Monday, September 21, 2009

Fall Board

This past weekend was the GFWC Florida's annual Fall Board. The weekend was filled with informational workshops, enjoying time with friends and inspirational speeches. I felt like the speeches this time were so much "deeper" and more entertaining than they had been in the past ~ Leah Turner and Jennifer Lee from Creating Your Masterpiece were great! However the speech given by GFWC Director of Junior Clubs Missi McCoy left me with the best quote of the weekend . . .

“If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these together ought to be able to turn it back and get it right side up again”
~As originally stated by Sojourner Truth at a Women's Convention in Akron, Ohio 1851
What I love most about this quote is that it is as true today as it was over 150 years ago. Let's get together ladies and make a difference!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

High Heel Hiking?

This year the GFWC is participating in Jules Burt's High Heel Hike. Yes, you heard right - a HIGH HEEL HIKE! Well, it is technically more of a strut when you are in high heels. It is a 1K walk - Everyone can handle that - even in heels. It is to be held on Saturday, Sept 26th at Westshore plaza! Not only is going to be fun but it is for a great cause. This year the High Heel Hike has teamed with Generation Rescue to benefit autism. Please join us as we support this event! Looking forward to seeing pictures of everyone strutting their stuff. For more information visit

Sunday, August 30, 2009

GFWC - 2008 Year in Review!

GFWC New Tampa Junior Woman's Club is just a small piece of a very impressive puzzle! Look at all that can be done across the nationa and globe when we work together!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Member Orientation - Photos

Here are some pictures from our New Member Orientation! We had fun and are welcoming some great new members. Don't forget this week's First Provisional Social and another opportunity for New Members that might be interested.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

New Member Orientation

So much fun was had at our New Member Orientation! Thank you to everyone that came out and learned a little bit about the GFWC New Tampa Junior Woman's Club. We hope you enjoyed yourself and are considering being a part of the oldest woman's volunteer organization in the world. We are impacting lives here in New Tampa and Beyond!

A Special thank you to Troy at WineStyles for hosting us for our event. If you haven't had a chance to check them out yet, please do. It is a quaint little wine store and wine bar. There is something for everyone and events nearly every night of the week.
Thank you also to Suzanne and Bonnie from FaceLogic located in Wesley Chapel, next to WineStyles in the Super Target Plaza for donating a free brow wax and design to everyone that night! We love FaceLogic not only for always supporting our efforts but for the service that they give to all of their clinets. Who doesn't love affordable luxury?

Visit them at for a list of all of their services and specials!
Looking forward to a great year!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Go Red For Women - Show Us Your Red Campaign

This is the wonderful thank you letter that we received from the American Heart Association's Go Red Campaign. Our "Heart" work paid off! We were so excited to be selected as a winner in the organization category!
Our Heartfelt Thanks...

On behalf of the American Heart Association and the millions of people affected by cardiovascular disease every day, we thank you for taking part in the Go Red For Women® Show Us Your Red promotion.
The selection process was very difficult and we received many creative submissions such as yours.
Congratulations to our winners…
Schools Category:
* Manatee County – Manatee County School District
* Hillsborough County – Nelson Elementary
* Polk County – Sleepy Hill Elementary

Organization/group Category:
Tie due to the amazing creativity of both organizations
* GFWC New Tampa Woman's Club
* The Philippine Nurses Association of Gulf Coast Florida Inc
Company Category:
* TECO energy for their creative submission
Hospital Category:
* Bay Pines VA Hospital for their Go Red February activities
* Heather Soper for hosting a Go Red Trivia night at the Lakewood Ranch Beef O' Brady's
All submission can be found at
Your participation in Show Us Your Red helped to raise awareness and empower women and men to reduce their risk of heart disease, the country’s #1 killer.

Please visit for more information, or call 1-888-MY-HEART.

A Special Thank You to Devi's Bridal and Formalwear in New Tampa for allowing us to wear their gowns and video our Go Red Submission.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


We have been so blessed this year with companies that are willing to make this event a real success! Soundwave Productions is one of these fabulous companies. They have joined us in bringing you an event that will be one you won't forget! We were thrilled to meet Tony from Soundwave Productions and hear all of the exciting ideas he has for transforming the space. We are even more excited to see the results at the Night of 5000! We hope you are there to see it!

Whether your function is a high level meeting or a very personal party, Soundwave Productions & Entertainment is able to assist you. Soundwave Productions & Entertainment is a full-service event production company. Call them to discuss how they can help you at their next event. 813.632.6699

Thank you again Tony and Soundwave Productions and Lighting Design!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Soon all that will be left are . . The Memories

Looking through pictures can be so much fun. It can really tell a story - a story of how you met that special someone, the day you became husband and wife, or the day you welcomed home your son or daughter. Pictures can capture a moment with friends that otherwise would have only been in our memories - fading with time.

We are so excited to welcome Kurz Studio Photography as one of our vendor partners for the Night of 5000. We are thrilled that they will be there capturing those special moments with our friends out on the town! Thank you for joining us!

Drew and Ellie Kurz started Kurz Studio Photography in 2005. They have a style that is a mix of photojournalism and creative portraiture. Specializing in Wedding and Engagement photography they aim to tell your love story. Love is such a beautiful thing!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

MMMM . . . Coffee!

Did you know that Tampa tops the charts as the most caffeinated city in the US? True, according to a new poll.

So, look no further Tampa - the Night of 5000 charity gala has just the thing
for you . . . Cafe Ala Carte!

Using the finest coffee beans, ground right onsite for their espresso and cappuccinos and made by baristas to order, Cafe Ala Carte is sure to please! We wanted to make sure we had something for everyone, right down to that specialty coffee that you love! We are so pleased that Cafe Ala Carte will be joining us for the evening - and giving you that perfect pick me up so that you can dance, and bid, the night away!

Thank you Cafe Ala Carte!