Our Goals
Our goals are simple...enjoy each others company while finding ways to support the needs of a growing community through activities including: 

  • Perpetuating Scholarship Fund at Northwest Florida State College for qualifying women who strive to re-enter today’s competitive workforce.

  • Fisher House, which provides housing facilities for injured soldiers and their family while they are going through the rehabilitation process. This is a non-profit organization and not funded by the military. 

  • Select Charity...members vote every two years for a charity which the club will support. In 2005, the members chose to support the new Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast’s Women’s Diagnostic and Wellness Center and Birthing Center. This exciting and important new addition to the hospital houses technology to benefit women of all ages. In 2008-2010, the Destin Woman's Club supported Children In Crisis as our charity to help the needs of abandoned and children needing foster care.

  • In the spring of 2011, the Destin Woman's Club held a Spring Fashion Show fundraiser to support the Destin Fisherman's Fund, Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, Inc. and the Destin Woman's Club Mary Kirkpatrick Family Fund, which offers assistance to area families in need.

  • In 2012-2013, the Destin Woman's Club supported Shelter House, Inc., to help victims of domestic and sexual violence by providing shelter, intervention and primary prevention programs to the community through education, awareness and advocating for social change. 

  • Our chosen major charity for 2014-2015 is The Path of Grace Home, a faith based long term sober-living facility for women who are recovering from alcohol and drugs. The Path of Grace Thrift Store also raises funds for the home.
Our History
The Destin Woman's Club was formed in 1976 by a small group of women. It was known as the Lakeshore Woman's Club then but soon went through a name change to better identify with the community. Destin was a much smaller town and these women saw there were needs that weren't being met. If they could tap the private resources and funnel them towards community projects everyone would benefit. They also saw an opportunity to bring the people together for social event. This is how it started; a few good women came together with some good ideas and a desire to help others.

Our Meetings
Our luncheon meetings are what keep us connected. We meet on the second Wednesday of the month, September through May. This gives us a chance to keep up with each other as well as the business of the club. We enjoy some of the areas most interesting and entertaining speakers. Our program committee does a wonderful job of presenting informative people that keep us in touch with our community. We have had the privilege of hosting politicians, physicians, writers, artists, archaeologists, scholars as well as fashion shows and local entertainers.



The Destin Woman's Club Governing Board for (2014-2015) consists of all members of the Executive Board and the Chairmen of the following standing committees:

New Executive Board for 2014-2015

President
-  Patti Burcham

Vice President - Debbie Wilson

Recording Secretary - Julia Boykin

Corresponding Secretary - Cindy Posey

Treasurer/Finance - Denise Dobelek

Advisor - Maggi Grogan

Ways & Means - Sherry Sheldon

Parlimentarian - Kate Callicotte



Governing Board for 2014-2015

Programs - Cynthia Archer and Debbie Neale

Chaplin - Mabel Prescott / Cindy Posey

Newsletter - Louisa Matthews

Chosen Charity Fundraising

Membership - Pamela Sparks

Family Fund - Mabel Prescott, Beth Ann Cox

Fisher House - Kate Callicotte

Friend to Friend - Joy Segno

Historian - Linda Hodges

Hospitality - Wendy Schmutz

Budget/Finance - Denise Hatcher


























Restaurants - Gail Murray

Reservations - Joanne Chandler

Publicity/Web Site
- Betsy Stout-Jones

Scholarship Fund
- Debbie Wilson

Christmas Parade - Sherry Sheldon, Carol Rementer

Social Activities - Mary Chalmers

Friend to Friend - Joy Segno

Sponsorship Task Force - Sandra Williams, Patti Burcham

 

Affiliations
The Destin Woman's Club is a member of affiliate organizations including: 

 

 



              

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