Welcome. We are in our 119th 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.
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.
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.
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
3rd Vice President
My term of service has expired. As I leave my post to become a “Past President”, I want to thank you for allowing me to be your President and for all of the support you have given me over the last two years. The Palmetto Club requires that all of our members be involved to make our club successful. The President and the Board are for guidance, but you, the membership, make the club what it is today, a charitable organization working for the betterment of the community for over 119 years.
In reviewing the last two years, our biggest accomplishment is our renovation of the bathrooms and entry hall, I hope you are as proud as I of the new look and the facilities. We still have a ways to go in eliminating the costs so as I leave I ask that you continue as you have done over the last two years in your support to the Renovation Fund through your annual donations, and your memorials, “thank you”s for a job well done, and special occasion remembrances.
As May approaches, it is membership renewal time. A renewal form is included in this FROND. You are all valued members of The Palmetto Club and your contribution and participation is truly appreciated and critical to keeping The Palmetto Club alive and active. Please rejoin our club.
2013 – 2014 Yearbooks
If you did not pick up your 2013 – 2014 Yearbook at one of the September meetings, we will mail one to you in early October. Additional yearbooks are available for $6.00 each.
The Palmetto Club is a charitable organization now in its 120th year of providing support to the local community. The Palmetto Club also provides three educational scholarships each year to local high school seniors.
NEW OFFICERS TO BE ELECTED: 2014 is an even numbered year; therefore, the following officer positions are to be elected and the recommendation of the Nominating Committee to fill those positions are: President, Janet Potter; 1st Vice President, Diane Lessard; Recording Secretary, Nancy Batista; and Financial Secretary, Kris Fischer. The election will be held at our April 4th General Club Meeting. Per our bylaws, additional nominations may be made from the floor, provided the consent of the nominee has been obtained. A special thank you for their diligent work to the Nominating Committee, Chair Gerry Voynovich, Diane Lessard, Stevie Graham, Janet Voynovich, and Marge Hendra. New officers will be installed at the May General Meeting.
Palmetto Club Scholarships
The Palmetto Club of Daytona Beach will be awarding three $1,000.00 scholarships to deserving female 2014 graduates at the following high schools: Seabreeze High: The Sara Dalton Scholarship (majoring in nursing, medicine or science); Atlantic High: The Vera Green McDonnell Scholarship; and at Mainland High: The Palmetto Club Scholarship. Scholarships are based on need, scholarship and community awareness. See your guidance office for further details. The application deadline is 31 March 2014 through your guidance office. Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited college by the fall semester. The Palmetto Club is a charitable organization serving the greater Volusia County community. Vicki Teel (386.322.3602)
“The Power of Love” Fashion Show
Another successful Cancer Benefit was held under the leadership of Terri Marusa and the support of The Palmetto Club Members. The models did a great job as shown by Ernie Dyer, Janet Vacchaino, Angie Katzenstein, Pat Alfes, Joan Chase, and Nivia Palmer. Not Shown are models Nancy Chatley, Edna Sullivan, Marilyn Casamento, Pat Gloekler, Linda Sievers, and Margaret Russo.
A total of $5,513.30 was netted from the event. A check for $6,000 will be presented to The American Cancer Society at the May 2nd General Meeting
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: $42,614.00
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) .
Please let Stevie Graham
know if you become aware of
a member who is ill or having
other problems and could use our support and good thoughts, please give a call to:
Stevie Graham, 386.767.5398
5.... Gerry Voynovich
7.... Dee Lane
13.... Rosemary Davis
30.... Fayne LeVeille
31.... Larry Wagner
Welcome New Members