May Annual Meeting – We Recruit, We Celebrate & Salute a Good Year! By JJ Mackle With celebration on their minds, members came to
more in love with the League’s work. Garris also
the May GMM to remember the 2009-10 League
thanked her family for their support and her mom,
year and anticipate the start of another League
for getting her involved in the League. Kitty Hull,
year. The May GMM was held on Tuesday, May
Website Chair and Kirstina Bouwmans worked on
25 at the Country Club of Orlando. A Recruitment
a photo presentation for Garris and when technical
Event was held beforehand at 6 PM and the
difficulties with the sound struck, a helpful
annual meeting started at 7 PM. We had more
Elizabeth Hughes both sang and held an iPhone
than 70 prospective members attend and 25
up to the microphone solving the issue! Kitty is
completed applications to join.
already working on booking Hughes’s talent for Blue Note Ball!
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The Presidential gavel was passed amongst past
Besides emotional and funny moments, awards
Presidents offering words of wisdom for our next
President, Kirstina Bouwmans. Bouwmans
was honored to have her work colleagues from
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Education program
in attendance showing support. She also said
of her husband, Roger, “What do you say about
a man who never says no.” To be President,
Service Award and a standing ovation. Double the
you really need the whole family on board, and
action, double the fun – Louise Borsei and Susan
it was clear that they were – her sons attended,
Hoover, Sustainers, received Sustainer of the
along with neighbors and their kids! Stephanie
Year awards. Great Oaks Village was presented
Garris offered several human moments of when
with a plaque and then presented us with artwork
she was wheelchair bound with broken legs and
of the campus right back! They emotionally
how the Leaguers rallied to help her out, women
thanked our members for our support and told us
connecting when marriages were in trouble or
to not be strangers and come back often! The
kids were sick or when a girl who had made a
evening was action packed with updates and
mistake was in jail, and it really didn’t need to be
check presentations from Bargain Box, recognition
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My last entry in Membership Matters is one that
Community Program that was overwhelmingly
Our work has just begun to alleviate childhood
As I close, I want to recognize the 13 women who
is bittersweet. On the one hand, I must honestly
supported by the membership.
hunger and poverty and improve childhood health.
served alongside me on the Board of Directors.
This would not be possible without you. It requires
These women are a true gift and serve the League
every member of the League to achieve lasting
unselfishly and effectively. Sir Isaac Newton once
said “If I can see farther than others, it is because
say that the toll of running JLGO – an organization with a $350,000 budget and 4 employees – on a
• Launched a Pilot program with the Callahan
volunteer basis is one that I am ready to turn over.
Center. Created a six-session program to
In addition to a full-time job as mother and a full-
encourage young “tween” girls at the Callahan
time job as the Executive Director of Grace Medical
Center to incorporate healthy and positive life skills.
Home, it is “sweet” to give up my full-time job as President of the Junior League of Greater Orlando.
• Offered 158 DIAD opportunities that 283
I stood on the shoulders of giants.” Friends, you As we transition, thank God we are in the very
are my giants and I thank you for providing solid
steady hands of Kirstina Bouwmans and Allison
ground to stand on.
Hudson who will lead us so effectively. And
members participated in resulting in just over
to Kirstina, I have enjoyed our midnight chats,
And to ALL members of the League, please know
On the other hand, it is with a heavy heart that
1,000 of community service hours donated by
our coffees after board meeting and our hugs at
that your membership matters. It is only because
I let go and turn the League over to the very
our League. At the volunteer rate of $20.25,
important moments. The League could not be in
of your commitment, that we are able to achieve
capable women who are prepared to follow. It is
this means we contributed more than $20,000 in
more capable and steady heads, and I treasure our
indeed “bitter” as I think of
friendship this year.
a future when I will not be attending Board meetings
With much love, admiration, respect and gratitude,
monthly or required to attend
what was budgeted last year and experienced new
every GMM. It is in these
membership growth in our provisional members of
meetings that I see my
46% over what was budgeted last year.
have guided me and become
Stephanie Garris, my light and inspiration these President of JLGO last 10 years.
• Traveled to 10 different locations for our “Community Plunge” board meetings to learn more about nonprofit agencies that we can partner with.
