2017-2018 President

Diana Fairbanks

Getting to Know You - And More of You!

The Board of Directors has two key missions to accomplish this year - grow our relationship with PACE Center for Girls and grow our membership.  We’re trying to see how many can involve wine, either directly or indirectly.  So far we are doing pretty well.  November will be all about PACE - we will be hearing from Alex Stark, Associate Executive Director at our November 15thluncheon and we will be gathering on the PACE campus for our Cannon Circle November 30 - wine will be served!  While I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting Shirley Cannon, she sure started a great tradition.

At our most recent Board of Directors meeting, the board decided to offer a complimentary lunch to a prospective new member.  This is a great opportunity to forward the luncheon email invitation over to a friend who you would believe would make a great new WEC member. If you have anyone that would like to register for the lunch as a new guest please email michelle.m.anderson@morganstanley.com with their contact information.

The small print: This is for women who have not previously attended a luncheon and will be limited to a maximum of 4 complimentary guests per meeting, excluding the holiday party.  

Speaking of Holiday Parties - This year’s will be on Friday, December 8 and feature our signature gift exchange - with a twist.  Please be sure to have your name on your gift and you’ll keep it with you at your table until the swapping, uh, I mean mayhem, starts.  

Until the next glass of wine,


WEC 2017-2018 Officers


Diana Fairbanks


Past President:

Chadia Ghanem


President Elect:

Nathalie Sloane 

VP Membership:

Michelle Anderson


VP Finance:

Deborah Dempsey 


VP Internal Involvement:

Cheryl Freniere


VP Corporate Records:

Carolyn Zaumeyer


VP Communications:

Karen Dudden-Blake


VP Community Involvement:

Kathleen Ryan

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Hurricane Halloween Party!

Park Your Broomsticks and Pour Your Favorite Potion!

Hostesses Eileen O'Connor & Lynda Amorello 
Will Provide

Frightful Bites and Delightful Dishes!

Will You be a Witch, a Ghost or a Ghoul? 
A Best Costume Prize For The One That Rules!

November Book Club

The Cooking Gene by Michael Twitty.

A renowned culinary historian offers a fresh perspective on our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this illuminating memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces his ancestry—both black and white—through food, from Africa to America and slavery to freedom.

Southern food is integral to the American culinary tradition, yet the question of who "owns" it is one of the most provocative touch points in our ongoing struggles over race. In this unique memoir, culinary historian Michael W. Twitty takes readers to the white-hot center of this fight, tracing the roots of his own family and the charged politics surrounding the origins of soul food, barbecue, and all Southern cuisine.

Monday, November 6th 6:30-9:30

Hostess ~ Debbie Dempsey

3721 Thomas St. Hollywood FL 33021

Please Bring Wine, Appetizer or Dessert.


WEC Presents;

Alex Stark, Associate Executive Director of PACE for Girls.

Alexandra Stark has over 10 years of experience in the social services arena.  Alex has worked at PACE Center for Girls Broward since 2009 in several roles, currently she is the Associate Executive Director.  Alex is committed to ensuring that girls in Broward County receive gender-responsive, trauma-informed and strength based services.  Alex studied Psychology and Criminal Justice at Loyola University New Orleans and Mental Health Counseling at Nova Southeastern University.  She is a licensed mental health counselor, certified addictions professional and nationally certified counselor. Alex lives in Fort Lauderdale with her husband, two daughters and two golden retrievers.






September 2017
Friday 15th
11:30am September Luncheon Global TRASHformation
Monday 25th
6:30pm September Book Club STILL ON
Thursday 28th
October 2017
Tuesday 17th
11:30am October Marketing Luncheon
Monday 30th
November 2017
Monday 6th
6:30pm November Book Club
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PACE  is a nationally recognized prevention program providing girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. www.pacecenter.org/broward


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