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February  Newsletter 2023 

Island Estates Women’s Club

Volume XLIV No. 6                                                                                                                                                                             February 2023

February Luncheon—Harold Seltzer’s

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Cash Bar

Garden Salad, Rolls and Butter

  1. Chicken Piccata

  2. Lemon Butter Salmon

  3. 8 oz. Prime Rib

  4. Vegetarian Fettuccini

All entrees will be served with Vegetable Medley and Rice Pilaf


Coffee, Tea or Soft Drink

President’s Message:

Dearest Ladies,

Now that the Holidays have passed, we look forward to Valentine’s Day, a day of love.  Then it’s onto Mardi Gras, Saint Patrick’s Day and Easter.  You can show your loving spirit at our March Fashion Show and Scholarship Fundraiser by helping us secure donations and joining us at the festivities.  It takes a village to pull these events together, and Ladies, we are that village.  You can also enjoy the February “5 O’clock Somewhere” at the popular O’Keefe’s on Thursday, February 16th.  Many of us will be cruising on the “Brilliance of the Seas” in early February.  Think about joining us next year.  From personal experience over the years, we have a blast and really get to know each other.

     I would like to thank all of you for the outpouring of condolences on the passing of my mother.  She was a wonderful lady and I and my family will miss her so very much.  We cherish the many memories we have made over the years.  Again, thank you all so very much!

With much love and respect,

Joan Landreth, IEWC President


Program Chair

February Luncheon—Our speaker for February is David Farrar, President of the Island Estates Civic Association and Vice Chair of the City of Clearwater Code Enforcement Board.  With his knowledge and long-time residence in Clearwater, he will bring us up-to-date on what’s going on at the beach and on Island Estates. 


A Message from Clothes To Kids

Island Estates Women’s Club,

     WOW!!  We are blown away by your generosity to our Mission!  Your amazing club is filled with generous hearts that help us to clothe more kids in our community!  Thank you for being a part or our village and helping our kids attend school with confidence and self-worth.  Clothes matters, shopping counts, you shape the stories of our kids!  We are most grateful for your love and kindness.  Thank You!



From Your Reservation Chair Karin Stewart

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, February 15th.  If you are paying by check, I MUST have it by the Wednesday deadline.  There is a white locked mailbox at my home, 225 Windward Island so you can easily drop off your reservation and check.  For those of you that prefer to pay by credit card here is the the LINK.

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 December 31st.

As of December 31st, we have $13,094.21 in the Operating Account and $51,341.43 in our Charitable Trust.


A Message from Your Fundraising Chairs

We are busy planning our March Scholarship Fundraiser, which allows us to award college scholarships to ladies graduating from Clearwater High School.  Our luncheon, fashion show and fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, March 21st at the Belleair Country Club.

     The Fashion Show will be courtesy of Chico’s and along with the Fundraising Fun, there will be the Silent Auction, Pick A Prize and the ever-popular Tree Prizes.  More details will follow next month.

    Patti Jucha and Debbie Christofferson are the Fundraising Chairs.  We need your help with many things including:

  • Prizes (solicit prizes, make follow-up phone calls, pick up prizes)

  • Prize Packaging Party the week before the event

  • Event Day Set-up

  • Event Day help at Fundraising Stations

If you want to be part of this exciting event supporting a very worthy cause, please contact Patti at or 661-477-1741.       Let us know you want to be part of it!  Thanks in advance for your help!


Corresponding Secretary’s Report

A Get-Well card was sent to Patricia Ostrosky.  A Thinking of You card was sent to Joan Landreth and a Sympathy card was sent to Sally Hacking on the passing of her husband.  A donation to the Charitable Trust will be made in his name.


Membership Report

We are now 205 members strong!  We welcome all of the new members to our Club.

     There continues to be confusion about joining online and paying by check.  If you are sending in a check, you must complete and print the membership form and send it with your check.  Do not complete the online form unless you are paying by credit card with our online system.

     Dues paid April 1st or after will be applied to the 2023-2024 Club year.  Any payments prior to that apply to the current 2022-2023 year.  You will receive an email letting you know when your renewal fees are due.

     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, except February (which is 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 learn how they can get 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

It’s party time again and another chance to get together with friends!  Our “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere” will be at the popular O’Keefe’s Tavern, 1219 S. Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater, FL  33765 on Thursday, February 16th.  O’Keefe’s Tavern has 2-4-1 Happy Hour and a menu that offers “A Little Bit of Something for Everyone”.  Please let us know if you are coming.  RSVP by clicking this link:


From Your Tech Team News and Event Links

Our Island Estates Women’s Club website has all the updated club information 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 website.  We hope you find this helpful.

Your updated IEWC Yearly Calendar:  Click Here:

February Form –

To Pay On-Line:  

These links take you directly to pay online.  These links take you directly to pay online.

Yearbook Additions and Corrections

Abati, Catherine (CJ)                           690 Island Way, # 1010, Clearwater, FL  33767                            617-710-0600

Erickson, Gina (Peter)                        1400 Gulf Blvd, # 501, Clearwater, FL  33767                                727-239-3692

Grace, Anne (Kevin)                            1400 Gulf Blvd, # 512, Clearwater, FL  33767                                508-864-4775

Sullivan, Tracey (Bob)                         341 Palm Island SE, Clearwater, FL  33767                                     727-430-6026

Wismer, Irene (Glenn)                        400 Larboard Way, # 204, Clearwater, FL  33767                         502-608-7078


A Note from our Personal Cruise Director—Debbie Christofferson

Stay tuned next month for our 2024 Cruise Announcement!!!

Thank you!

Deborah Christofferson


Fla Sellers of Travel Ref # ST41398


Island Estates Women’s Club


Volume XLIV   No. 6                                                                                                                                                                      February 2023

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