Nearly a dozen Nashville Area Chapter Red Cross Tiffany Circle members and guests gathered on Tuesday afternoon for a Lunch & Learn Citizens CPR course held at the Chapter office.
Tiffany Circle member Cheryl Read welcomed the group and gave everyone a brief history about the organization and its purpose.
“The Tiffany Circle exists solely to support the mission of the Red Cross, and locally, our strong network of women is composed of 39 members and has a tremendous impact on our mission in the Nashville area,” said Read.
Joe Simpson, Preparedness Health & Safety Services Service Delivery Manager, led the course to teach hands-only CPR, and the techniques used to assist a conscious choking victim. Regional CEO, Joel Sullivan, spoke to the group about the five lines of service that the Red Cross provides including: Disaster Services, Preparedness Health & Safety Services, International Services, Blood Services and Services to the Armed Forces. He also showed the group the new Red Cross First App and Disaster Apps available for smart phones and explained the safety features included with those.
“We are so grateful to the members of the Tiffany Circle as they provide living examples of the virtues of hope, mercy, faith, charity, truth and fortitude in our local community, by ensuring the Red Cross has the ability to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to life's emergencies,” said Sullivan.
The ladies dined on a few favorites from “Something Special” including grilled chicken salad and pecan tarts complimented by delicious Tea Punch. Large Tiffany Blue colored Mason Jars stuffed with fresh lilacs accented the white linen table cloths in the training room and filled the space with fragrance.
The society is named for the beautiful Tiffany windows in the Board of Governors Hall at Red Cross national headquarters in Washington, D.C. These windows, produced by the Tiffany Studios, were commissioned by Red Cross President Mabel Boardman in 1917.
About the Tiffany Circle:
The Tiffany Circle is a society of women leaders and philanthropists. By investing $10,000 annually in their local American Red Cross chapters, these women follow in the footsteps of a long line of women leaders who have helped the Red Cross serve the American public in times of war and peace with disaster assistance, blood collection, safety training and countless other community assistance services.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.