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October Newsletter 2023

Island Estates Women’s Club

Volume XLV No. 2                                                                                                                                                                               October 2023


President’s Message:

Dearest Ladies,

     Welcome to Autumn in Florida!  It still feels like summer, but hopefully it will begin to cool down soon!  This month is our “Pink Is Beautiful” Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness.  Our proceeds will, as for many years, benefit the Mammography Voucher Program of Pinellas County.  As a survivor of breast cancer, this worthwhile cause is near and dear to my heart.  Join us on Tuesday, October 10th to contribute to fighting breast cancer.

     We also have our popular 5 O’clock Somewhere on October 12th at The Whistle Stop in Safety Harbor and our Field Trip is on October 5th.  This is a Pub Crawl through the Dunedin and North area.  If you’ve been before, you know how much fun we have on the Trolley and at the stops it makes. 

     Included as attachments to this newsletter are the October Breast Cancer Fundraiser Registration Form, Breast Cancer Awareness Flyer and your copy of the Yearbook in PDF form.  Those of you requiring printed PDF’s will be receiving them soon.  I am mailing them next week.

      I hope you will join us at some or all of our fun activities we have planned for you ladies. 

          With much love and respect,

Joan Landreth, IEWC President


October Luncheon—Island Way Grill

Tuesday, October 10th, 2022

10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Bar: Cash or Credit Cards


Island Way Salad – Mixed greens with tomatoes, jicama, cucumbers, carrots,

radish, toasted pumpkin seeds and asiago cheese with rice wine vinaigrette


Rolls and Butter


  1. Ranch Steak with Red wine Demi – served with Island mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables

  2. Seared Salmon –Pan seared salmon with pineapple salsa – served with Island mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables

  3. Chicken Picatta – Panko chicken breast with lemon and caper beurre blanc – served with Island mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables

  4. Vegetarian – Veggie stack over Coconut rice, balsamic & basil oil garnish


Chocolate Mousse


Coffee, Tea and Soft Drinks

$35 cash; $36.50 online


September Luncheon—Our Guest for the October Fundraiser is Sherrl Fry, director of MVP.  She will let us know how much we do to help the MVP and their cause. The Fundraiser will feature lots of fun things to help support the fight against Breast Cancer.

From Your Reservation Chair Karin Stewart

October Luncheon & Fundraiser:  To make your reservation and request seats with friends or a full table of 9 or 11, the Host Member MUST complete the group form that was emailed to you or on the website.  We will do our best to accommodate your request, but requests will be on a first come, first served basis so the earlier you get your reservation in, the better we will be able to accommodate you.  

     ​Please list the name of each person that is sitting at your table, their entrée choice and mark if they paid by check or online by credit card.  Single reservations can also be made by a member or guest using this form.  

     You can include their checks for their lunch, or they can mail their luncheon check separately to Reservations Karin Stewart, 225 Windward Island, Clearwater, FL 33767.    The deadline for reservations is 12 noon on Wednesday, October 4th.   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:  

Questions: Ladies, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me, Karin,  at:  727-452-5167.  We cannot refund money for canceled reservations after the deadline because of our commitment to the facility providing our program.


When paying by credit card, please put your Full Name and after checking your menu selection, you MUST click the “+” and add 1.


Treasurer’s Report ending August 31st.

As of August 31st, we have $12,429.39 in the Operating Account. 

Corresponding Secretary’s Report

Glad that everyone is healthy and enjoying life.

Fundraiser Update-Patti Jucha, Fundraising Co-Chair

Believe it or not, the 15th Annual “Pink Is Beautiful” Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser is next month!  Join us on Tuesday, October 10th at Island Way Grill.  Shop Till You Drop and raise money in support of the Mammography Voucher Program (MVP) of Pinellas County.  The MVP provides free mammograms to women who cannot afford them and pays for treatment of breast cancer if detected.  Sherrl Fry, Grant Administrator for MVP, will be our special guest for the luncheon.


We are pleased to announce our current Elite Sponsors: Already Gone Travel, Bay Star Restaurant Group, Brown Boxer, Cassi & Company, Clear Sky Restaurants, Clearwater Yacht Club, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, GlenZ DJ and Karaoke, Innisbrook, Lala’s, Michelle Chenault/Beach Island Group, PRP Wine, Shephard’s Beach Resort and Wyndham Grand.


     WHAT TO EXPECT:  We will still have the popular Silent Auction, Pick A Prize and Ribbon Tree. The Ribbon Tree will look a little different than previous years.  It has become more challenging to obtain Tree prizes as many restaurants and retailers are dealing with higher costs, so there will be fewer prizes and the cost will increase.  Please understand that this decision was not an easy one, but it is necessary. Keep in mind that this is for Charity and the goal is to raise money for this worthwhile cause.   Tree prizes will be $15 for a $20 gift card and $40 for a $50 gift card.  This is still at least a 20% discount and again, please keep in mind that it is for Charity.


We have great prizes including hotel stays, a Cruise, gift cards from local restaurants, retailers, hair and nail salons, attractions, theater tickets and more.  We are still gathering prizes, but stay tuned for a complete list of what will be available in the next few weeks. 


This year we are adding two new ways to shop:  Home Goods Sale – support the Cause by purchasing homemade baked goods and other treats made by our members.  If you want to donate something, please email Patti at

Tumblers – Just added!  Custom insulated tumblers in FUN colors with the IEWC logo


     You will also be able to make cash donations.  If you can’t attend, think about donating to this important cause by donating on the website at  .  Donations are tax deductible.


