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 February Newsletter 2024


Happy Valentine’s Day

President’s Message:

To the sweet ladies of IEWC,

     It’s full-blown winter here in Florida.  The one great thing is that the sun still shines even when the temperatures are lower.  Please join us at the Clearwater Yacht Club for our next luncheon.  This month’s 5 O’clock Somewhere is at O’Keefe’s Restaurant.  Our Annual Cruise is this month.  I know those of us who are going are awaiting the fun and games that will surely go on while we are aboard the Celebrity Apex.  If you have not had the chance to join us, you don’t know what you are missing.  The details of next year’s cruise will be posted shortly.

With much love and respect,

Joan Landreth, IEWC President


Program Chair—February Luncheon—Our program this month will be presented by Juanita Lolita, a stand-up comedian.  She is an actress, writer and is a nationally touring performer.  Her fast-paced humor us always fun and clean.  She was voted “Best of Tampa Bay”.  Tampa’s funniest female was a finalist in the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas.


 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, February 14th.  There is a white locked mailbox at my home, 225 Windward Island that you can easily drop off your reservation and check.  All checks must be received prior to the luncheon.

 For those that 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.          +                 -

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 October 31st.

The Operating Account balance for the end of December was $13,695.75


Corresponding Secretary’s Report

This month a Get-Well Card was were sent to Eileen Strumpf.


Membership is now on a rolling 12-month basis.  This means that dues are due 12 months after you last paid them.  If you want to start paying at the beginning of the year, you can pay now and dues won’t be due again until next year.  You do not have to wait until April to pay for the current year. 

     You will receive an email a few weeks before your due date so you know they are due again.  Please keep a record of your payment so that you do not pay twice.  Any duplicate payment will be applied to the following year.  If you are not sure if your membership is due, please email me and I will let you know.  Membership Dues are still just $26 a year for all members.  Patti at

     You can renew online

Or use the attached form and send it or drop it off: Patti Jucha, 763 Harbor Island, Clearwater FL 33767.

The attached form is also available to print online:

If you are renewing, and none of your information has changed, you do not need to complete the form. 

From Your Fundraiser Chair


We are busy planning our March Scholarship Fundraiser, which allows us to award college scholarships to young ladies graduating from Clearwater High School.  Our luncheon, fashion show and fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, March 19th at the beautiful Belleair Country Club.  MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE IMPORTANT DATES:

 Tuesday, March 12th:  If you have a creative flair and want to help package the prizes, (and get a sneak peek at them) join us at the East Community Library from 1pm to 4pm. 

 Tuesday, March 12th:  Support this worthwhile fundraiser by eating at BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse (at Countryside Mall) between 4pm and 8pm.  BJs will donate 20% of all food purchases to our Fundraiser.

 Tuesday, March 19th:  The Fundraiser, Luncheon and Fashion Show at Belleair Country Club from 10:30am to 2:30pm.  Have FUN and help us raise “FUN”ds.  Another opportunity to volunteer if you are interested, as it takes a lot of us to make this happen.   

 Lunch reservations will open just after the February luncheon and there will be reserved tables of 8 and 10 for those who want to sit with friends.  Look for the menu and reservation form in the February newsletter.

 The Fashion Show will be courtesy of Cassi’s in Belleair Bluffs and the FUNdraising will include the Silent Auction, Pick A Prize Raffle, Tree Prizes and our Bakery.  More details will follow next month. 

 If you want to get involved, it is a lot of FUN for a wonderful cause.  We need your help with many things including:

*  Prize pickups

*  Prize Packaging Party on Tuesday, March 12th

*  Event Day Set up

*   Event Day Help at Fundraising Stations

*   We also need to replenish our supplies, so if you can donate any of these items, we would greatly appreciate it:

*   Wire Bows

*  Decorative boxes or containers

*   Tulle

*  Pink letter size envelopes

 If you want to be a part of this exciting event supporting higher education, please contact Patti at or 661-477-1741.  


Joining the IEWC Board


Are you interested in getting more involved in the Women’s Club?  We are looking or members to join the Board in key positions for the June, 2024 through May, 2025 Club year.  Join us at one o our upcoming Board Meetings to learn more about what we do and how you can get involved.

     The Board meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 9:00 AM in the meeting room at 400 Island Way.  The next meeting is Tuesday, February 6th.  Any member is welcome to join us.

 February Activities - "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere & Field Trips - from Lisa Oliver & Lynne McCaskill

“It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere” will be at O’Keefe’s Tavern/Restaurant on Thursday, February 8th.  O’Keefe’s is located at 1219 S. Fort Harrison, Clearwater.  Come to have fun, socialize and enjoy the views.  Reservations are required.

Please use this RSVP Link:

   There will not be a Field Trip this month because our Annual Cruise is February 10-17. 

     E-mails will be sent out and links to all our activities are on our website: https://www.islandestateswomen’


From Your Tech Team News and Event Links

Your IEWC website is developed for both Computers and Mobile users.  For best results, we recommend using your computer when and if available. Here are some useful links to our website.  We hope you find this helpful.

 * Your updated IEWC Yearly Calendar:  Click Here:  

 * February Lunch Reservation Form - Send it with Check:  Click Here:

* February Lunch Reservation using Credit: Card:  Click  Here:

*  February “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere” at O’Keefe’s Tavern/Restaurant. Reservation Required   Link:

Yearbook Additions

Conroy, Teresa                                               611 Bay Ave B, Clearwater, FL  33756                             727-332-9432

Eyerly, Donna (Paul)                                      1290 Gulf Blvd, # 1002, Clearwater, FL  33767    570-441-2768

McNeely, Kathy (Angus)                                72 Midway Island, Clearwater, FL  33767                   727-403-8844

Melidones, Cathy (Chris)                               298 Skiff Point, #202, Clearwater, FL  33767                   773-491-1373

Rutherford, Jennifer (Raoul Schneider)         200 Skiff Point, # 204, Clearwater, FL  33767                   727-698-1681                                  

 A Note from our Personal Cruise Director—Debbie Christofferson

 Debbie is just returning from her world cruise, so the 2025 cruise details will be in the March Newsletter.

 Deborah Christofferson


Fla Sellers of Travel Ref # ST41398

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