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

Pati Gloekler

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 President

 

Hello Friends! Summertime has about arrived for us and probably some of you will be leaving the area for a “vacation”. Be safe and come back!

This has been an awesome year for me and I do thank each one of you for your support and encouragement. We have just had our planning meeting for the new year, and again, thank you officers and appointees for attending and for your participation in making plans for the new year. I also want to thank the immediate past board members and appointees. You were very significant  to this past year and I appreciate your talents and your time given to the club. Thank You!

Now, we look at the summer open houses that will hopefully keep us active during these next few months – to live, love and laugh. Spread the word about these days at the clubhouse. Bertie Hammer has many plans. An added feature will be an extra “Game Day”. Where else can we get together to play and eat?!!!

Again, thank you and congratulations, Club, for a wonderful year – continuing our strides against cancer, the three beautiful scholarships, for the support to Humane Society, Halifax Urban Ministries (HUM), the Palmetto House , and for giving to the children and families, for all you did this year.

You are all great and lovely people and  

What You Do:  It Matters.

 

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

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL REMINDER

In accordance with Article II, Section 2, annual membership dues are payable on May 1st, and no later than June 30th, to remain a member and be included in the Yearbook.

Please make sure that you provide any and all updated information and send it promptly to:
Kris Fischer, 725 Orchard Avenue, Ormond Beach, FL 32174

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:

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:

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 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

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

    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.

Summer Birthdays:
June
1 June Lawrence
6 Bernice Baker
7 Helene Szulc
20 Eileen McDermott
28 Florence Glynn
July
2 Ernie Dyer
3 Kris Fischer
5 Andrea Pair
8 Diane Lessard
8 Mary Ann Whitaker


13 Joan Chase
18 Nancy Rogers
19 Pat Thayer
20 Ashley Moore
24 Peggy Taulbee
27 Ann Connelly
28 Dorothy Sanders
28 Margaret Russo
August
1 Marilyn Cassamento
2 Kathe Angell
8 Marsha Wise
9 Pat Allard
14 Bertie Hammer
15 Edna Sullivan
16 Vicki Schultz
18 Ruth BonFleur
20 Nancy Long
21 Doris Ahern
21 Barbara Cameron
26 Janet Potter
27 Jeannie McMillen
27 Karin Neuwirth
28 Stevie Graham

      Don’t miss the birthday celebration in August

Members

Congratulations on providing 517 pounds of food to Halifax Urban Ministries in our 2014 -15 year. Let’s work to exceed in 2015-16.     

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

In Remembrance of
Cindy Branning

A Celebration of Life was held at the Spruce Creek Fly-In Clubhouse on May 2nd for Cindy. The Celebration included a missing man flyover, which was very moving. Madelyn Beers gave a very heart warming eulogy. Cindy was very loyal to our club and she will be missed.

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
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    "Jump Into Summer"
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    Nivia Palmer
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    Linda Sievers
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    Pat Allard
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    Kris Fischer
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    Pat Gloekler
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    Margaret Russo
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    Nancy Chatley
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    Model Coordinator
    and Model
    Model Coordinator and model - Barbara Alfes
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    Angie Katzenstein
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    Ernie Dyer
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    Mary Catherine from Belk
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    Table
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    Marsha Summers at the piano.
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    Entree
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    Janet Vaccahiano
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    Karin Neuwirth
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    Kudos to Liz Samaha
    for chairing our annual Cancer Benefit.