May 10, 2021
Message from Our President

Hi Ladies,

Now that we are at the start of summer. we are ready for our annual event for the Smart Women's Day Out on July 15th at Benedict's Plantation from 1 pm to 4 pm. Lunch will be served before the event, and we will have one of our local school bands to listen to! Listed below is are links to information on the pricing, sponsorship and speakers for our event. Our theme this year is 'Make Every Day Matter', and many of us are thankful for things getting back to normal to make our days matter! This year we have raffle items that you can bid on either online before or in person at the event. You will find information about these raffle items on our website along with information to register for our Smart Women's Day Out is listed below. 

Our next meeting will be about scams and fraud within our community. We are fortunate enough to have officers from the St Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office join us on June 17th at Benedict's Plantation. We hope to see you there!

Thank You,
Julie Taylor

June 17, 2021
Meeting starts at 11:00
Doors open at 10:30

Financial Crimes
Most of us have heard or read about the recent hacking done to Colonial Pipeline's system which cut off a large portion of the East Coast's fuel supply. You may also have heard about the systems hacking that was done to the world's
largest beef processing facility. While these two events may not have touched your life, what you may not realize is that thousands of people have their information stolen, destroyed, or manipulated each day by hackers, scammers, malware viruses, etc.  

If you want to protect yourself, your information, and others from this danger, then you should attend the June 17th Women of Infinite Possibilities meeting to be held at Benedict's Plantation from 11:00 AM - Noon. Officers from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office Financial Crimes unit will be sharing with attendees those things we can do proactively to protect ourselves. These officers are highly-trained detectives who handle many types of white-collar crime. These crimes include identity theft, computer crime, fraud, scams, etc.

Arm yourself with information by attending the June 17th WIP meeting.

Venue - Benedict's Plantation - 1144 N Causeway Blvd, Mandeville

Meeting Sponsored by Shirley Deluzian and Benedict's Plantation

Plan to join our Lunch Bunch after the meeting!
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

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A quick look back at our May Meeting
Dr. Grisoli shared so much about our skin in her presentation! Everything from benign moles and marks to what serious skin lesions look like, and what to do! She was great about answering questions too!

Heidi told us more about her non-profit and the plans for her Oktoberfest. Let her know how you can help!

And if there is anything you need screenprinted or embroideried, give Leslie a call at BackYard Printing!

Plan to Join Us on July 15th! And bring your friends! It will be so much fun!

Come for lunch and some cool entertainment or just for the program.

We are still looking for a few sponsors for the event - this website page has more information for sponsors.

Our Raffle this year is both online and at the event! Even if you or your friends cannot attend, you can still support us through the raffle! See the bottom of the SWDO webpage for raffle details!

We will be doing a Membership Drive at the event! Anyone who joins WIP or renews their membership will get an awesome T-Shirt! So be sure to register!
2021 Plans
Topics planned for later this year include:
  • Healthy eating/cooking
  • Increasing your creativity
  • Women’s Health

In addition. we plan to have a November meeting to Give Thanks to our Community Partners, and a Holiday Party in December. As the covid restrictions are relaxed, we will plan more Adventures and PEGs.

If you have any ideas of Adventures, PEGs, topics or speakers, please let us know!
Community Partners
SAVE THE DATE! A family-friendly Oktoberfest fundraiser for Cholangiocarcinoma is scheduled for Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Covington Trailhead. In our first year, about 1,200 attended and we hope to get 2,000 this year. Looking for sponsors and people who love to be on the committee to help. Email me, Heidi Rhea, at if you want to be a part of this fun event!!

Learn more about the impact Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center prevention and early detection program is making in our community

The Hospice House is collecting gently used shoes, any size, any gender. They are doing a fundraiser through funds2orgs. They repurpose new and used shoes and send them to less fortunate countries where people resell to support their families.
has these Immediate Needs:

Cleaning Supplies - Clorox Wipes, Clorox, Lysol and/or Microban, and Garbage bags to sanitize.

Blessings Box - monetary donations, food, and other non-perishables to keep the Blessings Box
stocked and available to those in need.

Technology - laptop, streaming camera, and a wireless conference room sound system to set up
for hybrid programs (virtual & in-person).
World of Wonder, WOW - It is time to start donating to support the WOW Summer Camp for kids ages 3-5 at the Mandeville - Lacombe Head Start. Your $175 donation helps give an educational camp to one toddler for the summer!
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