Network Luncheon Series


Luncheons are held at the YWCA, 605 N. 6th Street, Lafayette
$15 per luncheon, lunch served at 11:30 am, presentation begins at noon
Make reservations by 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the luncheon

Thank you to the Fall Network Luncheon Series Sponsor


September 16: Diversity Roundtable

Barbara Clark, Co-Facilitator, Diverstiy Roundtable; Retired Director, Science Diversity Office, Purdue University

Clyde Hughes, Co-Facilitator, Diversity Roundtable; Freelance Journalist, AC JosepH Media

Greater Lafayette is an increasingly diverse community. Since 2002, a group of people have been meeting on a regular basis to embrace the diversity of the community and celebrate it as an asset. The Diversity Roundtable is making a difference and invites you to join in enhancing the unique attributes of the community's diversity by becoming part of it. When the most marginalized members of a community flourish, the whole community benefits.

The September Network Luncheon is sponsored by:


  • Connie Davis
  • Deb McCormick, 1st Source Bank
  • Ronda Walsh Schwab, Edward Jones
  • Sally Watlington
  • Dr. Roger and Beth Bangs 


October 14: Understanding How Health Plans Work

Angela M. Norris, RN, BSN American Senior Communities, VP of Contracting & Business Integration

Participants will learn the basics of health plans including, but not limited to commerical insurance plans, traditional Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicaid, and Managed Medicaid plands with the intent of making informed decisions in the selection of health plans for themselves and their loved ones. Benefits and barriers will be discussed. 

The October Network Lunch is sponsored by:


  • American Senior Communities
  • Dr. Teena Flook
  • Dr. Jack and Leta Kelley
  • Grayce Lecthtenberg 


November 11: It Takes a Village: The Journey to Becoming a Title I Distinguished School and Beyond

Matt Rhoda, Principal, Oakland Elementary

Matt will discuss the journey a high poverty and low performing school took in order to become the 2012-2013 Indiana Department of Education Title I Distinguished School for high student achievement. 

The November Network Luncheon is sponsored by:


  • Bill Gettings, Gettings Reed Financial Services
  • David Huhnke, YWCA Association Board Past President
  • Dr. David and Kathy Trout 


December 9: Strengths of a Storyteller

Taya Flores, Diverstiy Reporter, Journal & Courier

 Diversity is a buzzword in academia, politics, and the media. But what does it really mean?The meaning is relative and often lacks the gravitas needed to generate real change. But Journal & Courier reporter Taya Flores has been tasked with putting facing on people in this community who have historically been marginalized, and left out of the conversation. The assignment is not easy, but neither is creating awareness.Through telling anecdotes, hard data, and sobering research, Flores will address the needs in this community and discuss how storytelling can lead to empowerment.

 The December Network Lunch is sponsored by:


  • Nola Gentry, Gentry Farms
  • Mary Reece
  • Cheryl Butcher, FC Tucker Lafayette 



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