Waynesville's DFW chapter starts the year on a high note

Jan 11, 2017
Photo by: Donated The Waynesville Chapter of Dining for Women met for its first meeting of 2017 to kick off the year and celebrate member Ann Melton's birthday.

The Waynesville Chapter of Dining for Women held its first meeting of the year at the historic home of member Ann Melton.

Melton opened her home to the chapter to help her celebrate her birthday on Jan. 5 and to raise funds for the featured DFW grantee in Cambodia, Mith Samlanh.

Waynesville DFW members brought a dish to pass and a check for the grantee. Some of the attendees brought Cambodian dishes, made by recipes provided at www.diningforwomen.org.

Dining for Women is an international giving circle that was started 14 years ago at the home of Marsha Wallace in Greenville, South Carolina. Wallace invited friends to celebrate her birthday by bringing a potluck dish and a check to support marginalized women and children internationally.

Today there are 409 chapters all over the country working to empower women to find solutions to the problems they face through education, health care and economic development.

The Waynesville DFW chapter was formed eight years ago by Margaret Roberts and the late Jane Alexander. Since that first meeting, Waynesville has raised thousands of dollars to impact the lives of women and girls worldwide who often live on less than $1 a day and have no other resources for assistance.

The Waynesville chapter meets on the first Thursday of every month at 11:30 a.m. at various homes.

For more information or to host a dinner, call Beth Thrift at 912-614-3124 or Nancye Buelow 828-421-1441.  The next meeting will be held Feb. 2.

For more information about Dining for Women, visit diningforwomen.org.