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


Karen Willis-Mathis


Here are the Woman’s Club of Panama City winners for the District 2 Arts & Crafts Competition. All 1st place winners are automatically entered into the State competition, which will be held May 2023.

Gloria Lovers Ceramic Pheasant 1st
Anna Westbrook
Copper Coiled Choker/Bracelet 1st
Linda Hornsby
Acrylic on Wood 1st
Caroline Windham
Blue Box w/Sand Dollars 1st & Director’s Choice Anna Westbrook Wood Candle Bowl 1st
Paula Bunch
Rag Christmas Wreath 2nd
Linda Smith
Crochet Shawl 1st
Stephanie Cantrell
Baby Afghan 2nd
Stephanie Cantrell
Fall Cross Stitch Angel 1st
Paula Bunch
Victorian Christmas Tree 1st
Shelli Hampton
German Shepherd Baby Quilt 2nd
PC Arts Group Entry
Advent Calendar 1st
Stephanie Cantrell
Oysters on a Box 2nd
Cecile Scoon
Green Profusion 2nd
Shelli Hampton
Lincoln 1st
Cecile Scoon
Cruset River 3rd
Stephanie Cantrell
Oysters on Glass 2nd
Lois Lawrence
My Hannah 3rd
Lois Lawrence
White Lily 3rd
Shelli Hampton
Sunset over Cabin 3rd
Lois Lawrence
I told you not to Tell Them 3rd
Shelli Hampton
Apalachicola Sunrise HM
Caroline Windham
Blue Angels 123 3rd

Thanks so much for participating. Panama City had the most entries and of course the most first place winners.

We’ll do this all again next year!


Stephanie Cantrell spent two days in Sebastian, FL, to train to be our next District Director, following in Gerry Wilson’s footsteps. Stephanie and Shantel Dixon, the incoming Junior District Director for District 2, met with representatives from 14 other Districts across Florida. The new Directors will serve the 2022-2024 term.

Our Club will be hosting the GFWC Florida District 2 Spring Workshop this year on Saturday, June 4th, at the Clubhouse. We are seeking volunteers to decorate and set up, and for door prizes. Other District Directors have asked our Club to collect plastic bottle caps and tabs from soda cans for various state projects. Stephanie will deliver the donations to the Annual Meeting in Orlando at the end of May. Anyone wishing to donate may bring items collected to the May General Luncheon.

Stephanie is seeking members to volunteer on Election Day. No experience needed, training is provided. At least 14 volunteers will be needed. Not only can you do your civic duty, but the Bay County Supervisor of Elections also pays us for training andworkingthepolls. AskStephaniefordetails.

Volunteer Greeters Needed for VITA

For over 11 years, our club has participated in VITA. This is United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offer- ing free tax preparation for families and individuals with income of $58,000 or less. This is an official partnership with the Internal Revenue Service. Greeters are needed for Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 9 am 3:00 pm beginning January 25th. Volunteer as little as 3 hours on your choice of days. You can set your own schedule, no experience needed and you can work in pairs. If you volunteer, United Way will pay for your mileage to and from the center. Most members choose to donate their mileage check back to the club as a fundraiser. If you have 3 or more hours a month to volunteer [January April], please contact Caroline Windham or Jane Rigby.

Upcoming Dates & Deadlines From GFWC Florida

 Dec. 15 – GFWC Florida dues, membership list, and remittance forms due

 Jan. 13 – GFWC Florida Webinar Series – Communications: Canva & Member Center  Jan. 15 – GFWC Florida Junior Woman’s Club reports due

Feb. 1 – GFWC

Florida Woman’s Club reports due

Feb. 19 – GFWC Florida LEADS

March 1 – Community Impact Pro-gram award entries postmarked (no email)

March 30 – April 4 – GFWC Florida Blue Umbrella Rail Trip to Washington, DC

May 20-23 – GFWC Florida Convention, Orlando