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




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Why WOW?

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 19 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.

elaine..........A Word from Our President.........
Hello Ladies,
   Thank you to all who attended the January luncheon at Bonefish. We can give ourselves a pat on the back for the amount of money we generated from the sale of our re-gifted items. It was $1216.00 and that will be donated to our charity, the Edgewater Children's Ranch. I am sure that you all have received your letter in regards to our annual donation to this charity. Please give what you can to these children that have so little and need so much help to have successful lives.

Now, this coming month we will be going to a new restaurant, at least it is new to our organization, and that would be Tony Roma's. I am sure that we will all enjoy the food and the new venue.

Our speaker will be Randolph Russell, and he will be speaking on the American History and Civics. Of course he may again play his saxophone. What a treat that was last time, as I am sure many of you remember.

So, until Feb. 16, I hope you will be enjoying our little bit of winter with the cool weather.

Elaine Wilson, President    home (407) 614-5510    cell (321)663-5076

By-Laws vote at the March Luncheon

Mary Borgan has done a fantastic job the past two (2) years as our Membership Vice President. No one has stepped up to take this position and Mary is willing to continue, so we will be voting at the MARCH 16, 2017 general (luncheon) meeting to temporarily change the WOW BY-LAWS.


Abbot and Costello's "Who's on1st?"video.

What's Going On?

Our next luncheon is February 16th at Tony Roma's on International Drive.
Pictures of Re-giftingAuction at the January Luncheon. CLICK

Check out Pictures of everyone at the December Luncheon and January Auction..



It's time to get back into the groove & I look forward to seeing you in March!  Even though the menu is an eclectic culinary mix, this is actually a trip north of the border to my homeland of Canada!  How you say?  Earl's Kitchen & Bar is actually an upscale casual chain which originated in Canada.
Place: Earls Kitchen & Bar, Mall at Millenia, 2nd level (next to PF Chang's)
Date/Time:  Tuesday, March 14, 11:30 a.m.
Restaurant info:  407-345-8260,

Please RSVP to me no later than Sunday, March 12 by phone 407-614-7144 or e-mail at

Scam of the Month........
You are on your computer and a window pops up telling you to call a number immediately. It says there is a big problem of some kind and not to turn off your computer. DON'T CALL. They are crooks. You may not be able to close their message, or your browser, or turn off your computer the normal way. Try holding down the power button until in turns off. After you start your computer again, everything is fine.

Edgewood Children's Ranch Tour

You are invited to tour Edgewood Children's Ranch on March 1st at 10:00 a.m. Please let Mary Greene know if you will be joining us to learn more about the WOW charity for 2016 -2017. Contact Mary Greene at or 407-352-7264

Note: final figures for the January Auction to benefit the E.C. Ranch are in: $1236. Thanks, Ladies.


Tech Tips

Email address privacy and curtesy

When sending the same email to several people you can protect their privacy by entering their email addresses in the Bcc: box instead of the To: box.  You may have to click on the Bcc to get the box to open.  Bcc stands for Blind carbon copy.
Bcc: is a nice and powerful tool. But you still should make it clear that the message was sent to multiple recipients whose addresses are protected using Bcc.  You could mention the other recipients at the end of the email by name, but not by email address, for example. Or you could address them in the email proper, eg Dear Ladies of WOW or Book Club Members.

BTW:  When replying to an email with multiple recipients, use Reply All only when you need to let everyone know your answer. Otherwise you are filling other's inbox unnecessarily. Just use Reply.


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