New Member Coffee 11/16/2016

LWRWC Welcomes New Members

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, the LWRWC Board hosted a mid-morning Coffee and Brunch at LWR Town Hall, to welcome the Club’s New Members.

New Members L – R: Dee Beardi, Nancy Kudich, Carole Hershman, Denise Beardi, Linda Apple, Marilyn Littlejohn, Cindy Byce, Rose Boothby and Kathy Bello

New Members L – R: Dee Beardi, Nancy Kudich, Carole Hershman, Denise Beardi, Linda Apple, Marilyn Littlejohn, Cindy Byce, Rose Boothby and Kathy Bello

LWRWC Vice President & Publicity Chair, Monika Templeman, opened the get together with a welcoming message. She explained that the Women’s Club motto of fun, friendship and community service really defines the club and she encouraged the new members to become involved in activities and committees that interest them.

Monika thanked the Board for providing the brunch and gave a special thank you to the Hospitality Chairs for setting the stage. She also expressed appreciation to Membership Chair, Barb Thornton for doing a superb job coordinating the event and for being an exemplary ambassador for LWRWC. At last count, the club has over 300 members. Barb addressed the group and welcomed them to the LWRWC family.

While the ladies sipped coffee and munched on a variety of treats, 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.

eileenPhyllis Fox, 2016 Program Chair, highlighted key events and speakers this past year, then handed the baton to the new Program Chair, Trish Newman, who gave a preview of coming attractions, including programs and fundraising events, planned for 2017. Both Phyllis and Trish also urged new members to become involved.

This sentiment was echoed by the other Board Members in attendance including Philanthropy Chair, Nancy Wozniak , Past President Advisor, Patti Wrobel, incoming LWRWC Vice President and Philanthropy Chair (and current Board member) Eileen Buzzard, incoming Corresponding Secretary, MaryLee Danahy, Hospitality Chairs, Diane Kuna and Kathy Miller and LWRWC member Eileen Yarmolyk, who served as Decoration Chair for the 2015 Fashion Show Fundraiser. Each in turn encouraged the new members to take an active role in those areas that interest them because they represent the Club’s future.

Monika asked each new members to introduce herself and share her 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 was looking for friendship with other women and liked the idea of serving our community through meaningful philanthropy.