Dear Members,
We are heading towards one of the busiest months of the year, and the end of 2023. I think it is the most magical month—filled with hope, joy, and wonder during the holiday season. Time to seriously record and watch the Hallmark movies at my house! 
December signals the end of one year and the beginning of another—a fresh start and time to reassess and make goals. My term as President of Encore is coming to an end and the planning, freshness, and excitement of Encore 2024 is about to begin.
It has been an honor to be your president the past two years, but I look forward to giving up the duties that come with the office. It’s a time for me to reflect on Encore 2023 and think about what we have accomplished related to my theme for the year…opportunities for friendship, kindness, and generosity. So many of our activities have been built on these opportunities. 

When I developed my 2023 theme, I knew that kindness and generosity went hand-in- hand. You have shown those qualities in so many ways…
Kindness & Generosity
  • Quickly cleared the Giving Tree of tags to buy gifts for children served by Guardian ad Litem
  • Generously supported our scholarship fund raisers and many local charities through monthly raffles and donations.
  • Gave your time to… 
    • Volunteer to host an event,
    • Donate gift cards, baskets, and bundles,
    • Cleaned up after events,
    • Brought food and refreshments,
    • Served on planning committees, and
    • Graciously volunteered for board positions. 
I’m proud to be part of an organization that is so boldly generous.
We have had many new special events and strong interest in our activities. There have been waiting lists, but the chairs have found ways to accommodate more members in various ways. I have met so many of you and consider you friends within Encore and now when I run into members—on the street, or Publix, or shopping, or dining out—there’s a smile, recognition, a wave and often, time to chat. I’m grateful for the friendliness of our members.
Don’t miss the events below as we finish out 2023. 
I hope you can fit them into your holiday plans!
December Meeting/Brunch
Our December Meeting/Brunch will be December 7 at the Estero Country Club at the Vines
  • Registration & Social—10:30 AM
  • Entertainment—Sisters of Song 
  • Brunch—11:00 AM 
    ...Payment due by November 30.
Most recurring events have ended for 2023, but we still have openings for our… 
  • Annual Holiday PartyDecember 3 
  • Floral Arranging WorkshopDecember 6 
  • Gift Swap and DinnerDecember 10
I wish you a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. It will be so special in my family this year because my youngest grandchild, Hannah, will be 1 year old, and we’ll see it through the eyes of a tiny child, once more. My other grandchildren are 17 and 19! 

We’re taking a family trip to Disney in mid-December with the baby, too! I’m spending New Year’s with my cousins at my mountain lake cottage in Maryland, and I’m hoping for snow. I’m grateful to have these experiences to look forward to!
Best wishes to all of you and to the 2024 Board! I can’t wait to see what 2024 brings!

Many thanks to the talented James Matiya for providing our banner photos!
EEC Annual Scholarship Fund Donations
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Current Donations    $260
Happening Next
Thursday, November 30th
Board Meeting
Friday, December 1st
10am to 12pm
Yarn and Chat
Monday, December 4th
1pm to 3pm
Bridge—Experienced Players
Tuesday, December 5th
1pm to 4pm
Encore Newsletter Deadline
Thursday, December 7th
Save the Date
Holiday Party
Dec 3rd
Floral Arranging
Dec 6th
Book Talk
Jan 17th, 1:00 p.m. at Belle Lago Clubhouse
EEC Mission and Implementation
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.
Club Address
Estero Encore Club
PO Box 627
Estero FL 33929
Sister Club—Estero Newcomers
*If you are not an Estero Encore Club member, but are looking for women's social opportunities, please know that our membership is limited to those who have moved up from our sister organization—Estero Newcomers Club. To learn more about them, click: Estero Newcomers Club.
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