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Chamber to host Living the Vision Luncheon

The West Orange Chamber of Commerce will host its Living the Vision 2015 Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the Valencia College West Campus Special Events Center, 1800 S. Kirkman Road, Orlando.

Guest moderator Marilyn Crotty, director of Florida Institute of Government at the University of Central Florida, along with the guest panel, will review and highlight the achievement of goals set in 2003 during “Visioning a Greater West Orange 2015” — a community visioning initiative facilitated by the chamber to develop a consensus about the future of this region.

The guest panel will include District 1 Orange County Commissioner Scott Boyd, District 6 City of Orlando Commissioner Samuel B. Ings, Oakland Mayor Kathy Stark, Ocoee Mayor Scott Vandergrift, Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn and Winter Garden City Manager Mike Bollhoefer.

The cost is $41 per person for chamber members and $51 per person for non-members. Group rates are available. One dollar from each ticket sold will go to the chamber’s Danniel J. Petro Scholarship Fund. 

Reservations and/or cancellations must be made by Thursday, May 21. No-shows will be charged. To RSVP, visit

For more information, call Kelly Carney (407) 656-1304, Ext. 5.


+ Rotary Club of Windermere

The Rotary Club of Windermere announced the induction of four new members to the club.

Fellow Rotarians officially welcomed Julian Mackenzie, Will Darby, Dave Nelson and Tiago Ferreira.

Darby and Nelson are co-owners of Willy T’s Crab Shack, a food truck that makes crab cakes. Darby and Nelson provided their services at the Rotary Club of Windermere’s Spring Fest last month.

Mackenzie is currently in real estate but also has worked in the medical supply industry and as a business broker. Ferreira is a real-estate professional at W.R.A. Real Estate Solutions and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. 

Each of these four new members have jumped feet-first into service rolls within the club.  


+ W.O. Seniors

A Biloxi Casino Tour will take place Thursday, June 2, through Sunday, June 5. Participating seniors will meet at 8 a.m. at the Tom Ison Seniors and Veterans Center, 1701 Adair St., Ocoee. 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


+ W.O. 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

+ Robinswood Garden Club

Robinswood Garden Club members, spouses and guest Orma Mitchell met at Perkins, in Ocoee, last week for the group’s end of club year celebration.

Robinswood Garden Club President Wilma Lentz offered ideas for the upcoming year, scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 8, at the Pine Hills Community Center, 6408 Jennings Road, Orlando.

Victoria Loney passed around the sign-up sheet for members to volunteer to deliver a program or serve refreshments.

The group wished a happy birthday to Doris Tindall and Betsy Talpalar, both born on May 23. The club also celebrated Dee Stack and Wilma Lentz’s birthdays, born on July 26 and 28, respectively.

A gift certificate was given to President Lentz by Tindall from the Club. Goodie bags were presented to all by Sara Nicholson.

Also in attendance were Bill Lentz, Dan Loney, Dan Nicholson, Carolyn and Don Kennedy, Mary Dusek, Cookie Coykendall and Sharon Zink.


+ W.O. Chamber of Commerce

The West Orange Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Business After Hours from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at the Florida Film Academy, 270 Plant St., Winter Garden.

The community is invited to join the chamber for an evening of relationship-building. Attendees will have the opportunity to laugh, learn and connect with fellow business leaders while enjoying food and beverages. Participants also will have the chance to win door prizes — a $25 gift card to Gator’s Dockside, two $25 gift cards to Jeremiah’s Italian Ice and two two-hour simulator games at Dewey’s Indoor Golf.

The advanced payment cost is $5 for chamber members or $10 at the door. The cost is $20 for non-members. To register, visit

For more information, email [email protected].


+ 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 No. 551 and No. 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 Genealogy Help Sessions take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 19 and 26. Basic Genealogy Forms classes take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 20, and Thursday, May 7, 21 and 28.

+ Clermont Toastmasters

The Clermont Toastmasters recently awarded members Gordie Allen for Best Table Topics and as Best Evaluator, Donald Toldson as Best Speaker and Tina Fairing as Most Improved.

Clermont Toastmasters is an award-winning club that 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 May 7

N-S: 1. J. and G. Woltman 2. S. Kmiec – M. Ryan 3. Y. Peabody – M. Voorhees 4. N. Fortin – M. Guthrie 5. H. Parker – M. Lesnik; E-W: 1. V. Oberaitis – J. Muzeni 2. J. Thompson – L. Madison 3/4 tied M. and F. Schwartz, B. Binkley – L. Hendry 5. B. and R. Blair.


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