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 Stephen's Episcopal Church at 1820 County Road 540A, Lakeland, FL 33813, September through May unless otherwise announced.
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.
"Follow the Yellow Brick Road"
Dolls and Bears visit the Land of Oz
Our programs for 2022-2023 are as follows:
September 4 - "What my Dolls Did Over the Summer"
"Reports from attendees of Conventions and Summer Finds"
"Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz"
October 2 - "Mexican Sugar Skulls" by Diane Milla
“Dia de los Muertos" Cone Tealight Paper Doll Workshop
Information on Margaret Hamilton who played the Wicked Witch of the West in Wizard of Oz by Gayle Miller
November 6 - "Scarecrows" ~ Information on Bert Lahr who played the Scarecrow.
"Restringing Dolls by Nancy Nunn
December 11 - Christmas Party "There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays"
January 8, 2023 - “The Lion Needs Courage” ~ Lion Dolls display by Randi Cox
February 5 - “The Tin Man Needs a Heart for Valentine's Day”
March 5 - “Miniatures” ~ Program by Diane Milla
121 South Lake Avenue, 33801
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April 2 - Recap of Wizard of Oz theme. Quiz by Sue Ellis
May 7 - “Spring Luncheon”