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Huge thanks to the Broad Reachers for hosting the Winter 2023 FWSA meeting!

In Florida's perfect winter weather, women from Dunedin to Venice gathered in Pass-A-Grille to renew old friendships and form new ones knowing that your future friend shares your love of sailing. Before the meeting began and during a couple of "recesses," Carroll McClain, MM, and JoAnn Simmons, BR, organized, priced,and sold members' donated items to attendees to raise funds for the Young Woman Sailor of the Year award. Thank you to all who donated and who purchased items. The total raised was $715! And 50/50 raffle tickets were sold by Marti Cochran, BR, DD & SS, and Suzanne Boohar, BR, RR, SS, & WL, throughout the morning raising a total of $286, The winning ticket was held by Lee Nelson, DD, who graciously donated her winnings back to help fund the award.

I will be adding photos here in the next few days as I receive them from attendees. Here are a few that I have so far:

The morning's featured speaker was exceptionally interesting though he couldn't discuss any particular details on sailing. Instead, he spoke on ways to maintain our bodies through yoga, pilates, or chiropractic massage so that we can continue to sail at our best. Dr. Scott Rubin has a clinic at 1700 Dr. M.L.K. Jr. Street N, St. Petersburg 33704. If you were unable to attend the meeting, you'll definitely want to talk with a fellow sailor who did to get more information. Here is a link for an excerpt of his presentation Dr. Scott Rubin's presentation at FWSA Winter Meeting.

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