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Ocala Royal Dames for Cancer Research, Inc. November/December2011 In this Issue: President’s Message




Bylaws Meeting


UF Shands Visiting Scholar 4 Directory Update Info


Grand Dames Xmas in Sept 5





Sympathy & Sunshine




ORD Items & Info



Newsletter Chairs: Corinne DeVault Angy Scroble

Graphic Artist: Angy Scroble


Directory Chairman: Barbara Griffin/Hunter

Sunshine Chairman: Louise Bono 352-465-0854


Royal Legacy

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President’s Message 2011 Officers President: Nancy Porter 1st Vice President: Donna Crippen 2nd Vice President: Lois Johnson Secretary: Jody Micilcavage Treasurer: Patti Hunt

“Happiness and Joy to the world” Royal Ladies, Season’s Greetings to all. I Hope you are planning some wonderful festive celebrations. Let the New Year bring in pleasant surprises, a series of memorable serendipities and victorious achievements. Let there be peace and joy in the world and less sufferings. Let us all have more patience, hope and perseverance, let us always remember how lucky we are to have what we have, without taking things for granted and by helping the less fortunate ones any way we can. It’s hard to believe that another year has flown by as quickly as it came and now it’s time for new resolutions for some, new commitments for others and new calendars for everyone. The beauty of the season can remind us of all the beauty in our lives. Your family, your friends, and your faith. I personally want to thank everyone for their endless energy, knowledge and commitment this year to help us have a successfully year. It’s great to be a member for a cure through cancer research.

“Volunteer” 2011 Board of Trustees Louise Bono, Connie Brown, Corinne DeVault, Barbara Griffin/Hunter, Lisa Hageloh, Lois Johnson, Kathleen Kollar, Diana Lammermeier, Diana Moore, Melissa McNichols, Gwynn Pealer, R. Susan Smith, Jeanne Thomas, Cecilia Truesdale, Sonya Nasser Past President: Lydia Kuttas

Check out our Website: See the many photographs posted on our website, as well as our website videos. Share with your friends and family.


V is for being a vital part of life, O is for remaining optimistic, L is for your loving kindness, U is for the your understanding, N is for the nurturing you give, T is for your tenacity in all you do, E is for everyone you've helped, E is for everlasting gratitude, R is for the way you rescue those in need, The Annual Membership Meeting is just around the corner. A time to reflect on all the wonderful things the Dames have accomplished thru the year, and also to be involved with important issues of organization. The Nominating committee will present the 2012 slate of officers and board of trustees. The Bylaws committee will present a summary of Bylaw amendments. These items require voting of the membership. Please plan to attend our annual meeting Tuesday December 6th.

Membership Information:

For membership information or for applications contact: Kathleen D. Kollar at 291-2959 or DIRECTORY CHANGES: Address email - telephone corrections send to: Barbara Griffin-Hunter to her email at or mail to Ocala Royal Dames Attention: Barbara Griffin-Hunter P.O. Box 6163 Ocala, FL 34478

Volunteering is not only the right thing but a good thing to do… It’s good for you! Have a Blessed Holiday Season and Welcome in the New Year with Happiness and Joy. Thank You for supporting the Ocala Royal Dames

Nancy Porter President

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Reference Committee Meeting on Bylaws The Bylaws Committee will hold a Bylaws Reference (Resolutions) Committee meeting on December 1, 2011, 11:30 – 1:00 pm, at the Hilton Hotel. This is not a lunch meeting, and the room will be set up with seats. A Reference Committee meeting is meant to be a means of allowing members to comment on proposed amendments. There is no debate, since it would be inappropriate to allow debate in any meeting other than the annual meeting, where all members who choose to attend are present and able to participate in the debate. The Bylaws Committee will take notes on all comments, and will meet after the Reference Committee meeting to consider member comments. The Bylaws Committee will present a Reference Committee report to the members at the annual meeting. If the Bylaws Committee decides to amend any of the noticed bylaws, these amendments to the noticed (those document mailed to you) bylaws will be contained in the Reference Committee report. The Bylaws Chair will open the meeting with general remarks. As each Article is introduced, the Committee will offer remarks before opening the floor for comments. The Reference Committee meeting will be very precise, with a committee member timing speakers, who are allowed to speak for ONE minute on as many Articles as they choose, but they will not be acknowledged to speak more than one time on each Article, in order to allow other members to speak. Please do not repeat anything another person has said. Members find it beneficial to have written comments prepared, so they are able to give their comments in the allotted time. Courtesy is vital, and every member must yield the floor after ONE minute, so other members can offer their comments. Each Article, no matter how many amendments are proposed within the Article, will be open for comment for seven (7) minutes, and then will move to the next Article. If there is additional time after every Article has been considered, additional comments will be taken on previous Articles. The meeting will end promptly at 1:00 pm. Lois Johnson, Bylaws Committee Chair

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Directory Update At the annual meeting in December we will be distributing an insert for you current directory or for you to update your 2011 Directory. Since the Directory is so expensive to print and mail, we have decided to print a new directory every other year. However, also at the annual meeting I will have the list of Dames who do not have a photo in the directory and plan to take photos for the December 2012 directory. And if you would like to update your dated photo (mine is probably 20 years old) please see me for a new photo and I will be happy to take a new one. So, PLEASE attend this annual meeting! Thank you, Barbara G. Hunter

"Faces seen at the Grand Dames' Christmas in September Luncheon"

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Dannon has pledged to donate 1.5 million dollars to fight breast cancer by December 31. The amount raised so far is only $709,000 dollars with only two months to go. Florida is second only to California in codes being logged on their website. Donations will support the National Breast Cancer Foundation's mission to save lives by increasing awareness of breast cancer through education and by providing Donations will support the National Breast Cancer Foundation's mission to save lives by increasing awareness of breast cancer through education and by providing mammograms for those in need. Donations will support the National Breast Cancer Foundation's mission to save lives by increasing awareness of breast cancer through education and by providing mammograms for those in need. So if you use any of the Dannon products, please take the two minutes to log on to CUPSOFHOPE.COM and enter your codes from the underside of the lids. You may save them up and enter the codes for numerous lids at one time but please do this before December 26 to make sure they are included. This costs you nothing since you have already purchased their product, but this could SAVE MANY LIVES!!!!!!!!

