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January Newsletter 2023

Island Estates Women’s Club   

Volume XLIV No. 5                                                                                                                                                                             January 2023

January Luncheon—Dunedin Golf Club

Tuesday, January 17th, 2023

Cash Bar


House Salad

Rolls and Butter

  1. Chicken Picatta

  2. Salmon with Citrus Glaze

  3. 12 oz. NY Strip Steak

All entrees will be served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and a fresh Vegetable Medley

Red Velvet Cake

Coffee and Tea

There is also a “Signature Drink” for $6.00—Sangria or Mango Mimosa


President’s Message:

Dearest Ladies,

Our December Luncheon was beautiful to say the least.  Everyone looked so festive in their Holiday attire.  Clothes To Kids benefitted greatly from our generosity and love for the kiddos that they help.  The International Chorale was very entertaining and often humorous too. 

     I wish all of you the Happiest of Holidays and a Prosperous, Healthy New Year.  If you are traveling, do so safely.  If you are enjoying family and friends here at home, enjoy each other’s company and remember, don’t waste a minute of time spent

with family and friends.

     See you all next year!

With much love and respect,

Joan Landreth, IEWC President


Program Chair—January Luncheon—Our speaker for January is Michael Delk, AICP, ICMA-CM.  He presently serves as Assistant City Manager for the City of Clearwater.  Prior to moving to the City Manager’s office in 2018, Michael served as Clearwater’s Planning and Development Director since 2005.  Michael has a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Central Florida in Orlando and a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri. 


Michael is responsible for the development and completion of Imagine Clearwater.  He will be updating us on all the exciting details involving Imagine Clearwater which is planned to open in the Summer of 2023.  There will be a question-and-answer session following his presentation.


From Your Fundraising Chairs

Thanks for supporting Clothes To Kids.  Your generosity resulted in over $3,581 and a lot of clothing so that low-income and in-crisis school-aged children can receive wardrobes free of charge.


We so appreciate the donations of new clothing:

For Boys, we received 46 shirts, 18 shorts, 11 pants, 45 pairs of socks, 23 pairs of underwear and 5 pajamas.  For Girls, we received 35 tops, 6 pants, 5 shorts, 34 pairs of socks, 24 pair of underwear and 2 pairs of shoes. Those will go a long way in helping provide wardrobes for the children CTK serves.  Website Link


Thanks again from the Club and the children.


Now we turn our attention to our Scholarship Fundraiser.  We will be looking for donations from Clearwater businesses to help us raise money at our “Spring Fling” Fundraiser on March 21st.  Mark your calendars for this exciting event on March 21st at the beautiful Belleair Country Club, featuring a Fashion Show from Chico’s; Silent Auction, Pick-A-Prize and Tree Raffle.  More information to follow soon.  If you want to volunteer to help us with this event, please contact Patti Jucha at or 661-477-1741.


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, January 11th.  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 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 October 31st.

As of November 30th, we have $9,817.01 in the Operating Account and $51,316.43 in our Charitable Trust.


Corresponding Secretary’s Report

A Get-Well card was sent to Claudia Evans.  A Thinking of You card was sent to Leeley Myers.


Membership Report

We are now 199 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.  Any payments prior to that apply toward 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 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 how and if they can become involved.  Board meetings are being held at 400 Island Way in their meeting room on the first floor.


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

Thanks to all of you for joining us at our monthly "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere." These events have been a great success!  A combination “Five O’clock Somewhere”/Field Trip in January will be the popular Pub Crawl on Thursday, January 26th.  The cost is $25.00 per person.  We will meet at the Publix on Island Way at 6:00 pm.  Please be prompt so the Trolley doesn’t leave without you!  There are 30 spots available and reservations should be for members only.  If all spots are not filled by January 19th, we will open up reservations to non-members. Trolley Reservation

From Your Tech Team News and Event Links

Here are some useful links to our website.  We hope you find this helpful.

Your updated IEWC Yearly Calendar:  Click Here:

Luncheons – January Registration:

January Form –

Trolley Pub Crawl on Wix:

January Luncheon – Pay By Credit Card –



Yearbook Additions and Corrections

Darnell, Cynthia (James)                    480 Palm Island SE, Clearwater, FL  33767                     708-822-0204

Greene, Charlene (Kenneth)             2897 LaConcha Dr, Clearwater, FL  33762                      412-638-3773

Lesch, Darlene                                     5586 Greyson St, Palm Harbor, FL  34685                      727-463-2121

Schuman, Debbie                                1321 Sands Terrace W, Clearwater, FL  33764              727-488-9549

Spaulding, Valerie (Keith)                  700 Island Way, # 904, Clearwater, FL  33767               480-848-4289


Cheryl Genovese’s correct address is 610 Island Way, # 207

Karen Steven’s address is 628 Cleveland St, # 613, Clearwater, FL  33755                                                                                                           

A Note from our Personal Cruise Director—Debbie Christofferson

Island Estates Women’s Club Group Cruise on the “Brilliance of the Seas” 5-day Cruise from Tampa.  February 4, 2023



Ports of Call:

Feb. 4, 2023          Boarding Ship in Tampa

Feb. 5, 2023          Cruising the Open Seas

Feb. 6, 2023          Cozumel, Mexico

Feb. 7, 2023          Grand Cayman

Feb. 8, 2023          Cruising the Open Seas

Feb. 9, 2023          Debark in Tampa


Call for pricing.  Limited availability.  Insurance, tips and other purchases are not included.  Please contact Debbie Christofferson.  Email:  Cell phone: 719-393-3283

*One person in the cabin has to be an IEWC member in order to get special cruise rates*.


Thank you!

Deborah Christofferson


Fla Sellers of Travel Ref # ST41398


Island Estates Women’s Club



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