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Clubs & Organizations: Week of Oct. 10

October 10, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

* Florida Timeshare Owners group meeting

Getting the most from your timeshare unit will be the dominate topic at the next Florida Timeshare Owners Group meeting to be held Sunday, Nov. 11, from 1to 5 p.m. at the Palm Aire Country Club in Sarasota.

Guest speaker will be Neil Kolton, director of Sales and Service for the Interval International trading company, who will provide in-depth information about the company's new Points Program.

In addition, Gary Prado, chief managing officer of, will discuss his company's new full-service re-sales and rentals program, which can be accessed through a telephone toll-free customer support center beginning in November

Group member Jim Horan will alert members to an attempted scam he discovered when he listed his timeshare unit for rent. Timeshare scams have been on the rise in recent years, and members will be advised on their identification and avoidance.

The Florida Timeshare Owners Group is an independent association of timeshare unit owners interested in getting the most from their investment. Inquiries about the group may be made through Group Coordinator Frank Debar at either or (941) 351-1384, or by accessing the Group's website, TSOWNERSGROUP.COM, which includes a membership application. Interested nonmembers may attend one meeting, subject to an advance seat reservation and a nominal door charge.

* The Elks

On Nov.The Elks Lodge will have an Oktober Fest Open House this weekend.

The Open House will begin Saturday, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. Activities will include a Columbus Day barbeque, a car and motorcycle show and drug awareness programs for students.

Proceeds will benefit local high school scholarships program. The Elks will award $5,000 in scholarships.The public is welcome.

* Garden Club

The Garden Club of Cape Coral will host a presentation by Rush Luther, the face relation manager at ECHO, entitled "The World Food Crisis: Real Solutions."

Th presentation will be today at 7 p.m. at the Epiphany Episcopal Church, 2507 Del Prado Blvd.

On Nov. 14 at 7 p.m., club will host a presentation by Todd Roy, horticulturist at Edison Ford Estates, titled " Edible Landscaping," also at the church.

Plans are well under way for another successful annual March in the Park event on Saturday, March 9 and interested vendors are asked to contact Ginny Huffer at 239-540-7988.

For more information about the club and programs contact Ginny Huffer at 239-540-7899.

The Garden Club of Cape Coral meets monthly (excluding June, July and August) at the Epiphany Episcopal Church, 2507 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral. (just south of the Mid-point Bridge in the Puffer Room enter through the rear of the building).

* Cape Coral Social Club

The Social Club has been in existence since 1968 serving the community of Cape Coral. All residents are welcome to attend a meeting and/or the dinner dance. They offer members a way to meet new friends, attend special events, coffee social, pot lucks, dinner theatre, etc., so whether you are a married couple or a single, come and enjoy the many benefits that the Social Club has to offer.

Membership dues are $20.00 per person. For further information visit the website:

October events include:


Monthly Luncheon 11:30 a.m. ($14 per person inclusive, payable at door)

Advanced Reservations Please (contact J. Lombardi 239-540-8288 or P. Stevulak 239-283-3977)

Menu: Turkey Club "or"

Gourmet Burger

Fried Chicken Salad

Caesar Salad w/Cup of Potato Sour,

Potato Salad & Fiesta Corn "or"

Fried Chicken Salad


Coffee Social 9:30 a.m.

Program 10 a.m.

Guest Speaker Lt. Brad Hamilton, Sheriff's Office, "Human Trafficking in SW Florida".


Theme: Howl At The Moon (& Halloween Costume Contest)

Music: Personal Touch

Caterer: Erich

Menu: Chicken Parmesan w/Penne Vodka sauce "or"

Eggplant Parmesan w/Penne Vodka Sauce

Salad/dressing with Garlic Bread


Dessert & Coffee Cream Puff's Coffee


* $23 per member - $25non-member

* If paying with PayPal, please add $0.90 per person and use:

* Dance reservations can be made at: Crystal's Hallmark, Yacht Club, Rhythm in Motion Dance Studio by: Oct. 10, noon.

* Please indicate table seating preference and meal choice when making reservation.

* Contact: Maria Romeu @ 239-699-9341 or Ann Parsons @ 239-549-8016 if you have any questions.

