Meeting Schedule

12:00 noon each Tuesday (except 3rd Tuesday of each month)
Beef 'O' Brady's - Private Room
300 Cypress Gardens Blvd SE, Winter Haven, FL 33880

3rd week of each month is a happy hour networking social 5:00-7:00pm in place of a lunch meeting. Location varies.

Newcomers and visitors are welcome. Check the meeting schedule below for programs and locations as occasional meetings are held at local nonprofits or businesses who wish to host lunch tours.

Our club has speakers from the local area and beyond to share information, organizations, happenings, and events. Submit your request to be a guest speaker or program presenter by emailing

2016-2017 Program Schedule
(*No lunch meeting)

10/4      Member Showcase: Mike Simpson, Story of Survival
10/11    Lunch with LRHS Key Club @ LRHS Culinary Academy
10/18*  Halloween Costume Social 5:30-7:00 @ The Derry Down
10/25    Rachelle Selser, Green Horizon Land Trust

11/1      Member Showcase: Mike Taft, Poll Worker Experience
11/8      Shelley Henry, Special Olympics Florida - Polk County
11/15*  Networking Social 5:30-7:00pm @ Homeschool Connection
11/22    Rick Stradtman, Florida Kiwanis Division 15 Lt Governor
11/29    Adrian Jones, Legoland Florida Resort

12/6      Member Showcase: Curt Ulch, Stained Glass
12/13    Jeff Spence, Polk County Natural Resources
12/14*  Holiday Party @ Truesdell Residence
12/20*  No Meeting
12/27*  No Meeting

1/3        Fellowship Luncheon
1/10      Renee Pobjecky, Immigration Attorney
1/17      African Safari by Bonnie Parker
1/26*    Thursday Social 5:30-7:00 @ Grove Roots Brewery
1/31      Chris Hazelwood, Charity Challenge

2/7        Karen Winningham, Cypress Junction Montessori
2/14      Valentine's Day Luncheon @ Beef 'O' Brady's
2/22*    Wednesday Social 5:30-7:00 @ Jensen's Corner
2/28      Identity Theft by Brian Reeves, LegalShield

3/7       Stacy Butterfield, Polk County Clerk of Courts
3/14     Terry Simmers, GiveWell Community Foundation
3/21*    Networking Social 5:30-7:00 @ Fire Restaurant
3/28      Bunny Reeves, Charity Fashion Show event

4/4       Internet Security by Chad Tagtow, Citizens Bank & Trust
4/11     Julie Farish, Habitat for Humanity
4/18*   Networking Social 5:30-7:00 @ Slyce Pizza Kitchen
4/25     Kim Long, Polk Vision

5/2       Joe Tedder, Polk County Tax Collector
5/9       Judge Susan Barber, Magistrates
Networking Social 5:30-7:00 @ Fire Restaurant
5/23     Fellowship Luncheon
5/30     Understanding the Farm Bill by Rick Dantzler

6/6       Fellowship Luncheon
6/13     2017 College Scholarship Recipients

6/21*   Networking Social 5:30-7:00 (Weds) @ Grove Roots
6/27     Humane Society of Polk County

7/4*     No Meeting - Independence Day Holiday
7/11     David Berry, The Mission of Winter Haven
7/18*   Networking Social 5:30-7:00 @ TBA
7/25     TBA

8/1       Todd Dantzler, Polk County Board of Commissioners
8/8       TBA
8/15*   TBA (Polk Emerging Leaders Awards & Rotary Bowl)
8/22*   TBA
8/29     Dee Dee Wright

9/5       TBA
9/12     TBA
9/19*   TBA
9/26*   Annual Banquet, details TBA


Past Key Speakers (Click to visit speaker's website)
Congressman Daniel Webster, U.S. House of Representatives FL District 10
Polk County Sheriff, Grady Judd
Polk County Supervisor of Elections, Lori Edwards
Polk County Clerk of Courts, Stacy Butterfield
Polk County Tax Collector, Joe Tedder

County Judge Bob Grode, Florida's 10th Judicial Circuit
County Judge Susan Barber, Florida's 10th Judicial Circuit
County Commission Chair Todd Dantzler, Polk District 4
County Commission Vice Chair George Lindsey, III, Polk District 1
Polk County Superintendent of Schools Kathy LeRoy
Winter Haven City Manager Deric Feacher
Winter Haven Police Chief Charlie Bird
Miss Florida 2015, Mary Katherine Fechtel

Past Program Topics (Click to visit program website)
Achievement Academy
Agape Food Bank
Alliance for Independence
All Saints' Academy
Anchor House Ministries, Dr. Joe Davis
BayCare - Winter Haven Hospital
Bethany Center
Big Brothers & Big Sisters
Boy Scouts of America
Central Florida Speech & Hearing Center
Citizen CPR
Citrus Center Boys & Girls Club
Citrus Connection - Polk Transit
Cypress Junction Montessori
Girls, Inc
GiveWell Community Foundation
Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce
Haley Center
Head Start
Heart of Florida Yoga
Heartland for Children
Humane Society of Polk County
Immigration Law, Renee Pobjecky
Legoland Florida Resort, Adrian Jones
Main Street Winter Haven - Derry Down Project
March of Dimes
Miss Florida Scholarship Pageant
National Guard Family Day
Patient Advocates of Central Florida

Polk Academies, John Small
Polk Aviation Alliance
Polk County Schools
Polk County Sheriff Office - Crime Prevention
Polk Education Foundation, Susan Copeland
Public Education Partnership (PEP) of Winter Haven
Polk State College & Foundation
Polk State College TALON Robotics Program, Naomi Boyer

RN Patient Advocates​ of Central Florida
Six/Ten, LLC - Winter Haven developments
Summerlin Academy Lacrosse
State Attorneys Office, Brian Haas
State of the Spark, Grant Nieddu
Strawberry Festival
Tampa Electric Company (TECO)
The Mission of Winter Haven
Theatre Winter Haven Academy
United Way of Central Florida
Walkwise Florida
Winter Haven Economic Development Council
Winter Haven Police Department

Past Social Venues
Ave Bar
Bean & Grape Cafe
Cypresswood Golf & Country Club
Fire Restaurant
Grape Expectations
Jensen's Corner Bar
Slyce Pizza Kitchen
The Seasoned Stone
Tanners Lakeside



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