     If you live in a Condo, please print and post the attached flyer on your bulletin board.  You do not have to be a member to come to the luncheon, and the more that come, the more money we raise for MVP.


     SUPPLIES NEEDED: Ladies, we need to replenish our prize wrapping supplies.  If anyone has any of the following items, or wants to purchase them as a donation, please email me ( and let me know: Ribbon – Tissue - Plastic storage totes - Filling for bottom of baskets (amazon stuffing, newspaper, etc.), small baskets


 If you want to get involved, we are still looking for people to help decorate our prizes and staff the Prize stations the day of the luncheon.  It’s a great way to meet and get to know other members.  Interested?  Email, call or text me at or 661-477-1741.

     Hope to see you there in Pink!


NEW EVENTS TO SUPPORT MVP AND BREAST CANCER AWARENESS:  Thanks to those who ate at PDQ earlier this week.  We didn’t have a lot of time to promote it, but we still made $100.  Every little bit helps!


Next up:

Wednesday, October 4th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, BJ Restaurant and Brewhouse is donating 20% of all food and non-alcoholic beverages to our effort.  Please grab a bite to eat that evening.


Tuesday, October 1st – Saturday, October 7th: Allori Blow Dry Bar is donating 10% of all services.  In addition to hair and makeup, they offer IV Therapy.  Call 727-333-7035 and make your appointment now, and be sure to tell them you are supporting the IEWC Pink Is Beautiful Fundraiser.  Thanks to Lori Lenhart, owner and IEWC Club member.


Please support these businesses who support us and see how easy it is to benefit the club by just eating dinner or getting your hair done!!

Board Members’ Emails

We no longer have one specific email person.  Emails will be coming from the Board or Committee Person who is responsible for the article or activity.  Please be sure to add the following emails to your contacts so our emails do not go to Spam or Junk mail.

Lynne McCaskill       

Lisa Oliver                   

Patti Jucha                


Karin Stewart            

Joan Landreth          


IEWC Board Meetings

Board meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each 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 Island Way Grill in September.  Let’s party again and get together with old and new friends!  Our “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere” will be at the Whistle Stop Grill & Bar, 915 Main Street, Safety Harbor on Thursday, October 12th.  Please let us know if you are coming.  Reservations are required. RSVP by clicking this link:

Field Trip

Please join us on October 5th for a Pub Crawl to the Dunedin area.  We will have 2 pickups, the first will be on Island Estates at 6:30 PM, the second will be in Dunedin area at 6:50 PM. 

     We will be going to 2 – 3 bars that night.  The cost is $26.00 per person.  This will cover the cost of the Trolley and the gratuity for the driver.  You can send a check made out to IEWC, to Karin Stewart, 225 Windward Island, Clearwater, FL  33767.  There is a locked IEWC mailbox at her home, if you want to drop off your check.  Be sure to put PUB CRAWL on the memo line.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Oliver at 314-651-1015 or email at




     The Annual Yearbook is being sent with this Newsletter to every member as a PDF that you can store on your computer and refer to at any time.  Just a helpful tip—the Directory of Members is located on pages 19 – 23.  A copy of the PDF will be mailed to those members not having email access next week.                              


From Your Tech Team News and Event Links 

We hope you are enjoying our Island Estates Women’s Club website for all your club information.  We work hard to keep it updated including links to all luncheons, “5 O’clock Somewhere”, Field Trips, Monthly Newsletter, Fundraisers and our Scholarship Program.  Here is a link to the Home Page that has additional links and tabs for you to navigate the website:  

Here are some useful links to our websiteAll activities require an RSVP.  We hope you find this helpful.  

Club Events Calendar:  Click Here:  

“It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere” – October 12th Whistle Stop, Safety Harbor:  - RSVP--Link:  

October Lunch Description & Links  

October Luncheon & Group Reservation Form:             

October Luncheon On-Line Reservation:  



 If you have any questions or problems, please call Lynne McCaskill at 727-430-1911  

A Note from our Personal Cruise Director—Debbie Christofferson

7-Night Cruise aboard the Celebrity Apex—February 10-17, 2024


Ports of Call:

Feb. 10, 2024        Boarding Ship in Fort Lauderdale

Feb. 11, 2024       Cruising the Open Seas

Feb. 12, 2024        San Juan, Puerto Rico

Feb. 13, 2024       Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Feb. 14, 2024       Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Feb. 15, 2024       Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Feb. 16, 2024       Cruising the Open Seas

Feb. 17, 2024       Debark in Fort Lauderdale


Concierge Balcony class, Regular balcony and ocean-view cabins.  Category rates will vary depending on location and availability.

Rates include: Classic Drink Package, Wi-Fi, Basic tips per person.  Insurance is NOT included.


$2,585.01              Per Person for Concierge non-obstructed view infinite balcony

$2,261.53              Per Person for C Class partial balcony/infinite obstructed view

$2,078.53              Per Person for P- Balcony or infinite veranda lower decks

$1,986.53              Ocean View window, no balcony

Aqua Class rates will depend on time of booking and availability.  $500.00 deposit required to hold cabin space.  Cabin prices depend on location. This is still refundable until final payment.  Cabins are selling fast!  We only have 3 cabins left.  Please sign up as soon as possible, as these cabins will not be available for long.


***Join us, I ensure you that you will have a blast and really get to know the ladies on the trip…Joan Landreth, President IEWC***


Please call Debbie Christofferson for more details.


Please call Debbie Christofferson, 719-393-3283 to book for group rates and to be included in all events.  Email:


Thank you!

Deborah Christofferson


Fla Sellers of Travel Ref # ST41398


Island Estates Women’s Club

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