The Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club was founded in 1997 by a small group of Lakewood Ranch residents chaired by Elizabeth Norton. At that time, there were fewer than 500 homes built in Lakewood Ranch. Today, Lakewood Ranch has a population of over 15,000 and the Women’s Club has over 300 members.
The Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club’s purpose is to create friendships and support among members of the Lakewood Ranch community by:
- Presenting programs serving the interest of women today
- Contributing to civic responsibilities and charitable causes
- Fostering growth and friendship among our members.
We are a not-for-profit service club founded to improve the quality of life in our community.
The LWR Women’s Club meets monthly for a range of activities such as luncheons, sightseeing tours, movie nights, shopping expeditions, educational seminars, fund raising events, and business meetings.
Business meetings are held at 7:00 pm on the second Thursday of selected months at the Lakewood Ranch Town Hall, LWR Blvd, LWR. Meetings include a social “meet and greet” and a program of interest to women today.
Members enjoy serving on committees for the planning and execution of our fund raising events such as: Fashion Show, Author’s Luncheon, Bazaar – Boutique – Luncheon, Holiday Dinner and Auction, Casino Night. These events support the following charities: SMART (Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy), SOLVE Maternity Home, and HOPE Family Services.
Dues are $35.00 for new members and $30 to renew, payable at the annual meeting in January of each year. Dues from New Members paid on or after September 1st are $10 which include membership for the remainder of the current year and the option to renew at $30 in the following year.