AMERICAN & FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Wednesday, April 30, 2022
The Empowerment of Women
Seema Sheth has made a career of advising people on how to manage their money. But dig deeper, and you’ll discover that she concentrates on women, teaching them to be more knowledgeable about their money and how to plan for just about anything life throws at them — divorce, job loss, death and moving, just to name a few.
COMMITTEE ON ART
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
THE HOUSE OF WORTH
Karen Depauw and Jessica Jenkins
Something wonderful happened to the world of fashion during the second half of the 19th century. Beautiful gowns were no longer the exclusive privilege of the aristocracy …but were available to anyone with the wherewithal to display their finery on the boulevards, in the opera houses, and in café society. It was the time to see and be seen.
And who was responsible for this change?
None other than the English entrepreneur Charles Frederick Worth, “the father of Haute Couture”.
COMMITTEE ON CULINARY ARTS
COMMITTEE ON GARDENS
Val Schirmer of Three Toads Farm
GARDEN TO VASE ~ SPRING BULBS
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
VAL SCHIRMER OF THREE TOADS FARM
Once again, we welcome Val Shimmer of Three Toads Farm — which Martha Stewart Weddings calls one of the top 10 farmer-florists in the country. It is part of the local flower renaissance taking place around the world, growing uncommon and heirloom flowers.
COMMITTEE ON LITERATURE
Wednesday, May 13, 2022
PEGGY NOE STEVENS
Peggy is a woman of many firsts. She founded PNSA and The Bourbon Women Association. She is the first woman in the world to receive the title of Master Bourbon Taster. Formerly of Brown-Forman, Peggy was their Global Event Planner for iconic brands such as Woodford Reserve. She brings her decades of experiential marketing and professional presence development to PNSA designing and building brand architecture for places and people. In 2019 Peggy was inducted into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame by the Kentucky Distillers Association and in 2020 she was inducted into the Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame.
COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL INTERESTS
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Handicapping for Women
Well-known national racing commentator and former jockey, Donna Barton Brothers, provides an insider’s guide to a day at the races with tips on what to wear, how to bet, how to watch a race, and where to see the best racing.
With Inside Track, she’s created an essential handbook for horse racing and geared it towards fans just discovering the joy and excitement of the sport. She shares tips she’s gathered over her four-decades of involvement in the sport, along with fun facts and details for those who want to delve further.
Whether you’re headed to the Kentucky Derby or planning a day trip to the races, Brothers’ unique perspective is meant to make your experience more enjoyable.