Girl Scouts to celebrate founder's 150th birthday at fall fundraising luncheon
Southeast Louisiana Girl Scouts seek to raise funds to support Girl Scouting
Girl Scout volunteers, alumnae, and friends of Girl Scouting are invited to attend Girl Scout Louisiana East’s fall fundraising luncheon on Wednesday, November 3, from 12 to 1 p.m. with a meet and greet at 11:30 a.m. at the Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans. Luncheon sponsors are Lakelawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemeteries, Little Brownie Bakers, Textron Marine & Land Systems, Total Graphics, Inc., and Whitney Bank. Louisiana State Representative Helena Moreno of New Orleans will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies.
With the luncheon scheduled a few days after founder Juliette Gordon Low’s 150th birthday, the local council will celebrate Low’s vision for the Girl Scout Movement and her willingness to blaze new trails. Low was born in Savannah, Ga, on October 31, 1860 and founded the Girl Scouts in 1912.
“Juliette Low was a visionary in every sense of the word,” said Cerise McClendon, Fund Development Associate who is coordinating the luncheon. “She believed that all girls regardless of background should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually, welcoming girls with disabilities at a time when they were excluded from many other activities, and establishing the first troop for African American girls in 1917. It seemed appropriate to honor her at the same time as we meet to raise funds for Girl Scouts Louisiana East.”
We are currently seeking corporate sponsorships and table captains.
According to McClendon, table captains, who are those who host a table of their friends at the luncheon, are needed for the luncheon as well as additional corporate sponsors. The actual luncheon itself is free to attend, with a suggested minimum donation of $50.
For more information about becoming a table captain, a corporate sponsor, or to receive an invitation to the luncheon, call Cerise McClendon at (504) 733-8220 or (800) 644-7571, ext. 2222.
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