MEMBER APPLICATION 2021-2022

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The Women’s Club of the Retreat

 Meetings are 3rd Monday of each month, October through May. All Women of the Retreat are most welcome and encouraged to join!

President's Message

The mission of the Women’s Club is to promote social, educational, cultural and charitable activities for the women of our community. Guided by official by-laws, several committees plan events and activities and hold a charitable fundraiser each year.

Every woman is welcome and encouraged to join the Women’s Club! Meetings are held at the Clubhouse on the third Monday of each month, October through May. Social time begins at 6:15 pm and the meeting starts at 6:30 pm. Luncheons, outside activities and craft events are scheduled throughout each month and are announced in the Mail Room and in the Retreat Newsletter.

The Women’s Club of the Retreat supports Martin County charities serving women and/or children and each year the membership chooses one charity to receive the proceeds from our fundraising event(s). Most recently we have donated to 4C’s (Caring Children Clothing Children), Safe Space (a domestic violence program) and Meals on Wheels. In addition to supporting one charity a year, we donate half of our annual dues to a monthly purchase of food for the House of Hope food pantry. We also have 1-2 food drives  to collect non-perishable food items that are delivered to the House of Hope. Over the years, our Retreat community has donated over 44,000 pounds of food to this charity.

2021-2022 Women's Club Officers 

Meg Ochotorena, Vice President;

Fran Spaulding, Treasurer;

Dottie Sacco, Past President;

Cindy Sibilia,Secretary;

Sue Arnold, President

                                                                                                                  

PAST PRESIDENTS

Mary Clifford, Pat Williams, Karin Ryan, Audrey DeLoffi, Joanne Estes, Bettyann Dixson, Marlene Boobar 

    PAST CO-PRESIDENTS

Pat Williams and Mary Clifford                                                                                                                                      

     2017-2019  PRESIDENT

 Marilyn Patterson                                                                                


History of the Women’s Club of the Retreat

By way of background, it was the spring of 2002 that residents began moving into the Retreat. Neighbors were meeting neighbors, yet what seemed lacking was an avenue to meet other residents from adjacent phases of the community. When the Clubhouse was completed, cocktail parties became the first venue for meeting new friends and welcoming new homeowners. From that early activity, a group of women, too many to name, began a Social Committee. In 2004, the first slate of officers of the newly formed Women’s Club evolved from that Social Committee.

The founders of the Women’s Club were Mary Paukstys, Brenda Frank, Mary Regan and Coni McGuinn. These women wrote a mission statement, adopted by-laws, and formed various committees to plan events and charitable activities. Membership grew and residents became more involved. Over the years the Club has financially supported many Martin County charities, including but not limited to, the House of Hope, Safe Space, Hibiscus House, Hope Rural School in Indiantown, Martin County Literacy Council and the Pink Tie Organization.

In the 2017–2018 season, the Club celebrated our membership of over 120 women!  The Women’s Club of the Retreat continues to provide opportunities for women of the Retreat to welcome new residents, make new friends and share many experiences together. 

Dues is $25 for the year, and may be sent to the Treasurer:   Fran Spaulding 9184  SE Hawks Nest Ct., Hobe Sound, FL.  33455

Please consider dropping by any meeting to check us out.

 

  OVER 44,000  Pounds of Food Collected as of October 2021

      HOUSE HOPE

 

 

Join the Women's Club...make friends for a lifetime!!

Applications may be found in the mail room.  

          

                                          

Committee Members Telephone Email
2021-2022 Officers Sue Arnold, President
Meg Ochotorena, Vice President
Cindy Sibilia, Secretary
Fran Spaulding, Treasurer
216-409-1480
516-457-0476
908-295-6658
937-657-0249

suearnold611@gmail.com
meg47och@yahoo.com
cindysibilia@hotmail.com
fran.spaulding@gmail.com

Membership Mona Wiley
Gerri Strong
772-546-9545
772-545-9963
wileycyote1@comcast.net
gerristrong@hotmail.com
Outside Luncheons Sandy Morrow
Jean Scerbo
772-545-1936
772-545-3592
sandymorrow7@gmail.com
jeanmscerbo@yahoo.com
House of Hope Pam Levy
772-546-8204
pjenks72@yahoo.com
Outside Events JoeAnn Demore
Mary Jean Redican
954-806-4001
631-697-5853
drjdemore@yahoo.com
mjrredican@gmail.com
Sunshine Kristen Kroen, Cards
Gail Pezzicola, Flowers
Audrey DeLoffi, New Member Ambassador
Nancy Strona - New Member Ambassador
772-486-8901
772-545-0706
772-245-8420
772-545-3993
ibk1942@verizon.net
gpezzicola@comcast.net
ay.deloffi@gmail.com
ndnewburynp@gmail.com
Communication Linda Wolf - Chair Email Blasts/Announcements
Linda Lee, Bulletin Board
Audrey DeLoffi, Directory
_______, Directory
Mona Wiley, Newsletter
Lill Malinowski, Newsletter
Dottie Williams, Newsletter
Marlene Boobar Birthday and Caring Email


772-932-7969
305-479-4456
978-618-9157

772-546-9545
772-545-3732
772-546-3866

561-889-4445


lwolf33455@icloud.com
LLee147@aol.com
ay.deloffi@mail.com

wileycycote1@comcast.net
wallylill@comcast.net
davedottie@gmail.com

marleneboobar@hotmail.com


50/50 Raffle JoeAnn Demore
954-806-4001
drjdemore@yahoo.com
Refreshments Ginny Franklin
Dottie Schaefer
561-339-4409
609-741-023
vkfranklin1@yahoo.com
makoman11@verizon.net
Summer Activities Marilyn Patterson
772-932-7492
marilynjim@comcast.net
Programs for Meetings Meg Ochotorena
516-457-0476
meg47och@yahoo.com