2016 is here and with the advent of a new year I look back at last year’s events and am thankful for those people who made it happen! In September we welcomed new and returning members at Sisterhood’s Autumn Tea, graciously hosted by Barbara Ebstein. Ellen Deschatres led a spiritual group in Candid Conversations. In November, Bobbi Freiertag planned, and the weather gods cooperated, a delightful lunch and river cruise. In December, with the help of a hard-working committee, I hosted a Spanish Tapas at which Cantor Dannah delighted us with Spanish tunes. In January, Judith Sharpe-Levy led a tour of Ft. Pierce’s Art Mundo followed by a delicious dinner at the Thai Pepper. Joanne Maury and her committee led us in an educational and spiritual Sisterhood Shabbat followed by a delicious Oneg Shabbat.
During February, Ralph and Lynn Oko, Harold Levy, Natalie Feldman, Evelyn Blank and hoards of hard-working men and Sisterhood women delivered, unpacked, priced and sold donated items at our annual rummage sale. The funds earned from this event are an integral part of our annual fundraising efforts. I cannot thank everyone enough for donating your items, and equally important, your time, to this worthy cause.
Dorothy Napp Schindel has planned a tour of Vero’s Art District on February 24th. Your day will being with brunch at Baci, followed by a tour of two local art galleries. On March 10th, Sisterhood’s Mahjongg Tournament takes place, under the leadership of Jane Drucker and Cookie Compton. Women from far and wide (or at least as far away as Port Saint Lucie), gather to nosh and compete. A huge thank you to Ruth Brown, Charlene David and Susan Coren, who sold a record number of mahjongg cards this year!
To me, devotion represents loyalty to a promise, vow or mission. Being devoted means you are willing to stay the course even if the challenges are great. I thank and praise these Sisterhood women and the men for their devotion to Sisterhood.