¦ A new Women’s Traveling Club is taking off for those who want to learn about world destinations and tips for traveling and make new friends with similar interests. The first monthly meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at Brio restaurant in Waterside Shops. Sign up by calling Tracy Ball at MAD Travel, 961-3248, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
¦ The Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples holds its monthly happy hour social for alumni, family, friends and fans from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Randy’s Fish Market, 10395 Tamiami Trail N. RSVP by calling 248-7408 or e-mailing at email@example.com.
¦ The Southwest Florida Federated Republican Women invites registered Republicans interested in making a difference to join like-minded women for a lunch meeting on the first Wednesday of each month. The next meeting begins with social hours at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, in the clubhouse at Arbor Trace. Cost is $18. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Anne Brown at 254- 9979.
¦ The Inbetweeners, a social group for singles ages 40-65, welcomes newcomers and regulars at gatherings every Wednesday. On June 6 and 13, the group will meet from 5-7 p.m. at Roy’s restaurant at Bayfront. On June 20 and 27, Tavern on the Bay, also at Bayfront, will host the group from 5-7 p.m.
¦ Membership in the Social Butterflies, a new group for women, is open to all who want to cultivate friendships, support one another’s career and personal efforts and also help local charities. For more information, call Nicole Forbis at 784-7987 or look for Social Butterflies Naples on Facebook.
¦ The Naples chapter of Zonta International meets on the first Tuesday of every month for a lunch and a program. The next meeting will begin at noon Tuesday, June 5, at Brio in Waterside Shops. Cost is $17 and reservations are required. For more information or to reserve, call 777-2301, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.zonta-naples.org.
¦ The Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years and who want to meet others who are new to the area. The club meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of every month at country clubs throughout the area. In addition, groups within the club plan outings and dates to share varied interests, such as mah-jongg and duplicate bridge, gourmet cooking and discussions about philosophy. Prospective members are invited to coffee at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month. For meeting locations and more information, call 298-4083 or visit www.naplesnewcomers.com.
¦ The Bonita Springs Newcomers Club welcomes women who have lived in Bonita for less than three years. Luncheons are held at area country clubs on the third Thursday of every month (December meeting is on the second Thursday). Members must attend five luncheons a year and pay annual dues of $40.
¦ Naples Ship Modelers is an informal group dedicated to the hobby of building wooden ship models. Members share their knowledge and techniques at Saturday morning meetings twice a month and welcome new members.
For more information, call Dick Ritchie at 594-0868 or e-mail email@example.com. ¦