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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.........
 Happy New Year to all of you!!,
I hope that you all enjoyed your holidays with family and friends. Our December luncheon was a success as usual. Sky sang Christmas songs well as old favorites. With his snappy red fedora and colorful vest, he put us all in the holiday mood.
This month our luncheon will be at Bonefish Grill on Sandlake Road, and our program will be our Re-gift Auction. This is your chance to donate the “special” gifts you received that just don’t fit your lifestyle. All the gifts are beautifully wrapped, so you get a surprise when you open them.  All of them are new items worth at least $15.  Mary Campbell will again  be our auctioneer, and she’ll lead us thru a fun and exciting bidding process.  All the proceeds will go to our charity for this year, Edgewood Children’s Ranch. So please come to the January luncheon and bid on a beautifully wrapped gift. 
And lastly I wish you all a Very Happy and Healthy New Year!!

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

Check out Pictures of everyone at the December Luncheon.

Just for Fun

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


CROCHET BABY HAT     Newborn to 3 months       Pattern from friend that does new baby hats for another hospital.
Head Circumference:  14 inches
Baby Sport Yarn    1 ounce      Acrylic yarn
H Crochet Hook  (5.00mm)
[For a smaller size use Take Me Home baby yarn (not fingerling) ]
[ Size G Crochet Hook (4.00)]
Note:  Beginning CH 2 does not count as a stitch in this pattern.
HAT:  Beginning at top of hat;  chain 4, sl st in first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1 (Right side):  Ch 2, work 13 dc in ring, join with sl st in first dc.  13 sts.
Rnd 2:  Ch 2, turn, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st in first dc.  26 sts.
Rnd 3:  Ch 2, turn, dc in first st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st, repeat from* around ending with 2 dc in last st,
              join with a sl st in first dc.  39 sts.
Rnd 4:  Ch 2, turn, *dc in first two sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around, join with a sl st in first dc .  52 sts.
Rnds  5 – 16:  Ch 2, turn, dc in each st around, join with sl st in first dc.  52 sts.
                         Do Not Turn at end of last row.
Edging:  (Ch 1 and sc) in each st around, join with a sl st in first sc.  Cast off.  Weave in ends of yarn.


What's Going On?

Our next luncheon is January 19th at Bonefish Grill on Sand Lake Rd.
Pictures of everyone at the December Luncheon. CLICK

red hats

RED Baby Hats – Florida Hospital 2017 
ATTENTION WEST ORANGE WOMEN if anyone is interested in making hats for newborns, please contact me. Darby
or cell 407-491-7415. You can use your own pattern or use these patterns.  
Newborn Crochet Hat

Newborn Knit Hat

Volunteers are joining the American Heart Association to celebrate February American Heart Month by knitting and crocheting red hats for babies born in February.   Our goal is to collect more than 1,000 hats, one for each baby born at our hospitals in February 2017. The deadline to drop off  hats for the donation ceremony is Sunday. January 15; however, we will continue to accept hats throughout February.
Little Hats, Big Hearts honors babies, moms and heart healthy lives. The red hats will be given out during American Heart Month to empower moms to live heart healthy lives and to help their children do the same while also raising awareness about congenital heart defects.
Drop Off Locations
Florida Hospital Altamonte – Main Lobby
Florida Hospital Apopka – Main Lobby
Florida Hospital Celebration Health – Main Lobby
Florida Hospital East Orlando – Main Lobby
Florida Hospital for Women – Main Lobby
Florida Hospital Kissimmee – Main Lobby
Florida Hospital Orlando – Ginsburg Lobby
Florida Hospital Winter Garden – Main Lobby
Winter Park Memorial Hospital – Main Lobby
American Heart Association  237 E. Marks Street  Orlando, FL 32803
Yarn specifics:   RED, cotton or acrylic, medium to heavy weight, machine washable and dryable.Simple patterns with no bows or buttons and no pom-poms on very tiny preemie sizes.

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. Turn off or restart your computer immediately. They are crooks. After your computer comes back online, everything is fine.


Recipe of the month

Pecan Pie.
Do you have one? Send it to me. _______________________________
Household Tip:

"How to Wash and Whiten Pillows" b


International Dining

In January, let's stretch the holiday season and celebrate the Asian New Year with Thai cuisine.

Date/time:  Tuesday, January 10, 11:30 a.m.

Place:  Thai Blossom, 99 W. Plant Street, Winter Garden  407-905-9917
Please RSVP to me no later than Sunday, January 8,  407-614-7144 or

Tech Tips by
Barbara Aboushahba

This month: What not to do when adding a hyperlink to your document.

Do not change the color of the text. Do not underline the text. When you create the hyperlink, it will change color and underline automatically according to the default settings for your program.





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