FORT WAYNE—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne will host the Club’s annual Smart Girls Brilliant Women luncheon on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the Boys & Girls Club located at 2609 Fairfield Avenue from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sue Ehinger PhD, President of Parkview Hospital and affiliates, will be honored as the 2013 Brilliant Woman Keynote speaker. WANE-TV’s Heather Herron will be this year’s luncheon hostess.
The goal of the annual luncheon is to provide participants with the opportunity to socialize with local professional women and to honor the success of women in the Fort Wayne area. These women can serve as community role models for female Club members through sharing experiences and lifestyle choices. Each year, a new Brilliant woman is honored based on her success and contributions to the community. Past honorees include: Beverely Danusis, Christina Smith, Dr. Wendy Robinson, Patricia R. Miller, Karen Richards, and Helen Frost. A SMART Girl of the Year, who is chosen based on performance and attendance criteria in the Club’s SMART Girl program, is also recognized during the luncheon. The public is welcome but asked to RSVP by calling (260) 744-0998 x19. Donations are requested during the event. Registration begins at 11:30pm.
The 2013 Brilliant Woman, Sue Ehinger Ph D, was recently recognized in Becker’s Hospital Review’s “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know.” Sue joined Parkview in 1993 and moved through administration to the President of Parkview Hospital and affiliates in March of 2012.
“The SMART Girls program is all about enhancing a young ladies’ physical and emotional health. To have the women in our community appreciate, recognize and celebrate the young ladies in our SMART Girls program is simply awesome. Sue is a perfect example of womanhood and an excellent role model for any young lady. We are excited to have her share her story with the program participants and our special guests. We must give these girls guidance and provide them with strong positive role models to enhance their opportunity to reach their full potential as responsible, caring and productive adults.” remarks Joe Jordan, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne.
Matilda Jane is the Presenting Sponsor of the tenth annual Smart Girls Brilliant Women luncheon. Major Sponsors include Vera Bradley and Parkview Physicians Group. For more information contact Kimberly McCoy at 260-744-0998 ext. 19 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SMART Girls program was developed to offer age-specific experiences that enhance girls’ physical and emotional health. The program provides female Boys & Girls Club members with the knowledge and skills they need to practice healthy lifestyle choices. To meet the specific needs of each girl involved, the program has two age-appropriate modules tailored for girls ages 6-12 and 13-17.
For more about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne go to www.bgcfw.org.