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November's Speaker, Jim Gentil

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JIm, Joann, Deb and Tyra
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December is a time of celebrating the holidays with family and friends. Many Special Interest Groups will join in the festivities with their own holiday parties. Be on the look out for information from your individual Special Interest Groups. 

I wish the WCGL members and their families a wonderful holiday season and a happy and healthy new year. 

If I can be of any assistance, please contact me at 512-382-7414 or

Jill Ukeiley, Second Vice President, Special Interest Groups (SIG)

gloria crosthwaitTREASURER
Gloria Crosthwait, Treasurer

susan bryceMEMBERSHIP
Please welcome new members Terri Fulton and Barbara Maxwell. We are now 502 members strong and growing! Of these, 72 are new members. If you are a new member and did not receive your Yearbook or Directory, please see me at our next meeting. Remember if you move or change your phone number or email address, please notify me at 512-261-1095 or s_bryce@sbcglobal.net so we can update our records.

Membership in the Women's Club of Greater Lakeway (WCGL) is limited to those women living within the City of Lakeway, Lakeway ETJ and The Hills. Participation in any WCGL Special Interest Group is limited to those women who are paid members of WCGL. You must first become a member of WCGL to join any SIG.

A map of the City of Lakeway, Lakeway ETJ and the Hills may be accessed through this link  - http://www.cityoflakeway.com/DocumentCenter/Home/

A membership form may be found here. 
Please indicate if we may email the monthly Bulletin to you.
If you have any questions, please email me s_bryce@sbcglobal.net

Susan Bryce, Membership

Care and Concern Cards were sent to Jane Benasutti and Jan McLaurin

Condolence Cards
were sent to Betsy Smith and Dottie Stevenson

Thank You Cards
were sent to those entities assisting with the Fashion Show:
Tara Weghorst (Lakeway Resort and Spa), Transformation Salon,
Flowers by Nancy, too!,
Pamela Thomas (Dillard’s) and
Drew Alexander (PSAV Event Technology).

Call (512-590-0951) or send an e-mail to rswilsey@aol.com to identify those in need of cards from the Lakeway Women’s Club.

Sue Wilsey
, Corresponding Secretary

cindy kotradymaureen mulrooneyCOMMUNITY LIAISON
TexArts:  Cabaret Series:
A Cool Yule, A Swingin’ Holiday Revue, Dec. 19

Youth Productions: A yearly tradition: The Nutcracker, Dec: 6, 7.

Holiday Extravaganza, Dec.13,14

Disney’s Alladin Jr. Jan: 17,18, 24, 25.

For information & tickets: info@TEX-ARTS.org or call: 512-852-9079 x101

Associates of Seton:
An opportunity to use your imagination in designing a table and then dress up to welcome 2015 in again.

The Annual Seton Tea: Feb. 7 - The Hills Country Club. Table decorating: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Judging & High Tea 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

For information & tickets: Contact Nancy Clayton: nsclay77@gmail.com or Ann Neighbors: annneighbors@aol.com

Trail of Lights
A cherished tradition and a seasonal delight is the Trail of Lights. Thousands of lights illuminate the walking trails next to the Lakeway City Hall, 1102 Lohmans Crossing. Visitors can see everything from candy canes to Christmas trees along with Frosty, Rudolf and even Santa himself!
The Trail of Lights is on display nightly from 6 p.m. to midnight through to the end of the year.
For more information, please contact Lynn at 512-314-7530.

Lakeway Information
Residents, who leave their home on vacation or have a weekend home, may request the police department to conduct a close patrol of that residence. If something is found to be out of place or suspicious the police department will attempt to contact the homeowner to report the findings.
The Lakeway Police Department provides this service to its citizens at no charge. For more information contact the Lakeway Police Department at 512-314-7590.

Help Our Wounded
Bring in 2015 at the New Year’s Eve Gala held at the Lakeway Resort and Spa, Vistas Ballroom. The event benefits HelpOurWounded.org. For information and reservation deadline contact Dottie Stevenson, 512-266-6460.

Cindy Kotrady, Co-Chair

Maureen Mulrooney, Co-Chair

jan mclaurinYEARBOOK

Jan McLaurin, Chair





It’s beginning to feel a lot like the Holidays! Excitement is in the air and joyful songs are running through the playlist in our heads. Women’s Club has a lot to celebrate. The Runway 14 Fashion Show was highly enjoyable thanks to Co-Chairs, Suzie Leggio and Vickie Taylor, Susan Bryce who coordinated the reservations, and the many of you who pitched in to help.

mary ann funk Now we look forward to more activities. Our awesome Sing Along group will present their 12th annual Green Santa Christmas Show on December 7 at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Lakeway Activity Center. Plan to come early to this popular event.

