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For the second year in a row, Laurina Anderson was acknowledged by the Boys and Girls Club as one of their 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County as she is one of the leaders in the community. She has served on a number of boards, worked as a volunteer for other non-profit organizations and continues to work full time as a Life and Energy Coach.
As you can see, she knows how to kick up her heels!!
It's not all hard work and no fun being on the WEC board of directors. We allow ourselves a little levity! In the comment section below, see if you can tell us the OUTGOING President's name and the INCOMING President's name?
Hi Ladies, something neat I wanted to share with you is my Monarch Tree, a pink plant on my covered patio that seems to be a favorite for the Monarch caterpillars that I raise in my rear yard. Actually, all I do is provide the host plant, Milkweed/Butterfly Weed and the Monarchs do the rest. (Milkweed grows as a vine, as bushes, with red or yellow flowers, and also as a version called Giant Milkweed, that has large incredible looking flowers). In this particular session there appears to be the largest number of "Cats" hanging out. With the Monarch Butterfly having issues with its popluation in our world, it is something I can do to help. Yes, of course I have additional types of host plants in my yard for other varieties of butterflies. :-) It is easy to do and amazing to watch the butterflies flutter around. Barbara Moorman and her husband are also butterfly gardeners. I learned this about her at one of our Annual Retreats. :-)
Jordan Shapiro graduated UCF May 2013 with a Bachelors in Psychology and Minor in Molecular Biology and Microbiology. Family photo includes Dora's youngest sister Eileen. Jordan's girlfriend Shelby, Dora's mom, son Jordan, Dora and hubby Larry.
Judith Kolva is proud to announce a new business name and brand. Thanks to help from the stellar marketing team of Bonnie Unsworth and Dee Moustakas, Memoir Shoppe is ready to launch Legacies in Ink: Limited Edition, Heirloom Books. Stay tuned for soon to be released website.
Equally as exciting, Judith and her business partner/husband, Chuck Schwabe, were presented with the Chamber of Commerce 2013 Small Business of the Year Award.
Observations from one of our respected Past Presidents: Last month’s speaker, Dr. Gayle Carson, fielded a question from one of the PACE girls about the best tip she could offer for getting ahead in the business world. Here’s what the S.O.B. (Spunky Old Broad) said: “Always be accountable…keep your commitments.”
Dr. Carson’s response struck a chord with me. Based on recent events, I feel many of us have gotten lackadaisical about doing what we say we’re going to do.
Here are just a few examples:
Forty-four members RSVP’d they’d be coming to the January Cannon Circle; 33 showed up.
In February, Dora cooked a magnificent Cuban dinner. She made enough food for 45, because that’s how many said they were coming –– 28 members came.
The last Book Club gathering had 10 members respond. Only four attended.
At a recent luncheon at the Tower Club, 20 members who RSVP’d did not come. (Imagine how unprofessional we must seem to the new catering manager.)
Try putting yourself in any one of these hostesses’ high heels (or chef’s hat). When there’s a 25 percent or more “no-show” rate, lots of food and drink goes to waste. Planning for these events requires a sizeable investment of both time and money. So, the next time you RSVP for an event, make sure you will actually be there before hitting “send.”
Of course, emergencies pop up: illness, car trouble, unexpected deadlines, etc. However, being pooped at the end of the day is not an acceptable excuse. Imagine how tired the hostess is!
Besides, a little face time with other WEC members is the ideal antidote to a stressful day.