The Tropical Doll Study Club of Lakeland, Florida was founded by Jeanne Niswonger in 1977.
Meetings are held on the first Sunday of the month at Saint David's Church on Edgewood Drive in Lakeland, September through May.
As a Chapter of Region 9 of the United Federation of Doll Clubs, Inc, the club is active in support for various charities.
The highlight of each meeting is the program presented by members or an invited special guest.
Each year we choose a theme and design some of our programs around it.
"DOLLS AND BEARS VISIT THE ENCHANTED FOREST"
Our programs for 2012-2013 are as follows:
September 9 - "Reports from attendees of UFDC and other Summer Conventions"
October 7 - "Dolls in Costumes" and Nancy Ann Storybood Dolls Slide Show
November 4 - "Ribbon Angel Doll and Happy Dollydays Garland" Workshop
December 2 - Christmas Party
January 6, 2013 - "Dolls in Trunks"
February 3 - "Out of the Woods" Exhibit of Wooden Dolls, Toys, Doll Furniture
March 3 - Program TBA and Preparation for Show
March 9 - SHOW AND SALE - “DOLLS AND BEARS VISIT THE ENCHANTED FOREST”
April 7 - TBA
May 5 - Luncheon
Other events of interest
December 8 - 2:00pm "American Girl Doll Party" at Lakeland Public Library
April 11-14 - IDEX at the Doubletree,5780 Major Bloulevard, Orlando Read the article by Sue Ellis in the September issue of Doll Collector Magazine about the 2012 Show and Sale. It's a 2 page PDF. Scroll down to bottom of the first page for beginning of article outlined in red. It continues with pictures on the second page. Click HERE To see highlights of meetings including a photo slide gallery click on About Us