Welcome

Welcome. We are in our 120th year of providing service to the Daytona Beach / Volusia County community.

While members are working for the betterment of the community, they are also enjoying fellowship, having a lot of fun and getting to know some of the finest women and men in this area.

The jurisdiction area for the Palmetto club is twenty-three (23) miles along the Atlantic Coast which runs from Palm Coast to Edgewater. This includes Ormond Beach, South Daytona, Daytona Beach Shores, Holly Hill, Ponce Inlet and Port Orange.

Daytona Beach

Mission

The Palmetto Club

The Palmetto Club is a charitable organization.  Our mission is to support our local community.

The Palmetto Club meets two times a month (1st and 3rd Friday) at the clubhouse located at 1000 South Beach Street in Daytona Beach.  The 1st Friday meeting is our General Membership Meeting where the business of the club is transacted.  In addition to the business meeting, a lunch is provided followed by a program that is informative and entertaining.  The 3rd Friday meeting is a social meeting and includes lunch and a program.

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about The Palmetto Club

The Palmetto Club is a 501C3 organization.  

The Palmetto Club works to improve our community and to help people in it through volunteer services.

The Club motto was chosen in 1895, “Why Stay We On Earth Unless To Grow”.

While members are working for the betterment of the community, they are also enjoying fellowship, having a lot of fun and getting to know some of the finest women in this area.

Our primary financial support goes to The American Cancer Society to be used in cancer research. Our major fundraising activity for this event is an annual fashion show held at The Palmetto club. In addition to the net from the price of the ticket, we have a boutique, play 50/50, and this year we had a lovely basket filled with “goodies” that we raffled. We also have an account that was bequeathed to The Palmetto Club to be used for cancer research that we pull money from if needed to meet our annual contribution goal of $6000. Our contribution in 2013 raised the total amount given to The American Cancer Society to $700,000.

We give three (3) $1000 education scholarships to 3 young ladies, one from Mainland, Atlantic, and Seabreeze High Schools. The money for these scholarships comes from personal donations from club members.

Our members on a monthly basis provide clothing and other items for Mid Florida Housing Partnership, Inc. aka The Palmetto House, a local rehabilitation center for the homeless who are getting back on their feet.

Our members also provide on a monthly basis food and linens  for the Halifax Humane Society. 

Our members provide on a monthly basis food for the needy by donating to the Halifax Urban Ministries. We also in 2012 donated the lights we replaced in our main ballroom to Halifax Urban Ministry to be sold in their resell store.

Annually at Christmas time, we entertain three (3) area nursing homes with refreshments, give them lap blankets made by our members, and provide entertainment from Turie T. Small Elementary School.

We provide the transportation of the students from Turie T. Small and feed them lunch for the annual Nursing Home Party. We have a special fund raiser to collect the money needed for this event.  We also pay for educational materials for Turie T. Small students  used in their classrooms. 

officers

President

Janet Potter

1st Vice President

Diane Lessard

2nd Vice President

Gerry Voynovich

3rd Vice President

Grace Niedhammer

Recording Secretary

Joan Chase

Corresponding Secretary

Gail Wootten

Treasurer

Andrea Pair

Financial Secretary

Kris Fischer

Parliamentarian

Terri Marusa

 

fund raising activities include...

• Membership Dues
          o Active
          o Lifetime
          o Day
• GEI Catering Events
• Donations
          o Bequeaths
          o A Thank You
          o Birthday recognition
          o Memorials
• ANNUAL
          o Fashion Show
          o Spring Fling
          o Winterfest
• SPECIAL EVENTS
          o Flea Market / Craft Show
          o Bed & Breakfast Tour
          o Antique Appraisal Fair
• MONTHLY
          o Boutiques
          o Raffles
          o 50/50

news of interest ...

Club President

 

Hello Friends!    Happy February and March!   I do believe that it won't be long before we start seeing signs of spring.   That means our year is on the short side now. 

Thank you Nominating Committee members for accepting.  Our election will be coming shortly so please, members,  consider accepting a post on the board if asked.  Contrary to popular belief - it's fun! Gail Wootten is the Nominating Committee Chair.

Coming up – Important Fund Raisers: The  Annual Cancer Benefit,  "Hope,  a Magnificent Gift" Thank you Liz Samaha & Terri Marusa for chairing this event.  I hope to see you all there.  Then, the Spring Fling.  Grace Niedhammer (and her daughter)  and her committee are making plans for "An International Affair",  so watch up - this is our big card party of the year and should be great fun. 

 A word of appreciation from me to each of you who have been so busy with our many functions, meetings, fund raisers, etc.    This Club is Y O U.    Thank you from the bottom of my heart - Love is the word for February, and each of you exemplify the personality of our group. 

See you all again pretty soon!


