Apollo Beach Women’s Club Events

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Apollo Beach Woman’s Club (ABWC) Luncheon Feb. 9 at Ruskin Moose Lodge. Top photo (left-right): Guest speaker Eric Hughes, Hillsborough Literacy Council, and Jeanette Doyle, ABWC Vice President of Programs. Bottom photo (left-right): Mary Lou Cunningham and Rebecca Crotwell, ABWC Community Service Co-Chairs, show off donations made by ABWC members for Backpacks on a Mission, which provides nutritious, easy-to-prepare food the weekend to students in need. Members also made cash donations.

The Apollo Beach Woman’s Club (ABWC) organizes exciting events.

The group gathered at their new meeting place, the Ruskin Moose Lodge, located at 1212 E. Shell Point Rd. in Ruskin, on February 9. Guest speaker Eric Hughes, MA, MLS, Literacy Liaison at the Tampa Free Library, discussed Hillsborough County’s Basic Literacy and English of Other Languages ​​(ESOL) programs and offered women a second chance scholarship.

Over lunch on Wednesday, March 9, Anne McCarthy, FWC, Gulf Coast Marine Fisheries Hatchery and Enhancement Center at the Apollo Beach Florida Conservation and Technology Center, will discuss her career path and the establishment of the Piney Point Hatchery. All lunches are $22; however, the March 9 lunch reservation and payment deadline has passed. For menu details and reservation information, contact Barbara DeOca at 892-1219 or [email protected]

However, it may not be too late to purchase tickets for the inaugural ABWC Inspirational Women Gala on Saturday, March 12 from noon to 2 p.m.

At the gala to be held at the Del Webb Southshore Falls Ballroom in Apollo Beach, two remarkable women will be honored: Dr. Jennifer Wells China and Chrissy Millsaps, RN. China has been Campus President of Hillsborough Community College (HCC) – Southshore since 2018 and holds a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Texas.

Millsaps is a Registered Critical Care Nurse with a BSN at Tampa General Hospital (TGH). She has worked at TGH for over 25 years and has recently treated patients with COVID-19. The ticket price is $15 per person.

A buffet lunch will be served, advertising opportunities are available in the gala program newspaper and there will be silent auction items available. Proceeds will go to the Advancement of Women Scholarship awarded to an adult woman who demonstrates her commitment to improving her life and the lives of others through continuing education.

For gala program log inquiries, contact Sally Coupal at 585-734-1646 or [email protected] For ticket inquiries, contact Sheila May at 847-514-1475 or [email protected] For auction contributions, contact Karen Kelsey at 784-6454 or [email protected]

The ABWC has been serving the community since 1959. The main objectives of the ABWC are to promote sociability among its members, to work for the advancement of women and to provide scholarships for education and training of students who live in and around Apollo Beach. financial need.

For more information, visitwww.apollobeachwomansclub.comor contact Liz Pedersen at 777-8215 or [email protected]

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