September 23, 2021
Doors open at 10:30am for check-in/social time. Brunch will begin at 11:00am prior to the meeting. (Please do not arrive any earlier as the room will not be ready for seating).
LUNCHEON COST: $17. Contact Mary Shell at 859-6299 for reservations. Checks must be received by May 16th. There will be no exceptions.
French Toast w/syrup
Grits w/extra shredded cheese on the side
Fresh Baked Biscuits w/butter and jellies
Coffee, Tea and Water
Chef’s Salad (with fruit cup) is offered as an alternative to the menu. Guests should be advised of this option. If a salad is desired, it MUST BE noted on the reservation check. Otherwise, you will NOT get a salad. No changes can be made after reservation deadline. NOTE: Salad dressings available are Italian, Light Italian, or Ranch only.
Melissa Nelson, State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit (Duval, Clay and Nassau Counties) is our guest speaker. Ms. Nelson will be speaking about the priorities of the State Attorney’s Office, including two very exciting news-worthy initiatives: 1) the announcement of the Conviction Integrity Review case in March. This case has led to the release of 2 men convicted of murder over 40 years ago, where the evidence suggests a wrongful conviction. 2) the state-of-the-art Crime Gun Intelligence Center which rolls out the end of April. Ms. Nelson's presentation will be followed by a Q & A session.
SPECIAL FUTURE EVENTS
“Mama Mia” at the Alhambra - September 7 - Save the Date! We have a limited number of seats, but tickets are still available. Arrive 11am for 12:30pm performance (no car pool). Payment for show and gratuity is $47.00, checks only, made out to Mandarin Women's Club by August 8th. You may pay at the May meeting or mail to Debbie Jones. Call or email Debbie for information.
Other Events this Month
Travel: May 3 – We will be exploring our artistic side at Painting With A Twist. We will meet at Blackstone Grille, 112 Bartram Oaks Walk, Suite 102, Fruit Cove, FL at 11:30am. After lunch you can walk or drive to Painting With A Twist located at 104 Bartram Oaks Walk, Suite 105, at 1:30pm. Bring your drinks and snacks. They provide wine opener, cups/plates and napkins. We will be painting “Cheer Y Blossoms” with a choice of colors. After sign-up, you will be emailed a link where you can specify colors, register and pay for your session. Cost for the painting session is $35.00. Space is limited. If you have any questions, please call Sue Wojtowicz or Renee Ware.
PICNIC: May 4 - Losco Regional Park, 10931 Hood Road South, Jacksonville. No Cost. The same restaurant that always supplies our delicious BBQ will be feeding us again. Husbands are invited. Be sure to sign up and put your husband on a separate line! (TWO PEOPLE = TWO LINES). We need to know how much food to bring. We will start at 11:30am and eat at 12 noon. There is limited seating so please bring a chair. We will all go thru the line one at time. When everyone has been thru the food line once, you may go thru a second time. If you have questions, contact Barbara Petty.
Antiquing: May 10 – We will be traveling to Green Cove Springs to check out The Treasure Box, then heading to Fleming Island to the famous Whitey’s Fish Camp for lunch. On the way home we will stop at a cute nearby shop, Junque in the Trunk Fleming Island. We will meet at Hobby Lobby @ 9am. Rider’s share is $7.
Movie Mania: May 14 – We will be viewing “Green Book”. We will be having lunch at Osaka Grill next to Winn Dixie at the corner of San Jose & Loretto at 11:30 am. The movie will be at Harbor Chase, 3rd floor theatre at 1:00pm. Contact Toby Richmond to register.
Mangia Mamas: May 17 - We will be having lunch at “Coop 303” at 303 Atlantic Boulevard, Atlantic Beach. We will meet at Hobby Lobby and leave at 11:15 a.m. Rider’s share is $5.00 cash to driver. If you did not sign up at the April luncheon, contact Linda Sherrod.
Game Day: May 19 – Singles and Couples. Sunday, 2-5/6pm at Al's Pizza located at 8060 Philips Highway - No RSVP - Questions? Contact Debbie Jones
Night Train: May 31 - Singles and Couples. Meet at the River Lounge at Westminster Woods at 6:30pm for social time; play will begin at 7pm. Park in any spot to the left of the flagpole in front of the building. There is no host, so please bring snacks to share and your own beverages. The decision to play with quarters or keep score will be determined by each table. Sign up at the luncheon, or contact Iris Read. Sign up is not required; but if you do, Iris will send you a reminder.