The year began with a favorite quote of mine by William Faulkner which says “The man who
• Experienced a projected $20,000 revenue surplus
removes a mountain, begins by carrying away
even though last year’s Budget Review Committee
small stones.” Well, all of you picked up your
budgeted for a $30,000 net operating loss.
stones and together we moved mountains! • Launched Cinderella’s Closet – a partnership Our results of our combined accomplishments are
between the Provisionals, Community Council,
too numerous to report, so please indulge me an
and Bargain Box Committee. Gave dresses,
opportunity to highlight just a few. Together, we:
accessories, and a wonderful experience to roughly 20 disadvantaged girls and raised money
• Developed the framework for HIP Kids – Healthy, Informed, Playful Kids – as a new JLGO
we remain One Community, Serving Together,
• Achieved nearly a 7% membership increase over
League friends – women who
for the Bargain Box (more than $900 during the day-after sale alone)!
Our Mission The Junior League of Greater Orlando, Florida, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
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Junior League of Greater Orlando, Florida, Inc.
Board of Directors
President Stephanie Garris President-Elect Kirstina Bouwmans Recording Secretary Allison Hudson Treasurer Heather Gantt Vice President of Active Membership Loretta Hawkins Junior League of Greater Orlando
Vice President of Community Sharese Pace Vice President of Finance Andrea Balanzatugui Vice President of Marketing & Communications Beth Wilson Vice President of Research & Development Elisha Contner Vice President of Sustainer Membership Lynn Moharam Member-at-Large Wendy Adelson Parliamentarian Vicki Pietrack President’s Assistant Kelly Schupfer President’s Pick Suzanne Tagman
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In fact, it was because of the League that JLGO Past-President (and current Chair of the Board of Grace) Marilyn King initially met. Another PastPresident of the League, Cynthia Wood, also serves on the Grace Board of Directors. She has been married to Joel Garris, an executive VP of Nelson Investment Planning Sustainer member June Nelson & Stephanie Garris (and Stephanie’s mom) are pictured here at AJLI Annual Conference. Nelson has been in the League for 40+ years! She has been a member of the Dayton, Ohio, Washington, DC, Houston, Boston Leagues and a current JLGO Sustainer member. Garris credits her mom for getting her to finally join the League and as we know, moms always know best!
Services for 10 years. In the past, she has been an attorney, lobbyist, nonprofit executive and a
Get to Know your Board Lynn Moharam, VP of Sustainer has been
Kelly Schupfer, President’s Assistant has
a JLGO member for 32 years! Moharam has
been a member of JLGO for 5 years. She has
previously served as VP of Sustainer (08-09),
her BBA from the
Advisor to Nominating Committee, VP of
University of Georgia
Finance and Treasurer. She enjoys working on
and is married
fundraisers, including auction events, home tours
to her husband,
and cookbooks. Moharam, who has a flare for
Rob. Schupfer has
drama, performed in the Junior League Follies in
previously served as
professional fundraiser. The makings of a President, Garris held previous positions such as Transfer Chair, Recording Secretary, VP of Finance-Elect, VP of Finance, Kids in the Kitchen Chair and President Elect.
Passing the Gavel, Stephanie Garris Moves on to her next League Adventure
Her favorite League memory was Chairing Kids in the Kitchen Committee when it was a new program to the League because of the rewarding
As the League year closes to an end, we wish
our President, Stephanie Garris, a farewell. But
helping kids to
for all of you Garris supporters, no worries, Garris
will be serving as an advisor to the Nominating
Committee. Just in case you didn’t know who
nutrition in their
Garris was, here is a little about the girl that
diets. Garris is
would one day become League President. She
is a League legacy, her mom has been a lifelong
working on improving our community and taking
member and supporter of the League! And for
an active part in trying to make a difference. Your
those of you who might have had a year in the
leadership and personal nature has made us
League that hadn’t met up to your expectations,
treasure you as one of our beloved Presidents!
even Garris considered quitting, but re-considered
Thanks for the time you dedicate to all of us.
after her mom said to keep with it!
She is a
to a daughter,
of Blue Note Ball and as VP of Active Membership.
Schupfer enjoyed being MAL and learning how
who is at Rice
the Board operates. She also had the opportunity
to go to ODI in Charlotte, NC. Professionally,
a son, Andrew, who attends Trinity Prep and is a
Schupfer is a Realtor with Re/Max properties and
basketball player. Moharam’s furry kids are Miss
works part time at Lilly Pulitzer on Park Avenue.
Mittens, a cat and Gallant Lark, a horse. Her
The League has had a blast having meetings there
husband, Jim, is a professor of Optics at CREOL.
and Special Events! In the past, Schupfer has
Moharam is active in the Orlando community as a
been a Product Developer at Disney, MGM Grand,
Town & Gown Council Board member and works
Victoria’s Secret and Limited Too.
