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May Newsletter 2023

Island Estates Women’s Club

Volume XLIV No. 9                                                                                                                                                                             May 2023

Reservation Request Form

Bon Appetit

148 Marina Plaza, Dunedin, FL

                Tuesday, May 16, 2023 —11:00 AM to 2:00 PM


Member __________________________________________________________ (circle one)    

                   Chicken                             Salmon                                    Pasta Primavera

 Guest ____________________________________________________________ (circle one)          

                   Chicken                             Salmon                                    Pasta Primavera


Members--$42.00               Guests--$42.00                  

Number Attending ____              Total Enclosed $_____      


Please make checks payable to: Island Estates Women’s Club

                    Send to:  IEWC—c/o Karin Stewart, 225 Windward Island, Clearwater, FL  33767

Reservation Deadline is Wednesday, May 10th at 12 Noon                                 

If you have any reservation questions, please call Karin at 727-452-5167


To make lunch reservations using Credit Card:

May Lunch Form for Bon Appetit:


May Luncheon—Bon Appetit

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Cash Bar

 Garden Salad with House Dressing

 Rolls & Butter

 1)      Breast of Chicken-

With a Mushroom Cream Sauce, served with fingerling potatoes and vegetable medley

2)      Chargrilled Salmon-

With Cucumber Dill Sauce, served with fingerling potatoes and vegetable medley

3)      Pasta Primavera-

Penne pasta with colorful assorted vegetables

 Cheesecake with Strawberries

 Coffee Station with Whipped Cream, Lemon and Orange Zest,

Chocolate Morsels and Herbal Hot Tea with Lemon


President’s Message:

Dearest Ladies,

     I know that those who joined us at Daily News really enjoyed this new venue.  The food was fabulous.

     Our Club year is quickly drawing to a close.  Please join us next month at Bon Appetit where we will be awarding 10 scholarships to 10 deserving young ladies from Clearwater High School.  This is always a lovely venue and a luncheon for a wonderful cause.

     As we all begin our summer activities, I wish you much enjoyment with your loved ones and friends.  Travel safely and be well.  For those of us remaining in Florida over the summer, “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere” will continue.

     Your Board and Committee Chairs will be working hard over the summer preparing for the 2023-2024 Club year.  I hope that you have enjoyed our choices of venues and activities this year.  We will try to make next year even better. 

     Attached to this Newsletter you will find the Membership Renewal form for 2023-2024.  Please get your renewal in as soon as possible so you can be included in our Yearbook.  You can also renew online on our website:

     With much love and respect,

     Joan Landreth, IEWC President


May Luncheon—Our May Luncheon will begin with a wonderful meal from Bon Appetit and then the Awarding of 10 Scholarships to young ladies graduating from Clearwater High School.  This will be followed by a short business meeting with Election of Officers for the 2023-2024 Club year, voting on Bylaw revisions and the Budget for 2023-2024.  After voting is complete, the new Officers will be sworn in. The event will end with our two drawings: one for the free lunch and one for 50/50.


From Your Reservation Chair, Karin Stewart

Please send your May 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, May 10th.   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 deadline with your lunch order attached.

 Paying by Credit Card. If you prefer to pay by credit card here is the link:

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


X   Breast of Chicken -Member $31.50                        +       1          -


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.  Cancelled Credit card orders will be charged a processing fee, even if they are canceled before the deadline.


Treasurer’s Report ending March 31st

As of March 31st, we have $23,508.88 in the Operating Account.  This amount is before the proceeds of the Scholarship Fundraiser were transferred to the Charitable Trust Account.

 A Message from Your Fundraising Co-Chair, Patti Jucha

We have raised over $29,500 this Club year in support of our 3 charities for the 2022-2023 Club year.  What an accomplishment!  We couldn’t have done it without all of you.  Thanks again for your generosity and support.

     Cassi and Company, the boutique who provided the clothing for our March Fashion Show, has generously offered a 15% discount to all IEWC members.  Just tell them that you are with the Club.  Cassi’s is located in the Belleair Bluffs shopping center, at the opposite end from E & E Stakeout.


From Your Membership Chair, Patti Jucha

    You can renew your membership anytime now thorough May 31st for the 2023-2024 year. Dues are just $26 for all members.  Renew online (there is a $1 service fee) at Join Now | Island Estates Women ( or send a check to Patti Jucha, 763 Harbor Island, Clearwater, 33767.  New members or members with a new email, phone or address should be sure to complete the Membership Form and send it in with their check.

     If you have any questions, please contact Patti Jucha at or


 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” – May 11th at Lucky Lobster

Ladies, it’s the end of the club year so let’s end it in style and gather at Lucky Lobster.  As always, we will party and mingle with old and new friends!  Loin us on Thursday, May 11th for “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere” at the Lucky Lobster, 941 Huntley Avenue, Dunedin FL  34698. 

     Lucky Lobster’s Happy Hour is from 4 – 7 with $2.00 off beer, wine and call drinks.  Appetizers and dinner can be ordered from the menu.  Live music starts at 5:50.

     Please let us know if you are coming.  RSVP by clicking this link:

 Great News:  Upon popular request, we will continue the “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere” throughout the summer.  Thursday, June 8th at Water Oak Grill in Safety Harbor; Thursday, July 13th at Gerstle’s on Clearwater Beach and Thursday, August 10th at Clear Sky on Cleveland.

     Questions:  Please call Lynne McCaskill, at 727-430-1911 or Diane McKibben at 727-432-4723.


Field Trip

Our May Field Trip is to Joseph’s Tea Room on Tuesday, May 4th at 2:00 PM.  They are located at 25028 US 19, Clearwater, FL.  The cost of this event is $50.00 and $54.00 for gluten-free (tax and tip included).   Please make your reservation online by clicking this link:

 Yearbook Additions and Corrections

Branum, Lee Anne                             1180 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL  33767                                         410-241-1919

Brewer, Marisa (Barry)                     146 Sand Key Estates Dr, Clearwater, FL  33767                         352-279-3522

Colsant, Gabriele                               400 Island Way, # 1606, Clearwater, FL  33767                          727-370-6238

James, Holly (Gregory)                      2323 Kingspoint Dr, Largo, FL  33774                                           727-278-3419

Pehlman, Kathy                                 610 Island Way, Clearwater, FL  33767                                        201-704-4452

Sellnow, Rose Marie                         700 Island Way, # 801, Clearwater, FL  33767                             727-403-4445                                          

 From Your Tech Team

Your IEWC website has a wealth of information and is always up-to-date.  It includes your Calendar of Events, Luncheon Reservations, Links to Events and Reservations, Membership Renewal, Club Cruise, Monthly Newsletter and our Community Fundraisers including our awesome Scholarship Program and Scholarship Awards.

 Quick Links:


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!   

     Just to let you know THAT BOOKINGS AND SHIP SPACES ARE IN HUGE DEMAND.  If you are interested in our Group IEWC cruise you should think about this right away for booking space and make deposits right away.  Space will be pulled in 4 weeks OR BEFORE and after this time it will go to premium pricing, outside of our best group pricing and inclusive perks.

     Sarah Pearson needs a roommate for this cruise.  Please call Debbie Christofferson for more details.

 Please call Debbie Christofferson, 719-393-3286 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


Volume XLIV   No. 9                                                                                                                                                      May 2023

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