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! You All! !  I'm not sure, but have I been feeling a little hint of fall in the air the last few days?!  I do believe that in addition to a weather change, September will be bringing us some additional excitement.  Our roofers plan to start the job on Sept 17th and it is scheduled to be finished on the 19th.  Come to the meeting on the 19th , pardon our construction, and see what's going on.  This is your clubhouse!  

    Our first meeting of the new year was great!  From the presentation of the Colors by Mainland ROTC, the beautiful music, the Rotary speaker Mel Stack, the lovely memorial service for our deceased members, our new members being introduced and the news about our new roof!  Thank you to those of you who started the “Raise the Roof” campaign.   We are on our way! Thank you all for being there for me...for your smiling faces...your support getting me through the day...the first meeting of the year and my first meeting as President. 

     I hope that you’re noticing the improvements. Gerry Voynovich has been very busy with plans for the roof, Lori Gallagher and Diane Lessard for the work they have done outdoors.  Thank you ladies!  We also have a new committee already actively meeting - “Palmetto Club Facelift Committee” - they have met once and are  coming up with some fantastic suggestions to present to us very soon.  Thank you committee members for your involvement, interest, concern and suggestions.  If anyone is interested in serving on this committee, contact Lori Gallagher at 756-4121. 

     Be as excited as I am! Things are starting to happen.  Don't miss a meeting if you can possibly help it.(No, you won't be named as Chairperson on the committee if absent). It will be fun to be a part of the planning process.   

     I look forward to seeing you next week.  Let's get together and have fun watching us grow. Remember - What we do matters!

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:

A New and Refreshed Look Around The Grounds

Our Grounds Committee (Lori Gallagher and Diane Lessard) has been busy working to upgrade our landscaping.  Have you noticed the new bridge? The old one was in dire need of repair. Watch for a “Name The Bridge” contest!  The undergrowth was removed from around the building allowing visibility to the signage and our clubhouse.   A sign (compliments of Diane Lessard) was added to the back of our building identifying the clubhouse. 2nd Vice President Gerry Voynovich had all of the outside lights repaired and lights put in place to illuminate our Palmetto Club sign at Beach Street.  Thanks to these ladies, our clubhouse is looking better and better (and is much safer).   Take a walk around the building and see all the changes.

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: $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) .

notes

Sunshine Chair

Please call Stevie Graham 767.5398 if you become aware of a member who needs our support. On the mend is Anne Connelly who fell and broke a bone. Anne is at Indigo Manor | 595 North Williamson Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 .

Welcome New Members:
Kathe Angell,Linda Ford, Marsha Lewis (reinstatment), Victoria McGruder, Karin Anna Neuwirth, Marsha Wise, Peggy Taulbee (reinstatment)

Birthdays

October
1 Carol Brannigan
2 Shirley Carpenter
11 Gisela McGrew
15 Liz Samaha
20 Harriet Nance
21 Lila Parks
22 Marilyn Capps
31 Linda Morrell

Thank You

Kudos to 3rd Vice President Grace

Niedhammer for 3 fantastic

SummerOpen  Houses.

We had excellent

attendance, great boutiques, and

raffles.  And lots of

FUN, FUN, FUN!

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