~ General Meeting February 07, 2013 ~
Past Presidents' Dinner ~ 34thAnniversary
Carlouel Yacht and Beach Club, Clearwater, FL
February's General Meeting is an annual event specifically focused on honoring the past presidents of the society. Fourteen past presidents were recognized at this year's annual dinner held at Carlouel Yacht and Beach Club, Clearwater, FL. The festive occasion attended by 85 members and presidents enjoyed a sit down dinner and memories of old and new friendships made through the years.
The tradition of the rose was represented with the presentation of a yellow rose of friendship to each past president for their contribution to the continuation of our club motto To Meet, To Know, To Grow. Founding Past President, Cindy von dem Bussche, shared her experience of how the club began as a means for women to meet one another and the pleasure it gave her to be part of the society's beginnings and seeing it still bringing women together in friendship.
After 34 years the society still flourishes, continuing to grow in size as well as lasting friendships. Being a part of GBYWS affords members a reflection of the past while embracing the relationships that have developed in recent years as well, giving local women an opportunity To Meet, To Know, and To Grow.