Summer Snippets 5/2015

A Delicious Girls Night Out at Treviso in the Ringling Museum

 by MONIKA TEMPLEMAN, LWRWC Publicity Co-Chair
Thursday, May 14, 2015, a group of ladies from LWRWC met for a delightful GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT at the excellent Treviso Restaurant in the Ringling Museum. 0000LWRWCDinneratTrevisioattheRinglingDSC01098Warmed by company of old and new friends, the ladies enjoyed a wonderful dining experience and an evening filled with fun and friendship.They paid little heed to the ominous thunder and torrential rain outside, as they talked about travel, shared summer plans and discussed the upcoming LWRWC Charity fundraiser events scheduled in fall and winter.

After dinner, a few brave souls stayed to explore the Circus Museum and the Museum of Art (including the special exhibits Fan-Tastic; Re: Purposed; and Evolution of Commercial Printing), while the rest of us decided to return at a later date. Either way, a great time was had by all.

May Luncheon

LWRWC May Luncheon: Fun, Friendship and delicious food were enjoyed by the ladies from LWRWC who attended the delightful luncheon on Monday, May 4th at Stonewood Grill and Tavern on University Parkway in Sarasota.




LWRWC Fashion Show Fundraiser Committee Conjures” Bewitching Glamour”

 by MONIKA TEMPLEMAN, LWRWC Publicity and Fashion Show Co-Chair
On Monday evening, April 27, 2015 the LWRWC Fashion Show Committee held a very productive and well attended meeting that was graciously hosted by Marian Wolfe at her beautiful home in Country Club East. The team accomplished their ambitious agenda to finalize the plans for our Club’s Spectacular Fashion Show Charity Fundraiser Luncheon “Bewitching Glamour,” scheduled for Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 11:30 am at Michaels on East in Sarasota.

The exciting show will feature beautiful fashions from Foxy Lady in St. Armand’s Circle. The models will be from the LWRWC and representatives from our three adopted charities (SOLVE Maternity Homes, Hope Family Services to help victims of domestic violence, and SMART Riding Therapies to improve the lives of children and adults with physical, mental and emotional challenges). All monies raised will go to our adopted Charities to help them with their most critical needs.

This elegant event will include glamorous raffle prizes, an upscale silent auction and a split the pot to enhance charitable fundraising. We also plan to sell the stunning peacock feather centerpieces on each table that are being designed by the Decoration Committee. Foxy Lady will have gorgeous merchandize available for purchase and will donate a portion of the proceeds to our charities. Tickets will be $50.00 for members and $55.00 for non-members (which is much lower than the ticket price for other comparable, well-attended local charity fundraisers) and will include two free raffle tickets in the ticket price that will be available at the door. We also intend to pre-sell 25 raffle tickets for $20.00.

For those of us on the fashion Show Committee who are year round residents, we will continue working together on this exciting events through September. In October, our entire Committee will reunite for the final preparations to ensure that “Bewitching Glamour” is a “spellbinding’ success!

LWRWC Program Committee Jumpstarts Planning Process for 2016

 by MONIKA TEMPLEMAN, LWRWC Publicity Co-Chair
On Wednesday, April 15th, LWRWC Program Chair, Phyllis Fox, conducted an innovative brainstorming session at Town Hall with members of the Program Committee to generate ideas for topics, speakers, and events for 2016. Brainstorming involves the spontaneous contribution of ideas from all members attending the session.

The goal was to jumpstart the program planning process and use the creative input as a basis for the November planning session. Everyone in attendance was impressed with the amount of work accomplished in record time while having fun with a great group of friends! In only two hours the group brainstormed a plethora of ideas on post-it squares that they attached to a whiteboard, categorized them by topic, and prioritized all the suggestions. Best of all, we now have a strong foundation for next year’s events.

Trish Newman Enjoys Derby Day at SMART

TrishDerbyHatLWRWC former President, Trish Newman, attended SMART’s Derby Days in May. She got into the spirit of this gala event, sporting a beautiful, elaborate hat and was awarded a prize for her efforts!

According to Trish, “Derby Days was a blast with a Parade of Champions showing off the horses; a big screen TV for viewing pleasure under the Oak Trees to watch the Parade of Roses Derby race; silent auction, drinks, appetizers and listening to the music of ‘The Mountain Boy’s’; a wonderful buffet dinner and complimentary mint juleps and lastly a Best Hat Contest!”

Trish even found time for an up close and personal visit with Norman, our LWRWC adopted horse, taking fun friendship and community service to a new levels that includes equine friends.