. Please Note --> This is a Past Event!! .
8:00 AM TO 10:00 AM
500 Missouri Ave
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS BEEN CLOSED. For information on any available seating please contact Melanie Douglas at 812.945.0266 Ext. 230.
Oil manufacturing, drag racing, cow ranching, and network television station ownership paint a colorful picture of Crawford County, Ind., native Charlotte Lucas, co-founder and owner of Lucas Oil Products, Inc., the namesake of the noted Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Her passions have ballooned into successes nationally and globally on a journey she will share as guest speaker at One Southern Indiana’s signature “Pearls of Wisdom” breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 19.
From 8 to 10 a.m. that day at Kye’s, 500 Missouri Ave. in Jeffersonville, the finale in the 2012 three-program series will offer men and women a time for networking, a full breakfast buffet, the keynote speaker, and table discussions led by local women executives.
Floyd Memorial Hospital and PNC Bank are gold sponsors of “Pearls of Wisdom” this year. The silver sponsor is Endris Jewelers, while bronze sponsors are InGrid Design and L&D Mail Masters.
Tickets are $30 each for 1si members and $45 for general admission. Reservations, which are limited to the first 100 men and women. The deadline is Friday, Sept. 14.
PEARLS TO TAKE HOME
Table discussions following the keynote address and led by Kentuckiana women executives provide another meaningful feature of the series. Facilitators at the Sept. 19 event are: Candice Barksdale of Goodwill of Southern Indiana, Pamela Carter of Stage One, Pamela Dumm of Jefferson Community & Technical College, Karen Hanger of Southern Indiana Living magazine, Jaclyn Hill of Connextions, Dana Huber of Huber’s Orchard & Winery, Ginger Jones of Diversified Nurse Consultants, Evelyn McPherson of Blue River Services, Becki Rucker of Metro United Way, and Le Anne Scott of Your Community Bank.
In addition, those at each breakfast have been eligible to win a $1,000 four-strand Akoya pearl bracelet with sapphire, diamond, and sterling clasp by noted designer Jacquie Earle of New York City and donated by Bob and Jean Caesar, owners of Endris Jewelers on Pearl St. in New Albany. Earle, who spoke at the series’ opening breakfast in March, will return to be a special guest Sept. 19 and will place the bracelet on the wrist of the winner. By popular request of guests in March, she will display an arrangement of her jewelry that morning.
Roots in Crawford County remain a part of Lucas’ life as she and her husband, Forrest, also enjoy homes in other states and are at the helm of various enterprises that span the globe. While their expansive Lucas Oil Products, Inc., operation is based in Corona, Calif., employs 400 to 450 people, and exports to several countries, 70 percent of its products come from its manufacturing plant in Corydon, Ind.
Their other businesses in various states include a cow ranch, auto and drag boat racetracks, and MAV-TV network station in California. Lucas herself is a championship drag racer and races in the National Hot Rod Association’s Super Comp Division. In addition, Lucas and her husband donate to several community organizations throughout the United States and have established charitable foundations and Protect the Harvest to support the agricultural community.