* No refunds on cancellations or "no shows."

* Italian American Club

The Italian American Club will hold its 46th Annual Anniversary Dinner/Dance on Friday, Oct. 19th.

Appetizers and cocktails will be served in the Lounge at 5 p.m.; dinner will be served at 6 p.m. in the Elegante Dining Room.

We are celebrating the club's 46th Anniversary with a special evening of fine dining and dancing. Mark your calendar so you don't miss a wonderful evening. Advanced tickets required. ($25 members/$30 non-members.)

Reservations required. Call office: 542-6515. Music by "Sea Breeze"

The Italian American Club holds its "Pasta Night" Dinner from 5 - 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Pasta Night features a variety of Italian sauces over pasta or choose from a selection of sandwich specials w/side salad or fries. All dinners are $9.

Live entertainment until 8:30 p.m; casual attire.

Weekly Friday Dinner/Dances - Reservations Required: Friday Night dinners start with salad, featured pasta of night, main entree, vegetable of the day, dessert & coffee of tea. Standards, which are always available: include Seafood Linguini, Linguini w/Meatballs or Sausage. The club can also accommodate those who would prefer to have a Baked Half-Chicken for dinner, just call in your dinner preference in advance. *Live Entertainment.

(No substitutions after reservations are made)

The Cape Coral Italian American Club, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral has a beautiful ballroom used weekly for fine dining and dancing at reasonable prices. It is also available for parties, receptions, and banquets fit for any occasion. They are always open to the public!

* Women's Legacy Fund

The Women's Legacy Fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation will hold its annual fall luncheon on Friday, Oct. 19 from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Colonial Country Club for contributors to the fund and women who are interested in making a difference in their community.

The luncheon's keynote speaker will be Habitat for Humanity's President and CEO Kitty Green. She will discuss Habitat's Women Build project. The luncheon will also include an update on the WLF's funding for children experiencing homelessness in our community. This issue was selected by the Fund's contributors to be the area of focus for the year.

The event is open to the public. Colonial Country Club is at 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. The cost is $35 per person, and reservations are required by Friday, Oct. 12. To register, visit or call 239-274-5900.

* Fraternal Order Of Eagles

The Fraternal Order of Eagles will have entertainment by Al Williams this evening, Buddy Smith will be here Thursday and John McCormick on Friday.

Football is heating up and they are serving a great buffet starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Next week (Saturday and Sunday) they will be have a tag sale from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Got stuff to get rid of? Rent a table on Saturday for $20 or $30 for both days.

Chefs Karen and Walter have been pleasing everyone! They serve breakfast on the weekends, lunch Tuesday through Friday and dinners Wednesday through Friday. They entice us all with their menu!

They are always looking for new members. If you are new in town come on in and check us out. You will feel welcomed the minute you walk through the door. Conveniently located in downtown Club Square. Call at 549-8477.

* New Resident Club

The New Resident Club is a social organization for both couples and singles. Full time and part-time residents are welcome. If you've lived in Cape Coral for less than three years then now is the time to join! If you've resided here longer than three years then you can join the club in September when we have open enrollment.

The club offers monthly activities and network opportunities. Monthly events consists of cocktails on the cape, dinner/dance, ladies luncheon, coffee social, game night, bowling, golfing, book club, potlucks and so much more. Whether you are a full time or part time resident, single or married September is the month that you don't have to be a "new" to join.

The social club was founded in 1967 with over 500 current members formed to help people meet new friends and learn about the community. Members receive an offer of a free one month subscription to The Breeze, our local newspaper. During the general meeting, dinner dances and at the ladies luncheon special raffles are held. Generous donations are given by local businesses to welcome our members and become acquainted with their services.

Cost of membership is $35 for two years.

For more information visit our website at or request our brochure at

For further information please e-mail us at

* American Merchant Marine Veterans

The American Merchant Marine Veterans holds a luncheon meeting the third Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at Gulf Coast Village, 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral. The luncheon is $13. For more information call 239-728-3169 or 239-543-4072.