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her “dream job” with Grace to the Junior League.
with Habitat for Humanity. Professionally, she is trained in industrial engineering, sales training and meeting/event management and holds a B.A. in Sociology. Moharam knows her Leagues! She has been a member of four different Junior Leagues; two of the smallest (York, PA and Charlottesville, VA) and two of the largest (Atlanta, GA and Orlando, FL)! Moharam says, “Moving from city to city, the Junior League put me in touch with individuals with whom I had something in common and gave me a sense of community.” Moharam has definitely taken
Garris leads an active life, raising three young
advantage of the opportunities in Junior League
boys (Nelson, Ethan and Connor) and recently
and the League has flourished with her warm
went back to work as Executive Director of Grace
nature, intelligent outlook and fun spirit. Lynn gives
Medical Home -- a medical practice for the working
110% in everything she takes on and is very active
underserved in Orange County. Garris enjoys
in all aspects of League membership.
working in the nonprofit arena and credits getting
The JLGO Board held its April meeting at the Bargain Box where Alison Register, Bargain Box Chair gave a brief history and update on budgeted sales being on target!
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By Cynthia Obenland The 88th annual Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) conference was held April 15-17 here in Orlando. The last time Orlando was asked to host Annual Conference was over 10 years ago. Talk about an outstanding event! Picture close to 1,000 women representing 293 Leagues from 4 countries (the United States, Great Britain, Mexico and Canada) all gathered together for the purpose of strengthening their organizations, sharing ideas and generating or rekindling friendships.
BET (Black Entertainment Television) and an owner
April GMM – Powered Up Panel Gives us State of the Community
of 3 professional sports teams, including the WNBA Washington Mystics. She expressed her admiration for all that AJLI and the individual leagues have done to benefit local communities. She stressed
A dynamic panel of 4 community leaders (Cindy
the importance of working together, even if it is slow
Heroux, author of The Manual That Came with
going, to help bring about positive changed within
Your Body, Dave Krepcho, President & CEO of
communities. Johnson said, “If you want to go fast,
2nd Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Lee
go alone – if you want to go far, go together.” In addition to being great hosts for the conference, JLGO was also awarded Honorable Mention in the Vision Award category! The Vision Award is only one of four that AJLI gives. Other awards are given at the Conference, but there are 4 Junior League awards. AJLI recognized JLGO’s hard work in reversing declining membership and engaging members in lasting community impact. Way to go JLGO! But the conference would not have been successful without the hard work and dedication of Elizabeth Hughes. She was the Orlando site committee chair and poured her heart and soul into making this a memorable event. From getting donations
Pates, Senior Director of the Community Service Center and Deb Watson, VP of WP Health JLGO was awarded Honorable Mention for the AJLI Award for Vision! The award was made at AJLI’s 88th Annual Conference in Orlando on April 17. Through its annual awards program, AJLI celebrates the outstanding accomplishments and significant contributions that Junior Leagues make both internally within the 293 individual Leagues and externally, working to solve some of the toughest and most urgent problems in their communities. “Vision ensures the future of The Junior League and gives the organization an opportunity to flourish as a major force in the development of women volunteers and in meaningful and lasting community change,” said AJLI President-Elect and member of the Junior League of Monmouth County, Delly Beekman. “We applaud The Junior League of Greater Orlando for demonstrating 20/20 vision in their successful efforts to fully engage members and develop a strategic plan for the League that had community impact at its core.”
Foundation) spoke at the April General Membership Meeting about childhood health, hunger and poverty. Member Development Committee put together a great group of community leaders who
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After a Decade, Orlando Successfully Hosts the 88th (AJLI) Annual Conference
shared some very real challenges we face in our community. The April GMM was the first time we held this type of meeting and roughly 150 members attended in support of it! This was just another way of showing the community that JLGO shows up in numbers to learn more about how we can all work together for real change in the community.
for 1,000 goody bags (which were a conference The excitement generated during a spirited opening session (where delegates from each League marched in side-by-side, welcome messages from the heads of the 4 countries were read, and Orlando’s own Jones High School Color Guard presented the
favorite - thanks to EVERYONE who got donations) to all of the various related tasks that she has been handling for the past year, her energy and enthusiasm were contagious to the AJLI staff, the JLGO volunteers and the conference attendees.
colors) continued throughout the 3 days. Workshops, along with engaging general sessions, kept the attendees busy and provided great training and development opportunities. Of course, playtime is always important and the opening reception was held at Universal City Walk. One highlight of the conference was the keynote speaker, Sheila C. Johnson. Ms. Johnson is an entrepreneur and philanthropist, a founding partner of
honored to be included in the event. Pace helped communicate the event to our community partners. She said, “I believe that is the most memorable
By JJ Mackle
and rewarding experience that I have ever had in the six years that I have been in Junior League. I
“You are my little princess,” Sarah’s father tells her.
