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May 2017

5th Annual TLSM Impact Luncheon

Join The Life of a Single Mom Ministries (TLSM) on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at 11:30am for our 5th Annual TLSM Impact Luncheon. This annual celebration will highlight stories of single moms whose lives have been changed and the national impact of the organization, along with a chef-prepared 3-course meal, entertainment, a speaker, and a silent auction. This year’s event will also have a special focus on how the organization has served on the front lines of flood recovery for single mothers and their families, following the Louisiana flood that hit the region in August of last year.

For more information and Tickets, visit our website Here!

Women of Distinction

Purchase tickets online for 2017 Women of Distinction Luncheon, May 8, in Baton Rouge!

Award recipients include:

  • Sharon Weston Broome, Mayor-President Baton Rouge

  • Katie Corkern, Executive Director, Northshore Families Helping Families

  • Michelle Forte, Development Manager, Distinguished Events, American Cancer Society, Baton Rouge

  • Dr. Kelli Joseph, Superintendent, St. Helena Parish School District

  • Mrs. Artie Lacour (posthumous), Girl Scout alumna

  • Dr. Robyn Merrick, Chief of Staff, Southern University and A&M College

  • Mallory Page, Artist & Author

Date: Monday, May 8, 2017
Time:/b> Luncheon 12 - 1 p.m. Champagne Reception begins at 11 a.m.
Location: Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel
Individual Tickets: $75 per person / Sponsorships start at $600 
Attire: Business attire
Chair: Mary-Patricia Wray, Owner, Top Drawer Strategies
Committee: Linda Law Clark, Partner at DeCuir, Clark & Adams, LLP; Bethany France, Director, Louisiana A+ Schools, George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts, and Robyn Merrick, Chief of Staff, Southern University and A&M College.

All proceeds are going to support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in southeast Louisiana.
Download Sponsorship packets Here!

STAR - Dynamics if Sexual Violence Workshop

Join us at an Upcoming Workshop!

During this workshop, participants will engage in experiential learning exercises intended to build participants’ empathy for survivors of sexual violence and increase participants’ understanding of the dynamics and impacts of sexual violence and trauma. By increasing their empathy and understanding, participants will be more equipped to intuitively support and advocate for survivors when the need arises.

Workshops are open to members of the general public. This workshop is approved for 3.5 General CEU credits for Social Workers. Participation in each workshop is limited to 35 people.
Register Here!"

General registration: $35

Social worker CEU credit registration: $75

Upcoming Dates and Locations 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

American Red Cross (Classroom 1)

4655 Sherwood Common Blvd

Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Friday, May 19, 2017

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Westside Regional Library

5416 Provine Place

Alexandria, LA 71303

Friday, June 16, 2017

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Total Community Action

1420 S Jefferson Davis Pkwy,

New Orleans, LA 70125

Friday, June 30, 2017

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Main Library

7711 Goodwood Blvd

Baton Rouge, LA 70806

How to Register

Participants must register online here. Pre-registration and payment are required to reserve your spot. If your organization requires you to pay via check or invoice, please contact rebecca.marchiafava@star.ngo. Onsite registration may be available if space allows, though will be considered on first come, first served basis. Each participant must register separately.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your registration up to 24 hours in advance and be granted a full refund. If you cancel after this time, you will not be given a refund.


UpLIFTD’s Women’s Community Rehabilitation Center Book Club May 16

UpLIFTD’s Women’s Community Rehabilitation Center (WCRC) is hosting
our monthly book club exclusively for women!  This month we will be reading 
“The Silent Sister” by Diane Chamberlain.  Bring your friends and family and join 
us at the Goodwood Library May 16th at 5 pm!  We ask for a $15 donation, but
all donations provide funding for WCRC’s many women’s programs.  Food and
refreshments will be provided as well!
R.S.V.P. by May 14th, 2017 at 225-336-0000
Meeting room #102 at Goodwood Library
7711 Goodwood Blvd.
Baton Rouge, La 70806

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The Dance In The Sun Experience

Get your ticket for “The Dance In The Sun Experience” conference in Baton Rouge. It is a one-day event Packed full of Power House Speakers! Melinda Walsh a past Women’s Week Luncheon Speaker is the Keynote.

Friday May 26. 2017 (9am — 4pm)

You will receive On Purpose Strategies to implement that will Accelerate your Life, Career, and Business results.
Network with other On the Move Women, Enjoy Giveaways, and a Catered Lunch.

For Discounted Early Bird tickets Click HERE!

Visit our website for more details Here!