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.
Recognizing our PAWC Members as Volunteers
From Carolann Garafola, Pres. PAWC : April 2021
Dear PAWC Members;
April is National Volunteer Month and I wanted to take the time to thank each and every one of you who have continued to support our Mission (1964) "….to raise money for scholarships for students at SCF, Manatee Technical College….and to provide support to local charities through cash donations and supplies".
Each and every one of you has made a difference in the world of women moving on with their lives, adults in need and children in need…. I THANK YOU ALL FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SENT IN THEIR DUES, MADE A MONETARY DONATION TO FUND OUR SCHOLARSHIPS AND WILL BRING SUPPLIES TO OUR MAY 14TH LUNCHEON.
We are back to in-person luncheons; and we hope to see each of you at this time of renewal.
I also want to thank our Volunteer PAWC Board and Chairpersons who during this year did the following as a TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More):
In conclusion, this operation is not a One-Woman Operation, but took a host of VOLUNTEERS, who took time from their own personal lives to continue with the mission of PAWC. We hope that this year, as we experienced, will never occur again. What it did show is that we can rise above it in spite of the COVID challenges and the disconnected experiences we all had during 2020-21. I personally thank you for the opportunity to serve as your President this year. I look forward to new and challenging goals for our club and getting to know each and every one of you during the upcoming activities for the Palm Aire Women’s Club and to continue to work with the new board.
Carolann Garafola, Pres. PAWC