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Successful 2013 and a great start to 2014 for Matlacha Hookers

January 22, 2014
Pine Island Eagle

To the editor:

In 2013, the Matlacha Hookers put over $41,000 back into our community supporting education, senior services, community efforts and those individuals and families in need. We could not have done that without your support.

Our final fund-raiser each year is to serenade Christmas Carols to hundreds of patrons of restaurants and private clubs simply asking for a donation of a dollar or two to support the annual F.I.S.H. Christmas Basket Brigade. Those dollars really do add up.

Because of the generous support from all of you, at our January meeting the Hookers presented F.I.S.H. with checks totaling just over $2,860. We thank you all for your continued generosity.

With a new year, comes a new board. At this time I would like to personally thank every person, organization and business that helped us achieve our goals last year. I am most thankful for the friendships and alliances that were formed for the greater good of Matlacha, Pine Island and its residents.

The Matlacha Hookers can and do make a positive difference to so many.

It's been a genuine pleasure serving with the dedicated hard working members of the 2013 Board of Directors; Vice Madam Lucia West, Secretary Sonya Leonard, Treasurer Karen Garside, Chaplain Tina Bush and Directors Patt Parlon, Ginny Neff, Katie Fisher, Sandy Kerr, Barbara Jameson and Theresa Kramer. We have now completed our term.

On Jan. 13, we welcomed our 2014 board. May I present Madam Theresa Kramer, Vice Madam Katie Fisher, Secretary Sonya Leonard, Treasurer Karen Garside, Chaplain Tina Bush and Directors Sandy Kerr, Barbara Jameson, Melva Wilzbach, Nancy Chandler, Cheryl Costa and Deb Christian.

Good luck to all and I encourage you to continue to support your local Hookers!

DJ Ruscik

Madam Dj vu



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