Laugh Your Abs Off 2/16/14

LWRWC members laughed their abs off, heehee… 

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Trish Newman, LWRWC President, with husband Bob [left] and author Tim Wilkins

Trish Newman, LWRWC President, with husband Bob [left] and author Tim Wilkins

LWRWC members laughed their abs off with Tim Wilkins – Author,  Comedian, and Fitness Speaker , Wednesday,  February 26, 2014 at  The Francis,  Palm Ave,  Sarasota.

Members lunched  on  Lemon Chicken, Roasted and Pickled Vegetables, Capers, Olives, Tomato, Cucumber, Mint + Orzo and Hot Smoked Salmon, Horseradish Crème Fraiche, Baby Beets, Fennel, Frisee with Goat Cheese.

Silent Auction and Chinese Auction Baskets

Silent Auction and Chinese Auction Baskets

 Lunch was proceded with an extended “meet and greet” while members bid on silent auction items and selected auction baskets via a Chinese auction ticket system.  Split-the-pot tickets were also sold – all to benefit the LWRWC adopted 2014 charities:  HOPE Familty Services, SOLVE Maternity Homes, and SMART, Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy.

Featured speaker – Tim Wilkins –  is a sought after keynote speaker for corporations, and can be seen blending fun and fitness on ESPN, Fox Sports, and TLC.  Both men and women enjoy his brand of humor coupled with fitness and diet tips.

Tim Wilkins makes fitness fun.  He combines years of training and diet expertise, with skills developed over two decades of performing on comedy stages, and for US troops as part of the “Comics on Duty” world tour.

Both men [yes, there were MEN at the event] and women enjoyed his brand of humor coupled with fitness and diet tips.  They all learned how to separate fat from fiction and add life to their years.

Author Luncheon Committee were: Co-chairs – Janet Stickel, Mary Bea Collins, Elaine Steinfurth; Raffle – Julia Dennis, Lou Ann Hock; Decorations – Mary Bea Collins; Reservations – Helene Levin; Publicity – Jean Muccini; Photography – Carolynne Shumate.

The “Inaugural Author Luncheon” was the first of several planned charity fundraisers for 2014 that will include:

  • Monty Carlo Casino, Ocober 23, at the Polo Grill
  • Cirque du Holidaze Gift Boutique, December 5,  at the Polo  Grill.
  • Fifty Shades of Gold,  April 2,  at the LWR Country Club

 

Raffle Team,  L to R - Teresa Morris, Shirley Taradash, Mary Scott Morris, Janet Hough, Barb Thornton, Liz Schreiber

Raffle Team, L to R – Teresa Morris, Shirley Taradash, Mary Scott Morris, Janet Hough, Barb Thornton, Liz Schreiber