Penny is Vice President of REIA of North Central Indiana a Real Estate Investors Association of North Central Indiana that meets at 1357 Northside, in South Bend, IN every 4th Thursday at 6:30 pm (except in November and December which is on the 3rd Thursday). Our local chapter is a member of National REIA.
In 2008 she was recognized for her many contributions with the President's Award for 2014. Along with planning and giving many of the educational meetings, she has served on the Board for many years.
Vist REIA-NCI.com for more information.
Honoree "Celebrating Michiana Women Leaders" August 26, 2018
Penny has been the President of Greater St. Joseph Valley Chapter #270 as well as, an Indiana State Community Advocate. The 50+ Year Chapter meets at Sanctuary at the Sanctuary at St. Pauls the 1st Monday of each month at 3602 S. Ironwood, South Bend at 2:00 pm. Meetings are free and open to the public. Please join us!
Visit AARP Michiana for more information.
Penny with Mayor Pete Buttigieg at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day before receiving the Community Service Award from the Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation of St. Joseph County.
American Association of University Women
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.
Visit AAUW for more information.
South Bend Human Rights Commission
Penny is on The Human Rights Commission working for equal rights for all. Penny has served as a commissioner of the commission as an appointee under two mayors since 2006. She worked hard to get GLBT added as a protected class to our City and County ordinances.
Visit the Human Rights Commission for more information.
South Bend League of Women Voters
Penny is an active participant in the League of Women Voters. Part of being in a community is being an active participant in government. Penny received a letter from the National LWV President congratulating her on 50 years of service. Lisa Plencner presented the letter.
Penny has been a member for 50 years. She hopes to see her two oldest grand daughters---future members one day. (As seen in the picture above.)
Visit the League of Women Voters for more information.
Left to Right: Jill Wygant-LaFountain, Linda Goss Baechle, Amanda Ceravolo, Elizabeth Bennion Turba, April Lidinsky, Penny Hughes, Geri Pawelski
Photo Courtesy of Jill Wygant-LaFountain
Wearing red to support "Equal Pay Day"
IUSB Child Development Center
Penny received her degree from IUSB in Education in 1975 "with distinction" and has been a member of the American Assocciation of University Women ever since, working for girls and womens' equal treatment in school and the work place. During her time there she was one of the Founding Mothers of the Child Development Center.
The Child Development Center is to provide families of IU South Bend students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community with a quality, child-centered program where children can view themselves as competent and capable learners as they grow and develop. The IUSB Day Care Center which I helped found in 1971, assists students with an excellent program where they can observe and learn appropriate practice and child development.
Visit the IUSB Child Development Center for more information.
Indiana Association of Realtors
IAR represents more than 18,000 REALTORS® statewide who are involved in virtually all aspects related to the sale, purchase, exchange or lease of real property in Indiana. I am a Broker-Owner member of the Greater South Bend-Mishawaka Association of Realtors and have sold real estate in the South Bend area since 1977 and have served on numerous committees, bringing 40 years of professional real estate sales and investing experience.
Penny was recently honored for completing her 40th year with the National Association of Realtors.
Visit the Indiana Association of Realtors for more information.
Women's Council of Realtors
Penny supports the women of the Women's Council of Realtors. She was a founding member and served as the first Secretary of the local South Bend Chapter.
Visit the Women's Council of Realtors for more information.