What better time than the Holiday Season to tell our friends and family how blessed we are to have them in our lives. With that in mind, I would like to take this opportunity to tell my extended family of 300 extraordinary “sisters” how honored I am to have served as president of the LWRWC in 2017. I want you to know how much I value the fun, friendship and community service activities that brought us to together and all the memorable experiences we shared. I feel fortunate to be part of such a wonderful organization and to call all of you my friends.
Together, we have had a remarkable year. 2017 has been a banner year in phenomenal LWRWC programs, speakers, ‘off the ranch” activities, and charity fundraising.
Trish Newman and her outstanding “IC Through the Looking Glass” Committee coordinated the most successful Fashion Show ever, raising over $19,000 for our adopted charities in this single event.
Elaine Shapiro and her wonderful “Harvest Moon” Committee gave us an elegant, beautiful, and very successful Harvest Moon Festival that raised well over $5000 for our Charities.
Our Blankets 4 Babies Committee brought so much joy through their beautiful handmade blankets that they donated to SOLVE Maternity Homes and are such an exciting addition to our philanthropic activities.
I am also grateful for your continued support of our HOPE Chest Clothing drive and birthday bags for HOPE Family Services. Through your generosity, our 2017 in-kind donations to HOPE, SMART and SOLVE was valued at over $5000!
Eileen Buzzard and I, along with our amazing 20th Anniversary Holiday Jazz Supper Club Cabaret Committee, were thrilled that we raised over $10,000 for HOPE, SMART and SOLVE with this highly entertaining holiday fundraiser on Dec. 6th. I am also delighted that the Holiday Jazz Supper Club Cabaret provided the perfect forum for celebrating the Holidays together.
There are no words to express my gratitude to my fabulous Board and to all of you for your support, generosity and friendship! Wishing all of you and your families the very happiest of Holidays and a joyous and Healthy New Year.