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In the summer of 1976, thirteen woman executives met in Pompano Beach and discussed the need for a professional organization and laid the solid foundation for what is now Women’s Executive Club. WEC’s current membership is composed of influential executive and professional women in south Florida, including doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs and corporate executives.

WEC promotes personal and professional growth among executive women. Luncheons, socials, and other club activities such as mentoring, GEM lunches, book club, and fundraising provide networking opportunities as well as occasions to foster friendships with peers. Business contacts and referrals are a natural outcome of membership in our dynamic group.

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From the President: April 2008

From the President

Melissa Rapkin“Wow!”  “ Fabulous!” “What fun!”  These are just a few of the exclamations I heard after our March luncheon. We had a fantastic turnout – 98 – a WEC record. Thank you to:

  • Jan Bullard, our VP of Membership, who went above and beyond organizing the day and welcoming our guests.
  • Ronnie Karlin, our VP of Community Involvement, who secured Ron Magill from Metrozoo as our speaker.
  • Jenny Kelly, our VP of Internal Involvement, and Susie King, our RSVP guru, who made sure check-in went smoothly.
  • Edie Hoppe, Dee Moustakas and Patrice Maenza, who spoke from their hearts about what WEC means to them.
  • Betsy Grant, our party girl, who supplied daisies for the guests.
  • Everyone who invited guests.

It’s very easy to showcase such a great organization when so many dynamic women are involved. It was inspiring to hear how long some of our members have been in WEC. And it was a treat to see women in suits and dresses holding and petting a snake.

Vanessa Koutalidis introduced the women who have been nominated for next year’s board. There is also a mention later in the newsletter about it. If you have not been nominated and are interested in serving on the board, please contact Vanessa. If you are interested in getting more involved, but don’t want to serve on the board next year, please contact Vanessa about our many committees.

Vivien Godfrey hosted the March Cannon Circle at her home. Guests sampled cheeses, English delicacies, homemade cookies (did you know Vivien used to work for Pillsbury?) and Dove chocolates. There’s nothing more relaxing than looking out someone’s front windows and seeing 90’ yachts.

Don’t miss our next luncheon, Wednesday, April 16th, when our speaker will be The Honorable Gisele Pollack. Judge Pollack is an inspiration to all women and anyone who had to struggle to succeed. Mini Jewahar from Merrill Lynch will have a business showcase.

Melissa Rapkin