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Suncoast Women in Networking Celebrate 30 Years

Suncoast Women in Networking Celebrate 30 Years

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Port Richey, FL (Oct. 29, 2015) –  Last month,  Suncoast Women in Networking (WIN) held an anniversary party celebrating the networking group’s 30th year.  It was held at Cheryl Lee’s Family Restaurant in Port Richey.

Myrtle Masten, secretary of the club and DJ for the event, planned and presented an Era Party. Members and guests dressed in their favorite Roaring 20s styles or as Rock & Rollers, Hippies or in other outfits honoring women over the years. A beautiful balloon display was provided by member Inez Vasconez, owner of Wonderful Balloons.

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Linda McFarland, president of Suncoast WIN stands by a display board filled with business cards and photos from decades as a popular networking group.

Door prizes donated by participants were distributed, and awards were presented to long-standing members. Everyone enjoyed an open buffet and dancing to DJ Myrtle’s music.  A final surprise was the presentation of a special Suncoast WIN tote bag with “We were networking when networking wasn’t cool!” printed on it and given from the club to all members in appreciation for their support of Suncoast Win over the years.

Over a thousand women have joined the group and attended meetings since Suncoast WIN’s 1985 beginning. Linda McFarland, a financial planner, has been president of the group for more than ten years. Helen M. Beck, an accountant, was recognized for her years as a long-time member.

Each month the group enjoys networking time before and after lunch to promote member’s businesses. Programs by guest speakers to inform or entertain and member presentations on their services are enjoyed during lunch. In December the group has a holiday luncheon at a selected location.

Suncoast WIN is a group of professional businesswomen who meet for lunch to network and develop business relationships on the third Tuesday of each month. For information about the Suncoast Women in Networking group, contact President Linda McFarland at (727) 863-6151. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting is from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Members, guests, and visitors are all welcome.

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