Words from our President
Welcome to a great year for the Women of
Sugarmill Woods. We are looking forward to some great fundraising and fun! If you were able to attend the summer luncheons, you know what fun we had! The toilet paper
fashions gave us a preview of what women want!!
Hopefully you have your ticket to the 2021 Fashion Show! It promises to Celebrate You!! I hope you are looking
forward to it, as I am.
We will be selling our Butter Braids at the September luncheon. Many of you have requested we do it again. In order to get them here in November we have to start the sale now. Because of the fashion show, we will not have an October luncheon, so we will miss the opportunity to sell them then. They are wonderful and are to handy to have in your freezer.
Talking about the September luncheon, it promises to be lots of fun. It will have a Mama Mia Theme. Get the ABBA songs, tuned up!!!
The Board is geared up for a great year, as I am. Remember, this is your club and it takes all of us to make it what it is. We have a great reputation in the area and should be proud of it!
Lets Go, Women of Sugarmill Woods!
If you have not purchased your Fashion Show tickets, please do so soon.
Last day to buy your tickets is September 22nd. If they are still available!
This is a major fundraiser for your club and it needs your support. The day promises to be lots of fun. Starting with bidding on all the wonderful items on the Silent Auction table or buying tickets for the Grand Prizes. Share the Wealth raffle tickets will also be available. A wonderful luncheon of either Pot Roast or Chicken Cordon Bleu. Fashion presented by The Cotton Club, worn by your friends & neighbors. And incase anyone is interested, LOL, there will be a cash bar. To purchase your tickets see information at bottom of the flyer above or go to womenofsugarmillwoods.com, click on the events tab and copy the registration form.
The Women of Sugarmill Woods (WSW) are starting the new Club Season on Monday, September 28, at the Sugarmill Woods CC. Join us to catch up with old friends, meet new ones and have a wonderful lunch. Make your reservation for a fun day. Doors open at 11:00 AM, President’s welcome 11:45AM,
with lunch to be served 12:00 noon.
Menu choices are: Lemon Chicken w/ roasted potatoes and zucchini,
Gyro sandwich w/ potato salad or
Also included are rolls, butter, coffee, or soft drink. For dessert, Rice Pudding topped w/raisins.
Please note the price of our luncheons have gone up, $22.00 members, $24.00
non-members. This does include a 20% tip.
To reserve your spot, please put your check, in a small plastic bag, and place in WSW mailbox #2, before September 18th. Write meal choice on check. The boxes are located on the side road, just before the light on route 19, as you exit Cypress Village on Cypress Blvd W.
For questions, please contact Carol Lawson at 503 6958 or CATL2011@yahoo.com
Direct of Fundraising
Its Butter Braid time. Being brought back by popular demand, those delicious golden butter braids are going on sale.
Butter Braids are hand-braided frozen pastries which are made with 100% real butter and the finest natural ingredients. Available flavors are Apple, Blueberry Cream Cheese, Bavarian Crème, Raspberry, Cinnamon, Strawberry & Cream Cheese, Caramel Roll and Four Cheese & Herb with marinara sauce. Orders for these delicious braids will be taken at the August and September luncheons. For every Butter Braid sold our club will receive $5.50. The sale starts August 31 and ends October 15. Delivery will be November 6, 2021. Just in time for the upcoming holidays. To order please contact Roxanne Soden – 630-212-7173 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or Judy Krencis 815-347-1742 or email@example.com
We are putting feelers out for volunteers to have their home on the Sugarmill Women's Club Christmas Home Tour. If you are interested opening your home for the tour, please give me a call. Remember, club members will help you ready your home for the tour, you don’t have to do it all on your own. We have two volunteers and are looking for 3 more homes. If you are interested please contact Roxanne Soden – 630-212-7173 or email Rmsoden@gmail.com.
Director of Community Service
A big thank you to everyone who purchased a cookbook. There are only 20 some books left which will be for sale at our next luncheon. We have already gotten some Christmas orders so more books have been purchased & should arrive soon.
