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.
"HERE COMES THE BRIDE"
DOLLS AND BEARS GO TO A WEDDING
Our programs for 2013-2014 are as follows:
September 8 - "Reports from attendees of UFDC and other Summer Conventions"
October 6 - "Bridal Shower"
November 3 - "Bridal Veil" Workshop for a Hope Chest
December 1 - Christmas Party
January 7, 2013 - "Bouquets and Bouttoniers"
February 2 - "Oh Promise Me"
March 2 - Program TBA and Preparation for Show
March 8 - SHOW AND SALE - "HERE COMES THE BRIDE"
Saturday - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at LAKE MIRROR CENTER
Click on first picture to play slideshow.
April 6 - "Honey Moon"
May 4 - "Home Sweet Home"
Other events of interest
December 8 - 2:00pm "American Girl Doll Party" at Lakeland Public Library
Click HERE to read the 2 page PDF article by Sue Ellis in the September issue of Doll Collector Magazine about the 2012 Show and Sale. Scroll down to bottom of the first page for beginning of article outlined in red. It continues with pictures on the second page.