By Janet Potter, President

 

Palmetto Club Scholarships

Three(3) $1000 scholarships will be awarded. The Sara Dalton Scholarship for a 2015 graduate of Seabreeze High who will be majoring in nursing, medicine or science; the Vera Green McDonnell  Scholarship for a 2015 graduate of Atlantic High, and the Palmetto Club Scholarship for a 2015 graduate of Mainland High. Scholarships are based on need, academic achievement, and community/school involvement.  Applications are available at each high school guidance office and the application deadline is March 20.

 

Name the Bridge Contest

…. And the winner is Liz Samaha. Congratulations on the naming of our bridge. It will be called
“Palmetto Crossing”.
Liz wins a free membership to The Palmetto Club for the 2015 – 2016 year along with $100 gift card. Way to go Liz!
Thanks to Lori Gallagher for chairing the contest.

NOTICE TO MEMBERSHIP

Roast for Charity (the charity being The Palmetto Club) Chief Mike Chitwood has agreed to let us (the community) roast him.
We need volunteers to be on the “Roast Committee”. This is an opportunity for us to seriously reduce our financial commitments.   See Janet.

NOTICE TO MEMBERSHIP

TO ALL MEMBERS
Ask The Palmetto Club to be your Valentine by donating a monetary gift to the Renovation Fund. We have 104
members and if every member gave $100, we would reduce the debt by $10,400. WOW! That would be fantastic!
Give what you can and receive a “Happy Valentine’s Day” wish and a “Thank You”
for tax purposes from The Palmetto Club.

NOTICE TO MEMBERSHIP

Due to increased costs, the Palmetto Club Board of Director voted to increase the price of our meals to $15.00.
We thank you for your understanding.

Roof Replacement

By the time you get see this, it is likely (weather permitting) that our Clubhouse roof will have been replaced. The easy part … the hard part is paying for this major renovation.  EVERYONE must help by giving $$$$ or working  on Fund Raisers. What you do really does Matter!

 

Press Release:

At our Nursing Home Christmas Party, Irene Mizuk gave each attendee including the students from Turrie T. Small a handmade (by Irene) angel. Nancy Rogers presented a check for $429 to Vernell Williams to be used in the Music Program. Thanks to all including Marjorie Whitmer, Theresa Dearduff, and Kris Fischer (above) who made sandwiches, brought cookies, and helped serve. The attendees from Sandlewood, Good Samaritan, and Garden Health and Rehab all enjoyed the time spent at The Palmetto Club. Bibs made by Stevie Graham were given to each of the nursing homes to take back with them. Goodie bags made by the Daytona Pilot Club
were given by Diane Lessard. The residents loved all of the attention they received.

Press Release:

Palmetto Club Scholarships

Congratulations to (Left to right) Bailey Berman (Atlantic High, the Vera Green McDonald Scholarship), Richelle Williams (Seabreeze High, the Sara Dalton Scholarship), and Ivette Desanto (Mainland High, the Palmetto Club Scholarship). Special thanks to Victoria Teel, Scholarship Chair. Upon acceptance of their scholarship, we were impressed with the activities they are each involved in and their aspirations. All of the young ladies plan to attend Daytona State College.

 

President Potter presented a check in
the amount of $6,000. to The American
Cancer Society Director Leslie Castillo.

Your 2014 – 2015 Executive Board was installed May 2nd – Left to right; Andrea Pair; Grace
Niedhammer, Kris Fischer, Joan Chase, Gerry Voynovich, Diane Lessard, and Janet Potter.

renovations fund

Renovations Fund

 

 

 

Please help us meet our goal by donating. All donations can be claimed on your income tax as a charitable deduction.

 

 

 

We offer 5 Donation Categories:
Bronze: up to $99;
Silver: $100 - $499;
Gold: $500 - $999;
Platinum: $1000 -$4999;
Patron: $5000 +.

To meet our goal, we need a commitment from all of our members and friends of The Palmetto Club. Please help us by donating to the Renovation Fund. All donations can be claimed on your income tax as a charitable deduction. Patron and Platinum donations will be recognized on a plaque in our Entry Hall.

Please send contributions to: Joan Chase, 229 Gull Drive So. Daytona Beach, FL 32119

Contributions To-date: $43,275.00

Renovation / Green & Gold Fund: $320. All contributions were made in Memory of another: Joan Stanco (for Eileen Condarcure), Pat Gruner (for Eileen Condarcure); Joan Chase (for Eileen Condarcure); Janet Potter (for Eileen Condarcure); Pat Gruner (for Glenn Stafford); and Pat Gruner (for “Chub” Bon Fleur) .