‘m very proud to be a Junior League member!”
To Sarah, every girl is a princess, regardless of
Lynn Moharam, VP of Sustainer Membership, said
of the event’s hype, “Envision this as an on-going
of house she lives in
event. Reach out to area high school students to
with sales throughout the day! (The dresses
provide clothing. What a great source of publicity
that were not chosen by the community partners
individually labeled and it included make up and
or not her
were sold after the event at a reduced cost.) The
literature on date safety and date abuse. Each girl
Provisionals (in addition to completely planning and
had a personal shopper who assisted in running
out different styles/sizes to the girls while they try
was sent out to the guidance counselors of local
things on. Also, furniture was brought in to bring a
high schools advertising the sale of the dresses.
swanky feel to the Bargain Box. They ended the
Register said, “I believe this advertising drove
evening showing off their beautiful gowns down the
customers to the Box on Saturday in search of a
nicely decorated red carpet walk way! All 20 girls
dress for their special night at a reduced cost.”
received a fabulous dress, accessories, shoes and
even a matching purse! They even had amazing
about a little
Thanks to Sharese Pace for helping with the
door prizes for all the girls. Nine girls were from
girl from privilege, who lost her status briefly, like
vouchers, Kitty Hull for taking photos of the event,
Great Oaks Village and our Footsteps to Success
Cinderella. With help from her friends and a good
to the Provisionals for spearheading such a great
program, the remaining from The Boys and Girls
spirit, eventually found the Princess in everyone.
event, and for the Board for your support!”
Club. The Footsteps to Success committee was
This event truly hit the League on all levels.
on hand to join in the fun and help assist the girls. You have to hand it to the Spring class of Provisionals, making high school prom girls feel like the bells of the ball with Cinderella’s Closet evening dress drive. Anna McPherson,
executing the event) also developed a flyer that
me on Saturday afternoon to let me know that
Thanks to all who were involved! After all, we do
the store had record sales of almost $900 just on
live in the magical city of Orlando, where dreams
Saturday, in large part a result of advertising the
come true and Fairy Godmothers do exist…as
prom dresses and having 6 Provisionals helping
Sharese Pace, VP of Community, was thrilled and
Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, Provisionals Have a Gown for YOU!
Provisional Chair, addressed schools with a letter of our intentions. JLGO membership gave it their full support, donating 80 dresses to the Bargain Box at the March GMM. Provisionals marketed the event by wearing evening attire to the meeting. It brought Councils and committees together to join for such a fun and important cause about enjoying rites of passage in the Orlando community.
Clarissa Camillo, Case Manager for Great Oaks Village said, “We had an awesome time, the girls
The Provisionals left out no details, as they took
came home and had to show all the other residents
on their roles as Fairy Godmothers for the event.
and staff their dresses and accessories. Thank
Every girl was given a special gift bag that’s been
you ladies so much, you’ve all been so great to my
made for her by their accessories team. They were
girls. That means the world to me.”
By Cindy Waddell
her success. Demings shared with the girls that her mother was a maid and her father a gardener and maintenance man. Her parents worked hard even without high school educations so that their
Sustainer Luncheon & Derby Party By Cynthia Obenland
current League members about the recipients as she introduced them. Louise Borsoi has served for the past two years
children would know to work hard and that they
as Sustainer Advisor to the Admissions-Provisional
could be successful. The Chief closed by asking
Committee. Her historical perspective of the
the girls to “dream big and reach for the stars.”
League and the Orlando community marveled
She was inspirational to the girls as well as our
Actives Anna McPherson, Emily Sharpe and Han
League volunteers. We hope that we are helping
Truong. They said that her ideas and contributions
to prepare the girls for their futures and to open
helped them keep their committee’s ambitious plans
opportunities for them through their experience
Callahan Center – HIP Kids, Hooray!
with our League members. We are excited that Several new JLGO Actives have been busy at the Callahan Community Center working with pre-teen girls who have been identified as high risk of future problems. They have had guest
HIP kids will be located at the Callahan Center and that several girls that live in that community have expressed an interest in joining our current girls at future programs.
