For the "Ladies Who Lunch," the Pine Island Ladies of the Elks (LOTE) announces our 2012-2013 series of luncheons, fashion, comedy and drama events, along with our 3rd annual Indoor Garage Sale. The cost of each luncheon event is from $10-$20 per person.
All activities are held at the Elks Lodge, 5630 Pine Island Road NW, just west of the center on Pine Island. Mark your calendars now! Gather a group of friends, and join us for some great food, fun and laughter.
LOTE is approximately 70 women strong, who donate their time and efforts to assist the community. They raise money by holding several luncheon events and an annual indoor garage sale, all with the sole purpose of helping local Pine Island charities. Last season, they were able to raise more than $7,000, which was donated to Pine Island Food Pantry, Children's Summer Camp and FISH.
They also have been pleased to be able to donate funds to the Pine Island Elementary School for the purchase of library books, their awards programs and shoes for needy children.
The LOTE invite all local ladies to come and join them - all women who live anywhere from Fort Myers to Europe, Cape Coral to Pine Island, and anywhere in between are welcome. If you are new to the area, and would like to meet new friends, LOTE encourage you to come to their events, or join them at one of their meetings. Meet the wonderful ladies of LOTE, share in their friendship, and in the process, feel the joy of working with like-minded people.
The first event of the season is the LOTE Fall Luncheon and Fashion Show, Thursday, Nov. 15, call Sue Eslinger, 283-7849, for tickets and information.
If You Go:
Monday, Oct. 29: 10 a.m. general meeting
Monday, Nov. 12: 10 a.m. general meeting
Thursday, Nov. 15: Fall Luncheon and Fashion Show
Thursday, Dec. 6: Holidays in Story and Song
Monday, Dec. 10: 10 a.m. general meeting and holiday luncheon and basket donations for FISH
Monday, Jan. 14: 10 a.m. general meeting
Thursday, Jan. 24: Luncheon event, Church Lady Act 2 Lily Grace returns
Monday, Feb. 14: Luncheon event, Janina Bartolo portrays rogue journalist Nellie Bly
Friday, March 1: 3rd annual LOTE indoor garage sale
Monday, March 11: 10 a.m. general meeting
Thursday, March 21: Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show
Monday, April 8: 10 a.m. general meeting, food and annual LOTE pot luck and food pantry donations
Watch the Eagle and other local newspapers for information on the other events as the season progresses.
For additional information about becoming a LOTE member, call the current LOTE president Bonnie Kellen at 283-8677 or Ann Thomas, publicity chair at 283-0415.