palms West Orange Women

WOW is a civic and social organization whose members live and/or work
in Southwest Orange County, Florida



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Why Does WOW Exist?


What's Going On?

WOW seeks to provide its 200+ members the opportunity to learn about their community, support local charitable and civic activities, and socialize in an atmosphere of friendliness and goodwill. Aside from the luncheon meetings held monthly from September through May, WOW members are active in 25 clubs and activities throughout each month. In addition, several annual activities are planned where members can contribute their time and expertise or enjoy social outings with other members. Examples of these are day trips, cruises, participation in the Festival of Trees, and fund raising activities.

Noel McGuigan........A Word from Our President 
Hello Ladies,
We had a wonderful luncheon at Bonefish Restaurant. 51 ladies attended and we had our Installation of Officers conducted by Aurie Bremer. So we are all duly installed and ready to tackle the coming year.
     We had speakers from our two charities who updated us on their needs and activities.  Our Charities are in good hands with Karen and Cynthia and their committees; they have projects  going forward to assist Mathew’s Hope and Edgewood Children’s Ranch.
.....Our first used book sale was a big success and will be back in November.  We hope you all enjoyed our new microphone. It took me a few minutes to figure it out but then it was perfect. Such an improvement! 
In October we are having our jewelry sale, always something we look forward to.  We will also be learning about  exercise and fitness for seniors.
      I hope to see you at the New Member's Tea October 7th and at our October Luncheon at Orange Tree Country Club on the 21st. We always have a wonderful time and the food is delicious.
      Take care of yourselves and hope you all stay healthy.

Noel Anne McGuigan, President

We lost three longtime members this summer:

Maureen Chadwick, former WOW President and member since 2000, passed away August 1st. She was 83. Please share condolences with her son. Mike Chadwick, SVP of Sales, 530 Fifth Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10036
Ruth Courney, member since 1994, passed away Sunday July 25th in her sleep.  Ruth was 91.  Please send condolences to her husband.   Alen Courney, 676 E. Sixth Avenue,  P O Box 1184,  Windermere FL  34786  obit
Charlotte Wasser, member since 2006, passed away June 10th.  Charlotte was 95 and resided in Sandpointe in Dr. Phillips.  Please share condolences with her surviving children: Karen Wasser Beraha, 176 Cole Ave, Providence, RI 02906  and  David Wasser, 414 1/2 Haverford Place, Swarthmore PA 19081 


We had 51 attendees at our September 16th luncheon. Our next luncheon will be October 21st at Orange Tree Golf Club.

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All WOW Ladies are invited to  

WOW’s New Member Tea  


Board Meeting 

New Date and Location
Thursday, October 28th, 2021 

Board Meeting 10:00 am to 11:00 am  

Tea 11:00 am to 12:30 pm 

at the home of
Joan Dullmeyer  
11206 Papyrus Lane
Orlando FL 32821 

Refreshments, Yummy Eats, and Sweets 

Casual Dress  

Please RSVP to Noel McGuigan by Tuesday, October 19th 






Mary  Borgan

The Updated Directory including only renewed members is available here:

To access the Directory you need a USER NAME and PASSWORD. Please contact Mary Borgan at 407-929- 3030 or   for USER NAME and PASSWORD.  
  The Membership Application is here on our website. Our dues are still $20. We want to give as much money as possible to our charities so we’re cutting costs. Due to ever increasing postage rates, as well as paper and ink costs, the cost to mail newsletters is taking a toll on our monies. So, beginning this year we are asking $5 for mailed copies of the Newsletter. E-mail copies are free! Mailed Directories are also $5, but are free via e-mail, free on the WOW website, and free hard copies are available at our Luncheons if you reserved one. Just email me if you want to reserve a hard copy.  

Seventeen of our activities are starting back up.

2nd VP, Mary Borgan, 407-929-3030 or

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Name sound familiar but can't put a face to it? Check out our member photo album. So far 130+ members have been photographed at luncheons. Sorted by first name, you should be able to put a name with a face.
Member Photo Album



There recently was a feature article about WOW in Butler Chain Living, May 2021. Click here to see the article.

WOW was featured in the attached article of the December 5 issue of Southwest Orlando Bulletin.  They made it their SPOTLIGHT!  Click on the link and see page 5 and 6.



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