GFWC LUTZ-LAND O’LAKES WOMAN’S CLUB proudly congratulates its Past President Rosie Heim, a longtime Land O’Lakes resident, on achieving the title of “Honorary Mayor of Land O’Lakes”. The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce honored Ms. Heim at its recent Annual Awards Banquet and installed her as this year’s Honorary Mayor. Ms. Heim has held almost every office in the Woman’s Club, currently serving as a Director, in addition to being a businesswoman and an active member of numerous local organizations, has long served our community and will proudly represent Land O’Lakes, the Woman’s Club AND the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce during her 2017-2018 term in office.
GFWC Lutz-Land O’Lakes Woman’s Club members, under the direction of chairs Donna Losch and Marguerite Humet, met to visit, respect and honor veterans interred in the 1st Baptist Church of Land O’Lakes Cemetery as they have done for many years. The ladies placed fresh flags on each veteran’s grave as they reflected on the sacrifices made in service of their country on this Memorial Day.
GFWC Lutz-Land O’Lakes Woman’s Club recently welcomed 4 new members at its Spring Luncheon held at !Cuatro (TPC) in Lutz. Membership Chair Margee Carpenter installed the ladies and President Karin D’Amico warmly welcomed them aboard this long-active community service organization.
GFWC Lutz-Land O’Lakes Woman’s Club was very saddened to learn of the recent passing of its most senior member, June Gregg, in her beloved hometown of Bainbridge, Ohio at the venerable age of 105. Ms. Gregg, who never married, joined the GFWC Federation in Ohio 58 years ago and joined GFWC Lutz-Land O’Lakes club in 1979. Although in her later years, June moved back to her hometown, she never lost touch with our club, continued to communicate with us, subscribed to our community papers and generously supported our projects. The Woman’s Club honored Ms. Gregg with Emeritus status several years ago and will mourn the passing of a most exceptional woman of her time.
Photos submitted by Patricia Serio
Photos: June Gregg at 105
GFWC Lutz-Land O’Lakes Woman’s Club and AARP-Land O’Lakes Chapter congratulate dual member Ciel Birkett, who was recently honored and presented with the National AARP Annual and REA Unit Community Service Award by Phyllis E. Bross, Esq., President, AARP Chapter #4764, on behalf of AARP Headquarters in Washington, DC. Ms. Birkett, of Land O’Lakes, was selected for this national honor in recognition of her many years of volunteer work as a Chapter Leader and Board Member in her service clubs and community, her volunteer work on behalf of cancer awareness, Relay for Life, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and her help in lifting up the area’s homeless.
GFWC LUTZ-LAND O’LAKES WOMAN’S CLUB members were recently honored at the Baldomero Lopez VA Nursing Home in Land O’Lakes with a Volunteer Appreciation Tea. The club member volunteers were presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for their many volunteer hours of providing monthly bingo games and bake sales in order to provide extra spending money for the veteran residents’ personal items and treats. The Woman’s Club has generously supported this veterans’ facility for many years.
Photos submitted by Patricia Serio
Photo 1: (l-r) Co-Chair Marguerite Humet, Chair Donna Losch & Lonna Vizzari
Photo 2: (l-r) Gabi Hansen, Chair Donna Losch & Co-Chair Marguerite Humet (not pictured Annette Bellingar)