Club Hubbub 05.07.15

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+ Dr. Phillips Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips, in partnership with Dr. Phillips High School, recently awarded Bill Spoone Scholarship Awards for the amount of $1,000 to students Aymare El Bernoussi, Francine Gonzalez, Ellen Laaker, Aanchel Shah and Sarah Shearburn for the 2014-15 school year.

The criteria for scholarship applicants required that students must have a 2.0 weighted GPA, display traits of good citizenship, participate in service activities within the community, be involved in extracurricular activities and complete an essay reflecting how the Rotary‘s 4-Way Test could affect their lives.

The Rotary Club also recently welcomed the Rotary Youth Leadership Award recipients, in partnership with Dr. Phillips High School. Students Victoria Cancina, Lelia Hafizbegovic, Alvia Junaideen, Hannah Leeds, Scotty Michael, Alexis Norman, Nicolina Trimarche and Samantha Wattles were honored for attending the 30th awards ceremony this April.

The students gave a short presentation on how the conference helped them to develop qualities such as self-confidence, leadership and citizenship. The main goal of the conference is to help students return to their school and community and utilize their new skills through participation in club activities, such as Student Council and Interact club.


+ W.O. Republican Women, Federated

The West Orange Republican Women’s monthly luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 7, at the Windermere Country Club, 2710 Butler Bay Drive N., Windermere.

Winter Garden Commissioner Bobby Olszewski will be the guest speaker. Olszewski’s ties to the community include the founding of Emerson Consulting Group Inc., where he currently serves as managing principal. In addition, he serves as adjunct professor to various colleges and universities teaching marketing, communication, management and business courses. 

His education includes a doctoral degree in business administration from Northcentral University and two master’s degrees in management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Rollins College. Olszewski’s undergraduate degree is from the University of Central Florida.

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

+ Rotary Club of Windermere

The Rotary Club of Windermere was pleased to recently present its own member George Poelker with the Paul Harris Fellowship recognition.

Paul Harris was the founder of Rotary, and the Paul Harris Fellowship was set up in his honor to acknowledge persons who give $1,000 or more to the Rotary Foundation. The Rotary Foundation is the organization that funds all major projects, such as Polio Plus, a program with the goal of eradicating Polio from the world.  The Rotary Club also has three Legacy Bequests set up in the amount of $10,000 a piece. 

This is the fourth time Poelker has met the requirements for the Paul Harris Fellowship.


+ Rotary Club of Winter Garden

The Rotary Club of Winter Garden recently welcomed fellow Rotarian Jim Hukill as the guest speaker for its weekly lunch meeting.

Hukill is the executive director of Lift Disability Network, an organization committed to elevating life in the disability family by providing community events and other beneficial programs. One such program is Breakaway, a five-day retreat designed to provide relaxation, recreation and spiritual renewal for the disability family.

For more information about Lift Disability Network or Breakaway, visit The Rotary Club of Winter Garden meets at noon every Tuesday at Tanner Hall, 29 W. Garden Ave., Winter Garden. 

For more information about the Rotary Club, visit


+ Woman’s Club of Ocoee

The Woman’s Club of Ocoee will host its Bunco Game Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at the Woman’s Club clubhouse, 4 N. Lakewood Drive, Ocoee.

There will be food, raffles and lots of fun. The club requests a $10 donation per person. 

For more information and to make a reservation, contact Mary Black at (407) 656-4813 or Teresa Lemons at [email protected].


+ West Orange Women

The West Orange Women will hold its next luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 21, at MoonFish Restaurant, 7525 Sand Lake Road, Orlando.

To make reservations, contact Dot Ansel at [email protected] or call (407) 258-8155. 

For more information about the West Orange Women, visit

+ O.C. Retired Educators Association

The Orange County Retired Educators Association will meet at noon Thursday, May 7, at College Park United Methodist Church, 644 W. Princeton St., Orlando, for its spring luncheon and installation of officers. The cost is $14. Anyone who has worked in education is invited to join.

For reservations or more information, call (407) 644-7092.

+ W.O. Seniors

A trip to St. Augustine for site seeing and lunch will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 9. The cost is $45 per person. The group will depart from the Tom Ison Seniors and Veterans Center, 1701 Adair St., Ocoee.

A Biloxi Casino Tour will take place Thursday, June 2, through Sunday, June 5. Participants will meet at 8 a.m. at the senior center. The cost is $235 per person.

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 Liverpool rummy from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The group also enjoys playing Mexican train dominoes, social activities, coffee and more beginning at 9 a.m. each Wednesday at the center. Guests are invited to join at no cost.

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

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


+ Pastfinders Genealogy Society

The Pastfinders Genealogy Society will hold its next meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 14, in room 108A at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont.

The group will welcome Boy Scout Troops Nos. 551 and 784, who will present their personal genealogy in order to earn their Boy Scout Genealogy badges. These young men are under the tutelage of Jody Close, Dotty Dill and Harriet Walsh.

Free help sessions take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 19 and 26. Basic forms classes take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 20, and Thursday, May 7, 21 and 28.

West Orange Duplicate Bridge Club

Results from April 23

N-S: 1. B. Ballenger – B. Cox 2. S. Kmiec – M. Ryan 3. N. Fortin – S. Landis 4. Y. Peabody – M. Voorhees 5. H. Parker – M. Lesnik; E-W: 1. S. and B. Binkley 2. S. Jordan – E. Quinn 3. S. Horovitz – R. Austen 4. A. Snook – B. Young 5. B. and R. Blair.

Results from April 30

N-S: 1. M. and J. Chilton 2. S. Kmiec – M. Ryan 3. N. Fortin – M. Guthrie 4. H. Parker – M. Lesnik 5. B. Ballenger – C. Winscott; E-W: 1. M. and F. Schwartz 2. V. Oberaitis – J. Muzeni 3. S. Horovitz – R. Austen 4. A. Snook – B. Young 5. Paula C. – Y. Peabody.


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