Welcome

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.

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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

As one song title says: “I’m So Excited” ! Our Installation service and Summer Fun Day were jam packed with fun. Lori Gallagher, thank you for the installation program. Board Members, thank you for agreeing to serve for the coming year(s). Appointees: I appreciate each one of you for saying “yes”. This club began in 1885 and I would venture to say that each year we have made an impact in our community. We are a very proud organization that cares for others, cares for our community and, well, just totally cares. Just think, over the past years, to date we have given to Cancer over $700,000. And we will continue.

I promise you that I will do my very best and give my very best to keep the wheels rolling of our successful and productive past. To the officers who have served and are “retiring”: this club thanks you from the bottom of our hearts. As my training officer in police academy training school would say, “You Done Good”. You have led us. And you led us well. Andrea, I just hope that I can keep the momentum going.

Since joining, I have experienced making many good friends, doing good things, and I sure would like to see more of the same. I accept this office with optimism, excitement, and yep, a little nervousness. I need every one of you members to keep things moving right along. There will be a few changes here and there, but nothing that will change the reflections of our past, images of the present, and promises for the future. Let’s look at it this way, it’s good exercise, and it’s fun. As that little man on the seashore speaking to the small boy said:
What You Do: It Matters.

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.

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 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

 

Birthdays

June
1 June Lawrence
6 Bernice Baker
7 Helene Szulc
11 Kay Franke
20 Eileen McDermott
26 Florence Glynn
July
2 Ernie Dyer
3 Kris Fischer
5 Andrea Pair
8 Diane Lessard
8 Mary Ann Whitaker
9 Mary Parker
13 Joan Chase
18 Nancy Rogers
19 Pat Thayer
27 Ann Connelly
28 Dorothy Sanders
28 Margaret Russo
August
1 Marilyn Cassamento
7 Dorothy Kinney
15 Edna Sullivan
18 Ruth BonFleur
20 Nancy Long
26 Janet Potter
28 Stevie Graham

Thank You

A sincere “Thank You” to everyone who Contributed to my “retirement” gifts. I loved getting a Janet basket, made
especially for me with lots of “bird” things. I used the gift cards to purchase three gorgeous Lenox Birds that I will have for a long time and they will remind me of the wonderful (and generous) members of The Palmetto
Club. I thank you for your support over the last two years. It was a pleasure to
serve.

Past President Andrea Pair

 

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