We are sad to inform you all that Gale Pfeiffer, a member since 1997, passed away May 1, 2011, from breast cancer.

The Sunshine Committee is available to send members Get Well & Sympathy cards. Please notify Louise Bono at or call 352465-0854 of members in need

Calendar of Events NEW LOCATIONS AND NEW TIMES November 9th Executive Committee Meeting at 1pm New Location: First American Title (meeting room) 216 Northeast 1st Ave Ocala, FL 34470-6654

November 16th Board Meeting 10:30am New Location Ocala Marion County Association-Realtors ANNEX BUILDING ON THE RIGHT 3105 Northeast 14th Street Ocala, FL 34470-4813

December 1st Reference Committee on Bylaws 11:30am New Location: Hilton of Ocala December 6th Board Meeting 10:00 Annual Meeting starts at 10:30am New Location: Hilton of Ocala

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ORD Birthday Update… By Naida Rasbury and Bern Paraiso November 2011

October Birthday Luncheon The October Birthday luncheon was held at Mesa De Notte Restaurant at Silver Springs Boulevard on October 10, 2011. Birthday luncheon is organized to meet and get-to-know ORD co-members every month. Celebrating October birthdays were: Edna De Geneste (chair), Corinne De Vault (co-chair), Angelia Boynton, Lois Price, and Leslie Scale. Naida Rasbury, committee chair and Bern Paraiso assistant, also participated in the luncheon. In-house seafood pasta became the most ordered dish in the menu. ORD signature cake was served later followed by the Happy Birthday song sung by Naida Rasbury and Chef Jose Moreno, owner/manager of the restaurant. “The food was fresh and very tasty,” said one of the attendees. The luncheon concluded by Edna De Geneste giving away beautiful long stemmed pink roses to take home. For information about birthday luncheon, call Naida at 687-0981 or Bern at 216-5493. All ORD members are invited to join these luncheons. From all of us, Happy Birthday ORD!

November Birthday Luncheon The November birthday luncheon is going to be celebrated at Arthur’s Restaurant on November 16, 2011 (12:00 p.m.) Please RSVP to Mikki Fellman at 732-6634, or Naida Rasbury 687-0981 and Bern Paraiso 216-5493.

December Birthday Luncheon To all December Birthdays. Please be advised that the celebration is joined together with the Annual Meeting at Hilton Hotel on December 6, 2011 from 10:30 to 12:00 p.m. Reservations with your check must be received no later than November 20th. Call Clark Ardis , chair person at 347-1119, who needs for birthday numbers.

November Birthdays Joann Ankoviak Susie Berger Teula Bondank Katrina Brantley Ila Bryan Marguerite Cavanaugh Nannine Dahlen Mikki Fellman (Chair) Linda Francz Mary Lou Hayes Ruth Anderson Nancy Karlson Michelle King Sally Kirkland Diana Lammermeir Liza Meyer Sharon Murry Linda Norman Gale Pfeiffer Ann Poirier Mary Ann Ransome Judy Sykes Roz Watson Marlene Weirsam

29th 21st 8th 9th 11th 8th 20th 26th 4th 3rd 15th 10th 2nd 2nd 14th 23rd 30th 30th 18th deceased) 15th 9th 3rd 20th 10th

December Birthdays Jean Bittl Ardis Clark (Chair) Erika Dailey Linda Ferreri Diana Green Helen Hayes Mary Jones Ruth Kreischer Keertini Kumar Linda Marks Joanne Marren Melanie Ross Patricia Santo Spiritu Phyllis Silverman Suzanne Smith Elaine Steinberg July Sykes

16th 10th 26th 4th 20th 26th 22nd 4th 31st 9th 9th 2nd 20th 25th 5th 6th 3rd

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Cleaning for a Reason If you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - once per month for 4 months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547 partners to help these women. It's our job to pass the word and let them know that there are people out there that care. Be a blessing to someone and pass this information along. Great information! You may not know someone going through chemo, but someone on your email list might!!

Limited Supply Available The Just Cookies Cookbook is wonderful for families (and Grandmas). It is chock-full of more cookie recipes than you could ever make — so select carefully. The book is delightfully illustrated by local schoolchildren. Donation $10.00

Wine and Dine with the Dames has a wide variety of

recipes, all favorites of our members, and highly 'doable.' It is a fun book to read, and can result in many delicious meals for family or guests. Donation $20.00

Available at these locations: Studio 200 Ocala's Lady Jeweler 8075 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 113 315 E. Silver Springs Blvd.

Or call and pick up:

Gemini Salon and Day Spa 3415 E. Silver Springs Blvd.

NW: Lydia Kuttas 351-2620 NE: Chris Hildner 694-2349 SW: Kathy Dinkins 236-5322 SE: Corinne DeVault 274-0718

Attention Business Card Advertising New and Renewals have increased to $120 for 1 year (10 issues of the newsletter). Email: Ocala Royal Dames for Cancer Research, Inc. PO Box 6163 Ocala, FL 34478

Ocalal Royal Dames' November/December 2011 newsletter  

The monthly newsletter of the Ocala Royal Dames for Cancer Research, Inc.