Reminder ….. We are able to accept donated items at all of our luncheons. If you have items to donate please bring them to the next luncheon that you plan to attend. If you need
assistance, or have questions, please contact , 382-0588 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have already received numerous bags of items for the Homossasa Elementary School as well as CASA & Cinderella’s Closet. A special thank you to Marilyn Schaller & Susan
Lardner for their generosity.
Homosassa Elementary School
School is back in session. Per Debra Harmon, the school guidance counselor, all donations are greatly appreciated, including those that are gently used. The children in the lower grades can use the following:
shoes, children sizes 12 thru 3 (including half sizes)
jackets, pants, shorts & tee shirts–sizes small & medium
school supplies – backpacks, pencils, markers, notebooks, glue, etc.
underpants & undershirts, smaller sizes
shoes, children sizes 12 thru 3 (including half sizes)
stretchy shorts & tee shirts–size small & medium
Additional items are needed for the Dolphin Store – their good behavior rewards program. This program enables children to earn reward credits that can be spent at the school store.
Donated items can be purchased anywhere, including the Dollar Store. Christmas items are popular because the children can purchase them as gifts for their parents. Any small gift would be appreciated, but no guns or weapon type toys.
The annual Cinderella’s Closet event, with some luck, will take place in early 2022. Items al-ways needed are:
gowns & fancy dresses
flats & heels
new & used make up (special cleaning agents are used to sanitize all used items)
tiaras, bobby pins & barrettes - plain & fancy
backs for pierced earrings
plastic containers, all sizes and types – including those that have small compartments like a tackle box
Director of Education and Scholarships
As the new director of Education & Scholarship program I look forward to this coming year and the continued support of all our club members. This past year has shown just how strong we are even when faced with what seemed like insurmountable odds.
The following thank you notes were received from two more of our 2021 scholarship recipients.
"I just wanted to give a small thank you for the opportunity this group has provided me. Every bit helps me move towards my end goal, so thank you." -- Alexia Belden, Electrical engineer-ing, Florida Polytechnic University
"Thank you for awarding me the Women of Sugarmill Woods scholarship. This will help a great deal with continuing at college next year. I have worked hard to get here and I can't wait for the future. Again, thank you so much for awarding me the scholarship. I will use it well." -- Ken-neth Pierce, Computer Science at Florida Polytechnic University
Director of Membership
Welcome to all the Ladies who have joined WSW since May 2021;
Marion Marek, Arlene Applebaum, Pamela Schram,
Ursula Schrmek, Kristie Bonino, Jennifer Miller, Diann Cunningham,
Barbara Fitzpatrick, Gina Eden, Marlene Bollman, and
Charlene Komenda. Very glad to have you.
SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS !!
Lois Mackey 9-1
Marilyn Borchers 9-2
Dixie McElroy 9-2
Maryann Zack 9-4
Cora Ziegler 9-4
Marj Balough 9-5
Judy Krencis 9-9
Elaine Floch 9-12
Kim Bennett 9-12
Margie Arnold 9-16
Cindy Luciani 9-20
Mary Ann Gillespie 9-23 HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Joyce Rasmussen 9-29
What a year we have had!!! I can't believe it is already May and we are getting ready for a hot
It has been a good year for The Women of Sugarmill Woods. Considering everything that is going on in this crazy world! Covid hasn't helped, but we
pursued! We were able to give out scholarships, community service awards and keep on doing what we do!! I hope you were able to attend one of our lunches. They have been productive and fun!
I am pleased to say we have a full board to start the new year.
Installation will happen at our May lunch.
We will also be celebrating the Kentucky Derby. I know its over, but we can continue the fun!!! Wear a decorated hat to the luncheon. Show us just how talented our members are.
Becky Jones has volunteered, again, to get the fashion show on its feet! October 16th is the date. So give her a hand, have some fun, and lets get back to normal!!!!!
A big thanks to the board this year! We have worked very hard to do what we have done! We wouldn't have a club if it wasn't for them. I thank each and everyone of them for all the hard work they have put into making The Women of Sugarmill Woods what it is.
In closing, I want to thank you! Being part of this wonderful
organization is rewarding. Each and everyone of us, should be proud of what we have and can accomplish. We do it all together!
Have a wonderful summer, live life large, and
enjoy everything you can!!!!
