Women's Club

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President’s Message

 

My husband Ron and I moved from Boston into our little rental property here in Orlando in May of 2016.  We literally did not know a soul here.  But then one day we were at a UCF Flying Horse Big Band event and sitting in front of us was a charming lady and fellow jazz junkie.  That lady just happened to be Dell Shadgett.  We immediately hit it off and Dell encouraged me to join the Women’s Club at UCF.

Little did I know that this decision would essentially change my life.  I have treasured the friendship, kindness, support and fun experiences I have found within the club.

This year has been tough on all of us, our friends and our families.  Personally, I lost my 97 year old Dad to Covid.  And yet, here we are.  We have persevered, we have learned new technologies and we have found inner strength and resolve that we didn’t even know we had.  Many of you were able to continue your interest groups on Zoom.  I applaud you for that.

But I think we can all agree that we need to get back on track.  I look forward to working with you to formulate our “getting back on track” plan in a safe and effective manner.  So, if you have any ideas, concerns, and opinions please email them to me at ChapmanSue@yahoo.com.  All input is welcome!

I would also like to thank the Spring Luncheon committee, our amazing member artists and all the presenters for making our April 19th meeting so memorable.  Thanks to all of you who attended.  If you were not able to attend, there are links to the meeting highlights in this newsletter.

I am 99.9% confident that this will be our last luncheon via Zoom and that we will all be back together, live and in person for the Fall Luncheon in October.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your president for the 2021-2022 term.  My closing thought is a quote from Ruth Bader Ginsberg, one of the strongest role models of our time.  “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”

With warmest regards,

Sue Chapman
President