International Women’s Organization
The International Women’s Organization (IWO) will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7 in the Community Room at Eden Village, 200 S. Station Road in Glen Carbon. (Look for blue sign out front of the Information and Administrative Office. You may also park on the side of road next to blue sign.) Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.
The featured speaker will be Charlotte Farmer, who is from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Before coming to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Farmer studied international business management. She will share, through a PowerPoint presentation, some of the beautiful historic sights, cultures and traditions of her country. Farmer loves to travel and will also share some of the adventures she had while living in Italy for four months in 2012-2013. There will be a question-and-answer session following her presentation.
IWO provides cross-cultural opportunities, educational programs and social activities for American and international women of the metro-east area. Women gather and share life experiences; network; learn about other cultures and traditions; build new global friendships; and help create international understanding. IWO is a sister organization to the International Hospitality Program at SIUE and is affiliated with the SIUE Center for International Programs.
For additional information, call Esther at (618) 406-0259, Emma at (618) 954-8844, or Joyce at (618) 931-0041.
Highland People in Business
Highland People in Business (PIB) will meet from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesay, April 8 at the Baymont Inn & Suites (formerly Holiday Inn Express), 20 Central Blvd. in Highland. Cost is $8 for the breakfast buffet. The networking focus this month is all about “you.” What do you expect from networking? How can the PIB networking group address these expections?
Highland Historical Society
The quarterly meeting of the Highland Historical Society will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8 at the John Wildi Masonic Temple, 721 9th St. in Highland. After a brief business meeting, attendees will be treated to a tour or the newly completed museum rooms on the second floor of the lodge. A history of the Masons in Highland, which dates back to the mid-1800s, will be discussed. Many of the founders of Highland were early lodge members. The meeting is open to the public.
NARFE Chapter 1019
The next meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1019 will be held on Wednesday, April 8 in the meeting room at the Golden Corral at 3360 Green Mount Crossing Road in Shiloh. The buffet opens at 11 a.m., and the meeting begins at noon. Guests are always welcome.
The speaker will be Kent Strang, grassroots and programs director for the Americans for Prosperity Foundation. The topic he will be speaking on is “The Power of Economic Freedom.” Americans for Prosperity Foundation is dedicated to educating men and women about the principles of freedom and how those apply to their everyday lives. Their programs enable Americans to understand why freedom is the key to long-term success, happiness and well being.
The NARFE Service Center is located in Building 50, 201 East Winters St. at Scott Air Force Base, on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members are available to assist with pertinent paperwork and to accept memberships. Phone (618) 256-9350. Feel free to leave a message.
NARFE is the only organization dedicated solely to protecting the health care and retirement benefits of federal employees and their survivors. Who can join NARFE? If your future security is tied to federal retirement benefits — federal retirees, current employees, spouses, and individual survivors — you are eligible for NARFE membership. Join online at www.narfe.org or by calling 800-627-3394 (Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Learn about electronic membership at www.eNarfe.org.
You are invited to call Chapter 1019 president Deane Richter at (618) 526-7932 or visit the chapter website www.narfe.org/chapter1019 for more details.
Madison County Genealogical Society
The Madison County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 9 in the Community Room of the Edwardsville Public Library, 112 S. Kansas St. Tom Pearson of the St. Louis Public Library will discuss book, manuscript and Internet sources of information of ancestors who resided in Illinois. Guests are always welcome.
Highland Area Women’s Connection
The Highland Area Women’s Connection invites all ladies and gentlemen to its “Spring Fashion Show Guest Night” at Highland Community Church, located at 2307 Broadway in Highland, on Tuesday, April 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The two-hour program will feature a performance of the Highland Community Chorus and a “What’s New for Spring” fashion show from Basket Case Boutique in Lebanon.
The speaker is Connie Harris, an author from Joliet, Ill., will present “Painted Colors of Hope.”
A full dinner will be catered by Gutzler’s Butterfly Patio, located in Troy. In addition, enjoy tasty desserts from Anton’s Catering located in Breese.
No membership is required. All women and men are welcome. On-site, complimentary child care for younger children is available, with advance notice. Reservations are required for the dinner and childcare. For reservations, call Sharon at (618) 920-0008 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost for this event is $13 per person, which includes the program and dinner, and it is payable at the door.