Volume 1, Issue 1 September / October 2008 Newsletter... Grapevine Newsletter... 2008-2009 Board of Directors Presidents Message... I hope everyone had a wonderful Summer. For those with kids, school has President: started and life is getting back to normal, whatever that is :). We have an in- Pat Mirabello credible, hardworking board of directors this year and I look so forward to work- (954) 662-5770 ing with them and you to make this a fun and rewarding year. We always wel- come your thoughts so please feel free to let us know how we can make this an Vice President, Departments: even better club. We have a lot to look forward to so please read on… And don't Fran Riccardi forget to look at our website and especially our calendar at (954) 675-7147 www.parklandwc.com...Pat Mirabello, PWC President Pat Vice President, Membership: Cindy Grabelsky (954) 663-6391 A Message from Membership... You’re Invited! To a Garden Vice President, Fundraising: I am happy to report that much fun we have and Party in Park- Mai Meret PWC membership in- what an "INCREDIBLE" creased from 35 to 46 group of ladies we are! land! (954) 304-7358 members over the past Membership is NOT limited Vice President, year! We recruited 17 new to Parkland residents only. members and 29 renewals. We currently have mem- Communications: Hopefully we will see the bers from Parkland, Coral Denise Gobin same trend this year as we Springs, Coconut Creek and (954) 553-1089 kick-off our annual mem- Boca. I am looking forward Pam Whitmore bership round-up with a to another year as VP of 'Garden Party' Event sched- Membership and hope that (954) 232-4037 uled for September 4th at you will help me to enlist the Cypresshead Club- quality members so that Bring a Friend & Treasurer: house. We hope that you our club can continue to Join us on Mary Frances Heller will make every effort to make a difference in our attend the membership local communities… September 4, at (954) 554-6911 "Round-Up" and bring a Cypress Head Club- Cindy Grabelsky, house Secretary: friend or tow along for this PWC VP Membership special event! Be sure to 7501 S. Cypresshead Dr. Traci Scharf tell your friends just how Parkland, FL 33067 954-242-2392 Past President: Linda Douglas (561) 866-8442 A Message from Fundraising... We have 3 wonderful fund- Fashion Show and Lunch- fun, make new friends, and Juniorette Advisor: raising events planned for eon at the Parkland Golf & make a difference our Julie Fernandez this coming year. We start Country Club - last year's charities… Mai Meret, (954) 593-7712 the Fall with the Parkland event was such a huge PWC VP Fundraising Promenade (new and im- success. And, in the Spring Historian: proved Arts & Crafts in the we will hold our annual Candy Hickman Country) which will be held Treasure Sale, the commu- on October 4th at Stone- nities largest outdoor ga- (954) 224-9797 man Douglas. In February rage sale. These events we will hold our 2nd annual bring us together to have PAGE 2 GRAPEVINE NEWSLETTER... A Message from Our Historian... In 1986, the Parkland the General Federation of Club’s bylaws call for our Woman’s Club was founded Women’s Clubs (GFWC) In- general member meetings to by Cypress Head neighbors ternational would best meet take place on the third and friends, Debby Beck and the needs of the Club. In Thursday of each month Charlotte (Brower) DeLeu. April of 1987, the Club and (September thru May) and Debby and Charlotte wanted its 61 charter members were the management of the Cy- to organize women in their accepted into the FFWC/ press Head Clubhouse gave community for fellowship GFWC at the FFWC Conven- us a permanent place to and service. They realized tion in Orlando. In our first hold our monthly meetings. that affiliation with the Flor- newsletter, President Char- Candy Hickman, lotte says, “Already many PWC Historian women-powered hours have been spent in setting worthwhile goals for service to and for the better- ment of Park- land. This com- mitment to com- ida Federation of Women’s munity involvement will in- Clubs (FFWC), and therefore, sure our success!” The "I am a woman in process. I'm just trying like everybody else. I try to take Treasurer’s Report... every conflict, every Last year financials future projects. Look- experience, and learn have been sent to the ing forward to seeing from it. Life is CPA for review and everyone and hope never dull." reporting. Our 08/09 that you each had a -- Oprah Winfrey Budgets are being fi- relaxing summer. Get nalized for approval. ready for a very excit- We will be updating our ing and fun PWC year! accounting software to Mary Frances Heller, Quickbooks Pro to bet- PWC Treasurer ter manage our Club's Communications Report... We’re off to a great start for Board Members and New at The Boca Green Wise the upcoming