Mary’s Lemon Cake Recipe

After Mary’s house concert on Sunday, March 19th, many folks asked for Mary’s lemon cake recipe, so here is the recipe for the cake and the glaze.  Enjoy! (and thanks Mary!)

Marys Lemon Cake Marys Lemon Cake Glaze

 

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2017 Mileage

Note: The list is alphabetical by first name.  The month in parentheses indicates that the mileage shown is up-to-date through the end of that month.  The list only reflects the tally for those who have reported mileage this year.

  • Ginny MacDonald 135 (Feb)
  • Jane Baker 328.41 (Feb)
  • Joanne Dempsey 60.23 (Feb)
  • Linda McNerhany 194 (Feb)
  • Lucy Sparrazzo 175 (Feb)
  • Mary Moran  61 (Jan)
  • Nadine Kelly 127 (Feb)

Please send mileage and any corrections to: JDempsey811@gmail.com

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NWC Minutes March 4, 2017

NAPLES WALKING CLUB
NAPLES, FL
MARCH 4, 2017

President, Mary Moran, called the March meeting to order at 8:20 a.m. Twenty-one members were present. Three members have March birthdays: Ginny MacDonald, Janice Rhodes and Sarah Sprague.

The February, 2017 Minutes were approved, as written.

Treasurer Report: Marsha McGuiness reported that the club has a balance of $1,013.85 as of February, 2017. She also reported that we had received thank you letters from St. Matthew’s House and Grace Place for our donations; both organizations were very appreciative.

Membership: Mary Moran welcomed new members Deborah Stevenson and Terri Muldoon to the club.

Mileage: Joanne Dempsey encouraged everyone to submit their mileage to her on a monthly basis.

Tee Shirts: Debbie Vallante indicated that she would be meeting with the t-shirt company. She asked if members would be interested in pastel or other-colored t-shirts rather than only the white shirts. Members responded in the affirmative.

Relay for Life: Mitchell Zale, Relay for Life Volunteer, was our Guest Speaker. The Relay to support the American Cancer Society will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m. and ending on Saturday April 8, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. at Gulfview Middle School. This year’s event has a Dr. Suess theme. He invited the club to join in supporting the Relay and described various options for participating. One option includes having a team table where we could distribute information on the club. About 4,500 participants walked in last year’s relay and this year’s goal is $365,000. All levels of participation are welcome.

NAMI Walk: Mary reported that the NAMI Walk in Cambier Park on February 25th was well-attended by club members. It was a fun and very worthwhile event.

National Walking Day: Mary encouraged all members to participate in National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 5th at 5:30 at Cambier Park. It is sponsored by the Blue Zones Project and will begin with a one-mile walk to the Naples Community Hospital’s Garden of Hope and Courage. Participants will get a Blue Zones t-shirt, enjoy wine after 5, and be eligible for the $1,000 prize drawing if they RSVP on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/Q8ziN Club members were encouraged to arrive by 5:00 and wear their Walking Club t-shirts. Mary is continuing to try to get our club recognized as a Blue Zone group.

Picture Party: Carol Greenberg is hosting a wine and cheese party on Monday, March 13th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at her home. Members will be able to peruse old scrapbooks and take pictures they are interested in. Carol also reminded members about the upcoming Cure PSP Awareness and Memorial Walk being held on Saturday, March 18th at 10:30 a.m. in Mackle Park on Marco Island. Please let Carol know if you are interested in participating.

Palm Cottage: Mary circulated a copy of a brochure on Naples Historical Society’s walking tour of Olde Naples from Palm Cottage on Wednesday’s. She also circulated a sign-up sheet for several alternative dates. Cost of the event is $22 for non-Historical Society members, and $16 for members. The tour starts at 9:30 and last for two hours.

Other Proposed Events: Mary proposed several future events including a walk through the hills of Caxambus on March Island which would be on a Saturday morning with breakfast following. She also suggested a 7-mile hike at Collier-Seminole State Park which would be held during the week. She encouraged members to visit our website at www.napleswalkingclub.org , and to join our facebook page and post pictures. Wendy Bright reported that her sister-in-law saw information on our club in a recent magazine publication.

