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

Jackie Kean

3rd Vice President

Bertie Hammer

Recording Secretary

Vicki Teel

Corresponding Secretary

Grace Niedhammer

Treasurer

Andrea Pair

Financial Secretary

Kris Fischer

Parliamentarian

Gerry Voynovich

 

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 PresidentHoliday Season 2015: Put it all together . . . . and it spells: WOW!!! Now, we have a small break after all the doings, and a time for each of you to celebrate this holiday season the perfect way for YOU. Have a beautiful holiday season, and a “Happy New Year” to you all.

January will bring a challenge in that our first general meeting will be January 15th ,the 3rd Friday of the month. A little different but better not meet on January 1. I do hope to see many of you January 2nd for the "un-decorating party".

HISTORY COMES ALIVE for us on January 10th at The Palmetto Club and I certainly hope to see you there as well as your guests and family. Ashley Moore has been working very hard to make this a fantastic celebration of The Palmetto Club History as well as providing some fun and much needed relaxation after the busy holidays.

Andrea Pair has done a magnificent job on this Frond and I do believe she has included everything we need to know. Just read it and mark your calendars accordingly. We have the flea market and craft show in February so start saving your goodies in a box.

Have I told you lately how much I love this club and you members?!! I cannot imagine life without this very special addition in the last five years. I hope you feel the same way. If in doubt, just look around at all these wonderful ladies and gentlemen. You are the club, and, I thank you. See you soon. In the meantime, Happy New Year. God Bless.

By Janet Potter, President

Winterfest 2015

Winterfest

Enjoying good music and food at our Winterfest 2015 were (L-R) Doris Ahern, Vicki Schultz,
Jeannie McMillan & Val Flynn, Patsy Ragsdale, Pat Thayer & Terri Marusa,
and Diane Lessard.

The Palmetto Club Christmas Elves

Elves

At our Nursing Home Christmas Party, Grace Niedhammer presented a check for $450 to Turie T. Small Elementary School to be used for the transportation of the 140 students to The Palmetto Club and in the Music Program. Thanks to Grace & all who made sandwiches, brought cookies, and helped serve. The attendees from the nursing homes enjoyed the time spent at The Palmetto Club and the entertainment from the students. Goodie bags made by the Daytona Pilot Club were given out by Diane Lessard. The residents loved all of the attention they received.

GREEN & GOLD

   We have an account separate from our Operating Account that we call “Green & Gold” (our club colors). This account is meant to be used to thank someone for a job well done, recognize someone who is having a birthday or an anniversary, coming into office, going out of office, has lost a loved one, or to memorialize a friend or club member,   A “Green & Gold” book  is kept (Pat Thayer is our Chair) in the Historical Records of the Club. Keep this in mind when you wish to recognize someone. 

CHARITABLE  SUPPORT

Remember to bring a sack each time you come to the clubhouse for: Halifax Urban Ministries (food); Halifax Animal Shelter (cat food, dog food, old towels / linens) and/or The Palmetto House (men and women’s clothes).

Nursing Home Party – Sign up to assist with the party – Grace Niedhammer still needs sandwiches  and help the day of the party. 386.756.9092

Victim Advocate Program – the toys we collect at (or before) the Winterfest Party will go to infants through teens in the Daytona Beach Victim Advocate Program. Diane  Lessard  386.760.9169

MEMBERSHIP YEARBOOKS

If your yearbook information needs altering, call  Andrea Pair at 386-304-7247 

Welcome New Members

New Member Orientation

A New Member Orientation was held on November 4th to orient our new members as to the duties of the Board positions and opportunities available to them for them to become involved with our Palmetto Club. Attending were (seated) Jenetha Sammartano, Jodi Russell, Ginny Russell, and Anna Babcock; (Standing) Membership Chair Theresa Dearduff, Barbara Cameron, Membership Chair  Marge Whitmer, Paulette Wolff,
Mary Heery, Cathy Griffith, Patsy Ragsdale, and Deb Konkos.
Please make these ladies feel welcomed. 


Enjoying  the 2014 Tea: Past President Gerry Voynovich, Peggy Taulbee, Marilyn Petrie, and Past President Terri Marusa 

Palmetto Club Scholarships

2015 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to (Left to right) Taylor Howland, Seabreeze High, awarded the Sara Dalton Scholarship and attending the University of Florida; Kristen Woody, Atlantic High, awarded the Vera Green McDonald Scholarship, attending the University of South Florida; and Genesis de Lourdes Vargas, Mainland High, awarded the Palmetto Club Scholarship and attending Embry Riddle Aeronautical University pictured with Victoria Teel, our Scholarship Chair. Thanks to Vicki and committee, Ashley Moore and Janet Vacchiano.

 
Upon acceptance of their scholarship, the recipients spoke to their impressive aspirations. 

 

NOTICE TO MEMBERSHIP

Your 2015 – 2016 Executive Board was installed May 1st

Left to right; President Janet Potter, Jackie Kean, Bertie Hammer, Grace Niedhammer, Patti Gloekler, Kris Fischer, Andrea Pair, and Diane Lessard.
A special thanks to Past President Gail Wootten for performing the installation ceremony for our newly elected officers.  

 

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:

Vice President Diane Lessard
presented a check in the amount of $6,000 to The American Cancer Society Director Leslie Castillo.
The cancer benefit chaired by Liz Samaha netted more than $5600, the remainder came from our Cancer Account.

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 2015 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

Please let our Corresponding Secretary Grace Niedhammer know if you become aware of a member who is ill or having other problems and could use our support and good thoughts,  Grace’s Number is 386.756.9092.

Attention 
PALMETTO CLUB MEMBERS

    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.

Birthdays:

January
3 Lori Gallagher
7 Angie Katzenstein
9 Ruth Snyder
10 Peggy Daugherty
11 Joyce Baltz
13 Marie Morrison
18 Virginia Buckner
22 Ginny Lewandowski
24 Marjorie Whitmer
26 Cathy Bauerle
28 Theresa Dearduff


Silver Tea Thank You

Kudos to our Silver Tea hostesses: Janet Potter, Lori Gallagher, Liz Samaha, Mary Heery, Linda Sievers & Patti Gloekler, Marge Hendra, Bertie Hammer, and Cathy Bauerle. And a huge “thank
you” to Stevie Graham and Joan Chase for their handling of the west room food stations and to all who provided our savory treats. It was all Yummy!

FROND (Hard Copy)

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

Editor: Andrea Pair
Andrea

Welcome New Members

Suzette Cameron
Mildred Recascino

 

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