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Dear Friends, we’ve come to Decemberthe most wonderful time of the year. Family gatherings, holiday parties, Christmas Hallmark movies, yummy treats, holiday lights, holiday music…what could be better?  I hope all of you fully enjoy this beautiful season. I look forward to seeing you at our December Brunch on December 8th at the Estero Country Club. It  promises to be a special event!
 
December also heralds the end of 2022 and, in some ways—we may be happy to see it go, along with the aftermath of Ian. However, there have been many happy Encore moments in 2022. I had chosen generosity of time, talent and gifts as my theme for the year. Our club showed their generosity in all of those areas time and again!  
 
TIME—Our Chairs and Coordinators offered their time and talent to make the year so successful with creative events, wonderful venues, and always pitching in to help. Many of you did the same—setting up for luncheons, assisting at events, welcoming new members and guests, encouraging others to participate. Our Luncheon Coordinator worked overtime when venues canceled—especially because of the storm—and found other beautiful places for us to lunch.
 
TALENTS—So many of you made suggestions to improve how we functioned. We added the Destination Brunch and multiple Destination Dinners to accommodate all those who wanted to attend. We have had beautiful signage at every luncheon. We’ve gone to a lettuce farm, attended a tea party, visited Ringling, and this month the committee has planned our Holiday Dinner Dance—all done with flair and creativity.
 
GIFTS—We collected your generous funds every month for a local charity, rather than making a donation at the end of the year, and you were so generous!  
  • You supported the Ian Disaster Fund with over $1,000
  • You gathered beautiful items and creatively put together baskets, and
  • You donated many gift cards for our scholarship fund.
As president, I am humbled and proud of our generosity this year. Our primary mission may not be charity, but your willingness to be generous in so many ways has grown out of our social interactions and sense of caring. I look forward to 2023 and to see what the future holds for our club!
 
I have not chosen a theme for next year, but several key words are rolling around in my head, and you’ll be the first to know

Thank you for all the support you have shown for the 2022 Board. I have tried to lead with transparency by providing information to the membership. I’ve appreciated your messages that have cheered us on!
My favorite December Holiday drink

 
 

 
Many thanks to the talented James Matiya for providing our banner photos!
 
 
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Estero Encore Club Mission and Implementation
Mission
The Estero Encore Club was established in 2010 for women who have completed 4 years as members of the Estero Newcomers Club. Our mission is to continue to provide opportunities to develop friendships, enjoy planned activities, learn more about our community, and offer ways to give back to that community.
 
Mission Implementation
The responsibility of the Estero Encore Club Board (EECB) is to support the sitting President and the other elected members of the Executive Board who all serve as members of the EECB. As part of that responsibility, the EECB  serves as ambassadors of the club. The EECB represents the total membership, and the EECB's function is to consider the suggestions of all members, by reaching a consensus when jointly making decisions based upon the Estero Encore Club’s mission statement and supporting the good of the entire organization.
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Beyond the Book
Monday, November 28th
2pm to 4pm
Bridge—Experienced Players
Tuesday, November 29th
1pm to 4pm
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Wednesday, November 30th
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Board Meeting
Thursday, December 1st
10am to 12pm
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Monday, December 5th
1pm to 3pm
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Estero Encore Club
PO Box 627
Estero FL 33929
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