From our President Stephanie Cantrell

Dear Members,
Gerry Wilson, Stephanie Cantrell and I have just returned from GFWC Florida Fall Board in Orlando. We spent many hours in meetings, training, and banquets. Two brand new clubs have formed and joined GFWC Florida. Club awards were handed out and yes, we did receive a few. I will pass along the information that we learned to each CSP Coordinator and Special Committee Chairs. You can see photos and videos from the Fall Board by searching #GFWCFLFallBoard2020 on social media, like Facebook. I’ve posted many photos and videos on our Club’s Facebook page, GFWC Woman’s Club of Panama City.
Mark your calendar for our District 2 Tour of Officers on Tuesday, Oct. 13th. Our own Gerry Wilson is our District 2 Director and District 2 Recording Secretary, Stephanie Cantrell, will be your host for the event. This year, the meeting will be held on Zoom, so you will be able to attend free of charge and from home or the Yacht Club. Log into Zoom between 9:30 – 9:50 AM. The program, titled “A New and Different Beginning” will begin at 10:00 AM. You will meet GFWC President 2020-2022, Dianne Foerster as well as GFWC Director of Junior Clubs 2020-2022, Candice Postel. Let’s show GFWC Florida how committed we are and support Gerry at this event. Reservations are required to attend this Zoom meeting for security reasons. I will be making your reservations at the October Luncheon and by email: Billing.Windham@gmail.com
This year, GFWC Southern Region Convention will also be held online on October 29-November 1, 2020. No traveling, no hotel reservations, or expenses. Register on GFWC.org. GFWCFlorida.org and GFWC.org now require a member log-in. Go to the site, click on “Member Login” and look toward the bottom of the page in tiny letters and click on “Sign Up” to get registered. Of course, you can reach out to me for more information.
I am so excited to begin having our General Luncheons in person again. Of course, we will continue to socially distance and wear our masks when we are not eating or drinking. Zoom will also be available for those who are not able to attend in person, for whatever reason. Until further notice, we will be having our General Luncheons at the St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club upstairs – there is a ramp on Bunker’s Cove Rd by the fence. We will return to our club house once schools in our district return to normal spacing guidelines. Until then keep reaching for the Stars,