CARP 2017 Annual Spring Luncheon

CARP Annual Spring Luncheon Draws 240 Guests

Laurie Dhue (Photo: Lance Connelly)

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – March 14, 2017

The Board of Directors of CARP (Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs), Inc. and the CARP Spring Luncheon Committee welcomed two hundred forty guests to its Annual Spring Luncheon at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach Saturday to celebrate the renewal of CARP. Our Honorary Chairwoman was Connie Frankino.

CARP 2017 Annual Spring Luncheon

The Living Room at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach (Photo: Lance Connelly)

Following a reception in the Living Room, where new supporters of CARP mingled with current board members and long-term CARP advocates, music played by piper Patrick Crowley to honor deceased board members Harry S. Hamilton and Ellen Tansey initiated the luncheon as guests moved upstairs to the Royal Poinciana Ballroom.

CARP 2017 Annual Spring Luncheon

Dick Robinson (Photo: Paulette Martin)

Dick Robinson (above) began the luncheon program with the Pledge of Allegiance. Margaret Luce, Chairwoman, joined him to recite the Serenity Prayer and welcome guests. Kelly V. Landers, President of the Board of Directors, followed by stating CARP’s building plans for men’s and women’s 12 Step homes have been submitted to the city of West Palm Beach, and were available for viewing at the luncheon, stating “This is just the beginning.”

Park Miller, speaking as an alumnus of CARP, stated that CARP is returning to its beginning — serving the alcoholic and drug addicted underserved — with the initial projects of the men and women’s 12-step homes.

Guest speaker Laurie Dhue brought an authentic message of recovery to the event. Ms. Dhue spoke of her journey through addiction, transformation, and recovery. You can read more in the Palm Beach Daily News article.

Committee members include: Lavinia Baker, Kerry Coyle, Lynda Henry, Rick Hutchinson, Esq., Barbara Katz, Margaret Luce, Chairwoman, Park Miller, Carl Nicola, Margaret Donnelley, Elizabeth Matthews, Fran Marcone, Robert Needle, Xiomara Ordoñez, Brittnye Parker, Alicia Vannini, Todd Weintz. Volunteers included Diane Seltzer, Amanda Marino, and Brenda Smith.

Note: Featured Image, top: Royal Poinciana Ballroom at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, with floral arrangements by The Palm Beach Connection (Credit: Lance Connelly).

CARP Women's 12 Step Home

CARP Resumes its Annual Spring Luncheon

The Board of Directors of CARP (Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs), Inc. and the CARP Spring Luncheon Committee (see below) are delighted to announce that the organization has resumed its annual spring luncheon, to honor the legacy of CARP’s past and thank those who are funding CARP’s new campus.
 Laurie Dhue

Laurie Dhue

The luncheon is scheduled for Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, with a reception beginning at 11:30 AM. The honorary chairperson is Connie M. Frankino, and the Chairperson is Margaret M. Luce. The guest speaker, Laurie Dhue, is a veteran news anchor who will bring a message of recovery. Tickets are available on CARP’s website, carpinc.org/events, or by calling CARP’s main office at 561.844.6400.
The luncheon will provide an opportunity for the CARP Board of Directors and the Spring Luncheon Committee to show appreciation for the enduring support of its community, while sharing CARP’s future plans. CARP’s vision includes unique, gender-specific 12 Step Homes for men and women that support supervised, abstinence-based recovery and offer hope to Palm Beach County’s most vulnerable. CARP residences will employ an abstinence-based 12-step recovery model proven to be effective against addiction.  Contributions will support the development and operation of CARP men’s and women’s residences.
CARP Men's 12 Step Home

CARP Men’s 12-Step Home

“CARP is returning to its beginning, serving the alcoholic and drug addicted underserved, with the initial projects of the men and women’s 12-step homes.  We ask all who have supported CARP in the past, and all who wish to do so in the future, to join us!” says Kelly V. Landers, President of the Board of Directors.