jim gentil and members
November's Speaker, Jim Gentil

From Left: Cathy, Cheryl, Alice,

JIm, Joann, Deb and Tyra
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December was a festive season for the Special Interest Groups, and with the New Year comes exciting and interesting programs. This month I will be highlighting Expats, Antique Club, and The Three M’s: Music, Plus Movement with Maureen at our January WCGL meeting.

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 Portia Arms, Elaine Brady, Michelle Brown, Lisa Butler, Lucille Davis, Stacy Johnson, Rita Lee, Marie Teresa Moga, and Shannon Stewart. We now have 511 members includint 81 new members. Way to go! If you are a new member and did not receive your Yearbook and Directory, please see me at our next meeting. Please notify me at 512-261-1095 or s_bryce@sbcglobal.net for any address changes, phone number or email changes, so we can keep our records up to date.

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 Paula Tye, Sharon Gilmore, Betty Brecher, and Patsy Brister.

Condolence Cards were sent to
Suzie Leggio on the death of her brother-in-law.

Thanks to those of you who call or send e-mail updates to me at (512-590-0951) or  rswilsey@aol.com. Our friends appreciate the Women’s Club notes.

Sue Wilsey
, Corresponding Secretary

cindy kotradymaureen mulrooneyCOMMUNITY LIAISON
Literacy Partner Volunteers Needed.

Research shows that children not reading at grade level by the end of third grade are four times more likely to drop out of school.

To address literacy, Lake Travis ISD has approved a state award winning literacy program for kindergarten through third grade students.

Volunteers are paired on a-one-to one basis for 30 minutes. The students practice oral reading and then are read to by the volunteers.

Consider becoming a literacy partner for this worthwhile program at one of the Lake Travis Elementary Schools. 

For more information contact Karen Domen at jkdomen@yahoo.com

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

Winter Break Camp: The Best of Frozen. Dec: 29-31 & Jan. 2.

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

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

Cindy Kotrady, Co-Chair

Maureen Mulrooney, Co-Chair

jan mclaurinYEARBOOK

Jan McLaurin, Chair





Happy New Year! We hope you are having a wonderful holiday season with family and friends.

Mark your 2015 calendars for the monthly Women's Club's meetings on the 4th Monday of each month. Sharon Gilmore has chosen wome wonderful speakers beginning on January 26 with the "Casserole Queens", Crystal Cook and Sandy Pollock. Check Sharon's article for further details. Carole Dann and Karen Morter are busy planning the Black and Bling Spring Dinner/Dance to be held March 6 in the Vistas Ballroom. With all that bling, I know this will be an event you will not want to miss! I cannot wait!

January and February are very important months because we look forward to the future of the Women's Club by submitting names of our talented members to anyone on the Nominating Committee: Sherry Bettis, Janet Eaddy, Betty Haley, Maureen Mulrooney, Kay Threadgill, and Chair, Jane Benasutti, Parliamentarian. Please note that only the Executive Board is elected by the membership. The Standing Committee Board is selected by the incoming President, with the help of your suggestions. The slate which the Nominating Committee proposes is presented at the March meeting, voted on in April, and installed in May. A recommendation form with information is in your bulletin. We are countying on you to give us your input!

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  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
The Women's Club's January 26 meeting in the Vistas Ballroom features our customary coffee and conversation at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting beginning at 10:00 a.m. featuring the "Casserole Queens". Following the meeting, we hope you will continue your day by joining other members and guests for a delicious buffet in the Rio Grande Room prepared by the Lakeway Resort. This is a wonderful opportunity to convere with friends as well as meet new members and guests.

You may make a luncheon reservation by sending in the form inculded in your bulletin and a check payable to WCGL in the amount of $20/members or $25/guest to Jan Rouse 606 Golf Crest Ln, Lakeway, TX 78734 by Monday, January 19. We would like to recognize the new members who have joined since May 2014. Be sure to note on the reservation form if you are one of these new members. There are places to indicate guests and special dietary requests also.

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

Laura Deutsch
and Jan Rouse, Co-Chairs

karen morter carole dannSOCIAL COMMITTEE

Black & Bling Ball is the theme for this year's spring dinner/dance to be held Friday, March 6, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the Vistas Ballroom at the Lakeway Resort. The cost will be $65/person for members and non-members. See the reservation flyer for details and a reservation form. Questions? Contact Karen or Carole at her new email address,

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

charlie cooley4th of JULY FLOAT
Charlie Cooley, Chair