Here is what the room looked like when Rachel started:
First, her team emptied the room. Then they brought in tables, covering them with long, white linen cloths and pink toppers.
She had purchased chinese lanterns in three sizes...
and had her husband space the lanterns over top each table.
Rachel added the pink rose center pieces she made for each table.
With the tables set, the over-all effect was very pretty.
Men were recruited to serve.
Friendships were reinforced as the ladies chatted.
After brunch, a lady from each table gathered a basket of paper and pens to elicit suggestions for the new women's program.
At the end of the morning, Rachel felt all the effort was worth it, because everyone got exited about opportunities to serve and gather again. Besides, the morning provided a middle-of-winter pick-me-up for nearly sixty women.