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From the President’s Desk: April 2011

Hello all,

How can it be April already? April is a month of new beginnings (yeah spring) and with a couple of days above 70, the yards have all “greened up” and the tulips and daffodils are poking through. Easter will soon be upon us! It’s Cadbury Egg time.

Lots of things going on this month – I attended the Bubble Ball event to support ChildServe. What a cool concept – a fashion show of clothing made from bubble wrap, with a meal of “round” items (peas with pearl onions, scallops, a mozzarella ball, etc.). It was a sold-out event that helped ChildServe raise more than $60,000. I’ve posted some pictures on my Facebook page if you get a chance to check it out. Anyone interested in signing up as a designer for next year?

I was also able to attend an event supporting Orchard Place – Sean and LeeAnn Toughy (upon whom “The Blind Side” was based) spoke at Hoyt Sherman Auditorium. Their message was a strong one – each of us has the capacity to make a difference in someone’s life. It was a great presentation (lot of laughs with a serious message). Congratulations to Orchard Place for their celebrating 125 years of service to the children in our community!

I feel blessed to be able to attend these types of functions. I know how much time and energy it takes to put something together to support a great cause and really appreciate the effort for both of these events. We CAN make a difference in our community by participating – I encourage everyone to join at least one event a year. Whether you help behind the scenes or buy a ticket, your participation DOES matter! Cheerful giving of your time, talent or treasure is rewarding for both you and the recipients!

I’m really looking forward to our meeting this month – I haven’t been to Mama Lacona’s new location, and our speaker should be very interesting. I also want to hear about everyone’s St. Paddy’s Day fun since we didn’t have a meeting in March!

Best regards,

-Becky Patton-Quigley

Metro Women’s Network supports HCI Care Services (Hospice of Central Iowa). Visit our Programs/Charity page to learn how you can make a difference!

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