Fashion Show 2016

The 2016 Women to Women Fashion Show a Roarin’ Success!           

Tara A. Spears

committeeIt’s official: the Women to Women Fashion committee met for the after event wrap up, and lots of good news was shared. The treasurer reported the final income for the annual fundraiser: $169,635 mxn! Thank you to all who purchased tickets, auction items or donated; you are the element that makes us a success.

becasHere’s how the committee voted to disburse the income: 70% towards women’s university scholarships- which means FS will continue the current 14 women plus be able to add approximately ten new students! Since Fashion Show Educational committee already has a dozen new applications, this is excellent news. In addition, Women to Women will continue providing the free breakfasts for approximately 60 middle school students; donate at least 30 Christmas food baskets to needy families; and giving a one-time grant of $20,000 mxn to the La Penita Community Cultural Center to support its educational programs. The sub-committees that manage these four approved initiatives are already hard at work reaching out to the community.

b-w1Because Women to Women Fashion Show committee is always striving to make each event memorable and more fun than the last one, next year’s theme has been selected: A Black and White Affair. It will be held Tuesday, January, 24, 2017. So friends, mark the date and be on the lookout for just the right outfit to pack! Check out those summer sales everyone. Dahling, I just know you will be scrumptious in black and white!

More details will be published in the fall.

If your head isn’t spinning from all this news, there’s more. A big round of applause goes to 2016 event co-chairs, Val Schrowe and Yvonne Trottier. Their dedication and ideas at the helm of the committee required many hours and hundreds of emails to get things accomplished in a timely manner. Although stepping from the leadership position, you’ll still get to see these ladies as they assume other duties within the committee. Thank you Val and Yvonne!

The new co-chairs, Eleanor Dickinson and Annette Williamson (above) are known to many Jaltemba Bay residents as they are active in a variety of community activities besides Fashion Show. If you are interested in volunteering or simply want more information, email Eleanor or Annette

Or you can visit the website for periodic updates:

Don’t forget that you can help the cause by becoming a Fashion Show sponsor. It’s easy to do, simply contact one of the co-chairs and she will set you up. We look forward to seeing you in 2017!

Hats off to this year’s Gold Sponsors (pictured above):

Gold Sponsors:                                    

Norm & Caroline Maze

La Penita Arte Studio- Deborah Drew                                  

Hidden Paradise Real Estate-Jeanie Mintzmyer


Silver Sponsors:


Costco Puerto Vallarta

Victoria Paval

ReMax Jaltemba Bay Realty–Rick Helberg & Chantal Camere, brokers

Bronze Sponsors:

Casa Contenta–Lin Chimes & Jim Stewart 

Hotel Guayabitos / Don Juan Pizza

Mick & Evelyn Nodwell

Mini Super Popin

Chris & Val Schrowe

Community Partners: Scott Webb, Ferreteria Muro, Bungalows Maria Teresa, Hotel Association Compestella, Sol Mexico News (, Jaltemba