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).

GIVING TUESDAY

Help CARP Give Back this Giving Tuesday

CARP joins the national #GivingTuesday movement to encourage spending with a purpose.  Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday will inspire CARP’s community to take collaborative action to improve our community.

Taking place Nov. 29, 2016 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicating to giving — similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping.

CARP has been raising money to build Men’s and Women’s 12 Step homes, as well as fund the first year of operations. As CARP prepares for residents, the organization will be accepting donations of 12 Step literature (e.g., Big Book, 12 Steps & 12 Traditions) and everyday household items at the CARP office, 1626 Okeechobee Road, West Palm Beach, 33401 on Tuesday, Nov. 29th (10 AM – 2 PM). Items needed include: sealed (or unused) tissues, toilet tissue, paper towels, toothpaste, alcohol-free mouthwash, shampoo, brushes, combs, and other essential toiletries; and, hair dryers and/or hair styling instruments (no bedding or clothing at this time). CARP will also be accepting donations online to offer the gift of recovery to residents.

Give one day, week, or month of recovery

“The most meaningful gift that we can give our children, loved ones, friends and neighbors is the commitment to work together to help build a better world.  We hope you’ll keep us in mind this giving season and remember that the holidays are about giving and creating a better world and community together,” said Kelly V. Landers, chairman of the board.

Give the Gift of Recovery

CARP Men's 12 Step Home

Serving the Alcoholic and Drug Addicted Underserved. Est. 1972.