Past Events

May 8, 2020 - "LUNCHEON MEETING "
Registration starts at 10:45 am – Ceremony for new Officer’s, Donations given to organization representatives

Dear Palm Aire Women’s Club Members,

First and foremost, I hope all everyone is safe and healthy. IF, anyone is having any challenges, please do not hesitate to reach out to me so we can provide assistance! This has been a very challenging time for us individually and as a community!

We will not be holding our April membership/program meeting. I still hold hopes that we will be able to resume in May but that is an unknown.

The mission of our club is to support higher education and local charities AND we will continue to do this! The scholarship committee has met, reviewed applications, selected recipients and alternates. Thank you Carol Darling and her committee! Peg Beck, chair of charities, has reviewed grant applications and submitted her report for review by the Executive Committee.

Our Executive committee is meeting via conference call this Friday to review all requests and our financials to make our decisions. A report will be shared with membership.

Many of you had pre-paid for the cancelled March meeting and had option to apply towards April meeting, request a refund or to provide a donation. Since now no future meeting confirmed, if you have an outstanding payment, please let us know your desires. We currently do not have any additional fundraisers planning, unless we get the clearance for a May meeting can hold the book sale so any income is appreciated.

Also, it is time for the annual membership dues of $40. Checks should be made payable to PAWC and mailed to our new Membership chair: Susan Pulver, 5305 Creekside Trail, Sarasota, 34243. We are sad to see Cecelia Massey return to England and appreciate all her hard work over the years.

I’d also like to share that with Palm Aire Country Club now closed (with exception of take-out service) this is having great impact to the employees, who have been so good to PAWC. The club has set up a fund. If you would like to contribute, and are a member, please consider adding whatever you can by emailing to your monthly bill. Or, mail check to Palm Aire Country Club, 5601 Country Club Way, Sarasota, 34243 and please write: 2020 Employee Assistance Fund.

We are traveling down uncharted waters BUT, we are a strong country, a strong people and we will come out of this STRONG!

Michelle Crabtree

PAWC 2019/2020 President

Nominating Committee Report for 2020-2021 Officers

Nominating Committee members: Mary Beth Repp, Kim Lege, Cecelia Massey, Susan Romine, Carol Darling, Chair
The Committee is pleased to report that the following people have accepted Officer positions for the 2020-2021 year.

  • President: Carolann Garafola
  • Vice-President: Mary Beth Rempp
  • Recording Secretary: Susan Romine
  • Treasurer: Ivonne Cardona
  • Corresponding Secretary: Kim Lege


March monthly meeting—Nominating Committee Chair announces list of candidates to members; since the March meeting was cancelled, the report is sent via email
April monthly meeting— Nominating Committee Chair or President asks members to vote on candidates
May monthly meeting—Nominating Committee members present Ceremony for Installation of Officers

Thank you to the Nominating Committee and to these talented women who volunteered to lead the Palm-Aire Women's Club.

Respectfully submitted,Carol Darling, Chair

Dear PAWC Members,

As concern about the coronavirus, known as COVID-19, grows across the nation, the health and safety of our members and community has always been our priority. Currently there are no reported cases about our members but the CDC has noted that older people and people with underlying health conditions seem to be at greater risk of serious illness, we must take everyday precautions to protect ourselves and our community.

After careful consideration, and in the best interest of the PAWC Members, we will be canceling all activities in March. This includes our March 20th Program meeting along with the Book sale and the monthly Mix & Mingle.

I will be sending out later in the week the notice from Nominating Commitee of slate of officers with our 2020/2021 slate of PAWC Officers. Anyone that has already paid has the option make a donation, receive a credit for next month’s program or to be refunded.

We hope that the crisis will subside within the next couple of weeks and we will resume with our scheduled program meeting on April 17th with Scholarship Recipients, performance by the chamber choir from State College of Florida, Election of Officers, and the Book Sale.

