheon, Fashion Show and Expo was canceled due to the pandemic. Instead we chose to do two online auctions, A PASSION FOR PURSES and A TISKET, A TASKET.
We raised nearly $3,000
We are also supported by the Lakeland Magic basketball team, who donate a percentage of the money earned, at select games, from ticket sales to our club. This money is is then donated by us to K9's for Cops Polk County Program.
Fundraising helps us learn more about the communities we serve. As well as raising money, it's a great opportunity for our club to raise awareness of GFWC and it helps members develop skills and confidence. Fundraising is a great way to go out into our community, use our networks and inspire others to get involved.
Along with volunteering and raising money, we have fun together. This year we had our Christmas luncheon at Buffalo Wild Wings. Member Susan Chase made luncheon favors. At some of our meetings and outings we have also:
We encourage you to attend one of our monthly meetings and get a feel for who we are.