Saturday, January 11, 2014

Lakewood Ranch Women's Club gives $33K to charities

The Lakewood Ranch Women's Club presented checks totaling $33,000 to three charities at its monthly business meeting Jan. 9.

The total was a record for the club. Chairs of the major 2013 fundraising events presented $11,000 apiece to SMART (Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy), SOLVE Maternity Home, and Hope Family Services.

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Club president Trish Newman, left, and program chair Diane Shaw display the checks recently presented to three charities. PHOTO PROVIDED
The Lakewood Ranch Women's Club 2014 officers and board. Front low, from left: MaryLee Danahee (membership), Jan Hasler (treasurer), Patti Wrobel (vice president), Trish Newman (president), Jean Muccini (publicity), Gail Gilligan (hospitality). Back row, from left: Diane Emmermann (past corresponding secretary, Janet Stickel (recording secretary), Mary Beth Steffens (past president), Linda McGrath (corresponding secretary), Diane Shaw (program), Frankie Bailey (web master). PHOTO PROVIDED

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