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,
I hope you are enjoying our Spring weather and the sight of everything blooming.  I am so happy to be out and about more; I am sure you are also. As you read through the Newsletter this month you will see articles on some of the charitable fund raisers our members are spearheading for Matthews Hope and Edgewood Ranch. Do not hesitate to jump in and participate in these as they come up.  The organizations are thrilled with anything we do for them. 

Hopefully some of our activities may be ready to start again on a small scale. And it will be so good to get out and see friends again and test our dormant skills at our favorite card games.
I am hoping everyone was able to be vaccinated and is feeling a little less stressed about going out in small groups. Remember to keep your guard up and wash your hands and wear your mask.
Can't wait to see you all at a luncheon again!

Noel Anne McGuigan, President



Jeanette Collet '14 has offered to start a Used Book Sale similar to our gently used jewelry sales. We will have our first sale when we resume our luncheons. Please start saving books you think other ladies might enjoy. The money raised will go to our annual charity. To donate books contact Jeanette at
407-240-3719 c 407-257-8265


Mary  Borgan

It's that time of year to renew our WOW dues for 2021-2022.   Some of our Activities are restarting, and I know we are all anxious to get back into our normal routines and have FUN!!!! 

Our dues are still $20.  However, 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.

Download and print an application and send in your renewal check soon.  


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




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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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

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We are now meeting on Zoom so just contact leader for an invite to the Zoom session

10 a.m. - May 3rd ...Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini.  

Member Updates

*The brother of Sue Seg. ’02   passed on Tuesday morning, March 16th

*The 19 year old grandson  of Karen T. '16 
passed away on March 14th.

* Pat R. ‘94 was in a car accident and got pretty banged up and bruised but is on the mend.

*Long time WOW member, Clarice D. ‘94, suffered a stroke on Monday, March 22nd.  Her family recognized the symptoms and took her to the hospital.  Her daughter reports that Clarice is “working very hard on her physical, occupational and speech therapy exercises and is absolutely determined to heal from this.  She looks forward to me reading the cards to her every day. It’s definitely her happy time.  It will be great physical and emotional therapy for her to get to talk to you all,” so call or text. 

All of these ladies can use cards of encouragement. Addresses are available in the Directory.



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