Women's Club 'Spring Fling' fashion show benefits local nonprofits

Photos by Michael Jones

The New Dominion Womens Club held their 11th annual Spring Fling! benefit fashion show on Sunday, March 18th at Bloomingdales.

They were thrilled to welcome back Bill Page Toyota as the Platinum Event Sponsor. In addition to the fashion show, the event included an exciting raffle, delicious food and drink, and a shopping opportunity in which Bloomindales provided a 10 percent donation on purchases. The club raised approximately $10,000, and net proceeds will support local non-profit organizations: Friends of Pleasant Grove Church, McLean Project for the Arts, Safe Community Coalition and SHARE, Inc.

The Spring Fling! has become a significant way for our club to raise funds for our beneficiaries. We owe the events enduring success to fabulous partners like Bloomingdales, commented Desi Woltman, NDWC President and Event Chair. As always, its been a pleasure working with their staff; and Im especially grateful for the professionalism of PR Manager, Analissa Varian and Personal Shopping Manager, Effie Elkorek. They made my role as Event Chair seamless and fun. Woltman continued, We were especially grateful to have Bill Page Toyota return as a Platinum Sponsor. Their support will have a very positive impact again this year. We want to thank our wonderful Silver Sponsors as well: Chesterbrook Residences, District Financial Advisors (Bill DuBose), Monica Gibson, Keller Williams Realty; McLean Pool and Spa, McLean Properties and Wheats Landscaping.  

The club offers members opportunities to participate in events and hands-on volunteering.

"As a NDWC member, the Fashion Show is always a fun event to work on and attend.  It is great to see women of all ages from the community gather together to raise funds for local McLean-area groups.  It's a celebration of women, service, and fashion. I appreciate our local leaders, Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust and Delegate Kathleen Murphy, for taking time out of their weekend to support our club!" commented Carol Brunner, VP Ways and Means. Mary Ann Miller, VP Membership added, My family and I had a great time at the fashion show delicious food, beautiful clothes, fun music - all in all, a lovely day!

The fashion committee included: Lulee Bagnati, Jane Bohlin, Kimberly Briggs, Carol Brunner, Anne Deger, Valerie Edgerly, Paige Farrington-Himes, Jessica Faust, Kitty Gonzalez, Liliana Lindsay, Mary Ann Miller, Christy Murray, Marianne Polito, Carrie Sallaway, Mary Jane Saunders, Faisa Stafford, and Debbie Witchey. Bill DuBose of District Financial Advisors served again this year as Master of Ceremonies. Models were members and friends of NDWC.

Now celebrating its 50th year, The New Dominion Womens Club is a member of the Greater Federation of Womens Clubs as well as the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce. NDWC is a 501(c)3 civic organization committed to enhancing the quality of life in our community through volunteer service and financial contributions while providing an opportunity for fellowship among women. In support of its mission, the club plans several community fundraisers, service projects and activities throughout the year. NDWC members select a minimum of four local non-profit organizations to support annually. Funds raised through club initiatives are awarded directly to those beneficiary organizations, which in 2016-17 totaled more than $20,000. The NDWC was named Outstanding Non-profit Organization of the Year in 2004 and Volunteers of the Year in 2013 by the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce. For membership information, visit www.ndwc.org.

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