Welcome to February and sorry I’m late with my letter this month. Like so many people in our community, I was a little under the weather a couple of weeks ago. Can you believe all the snow we had recently? It’s pretty, but I prefer not to have to deal with it along with the accompanying cold weather!
February’s luncheon was well received despite the last-minute change in speakers*. We were so happy that Leslie was able to rearrange things and have Jerry Creed move his program from July to February. I wasn’t able to be there, but from what I’ve heard, Mr. Creed passed-on a great deal of good information about wills, trusts and pitfalls to watch for in the planning and preparation of these documents. Leslie does a wonderful job in finding speakers and programs that are not only informative but entertaining as well. Thanks, Leslie!!
*(Sara Raney was scheduled to be our speaker, but because of a tragedy in her life she couldn’t be there. Her adult-son was killed by a drunk driver while he was parked at a rest-stop on his way to Texas. He was her only son, so I know that your prayers would be greatly appreciated at this time in her life. We hope to have her back as our speaker at some other time.)
It’s slightly late, but let me wish all of you a Happy Belated Valentine’s Day! This is such a sweet holiday, and who doesn’t want to celebrate the people they love (and that love them)! Hope all the ladies who won the candy bouquet centerpieces enjoy them.
Calling all new members! I’m sure you’ve received your invitations by now and we do hope you’ll all join us for our Meet and Greet night on March 20th. Be prepared for some fun as well as getting to know your board members and some of our past presidents. It’s a night to meet other new members, get to know what we’re all about and ask any questions you may have. Please RSVP (my number is 702-655-4534) so we’ll know how many to plan for --- we really hope you can make it!
March is the perfect time to start doing some Spring cleaning and to put aside things that you no longer want or use. Once you’ve “weeded-out” your cabinets and cupboards, donate all that excess to our annual Rummage Sale! The drop-off date is Friday, April 5th and the sale is Saturday, April 6th. We’re not accepting clothing or entertainment centers, and we do ask that items you donate be as clean as possible. We have a reputation around the valley of having “great stuff” at our sales and this fund-raiser is one of our most profitable. If you have questions, want to help, or have large items to pick up, call Lydia Kimble at (702) 277-1366. Remember, this is a BIG fund-raiser and we always need a lot of help!
Another event coming up quickly is the LPWC version of the “Kentucky Derby” in May. We all had so much fun last year, and this year will be no different! Put Saturday, May 18th on your calendar in big, bold letters and as the time draws closer, we’ll give you more information as to when tickets will go on sale. For now, just look forward to another great event with fun, laughs and wonderful food!
Our March luncheon program promises to be a good one. We'll welcome Beth Fisher, morning anchor for Channel 13. She has been a broadcaster in our valley for over 20 years and anchors Good Morning Las Vegas, weekdays from 5-7 a.m. on KTNV, Channel 13. You can see her stories on the people who make Las Vegas a better place to live every morning at 5:45 a.m. and 6:45 a.m. I look forward to seeing you at the luncheon, so be sure to get your reservation in early.
It’s been another month of people catching colds and flu and some have gotten hurt, been in the hospital or have had to have surgery. It’s time for prayers again for our friends and neighbors…may they recover, get home and stay well! See you all in March, YOU stay well and happy and thank you all for all your support and kindness.
Hugs to all,