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Women's Club of Inverness Events to Benefit Local Charities and Scholarships

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  • WCI members and guests enjoyed a holiday girls night out at beautiful Medinah Country Club, home of the Ryder Cup.

    WCI members and guests enjoyed a holiday girls night out at beautiful Medinah Country Club, home of the Ryder Cup.
    Women's Club of Inverness

Johanna Harden

This has been a busy holiday season for the Women's Club of Inverness. This year's fall benefit, "Holiday Spirits: A Girls' Night Out", held at Medinah Country Club on Thursday, November 29, boasted record attendance, with the fundraiser selling out weeks before the event. Over 300 women attended the benefit and enjoyed the evening's amenities and an elegant dinner buffet. Attendees were treated to shoulder massages, psychic readings and a photo booth. The fundraiser also featured WCI's signature raffle baskets, a silent auction, a 50/50 cash raffle, and the wares of 30 vendors who provided unique holiday gift selections.

The benefit raised over $23,000. Profits from this event and WCI's upcoming spring fashion show directly benefit local charitable organizations and the WCI Scholarship Program.

The Women's Club of Inverness is proud to announce it will present its annual Fashion Show and Luncheon Benefit "A Waterfall of Fashion in Grand Majestic Style" on Friday, April 12.

The fundraiser will be held at the Stonegate Conference and Banquet Centre in Hoffman Estates from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event welcomes the public to one of the premiere fashion shows in the Chicago area! Join the club for a fabulous preview of 2013's spring fashion collections, delectable luncheon, silent auction and raffles. The cost for the luncheon and show is $70. Reservations are required. For details or ticket information, contact Karen Kallman at (847) 397-8955 or visit

Once again, ZZAZZ Productions will showcase cutting-edge trends from retailers and the latest in fashion silhouettes from Chicago's top designers. Headed by Tracy Tarantino, this professional runway show offers a presentation with cutting-edge sound and lighting design. ZZAZZ Productions has been involved at this event since 2005.

Members of the Women's Club of Inverness are welcome from all communities! WCI embodies the strength of women dedicated to supporting various philanthropic endeavors and promoting cultural and educational activities in our community. WCI is a philanthropic 501(c)(3) organization. All profits from our benefits are distributed to local community-based organizations and scholarship grants to graduating seniors, college students and returning adults residing within the boundaries of School Districts 211 and 220. The Club's members also donate and send items to United States soldiers and canines in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In recent years more than 25 local charitable organizations have benefitted from donations by WCI, including Palatine Township Adopt-a-Family, Home of the Sparrow, Journeys from PADS to Hope, PHD, Wellness Place and WINGS, along with many others. The group is especially committed to aiding women and children's advocacy organizations, as well as senior citizen, at-risk youth, and family service centers. In the past three years, the club has donated more than $91,000 to agencies and community-based organizations and awarded $46,000 in scholarships.

Visit for more information on Club membership and activities.