Spring is here and we had to break out a sweater, altho the spring breakers seem to be wearing even less than in years past!
Save the date for this year's Retreat - Friday, June 8 @ 6pm. We had Lenore Ryan on our speaker schedule and unfortunately that didn't work out, so even better will be cooking with her (and drinking wine of course).
Also new, all GEM luncheons are now posted in the calendar section of the website. If you can't make your group date, check the calendar to see if you can make a different one. Be sure to let the hostess know you're coming!
"Women & Wine Wagon" fundraiser in support of PACE Center for Girls is confirmed for Thursday, May 24. Please start bringing bottles of wine or spirits to any board member for the "Bathtub of Booze" Raffle. I need wine! I have a 1.5 cases at the moment, that's a pretty small bathtub, more like a sink full!
The nominating committee is also pleased to announce next year's Board of Directors. President - Carolyn Zaumeyer President Elect - Cheryl Freniere VP Corporate Records - Rodica Charles VP Membership - Anja Hessert VP Finance - Debbie Dempsey VP Community Involvement - Shelley Pumphrey VP Internal Relations - Jenny Ritter Kelly VP Communications - Karen Dudden-Blake
Past President - Diana Fairbanks
Until the next glass of wine,
WEC 2017-2018 Officers
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MAY MYSTERIES LUNCHEON
Oline H. Cogdill reviews mystery fiction for the Associated Press, Publishers Weekly, Tribune Publishing Wire, Mystery Scene magazine and the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale. Her mystery fiction reviews appear in more than 300 publications worldwide. She also blogs twice a week at mysteryscenemag.com. She has received the 2013 Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America, the 1997 Sun Sentinel’s Pettijohn Award and the 1999 Ellen Nehr Awardby the American Crime Writers League.
Oline was a judge for three years for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the mystery/thriller category.
MAY 15TH ~ 11:30-1:00
LAUDERDALE YACHT CLUB
SPRING FLOWERS CANNON CIRCLE
THURSDAY ~ MAY 17TH
HOSTESSES, CHADIA GHANEM, LYNNE FLOWERS, JENNY KELLY
Carol Metevier’s 4280 Galt Ocean Mile Fort Lauderdale FL.
May Book Club
A Genteman in Moscow
by Amor Towles
An utterly entertaining second novel from the author of Rules of Civility. Amor Towles skillfully transports us to The Metropol, the famed Moscow hotel where movie stars and Russian royalty hobnob, where Bolsheviks plot revolutions and intellectuals discuss the merits of contemporary Russian writers, where spies spy, thieves thieve and the danger of twentieth century Russia lurks outside its marbled walls. It’s also where wealthy Count Alexander Rostov lives under house arrest for a poem deemed incendiary by the Bolsheviks, and meets Nina. Nina is a precocious and wide-eyed young girl who holds the keys to the entire hotel, wonders what it means to be a princess, and will irrevocably change his life. Despite being confined to the hallway of the hotel, the Count lives an absorbing, adventure-filled existence, filled with capers, conspiracies and culture. Alexander Rostov is a character for the ages--like Kay Thompson’s Eloise and Wes Anderson’s M. Gustav, he is unflinchingly (and hilariously for readers) devoted to his station, even when forced to wait tables, play hide and seek with a young girl, or confront communism. Towles magnificently conjures the grandeur of the Russian hotel and the vibrancy of the characters that call it home.
Monday, May 21st from 6:30-8:30
Hostess Rose White
909 Stillwater Court, Weston Fl 33427
Please Bring Wine or Dessert
PACE FUNDRAISER MAY 24TH
Wine Donations can be Dropped off at Carolyn Zaumeyer's Office ~
4540 North Federal Highway 33308
EAT, DRINK, LOVE...JUNE RETREAT
WITH INCOMING PRESIDENT CAROLYN ZAUMEYER AS YOUR HOST YOU KNOW THIS WILL BE ONE GREAT RETREAT!
JOIN HER FRIDAY, JUNE 8th!
GALT OCEAN PLAZA
3111 NORTH OCEAN BLVD, FLL 33308
We will be preparing our own feast of Tapas while enjoying