year with com- Members. It was well at- Publix which will include a munications and with all the tended and fun was had by tour and dinner. Lastly, we activities that the Board has all. In August we had our will be having a “Sparty” in put together. Continuous first “Summer Social” @ JB’s October @ Simply Me Day efforts have been made to On The Beach. The lunch Spa” –girls night out. Finally keep the PWC Members and was excellent and the view efforts to promote the up- all publicity hands informed breathtaking. We are cur- coming…Parkland Prome- of upcoming events, func- rently looking forward to our nade “Bigger & Better” on tions, come-togethers, mem- “Garden Party” Annual Mem- October 4th at Stoneman bership drives, etc. bership Drive to be held on Douglas are on-going! So far this summer, we had September 4th at the Cy- Denise Gobin & a “Movie Night” @ Charlotte press Head Clubhouse. On Pamela Whitmore DeLue’s home in July for our September 18th we will have our General Meeting off-site PWC, VP Communications VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1 PAGE 3 A Message from Parkland Juniorettes... This past June, three awards including an grow ☺ Our first Board members from Honor Score Award for meeting will be a mem- the Club attended completing all of our bership meeting at the JASM (Juniorette An- reporting – timely! A home of Juliette Fer- nual State Meeting). high point for our Club nandez on Monday, This annual meeting was receiv- September 8th at was the first state ing a TRO- 7pm. If any meeting that our girls PHY for the members have have ever attended. It Club with daughters in was a wonderful suc- the greatest grades 9-12 that cess. We met many increase in would like to see other Clubs from all membership what we are all over the state; some of in all of the state of about, please call our them with over 200 Florida! Wow! Our VP in charge of mem- members. Although girls were so proud. bership Cortney we are a smaller Club, Thank you PWC for Hickey 954-803-2785. we managed to walk supporting us and Julie Fernandez, away with several helping us continue to PWC Juniorette Advisor "I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on- Departments Report... going process. And it's not just about being We are looking for and Among our department If anyone is able to write a check. depending on help needs are: interested please call It's being able to touch from all. • Arts Fran at: somebody's life." • Public Affairs 954-675-7147 -- Oprah Winfrey Some departments are needing a chair person • Education or and/or committee team • Conservation E-mail her at: to support our club is • International Affairs email@example.com anyone willing? Fran Riccardi, PWC VP Departments Upcoming Come-Together... Sept.18 th at 6:30 PM along the way. After the have a few fliers at PWC goes to Publix tour, those who would Thursday's meeting to Green Wise Store, like to, can buy dinner pass out ! I am hoping to located at 21230 Saint from the extensive se- get a head count by Andrews Blvd. Boca lection of ready to eat Sept 15th so that Publix Raton, Fl 33433 foods at the Green Wise will know how many of Food Court. They have a us are coming. large seating area and I Everyone is welcome to Our ladies will be given a am sure that we will bring guest with them . 45 minute tour of the enjoy our time together They can call me at 954 Publix Green Wise Store as we sample some 254-3888 to RSVP By and they will be sam- wonderful treats! I will Sept. 15, 2008. pling all types of goodies Parkland Woman’s Club, Inc. 5933 W. Hillsboro Boulevard, #101 Parkland, Florida 33067 Thank you for taking the time to visit G.F.W.C. — Parkland Woman’s Club — F.F. W.C. District 13 Parkland Woman's Club online at Chartered in Parkland, 1987 — FL Federation of Women’s Clubs 1987 www.ParklandWC.com Calendar of Events... The Club President puts forth the following Calendar for our club year which runs through May of 2009. Please be advised that dates, times and events may change as we proceed through the club year Sept 4th Annual Membership Round-Up @ Cypresshead Clubhouse 7:00pm Sept 18th Social Gathering - Publix Greenwise Tour & Dinner, Boca Oct. 4th "Parkland Promenade" 9am-4pm MSD High School Oct. 16th General Member Meeting - Cypresshead Clubhouse Oct. 17th Social Gathering - SIMPLY ME DAY SPA 6-9pm (Mai Meret) Nov. 20th General Member Meeting - Cypresshead Clubhouse Dec. 18th General Member Meeting/Holiday Party (Robin Ruth's Home) Jan. 15th General Member Meeting - Cypresshead Clubhouse Feb. 19th General Member Meeting - Cypresshead Clubhouse March 19th General Member Meeting - Cypresshead Clubhouse April 16th General Member Meeting - Cypresshead Clubhouse May 21st General Member Meeting - Cypresshead Clubhouse Other Social Gatherings to be announced!!!