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Jul 25, 2023 | Recent Posts

We Lost a Dear Friend

Sandra (Sandy) Joan McLendon passed away yesterday June 28th, 2023. Many of us new her as the “Spice Lady” when she worked for R. L. Schreiber. She was an active member of our chapter from 1996 – 2010(?). She assisted me during my presidency of the Gulf to Lakes Chapter. She was the backbone behind all of our successful golf tournaments and other fund raisers. She helped arrange many of our holiday party’s and awards dinners. Sandy worked for 15 years as the “Lunch Lady” at East Ridge High School in Clermont and then at Lake Hills School in Howey before she retired. She was the kindest, most warm-hearted person. She never met a stranger and was a mother to many of the children. Sandy will be missed by Dee & I. Memorial Service will be at 10 AM on Saturday August 5th aSteverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral located at 226 E Burleigh Blvd, Tavares, FL 32778 Please share your memories and pictures of Sandy on the Steverson, Hamlin Hiblbish Tribute Wall Please keep Sandy’s mom Jane Clark, and her family in your prayers. Please join Dee & I to show our respects and support to Sandy’s mom Jane, and her family.

Dee & I will be hosting our almost famous Summer Family BBQ & Picnic on Saturday August 19th.

 It will be on Saturday August 19th – 12 Noon– 5pm. We will supply the proteins. We ask that members please bring a side dish and your favorite beverage as well as folding chairs, umbrellas, tents, and of course, YOUR FAMILY.  Bring a student, new member, or friend.  Everyone is welcome.  Please email Jeff at to let him know if you will be attending and what side dish you will be bringing.  Jeff’s address is   1041 Park Drive, Tavares, FL 32778 

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Chef Matthew Dennis, CEC® will be administering ServSafe Food Protection Manager’s REFRESHER & Exam on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at One Fat Frog located 2416 Sand Lake Road, Orlando Florida 32809. This is a REFRESHER CLASS. It is STRONGLY recommended that you review the study material on the web site located below. Class starts promptly at 10:00 AM. You must reserve your seat at

ACF National Convention

The 2024 ACF National Convention is being held July 14–17, 2024, at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Never too early to register!
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June 5, 2021 ServSafe refresher and certification exam at One Fat Frog, Orlando Florida