Happy Spring! There certainly is no shortage of activities going on at The Friendship Club right now! It is a time when we are both preparing for the beginning and the end of a Friendship Club girl’s journey. While we have begun our spring recruitment process for new sixth grade girls to join in the summer, we are also preparing to say goodbye to our senior girls. On May 7th we will honor eight amazing young women for their perseverance, accomplishments, and for setting positive goals for their future. This year’s Graduation and Scholarship Dinner will be even more special because we will also officially celebrate our 20th Anniversary and the evolution of the program and organization since 1995. We have many fun surprises in store for the event and we hope that you will consider joining us. Invitations should have hit your mailbox this weekend – please take a moment to consider attending, hosting or filling a table with friends and neighbors, or making a donation in your absence to support this important culminating celebration and help us continue our important work. If you did not receive an invitation, but would like to, please give us a call at 265-4311.
Attendees of the Graduation and Scholarship dinner always walk away from this event feeling inspired and full of love. Our girls are not only honored by all of us, they honor others by sharing their story, their plans, and their thanks for The Friendship Club. It makes every donor and volunteer understand the vital role they play in keeping The Friendship Club strong for our girls. We are excited to also have the opportunity to honor our history and our evolution through the years during the cocktail hour – it will be fun for new and old friends alike. You may be walking through memory lane with us or you may be learning things you never knew! We guarantee it will be fun for all!
We are also excited to welcome back 2001 graduate, Jo Beaudreaux, to learn more about what she has been up to since she left The Friendship Club!
May 7th will be a special evening honoring the past, the present, and the future of The Friendship Club. Thank you for the role you have played in making sure The Friendship Club is strong and relevant for girls at risk in our community. Looking forward to seeing you!