<h5>The Advisory Committee for the Greenbrier Valley Women\u2019s invites area women who would like to have a positive impact on the lives of other women in the community to attend its first annual luncheon and distribution meeting.<\/h5>\r\n[caption id="attachment_6319" align="alignleft" width="196"]<a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2014\/08\/Tammy-Jordan.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-6319" alt="Tammy Jordan, president, Fruits of Labor " src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2014\/08\/Tammy-Jordan-196x300.jpg" width="196" height="300" \/><\/a> Tammy Jordan, president, Fruits of Labor[\/caption]\r\n\r\nThe luncheon will be held at noon on Sept. 10 at Saint James Episcopal Church in Lewisburg. Tammy Jordan, president of Fruits of Labor, will prepare the meal and make a presentation on her farm-to-table \u201cSeeds of Recovery\u201d program for women in the Greenbrier County drug court system.\r\n\r\nThe Women\u2019s Fund will also be presenting a distribution check for a project selected by the membership. This year, members will choose between projects proposed by the Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce and the Pocahontas County Arts Council (PCAC). The Chamber is interested in hosting a quarterly \u201cWomen\u2019s Leadership Roundtable and Group Discussion\u201d to offer professional women in the community the opportunity for networking and career advancement. These events will provide both personal enrichment and ideas for business development in a welcoming environment. PCAC will be presenting \u201cA Celebration of Women & the Arts\u201d to introduce women to the dynamic female artists and artisans in Pocahontas County. They hope to inspire women to become involved in supporting the evolving art community with a fun shopping day set aside just for women. They will hold demonstrations of various art forms as well as \u201cjust-for-fun\u201d activities. Artists from six different organizations in the area will be participating.\r\n\r\nMembership in the Greenbrier Valley Women\u2019s Fund is available to all women who pay annual dues or make a donation to the fund. Dues for 2014 are $20, the entire amount of which is applied to the fund. Since the fund is an endowment, only the earnings are distributed and the principal is protected. Accordingly, the fund will be able to provide grants to empower women in perpetuity. Membership forms and ballots may be obtained by visiting the \u201cWomen\u2019s Fund\u201d page at www.gvfoundation.org, calling 304-645-5620, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Ballots must be returned by Sept. 1 to be counted.\r\n\r\nThe Greenbrier Valley Women\u2019s Fund was established in 2006 at the Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation (GVCF) to assist local nonprofits that work in our region to empower women. To date, the fund has distributed $7,630. Recipients include: The Family Refuge Center, High Rocks Educational Corporation, Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity, the Alderson Quilters Guild, Greenbrier\/Pocahontas Parents as Teachers, the Tutoring Center, Pocahontas County Historic Preservation Project, Homeless Inc., and the Women on Wellness program. The 2014 Women\u2019s Fund Advisory Committee members are Diane Browning, Joan Browning, Sally Cooper, Vicki Dove, Barbara Elliott, Suzanne Horst, Gloria Martin, Sarah Riley, Susan Rosshirt, Cindy Rowlands, Molly Scarborough and Robin Spence.\r\n\r\nThe Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation was incorporated in 1999. It is a collection of funds, each with a separate agreement, donors, and philanthropic purpose. When appropriate, each fund makes an annual grant to area nonprofit organizations and through scholarships for higher education. GVCF has distributed over $2.1 million to the community.