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General Meeting
Friday, January 20, 2017

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
8525 Garland Road, Park at Gate 2,

Speaker: G.W. Hail
Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce
 



 
"Women Helping Our Youth in
Health and Education"

 


Les Femmes du Monde Presents Checks to Gala Dinner Beneficiaries Children’s Health/Children’s Medical Center and World Affairs Council Dallas/Fort Worth
 
 
 
 
                     
Jan Ward, president of Les Femmes du Monde along with Faye Gould, hostess, welcomed the group’s members and supporters to a luncheon at Faye’s home honoring the recent Couple of the Year gala dinner beneficiaries, Children’s Health/Children’s Medical Center and World Affairs Council Dallas/Fort Worth.
         
Mary Lee Cox
, chairman of the Couple of the Year gala dinner, which honored Nancy and W. Herbert Hunt, joined Jan as they presented a check of $38,500 to each beneficiary.
           
Jim Falk
, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council Dallas/Fort Worth said he had been at Highland Park High School as a speaker on global issues. He also said these funds help the education fund at the World Affairs Council and gives them opportunity to speak to students from all over the Dallas and Fort Worth communities, presenting educational programs to which they might not otherwise have access.
         
Kyra Barnett,
speaking on behalf of Children’s Health/Children’s Medical Center, shared that the funds donated by Les Femmes du Monde make a huge impact in the Child Life program, gifts in stockings on Christmas morning and more.
         
The Child Life Program’s primary goal is to minimize the impact of illness on a child’s normal growth and emotional and cognitive development.  This involves establishing supportive relationships with patients and families and providing them with developmentally-appropriate information that helps them prepare for, understand and cope with their healthcare experiences. 
         
The Education Programs at the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth seeks to educate students and teachers on how international events affect  their lives, their communities, and their country.  The goal is to empower students to become effective, active global citizens and leaders in the community.  Celebrating its 12th anniversary in 2016, this program has impacted more than 1 million students and trained more than 8,000 teachers since its inception in 2004.
         
Membership in Les Femmes du Monde is open to the public and includes many benefits, such as invitations to events in private homes, the annual Awards Celebration, New Member reception, Annual Meeting and Luncheon, and the opportunity to meet new friends and learn more about the world we live in.

 


World Affairs Council Gets An Early Christmas Gift From Les Femmes But Still Needs More To Prevent Forecasted Shortfall

Click Here to read My Sweet Charity Write-up
 

 
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Les Femmes Du Monde Dedicated To Serving Dallas 

Les Femmes du Monde has donated more than $2 million to the World Affairs Council of Dallas Fort Worth, and more than $670,000 to Children’s Medical Center.



Past Woman of the Year Honorees
(in chronological order)

 
Doris S. Dixon; Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler; Caroline Rose Hunt; Annette Strauss, Mayor of Dallas; Vivian Castleberry; Mary Kay Ash; Ebby Halliday; Catherine Crier; Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Senator; Laura Bush, First Lady of Texas; Juanita Miller; Nancy Brinker; Gloria Campos; Florence Shapiro, Texas State Senator; Liz Minyard and Gretchen Minyard Williams; Karen Hughes, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs; Billie Leigh Rippey; Dee Wyly; Anita Perry, First Lady of Texas; Yvonne Crum; Geraldine “Tincy” Miller; Dr. Gail Thomas, President and CEO, The Trinity Trust Foundation; Mary Lee Cox; Virginia Chandler Dykes, Gina Ginsburg, Lynn McBee, Margaret McDermott, Pat Smith, Nina Vaca; Virginia Cook.