THE WOMEN OF SUGARMILL WOODS
2021 FASHION SHOW
October 16, 2021
Once again Becky Jones will be Chairing the event. Please give her a call if you would like to be part of the planning party.
Becky’s number 478-390-0591 or
And what a celebration it was!! We had such a wonderful time celebrating the scholarship
recipients (and their moms) at the April luncheon! These students will be receiving $1500 scholarships from the Women of Sugarmill Woods:
Aniston Townsend, CRHS, will be attending either Florida Atlantic University or the University of Central Florida in the fall. She plans on majoring in public safety administration with a concentration in disaster management.
Reanna Hafekin, LHS, will be attending the University of Jacksonville to major in Biology and minor in Psychology. Her plan is to become a surgeon and to specialize in cardiothoracic surgery in a hospital.
Ta’Mia Oosorio (Mia), LHS, will be attending The Baptist College of Florida to major in
education and one day, have her own classroom.
Keane Rubey, LHS, is headed to Florida Polytechnic University this fall to study mechanical and aerospace engineering. He hopes to remain in this field and to join the military as an officer.
Alexia Belden (Lexi), CHS, has been accepted into Florida Polytechnic University. She is currently undecided but foresees herself majoring in business analytics or data science.
Kenneth Pierce. CHS, has been accepted to Florida Poly University for a bachelor’s degree in computer science. He would like to help create the technology of the future and to pursue many aspects of computer science like cybersecurity, coding, or creating and designing websites.
Cole Komara, CRHS, will receive the $1100 CF Foundation Endowment Scholarship. He will be attending College of Central Florida this fall for his Associate in Science degree in the
Agribusiness program, earning certifications in horticulture and livestock and eventually
moving on to their bachelors program.
L-R Aniston Townsend, Alexia Belden, Ta’Mia Osorio, Cole Komara, Kenneth Pierce,
Keanne Rubey, Reanne Hafenken, Connie Howell
Dr. Scott Hebert, chief Academic Officer for the school district, also attended and recognized the students’ many achievements in the past 4 years!
We can be very proud of these students who have done so well during the difficult 2020-2021 years!
Connie Howell, Director of Education and Scholarships
Sandy Partin 5-1
Sandy Rundell 5-3
Karen McCollum 5-9
Carol Busch 5-10
Cindi Cochran 5-15
Jewell MccElby 5-17
Betty Rodgers 5-21
Joan West 5-22
Roxanne Soden 5-27
Loretta Kennedy 5-30
Blossom DeYoung 5-31
Membership dues for the 2021-2022 year will be staying the same at $35.00.
Now is the time to renew your membership. Please put your check in box #1, upper left side, at the WSW mailboxes. It would also be a good time to talk to friends and neighbors about joining our wonderful club.
If you would like to add your birthday, phone number or email to the directory, please send an email to Jeanne Warde at email@example.com or call 512-636-4310
A big thank you to everyone who purchased a cookbook. We ordered 100 books and you bought every single one!
So, we ordered more and hope to have them in time for the May luncheon. If you missed out, or would like additional books, you can purchase them in the lobby of the Sugarmill Woods Country Club on May, 24th. You can also
reserve a copy by contacting me: 352 382-0588, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Confirmation of cookbook delivery will be published in Things You Need to Know prior to the luncheon.
Community Service Awards
The Community Service awards will be presented at the May luncheon. It is
always great to see the people who work hard year round making Citrus County a better place to live.
As we come to the close of another club year, fundraising has also wound down. As we all know this has been a very trying year, but we did our best and ran some very creative fundraising events.
Here’s a re-cap of the fundraisers
Pumpkin Decorating Contest: $ 52.00
Christmas Tree Auction: $1,006.00
Christmas Decoration Sale $ 310.00
Christmas Dish Raffle $175.00 (Donated by JoAnn Hughes –
Garage Sale: $1,561.75
Butter Braid: $ 874.50
Valentines Baskets $ 635.00
Total Raised $4,614.25
This could not have been accomplished without the generosity of the club
members. I want to especially thank all the volunteers who help make all this happen. I would like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all your help and support. This couldn’t have been done without you.
This was a fun year and now on to the next!