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The Power of the Purse Luncheon featuring Frances Schultz

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A Southern Enthusiast Returns Home

The Power of the Purse speakers have ranged from Wonder Woman to English Royalty, and Women for Women is thrilled to add North Carolina’s Frances Schultz to this impressive list. If there is a southern talent or hobby you would like to explore, there is no doubt Frances can entertain you with her knowledge. Frances is an enthusiast on a variety of topics -- decoration and design, food and entertaining, culture and style.

She is a journalist, tastemaker, television personality, world traveler, hostess, cook, Sunday painter, fledgling gardener and outdoor lover. She is author and co-author of several books, including A House in the South, and was for six years an on-air host of the award-winning cable television show Southern Living Presents. A contributing editor to House Beautiful magazine and former editor-at-large for Veranda, she contributes also to the prestigious travel website Indagare and has written for numerous others, including Town and Country and the New York Social Diary. Frances has appeared on such programs as The Today Show, CNN’s Open House, The Christopher Lowell Show, The Nate Berkus Show and Turner South’s Home Plate.

Born and raised in Tarboro, North Carolina, Frances began to cultivate her theme of “finding beauty in everyday life.” She graduated from St. Mary’s School with honors and from the University of Virginia with distinction. She serves on the boards of the Horticultural Society of New York and Empowers Africa.

Frances tells us “I am incredibly honored to be invited to speak to Women for Women's Power of the Purse luncheon and thrilled to be coming home. Eastern North Carolina is one of the finest places on the planet. It was a privilege to grow up here, and it is a privilege to be welcomed back by such a wonderful and important group as the Women of Pitt County.”

Frances Mallison, President of Women for Women states, “we are so excited to have the talented and fun Frances Schultz as our 2014 speaker and to be able to add something new to our event with the tablescapes area for all to view. Many of us like to see photographs in magazines demonstrating new and beautiful ideas for table settings. Over 30 individuals will prepare a table setting using their own unique accessories. We hope you and your friends are making plans to attend the Power of the Purse luncheon so that we can continue to give grants to those 501(c)(3) groups who help women and girls in Pitt County.”

Previous Power of the Purse luncheons have hosted over 1,400 ladies and speakers have included “Wonder Woman” Lynda Carter, country music star Naomi Judd, “Good Morning America” host Joan Lunden, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, actress Marlo Thomas and comedienne, Vicki Lawrence.

The mission of Women for Women is “to give hope, change and a brighter future for the women and girls of Pitt County” by funding a permanent endowment that generates monies for grants for local women’s programs. Since its inception in 2006, Women for Women has given more than $400,000.00 in grants. More than 869 women and girls were touched by the dollars distributed in 2013 alone. Grant recipients have included Meals on Wheels to serve women in Pitt County, ECU TEDI BEAR Children’s Advocacy Center, Building Hope Community Life Center, Rocking Horse Ranch, Habitat for Humanity of Pitt County, and Center for Family Violence Prevention.

Women for Women began with eight members in 2005. We have now grown to over 350 members, each of whom contributes a minimum of $100.00 annually to the endowment fund.



For more information or reservations for the Power of the Purse Luncheon May 7th featuring Frances Schultz, please visit www.womenforwomenpittcounty.com or call (252) 756-5238. Attendance is by reservation only.




Wilson Woman's Club "A Tour of Homes 2014"

Apr 4, 2014 - Apr 5, 2014 --

Wilson, NC
A tour of 6 homes in the Wilson area. Tickets are $25 and includes both days. A luncheon will also be held on Friday, April 4th at the Woman's club, 402 Broad Street. Ticket are $10 in advance.

252-237-6110


North Carolina's Crystal Coast - Weekly Calendar Of Events

Feb 21, 2014 - Feb 22, 2014 --

Crystal Coast
Feb 21: American Red Cross Blood Drive- Carteret County Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center from 2-7pm, 7500 Emerald Drive. Please give!

Feb 21: International Film Series- The Carteret Community College Foundation’s International Film Series are held at Joslyn Hall in the McGee Building at Carteret Community College in Morehead City. Live music at 6:45 p.m. Film begins at 8 p.m. Suggested donation is $5 per person. Enjoy pastries of the culture of each film. Call Tiffany Taylor at 222-6056 or visit www.carteret.edu/foundation. Upcoming film is :“A Hijacking” (Denmark – Rated R)

Feb 21: “Lunch with a Dash of History”- Location: The History Place, 1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City. Lunchtime Lecture: Love Stories of Carteret County presented by Rodney Kemp, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Playing on a Valentine’s Day theme, Rodney will reach into his bag of tricks and bring out the most poetic, tragic and interesting stories he has collected over a lifetime. Reservations/Admission: lunch - $15 / $12 for members; lecture only - $8 / $5 for members. 252-247-7533

Feb 22: Free Fly Casting Clinic– with Cape Lookout Fly Fishers– 10 am—1 pm at the Morehead City Parks & Recreation Department (1600 Fisher Street). Clinic is for all levels of fly fishing enthusiasts. There will be several professional fly fishing guides and instructors available for pointers.

Feb 22: American Music Festival Concert- “An American in Paris” featuring pianist Barbara McKenzie and Parisian flutist Nicolas DuChamp performing music of Franck, Debussy and Copland. Location: The History Place Museum (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City). Time: 8 pm. For information on performances and tickets, www.americanmusicfestival.org or 252-728-6152.

For all programs and events offered at our major attractions, please visit individual websites:

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores: www.ncaquariums.com (252-247-4003)
North Carolina Maritime Museum: www.ncmaritimemuseum.org (252-728-7317)
Beaufort Historic Site: www.beauforthistoricsite.org (252-728-5225)
Fort Macon State Park: http://ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/foma/main.php (252-726-3775)
The History Place: www.thehistoryplace.org (252-247-7533)
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum: www.coresound.com (252-728-1500)
Cape Lookout National Seashore: www.nps.gov/calo (252-728-2250)

Elizabeth Barrow
Director of Local Public Relations
Crystal Coast Tourism Authority
3409 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
252-726-8148 X 109
www.crystalcoastnc.org