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Luncheons & Events

Connecting & Discovering

FEW is known for its informative luncheons, fun get togethers and its fabulous retreat. Get to know us.


On the first Tuesday of every month, FEW members get together at the Citrus Club to connect. There are three different types of luncheons throughout the year.

Inspiring and Educational Luncheons featuring Guest Speakers

The majority of our luncheons throughout the year have featured speakers where we hear presentations on a wide range of topics. Past speakers have included local, state, and national politicians, members of the judiciary, government leaders, industrialists, entrepreneurs, and other prominent newsmakers. Members are encouraged to bring guests.

Members Only

Twice a year, we meet to discuss all things FEW. It’s a chance to connect, hear committee updates, ask questions and give feedback.

Then, once a year, at the Fun Luncheon, we get together to let our hair down and, well, have some fun. It’s unique every year. In the past, we’ve featured fun folks like Bob Kodzis with Flight of Ideas and improv group, I am 50Million’s.

Scholarship Luncheon

The most popular luncheon of the year! We get a chance to meet the FEW Scholarship Recipients, hear their inspirational stories and learn how FEW Scholarships will impact their lives and futures.


Throughout the year, we always have something going on. Attending FEW Events are a great way to get to know other members, learn new things and socialize.

Member Retreat

Every year, FEW hosts a weekend Retreat where the busy ladies of FEW get away to enjoy some much needed downtime. It’s also a time to connect and have some fun. Last year, the FEW Member Retreat was held at the Hard Rock, Daytona — good vibes, only!

Just a few of our Past Speakers and Topics

John Rife, East End Market 

Dr. Albert Manero, PHD-Limbitless 

Downtown Orlando Update
UCF-Creative Village-EDC-City of Orlando, Thad Seymour, Craig Ustler, Brooke  Bonnett

Women of STEM
Dr. Advent & Kady Johnson

Economic Forecast
Tim Giuliani

My Secret Life in the CIA
Michele Rigby Assad

Legislative Panel Update
Leticia Adams (Walt Disney World), Michelle Strenth (Orlando Health) and Robert Stuart (Gray Robinson)

Surviving Tragedy While Remaining Positive
Barbara Poma

Self Defense
Andy Tolbert

Second Harvest Food Bank – Culinary Program
Susan Reimer-Sifford

Economic Forecast
Dr. Sean Snaith – UCF

US Tennis Association
Andrea Hirsch

Nemours Children’s Health
Dana Nicholson Bledsoe

Orlando Ballet
Robert Hill – Artistic Director

Protect Yourself from Fraud
Theresa Romnebaum

Orlando City Soccer
Kay Rawlins

Pet Alliance of Orlando 
Kerri Burns

Orange County Medical Examiner
Dr. Garavaglia

Economic Development Community
Holly Wiedman

“Devil in the Grove”
Paul Perkins, Jr Attorney-D

Ten Things to do for Your Heart Health
Kimberly Bell, AdventHealth

Orlando Economic Partnership
Dr. Dale Brill / Dynamics of Our Economy

State of Orange Cty/Rise of a Woman of Color Orange County
Amy Mercado, Property Appraiser

Cari Coats, Accendo Leadership Group

Orange County Update
Phil Diamond, Orange County Comptroller

Hope Partnership
Rev. Mary Lee Downey

Brightline Railway
Katie​ Mitzner, Dir. Of Public Affairs

UCF Update
Dr. Alexander Cartwright, President, UCF

Valencia College Update
Dr. Kathleen Plinske, President, Valencia Community College

Growing Bolder
Mark Middleton

Uncomfortable Truth
Diane Corso

Critical Care Nursing
Dr. Mary Lou Sole

Positivity In Action
Melenie Griffin, Secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Prioritize You
Cherlette McCullough

Hard Work Creates New Beginnings
Lisa Munyon, Chief Judge, Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida

The How of Happy
Tisse Mallon


Types of Events

Happy Hours
Local and Women-owned Restaurants

Holiday Celebration
Past performances have included the Orlando Philharmonic, Alex Glover-Edgewater Chorus, The UCF Dance Troupe, Belles & Bows, among others

FEW Talks (virtual and in-person)
Past events have featured Anna Eskamani, Suneera Madhani, Universal Studios D&I Group, FEW Member Panels, among others


  • Champagne and Wine Tastings
  • Concerts
  • Golf Outings
  • Museum Tours
  • Sporting Events
  • Chinese New Year Celebration at Lam Garden’s

Book Clubs
DE&I and Traditional