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November Newsletter 2022

Island Estates Women’s Club   

    Volume XIX No.3        

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 

Clearwater Yacht Club 

830 Bayway Blvd, Clearwater Beach 

11:00 am – 1:30  pm 

Dearest Ladies, 

WOW!  What a phenomenal event our Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser was.  It was so nice to see so many of you there and some I had not seen in quite a while.  We even SOLD OUT two days before reservations were supposed to close.  Thank you all for coming and supporting the Mammography Voucher Program. 

     I would especially like to thank Patti Jucha for all of her hard work gathering donations.  She put her organizational skills to the test and succeeded remarkably.  There are many Board Members who went out of their way to solicit and support this special event.  Patti mentioned all of them in her article below, so I will not repeat them. 

     Next month we have our 5 O’clock Somewhere on November 2nd at The Honu Restaurant in Dunedin.  Our Luncheon is on November 15th at the Clearwater Yacht Club.  Join us for the beautiful views and great food.   

     As the Holidays approach, I know many of you will be traveling to share them with friends and family.  Please travel safely and enjoy every minute you get to spend with them.  Our November and December Luncheons are early in the month, so I hope you will be able to join us before you head out of town. 

     I wish all of you a happy, healthy Thanksgiving.  We have so very much to be thankful for.  The friends we have made and will make in our Club add a special camaraderie and fun to our sometimes way too busy lives.  We need to take the time to relax, converse and enjoy each other’s company.  That is what our luncheons and activities allow us to do.  Slow down and smell the roses that friendship brings to each of our lives.   

                With much love, 

                Joan Landreth, President IEWC 


November Luncheon 

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 


Mixed Green Salad with Dressing 

Rolls and Butter 


1)       Grilled Flank Steak—Thinly sliced Flank steak with caramelized onions and Madeira wine sauce,  

mashed potatoes and green beans. 

2)       Chicken Piccata—Egg battered pan-fried chicken breast with capers, parsley and lemon butter sauce,  

mashed potatoes and green beans. 

3)       Grilled Salmon—Seared salmon with lemon butter sauce, scallions and tomatoes, mashed potatoes and green beans. 

4)       Pasta Primavera—linguini pasta gently tossed with garden vegetables and white wine. 


Chocolate Mousse with fresh raspberries and whipped cream with more chocolate. 


Coffee and Tea 


Send Luncheon Reservations to IEWC c/o Mrs. Karin Stewart, 225 Windward Island, Clearwater, FL  33767.The deadline for reservations is 12 noon on Wednesday, November 9th.  There will continue to be a drop off box at the Horizon House in the Lobby and an IEWC mailbox by Karin’s front door.  You can also continue to make a reservation from our website, using electronic credit card payment.  Here is a quick link to make a reservation online: 

     If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Karin via email, text or phone call: or 727-479-5627. 


November Luncheon Program 

This month’s speaker is Megan Risser from the Human Empowerment Project (HEP).  Please join us at the Clearwater Yacht Club for the beautiful views and camaraderie. 

“Pink Is Beautiful” Fundraiser: Update from Your Fundraiser Co-Chair, Patti Jucha 

We are BEYOND EXCITED to announce that we had a sold-out crowd of 130 ladies and raised over $11,000!  What an accomplishment. 

     Through the generosity of area businesses and individuals, and the 130 members and guests who attended the “Pink Is Beautiful” Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness, we raised over $11,000 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 $80,000 in the past 14 years to this worthwhile charity. 

     Attendees took home great prizes from the Silent Auction, Pick A Prize and Ribbon Tree.  Thanks to the members who donated prizes: Debbie Christofferson, Michelle Chenault, Laura Yeager, Lindsay Irwin, Vivian Smith, Kristin Vincelli, Sherry Harmon, Lori Lenhart, Genevieve Fortunato and Judy Ransom.   

