About Orlando Chapter Located in the heart of sunny, central Florida, Orlando is best known for Disney World, orange groves, and alligators. It was also the birthplace of Modern Widows Club in 2011. MWC is headquartered in Orlando, Florida where it all began in the fall of 2011 when Carolyn Moor invited two of her widowed friends to a quiet MWC “Social Hour” on January of 2012. They showed up and, well, the rest is history!
The third Thursday of each month, the MWC Orlando Chapter gets together for a MWC Social Hour. Everyone has the chance to mingle, catch up with old friends, as well as meet a few new ones. It’s a friendly group of women who engage in fascinating, thought-provoking conversation that can only be experienced by showing up! “Modern,” for us, means, “Living for today while honoring yesterday.”
Orlando Leaders: As of January 2017 our Orlando Chapter is being led by two incredible leaders, one of which was a founding member when we first started. Please welcome Vashon Sarkisian and Durga Landry as our new leaders for our Orlando Chapter.
Vashon Sarkisian is a mother, cook, organic gardener, world traveler, friend, seeker, author and urban designer. When she is not planning communities or raising her son, Kean, she spends her time creating community more personally by sitting on various neighborhood boards and volunteering for causes she is passionate about.
In 2011, Vashon attended the first MWC meeting after losing her husband in 2008. She found comfort, love and support in bonding with women who shared the same story. Vashon is excited to be giving back to this amazing organization and looks forward to supporting these women as they journey with the loss of their beloveds.
She is joined by chapter Co-Leader, Durga Landry. More information on Durga is coming soon.
“The tragedy of life is not death but what we let die inside of us while we live” -Norman Cousins
We have widows who range from ages 20 through 80 and every person’s voice is precious and valuable. It’s a space to laugh, cry, contemplate, and dream. Come as you are and leave when you need to – it’s that casual. Please, email Vashon and Durga at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We know walking into a room of strangers and meeting other widows takes a lot of courage. We know because we’ve all been there! WELCOME!