Dear Women of Nassau:
The August Luncheon was amazing! Lynda Bell had an excellent presentation on all the new programs and partnerships at Keep Nassau Beautiful.
WON presented a check for $1,000 to Barnabas Center for their Empty Bowls program. There is still time to paint a bowl for the event! We will be going back to Amelia Makery on Thursday, Sept. 21st at 4:00 pm.
This month our program will be presented by Sylvia Purvis with Pinky Promise. As a kick-off to Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, WON will present Ms. Purvis with a check for $500.
This last quarter is filled with activities! Read on about all the activities. I am sure you will find something fun to do! And be sure to bring a friend or two. There are other fun events coming up: Fiddler on the Roof at the Alhambra, the AIGS Annual Cemetery Tour in October, and a Mixer for members also in October just to name a few.
Remember Welcome Coffees have a NEW date; the third Monday of each month at 10 AM at Story and Song. Come and join us for coffee and bring a friend! Let others know WON is the Club to be part of for fun and finding friends!
Thank you all for your continued support of WON!
PURPOSE: A "WON Sister" is a current member of Women of Nassau who would like to help guide and introduce a new member to the club and WON's various activities.
If you are a current member and would like to participate in being a "WON Sister," please fill out the form below and "submit." Someone from the Welcome Committee will contact you. Thank you for being a member of Women of Nassau!
Please include any information such as hometown; hobbies/skills; retired/working; profession past/present; sports; or any information to help pair you with a new member.
WON now has a team T-shirt! It is a beautiful short sleeve, royal blue with silver logo, and is also available in a V-neck T-shirt. The cost is $15 per shirt. This T-shirt would be great to wear while attending WON activities, events, and especially while volunteering!
This eye-catching shirt will help WON be recognized in our community.
Purchase on the website at https://womenofnassau.org/shopping-cart/ols/products/won-shirt.
Our latest directory has been distributed and emailed to you. If you did not receive yours, please email Donna Williams at email@example.com. If you would like your photo included in the directory, please email ASAP your photo to Donna Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in the next published directory.
We feel including your photo enables you to be recognized by your fellow members. Directories will be emailed to all members. This is also a way to help you remember “Who was that lady I met today?”
If after reviewing the directory, if you wish to change your photo, please send another photo to Donna Williams at email@example.com and your photo will be updated. Thanks for all the photos we have received.
Hope you enjoy the directory and find it useful in finding new friendships. As we are growing, a new directory with updates will be distributed when it is necessary.
You also may order a nametag for your spouse or significant other.
ORDER YOUR NAMETAG NOW TO WEAR AT ALL ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS! THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO GET TO KNOW EVERYONE!
Did you know that Women of Nassau has a Facebook Page. Just search in Facebook "Women of Nassau". Nancy Gallimore requests that members send her pictures and information for the Women of Nassau Facebook page. Send your WON pictures and information to NancyGallimore1@gmail.com.
Judy Mahan has graciously offered to send cards to people need a little sunshine. If you know a member who is sick, had a death in the family or just needs a little encouragement, please notify a board member or email Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org so a member of the Sunshine Team can send a card.
I want to address the recent price increase for our luncheons at Amelia National Clubhouse and the Board's decision to continue our luncheons at Amelia National for 2023. First, I would point out that there are limited venues in the area that can accommodate a group of our size. While $32 may initially seem a bit high for lunch, we have contacted several other venues and none could beat or even meet this price, and several were significantly more.
If you have been grocery shopping lately, you know that the cost of food has increased significantly recently. Many restaurants have had to increase their prices. This affects the kitchen here as well. I would also point out that Amelia National provides a three course luncheon, with appetizer - salad or soup - entree with a side dish, bread, iced tea, desert and coffee. If you went to any nice restaurant and ordered salad, bread, entree, side dish, tea, desert with coffee, then add tax and tip, your tab would easily be $32 or even more. And the quality of the food here at Amelia National is top notch - I have not had more delicious food any where for any price!
The $32 also includes value beyond just the food. An elegant white tablecloth dining room in a beautiful setting. The room is spacious and doesn't feel crowded even for our largest gathering. Amelia National provides the room at no cost, as well as amenities such as the microphone and speakers, large tv for presentations, extra tables for our program, champagne glasses if needed - most venues charge extra for the room as well as these other amenities. The room is quiet and private to facilitate our pre-lunch business meeting, for socializing and making new friends during the luncheon (one of our organization's main goals), and for presentation of our programs. The service is always professional, prompt and friendly. To add more value, the meals will now be plated and served to your table for the remainder of 2023.
