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 am writing this letter with a happy heart. I am so thankful we all came through the pandemic and are ready for a healthy and happy summer. I am reminding you that our membership renewal drive is over on the 31st of May and if you are not renewed you will not be in the printed directory.  You can't let that happen! So please send in your check and form to Mary Borgan. You can download one from the website.

It is so wonderful to be able to go out without our masks and visit family and friends again. We must still follow guidelines by the CDC. We are working hard to set up a luncheon for September 17th, which will be 18 months since our last one. Hard to believe, isn't it? 

We are continuing to take care of our charities. We made a sizable end of the year donation to Matthew's Hope and we are continuing to do small projects with Edgewood Ranch. It’s the end of their school year so we will resume in the fall.  

Our clubs and activities are starting up again and will continue through the summer. If you have any questions please call Jennie Forsythe, she is the Activities Vice President.

I wish you all a healthy and happy summer and look forward to seeing everyone in the fall.

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



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.

There will soon be a feature article about WOW in a local magazine. More info when it is published.

Searching for a member's name?

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




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.  
    MAY 31st has passed. Why is this date important?  It’s the last day of our 2020 -2021 year. Our directory now only includes those who have renewed and paid their dues for WEST ORANGE WOMEN.  Our members miss you and our charities need you.  The Membership Application is 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.   

Many of our activities are starting back up.

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


  webmistress-Barbara A.