Michelle Mew, Brenda Truitt
The ladies of Les Femmes du Mondekicked off summer with a new once-a-month series, Soup and Salad, which will spotlight a speaker at each gathering. The speaker at the event at Olive Coe's home in University Park featured Jim Falk, President and CEO, World Affairs Council Dallas-Fort Worth speaking on Evolution, Revolution and Commotion in North Africa. The next Soup and Salad gatherings will be on dates to-be-determined in June, July and August.
Alyce Heinrich, president, joined Jane Winnett and Olive as they served wine and hors d’oeuvres, an absolutely delicious tomato basil soup topped with parsley; baby spinach and mixed greens salad with walnuts, strawberries, mandarin oranges, feta cheese; homemade breads and rolls, varied selections from a gourmet cheese tray, sweet cakes topped with crème fraiche and raspberries and blueberries on the side. A sweet break from a hot summer day!
Les Femmes du Monde is a nonprofit organization of women helping youth in health and education. Through two fundraisers this year, the organization provides funds for the support of the Child Life Program of the Children’s Medical Center Healthcare Organization and the International Education Program (IEP) of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. Since its inception in 1961, Les Femmes du Monde has donated more than $2 million to the World Affairs Council and over $700,000 to Children’s Medical Center.
Beginning with the Women of the Year luncheon on October 16th, supporters of Les Femmes will celebrate women who have helped make this organization and many nonprofits in town successful, embracing education for members and youth, while at the same time, helping others in our community.
On Sunday, November 8th, the black-tie gala at Prestonwood Country Club will include a silent auction, casino, cocktails, dancing, a seated dinner and floor show.
All events are open to members and their guests. Membership in Les Femmes du Monde is open to the public. Visit the website for details: http://lesfemmesdumonde.org/