When Sarina Rose isn’t quilting blankets for local hospitals or wheelchair bags for nursing homes, she’s typing away at her computer, lost in a world of vintage romance. The GFWC Melbourne Woman’s Club (Florida) member is the author of three books in “The Relentless Series”. The Relentless Brit is a World War II narrative about love, sex, and espionage. The Relentless Italian explores long-distance romance and family, while The Relentless American explores the effects the Vietnam War has on the characters and their relationships.
For seventeen years in New Jersey, Sarina followed her dream of teaching Spanish. Additionally, she worked as a tutor and an insurance service representative, and raised four children along the way. Eventually she continued her studies at Kean University’s graduate school to earn credits in computer usage, reading, liberal studies, science, art history, music history, and cooperative education courses. Sarina also enrolled in an online creative writing class, and began to write full-time!
Now she lives in Florida with her husband and their two dogs. She’s a docent at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at the Florida Institute of Technology, and she leads a discussion about publishing at Senior Adventures in Learning, a non-profit that provides learning opportunities for senior adults.
Sarina is the Arts Chairman for GFWC Melbourne Woman’s Club, which comes as no surprise considering her vast creativity. The club is proud of her books, and can’t wait to read what she comes up with next.
Justine, whose husband Paul is a Vietnam Army veteran, has been an active clubwoman for 17 years. If there’s a club office, she’s held it.
Success For Survivors Scholarship
Each year, GFWC awards scholarships to help intimate partner abuse survivors obtain a post-secondary education that offers a chance to reshape their future by securing employment and gaining personal independence.
Mesquite Club, Inc.
The Mesquite Club, Inc., located in Las Vegas, Nevada, started out the club year with 120 members and now has 132 members. How has the club gained a dozen new members over such a short time? One reason is Club President Cherie Williams’ commitment to raising public awareness of the club in any way possible.