We are ready to start a new season and it’s going to be a great year! Beverly and Lois decided to have an Arts CSP meeting on Thursday, August 29, so that we can jump in ahead of things. / Floriopolis will have an Art Break event September 6. We have participated in this fun event in the past. We’re always looking for volunteers to help out. Details will be provided as soon as they are available. / The Renaissance Faire will be held September 21-22. We have been offered a free table and can sell any of our products as well as demonstrate the looms for making mats. Again, we could sure use some help from other CSP’s. Contact Lois or Beverly for de-tails. / The POPS and the Panama City Music Association will be having their 2019-2020 season at Mosley High School Auditorium and tickets are available now for both. We’d like to see if we can help them out as we have in previous years. / The Arts CSP is looking forward to a great new season. We’ll be work-ing on new ideas for members as well as for the community. Anyone is wel-come to attend one of our meetings held the 4th Thursday of every month at 9:30am. Come join us!
CONSERVATION CSP Meets 3rd Thursday at 12 Noon
Contact: Nancy Wyatt or Peggy McLane
Conservation would like to congratulate one of our members. Becky Cochran, for being selected Volunteer of the Year from our Club. Go Becky, and thank you for your service! / Having joined the Coastal Conservation Association again, we will continue to re-ceive their literature covering the Gulf Coast with an eye on our area. They have focused on debris removal and have installed signs to educate boat-ers about seagrass protection at area boat ramps. / Members are joining the Arbor Day Foundation and working to plant trees offered by the Foundation. We are planning the planting of two Crepe Myrtles for the club house. / We are staying in touch with personnel at St Andrews Park to re nourish sea oats beds there. / Our CSP’s first meeting of the year will be Thursday, September 19, (3rd Thursday) at 12:00 at the Olive Garden. We are really looking forward to beginning again.
EDUCATION CSP Meets 4th Tuesday at 11:30 AM Contact: Allison Mizell
Education was asked to help at the Girls, Inc. Princess Ball on August 24th. This special community event is in its 14th year and brings joy to so many little girls and their dads, granddads, or that special person in their life. They dance the night away and visit with their favorite princesses at the ball. It’s a mem-orable evening for all that attend, and money raised at the event allows Girls, Inc. to provide programing. We greeted attendees as they entered the ballroom at Edge-water Beach Resort and checked guests in at the tables. / Plans have been final-ized for Education members to begin tutoring at Girls, Inc. We will start the week of September 9th. As in past years, we will work Monday through Thursday of each week from 3:00-4:00pm. This school year, the cafeteria at Oakland Terrace Ele-mentary is the location for Girls, Inc. / Our first department meeting will be held September 24th, 11:30 at the Olive Garden. Please mark your calendar!
HOME LIFE CSP Meets 4th Wednesday at 10:00 AM
Contact: Deborah Black or Verna Payne
Our CSP ended last year on a high and generous note. We also took time to have fun at Painting With A Twist. We donated kitchen items and supplies to domestic violence pro-grams throughout the year. We donated an additional $250 to the local Domestic Vio-lence program, $300 to Bethel Village and $250 to the Club to help with HVAC repairs. / But are grieving the loss of two of our long time members, Rena Hammett and Nancy VanBibber. We really need an injection of new energy into our small but worthwhile CSP. Please reach out to Deborah, Verna or Paula Bunch for more information
INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH Meets 4th Thursday at 9:30 AM
Contact: Dianne Hodges
International Outreach will meet in September to discuss the feasibility of hosting the annual and very popular International Students’ Party this year. We were unable to have the party in 2018 because of the Hurricane Michael damage. Dianne Hodges plans to talk with Bay District Schools’ Coor-dinator Sally Gentili before our September meeting. As a result of the storm, we lost two members but still have ten members in our department. To throw this party, we would need to have a good deal of club help in setting up, taking down, decorating, providing finger foods, ice, drinks, etc. The students and staff have a wonderful time and we do too with music, dancing and laughter. We usually meet on the 4th Thursday of the month but may need to change that date. Contact Diane Hodges or Janet McCall-Gonzalez for details.
PUBLIC ISSUES Meets 2nd Wednesday at 11:30 AM Contact: Catherine Thrasher
Like most of our CSPs, Public Issues did not meet over the summer. After a very busy year, we were glad to take a break. We want to thank Tami McNine for all her work as coordinator last year. / Our CSP has held Bunco Nights to raise funds for the many projects we do throughout the year. The highlight is always our Valentine’s Luncheon for our WW II and Kore-an War veterans in February but that is just one of the many projects we do to help our com-munity, especially our veterans. We have cheered at Sims Home baseball games, served waters and cookies at Veterans Day parade—we are an active group! We will have our first planning meeting on Wednesday, September 11, at 11:30AM at the Clubhouse. Join us!
YOUTH Meets 3rd Thursday at 6 PM Contact: Jane Rigby or Kathy Mills
Our department will meet again on Thursday, September 19 at 6pm—location TBD—to plan our fabulous November fund-and-friend-raising auction. It takes a fair amount of pre-planning, made all the more difficult by our limited choice of venues. Victoria’s Last Bite in Lynn Haven has been our go-to location—and some of our best customers at the auction—so we are anxious to see if we can call upon Judy Tinder and her wonderful staff to book us in November. / We were pleased to do-nate $500 to support Girls Inc. last spring, proof the we put our proceeds to good use in our community. / We have also pledged funds toward the recon-struction of our Clubhouse. / Join us!