Club Hubbub 01.29.15

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Club Hubbub 01.29.15
Club Hubbub 01.29.15
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+ Dr. Phillips Rotary Club

Dr. Phillips Rotary Club Foundation Chair DaveLehman recently awarded a Paul Harris Fellow award to Lorrianne Brown Merritt, sponsored by her parents, Art and KarenBrown

Because of the ways she exemplifies the humanitarian and educational objectives of the Rotary Foundation, BrownMerritt was given special recognition from her family through this award as a token of their appreciation.

Contributions from the Paul Harris Fellowship support Rotary International programs, providing educational opportunities, food, potable water, health care, immunizations and shelter for millions of people around the world.

The Dr. Phillips Rotary Club also recently welcomed new members AndreaFerro and SteveJohnson to the club.

The Dr. Phillips Rotary Club meets from 7 to 8 a.m. weekly at Bay Hill Golf Club, 9000 Bay Hill Blvd., Orlando. For more information, visit

+ D.P.-Windermere Republican Women’s Network

The Dr. Phillips-Windermere Republican Women’s Network meets the second Wednesday of each month at MetroWest Golf Club, 2100 Hiawassee Road, Orlando. Registration and meet and greet begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch, a guest speaker and “Speaker’s Corner,” where any attendee may offer a conservative message for up to three minutes. 

The February meeting will feature Winter Garden City Commissioner Bobby Olszewski as the guest speaker. The public is invited to join the group to be informed, inspired and involved. The cost is $15 per person for lunch. 

For more information or to make reservations, contact [email protected] or call (352) 242-0098.


+ American Legion, Hugh T. Gregory Post 63

The American Legion, Hugh T. Gregory Post 63, in conjunction with Florida’s Blood Centers, will conduct a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at the post, 271 W. Plant St., Winter Garden.

Each pint of blood donated is equivalent to three lives saved. All successful donors will receive free movie ticket vouchers. The post will be open with sodas, coffee, tea, water, fruits and pastries available for participants.

The post building is open weekly from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Veterans are welcome to stop by for coffee, conversation and lunch. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. 

For more information, email [email protected].


+ Windermere Garden Club

The Windermere Garden Club is sponsoring a flower-arranging workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Town Hall, 520 Main St., Windermere.

Flowers, greens, containers and floral supplies will all be provided. Participants should bring their own clippers. No prior experience is needed. The public is welcome to attend.

The cost is $18 per person, and space is limited. 

For more information or to make a reservation, call (407) 909-1461.

+ W.O. Republican Women’s Club

The West Orange Republican Women’s Club will hold its February luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Windermere Country Club, 2710 Butler Bay Drive N., Windermere.

The guest speaker will be Windermere Police Chief David Ogden. Membership is not required, but a luncheon reservation is necessary to attend. The cost is $18 per person. Those who wish to attend must register by Friday, Jan. 30. 

To make reservations, email [email protected] or call Carolyn Sparks at (407) 248-9559.


+ W.O. Seniors

The West Orange Seniors will take a Biloxi Casino Tour Tuesday, Feb. 3, through Friday, Feb. 6. The group will depart at 7 a.m. from the Tom Ison Seniors and Veterans Center, 1701 Adair St., Ocoee. The cost is $199 per person.

A showing of the Disney film “Maleficent” will take place Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the senior center. Lunch will be served at noon, and the movie will begin at 12:30 p.m.

Bingo is held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. every Sunday and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. every Monday, at the center. Free arthritis chair exercises, sponsored by Health Central Hospital, take place at 8 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

Every Tuesday, line-dancing classes are available at 10 a.m., with a minimum $2 donation, and free belly-dancing exercises are offered at 1 p.m. 

The seniors play cards from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. They also enjoy dominoes, walking, social activities, coffee and more beginning at 9 a.m. each Wednesday at the center.

Crafts take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays, and chorus practice takes place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays.

For more information about the West Orange Seniors and upcoming events, call (407) 592-4498 or visit


+ Rotary Club of Lake Buena Vista

The Rotary Club of Lake Buena Vista welcomed American Lung Association Development Coordinator Keishan Moore to its meeting last week to present the association’s new program, Lung Force, to club members and guests.

Lung Force is designed to encourage the public to have their doctors check their lungs periodically for signs of cancer. The American Lung Association urges the public to take the Lung Force pledge to spread awareness of the risks of lung cancer, act to reduce the disease and raise a voice for change.

For more information, visit

+ W.O. Women

The West Orange Women will hold their monthly meeting and luncheon Thursday, Feb. 19, at Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurant, Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Drive, No. 2400, Orlando. The meeting will take place at 11:30 a.m., followed by the luncheon at noon.

The main program, featuring Robert Bowden from Leu Gardens, will begin at 1 p.m. The cost is $25 per person.

For more information and to make reservations, contact Dot Ansel at [email protected] or call (407) 258-8155.

+ Orange Co. Retired Educators Association

The Orange County Retired Educators Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at College Park United Methodist Church, 644 W. Princeton St., Orlando.

The group will gather for a pot-luck luncheon, Nineties Club recognition and a performance from Hunter’s Creek Middle School Guitar Ensemble. Anyone who has worked in education is invited to join.

For more information, visit or call (407) 677-0446.


+ Clermont Toastmasters

The Clermont Toastmasters recently awarded members Greg Antill (Most Improved), Dee Melvin (Best Evaluator), Jim Storr (Best Speaker) and Barbara Amato (Best Table Topics) at its meeting Monday, Jan. 12. (Photo below)

At the following meeting, the group honored members Donald Toldson (Best Speaker), Adam Alton (Best Table Topics), Tina Fairing (Most Improved) and club President Wendy Stone (Best Evaluator). (Bottom photo)

Clermont Toastmasters meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 100 Minnehaha Ave., Clermont. 

For more information, call (352) 234-6495.

West Orange Duplicate Bridge Club

Results from Jan. 22

N-S: 1. N. Fortin – S. Landis 2. L. and T. Saulino 3. S. Kmiec – M. Ryan 4. J. and R. Jett 5. L. Jones – B. Ballenger; E-W: 1. L. and J. Pylman 2. S. and B. Binkley 3. R. Kerkhoff – N. Brockman 4. J. Pozzuoli – J. Muzeni 5. E. Kalember – A. Boney.


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