President Diane Lessard presenting American Cancer Society representative Leslie Castillo-Solis with a check from our November fashion show.
FYI, The Palmetto Club had added 32 new members since the last yearbook publication
Installation of officers left - right 1st Vice President Marge Hendra, President Diane Lessard, Installing Officer Terri Marusa, 2nd Vice President Barbara Cameron, 3rd Vice President Judy Langston, Corresponding Secretary Jeannie Mcmillen, Treasurer June Rhodes, Recording Secretary Vicki Teel and Parliamentarian Gerry Voynovich.
PRESENTING THE 2016 – 2017 Executive Board
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL TIME
IF IT IS MAY, IT IS TIME TO PAY!
May begins our membership renewal period. Please complete and return the 2017-2018 Membership Form included in this newsletter with the information as you would like it for the yearbook along with your dues of $50 for regular members and $15 for Lifetime Members. To be included in the yearbook, dues must be received by June 30th. Dues should be paid to Financial
Secretary Paulette Wolff, 107 Grey Widgeon Ct, Daytona Beach, FL 32119.
Welcome New Members
Kudos to Vicki Teel
The Vera Green McDonnell Scholarship fund has been almost depleted but thanks to Vicki Teel, we will be able to award this scholarship to an Atlantic 2016 graduate again in 2016. We send a huge Palmetto Club “thank you” to the family of Vera Green McDonnell for the many years we were able to offer the scholarship in Vera’s name. .
2016 Cancer Donation
Your 2016 – 2017 Executive Board was installed May 6th – Left to right; Jackie Kean, June Rhodes, Grace Niedhammer, President Diane Lessard, Karin Neuwirth (RESIGNED), Vicki Teel, Paulette Wolff, and Bertie Hammer. Past President Andrea Pair performed the installation ceremony for our newly elected officers with a butterfly theme. The membership stood and made a vow to support this new Board of Directors.
President Janet Potter presented a check in the amount of $6,000 to The American Cancer Society Health Systems Manager Tammy Semelsberger. The cancer benefit chaired by Diane Lessard and Lori Gallagher netted more than $4,477. The remainder came from our Cancer Account. (A separate account where all donations that are given to the Club specifically for Cancer are placed.) We donate monies each year from this account to The American Cancer Society.
Editor: Andrea Pair [Andrea]
News of Interest
PRESENTING THE 2017 – 2018 Executive Board
Susan K. Shawver
2017 Palmetto Club Scholarships
We offer 5 Donation Categories:
Bronze: up to $99;
Silver: $100 - $499;
Gold: $500 - $999;
Platinum: $1000 -$4999;
Patron: $5000 +.
Donate a gift to The Palmetto Club’s Renovation Fund. We have 100 members and if 100 members gave $100, we would reduce the debt by $10,000. WOW! That would be fantastic! Give what you can and you will receive a “Thank You” and a receipt for tax purposes from The Palmetto Club.
Patron and Platinum donations will be recognized on a plaque in our Entry Hall.
Please send contributions to: Paulette Wolff,107 Grey Widgeon CT. Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Contributions To-date: $75,735.00
Thank you to the Donors to the Renovation Fund
Scholarship recipients left - right
Kylee Howland - Seabreeze High School, Justine Bahoyan - Mainland High School, Kevin Olsen - Spruce Creek High School and Christine Portanova - Atlantic High School.
Palmetto Club’s Past Presidents Club
is proud to announce that a 4th scholarship will be awarded in May funded by the Past Presidents.
Shown left to right
Terri Marusa, Gail Wootten, Gerry Voynovich, Andrea Pair, Ruth BonFleur, Josie Riedel, Gloria Shaw, and Janet Potter. The scholarship will be offered at Spruce Creek High and will be available for a male or female student.
Congratulations on providing 463 pounds of food, 50 pounds of clothing, 18 pounds of toiletries, plus $200 to Halifax Urban Ministries in our 2015 -16 year. All was greatly appreciated by HUM.
Remember to bring a sack each time you come to the clubhouse for: Halifax Urban Ministries (food); Halifax Animal Shelter (cat food, dog food, old towels / linens) and/or The Palmetto House (men and women’s clothes).