As mentioned before, the Slipper Club has come a long way since its founding in 1934 when it was a ladies social club. Back then young women didn’t have Uptown or anything like Chesterfield’s to socialize. Why shoot! The country was just emerging from Prohibition and women had just gotten the right to vote 21 years earlier.
Since having shifted its gears back in 1995 from a social club to a fundraising organization, the Slipper Club has still managed to keep the socializing a healthy part of their program. For instance, May 17 Slipper Club Gala Chair Lauren Chapman and the officers literally held an “open house” for the new member reception.
By open house that’s not to say it was anyone could drop by. Heck, no. Lauren’s folks Vicki and Bob Chapman lent her the use of their home for the new members and officers to chit-chat, sip and nibble. Only problem was how to accommodate that number of guests. Seems that Party Chair Whitney Toeller had so successfully arranged for the occasion, more than 100 were expected to literally fill the Chapmans’ abode. Simple solution. Arrange for perfect weather and open the doors for the ladies to extend the partying outside.
Don’t know who had the connections, but it all worked out beautifully with delicious food including cupcakes that Lauren and Vicki discovered at Trailercakes and Slipper Club President Jacque Kennedy at the door greeting all the newbies.
Revealed at the party was the date of the next fundraising gala. The black-tie event will be Saturday, February 9, at Brook Hollow benefiting Communities in Schools with 450 guests expected. Working with Lauren on the soiree will be Decorations Chair Shelby Krause and Auction Co-chairs Callan Harrison and Elizabeth Sanders.
But don’t go thinking the new members reception continued until the wee hours of the morning. Nope. It shut down promptly at 8:30, but not because they ran out of food or talk. The reason? Many of the guests had to change from their sundresses into cowgirl gear for the Cattle Baron’s Trailblazer party at Eddie Deen’s where Pat Green was on stage.