I am humbled and honored to be serving as your President this term. I must say that COVID-19 and all of the other uncertainties that we face in the world today are making things challenging for our Club. We must have a constant, and that is YOU, our Membership. This group of dynamic women have been together for over 35 years and this is no time to stop us now. We will remain together in spite of social distancing. We will continue to support and guide each other in life and business. Each one of us has been affected in some way. I thought that it was appropriate to have my theme for you this year around these challenges and opportunities for growth.
GIRLFRIENDS REBUILDING BUSINESSES
Our board is committed to work hard and continue on our mission of Creating Business through Friendships and Trust.
I am thrilled to have the following energetic and hard working women on my board:
Cheryl Freniere, Immediate Past President, First Choice Coffee Service. Thank you for your continued leadership. You are a tough act to follow!
Vicky Abernathy, President Elect, Aerie Marine Group
Rodica Charles, VP Communications, Sapoznik Insurance, and Recipient of the WEW Scholarship from WEC
Judy Wolfman, VP Membership, Pat Hance Realty
Debbie Dempsey, VP Finance, Sarbey, Kelly & Kaughman CPA
Michelle Anderson, VP Internal Relations, Morgan Stanley
OPEN Position, VP of Community Involvement- it is with great sadness that Christine Economos is retiring from our board due to a family move, however, she will still remain a member. We can never replace Christine, but we do need to fill this board slot!!
Each of these board members also have formed committees to help with all of our initiatives. Now more than ever, we need volunteers for all areas of involvement. Please reach out and let someone know if you are interested. We need you!!
Until further notice, we will be ZOOMING our way through lunches, Cannon Circles, fundraisers and much more. We need everyone to invite a guest to these events so that they can get to know our members and see how amazing and resourceful we are. And how much fun we have together.
More to come on the holiday party at the Lauderdale yacht Club (hopefully in person).
Until next time, all my best for one of the greatest years yet at WEC. Thank you again for your support. I can’t wait to give everyone a big hug!