Confidence is topic for Women’s Council
Chef Celeste Gill spoke about “Confidence: Be The Best At What You Do” when the Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge held its monthly luncheon on Aug. 9 at the First United Methodist Church. Gill is the resident chef on the “Around Town” TV show.
Plans were discussed for the upcoming Women’s Week activities that will begin Friday, Sept. 28. For more information, call (225) 302-8018 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tool care discussed by La. Bonsai Society
Kim Naquin led a demonstration and discussion of caring for bonsai tools for the Louisiana Bonsai Society on Aug. 21. Naquin talked about cleaning bonsai tools to prevent spreading of diseases in bonsai collections, and using chemical products to prevent rust and corrosion. Bonsai tools require special techniques to sharpen them. A very expensive bonsai tool can be damaged by incorrect sharpening. He showed how to tighten or loosen the blade pivots and blade closing.
Club members showed their bonsai and talked about what they had done to develop the bonsai, plans for further development and received suggestions from the group for future development.
The club will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. Guests are welcome. For information, call Lowell Tilley, (225) 272-6744.
Robinson selected Jack and Jill president
Tamara Turnley Robinson, formerly of Baton Rouge, was named the 23rd national president of Jack and Jill of America on July 29 during the biennial national convention in Philadelphia. She previously served a two-year term as national vice president.
“As a longtime member of the organization, I have seen impressive work done by our members in the communities we serve, and I know we have only tapped the surface of our potential,” she said. “As we continue our service, I look forward to working with our new board to leverage the unique position Jack and Jill holds in advancing the dialogue and actions of positive parenting within America’s racial, social and economic construct. We also look forward to continuing collaboration with our partners to enhance our mission.”
Robinson has a bachelor’s degree in computer science, summa cum laude, from Southern University, and an MBA with honors from the University of Southern California. She grew up in the Baton Rouge Chapter, became a member of the Los Angeles Chapter more than 20 years ago and transferred in 1993 to the North Suburban chapter in Atlanta, where she currently resides. She and her husband, Leon Robinson Jr., have three children — Jason, 26; Juleon, 19; and Jordan, 13.
Jack and Jill of America provides children with educational, cultural, civic, recreational, social and service programs. Chapters represent more than 10,000 mothers and 35,000 family members in seven U.S. regions.
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