Susan Harris has been an Advisor to the Bargain The Sustainers capped off an incredible year with two recent blowout events – the annual Sustainer Luncheon and the 3rd annual Kentucky Derby party.
speakers each week and then serve the girls dinner. On May 4, Police Chief Val Demings of
On Saturday, April 24, the annual Sustainer
the Orlando Police Department spoke with the
Luncheon was held at Interlachen Country Club.
girls. Demings emphasized that God made all
The theme for the Sustainers this year was
of us special people and that success was within
reconnecting – reconnecting with the community,
our reach. She stated that it took three things to
the JLGO Sustainer mission and each other.
Stephanie Garris welcomed everyone and expressed her gratitude to all of the Sustainers.
1- Courage. You must have the courage to
Garris complimented the Sustainers on the current
be the best you that you can be. You must be
state of the JLGO, giving credit to the hard work
courageous enough to push yourself beyond your
done before and
comfort levels and to risk putting yourself out there
that it continues
in order to succeed.
2- Preparation. You must prepare yourself for the obstacles you will face.
SAVE THE DATE! 2010 HARVEST HUSTLE – “Race to End Childhood Hunger”
to grow strong because of its strong history. Incoming JLGO President,
3- Opportunity. The opportunity will present itself
Mark your calendars now, the JLGO, partnered with
and you must be prepared for it and courageous
Fleet Feet Sports, will host its third annual 5K in
Bouwmans reiterated the importance of the
enough to accept that opportunity and run with it.
Baldwin Park on Saturday, October 23 at 8 AM.
Sustainers to the League and stressed her
Demings also told the girls “that when these three
If you or someone you know is interested in
commitment as President to continue to strengthen
things come together, you can be anything you
sponsorship opportunities or hosting a booth please
want to be or do anything you want to do.”
contact Kim Jessup at email@example.com.
Box Committee for a number of years. Alison Register, Bargain Box chair, said that she never anticipated how her Sustainer Advisor would become such an integral part of the team and that Susan always had great words of encouragement, particularly in trying moments. Lynn Moharam was recognized and thanked for her role in helping to bring Sustainer activities to the forefront. All League members have really felt connected to the Sustainers because of this active involvement and incredible communication. Holly Vanture will be stepping into this role next year and will continue the great work Lynn has done.
The surprise of the luncheon was that not one,
Chief Demings used her experience with humble
but two individuals were recognized this year for
beginnings and a strong worth ethic as keys to
their Sustainer involvement! Lynn Moharam, VP of Sustainer Membership shared comments from
Actives Going Sustaining
Corporate Sponsors ARE the Real Deal!
Lisa Blackwelder, Wendy Brodeur, Joan Carrol,
By Lisa Sheppard
Susan Coughlin, Alisa Turner-Delinger, Loretta
Kentucky Derby party on Saturday afternoon, May
Hawkins, Abby Holmes, Elizabeth Hughes, Autumn
With deepest gratitude we need to thank our 2009-
1. This event was even better than being at the
Kanistras, Andrea Rickheim, Kim Roberts, Nancy
2010 JLGO Corporate Sponsors for their financial
actual Derby, complete with a hat contest, betting
Sell, Lisa Sheppard, Wendy Wilson-Stringer, Wendy
and in kind donations that make it possible for us
window and mint juleps to boot! Lisa Slade won
Tumlin, Shannon Woodrow
to fulfill the JLGO mission and vision. We had a
the award for Most Stylish hat; Brenda Marshall
39% increase in corporate sponsorship thanks to
won for Most Ornate; and Diane Sandquist won for
the generosity of so many people. Please take a
moment to look at our Corporate Sponsorship List and remember the names.
this event, and even though she unexpectedly
We are most appreciative to Winnie Palmer
had to go out of town, her husband, Bill, and
Hospital for Women and Babies, our “Champion
their friends were amazing hosts. Everyone in
for Women and Children” for their continued
attendance had a great time and is already hard
support for the last five years. I hope you had an
at work thinking about next year’s hats! Thanks
opportunity to attend the special interest meeting
to all of the Sustainers who came and celebrated
before the April General Membership Meeting and
hear Jessica M. Vaught, MD - Director of Minimally 8:33 AM
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Carol Rosenfelt graciously opened her home for
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An equally great time was had at the 3rd annual
join us before our March General Membership
Horsing Around with the Sustainers – Derby Style!
