Women’s Connection welcomes singer, pianist and speaker Mary Hollan on May 14

Mary Hollan

Mary Hollan

Susan Reynhout, Publicity Chairman

Mary Hollan, speaker and singer/pianist originally from Aberdeen, South Dakota, will be our guest speaker. She shares her heart through her music. Mary’s musical career includes opening for Chubby Checker, the Coasters, the Drifters and the Supremes while singing with a Sedona based band. A couple of highlights in her career include singing for Senator John McCain and performing the National Anthem at a Diamondbacks baseball game. Mary uses her talents several days a week entertaining at memory care units and nursing care settings throughout the state. She also volunteers as a foster parent for injured animals with the Arizona Humane Society. She currently lives with her husband, Rob and many animals in Goodyear, Arizona. Mary will share a light-hearted look at life lessons learned through woman’s best friend, the dog in a talk titled “It’s a Dog’s Life.”

American Service Animal Society is an organization co-founded by director Debbie Claseman. This organization is dedicated to enabling disabled veterans to live a more productive life through the use of service animals. Debbie has also been involved with training as well as volunteering her time with therapy dogs. Debbie will present a special feature on service dogs.

Invite your friends to join you for Women’s Connection last brunch of the season on Thursday, May 14 at 9:00 a.m. in the Kingston Ballroom of the Oakwood Clubhouse in Sun Lakes. Reservations are necessary and must be made by noon on Thursday, May 7 by calling Lydia Claflin at 480-802-2188 or Mary Longmire at 602-539-1672, or emailing Gail Jones at [email protected] Cancellations need to be made no later than Monday, May 11 by 10:00 a.m. by calling Mary Longmire at 602-539-1672. Reservations not canceled must be honored. The cost is $15 inclusive at the door. This includes brunch, taxes, gratuity, speaker’s expenses, publicity and miscellaneous fees. This event is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries; www.stonecroft.org.