Rochester Junior Women’s Club to Host Benefit Luncheon

Diva’s Day Out

Join the Rochester Junior Women’s Club (RJWC) as they present their annual luncheon, fashion show, and boutique-shopping event, Diva’s Day Out, on Saturday, March 10, at the Palazzo Grande, Shelby Township, and 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event, now in its eleventh year, is open to the public and raises funds for local charitable organizations.

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Boutique shopping at the 2017 Rochester Junior Women’s Club Spring Luncheon

Diva’s Day Out begins with an opportunity for guests to shop at more than 40 boutiques offering unique merchandise and trendy fashions, followed by a luncheon, fashion show, and numerous drawings for raffle and door prizes.

Guests will be treated to a gourmet coffee bar, decadent dessert table, complimentary valet, and wall-to-wall fashion. The latest spring styles in clothing, jewelry, handbags, home décor, cosmetics, and gifts will be available from popular retailers and talented artists

Woman walking down a model runway

RJWC member, Cyndi Willoughby, walks the runway at the 2017 Rochester Junior Women’s Club Spring Luncheon

Live mannequins will pose in the hottest looks from select boutiques in a motionless tableau vivant showcase. Diva’s Day Out will culminate with a runway fashion show, courtesy of Soft Surroundings in the Village of Rochester Hills and Janet Varner.

All attendees will receive a signature tote bag with gifts, samples, and offers, as well a chance to win fabulous prizes, such as a spa package, a private princess party for your little diva, Swarovski jewelry, and a designer handbag.

Individual tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online at www.rjwc.org. Tables of eight are available. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., and there will be a cash bar.

Proceeds will benefit Career Dress, OUCARES, the Professional Law Enforcement Association Foundation, and Sew Much Comfort. The funds from the event will help to support specific projects for the recipients.

Career Dress promotes the economic independence of low-income women in Southeast Michigan by providing professional attire for those who are actively seeking employment. Funds will help Career Dress to purchase specific large-size clothing.

The Oakland University Center for Autism Outreach Services (OUCARES) supports individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Funds will help OUCARES summer camps, designed for children, teens, and adults to learn social skills, communication strategies, independent living skills, and employment readiness.

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RJWC member, Jennifer Hyvari, models clothing at the 2017 Rochester Junior Women’s Club Spring Luncheon

Sew Much Comfort makes custom-made adaptive clothing, free of charge, for all wounded service members from current conflicts and all branches of the military and National Guard. The funding will be used to purchase athletic shorts, t-shirts, and boxers which are the most requested pieces of clothing.

The Professional Law Enforcement Association Foundation provides much-needed training and equipment to law enforcement officers. Funds will be used to buy bulletproof K9 vests. K9 Kitt from the Rochester Police Department is one of three K9 officers receiving a vest.

To purchase tickets, visit www.rjwc.org. For questions or to order by phone, please contact Susan at skgordoa@gmail.com or 248-421-5220. All tickets will be held at the door and reservations must be made by February 28; however, this event is expected to sell out early so reserve your spot today.

The Rochester Junior Women’s Club is proud to contribute to the growth and vitality of the community through volunteer service and donation of funds to local charities and organizations. For more information about the Rochester Junior Women’s Club or to become a sponsor, visit the organization’s website www.rjwc.org or call 248-66-2913.

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