*SPECIAL NOTE from FCWCC*
Due to the closure of National University of Fresno and in light of the increasing concerns around coronavirus (COVID-19), we are canceling our March Monthly Luncheon. If you’ve registered for this event and already paid, you will receive a full refund. If you have any questions, please email our Treasurer, Kayla Zimmerer at email@example.com.
Full article from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention listed here: CDC_COVID-19Article
We will keep all Members/Non-Members updated with all our FCWCC events. Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.
Join us at National University of Fresno for our March Monthly Luncheon with our guest speaker Jody Hudson with her presentation titled “Stepping out in Faith to Find Purpose through Pain.” Guests and non-members welcome!
Member POP-UP Shop
Our Members Connie Acuna & Sandra Acuna with Sandra Acuna Designs will have samples of all her amazing jewelry and 50% of everything sold will be donated to the 2020 Fresno County Mother of the Year event, so come early and stay late.
*Local delivery can be arranged & shipping available for at additional cost*
11:30am – 12:00pm: Check-in, Relationship Building, Lunch Served
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Program with Guest Speaker
Menu (Lunch Optional):
Members: Lunch: $15.00
Members: No Lunch: $0.00
Non-members: No Lunch: $10.00
Chinese’s chicken Salad and Italian Chopped Salad with assorted desserts, Ice tea and Water
Please register online by Friday, March 20th!
*No-shows or cancellations made after March 20th will still be responsible for the lunch payment. Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.*
Jody will share her life story and suffering the unimaginable loss of her 22 year old daughter to Lyme disease in March of 2018.
This speech will:
Inspire others to never give up despite the circumstances
Lead by grace and faith
Educate on Lyme disease and prevention tips
Get involved in the grass root’s efforts of creating change in our community within school systems, etc.
Born to a single mother not prepared to care for her, Jody Hudson was placed in the foster care system and adopted when she was six months old. This led to her servant’s heart and empathy for others. Majoring in Retail and Merchandise Sales at Central Michigan University, she worked for several retail companies in the Midwest and moved to CA in 1985 to become the Boutique Manager for Chanel in Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive. In 1989 she moved to Fresno, opened up Talbots in Fig Garden Village, and quickly became immersed in the Fresno community. Hudson went to work for Catholic Charities in 2008 and quickly became a well-respected community partner.
In her more than twelve years of service as Director of Operations for Catholic Charities, Jody Hudson was known for her professionalism, work ethic, and passion for helping others. Her leadership role at the community benefit organization (CBO) impacted 230,000 low income clients from Bakersfield to Merced. Hudson led the collaborative efforts with fellow CBO’s in reducing food insecurity and redistributing inventory levels of food throughout the Central Valley. She created the first River Park Food Drive and KSEE 24 Turkey Drive. Hudson was key in developing programs, services, marketing communications, and donor/client relationships.
After the death of her 22-year-old daughter in March of 2018, Hudson started the Alex Hudson Lyme Foundation (AHLF). In its first year, AHLF has co-sponsored a 50k research grant, awarded financial grants to Lyme patients, and has built strong state and national ties within the Lyme community. This advocacy work led her to her partnership with the Girl Scouts of Central CA South (GSCCS) and her current employment as their Director of Development. Hudson and GSCCS are developing Lyme disease curriculum that will be rolled out as a national model.
In 2018, Hudson was awarded the Marjaree Mason Center Top Ten Professional Women Award for her work at Catholic Charities and the newly formed Alex Hudson Lyme Foundation.