So at first I thought $32 - yikes. Then I thought about what is included with that - not only a delicious meal with DESERT, but I get to participate in my club's business meeting, socialize with my girlfriends and meet new friends, and receive an informative and/or fun program, all in a lovely and elegant setting. Oh, and with convenient and plentiful free parking! Wow - $32 is a bargain!
If you are concerned about the price increase for lunch, I would ask that you consider these thoughts about the value that you would receive for $32. We would love to have you join us again for future luncheons!
Thank you for listening and I hope to see you at our future luncheons!
WON Vice-President for Luncheons
Below is the proposed 2023 Board for Women of Nassau. The organization will vote on the incoming board at the November Luncheon with installation of the new officers taking place at the December Luncheon. Please make every effort to attend the November luncheon and participate in the voting process.
Our Executive Officers are:
President: Dawn Bostwick - email@example.com
Vice President – Luncheons: Lynda Watson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Laurie Laiken - email@example.com
Recording Secretary: Nancy Gallimore - firstname.lastname@example.org
Corresponding Secretary/Webmaster: Donna Williams - email@example.com
Past President: Joy Kemp - firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Executive Committee Chairs are:
Activities Chair: Celia Gravely - email@example.com
Ways and Means Chair: Charlene Kingsnorth - firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter Chair: Barbara Dennis - email@example.com
Membership Chair: Gay Dunlop - firstname.lastname@example.org
The membership application has been updated on the Women of Nassau website and can now be completed on-line and submitted on-line, and payment of dues can be completed via pay pal using the online functionality, https://womenofnassau.org/2023-on-line-membership. If you are an existing member, it is time to renew your membership for 2023.
Please encourage your female friends, family, and neighbors who live in Nassau County, FL to join us. This organization will work to provide friendship and fun to all members while supporting beneficial services to our community. We welcome your suggestions, your ideas and your dreams in helping to organize, plan and create this unique club!
Renew your membership or join today, if you want to continue enjoying the wonderful activities presented to us and future activities as we continue to grow and have more fun.
The Women of Nassau are starting a Membership Welcome Coffee. This activity is meant to introduce all of our new members to the club. New members will receive an invitation to attend this get together. Also, we hope to recruit new members with this activity. Of course, if other members would like to attend, please feel free to come by. Board members will be on hand to discuss the club, our activities, mission statement, charity work, etc.
The Welcome Coffee will be held monthly beginning at 10 a.m. and lasting until 11:30 a.m. A group may go to lunch afterwards. Please encourage your friends who may be interested in this club to attend this informative activity.
If there are any activities that you are interested in, please take the lead and let us know (email@example.com) so we can help in any way to coordinate your plans. This is YOUR club so let’s make a great success of it. Thanks for your interest in joining and being a part of this exciting and FUN club!
If you are interested in an activity that already exists, please be sure to contact the chair of the activity to inform them that you are interested so you can be included in information forward to participants.
The activities and the contact person are listed on our website under the activities link in the header. The email address is just a click away! To contact the activity chair just click onthe email address (or if this doesn’t work depress the control key and click) and it should open an email on your phone or laptop. This makes reaching out to the activity chairs very simple.
The Women of Nassau organization is your organization. To grow our organization, you should
invite your friends, neighbors and families to join you at some of these exciting and enjoyable activities.
Don’t be shy, show everyone how much fun we have. This would be a great opportunity for you to express yourself and how you can help us grow into one of the best clubs.
Any ideas for a new activity or event should be sent to our Activities Chair - Celia Gravely - firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're excited about our new Women of Nassau social club in Nassau County, Florida, created for new and current residents! This organization will work to provide friendship and fun to all members while supporting beneficial services to our community. Bring your suggestions, your ideas, and your dreams in helping to create this unique club! If you know someone who might be interested in becoming a charter member, please share this information. Our membership application is located on our Downloads page.
We're delighted to share with you some of the activities information that we are working hard on scheduling in the future. WE NEED YOU to help us achieve our goals of being fun and friendly. Some of our activities include: bingo, bon appetit, bowling, bridge, canasta (of all varieties), chick flicks, CSI, dirt digging divas, Friday night chill, game night, guess who's coming to dinner, see Florida, and many others. All ideas, suggestions, information, and what you can bring to our club are greatly appreciated.