IMPORTANT UPDATE from President Caroline Windham
For the safety of our members, the January General Meeting this Thursday WILL NOT BE A LUNCHEON. Please eat before or after the meeting. This will allow everyone to keep their masks on.
Following the Christmas and New Year holidays, a surge of positive COVID-19 cases is happening. The vaccine is so close to becoming available to all of us, but until the end of Flu season or most have received the vaccine, MASKS ARE REQUIRED AND MUST REMAIN ON while in the clubhouse. SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE ENCOURAGED.
Zoom will be available for those who choose not to attend in person.
No meal means there is no money being collected at the door.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Caroline R Windham
GFWC Woman’s Club of Panama City, President
GFWC Florida District 2, Membership Chairman
RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR THE JANUARY 2021
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON
Hosted by the Community Engagement & Outreach CSP
Thursday, January 7, 12 noon, at the Clubhouse
We are so happy to be returning to our Clubhouse for the Luncheon and appreciate Jane Groom and her helpers for preparing what we know will be a delicious lunch for us. The cost is $15 per person for a plated lunch payable at the door. Please make your reservations with your CSP Coor-dinator and report attendance to Stephanie Cantrell with CEO CSP by Monday, January 4. Those not wishing to eat are welcomed too. You can also participate via ZOOM. Our President Caroline Windham will email the Zoom link this week.
Ms. Sam Mello with
“Live Healthy. Simplified”
We will have “Opportunity Drawings” by the CSPs and door prizes. Please bring those plastic tops you’ve been saving for Girls Inc., and clothes you wish to give to CEO for its grammar schools’ clothes closets (see page 3 for details). See you there or on Zoom!
Organized in 1913 – Living the Volunteer Spirit since 1916
Historic Building Designation in 2018
General Membership Luncheon Meetings
1st Thursday, September through May, at 12:00 PM
THE 2020-2021 CLUB YEARBOOKS ARE READY
Most of you will receive your new Club Yearbook from your CSP Coordinator. If you cannot attend meetings and need it delivered or mailed to your home, please contact your CSP Coordinator. The E-version was also mailed to all members with an email on record. If you are not getting Club emails, please check your SPAM folder or contact Jamie Shepard ☺
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WELCOMING NEW “STARS”, WHO HAVE RECENTLY JOINED OUR CLUB:
Mitzi Prater and Linda Theilmann were approved by the Board at the October Board meeting. Both are joining Community Engagement & Outreach. They will be formally introduced and pinned at the November Luncheon.
AND REMEMBERING “FALLEN STARS”:
In October, we lost two long time members. Annie Louise Clements (90), mother of Mary Rogers, both in the Youth CSP, and former member Margaret Parker (94) , who has not been active for several years but is remembered.
PLEASE DON’T FORGET to nominate
MAY MANN JENNINGS
for the “Top 10 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame”.
Please email Appointments@eog.myflorida.com or call (850) 717-9337. It just takes a minute to show your support for such an amazing woman who helped establish the General Federation of Women’s Clubs here in Florida as well as the Florida League of Women Voters.
Learn more about her at:
Recycle Plastic Tops For GIRLS, INC-Girls, Inc. wants to collect 250 pounds of plastic tops, caps and lids to build a recycled plastic BUDDY BENCH. Green Tree Plastics -ABC Partnerships turns plastic waste into reusable building materials and furniture. This will be an on-going project all year long for our Club by the Education CSP. A box will be set up at the Clubhouse for these plastic items. Contact Education CSP Coordinator Cheryl Wisner for details.
Our December STAR Club member was Kay Hicks, a member since 2016 and an active member of the Education & Libraries CSP. As a professional Certified Sign Language Interpreter, she was instrumental in organizing her CSP’s participation with Ms. Foster’s hearing-impaired students at Hiland Park Elementary School. Kay logs many hours of volunteering for and outside of the Club: tutoring for Girl’s Inc., volunteering at the voting polls, with VITA , with FLOW [for which our club was recognized by GFWC International], and more. Kay does not wait to be asked to help, she just jumps in and does it. Congratulations, Kay!