Ladies, I am more than over the moon! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your participation and generosity at our Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser. Over $17,800! You all are awesome! A special thank you to Patti Jucha, who organized and put into action her plans for a successful Fundraiser. Thank you to all those members who helped in each step of the way and also to those who personally contributed to the success we achieved. Again, a HUGE THANK YOU!
Next up in November is our 5 O’Clock Somewhere at The Honu Restaurant in Dunedin on Wednesday, November 8th, our November Luncheon at Grillsmith on Tuesday, November 14th and our “Friendsgiving” Field Trip on Thursday, November 16th at the home of one of our members. Thank you, Lee for being our Hostess.
There are two attachments with this newsletter (the November Newsletter and the November Luncheon Reservation Form.)
With much love and respect,
Joan Landreth, IEWC President
November Luncheon—Our Speaker for the November Luncheon is Jordan Steller from Premier Vein and Vascular. They are a practice specializing in the treatment of arterial and venous diseases. She will speak about the importance of recognizing the signs and symptoms of vascular disease and certain family or individual history of other types of diseases that can create or make symptoms worse such as: leg pain, cramping, leg swelling, skin discoloration around the calves and ankles, and visible varicose/spider veins to name a few.
Their practice consists of a Vascular Surgeon, a Family Practice Physician, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Medical Assistants and a dedicated behind the scenes team who provide excellent care with exceptional results for the continued quality of life our patients deserve.
Jordan Steller, MHA, Owner and Director, will be speaking on behalf of Premier Vein & Vascular. She will be accompanied by Marci Moore, who will be providing a demonstration on one or two lucky members while we speak and answer questions. We look forward to meeting everyone and thank you for the opportunity of letting us show you why “We are so Vein.”
From Your Reservation Chair, Karin Stewart
Please send Luncheon Reservations and your check to IEWC c/o Mrs. Karin Stewart, 225 Windward Island, Clearwater, FL 33767. The deadline for reservations is 12 noon on Wednesday, November 8th. There is a white locked mailbox at my home, 225 Windward Island so you can easily drop off your reservation and check. All checks must be received prior to the luncheon.
Paying by Credit Card. If you prefer to pay by credit card here is the link:
When paying by credit card, please put your Full Name and after checking your menu selection, you MUST click the “+” and add 1. Example: X 1 Breast of Chicken -Member $31.50 + -
Ladies, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at: 727-452-5167. We cannot refund money for canceled reservations after the deadline because of our commitment to the facility providing our program.
Treasurer’s Report ending July 31st –Nancy Page
As of September 30th, we have $16,939.253 in the Operating Account.
Corresponding Secretary’s Report—Sharyn Antico
Cards were sent to Alycia Gould, Debbie Christofferson, Joan Landreth, Amber Davis and Claudia Evans.
“Pink Is Beautiful” Fundraiser: What A Day! — Patti Jucha
Wow! Wow! Wow! We are BEYOND EXCITED to announce that we had a crowd of over 130 and raised over $17,800! What an accomplishment.
Through the generosity of area businesses and individuals, and the members and guests who attended the “Pink Is Beautiful” Fundraiser, we raised over $17,800 in support of the Mammography Voucher Program (MVP) of Pinellas County. MVP provides free mammograms and treatment to low-income men and women living in Pinellas County. The IEWC has now contributed over $97,000 in the past 14 years to this worthwhile charity.
A Special Thanks to Lori Lenhart from Allori Blow Dry Bar for her contribution to our efforts. Lori donated 10% of all services the week prior to the fundraiser, and her sister company, Canadian Med, matched the donation! Together they donated $850. Now that’s a true partner.
Another special THANKS to the Clearwater Yacht Club. In addition to donating two 3-month memberships worth $1,200, they also donated $500. So generous!
BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse, Hurricane Eddie’s and PDQ Restaurant also donated to our efforts by holding Fundraiser Nights, donating a portion of the proceeds from that night to support MVP.
Attendees took home great prizes from the Silent Auction, Pick A Prize and Ribbon Tree. Thanks to members who donated prizes: Sharyn Antico, Debbie Christofferson, Michelle Chenault, Laura Yeager, Vivian Smith and Kristin Vincelli, Lori Lenhart, Genevieve Fortunato and Melanie Cordonnier.
The hit of the day was our Home Goods Display. A delicious array and beautiful display of baked goods and homemade honey that rivaled any bakery. Thanks to Karin Stewart, Joan Landreth, Nancy Page, Angi Trapp, Pam Olipra, Dana Wislocki, Pat Campbell, Nancy Kratz, Louise Barrett and Jean Fullerton for their delicious creations.
Thanks to the IEWC Board for their hard work on this event, and to all of the many volunteers who helped wrap the prizes, set up and Staffed the stations and secured prizes. A special shout out to our Reservations Chair, Karin Stewart, for her patience and attention to detail.
A HUGE THANKS to our Elite Sponsors: Already Gone Travel, BayStar Restaurant Group, Cassi & Co Fashions, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Clear Sky Beachside Café, Clearwater Yacht Club, FLOK by Bekim, Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa, Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa, Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, JW Marriott Clearwater Beach, Karaoke by GlenZ, Lala’s Comfortably Elegant Living, Michelle Chenault Beach Island Group, PRP Wine International, The Brown Boxer Pub & Grille, Shephard’s Beach Resort, Clearwater Beach, and Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach.
We could not have done it without ALL of you; thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Hope to see you on Wednesday, December 14th for our Christmas Luncheon and Clothes To Kids Fundraiser at the beautiful Carlouel Yacht Club. Look for more information in the December newsletter.
IEWC Board Meetings
Board meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month, except February (which on the second Tuesday of the month), at 9:00 AM. Board meetings are open to the entire membership and members are welcome to attend to see the workings of the club and how and if they can become involved. Board meetings are being held at 400 Island Way in their meeting room on the first floor.
"It's 5 O'clock Somewhere” -- Lynne McCaskill and Diane McKibben
We had a fabulous time at the Whistle Stop Grill & Bar. Now it’s time to party in November. We are thrilled to be back at the lovely Honu Restaurant & Tiki Bar, serving Hawaiian styled dishes in a beautiful outside Polynesian Tiki Bar and patio. Let’s get together at The Honu Restaurant, 516 Grant Street, Dunedin, FL 34698 at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 8th. Reservations are required. RSVP by clicking this link:
Bonnie Jenkins bowled a 214 this month!
Field Trip – Lisa Oliver
Our November Field Trip is “Friendsgiving”. Ladies of IEWC, let’s gather November 16th to celebrate friends at 6:30 PM at the home of Lee Morales-Keck, 300 Midway Island. Everyone is to bring an appetizer to share. The attendance limit is 40 members. More information to follow. RSVP is required to attend Friendsgiving. Please click here if you plan to attend. https://forms.gle/WSTu4JXWbgnCBix1A
The Annual Yearbook has been sent via email to every member as a PDF that you can store on your computer and refer to at any time. A very abbreviated printed Yearbook is available to those who would like one for a cost of $3.00. If you need it mailed, the cost is $8.00.