     Thanks to the IEWC Board for their hard work on this event, and to all of the ladies who helped solicit donations: Joan Landreth, Lynne McCaskill, Karin Stewart, Wendy Bouffard, Sharyn Antico, Nancy Page, Donna Lobdell, Sharon Givens, Jan Sullivan, Lindsay Irwin, Mecia Bingham, Amber Davis and Vangie Pappas. 

     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 Holiday Luncheon and Clothes To Kids Fundraiser at the beautiful Carlouel Country Club.  Look for more information in the December newsletter. 

“It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere” – Wednesday, November 2nd. 

Ladies, let’s continue to party!  Our November “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere” is at The Honu Restaurant, 516 Grant Street, Dunedin, FL  34698.  The Honu is a contemporary eatery with a relaxed vibe serving Hawaiian-style dishes with a creative twist.  Mark your calendars.  It is on WEDNESDAY, November 2nd at 5:00 O’clock.  The event will be outside in their beautiful themed patio. 

     The Honu will be featuring their popular Happy Hour from 3 to 6 and Wednesday Night is Ladies night (Wahine) 6-9 PM to include $5 specials for the ladies, Craft Draft and House Wines, House Sangria and Weekly Specialty Cocktail.   

     To let us know if you are coming, please RSVP to: 


Mark Your Calendars for upcoming 5 O’Clock Somewhere and Field Trips  

  • Wednesday, November 2nd at The Honu Restaurant & Tiki Bar in Dunedin 

  • December 1st – Field Trip & “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere” Stroll Central Park Holiday Lights followed by Holiday Cheer at Finley’s Irish Pub & Eatery, Largo for cocktails and appetizers. 

  • Thursday, January 26th – Field Trip and “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere” – Trolley Pub Crawl 

  • We are sad to say that our November field trip was canceled.  We know many of you were looking forward to our flower arranging event.  We will hopefully be able to reschedule this for 2023. 


Questions?  Please call or text Lynne at 727-430-1911 or  CHEERS!!! 


A Message from Your Corresponding Secretary 

The only card that was sent this month was from the Board to Sharyn Antico who had a knee replacement this month. 


From Your Tech Team 

We are very excited about our easy to use IEWC website.  All the information you need at your “fingertips”.  You can make your lunch reservations, review the calendar of events or even look at the monthly newsletter.  And yes, there are photos of activities as well.  We hope you will take time to visit and use it.  Our website is: 


The photos from the “Pink Is Beautiful” Fundraiser are on Facebook and the website at: 


The website has menus that have important and relevant information. 


  • Home – Topics include: Quick Access Phone Numbers & Upcoming Events, About IEWC, Board of Directors, History of the Club, the Current Newsletter and Photos. 

  • Community: Our Elite Sponsors and our Club supported charities. 

  • Calendar of Events: Club Calendar, Activities – 

  • Luncheons: Luncheon information including Reservations using your Credit Card or Reservation Form to print & send in with your check. 

  • Fundraisers: Information about our Fundraisers and the link to donate money by credit card. 

  • Scholarships: Listing of Scholarship Winners and the Scholarship Application Packet. 

  • Cruise Information: Cruise Flyer 

  • Join Now: Membership Form 

IEWC Annual Cruise, February 4–9, 2023 

There is still space available for the Annual Club Cruise aboard the “Brilliance of the Seas”, February 4th – 9th leaving from Tampa. 

Ports of Call and Cruising Days: 

Feb. 4th  Boarding the Ship in Tampa 

Feb. 5th   Cruising the Open Seas 

Feb. 6th  Cozumel 

Feb. 7th  Grand Cayman 

Feb. 8th  Cruising the Open Seas 

Feb. 9th   Disembark the Ship in Tampa 


Prices start at $850.57 per person for balcony cabins. 

Prices start at $744.47 per person for obstructed balcony cabins. 

Limited availability!  Insurance, Tips and other purchases not included. 

Please contact Debbie Christofferson.  Email:  Cell phone # 719-393-3283

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