Message from the President

Hi Ladies,

We are off to a great start this year with planning some great events for our organization. We have the Krewe of Push Mow parade on February 23rd in Abita Springs and a King Cake Cooking class at Culinary Kids on February 27th. Please check out our Facebook page to see about joining us. Our Community Partners also have upcoming events and are looking for our support and some volunteers. Please reach out to Heidi Rhea for more information.

I would also like to welcome Shirley Deluzain our newest board member of WIP. She will be in charge of the Speakers and Sponsors. We still have openings in September and October for speakers to present at our regular meetings. If you are interested in speaking or know of someone, please get with Shirley during our meeting time.

I am looking forward to seeing you on January 17th!

Your President,

Julie Taylor

juliemactaylor@yahoo.com

Upcoming WIP Events

February Meeting

Taking the Stress Out of Tax Season

Meet Jennifer Frosch, a lifelong resident of Mandeville and graduate of Mandeville High. She will be speaking on the 2018 tax law changes and showing the new look of the 2018 tax returns. Jennifer has been in public accounting for almost 20 years and now specializes in small business. She has a passion for empowering women and loves that she can use her business to fulfill her passion and purpose.

Sponsored by Charlene Mediamolle of Juice Plus

Our monthly meetings are on the third Thursday (2/21 this month) at St. Anthony’s Gardens (106 Holy Trinity Dr., Covington). The gathering starts at 10 am as members and guest arrive and catch up with each other. At 10:30, the meeting starts with some business followed by the main event – our guest speaker. After the meeting, we head to a local restaurant for good food and conversation.

Adventure

Construction Destruction at the Push Mow Parade

Women of Infinite Possibilities will be participating as a group in the Krewe of Push Mow parade in downtown Abita Springs on Saturday, February 23rd. There’s no better way to get in the Mardi Gras spirit! This year’s parade theme is “Terrible Theme Park Ideas” and our Krewe’s theme isConstruction Destruction, highlighting all of the crazy road construction in our parish!

If you want to join us, we have signs, construction vests and hardhats for the first 20 WIP members who sign up. There are still a few spots left, but you need to text Rhonda Landry at 504-616-5186 and let us know you’ll be joining in the fun.

We will be costuming as construction workers and everyone needs to dress in jeans and white shirt (if warm) or flannel shirt (if cold). Please bring your own throws and consider decorating a push mower or wheelbarrow in a construction theme.

We plan to hand out Moon Pies – labeled as Hwy 22 Potholes – to women in the crowd who look like potential WIP members. There will be an invitation to our next meeting on the Moon Pie! If you can, please bring 6-12 Moon Pies to the General Meeting on Thursday!

We will meet at 10am Saturday in town center near the trail head. Note that roads will close around 10 am. The parade lines up at 10:45 and rolls at 11am. There is an after party with food, drinks and prizes.

If you can’t join the Krewe – come cheer us on and enjoy the parade!

For more information, check our Facebook page or the Abita Trailhead Museum parade information.

Personal Empowerment Group

King Cake Class

Come join us as Chef Clare teaches us how to make a New Orleans style King Cake and a French Galette (the traditional French King’s Cake) on Wednesday, February 27th from 6-7:30 at Culinary Kids in Mandeville (915 Marigny Avenue). The cost is $27.17 per person.

There are a few spots left, so contact Laura Fatzer at 504-812-0346 as soon as possible.

Save the Date for our Upcoming Events & Meetings

Smart Women’s Day Out – July 18th – we are working on the details now & and are still looking for ideas and committee members!

Upcoming Speakers and Sponsors
March 21st – Renee Pastor – Four Ways to create the income you will never forget!

Sponsored by Leslie McGoey of Backyard Printing & Second Line Handkerchiefs

April 18th – Sharon Smith – Damsel in Defense
Sponsored by Nancy Lee of Ron Lee Homes

Community Partner Events

Memorial Butterfly Release – March 10th from 2:00-4:00pm at Camp Salmen. This event honors the 160 families that have used the Hospice House since it opened years old!  We can support the Hospice House by joining them, and we too are welcome to remember a special loved with a butterfly (a $20 donation to the Hospice House). Call 985-643-5470 or purchase butterflies through their website.

16th Annual Crawfish Cookoff – April 27th at Fritchie Park from 11:00-6:00. Live entertainment by Dana Dufrene & The Velvet Kick, Bucktown All-Stars and Supercharger. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Call 985-643-5470 for team and sponsorship details. All Proceeds benefit The Hospice House.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – March 29th, 11:30 at the Children’s Hospital Complex for the Miracle League Northshore, 13505 Highway 1085 Covington, LA 70433. Come see the new field and support the kids!

Concession Stand Volunteers – Every Saturday, March 30-May 25 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Games are subject to being rained out, shortened, or extended, based on how our registration process goes. They would LOVE to see some repeat volunteers who can get in the swing of things, be comfortable with minor cash handling, and have a grasp on basic math. Website link.

Battle of the Models – Saturday April 6th at the Slidell Municipal Auditorium. You Night kicks off their 2019 activities with this event. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the “battle” (runway show) starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $40 for General Admission (open seating) or $200 for a reserved table for 4 people. Come enjoy the food, drinks and good fun!

Summer Retreat – June 13 – 15th, Solomon Episcopal Center (open to any adult female cancer survivor)

You Night St. Tammany 2019 “TURN THE BEAT AROUND” – Thursday, October 24th Castine Center, Mandeville. Tickets go on sale in June.

Go to www.younightevents.com for more details!

The Hope House is always in need of donations of teddy bears (8″ high or more and brand new), gift cards for stores like Target, Walmart, or Office Depot, and money. They also have events through the year that need volunteers. Contact them through their website if you can help out!

Sponsors

THANKS TO SAM’S CLUB FOR BEING OUR 2018 OAK SPONSOR.