2017-2018 President

Diana Fairbanks

A new year is upon us and we're all freezing!  Who says Florida doesn't have winters?  Brrr....

I'm please to annouce that we are in the beginning stages of putting together a fundraiser for PACE Center for Girls in partnership with Allied Kitchen (hosting and providing food & beverages) and the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Women's Council.  We don't have a firm date yet, probably sometime in March. This will be an after work social event, open to friends and spouses.  Tickets will be $20 and all proceeds will go directly to PACE.

We're calling the event "Women's Wine Wagon" in honor of our most successful raffle ever - the booze wagon.  Please start bringing bottles to any luncheon, Cannon Circle or Book Club for collection.  Any wines and spirits please, no beer. We will NOT be doing baskets or other raffle items, just the big one - The Booze Wagon, all proceeds to PACE of course.  

I look forward to updating everyone with more details soon.

Until the next glass of wine,


WEC 2017-2018 Officers


Diana Fairbanks


Past President:

Chadia Ghanem


VP Membership:

Michelle Anderson


VP Finance:

Deborah Dempsey 


VP Internal Involvement:

Cheryl Freniere


VP Corporate Records:

Carolyn Zaumeyer


VP Communications:

Karen Dudden-Blake


VP Community Involvement:

Kathleen Ryan

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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.

In a placid suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.

Enter an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon they become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But they carry with them a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo.  Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs. 

Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

Monday, January 29th 6:30-9:30
Judith Kolva's Home
2500 East Las Olas Boulevard, Penthouse 8

Please Bring Wine and /or Appetizers


Chef Lenore Nolan-Ryan

If Chef Lenore's name sounds familiar, it should, as she has been a bright light in Fort Lauderdale's culinary landscape since 2000. While she is thrilled to be in her newest location Galt Ocean Mile she previously operated Lenore Nolan Ryan Catering & Cooking School, in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, from 2000-2015, and she spearheaded The Event Center at the First Baptist Church, in Fort Lauderdale, from 2015-2016. This new location is the culmination of her joy of the many years in the hospitality industry.

Chef Lenore states, "I was born to cook and entertain. It is my lifeline and the gift that I have been given. My clients are my inspiration and they always take me on delicious journeys.

Chef Lenore was inspired to cook from a very young age by both her mother -- a dedicated cook who truly enjoyed entertaining -- and her father, Duke Nolan, who was one of the owners of the famed Cal-Neva Hotel and Casino, along with several casinos in Havana.

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at 11:30am - 1pm

Lauderdale Yacht Club  1725 SE 12th St. Fort Lauderdale FL 33316

February Cannon Circle

Happy Birthday George!
Let's Celebrate Our First Presidents Birthday!

February 22nd 6-9:30 p.m.

Palladium Park

3900 SW 30th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Come and explore the many variations of Pies! Empanadas, Pierogis, Patties, Pizza or Calzones, anyone!  Cherry (of course) or Apple, Sweet, Savory, or Spicy let's explore them all.

Bring your favorite bottle of red or white to share.
Casual attire and flat shoes as it will be outside under the Tiki hut.
Come and relax on the swings or just sit by the water.
Bring a friend to share the comradery.


December 2017
Friday 8th
11:30am December Holiday Luncheon
Monday 11th
Friday 22nd
January 2018
Wednesday 10th
6pm January Cannon Circle
Tuesday 16th
11:30am January Luncheon
Monday 29th
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PACE  is a nationally recognized prevention program providing girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. www.pacecenter.org/broward


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