March 23, 2019
APRIL 12th THE PALM AIRE WOMEN’S CLUB WILL AWARD SIX SCHOLARSHIPS TO DESERVING LOCAL STUDENTS.
Melodie Dickerson and The State College of Florida Chamber Choir will perform at the scholarship luncheon.
The Palm Aire Women’s Club, thanks to the generous contributions of its members, will continue its long tradition of awarding annual scholarships to deserving local students. Four 2-year scholarships will be awarded to State College of Florida students. Additionally, two scholarships will be given to Manatee Technical Institute students. Each student must attend school full-time and remain in good academic standing. The recipients and their mentors will be honored at the April 12th luncheon. This luncheon is an extremely important one, since the 2018/2019 PAWC board will also be elected. Make sure you attend so your voice will be heard.
Attendees will be entertained during the event by The State College of Florida Chamber Choir directed by Ms. Melodie Dickerson. This is the same choir, you will remember, that was chosen to accompany Ms. Susan Boyle when she performed at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Luncheon reservations are $25.00. Send checks to PAWC, PO Box 21051, Bradenton, FL 34204. For further information, contact Barbara Link at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the very successful March Book Sale luncheon, the audience was kept on the edge of their seats listening to Nate Jacobs recount the history of the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe. All listened to how he fought to get his troupe established and how the “traveling” troupe finally found its permanent home in the middle of Sarasota.
Nate founded WBTT in December 1999, as a Sarasota non-profit. This is the only professional black theatre company on Florida’s west coast. WBTT produces musicals, comedies and thought-provoking dramas. The Troupe also provides community outreach and education programs. Programs include summer musical theatre camp, a Jazz Links program for high schools, and a Young Artists series in which aspiring artists produce and perform in their own individual concerts.
Nate Jacobs and his assistant, Michael Mendez both performed songs from their latest show and were received with standing ovations. Lucky Sylvia Agachinsky was ecstatic to win the door prize of two tickets to the WBTT’s latest production.
Remember, the PAWC usually meets on the second Friday of the month at 11 AM (registration at 10:45) from October to May. Membership is open year-round and is not limited to Palm Aire Country Club members. For information, contact membership chair, Cecelia Massey at email@example.com. Dues are now $40 yearly.