January 2, 2017


Darci Jacob’s Panache will provide the fashion for the PAWC Fashion Show Extravaganza.

The annual PAWC Fashion Show event of the year, 'An Affair of the Heart' will take place on February 10th. This gala, chaired by Lynne Harrison, will occur from 11AM to 2PM at the Palm Aire Country Club and is open to all. Lynne and Mary Beth Rempp have been working around the clock to ensure that this year’s event surpasses last year’s fete.
Panache, Darci Jacob’s Sarasota Boutique, will showcase dazzling fashions. Darci, as the manager of Cachet, was involved with past shows, but now has opened her own boutique and the results are fabulous! She has had years of experience making her clients look fantastic. She specializes in finding the perfect look or style and can tell at a glance which designs will work and flatter. She brings personalized shopping to a new level.
Tickets are sure to sell out early, so be sure to send your $45 check in early payable to PAWC C/O Jan Lane, 8990 Stone Harbor Loop, Bradenton, FL 34212.

The Palm Aire Women's Club (PAWC) is now accepting applications for Charitable Grants. The PAWC supports local charities that primarily assist women and children through monetary grants. The funds are intended to serve the disadvantaged of the Bradenton-Sarasota community. All applications will be considered but smaller non-profit organizations lacking institutionalized funding are preferred. Last year's recipients included Dollar Dynasty, ITN Sarasota, Inc., JOY (Joining Our Youth), Last Chance Animal Sanctuary, Inc. and Mothers Helping Mothers, Inc.

Candidates need to submit a current copy of the organization's 990, non-profit status and total amount of contributions received in 2016.To request a copy of the application, send an email to pspb@hotmail.com with 'PAWC Grant Application' in the header of the email and the form will be emailed to your organization. Applications must be received by February 15, 2017.

This past year the PAWC did a remarkable job celebrating the holidays. Our third annual Holly Jolly gathering, chaired by Jan Ganz and Mary Ellen Thinnes, was an outstanding success. Mary Jo Steltmann opened her beautiful home to more than 130 PAWC members and guests. Mary Jo’s home was a true holiday delight with each room decorated to ensure that Santa would feel right at home. Everyone was in festive spirits as they wandered around and socialized in the fabulous 'winter wonderland'. An array of special hor d'oeuvres and desserts ensured that no one went home hungry. It was a great way to celebrate with fellow members as well as meet their significant others. It addition, all proceeds went to charity.

Our holiday happenings did not end there. At our December meeting, we were treated to a wonderful holiday concert performed by The Booker High School Chorus led by Denise Verheul.

Our 'Mix and Mingle' gatherings are growing more popular every month. Don’t miss the fun. Everyone is guaranteed a wonderful time. It’s also a great time for new and old members to get acquainted. Don’t miss the next one. Please check emails for dates and times.

Remember, the PAWC usually meets on the second Friday of the month at 11AM from October to May. Membership is open year round and is not limited to Palm Aire Country Club members. For information, contact chairperson, Cecelia Massey. Dues are now $40 yearly.

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Socializing at the Holly Jolly.

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Refreshments at the Holly Jolly.

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The Booker High School Chorus led by Denise Verheul.

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Patricia Mitchell, Cecelia Massey and Barbara Vanerio.

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Sally Reed, Barbara Vanerio and Candice Frandsen.

Club Mailing Address
PO Box 21051
Bradenton, FL 34204