Thank you for your understanding and support as we work in the best interest of our members. If any questions/concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Michelle Crabtree, 2019/2020 President

Palm Aire Women’s Club

Registration starts at 10:45 am
December 13, 2019 - "LUNCHEON MEETING "
The Beautiful singers of Belle Canto will usher in the Holiday Season Dec. 13th at the PAWC.
October 11, 2019 - "LUNCHEON MEETING "
September 24, 2019 - First up: Mix and Mingle
September 20, 2019 - "Gathering #2" IL CONTE RESTAURANT (Lakewood Ranch) 8209 Nature’s Way Unit 103
May 10, 2019 - "LUNCHEON MEETING Registration starts at 10:45"
May 3, 2019 - "BOARD MEETING Starts at 10"
April 24, 2019 - "PAWC Day"
April 12, 2019 - "LUNCHEON MEETING Registration starts at 10:45"
SCF Spring Choral
April 5, 2019 - "BOARD MEETING Starts at 10"
March 15, 2019 - "LUNCHEON MEETING Registration starts at 10:45"
Book Sale, Lakes room for Book Sale.
Book Sale starts on Wednesday the 13th. We receive books starting at 9:00 and open for sales at noon.
FYI the PACC Classic March 6-9.
March 1, 2019 - "BOARD MEETING Starts at 10"
Febrtuary 14, 2019 - "LUNCHEON MEETING Registration starts at 10:45"
Fashion Show, FYI the PACC has Couples/Members/Guests on Feb 7-9. Art show is Feb 18-24.
Febrtuary 1, 2019 - "BOARD MEETING Starts at 10"
January 4, 2019 - "BOARD MEETING Starts at 10"
December 7, 2018 - "LUNCHEON MEETING Registration starts at 10:45" Holiday
December 5, 2018 - "Mix & Mingle at Cecelia Massey’s 3 to 5pm"
September 19, 2018 - "Mix & Mingle at Lee Dootson’s 3 to 5pm" 5606 Doral Drive
August 9, 2018 - "Mix and Mingle"
Enjoy a chance to get out of the heat & Mix & Mingle with Pattie Meades & your PAWC Board this Thursday, August 9th from 3-5pm!
Bring a friend & a drink & get a sneak peek at the 2018-19 luncheon programs. Your PAWC Board will also be on hand to share about our summer projects. That said, this is in no way a business meeting, it is just another chance to raise a glass and celebrate and meet new friends!
Our hostess, Pattie Meades moved to Sarasota several years ago. She joined PAWC in 2014 & served for 2 years as VP. She enjoys the Palm-Aire lifestyle, is an active member of the PACC, and enjoys her view of the Champs golf course.
Another fun fact about Pattie is that she is a Beekeeper (yes, you heard that right). I also heard a rumor that she is a pilot. Have to ask her about that!
She has also done something we all could probably do better which was decluttering her home. See you at 5414 Inverness Dr on Thursday afternoon.
January 12, 2018 - "Rosemary Youth Ballet at Onyx Studio 2 Dance Troupe"
Local Ballet Troupe, The Rosemary Youth Ballet at Onyx Studio 2 Dance Troupe is made up of strong young dancer who are honing their talents hoping for future fame...this talented group will leave the members longing for more.
December 10, 2017 - Holly Jolly
December 8, 2017 - State College of Florida Holiday Choral Program
This holiday luncheon will help us kick the season into high gear. The chamber choir from The State College of Florida, led by Melodie Dickerson, will get the members tapping their feet and humming the tunes so beloved at this time of the year.
November 10, 2017 - Abbreviated "Card and Game Party". Please watch future notices for where to send your reservation check. Learn how decluttering and organizing can revitalize your life! Our speaker, Elizabeth Player, is a professional home organizer with Energetic Organizing. She works dynamically, helping you to declutter and transform your life by keeping only the things that bring you joy. This opens your space and invites more joy and energy into your life. Energetic Organizing provides confidential and judgement-free services. Elizabeth, specializes not only in traditional organizing techniques, but also in the method created by the Japanese decluttering specialist, Marie Kondo.
October 13, 2017 - "Did You Know?" Our first meeting of the year is themed toward fun. Each board member will introduce themselves and impart some fun and odd facts which are sure to entertain. Our speaker, Susan Griffith, Florida-Friendly Landscaping Coordinator, Urban Horticulture Extension Agent, with the Parks & Natural Resources Department is going to be providing some fun "Did You Know" facts about Florida Friendly Plants and Landscaping. And many of our 2017–2018 Members Directory advertiser’s will be on hand to tell us more about their business.
August 3, 2016 - The PAWC CELEBRATES ITS 58th YEAR!
Club Mailing Address
PO Box 21051
Bradenton, FL 34204