P.U.G.S. (People Utilizing Gifts Sensibly) and their continued support. Nelson Investment Planning Services and Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. continued their support at the “Partner of Women and Children” level which we are most grateful for. Also we were pleased to welcome our newest corporate sponsor - Florida Hospital as a “Partner
in early July. Once approved, the new benefits package will be posted online and communicated to our returning and new sponsors. As a JLGO member you can help us keep our current sponsors and make new ones. First if you do business with our current sponsors please thank them for their support. If you are looking for services in these industries please think of them first. As far as new sponsors, if you know of someone or have a company contact that has a similar interest in the area of “health, hunger and poverty” please send their name and contact information to Lauren Carmody, Corporate Sponsorship Chair for 2010-2011 so that we can approach them about sponsorship for next year. It takes a village to make it happen!!
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Publications & Website Committees Thanks for the wonderful year and many happy, Happy Hours!
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 – GMM
Congratulations are in order for Sustainer member
Michelle Carlton, an award recipient from Glamour magazine’s “Best of You Award!” Carlton has taken her League training into the Central Florida community and her service is inspirational to JLGO members. Carlton shared her sentiments with the League and thanked us for our support. “Just wanted to thank everyone who supported me and participated in Glamour Magazine’s “Best of You” award voting. It is a real honor to be selected and to have the opportunity to bring awareness to the plight of abused, neglected and abandoned children. There will be a feature in an upcoming Glamour Magazine and $2,000 will be donated to the Foundation for Foster Children!”
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 – Cluster Meetings Council Tuesday, May 24, 2011 – GMM Annual Meeting
Nicole Parker and her husband, Whit, welcomed Elizabeth (Ellie) Ann Parker, weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces, 20” long on December 24, 2009. Congratulations to Leaguers and their new additions.
Elizabeth (Ellie) Ann Parker
Congratulations to Community Council members Megan Fryzel & Robyn Barnes! Fryzel and her husband welcomed a March baby girl, Savannah Grace Fryzel, weighing 6 lbs, 12 oz and 18 inches long. Everyone is doing fine. Barnes, her husband
Congrats to Community Council for participating
Other March Madness babies was a baby boy,
and big brother welcomed a baby boy named Austin. He was 9 lbs, 7oz!
Garris’s Community Challenge!
born to member Shannon Batal
Meeting Schedule for the 2010/11 League Year
and husband, Joe on March 11 weighing 8 lbs
instead of our normal 4th Tuesday of the month.
Sean Joseph Batal
and 10 oz.
Our Deepest Sympathy
Tuesday, September 28: Cluster Meetings
Corporate Sponsors Thank you to our 2009-10 sponsorships!
in the most DIADS this year, winner of Stephanie
guest speaker! *Please note this is the 5th Tuesday
Community Challenge Winner Announcement:
Tuesday, August 31: Kick Off GMM with special
Sustainer Michelle Carlton is Awarded Honor from Glamour Magazine
Tuesday, October 26: GMM
Our deepest sympathies go to the families of
Tuesday, November 23: Cluster Meetings Hosted
Sustainer member Jane Hurst, who passed
away on February 9, Sustainer member Dorothy
December Holiday Party – TBA
“Topsy” Kirkland, who passed away on March
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 – GMM
1 and Past President Linda Chapin, who lost her
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 – GMM
mother, Patricia (Patty) Hill on April 17.
Champion for Women and Children Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies Guardian for Women and Children P.U.G.S. (People Utilizing Gifts Sensibly) Advocate for Women and Children Florida Hospital Nelson Investment Planning Services Publix Super Markets Charities Partner of Women and Children Alexander Hair Dressing Mary Kay Cosmetics Robert S. Hughes Supporter of Women and Children Arthur’s Creative Events & Catering Dairy Farmers, Inc. Hudson Law Firm Rumberger, Kirk and Caldwell, P.A.
Friend of Women and Children Bagel King CornerStone Construction Services, Inc. Eidson Insurance Frito Lay GrayRobinson, P.A. Group RCI Hilton Orlando Jason’s Deli K-12 Kirkconnell, Lindsey, Snure and Yates, P.A. Lake Baldwin Dental, Dr. William Dunn and Dr. Leonard Glass Umansky Law Firm Additional Inkind Donators Adver-T-Screen Printing Bella’s on Park Avenue Barefoot Wine Brio Tuscan Grille/Bravo Cucina Italiana Cabot Cheese East Coast Entertainment Freestyle Nutritional Front Running Sports Patchington Simply Well