Out and About is going to Fredericksburg for some holiday shopping. Check out the other Special Interest Group regular meetings and holiday activities described in this newsletter. Oh, what fun!

Sing Along's Mary Ann Funk sings about Christmas Dinner

Women’s Club does not have a monthly meeting in December so we can be with our families during this busy season. May you and your family have a very merry Holiday Season and a New Year full of good health, friendship and happiness. See you in January!

Kitty Lichty, President

sharon gilmorePROGRAMS

casserole queensOur speaker in January is Crystal Cook, who along with her partner Sandy Pollock, co-authored the New York Times Best Selling Cookbook The Casserole Queens. This dynamic duo have taken their fresh-from-scratch meals approach from their Austin, Texas homes to the stages of Throwdown! with Bobby Flay, the Today show, QVC, Martha Stewart Living Radio on SiriusXM 110, Epicurious and many more. They are earning a whole new legion of fans as stars of their own web series on the new YouTube food channel, HUNGRY.

Crystal, formerly of corporate America, brings the marketing and entrepreneurial drive to the team to execute its vision. A true southern belle, Crystal knows her way around the kitchen to every food lovers heart. Sandy is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York City.  Drawing from her diverse culinary background, including stints at Austin restaurants, Jeffrey's and Cipollina, she has enhanced the taste of an old favorite, the casserole, bringing back beloved memories of creating these treasured dishes with her mom and siblings. It is the Casserole Queens' goal to help deliver a little nostalgia with every casserole they create. Come join us for comfort food at its best!

Sharon Gilmore, 1st Vice President

laura deutschjan rouseHOSPITALITY

Luncheon models wearing fashions from Chico's and jewelry from Harrison's Jewelers
From left: Bobbie, Gloria, Karen, Jane, Susan, Nancy, Mary Lee and GIgi

Happy holidays from your hospitality team.

Laura Deutsch
and Jan Rouse, Co-Chairs

karen morter carole dannSOCIAL COMMITTEE

Be certain to mark your 2015 calendars for Friday, March 6. That's the date of the annual spring formal dinner-dance to be held in the Vistas Ball Room at the Lakeway Resort. The theme and details are being kept hush, hush, until after the holiday rush, rush.  Stand by!!


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Womens Club members and their partners donned their cowboy hats and boots for a Sunset Shindig on Sept. 28, at the Pavillion at Highlands Village in Rough Hollow.

About 100 participants enjoyed a barbecue buffet catered by Rudy’s. Afterward, the group two-stepped and line-danced to the sounds of the band, “Where’s Renée? featuring Bahama Billy.” Adding to the fun, Heather Billetter taught the group new line-dance routines.

Karen Morter and Carole Dann, Co-Chairs

suzie leggiovickie taylorSPECIAL EVENTS
Women's Club and Dillard's Go for Style

The Women's Club of Greater Lakeway RUNWAY '14 style show attracted 279 members to the Lakeway Resort and Spa on Oct. 27. The event featured fashions, shoes and accessories provided by Dillard's-Hill Country Galleria, modeled by Women's Club members who rocked and rolled to contemporary hits.

"Dillard's was so gracious to work with us again this year. Not only did they provide the fashions but also sales staff to help our models dress and change. We could not do this show without Dillard's support," said event co-chair Suzie Leggio.

Co-chair Vickie Taylor also thanked Lakeway Resort and Spa, Flowers by Nancy, too!, Transformation Salon, and Mike Heyse of the resort's event technology group for their contributions. "So many helped make this event a success. Suzie and I appreciate how many of our members and area businesses chipped in to help," Taylor said.

Emcee Joyce Christian led off with a sassy, stylized introduction that set the tone for five segments, featuring outer wear, fitness, travel, casual and "Lakeway Haute" designs. The event's theme colors were a deep orange, bright blue, black and dark yellow, which carried out in floral centerpieces, name tags, posters and programs.

"We wanted this to be a contemporary event, with modern colors and fashions that women would want to wear," Leggio said.

"From the beginning Suzie and Vickie wanted to do something unique, and, from the way members rushed to see the clothes after the show, I think their concept succeeded. Best of all, our members had a great time," said WCGL president Kitty Lichty.

WCGL style show co-chairs Suzie Leggio and Vickie Taylor
​celebrate the success of RUNWAY '14.

Models in the finale rock at the Women's Club's style show at Lakeway Resort and Spa.

Stealing the show Sasha is a Havanese-Maltese mix, owned by model Kendra Diamond.

Kim, LInda and Ernie ready for the Outerwear segment.

Amy, Doris, Janet, Cindy, Cherie and Jody gather for a backstage pose.

Suzie Leggio and Vickie Taylor, Co-Chairs

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Charlie Cooley, Chair