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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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Matthew's Hope



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.




Cooking Chicken for a Salad

Need some chicken for a salad, or to top some pasta? This is the method. It takes some trust, but believe me — it works flawlessly every single time.
This method takes trust; you can't check them or really watch them cooking. But I promise that if you follow this method exactly you won't be disappointed. It comes from the old Joy of Cooking, which gives this method its special label: Cockaigne, reserved for only their personal favorite and best recipes.
chicken recipe


aurie ............A Word from Our President......

Dear Ladies, 
            September is upon us, and we will resume our monthly luncheons September 18th at Bonefish.  It looks like we will be visiting some new restaurants in the area this year so watch your newsletter.
                The program for the luncheon will be the presentation of charities for which we will also vote that day.  If you cannot attend the luncheon, voting will also be available by emailing Mary Greene at by midnight on the 18th.
            This is just a reminder.  If you have not paid your dues for this year, they are due by September 30th.  Please help Kim out and get your dues in as soon as possible. Also if you want to start a new activity group please get in touch with Betty Fleshman.
            At the recent board meeting we voted to make members who are 95 or older who has been a member of WOW for two years, honorary members. This means they will now longer have to pay their dues.  If you know of any other members who fit the criteria, please call Kim Crookshanks. 

I hope to see everyone at the luncheon.  Aurie Bremer, President

Aurie or 352-252-0098

What's Going On?

Our next luncheon is September 18th at Bonefish Grill on Sand Lake Road.


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International Dining

In October, let's take a culinary voyage to la belle France!  

Place:  Bistro CloClo, 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd. (in the Marketplace)
Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 14, 11:30 a.m.
Restaurant phone:  407-745-5045
Restaurant website:

Please RSVP to me no later than Sunday, October 12 by phone (407-614-7144) or e-mail (



The Charity nominees for the 2014-15 WOW year will be presented at the September luncheon.  The charities presenting  information on the goals of their charity will be:

FREE- a Christian ministry supported by individual gifts and private foundations.  FREE is dedicated to providing the relationships and practical lifelines necessary to empower incarcerated men and women who are leaving jail and prison to remain free.  It is their guiding principle that lives are truly transformed only in relationships.  The goal is to assist in the transition from prison to society and building self-sustaining lives.

HARBOR HOUSE - Harbor House seeks to eliminate domestic violence by providing safety, shelter, counseling, education, advocacy and justice.  Harbor House has been highly regarded as one of the best comprehensive domestic violence programs in the State of Florida. There are five main programs to support in their mission: emergency shelter, children’s services, community outreach, legal advocacy services and community & professional education. The main program is the 110 bed emergency shelter that is operated 24 hours a day for women and child survivors of family violence. This life saving program has been in operation for 34 years and is the only State certified domestic violence shelter in Orange County.

MATTHEW’S HOPE - Matthew’s Hope fosters the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the homeless men, women, and children of our West Orange community by meeting basic needs, developing skills, and restoring dignity and independence. There are no “hand-outs” everyone works for the assistance received.

Every member is encouraged to vote, either at the September luncheon or by email. The Charity with the most votes will be announced at the October Luncheon, in the newsletter, and on the website.
Kellianne & Mary Greene, Charity Chairpersons

If you can’t make it to the luncheon, email your vote to Mary  Greene at  by midnight on the 18th.


  webmistress-Barbara A.
matthews hope