* Cape Coral 912

Cape Coral 912, a community-based organization, presenting and teaching the Constitution and constitutional principles to school-age children, holds its monthly meeting on the second Saturday of each month at Rodino's Pizzeria at 11 a.m. The address is 2110 Santa Barbara.

Participation is open to everyone, no membership dues. "If you want to help to save our Constitution and elevate our constitutional rights to primacy, join us and add your hearts to our endeavors," organizers said. For more information visit

* Cape Coral Lions Club

The Cape Coral Lions Club meets at the Perkins on Cape Coral Parkway/Del Prado at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month. They are always looking for interested people who want to help those in need in our community. Lions are the greatest service organization in the world. To reach the membership chairman, call Lion Diana M. Pinto at 239-405-8124 or email her at

* Korean War Veterans

Korean War Veterans luncheon is held every Tuesday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Invest in America's Veteran's Foundation museum, at 4820 Leonard St. All other veterans are welcome to come. The luncheon is free; donations are greatly appreciated. Call 239-541-8704.

* Cape Republican Club

The Cape Coral Republican Club meets the last Tuesday of each month at the Palmetto Pines Country Club, 1940 S.W. 9th Court. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m.; meeting at 7 p.m. Call 540-7725.


* Cape Coral Sailing Club

The Cape Coral Sailing Club welcomes all boaters, both sail and power to their monthly meetings at the Cape Coral Yacht Club, 5819 Driftwood Parkway.

Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. except for November when it is the fifth Wednesday and December when there is no meeting.

For more information visit:

* U.S. Submarine Veterans

The monthly meetings of U.S. Submarine Veterans (BarbBase) are held on the first Tuesday of each month at the Cape Coral Elks Lodge on S.E. 46th Lane, corner of S.E. 10th Place (Club Square), at 7 p.m.

For more information, call 542-3038 or 458-1136.

* Friends of the NW Regional Library

The Friends of the NW Regional Library hold meetings on the first Tuesday of every month.

Annual membership is $10 for individuals, $15 for families. Contact for information .

on how you can support your local library and its ongoing programs and events.

* Kiwanis Club of Cape Coral

The Kiwanis Club of Cape Coral meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Kiwanis Hall, 360 Santa Barbara Blvd. For more information, call 471-9956 or 471-7572.


AARP Cape Coral Chapter 188 meets 1 p.m. the third Friday at Lake Kennedy Senior Center, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd. Call 458-0834 or 574-2463.

* Democratic Club

The Democratic club of Cape Coral meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at 814 S.E. 46th Lane.

For more info call 823-6258;

* Southwest Florida 10-13 Club

The Southwest Florida 10-13 Club, Inc. is an association of retired New York City police officers. The club also welcomes other retired police officers of other cities and state to join. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at the Elks Cape Coral Lodge, 4431 S.E. 10th Place (Club Square). For additional info call Neil O'Connor, president 239-540-7232.

* Harney Point fish fry

Harney Point VFW Post 8463 located at 4709 S.E. 11th Place, Cape Coral, will hold a Friday night fish fry from 5 to 7:30 p.m Cost $7 per plate. The public is invited to dine in the hall, carry out available.

For additional information, please contact Gina for reservations, 239-839-3831.

* Dulcimer Club

Southwest Florida Dulcimer Club meet every Tuesday night (year round) at 7 p.m. at Gulf Coast Village, 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd.

For additional information email: or call 652-4214.


ABWA Cape Coral Caloosa Chapter meets the third Wednesday of every month at the Gulf Coast Village at 6 p.m for networking.

Calling all professional business women who wants to get involved in the community. For dinner reservations call, 239-549-1199.


The Calusa chapter of the Military Officers Association of America normally meets the second Saturday of each month from September through May at the Wine and Roses restaurant at 1404 Cape Coral Parkway in Cape Coral.

The meetings will start at 9 a.m. with a buffet breakfast followed by an entertaining presentation, usually a noted speaker. A short business meeting then will follow.

Please call Dixie Buick at 239-945-5030 for reservations. For additional information about the organization, contact Timothy Cook, the Membership Chair, at 239-945-9155. The MOAA exists to enhance and protect the rights and benefits of all military officers and their families.



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