Speakers Lunch 5/8/2019

825 Books Donated to “The Book Nook”

Laurel Lynch, CEO of HOPE Family Services and Lucetta Zaytoun, featured speaker at the LWRWC Speakers Series Charity Fundraiser

Lucetta Zaytoun, was the featured speaker at the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club’s Speakers Series Fundraiser Luncheon that raised over $2000 to benefit HOPE Family Services Children’s Reading Library, “The BOOK NOOK.”

The event was held at the LWR Golf & Country Club on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, and opened with beautiful music by gifted violinist, Margot Zarzycka, who plays with the Sarasota Orchestra.

Philanthrophy Committee at HOPE with children’s books for The Book Nook

After a warm welcome from LWRWC President Kathleen Cleveland and Event Chairs Cheryl Breining and Eileen Buzzard, Laurel Lynch, CEO of HOPE Family Services, expressed her gratitude to LWRWC for donating over 825 children’s books and for bringing the joy of reading to children and their mothers at HOPE’s Domestic Violence Shelter.

L-R: Kathleen Cleveland, LWRWC President , Lucetta Zaytoun, bestselling author and international speaker and Speakers Series Charity Fundraiser Chairs, Cheryl Breining and Eileen Buzzard

L-R: Monika Templeman, LWRWC Publicity Chair, , Alicia Chalmers, Manatee Community Foundation (MCF), Susie Bowie, Executive Director MCF, and Laurel Lynch, CEO of HOPE Family Services.

Keynote speaker, Lucetta Zaytoun

Finding herself with no career after a series of unfortunate events, Lucetta turned tragedy into triumph with a remarkable global journey, backpacking through third world countries, and learning to overcome her fears and find her true identity. When she returned to the US, she became a certified life coach, a bestselling author and an international speaker.

Lucetta wrote a best-selling memoir of her incredible solo journey around the world entitled “It’s Already Tomorrow Here: Never Underestimate the Power of Running Away.” By conquering fear, Lucetta gained remarkable success in her personal and professional life.

She said, “you are the only person who wakes up every day that lives your life, so why not live it your way! ” Fear is the only thing standing in the way. All of your dreams can come true, if you have the courage to pursue them.” All attendees received a copy of Lucetta’s bestselling “Your Amazing Itty-Bitty Fear-Busting Book” so they could start living their best life free of fear.