New Members Enjoy Welcome Brunch
The LWRWC Board hosted a mid-morning Brunch for new members on Wed, Mar 13 at LWR Town Hall. Ann Sledz, LWRWC 2019 Membership Chair, opened the get together, thanked the Board for hosting and providing the delicious brunch treats, gave a special thank you to the Hospitality Chairs for creating a lovely ambience, and introduced, LWRWC President, Kathleen Cleveland.
Kathleen delivered a warm and welcoming message to all. Kathleen also expressed appreciation to Ann Sledz for doing a superb job coordinating this event and for being an exemplary ambassador for LWRWC. At last count, the Club has over 350 members.
While the ladies sipped coffee or tea and munched on an assortment of brunch items, Past President Advisor, Eileen Buzzard and Kathleen Cleveland highlighted upcoming fundraisers, with particular emphasis on the LWRWC Speaker Series Luncheon Charity Fundraiser, co-hosted with HOPE Family Services.
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. This included sharing highlights of programs, off-the-ranch outings, and philanthropic community service activities, including the Community Service Scholarship that the LWRWC sponsors for senior girls from LWR High School and the Blankets for Babies Committee. Board members in attendance encouraged new members to volunteer for activities and committees that interest them because it is a wonderful way to have fun, get involved, and make new friends.
The highlight of the New Member Brunch was the introduction of the new members! Each new member introduced herself and shared her background and expectations. Although the new members come from different places and diverse backgrounds, several key commonalities are shared by all. Each joined the LWRWC because she is looking to make friends with other like-minded women and wants to serve her community through meaningful philanthropy. Most said that the idea of helping and supporting the LWRWC adopted charities was a major draw.