Welcome Club of Sarasota/ Manatee

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Next Monthly Luncheon Meeting:

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A Message from the Co-Presidents

Spring in Florida is beautiful! Flowers are blooming, and the gulf water is warming up. Beaches and golf courses are full of residents and tourists. The arts community is thriving. Residents and tourists enjoy the variety of activities along the Sun Coast.

The Welcome Club and the Alums will no longer share their monthly luncheons in July and August. The Alums organization voted to become a separate club and may change its name. We have many members who belong to both clubs. We wish the Alums much success in the future. We are lucky to have so many women’s clubs in Sarasota and Manatee counties.

April will be full of fun activities! On April 3, the Welcome Club is looking forward to a bus trip to Boca Grande and the Gasparilla Inn. Helen Katz is hosting the Jimmy Buffet party at her home on April 9. The April 20th luncheon will be a fashion show at Palm Aire Country Club. PJ’s will again present the fashions. There will be a raffle for a beautiful quilt with blue Siesta Key colors, made by Trish Newman, one of our members. Proceeds will be given to Children First. Please invite your friends to the luncheon and fashion show.

Save the date for the Kentucky Derby Party at Ellen Taub’s house on May 6 and the Symphony Pops Concert at Ed Smith Stadium on May 12. A big thank you to Nancy Elswick, Helen Maxey and Isabelle Eidet for working so hard on the Buddy program. The Welcome Club has begun matching buddies with new members this month. We will always need buddies for new members. Please contact our chairmen if you would like to be a buddy!

Happy Spring!

Mary Alice Czerwonka and Janet Hough

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