Boca Raton Woman’s Club hosts “Honor Your Doctor” luncheon
Story, photos by Barbara McCormick
BOCA RATON — The GFWC Boca Raton Women’s Club celebrated National Doctor’s Day at the 13th Annual “Honor Your Doctor” luncheon, recognizing outstanding local physicians for their dedication and commitment to patients in the Boca Raton area.
The affair was held at the Boca West Country Club. Luncheon proceeds benefited the Helen M. Babione Medical Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarship assistance for students enrolled in medical studies at Florida Atlantic University, Lynn University and Palm Beach State College.
The impressive affair was chaired by Janice Williams with Patti Carpenter as honorary chairperson, assisted by Betty Pepper and Joan Weidenfeld as event do-chairs. Dr. Dorothy M. Murray, last year’s winner, was honorary physician advisor. Honorary Club advisors included Gwen Herb, president; Helen Babione and Pernille Ostberg.
Boca Raton Mayor Susan Whelchel presented the “Distinguished Doctor of the Year Award” to Dr. Phillip Oranburg, a cardiologist. He also the Distinguished Doctor of the Year Award in 2004. His office is in Boca Raton at 1590 NW 10th Ave.
Founded in 1964, the GFWC Boca Raton Woman’s Club is part of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, one of the world’s oldest and largest nonpartisan, nondenominational, women’s volunteer service organizations.