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Just Us Girls 

​​Chairman - Betty Espanola  (401) 855-1284

Co-Chairman - Monica Ottomanelli 

(917) 974-3347

54 members of JUST US GIRLS gathered for a Christmas Party on December 2, 2022,

at The Pearl Restaurant in Gulfport. Along with a delicious lunch, the ladies enjoyed

new and old friendships, a grab bag, raffle prizes and holiday cupcakes.

Many thanks to Beverly Finnerty and Joan Kirby who planned this wonderful event!

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JUST US GIRLS is back in full swing! On Sunday, October 30th, 2022, a group of its members attended the 2 time nominated Broadway Musical Comedy, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, at the St. Petersburg City Theatre on 31st Street in St. Petersburg. The show was a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family.

The ladies agreed that it was a full afternoon of pure enjoyment.

1) Some cast members from “THE ADDAMS FAMILY”

2) Monica Ottomanelli, Rochelle Williams, Juanita Sciullo, Gerry DeRaco, Sandy Stare, Marion Bishop, Marion LaPierre

3) Susan Malool, Natalie Reardon, Rosemary Contino, Barbara John
4) Rochelle Williams, Sandy Stare

5) Monica Ottomanelli, Juanita Sciullo

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50 members of “JUST US GIRLS” came together for a Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 3rd, 2021 at the ISLAND GRILL in Tierra Verde.

Many thanks to the Committee who planned this festive event!

1) Fran Yeske, Jan Spears, Joan Barry, Grace Wagenman, Cathy Biersak, Pauline Murphy, Vanda Raukkinas,

    Terri Gregory, Caroline Jacobs, Janet LaFlamme

2) Betty Browne, Christina Haggerty, Lois Santarsiero, Annette Ventola, Betty Espanola, Jennifer Ventola,            Jeanne Flaherty,  Gayla Davis, Diane Dagenis, Elizabeth Zanata

3) Juanita Sciullo, Bev Finnerty, Phyllis Miller, Joan Kirby, Bunny Nissan, Cathy Sturgeon, Iva Lynn, Gerri              Deraco, Doris Bush, Joy Wansor

4) Committee: Bev Finnerty, Joan Kirby, Cathy Sturgeon, Juanita Sciullo, Phyllis Miller 

5) Marie Marshall, Cathy Culler, Jeri Tate, Sandy Stare, G Gonzalez, Loretta Vanderwiel, Bonnie Bolduc, Ann      Lamberson, Ruth Miseunas, Elaine Nashian

6) Monica Ottomanelli, Betty Espanola, Diane Koehler, Susan Malool, Barbara John, Karen Rohr, Marianne     Reisen, Karen Riddle, Marion Bishop

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The good times continued for “Just Us Girls” on Thursday, June 10th,  with a dinner at Carino’s Italian Restaurant located on Blind Pass Road in St. Pete Beach. 26 women shared laughs, stories, and enjoyed new and old friendships.

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“Just Us Girls”  met for breakfast on May 13th at the Comfort Cafe in the Town Shores Plaza to plan their Fall activities and events.

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On Sunday, May 2nd, a group of “Just Us Girls” attended the Neil Simon Broadway show, “Barefoot in the Park” at the St. Petersburg City Theatre on 31st Street in St. Petersburg. It was a wonderful production, and the 1st indoor event attended by the group in a year.

Photo 1: Kathy Biersack, Gayla Davis, Bev Finnerty, Cathy Culler, Annette Ventola, Pauline Murphy,                Gail Wickwire, Joan Kirby, Elizabeth Wargacki, Betty Espanola

Photo 2: Marie Marshal, Deb Staebill, Petie Pawlikowski, Rosemary Contino, Phyllis Miller, Susan                  Mulool, Betty Browne, Bev Finnerty, Juanita Sciullo, Judy Zielinski
Photo 3: Nakashian, Cathy Culler, Sandy Stare, G Gonzalez, Deb Staebill, Monica Ottomanelli

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‘Just Us Girls” gathered in the Courtyard of the Peninsula Inn on Thursday, April 8!

Photo 1: Rosemary Contino and Natalie Riordan (seated), Jean Flaherty, Susan Mulool

Photo 2: Annette Ventola, Lois Santarsiero, Joan Kirby, Pauline Murphy, Elizabeth Wargacki 
Photo 3: Loretta Vanderwiel, Bonnie Boldac, Grace Wagenman, Elaine Makashian, Vonda Rauckinas

Photo 4: Sandy Stare, Debbie Staebell, G. Gonzalez

Photo 5: Jan Spears, Callie Gilberti, Gayla Davis 

Photo 6: Carla Kennedy, Fran Yeske, Janet LaFlamme, Terry Cote’

Photo 7: Marilyn  Carchia, Barbara John, Ann Davis, Karen Rohr

Photo 8: Karen Riddle, Betty Espanola, Pat Murphy (standing), Monica Ottomanelli, Cindy Holst

Photo 9: Phyllis Miller, Bunny Nissan, Petie Pawlikowski, Juanita Sciullo, Betty Browne, Crissy J.,

             Gerry DeRaco, Bev Finnerty

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