Welcome to all of our members. We are so proud to announce that so many of you have renewed or have become a new member of UPWC. Hopefully your summer has been a pleasant one either having a Staycation here, enjoying some time abroad or spending time with your family and friends.
Dave and I had a glorious week with our family on Rosemary Beach as well as an interesting tour of England, Scotland and Wales. Now I am getting down to the business of organizing for my Presidency.
Our Board members and committee chairs have been at work making sure there are plenty of activities for all of us to enjoy. We can look forward to four wonderful luncheons with a wide range of speakers from The Sarasota Historical Society, Tropiflora and the author of “Hot Fudge Sundae in a White Paper Cup.” Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it?
Our Annual Fashion Show will provide fashions from Dillards and our social committee is planning visits to the Gamble Museum and IMG Academy. If that isn’t enough, we now boast 12 Special Interest Groups which includes Duplicate Bridge, Welcome Group, Movie Group, Biking, Gardening, Joy of Eating, Canasta, Needlecraft, Gadabouts, Play Reading, Spanish Speaking and Book Club. This year our charity ball will be an informal formal featuring the band “Double Vision,” back by popular demand. Hard not to be up on your feet dancing with this lively group.
So I encourage all of you to have a look at our wonderful UPWC website, often to find out more about what is happening. It contains a wealth of information and is very easy to access. In addition, if you are interested in being a part of a committee, please contact the appropriate committee chairs and offer to help. In addition, please consider becoming a future Board member. We need and want new ideas and new people to serve. I think we all need to step out of our comfort zones and try something that will challenge our skills. Needless to say, along the way you will also meet some really nice people who will become your friends.
Looking forward to seeing you all real soon,
Maria Van Brunt
President, University Park Women's Club 2016-2017