Scholarship Awarded

Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club
Community Service Scholarship Awards Ceremony
March 13, 2018 at the Even Hotel in LWR Corporate Park

LWRWC members gathered to honor three incredibly impressive young ladies as the three Finalists of Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club’s 3rd Annual Community Service Scholarship, along with the Finalists’ families.

LWRWC Scholarship Committee Co-Chair, Denise Riebe, opened the Scholarship Award Presentation with a thank you to the Sponsor, the EVEN hotel, “for graciously providing such lovely space for our Scholarship Ceremony as a courtesy to our LWRWC and the Scholarship Committee.” Denise also praised the recently opened hotel in LWR for “their innovation and unique amenities.”

Denise thanked all the members of the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club who supported the scholarship program and welcomed the scholarship recipients and their families. She then introduced her co presenters Pam Szabo and President Eileen Buzzard, who presented the 2018 LWRWC Community Service Award Awards to three outstanding LWR High School seniors for their extraordinary service and leadership, in addition to academic excellence. The 2018 recipients are:

Miss Chelsea Petruzzi – $250 Finalist
Miss Paige Venuto- $250 Finalist
Miss Taylor Trevithick – $1000 Scholarship Recipient

In closing, Co-Chair Denise Riebe, directed her remarks to the three amazing award recipients. Denise said, “Chelsea, Paige, and Taylor – all three of you have special gifts and as you have used those gifts during high school, your good will radiated throughout our community. I am confident I speak for everyone when I say that all three of you have inspired us by the community service you have provided. Personally, you have inspired me to do more and to be more. For that I, and all of us, thank you.”


LWRWC and All That Jazz

On Wednesday evening, March 7, 2018, Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club members, along with husbands and friends, joined the crowd of over 800 Jazz enthusiasts for the Jazz Club of Sarasota 20th Annual Jazz Trolley and Pub Crawl.

LWRWC Program Co-Chairs Cathy Reinitz and Claudia Dombrow coordinated the Pub Crawl


The participants met at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium Parking lot at 5:30pm. to pick up their wristbands and board the waiting Trolleys to the first destination of their choice.

Most opted for a dinner stop, followed by an exploration of the various musical venues participating in the Pub crawl.

The Hop-n, Hop-off trolleys ran from 5:30 to 10:30 PM and could be boarded at several designated stops during the “jazzy” evening.

The stops included: Salute Restaurant featuring Al Hixon, Amore featuring Skip Conkling & the Dixie Mix, The Coolinary where Debbie Keeton and David Pruyn performed, Fogartyville Café with Hot Club SRQ, Gator Club with Michael Pass and his band, Mandeville Beer Garden with Matt Bokulic, Z’s on Main with the talents of Tommy Goodman and the Starlite Café featuring Jazz Singer, Linda Baker and jazz musician, Eddie Tobin.


Throughout the night, the LWRWC participants greeted each other as they passed friends on the street or in the various pubs. At each venue, they experienced different styles of Jazz and enjoyed delicious food and/or drinks, and the camaraderie of friends and fellow music lovers.