Saturday, April 17th, 2021


Central Chesapeake Republican Women’s Club honors Wendy Ewell Childers at Simply Red Leadership Luncheon

The Central Chesapeake Republican Women's Club honored Wendy Ewell Childers at their annual Simply Red Leadership Luncheon. Wendy and Randy lost their son, LCpl Cody S. Childers in a vicious firefight in Afghanistan. In his memory, they founded We Care Marines and have sent thousands of care packages to Marines and sailors serving overseas. There wasn't a dry eye in the room as Wendy recounted Cody's story. Attendees were also treated to an inspiring keynote address on volunteering from Ashley Smith Dennis.

CCRWC President Lori Galbraith, left, and Honoree Wendy Childers

The Childers/Ewell family

Luncheon Co-Chairs Blaine Lemonea and Phyllis Krasnoff, CCRWC President Lori Galbraith

Last year's, Leadership Honoree, Nischelle Buffalow with Jennifer Knight

From left: Louis Tayon, Sharon Tayon, Shirley Forbes, Anne Council, Vista Cotten

Honoree Wendy Childers (center) with friends Marty Weir and Patty Brackett

Speaker Ashley Smith with Nina Ambrose

Keynote Speaker Ashley Smith Dennis

From left: Anna Van Laethem, Commonwealth's Attorney Nancy Parr, City Council Member Debbie Ritter, Miki Miller, Amy Floriano

From left: Jennifer Knight, Mrs. Sharer, Trudy Rauch, City Council Member Debbie Ritter, Midge Woods, Kim Kirkby, Patricia Powers

From left: City Council Member Susan Vitale, Sandy Dunbar, Bradley Waters, Chris Mulholland, Mike Lemonea, Blaine Lemonea

Amanda Dunkley with mom, Co-Chair, Phyllis Krasnoff