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 Wooten

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

 

Hi All!   March Madness is definitely happening.  Daytona is bursting with bikers, and, I am happy to say - sunshine!  

Our bridge dedication was fun.  Thank you all for staying long enough to "celebrate" the Palmetto Crossing.  It was cold and memorable.  Now we go onward and upward for our cancer benefit fashion show and in April the Spring Fling. 

I appreciate each of you and what you are doing.  Life is certainly more fun when we get together to meet, eat, laugh, and enjoy each other's company.  A few more months and we will have our "summer break" so let's make the next few months  a time to remember. 

  Come to our April meeting for the election of new officers, be a part of this organization.  Don't let time get away from us.  This is an exciting time of the year - let's do it together!


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.

Presenting the 2015 Candidates

NEW OFFICERS TO BE ELECTED: 2015 is an odd numbered year; therefore, the following officer positions are to be elected and the recommendation of the Nominating

Committee to fill those positions are: 2nd Vice President, Jackie Kean; 3rd  Vice President, Bertie Hammer; Corresponding Secretary, Grace Niedhammer; and Treasurer, Andrea Pair.  The election will be held at our April 3rd 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  Gail Wootten, Lori Gallagher, Theresa Dearduff, Pat Gruner  and Marge Whitmer.

Candidates

New officers will be installed at the May 1st General Meeting

NOTICE TO MEMBERSHIP

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.

 

Attention Palmetto Club Members

As we jump into Spring, 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 you will receive a “Thank You”  and a receipt for tax purposes from The Palmetto Club.

 

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.

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.

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

    As we jump into Spring, 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 you will receive a “Thank You”  and a receipt for tax purposes from The Palmetto Club.

April Birthdays:
5 Linda Ford
5 Victoria Magruder
13 Paddy Phillips
14 Shirley Shook
17 Grace Niedhammer
19 Marilyn Petrie
27 Elizabeth Johnson
28 Joan Dunbar
28 Janet Vacchiano

Memorial Report

Audrey Dillard Ottenstein, affectionately known as "Aud" and "Miss Aud", age 86 died AudMonday, March 9th. She was a member of The Palmetto Club for 37 years      (since 1978). Audrey owned and      operated the Talk of the Town Daytona cocktail lounge in Daytona Beach from 1968 through 1978.

REMINDER for Members

Don’t forget to pick up food for HUM and/or Halifax Humane Society as you prepare to come to the Clubhouse. It will be delivered promptly thanks to members Vicki Teel and Joan Chase.     

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

Chinese Auction

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

Kudos to Vicki Teel,
Connie Rodriguez  & Team

Vicki

For acquiring professional appraisers, the setup and Management of our Antique Appraisal Fundraising Event. A profit  of $840 was made.  

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