September 2019 News & Events
Message from the President
Hi Ladies,

We have moved our meeting location to Benedict's Plantation starting in September. Our meeting times will stay the same from 10 am to 12 pm. I also want to thank St. Anthony's Gardens for allowing our organization to use their facility throughout the years.

We are excited about our upcoming meeting which will be held on September 19, 2019 . We will have two presentations that day. Erica Kelt and Brittny Costella , representatives from Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister will be speaking.


I look forward to seeing you on September 19th.

Your President,
Julie Taylor

* ADD THESE IMPORTANT DATES to your calendar from our
"EVENTS" links on Facebook!
Our Next General Meeting
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Where? St. Benedict's Plantation
1144 N Causeway Blvd, Mandeville, LA 70471
Time ? 10:00 AM-12:PM
Guests are welcome!
Speaker Spotlight!
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Care representatives and Erica Kelt , Director of Development  and colleague Brittny Costella will be presenting on the topic, "The 'C' Word."

·More than 2 million Americans will be diagnosed with Skin Cancer this year
· About 1 in 8 U.S. Women will develop Breast Cancer over the course of her lifetime
·  In 2019 there will be an estimated 9,260 deaths from cancer in Louisiana

Attendees will come away from this presentation with greater understanding of how to, "k now the signs and symptoms, take charge of one's health and be an advocate in the community. They will cover screening guidelines, healthy habits, upcoming community events through which you can make a difference locally in the fight against cancer.
Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President will enlighten attendees about important parish news and updates. What is going on in St. Tammany Parish that YOU should know about? How can you get involved more in your parish community? Ask questions and hear from our parish president.
Upcoming Adventures!

Register Online:

Our event will not only be a
fun event out, but it also means that they will donate 50% of
the proceeds back to W.I.P. , so it will be a fundraiser for our
organization. They only do one of these per month and we are
the Painting with a Purpose event for the month of September.

We need to try to fill the room to maximize our proceeds. There
are 42 spots . We can go over and expand to additional rooms.
So, let's make this event as successful as possible. WIP members, please consider attending and bringing non-members, your sisters, sister-in-laws, moms, grandmas, cousins, nieces, co-workers, friends and acquaintances who are 18 or older with you. You can even bring some guys!

BYOB and food . If everyone will bring a little something, ( i.e. a bag of` chips & dip, fruit, veggies, finger sandwiches, desserts, etc .), that would provide nice selection of party foods for all.

Painting with a Twist provides P.J.’s Coffee and water.

Arrive 15-20 minutes early to get "uncorked", smocked and in your seat!
Register by mail.
Contact Laura Fatzer
W.I.P. Attention: Laura
P.O. Box 2424
Mandeville, LA 70470
Deadline to register: 9/15/19

Attend a private tour behind the scenes of the beautiful Abbey Church, Monk's Refectory, and Seminary College located just north of Covington in St. Benedict, Louisiana. The group will to go to lunch at the conclusion of the tour.

Please sign up by Sept 15th by sending Laura a note and check.

Read more details about this adventure online at
Future Meetings and Events - Save the Dates!
October 17, 2019 - General Meeting @ Benedict's Plantation (10:00 AM)
  • All WIP members and their guests are invited to attend!
  • Speaker - Diane Brehm -Topic, "How to Keep Your Sanity in Today's World "
  • Special note to members: We will hear from all applicants and vote on our 2020 Community Partners
  • Meeting Sponsor: Michelle Sierra of Dynamic Physical Therapy

November 21, 2019 - General Meeting @ Benedict's Plantation (10:00 AM)
  • Giving thanks to our Community Partners
  • All WIP members and their guests are invited to attend!
  • Gift Wrapping Event

December 12, 2019 - Christmas Party (4-7 PM) - St. Benedict's Plantation (4-7) PM
More information to come!

General Meetings begin at 10:00 am for connecting with friends and making new ones! The business portion starts at 10:30 followed by our speaker.
After each meeting we head to a local restaurant for
"Lunch Bunch" food and conversation.
The window is now open for members to nominate qualifying charitable 501(c)3 organizations primarily based in St. Tammany Parish for support in 2020.

  • Nomination forms are due September 19, 2019.  Members can print and complete the nomination form from available online to nominate an organization.

  • Nominations will be presented at the General Meeting, at 10:30 AM on October 17, 2019 for support in 2020. A representative from the 501(c)3 organization being nominated must be present at the meeting. See the form for more details.
Supporting Our Community Partners

Join Hope House representatives at the Children's Advocacy Center - Hope House for FREE Stewards of Children training and certification. Learn how to effectively recognize, react, and prevent child abuse within our community. Tour our facilities and learn about our important role within the St. Tammany and Washington parishes.

This two-hour course is perfect for organizations, professionals or individuals who work with kids. Parents too!

They'll have pizza and refreshments for everyone in the class.

To reserve a spot, please contact Jessica Fuselier at (985) 892-3885 ext. 1 or at Walk-ins welcome!

Multiple dates for training are available.

More information is available online at
SAVE THE DATE! You Night St. Tammany is Thursday, October 24th at the Castine Center in Mandeville. 24 Cancer Survivors will walk the runway in front of friends, family members, and health care providers. This celebration of life is open to the public and is one of St. Tammany's favorite events of the year!

Tickets on sale now: Click this link:

QUESTIONS? Call Tara at 877-591-5936 x3

More information is available online at
Fall Baseball League is starting. Miracle League is in need of volunteers and tournament sponsors.

More information is available online at
The Hospice Foundation of the South is proud to present 5th Annual NORTHSHORE ON TAP: THE ULTIMATE HOME BREW & CRAFT BEER EXPERIENCE.

Friday, October 18, 2019 5:30pm-9:00pm at the Slidell Municipal Auditorium.

Unlimited samples of over 100 Beers & Spirits are included in your $25 admission

For sponsorship or home brew information, please contact

Read about this and more events benefiting Hospice House online at
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