Dear Southern Region Members,
The theme of this administration is “Strengthening the Link Between Clubs and Southern
Region.” I hope that you will help to fulfill this goal by attending the upcoming GFWC Southern
Region Annual Meeting in Biloxi, Mississippi, October 24 – 27, 2013. The GFWC Mississippi
Clubwomen have an exciting weekend planned for us.
I am sure we will enjoy interacting with our GFWC International President Mary Ellen Laister,
GFWC President-elect Babs Condon and Southern Region’s own GFWC Secretary Marian St.
The Friday morning tour includes the Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art. The Ohr O’Keefe Museum is
a Smithsonian Affiliate. Plan to wear our GFWC emblematic/Red Jackets. Lunch will be on
your own at Ocean Springs and afterwards a mega-shopping experience.
Friday evening our keynote speaker will be GFWC International President Mary Ellen Laister.
President-elect Babs Condon will present Give Kids a Shot @ Life which is a Partnership with
United Nations Foundation. The dress for Friday night will be “after five/cocktail”.
Saturday will be an information packed day with interesting workshops on pertinent topics.
Saturday night will feature the “Under the Magnolias Masquerade Ball”. Please remember to
bring your “MASK”. Saturday night attire will be after five/cocktail or formal evening gown.
Business casual attire will be the apparel during daytime meetings.
Please look for registration information on this web site.
I look forward to seeing you in Biloxi.
Ann W. James
Ann W. James, President
GFWC Southern Region
115 Patterson Drive
Auburndale, FL 33823
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