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Episode Info: Summary Today on Tri Town Advice Givers, host Mark Borst is in the studio in St. John, Indiana with guests Gloria Morris and Brenda Richter, members of the Service League Northwest Indiana. They share the history of Service League, the productive impact that the group has made for women’s and children’s charities, and the annual Taste of the Region funding raising event. Time-Stamped Show Notes 00:55 – Brenda Richter introduces herself: been with Service League Northwest Indiana for over 15 years, with experience in advertising/marketing. ● 01:23 – Gloria Morris has been at Service League Northwest Indiana for less than a year. Her mother-in-law was involved there for many years and introduced Gloria to it. ● 02:00 – Service League Northwest Indiana started in 1932 by women looking to raise money for a local children’s organization and incorporated after three years of success. ● 02:47 – They launched the successful Taste of the Region to raise money with local restaurants and sponsors. ● 03:52 – They raise funds for over 30 charities annually, mostly focused on helping women and children that need the financing, including Haven House and Riley Kids Camp. ● 06:21 – Service League used to do multiple fundraising galas, but now focus on one premier event to raise money. ● 07:08 – There are 20-30 active women that are members and there is the Associates Group of alumni who have been involved for at least 10 years. Members have to be committed and participate–according to the bylaws. ● 09:22 – Service Leagues determines how much they will allocate and to which organizations will receive it. ● 11:22 – Attendance has averaged around between 250-450, which is looking to be even higher in 2018 – with about 37 presenting restaurants. ● 14:13 – 2018 is the 5th year that Taste of the Region has run, and has expanded from 3 vendors to almost 40. ● 14:43 – Service League has secured fantastic sponsors for Taste of the Region such as: The Times Media Company and White Lodging, ● 16:09 – There is no extra expense so the majority of donations goes directly to the charities. Tickets are $65 for all you can eat and drink. ● 17:23 – To register for the event by texting Taste18 to 52182. Links/Resources/Sponsors Mentioned: Service League Facebook  Instagram Become a Guest on the show Reviews Help a Ton! Thanks for joining me again this week. If you have any tips, suggestions, or comments about this episode, please be sure to leave them in the comment section below. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Thank you! And finally, please leave an honest review for The Tri Town Advice Givers Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show and I read each and every one of them.
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