Donna Arp Weitzman got together Mother Nature and arranged for a glorious afternoon of sunshine on Tuesday, March 6. The reason for the negotiations were two-fold of Donna. First she was hosting the Annual Membership Tea for Les Femmes du Monde and the turnout promised to have around 100 at the Weitzman estate.
The good weather meant that Donna could open the doors to the mansion allowing guests to stroll the backyard grounds. While the fireplace in the den was glowing, it wasn’t necessary. Spring was evident from the bright fashions and gals sporting new haircuts like Rhonda Sargent Chambers and Melissa Lewis, whose only complaint was her “short cut” had resulted in losing her ponytail.
The second reason for the perfect conditions, Donna was officially launching her newest book “A Memoir: The Wind Blew Innocent” about her childhood in West Texas in the 50s and 60s when an innocent time wasn’t so innocent. On the round table in the porch, the books were on display with guests like Arlene Johnson and Les Femmes President-Elect Martha Cox picking up copies.
According to Les Femmes President Venise Stuart members can plan on having speakers from the Dallas Regional Chamber, Downtown Dallas Inc. and the World Affairs Council as well as a wine tasting, teas, luncheons and the Woman Of The Year celebration on Wednesday, October 24. Memberships start at $60!
She also revealed that Melissa Lewis and Mari Epperson would co-chair the 2018 Woman of the Year dinner on Wednesday, October 24, at the Dallas Country Club. As for the honoree, that announcement will be made at an invitation-only gathering on Tuesday, April 24.
Funds raised by Les Femmes benefit the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth and Children’s Medical Center.