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GFWC
Lake Placid Woman's Club, Inc.

10 N. Main Ave.
Lake Placid, FL 33862

District 9
Florida Federation
Since 1946

Board Meetings
held the second Monday of each month, Sept. thru May.

Luncheon Meetings
held the third Thursday of each month, Sept. thru May.

Clubhouse Rentals
Contact:
Barbara High @ 699-6254

OFFICERS 2010/2012

President:
Terry Reese
1st Vice President:
Rose-Mary Pinto
2nd Vice President:
Mary Meisenheimer
3rd Vice President:
Vicki Grant
Recording Secretary:
Becky Ludacer
Corresponding Secretary:
Helen Sides
Treasurer:
Carol Smart
Assistant Treasurer:
Barbara High
Parliamentarian:
Joyce Bousquet
Directors:
Jeanne Johnson
Elaine Adelmann
Web Mistress:
Sandy Davis



GENERAL FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S CLUBS

FLORIDA FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S CLUB

LAKE PLACID CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

SAVE THE MANATEES

OPERATION SMILE

CANINE COMPANIONS

HACIENDA GIRLS RANCH

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

HEIFER INTERNATIONAL

BOGGY CREEK CAMP

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

HOBY

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Lake Placid Woman's Club
85 Years Volunteer Service
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The Lake Placid Woman's Club was founded in 1928 by a group of civic-minded women who saw a need for charitable acts within the town of Lake Placid, Florida. Martha Middlebrook was the first President and the names of the forty charter members read like a “Who’s Who” of the pioneers of this small town, located at the south end of the Lake Wales Ridge. Dues for the first year were $1.00.

One of the first projects undertaken by this group of active ladies was to clean up DeVane Park, a plot of land created in the center of a road that formed a circle, with other streets taking off from there. The women dreamed of a rock garden inside the circle, but there were no rocks in Highlands County! Not daunted, the women brought rocks back from vacation trips until, in 1930, W. S. Sherman donated some coquina rock, and with $50.00 from the club, they made their rock garden.

For more about LPWC History, please click HERE

 
LPWC President's Message

 Thank you to everyone that baked, donated, setup, tore-down, worked the floor and acted as cashiers for the March 22nd Rummage Sale. A special thank you goes to Rose-Mary Pinto for coordinating our sale, Becky Ludacer for the advertising and Barbara Million for arranging the donation of leftover items.

I hope you have your tickets for the April 5th International Dinner - “Mexican Fiesta”. This promises to be a fun event with more than you will ever want to eat and margaritas, sangria, or wine to wash it all down.

Thank you to everyone who has submitted an ad for our 2014 – 2015 Yearbook. Your support is much appreciated.

The electrical updates to the clubhouse are coming along nicely. The work is being done in phases to help determine labor and supply costs by building section. As you can imagine, with the age of our building, unknown repairs might come to light. That being said, the board is pleased with the work being performed by the contractor. He is doing his best to keep costs down while making sure we have a safe and up to date electrical system.

The 2014 – 2016 club officers’ nominees will be voted on at the April general meeting. A heartfelt thank you goes out to the nominating committee for their diligent work in filling the positions and to those members who have agreed to run as candidates. At the April meeting, additional nominations for officers may be taken from the floor. A member does not need to be present to be nominated; however, they must have given their written consent to run for the office.

Once the officers have been elected, it will be our incoming President Rose-Mary Pinto’s, role to select the CSP and Special Committee Chairmen and Co-chair positions. Please support Rose-Mary by saying yes to a leadership role if you are called upon to serve.

If you have any questions about a chairmanship or would like to be considered for a position, please let Rose-Mary know.

See you at the Club!

Terry

 



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HISTORY OF THE GFWC

GFWC's roots can be traced back to 1868 when Jane Cunningham Croly attempted to attend a dinner at an all-male press club honoring British novelist Charles Dickens. Croly was denied admittance based upon her gender, and, in response, she formed a club for women, choosing the name Sorosis.

For more on the history of GFWC,
click HERE

 



HISTORY OF THE FFWC

Under the leadership of Mrs. P.A. Borden Hamilton the Florida Federation of Women's Clubs was organized in 1895 in Green Cove Springs, Florida. FFWC has been active in the preservation of the Everglades and building the three cottages at Hacienda Girls Ranch in Melbourne.

For more on the history of FFWC,
click HERE

 
FFWC

Headquarters:

4444 Florida National Drive
Lakeland, FL 33813

Phone:
863-647-2642

Fax:
863-648-1010

FFWCHQ@aol.com

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FFWC Officers

Pat Zazzarino,
President

Carole Weaver,
President Elect

Mary Powell,
1st Vice President

Mary Taylor Jacobs,
2nd Vice President

Michele Abramo,
Recording Secretary

Jolie Frankfurth,
Corresponding Secretary

Sharon Oliphant,
Treasurer

Mary Blake,
Finance Officer

Dara Bergdoll,
Director of Junior Clubs

Phyllis Wood,
Parlimentarian

Sherry Dahlstedt,
Member at Large

 DISTRICT 9:

COUNTIES IN DISTRICT 9:

Hardee, Highlands, Polk

CLUBS IN DISTRICT 9:

GFWC Auburndale
Woman's Club, Inc.

GFWC Cyber Florida

GFWC Florida Federation
Past State Presidents' Club

GFWC Junior Woman's Club
of Lakeland, Inc.

GFWC Lake Placid
Woman's Club, Inc.

GFWC Woman's Club
of Lake Wales, Inc.

GFWC Woman's Club
of Sebring, Inc.

GFWC Sun Ridge
Junior Women's Club

GFWC United Women's Club
of Lakeland, Inc.

Wauchula Woman's Club, Inc.

Woman's Club
of Winter Haven, Inc.

District 9 Officer

Elaine Adelmann, Director

 


A COLLECT FOR WOMEN

Keep us, O God, from pettiness,
Let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.
Let us be done with fault-finding
And leave off self-seeking.
May we put away all pretence
And meet each other face to face
Without self-pity and without prejudice
May we never be hasty in judgement
And always generous
Let us take time for all things
Make us grow calm, serene, gentle.
Teach us to put into action our better impulses.
Straghtforward and unafraid.
Grant that we may realize it is the
Little things that create differences.
That in the big things of life we are at one.
And may we strive to touch and to know
The great common human hearts of us all
And, Oh Lord GOD, let us forget not to be kind.


 
 GFWC LAKE PLACID WOMAN'S CLUB 85 YEARS VOLUNTEER SERVICE
Lake Placid, FL

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