Next Meeting: The next meeting of the Naples Walking Club will be on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Perkins Restaurant on Pine Ridge Road.

There was no other business and the meeting was adjourned at 8:47 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Carol Mumford

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March 2017 Meeting

The Naples Walking Club March meeting will take place this Saturday, March 4. at Perkins on Pine Ridge following a 7 am walk starting at the Vineyard Park. See you there!

Mary

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Party Sunday!

Our 25th Anniversary/winter party is this Sunday at Forest Lakes Clubhouse, 1058 Forest Lakes Drive (not Blvd) at 4 pm, with committee set up at 3. Each member will bring a pot luck dish, but keep in mind that there will be a cake! Wine is provided, but bring beer if you prefer. It was decided that there is no charge for guests/spouses. The Happy Ukulele Group (HUG) of Naples will be playing and we all can sing along.

If you did not sign up at the meeting, please email, text or call (571 2770) me ASAP to say you’re coming. Looking forward to seeing all of you at the party.
Carol has posted the minutes on the website.

Mary

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NWC Minutes February 4, 2017

NAPLES WALKING CLUB
NAPLES, FL
MINUTES – FEBRUARY 4, 2017

President, Mary Moran, called the January meeting to order at 8:24 a.m.  Twenty-one members were present.  Five members have February birthdays:

*Pat Fermanis
* Thomas Klausing
* Nancy Champness
* Rick Baker
* Susan Camino

The January, 2017 Minutes were approved, as written.

Treasurer Report:  Marsha McGuiness and Carole Levick reported that the club has a balance of $1,132.83 as of January, 2017.

Membership:  Mary Moran welcomed new member Rohini Sakhuja to the club.

Tee Shirts:  Debbie Vallante provided an update of the club tee-shirts, sweatshirts and jackets currently available for purchase. Members were encouraged to let her know what they would like to purchase.

Mary Moran thanked everyone who volunteered at the Naples Daily News Half Marathon water station. Fourteen (14) club members, five Ladies on the Run, several strong relatives of Dorothy Burgess, and friends,  totaling 26 workers participated. It was a fun and worthwhile event.  A special thanks to Margo and Charlie for the bagels and coffee.  Please let Mary know if you can store the trays, spoons, etc. used for this event each year.

Thirteen (13) members attended the January 21st Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary guided boardwalk tour.  The naturalist was a very informative guide and attendees learned about the wildlife, vegetation, and the ancient cypress forest.

Our “winter” club party to celebrate the club’s 25th Anniversary will be held on Sunday, February 12th at 4:00 at the Forest Lakes clubhouse (1058 Forest Lakes Drive, Naples 34105).  The entrance to Forest Lakes is off Forest Lakes Drive opposite the Home Deport on Pine Ridge. Margo and Lovi are coordinating the event; Padric has also offered to assist.  Another volunteer was requested.  Members should bring a dish and wine will be provided.  Entertainment will be provided by HUG, the Happy Ukulele Group, and scrapbooks of past years events will be available to enjoy.  Members will be able to claim photos they would like to have.

The NAMI (National Association of Mental Illness) Walk is Saturday, February 25th at Cambier Park.  Fun, food and entertainment beings at 8:00 a.m. with a 2.5 mile walk at 9:00 a.m.  Members should meet in Cambier Park.  The club will donate $100 to NAMI.

Carol Greenberg distributed a brochure on the Cure PSP Awareness and Memorial Walk being held on Saturday March 18th at 10:30 in Mackle Park on Marco Island.  Members were encouraged to participate.

There was no other business and the meeting was adjourned at 8:55 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Carol Mumford.

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NAMI Walk

2017 – 15th Annual NAMI Walk is Fast Approaching!

Together, we can be a message of Finding Hope! Join us with Grand Marshall, Pete Earley a former Washington Post reporter & best known for his nonfiction book, CRAZY, for our 15th Annual Walk!

