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.
August Luncheon
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.
2023 Nominations
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!
August Activities
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!
Estero Encore Club 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.
Call for 2023 EEC Volunteers
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Movie & Restaurant 
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Movie: Bullet Train
Theater: Prado Stadium 12

Restaurant: Sushi Thai Too
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Flick Chicks AUGUST
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Bridge—Experienced Players
Tuesday, August 16th
1pm to 4pm
MAH JONGG—Experienced
Wednesday, August 17th
1pm to 4pm
Lunch for Guys
Thursday, August 18th
12pm to 1:30pm
Euchre Couples Club
Friday, August 19th
7pm to 9:30pm
Mix and Mingle
Saturday, August 20th
6:30pm to 8:30pm
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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.