2017 FWGA Holiday Brunch a great success!

The Women of FWGA donned our festive attire and met at Boundary Oak for our Annual Holiday Brunch on Saturday December 10th. After an hour of socializing and shopping with our old and new friends, we were served a delicious brunch in Boundary’s newly decorated banquet room.

We were next treated to a fun fashion show narrated by John Vetter, our representative from Antiqua and EP Pro. Our member models were Vivienne Sun, Ruta Rudisill, Kathi Kling, Carol Wallace, Sally Panella, Carol Wallace, and Wendy Ngoy. As usual, they put on a great show with lots of great outfits for next season.

After acknowledging all of the new and out-going board members, President, Liz Riddle, introduced Denise Qualls, our Charities chair. Denise thanked everyone for their support this year of all of the FWGA activities especially the annual funding raising tournament. As Charities Chair, Denise had set a high goal for herself this year of $10,000. She was happy to announce we had surpassed that goal and was able to present checks of over $5000 to each of our two Charities: First Tee of The East Bay and Shepherds Gate of Livermore.

Sandee Wiedeman, from Shepherds Gate, was very touched by our donation. She explained how it would be used to provide long-term, comprehensive care to women and children experiencing homelessness due to poverty, addicition, and domestic violence in our area.

April Kenyon, Director of The First Tee of the East Bay thanked FWGA and talked about how our donation would be used to provide programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf to youth in the East Bay. She introduced us again to Alana and Jada from First Tee and asked them to tell us how this program has helped them. It is exciting for us to see the girls over the years grow not only in their golf game but also in their poise and confidence.

Liz expressed heartfelt thanks to everyone in FWGA who has volunteered to continue to make our organization a success and for us to be able to support such important charities.

The event ended with more shopping and socializing. Teresa Alder once again brought her golf cart seats for sale. She had some fun new designs to keep our bums warm this winter. John as usual had a table full of great golf clothes. Our thanks go to John and Teresa.

Thanks to Pat Charles, Event Chair and all of her volunteers for making the event such a great success.

Holiday Wishes to all and we look forward to another great FWGA year!

PS: Remember you can see all of the event pictures on Facebook. You don’t need an account, just go to our FWGA webpage, and select Facebook Event Photos!!!!



FWGA Member Meets Golf Legend Johnny Miller!

IMG_1442.JPGFWGA Member Meg Walsh and friend had the opportunity to meet Bay Area Golf Legend, Johnny Miller in February at a Golf Channel AM Tour event. 

Meg says “He was very nice.  I'm glad I met him before the round because I would have complained to him afterwards that the fairways he redesigned at Silverado were too narrow!!!!”

2016 New Member Mixer Announced




FWGA’s 2016 New Member Mixed  will be held on Saturday, May 14th  at Beeb’s Restaurant,   Los Positas Golf Course, 917 Clubhouse Drive, Livermore, CA.  Over casual breakfast, new members will have a chance to meet our Board Members and hear about all of our upcoming activities.  There will be time to ask questions and best of all they will get to meet other new members. 

Following, the mixer, there will be an opportunity to play a round of casual golf on either the 18 hole or 9 hole executive course.

New Members can register on-line Ghin site under Events by May 5th.  If you would like to join us for golf, please note it in the special instructions area when you register.  You will pay for golf at the course.

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Ramirez, Communication/Membership.

We look forward to a great day!

2016 Holiday Brunch A Great Success



20151212_11242512341351_1078358148870897_7216648811096644097_nThe final event of the year for FWGA was a big success and enjoyed by all. The Holiday Brunch and Fashion show was held at the lovely Round Hill Country Club on Saturday, December 12 and attended by 75 members and guests including the young ladies and their mothers from First Tee of the East Bay.

Attendees came early to shop for gifts and a little something for themselves. Thanks to our three vendors, John, Steve and Teresa who provided us with a great selection of the latest in golf fashion and cart seat covers.   
During brunch, we were treated to our Annual Fashion show modeled by our FWGA members, Joanne Larson, Kathi Kling, Wendy Ngoy, Meredith Weiland, Judith Coleman-Cohen and two of our First Tee  young ladies, Alana and Jasmine.  The models had a great time on the run-way and in showing off a great selection of golf attire.
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Our out-going President, Della Gutierrez,  introduced the board and thanked all of the out-going board members for their hard work the last two years.  She introduced the new incoming board who will be organizing all of our upcoming activities and thanked all of the volunteers who give of their time this year to make this and the many other FWGA events a success.
20151212_113812Every year FWGA donates money to our annually selected charity from funds collected from our events.  This year's charity recipient was First Tee of the East Bay.  This organization helps build character of youth through golf and their nine core values.  April Kenyon, a FWGA member and the Executive Director of the program was presented with a check of $5,785.20.  She invited the young women from First Tee to share their thoughts on what they have gained from the program and to share some of the amazing opportunities they have experienced by their participation.  Members enjoyed seeing how these young women have matured over the years. 
Della introduced Liz Riddle, our incoming president.  Liz thanked the our going board members and  especially Della who has served on the board for the past six years.  She is excited about next year's activities like the 20th Anniversary Reunion Golf Tournament.
Great lunch, great shopping and another great year for FWGA!
Happy Holiday to Everyone!