2016-2017 President

Chadia Ghanem

The holidays are here?
With 2016 nearly upon us, the holidays are peaking through; the spirit of gratitude, joy and new beginnings come to mind.   It seems like only yesterday that we were celebrating the New Year and here we are again. 

As I look back and reflect, the thought of being thankful for the opportunities I’ve been offered, the friends I have made, the successes and the challenges I have encountered, the memories I created with many of you, the lessons I have learned made me the person that I am and for that I am grateful.  I am thankful for my health, family and you- my WEC friends
“Take the time every day to be grateful, thankful for everything that you have. You can always have more, but you could also have less.” - Mohd Uved.

In the spirit of giving, we- as a WEC family- want to celebrate and encourage our member- non for profit- Family Central represented by our own Barbara Weinstein-.  Family Central provides quality family support and education services. 

Family Central is in dire need for our support whether financially or physically through volunteering and fund raising… Please make sure you share your blessings with Family Central at our luncheon…We greatly appreciate any donation- gift cards, cash or checks are highly recommended. Barbara has an open invite for all the WEC members to visit Family Central and meet some of the families they cater to. 
Ladies, we have a wonderful Canon Circle coming at Judge Eileen O’Connor’s Home on Wednesday, November 16th.  This event is hosted by Rosana Calambishis and Eileen O’Connor.  Please for those who RSVP, please try to make it.  Our hostesses plan for so many attendees and it is disappointing when you can’t attend.  You are missed and we all love to see you join in the fun. This is a great opportunity to get together for the fine food, wine and the camaraderie.  
 I just like to close with this quote:
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” Oprah Winfrey

Let’s make this month a November a month to remember!! Let’s remember what matters most in our lives… our wellbeing and that of our loved one.

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving Holiday and see you at the WEC lunch on November 17th at the Lauderdale Yacht Club.  Open your heart and souls to the opportunities ahead.
Love and Gratitude,
Chadia Ghanem.

WEC 2016-2017 Officers


Chadia Ghanem


Past President:

Michelle Case-Anderson


President Elect:

Carolyn Zaumeyer


VP Membership:

Rosana Calambichis


VP Finance:

Ila Bennett


VP Internal Involvement:

Cheryl Freniere


VP Corporate Records:

Diana Fairbanks


VP Communications:



VP Community Involvement:

Nathalie Sloane

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2016-2017 Theme of the Year

December 5, 2016 at Cheryl Freniere's Home

Annual Holiday Luncheon

Welcome again to another exciting holiday luncheon!

A reminder to all that if you are a WEC Member, your luncheon is included with a full years dues paid of $345.

For guests- our charge is $50.00

Please pay online as we will not be processing any forms of payment at the luncheon.

Event time and location: Friday, December 9, 2016 at 11.30am-1pm,Lauderdale Yacht Club, 1725 SE 12th St, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS December 4th. No exceptions as we have limited seating of 100. Once we reach this number - registration will be closed.

*****Do Not Delay!******

You will receive two drink tickets this year to be used for wine. There will be a cash bar for those wishing more liquid libations.


- One wrapped exchange gift (value of $20-$25). Be sure it's a favorite thing you would take home if you received it!

- PACE items for the girls. Their wish list includes:
  · Bath and body lotions 
  · Lip balm sets
  · Gift certificates to Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, Starbucks ($10 amount)

Note: The items do not have to be wrapped.

Food menu is as follows:

- Upon Arrival: Chocolate Fountain with assorted sides

Salad: Grilled Hearts of Romaine, Sweet Onion, Maytag Farms Blue Cheese, Roasted Red Peppers. Sugar Spiced Walnuts, Sherry Vinaigrette

- Warm Rolls

Entrée: Grilled Petit Filet Mignon with Jumbo Shrimp Scampi, Mascarpone Polenta Cake, Pesto Roasted Baby Carrots, Red Wine Demi - Glace

Vegetarian Entrée: Grilled Vegetable Stack with Mascarpone Polenta Cake

- Dessert: Baked Alaska


’Tis the Season

Celebrate the Joy of Girlfriends

December Cannon Circle

Hostess: Vivien Godfrey

Date: December 16, 2016

Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Address: 805 Cordova Road, Ft Lauderdale 33316

Attire: Anything that SPARKLES

Food: Festive finger buffet

Beverages: Wine and Soft Drinks

Per long-standing WEC tradition, please bring a bottle of your favorite champagne

Thank you to one of our special WEC sponsors!

Please be sure to visit them:www.floridaqualityroofing.com


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