Welcome to August and the throws of summer—even our pool water isn’t refreshing during August! August is considered the Dog Days of Summer when temperatures are up!
The dog days of summer dates back to the ancient Greeks and Romans who tracked the weather by the stars. During late July and early August, the Sirius Dog Star would appear just before the sun, signaling the hottest days of the year. They were called the days of the dog star which, in modern times became—the dog days of summer. Growing up, I thought it meant—our pet dogs would lay in the grass to cool off because it was so hot!
And...The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts an above average Atlantic hurricane season—now that’s enough to put folks on edge and to be a bit cranky.
I think August is the perfect month to lower the stress of the heat and threat of storms by…taking care of yourself, family, friends, and community. Encore groups and activities provide fun and relaxing options that may just help you care for yourself and others.
Our luncheon on August 18 will be at the Estero Country Club at the Vines. Our speaker will add to your knowledge of care for yourself, family and friends by discussing healthy eating and bone health.
Special Note: Our scholarship winner, Justine Kalacharon, and her mother will be at the luncheon. Justine will say a few words during the business meeting.
November Fashion Show and Raffle
There is a notice in the newsletter about our November Fashion Show and Raffle. The format will be a bit different this year.
Individual items will be replaced with—Restaurant Gift Cards. Anita Cody will organize Restaurant Row for the gift cards that should be at least $25 each. If you would like to donate one, please contact Anita.
We will raffle gift baskets valued between $50-$100. Our goal is to have 25 baskets. You may choose to create a basket by yourself, or get together with a few other members to create one! Contact Cathy Frank about your basket. The proceeds from this raffle support our 2023 scholarship fund. Remember, guests are welcome.
It's time for nominations for President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. In addition, there are numerous other positions that will be appointed by the in-coming President. Don’t wait to be asked! Volunteer now.
In the newsletter there is information on how to volunteer and the names and contact information for the nominating committee. Our club is only as strong as the members who step up to help. Ready to Volunteer?…Click the Feature Box on our home page: Call for 2023 EEC Volunteers
Many hands make light work!
Be sure to read about and sign up for the many August activities to add to your care this month…Paradise Readers, Flick Chicks, Games, Breakfast Club, Destination Dinner, Woman to Woman, Beach Day, Mix ’n Mingle, and Cocktails and Conversations Party. I hope to see you at some of them. Sign up early and if the event is closed, put yourself on a wait list, because there are always cancellations.
Stay cool, focus on care, have a good month!
Many thanks to the talented James Matiya for providing our banner photos!