December 5, 2020
Message from Our President

Hi Ladies,

This is a great time of the year to reflect on how thankful I am for my family, friends, and health. Everyone is planning for the holidays and looking forward to the new year. The board met this week to plan our meetings for 2021. We are ready to meet in person or zoom if needed.

Our next meeting will be held on December 17th at El Paso restaurant in Mandeville. We will start the meeting at 11:30am, and members or guests will be ask to email if they will attend. You will be responsible for paying for your lunch. Please join us for games, recognizing our Community Partners and catching up with friends.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Thank You,
Julie Taylor

December 17, 2020, Holiday Party
Our December meeting will be a Holiday Party! Join us for a festive lunch, at El Paso restaurant (3410 U.S. Hwy 190, Mandeville, LA 70471) at 11:30 on Thursday, December 17th. It will be 'dutch treat' - or in other words, separate checks so you can pay for your own lunch. Bring a guest if you want to. Wear your most creative Christmas mask and come have some fun!

Since we need a head count for lunch, please email us at to let us know that you plan to join us.

We will of course be respecting the social distancing and mask requirements!
Not a member? Attend your first meeting free of charge. Return guests pay $10 at the door. Annual membership dues of $60 cover your cost of all meetings and as well as low cost or no cost entry into some of our special events. Find more information and join our organization online at

Do you have questions? Contact us at
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Updates will also be posted on our interactive calendar at
2021 Plans
Looking ahead
We are planning to have some great topics and speakers in 2021, including:

Caregivers’ support topics – hospice, palliative care, resources
CBD and/or essential oils
Healthy eating/cooking
Home/personal safety & scams
Increasing your creativity
Mental health – with a focus on warning signs of suicide and depression
Protecting your skin – dermatologist
Spring/summer gardening – plants, vegetables
Women’s Health

In addition. we plan to have a fantastic Smart Women's Day Out, a meeting to Give Thanks to our Community Partners, and a Holiday Party. Once the Covid restrictions are relaxed, we will restart our Adventures and PEGs.

If you have any ideas of Adventures, PEGs, topics or speakers, please let us know!
Community Partners
Congratulations to our 2021 Community Partners:
We are looking forward to learning more about them and supporting them in 2021!
Art of Hope - November 2-5, 2020 - Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center will host a virtual auction featuring patient-inspired art pieces created by local artists. We hope you will join us in sharing this fun new virtual event with colleagues, family and friends!

  1. Visit the Art of Hope virtual art auction website:
  2. Check out the Art of Hope feature in the Sept/Oct issue of Inside Northside Magazine
  3. Join the Art of Hope Facebook event
James Samaritan is collecting new toys (unwrapped for all ages) and new coats for our kids and families! We are also collecting Teen Christmas Packages for older youth. To schedule a drop off call 985-888-6100. Deadline for all gifts and coats is December 11th.

Make your list, check it twice! This year's annual market has something for everyone! You'll find items for all the women, men, children and even pets in your life. Featuring all your favorites from the Northshore...and the Southshore too! Come visit!
Sip and Shop at the Southern Hotel, Dec 9, noon-7

There are a few volunteer opportunities coming up that you can sign up for:

The Sip and Shop day of event (Dec 9th):

Gift Dropoff (Dec 10th & 11th 9:30-noon) and Gift Giving (Dec 19th, 9:30-12:30)

Gift Giving on Dec 12 in conjunction with Holy Trinity Lutheran Church from 10am-12pm
News from Lise Naccari

CBIB, Compassionate Burials for Indigent Babies, is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2007 to provide dignified burials for abandoned or indigent babies in our area. Our dedicated team assists in the funerals and burials of the babies, bringing comfort and closure to their families. We have buried almost 200 babies - our most recent burial was a victim of Covid-19. As we all know, funerals can be expensive. Even a small donation would be appreciated so we can continue our mission. Please check out our website: for additional information.e. Be sure to make the articles short and concise as people tend not to read much more than a couple of paragraphs. Place article copy here.
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