HELP!!!! In September we (the Club) took on another loan by necessity in order to replace a badly deteriorated roof. Some of our members & friends have been generous. We need everyone to dig deep to dig us out of our financial obligations. As you complete your 2014 charitable giving, remember The Palmetto Club. Help with what you can afford. Please. If not financially, support our fund raising efforts.

notes

Sunshine Chair

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Please call Gail Wootten 673-0416 if you become aware of a member who
needs our good thoughts and support. Stevie Graham has had an accident injuring her right arm .. Let’s all send her a “Get Well” card!

Attention 
PALMETTO CLUB MEMBERS

     For St. Patrick’s Day, donate a gift to The Palmetto Club’s Renovation Fund.  We have 111 members and if every member gave  $100,  we would reduce the  debt by $11,100. WOW! That would be fantastic! Give what you can and receive a “Luck of the Irish” wish on green paper and a  “Thank You”  for tax purposes from The Palmetto Club.

March Birthdays:
4 Ann Tate
7 Dee Metzger  
8 Vicki Teel
9 Val Flynn
10 Carol Cann
11 Audrey Ottenstein
16 Cindy Branning
31  Nivia Palmer

Welcome New Members:
Ceil DeWolfe
M. Ashley Moore

With Ceil and Ashley joining us, we now have 111  members. We are so pleased to have added 14 new members since our year began in May.  Keep up the good work and bring more of your friends to The Palmetto Club. Let’s continue to GROW ! 

Thank You Members
who turned out to help remove and pack up the clubhouse Holiday decorations. It is not nearly as much fun but a needed task and everyone had a good time. We are ready for the 2015 Holidays!

Our Penny Jar would LOVE to have

your loose Change… bring  those pennies found in the kitchen drawer, sofa cushions, purse bottoms, etc. to The Palmetto Club for the Renovation Fund.

FROND (Hard Copy)

If you are receiving the FROND in soft copy (via email) and do not need hard copy (via USPS), please advise via email to andreapair@cfl.rr.com

Bridge Dedication

“Palmetto Crossing” to be dedicated March 6th . Winner was Liz Samaha.

Chinese Auction

Lori Gallagher 386-756-4121 needs items to be used in the April 3rd Auction.

Information You Need To Know!

We call our meeting that occurs on the 3rd Friday of each month the “3rd Friday” meeting, it does not reflect the actual day of the month.

 

photo gallery

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Evelyn Blais, Palmetto Club Rotary Liaison; Diane Lessard, Palmetto Club Recording Secretary; Gerry Voynovich, Palmetto Club 2nd Vice President; Chef Bob Spiering, Owner GEI Catering, Inc.; Andrea Pair, Palmetto Club President; Susan Perry, Rotary of Daytona Beach President; David Jenkins, Jenkins Bros. Construction; and Janet Potter, Palmetto Club 1st Vice President. (Palmetto Club Photographer Chris Taliaferro)
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    Evelyn Blais, Palmetto Club Rotary Liaison; Diane Lessard, Palmetto Club Recording Secretary; Gerry Voynovich, Palmetto Club 2nd Vice President; Chef Bob Spiering, Owner GEI Catering, Inc.; Andrea Pair, Palmetto Club President; Susan Perry, Rotary of Daytona Beach President; David Jenkins, Jenkins Bros. Construction; and Janet Potter, Palmetto Club 1st Vice President. (Palmetto Club Photographer Chris Taliaferro)
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    The Palmetto Club committee chairs (from left) Diane Lessard, Andrea Pair, Palmetto Club President, Martha Davis, and Vicki Teel review the plans for the April Daytona Beach Bed and Breakfast Tour
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    Palmetto Club View
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    Fall Holiday Fashion Show Finale
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    Fall Fashion Show coordinator Margaret Russo and models Bonnie Thomas, Barbara Alfes, Pat Thayer, Marsha Lewis, June Lawrence, Florence Glynn, Fayna Lutz, Ernie Dyer, and Edna Sullivan
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    Model Fayna Lutz
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    Andrea Pair, President; Barbara Alfes sponsor for Jean Smith; Janet Vacchiano and her Sponsor/Membership Chair Vicki Teel; Jennie Gleason-Benham and her Sponsor Cindy Branning
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    Beach Streeet Sign
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    Palmetto Club Entrance
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    Palmetto Club Facility
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    Cornerstone Commemorative Plaque
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    Fall Holiday Fashion Show Chef Bob Spiering and Fashion Coordinator Margaret Russo
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    Membership Chair Vicki Teel, new member Nancy Rogers, New member Linda Bonnell and President Andrea Pair
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    From left: Elyn Jason, Sponsor Rosemary Davis; Sponsor Terri Marusa, Angie Katzenstein; Margie Ann Hendra, Sponsor Gerry Voynovich; Membership Chair Vicki Teel; Sponsor Lori Gallagher, Shirley Shook; Marie Morrison, Sponsor Theresa Dearduff , and President Andrea Pair
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    Another Great View of the Palmetto Club Facility