Co-Presidents Message 10/2020

Welcome to FALL!

Did you know that “OCTOBER “got its name from the Latin “octo”, meaning “eight”. It was once the eighth month in the Roman Calendar and the name simply carried over! If you live up North, October brings cooler weather, shorter days, and colorful falling leaves. In Florida, October brings us one step closer to the end of hurricane season! October also brings us, hopefully, closer to the time when we can all be together again and enjoy the FUN and FRIENDSHIP and wonderful activities we have come to expect as a member of the LAKEWOOD RANCH WOMEN’S CLUB!!!!!

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS WHO JOINED SINCE MARCH

Ann Federico Judy Voss Pat Sandler
Deborah Jernigan Sharon Avison Sandy Humenik
Kathy Lane Kimberly Laverick Carolyn Stuhlfire
Michelle Dill Carol Moran Patti Campana

LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING ALL OF YOU!

WHAT’S HAPPENING

Your board continues to meet monthly, sometimes more often. We ARE planning for next year! Even though all activities were cancelled until January 2021, some wonderful things did take place during 2020 thanks to the generosity of our members!

⦁ Our sewing angels donated (and continue to sew) over 3200 masks to our four charities, SMART, HOPE, SOLVE, and CHILDREN’S GUARDIAN FUND as well as LWR Medical Center, Homewatch Care Givers servicing Sarasota, Bradenton, and the Lakewood Ranch areas. Restaurants and merchants throughout LWR also received these fabulous homemade masks. If you are interested in sewing masks, please contact Trish Newman at ⦁ ursewcute@gmail.com. We are going to try to stockpile masks in case they are needed in the future.

⦁ Our SMART BARN DRIVE in July netted approximately $8500 in cash and in-kind donations of supplies.

⦁ During our BACKPACK CHALLENGE for HOPE, 35 backpacks filled with school supplies were donated along with $1800!ur sewing angels donated (and continue to sew) over 3200 masks to our four charities, SMART, HOPE, SOLVE, and CHILDREN’S GUARDIAN FUND as well as LWR Medical Center, Homewatch Care Givers servicing Sarasota, Bradenton, and the Lakewood Ranch areas. Restaurants and merchants throughout LWR also receive

⦁ Our BLANKETS FOR BABIES ladies are continuing to knit, crochet and quilt and have met virtually. There are 17 blankets ready to be donated as soon as one of our charities is in need of them. Due to an immediate need, 10 blankets were donated to HOPE in March. If you are interested in joining
a great group of women who truly enjoy each other and enjoy making the blankets, please contact Linda Stone at  lindastone12319@gmail.com.

⦁ Some of our SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS are beginning to meet again. Please check our website for contact information if you are interested in the BOOK CLUB, LADY BIKERS, and BLANKETS FOR BABIES.

DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR A NEW INTEREST GROUP?????

We are looking for new ideas for other special interest groups. As soon as we get the all clear, a new CANASTA group will be starting for beginners to advanced players. DO YOU SPEAK ANOTHER LANGUAGE? Would you be willing to teach others??? Please let us know!!!!! We would love to include learning another language as part of our groups.

FUTURE EVENTS

SAVE THE DATE

THE LWRWC is hosting a Friendsgiving’ Baby Shower for SOLVE on November 18 with pre-drop off locations all around Lakewood Ranch North, South, East and West!  Watch for the official blast!

ANNOUCEMENT OF SLATE OF OFFICERS FOR 2021

The nominating committee is working on the slate of officers and committee chairs for 2021. I you are interested in joining the board, please contact
Carol Belmont, our vice-president and head of the our nominating committee at carol.belmont@hotmail.com

WE HOPE THAT YOU CONTINUE TO STAY SAFE!!!!! WE ARE CERTAINLY LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING TOGETHER AGAIN, SOON