August sure flew by, and here we are in September! I thought I’d write a President’s letter to cover both months and clue-you-in on what’s been happening. First of all, please remember that there’s no meeting in September. Traditionally, this is the month that renovations, cleaning and other maintenance is done to our golf course and clubhouse.
Our August “Girl’s Night Out” meeting was a tremendous success! Again, special thanks to Doris Ferrell, Helen Henson and Lynn Parker for all their planning and hard work putting this event together. Everyone who attended had a wonderful time, and it was great seeing so many of you there. We hope to have another meeting like that next year, and Doris, Helen and Lynn can always be counted on to think of something fun and different. Great job, Ladies!!
Our October meeting will be on Friday, October 12th, and our guest speaker that day will be Stacey Escalante. You may remember Stacey from her ten years as a TV reporter for NBC on Channel 3. In addition to now owning her own public relations firm here in Las Vegas, she is a Stage-3 melanoma survivor. Stacey is on a mission to save lives by educating others about skin cancer, and herpassion and informed perspective make her a sought-after lecturer on health and wellness, oncology from a patient’s viewpoint, as well as prevention and education at medical conferences.
Saturday, October 20th is our long-awaited social, “Cabaret de Prados”! It’s modeled along the theme of an old-time Vegas dinner-show, and it’s going to be GREAT! If you have purchased tickets and haven’t yet chosen your dinner entrée, please call Karen Curnutt (702) 658-0326 or JoAnne DiGerolami at (702) 655-4534. Sorry, tickets are sold-out, but we do have a waiting list. If any of you have purchased a ticket and find that you can’t make it, please call JoAnne to return your ticket for a full refund. This will free-up a seat for someone on the waiting list.
Speaking of the Social: if any of you have medium to tall, white or cream-colored battery-operated candles that we could borrow for the evening, please let me know. (You all remember attending fancy dinner-shows on the Strip with candle-lit tables, and that’s what we’ll be recreating that night.) Put your name on the bottom and we’ll return them to you after the event. You can bring them to October meeting, drop them off at my home, or call me at (702) 655-4534 and we’ll work something out.
Our November program will be our ever-popular, annual auction! This is where our members donate newitems that we then auction off to the highest bidder. Maybe you’ve received a gift that you can’t use, or made an impulse-buy that you now regret. Don’t worry --- we can use these items for the auction! Make your Christmas/Hanukkah list and come shopping! Remember, all proceeds will go toward our annual charity donations, so go through your cupboards and closet-shelves now. Bring your item(s) to our October meeting or call me to make other arrangements. (Spoiler-Alert: we already have a great selection of jewelry and purses for your shopping pleasure…! J) This meeting is always fun, so thank you in advance for your donation!
I wanted to mention again the passing of one of our long-time members and past president, Caroll Earl. There will be a grave-side service for her at the Military Cemetery in Boulder City, but no date has been chosen. It’s my understanding that it takes time to get a day reserved, so as soon as we find out we’ll let you know. Please keep Carroll, Ed Earl and their family in your prayers.
Two of our members need your thoughts and prayers: Pam DiMiceli (our Caring Connection Chairwoman!) and Ginger Fein. Please keep them in your prayers so that they may be healed soon and back to normal life. If there are other members facing an illness or injury, my heart goes out to you. God Bless, and we hope that you get well soon!
It will interest you to know that our Smith’s supermarket has been VERY generous by helping with donations to our Caring Connection. Leslie Fox-Priest (our vice-president) and I met with the store’s manager and the assistant-manager, Nina Walls (Nina is a member of our Women’s Club). They’ve offered to help us whenever they can and plan on continuing this through the rest of the year. Thank you, Smith’s!
Well ladies, I think I’ve covered just about all the news. Looking forward to seeing all of you in October at both our luncheon meeting and the amazing “Cabaret de Prados”! In the meantime, take care and stay well.
My best to you all,
Decorated table with prizes at "Girls Night Out"!