Nancy Dagher, the center, and Juliana Meek, are right, with a total of 5-legs, both to try to recruit Warren Delaney to participate in the Tall club, Southwest Florida, during a group leaving Campiello in Naples on Sunday, February. 10, 2019. The club has a minimum height requirement of 5 feet, 10 inches for women and 6 feet, 2 inches. (Photo: Alex Driehaus / Naples Daily News)
It all started in 1948 when Gordon Farris, a match of at least 6 feet of World War II met, Rose Toth, a tight 6-footer immigrant from Hungarian, at the Tip Toppers club in Detroit.
What brought them together? Its height.
Seven years later, their daughter, Nancy Dagher, started at 5 feet, 11 inches, her own version of the Tip Toppers Club in Naples – The Friends of Tall Southwest Florida, which held the second meeting in January at Bone Hook Brewing Co. in North Napoli.
Radar for high people
At the meeting, Dagher asked all the members of the club as a long friend, while they were transported to a seat at the table, litterically and dramatically.
One of those friends is Cid Fernandez, a 6-foot-2-inch and post-Maritime business development specialist, who said he met Dagher in April 2018 at a networking event.
"Nancy has nothing about this when she sees people. That eye is ready for high people. So the eyes are tied to the second, she looks like – she has this exciting level that takes her – only a person who gets it! "She darts around the room."
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Dagher himself describes himself as "a radar" to find out if a person meets the height requirement, 5 feet, 10 inches for women and 6 feet, 2 inches.
"It means, there is some understanding, right?" Said Fernandez. "Someone comes with you about a high club and you're like they're not serious."
The first meeting of Tall Southwest Florida Chairs was held in December at Bone Hook Brewing Co. i Napoli (Photo: Tall Friends Southwest Florida)
He stopped as a generation of mischief that came to his eyes.
"It's a great order to get a club like this together.
And, punishing him, it's not wrong.
How it came together
Friends of Southwest Florida Tall Club is located to become part of Tall International Clubs, affiliated with a club across Canada and the United States. Every detail on the 23 "Start-up page" page is required for a new member to start a club, from the TCI history – Kae Einfeldt, an ink artist and a 6-foot-3 inch ink artist for "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs "by Disney – with recruitment tips and office posts.
Juliana Meek is the vice president of the club. She stands for friends at 5-foot-11 and is the director of Harmon-Meek Modern Gallery on South Third Street. Meek said that he was growing up with fun, although he was too embarrassed at times, and he made great friendship within the club.
"That's what most people do." Have you been asked today if you played a basketball? "" Meek laughter, "but I cut off my high school basketball team . "
Meek came into the club as a result of a conversation between her father and Dagher. His father said that Meek was high, and Dagher came out immediately.
"When she said he wanted to start the club, I decided to do a little bit of research, and I said" yes, this seems to be a lot of fun, "especially what she was expecting, what was It's a fun social club. So you can not say that. "
Dr Lindsay Pursglove, a 6-foot-2-inch franchise of Swimtastic Swimming Pool, said she was also drawing on new friends.
Pursglove was already looking for a social outlet when the Tall Friends dropped into her lap.
"I was like hands down, I'm there, & # 39;" said Pursglove. "I was like" yes! This is doing so much! "I was all about it."
These are just fun and social than the club's name.
"I thought," why do I do this? "Dagher said." Because I want to build friendship. "
She wanted to continue the history of Tall Clubs in her family.
"In 1977, mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and was given three weeks to live. I was a fresh person in the State of Michigan, and my mother goes away, Oh, no, no, no, no … You can say I have three weeks to live, but I have other plans, "said Dagher. "So I came home from college and my mother, Nancy, goes to find a spouse for your brothers because I'm not dying until they are married." So she went I went to the Tall Club. "
However, Dagher was very clear that groups are not taking up Tall Clubs. The clubs are where people can come together to let the stress of work work and take long-lasting friendship without any pressure.
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"I knew that it was the age requirement 21. So, I wanted my daughter to be a member of origin," said Dagher. "Now we have to make three generations of benefits available in our home, which is exciting."
The pursuit of friendship is a common theme in this club, the idea that there are groups of people who can come together, with nothing in common, and build a community with joy and laughter. For them, that's simple.
This is the summer, Dagher will travel to the international conventions of CCT Sacramento, California – duly designated "TALLifornia Dreamin" – where the Tall Friends of Southwest Florida will be officially introduced into a CCTV family.
"Meet this very nice people in this club – people who are married, who are individual, who are working, who are not working. We are covering annually. But we all have a band because of our height," Dagher said. "Everyone has a story that they can share."
Friends of Tall Southwest Florida
Height requirement: 5 feet, 10 inches for women; 6 feet, 2 inches male
Age requirement: 21 or over
Date, time and place: By decision for March
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