Our mission is to equally support local higher education and local charities, primarily assisting women and children. We accomplish this through fundraising activities in conjunction with our PAWC luncheons. The proceeds of our efforts assist a diverse population of students who may not be able to continue their education without financial assistance and provide extra monetary help to local charities to better serve the disadvantaged of the Bradenton-Sarasota community.
It is my honor to serve as your 2019/2020 President. I grew up in Sarasota and am a 3rd generation native. I work full time as a Realtor with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.
I am a relatively new member of the PAWC. I joined because our mission statement emphasizes the importance of supporting local education and charities. To achieve these important goals, we are planning a year of "Fun Fundraisers!"
Our Vice President, Carmen McAllister has planned outstanding luncheon programs, such as presentations on virtual reality, musical and dance performances, a "virtual" tour to Angkor Wat, and a Tango Demonstration. In addition, we will also include a November Card & Game Party, a December Holly Jolly, our annual book, bag & scarf sale in March as well as monthly Mix and Mingles.
Our annual fundraising event is the "Women with Passion Fashion Show". This year’s event will be held on February 14th. Dillards will again sponsor the fashion which will feature 8 models with 3 outfits each!
Palm Aire Country Club has advised us of a rising food costs resulting in a slight price increase we must pass on to our membership. Our regular luncheon/programs will be $27. I am sure that the fabulous luncheon entertainments will compensate for the price increase.
I am proud to announce that our website is undergoing some exciting changes with great updates. When completed, we will notify you of the new password to access the private member section. The main site and calendar will be open to the public.
Our club is presently in strong financial health and was able to provide more than $20,000 in scholarships and grants to local charities last year.
I want to thank all of you for your continued support of the PAWC. I encourage you to actively participate in the club. There are many opportunities for those who would like to become more involved. You will meet and make more friends as you work together for worthwhile causes.
Watch your emails for announcements of our events. I am looking forward to seeing you at our luncheons and events.
Palm Aire Women’s Club