New Members Enjoy Welcome

LWRWC 2018 New Members – L – R – Seated in Front Row: Mary Stephenson, Bernice Borow, Sharon Wright, Regina Napoli, and Mariana Corrado. L-R Standing in back Row: Eliane Levaque -DePues, Mary O’Keefe, Pauline Browning, Mary Pihl, Judy Dunn, Ellen Cunningham, Judy Brown, Rosemary Hough. Not pictured: Sherry Amhaus and Donna MCGarey

On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, the LWRWC Board hosted a mid-morning Coffee and Brunch at LWR Town Hall, to welcome the Club’s New Members. Membership Chair Ann Sledz opened the get-together, thanked the Board for hosting and introduced, LWRWC President, Eileen Buzzard.

Eileen delivered a warm and welcoming message to all. She explained that the Women’s Club motto of fun, friendship and community service really defines the club and encouraged the new members to become involved in activities and committees that interest them. Eileen thanked them for being members. She reported that the club has over 320 members and is an excellent venue for meeting new friends and getting involved in helping the community.

While the ladies sipped coffee and munched on an assortment of delicious brunch items, LWRWC Vice President, Kathleen Cleveland and Past President and 2018 Publicity Chair, Monika Templeman, highlighted the two remaining 2018 Charity Fundraisers; Mistletoe Market Holiday Bazaar and Music of the Night Holiday Dinner Theatre.

Each of the Board members in attendance introduced themselves and gave a brief overview of their position, background and key information about the club and its activities, including highlights of programs, activities, fundraising events and philanthropic community service.

Eileen asked each new member to introduce herself and share her background and expectations. Although the new members come from different places and diverse backgrounds, several key commonalities are shared by all. Each new member joined the LWRWC because she is looking to make friends with other like-minded women and wants to serve her community through meaningful philanthropy. Most said that the idea of helping and supporting our LWRWC adopted charities was a major draw. 

First Luncheon of Fall Season

The Kona Grill at UTC on Monday, Oct. 1 provided the perfect setting for a delicious lunch and lively conversation. LWRWC President, Eileen Buzzard, Publicity Chair/Past President, Monika Templeman, and Vice President, Kathleen Cleveland highlighted coming attractions: Mistletoe Market Mistletoe Market at the Grove managed by Pier 22 on Nov 14; Music of the Night Holiday Dinner Theatre Charity Fundraiser for couples and friends at the LWR Golf & Country Club on Dec. 12.

Cathy Reinitz, gave a brief overview of upcoming off the ranch outings that she coordinates with her Co-Chair Claudia Dombrow including: Motes Eco Tour on Oct. 25; Bookstore 1 in Sarasota on Nov. 28; Backstage Tour of Sarasota Opera House and lunch at Bijou Cafe, on Dec. 17.

LWRWC monthly lunches are coordinated by Elaine Steinfurth and are scheduled on the first Monday of every month at a local restaurant.

Something for Everybody

Video showcases the activities, meetings, adventures and fundraisers during the first half of 2018; featured at the Potluck dinner on September 13.