15 April 15  |  Living   |  

Golden Girls Members Enjoy Gatherings for Good Times

The Golden Girls of Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club may have very little in common with Blanche, Rose, Dorothy and Sophia from the popular television show “Golden Girls,” but the spirited group of 120 women enjoy gathering to have fun with fellow members.


The Golden Girls started six years ago when the group of ladies wanted to have fun get-togethers like themed Happy Hours. The group’s meetings evolved and now has a standing date on the third Wednesday of each month from August through April from 6-8 p.m. Meetings are rotated between members homes with the hostess also providing glassware, plates, cutlery and napkins.


It’s up to the other members to bring refreshments and beverages to share. The meetings generally have a theme like the recent St. Patrick’s Day, spring or Easter, and fall or Halloween. The Golden Girls featured Moonshine during the September 2014 meeting. And they also host a Fall Golden Girls event.


Marian Speed, who helped organize the group, sends an email invitation to members to remind them of the monthly theme, date and location. Since most members travel during the summer, the Golden Girls take a hiatus from May through July. However those who can join each other for Spa Nights and other gatherings.

“The chance to meet other neighbors or members is priceless. It has made contacts for golf, tennis, bridge, walking, horse events and spa activities easier to join and feel welcomed,” Speed said. “There’s nothing better than having a familiar face when coming to new surroundings.”

She added that the ladies share information and make new friends. Ladies interested in joining the Golden Girls should contact Marian Speed via email at speedm55@gmail.com.

And rest assured, email addresses are kept private and will not be used for other purposes.

The Golden Girls group is just one of the many fun activities our members can find at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club to enjoy.