New Member Tea 4/2013

Hostess MaryLee Danahy [right] with Joanne Woodworth

Hostess MaryLee Danahy [right] with Joanne Woodworth

The Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club held it’s annual Spring “New Members’ Tea” at the home of MaryLee Danahy, membership chair, on Friday, April 19, 2013. Ten new members attended: Arta Burkhart, Alice Beran, Evelyn Cendon, Mary Hoeymans, Sydney McSweeney, Kathy Rogers, Charmaine Pontlitz, Bea Svenningsen, Joanne Woodworth, and Rebecca Wilkes.

The new members chatted with members of the LWRWC board, sipped coffee and tea, and snacked on deviled eggs, fruit, bagels, sweet breads, and petit fors.

Rebecca Wilkes, Gail Gilligan, Charmaine Pontlitz

Rebecca Wilkes, Gail Gilligan, Charmaine Pontlitz

LWRWC President Mary Beth Steffens led the morning program. She introduced Board Members: Patti Wrobel, Recording Secretary and Trish Newman, Vice President. Also attending were Dianne Shaw, Program Chair; Gail Gilligan, Hospitality Chair; Jean Muccini, Communications Chair; and Frankie Bailey, Past President Advisor.

Officers and Committee Chairs gave a short biographical sketch and new members reciprocated. Some interesting conversation was provoked by “unknown questions” drawn at random from a little “cube” which has become a recent tradition at the teas.

The Women’s Club hosts two teas yearly to welcome new members, provide a little history and structure of the club, and desbribe their activities and goals.

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photography by Jean Muccini