When?
8:30-11 a.m., Saturday, Feburary 25, 2017
2.5 Mile Walk, Cambier Park, Naples
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Walk begins at 9 a.m.

Fun, Food & Entertainment!

 

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NWC Minutes – January 2017

                                                       NAPLES WALKING CLUB

                                                                    NAPLES, FL

      MINUTES – JANUARY 7, 2017

 President, Mary Moran, called the January meeting to order at 8:17 a.m.  Twenty-eight members were present.  January birthday wishes were shared with members:

  • Dorothy Burgess
  • Padraic Ivins
  • Jane Baker

The December, 2016 Minutes were approved, as written.

Treasurer Report:  Marsha McGuiness and Carole Levick stated that the club has a balance of $1,005.83.  Members with outstanding dues were encouraged to submit them as soon as possible.

Membership:  Joanne Dempsey welcomed new members Garry Adams and Kathy Cook to the club.

Eight (8) members were eligible for the high mileage award for members with at least 600 miles walked during 2016.  The top 3 members were Jane Baker (1718 miles), Linda McNerhany (1,062 miles) and Nadine Kelly (871 miles).  Bonnie Vaughan, Ginny MacDonald, Lucy Sparrazza, Mary Moran and Joanne Dempsey also walked at least 600 miles.  Mary Moran won the drawing for the $50 high mileage award.  Members who wish to be included in the drawing for 2017 should submit their mileage to Joanne Dempsey (JDempsey811@gmail.com) on a monthly basis.  Only the current month’s mileage needs to be submitted.  Joanne keeping the running total-to-date.

Tee Shirts:  Debbie Vallante shared an inventory of the club tee-shirts, sweatshirts and jackets currently available for purchase. Members should let her know what they would like to purchase, including any that would need to be ordered (an Order Sheet was also circulated).

On behalf of the club, Mary thanked Carol Greenberg for a wonderful and well-attended Christmas party.  Everyone enjoyed delicious dishes and desserts contributed by our talented members.  The Shy Wolf Sanctuary visit was also well-attended and very informative. Wendy Bright did a great job organizing this event. Pictures of our events can be viewed on our Facebook page.

Mary reminded everyone that the Naples Daily News Half-Marathon is next Sunday, January 15th.  We will be working the water stand on Gordon Drive where we will set up on the west side of the street. Please meet at 6:00 a.m. and park on the median between 18th and 21st Avenues South right across from the water stand.  Also bring cookie sheets, plastic pitchers, and long-handled mixing spoons, all labeled with your name.  We are the first and last water-gatorade station for the 1,700 plus runners, and the race begins at 7:00 a.m.  Coffee and bagels will be provided for volunteers.

Carol Mumford invited any members that have not yet signed up for the January 21st Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary guided boardwalk tour to join us.  The tour with a naturalist begins at 10:30 (90 minutes) and the cost is $14.  The sanctuary is located off Immokalee Road near Orange Tree. An optional lunch stop at an Italian restaurant at Russell and Immokalee is planned.

Mary suggested that perhaps members would like to attend the Swamp Buggy Races on January 18-29 at the Florida Sports Park at Rattlesnake Hammock and C.R. 951.  Please let her know if you are interested.

Jackie and Karl Kempe have offered their Forest Lakes clubhouse for our February 12th (Sunday) potluck dinner. A volunteer is needed to coordinate the event.  Members voted that Mary’s ukulele group be asked to entertain at the event.

Thanks to the efforts of Joanne Dempsey, the Naples Walking Club newsletter is being revived.  Please send newsworthy items, jokes, trivia, etc. to Joanne (JDempsey811@gmail.com) before the first of each month.  The newsletter will be distributed during the first week of the month.

There was no other business and the meeting was adjourned at 9:00 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Carol Mumford

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Finance Report – January 2017

january-2017-finance-report

 

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from the Naples Walking Club!

Happy Holidays from the Naples Walking Club!

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