Volume XXXVIII No. 9


May 2017


President’s Message:

Dear Ladies,

May has arrived and that means another club year is coming to a close.  I hope you will all agree that it has been a fabulous year filled with stimulating programs with speakers that educated and also touched our hearts, wonderful venues, four great field trips and three very successful fundraisers.

May is a very special month for our club.  We honor and welcome our 2017 IEWC Scholarship recipients and present your 2017-2018 newly elected Board and Chairpersons.  We have five deserving young ladies graduating from Clearwater High that will receive the IEWC scholarships, the Marie Wadsworth Memorial Scholarship and the Rita O’Neil Memorial Scholarship.  New IEWC officers have been elected and are excited to serve you.  I hope you will come to the May 16th luncheon at Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber Restaurant to meet the scholarship young ladies and their guests and to welcome the new board members and thank the retiring members.

As our year closes, I want to thank each of you for  your generosity in supporting the club’s three important community fundraisers: the Mammography Voucher Program, clothes and money for Clothes To Kids and to the roaring success of our Spring Fever Fashion Show/Scholarship Fundraiser.  Everyone showed their support and had fun doing it.  The three fundraisers raised a whopping $20,055!  That is Huge!  Thank you.

I am very pleased that we have so many repeating members and new members who add to the friendliness and vibrancy of our club.  We welcome and enjoy new members and hope you will continue to invite your neighbors, family and friends to join us and feel our warmth and camaraderie as well as enjoy our entertaining and stimulating luncheons.

I am very touched and want to thank you for your trust in re-electing me as your President.  I am very grateful to all the members who have made it such a pleasure to serve as your president and truly appreciate the kindness and enthusiastic support you have given me.  I want you to know that I enjoy all your smiles and hugs at the luncheons.  That is positive feedback that we are doing a good job.  I am very appreciative, honored and humbled at the wonderful, dedicated ladies that have agreed to serve on the Board and chair important functions.

I wish each of you a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you in September as we kick off the 2017-2018 season.


Lynne McCaskill, IEWC President
727-430-1911; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


May Luncheon - Scholarship Presentation and Installation of Officers

Last year the candidates were so awesome we had one very difficult time hammering it down to our finalists!  This year is no different.  These students are truly the cream  that we help rise further to the top.  Get ready to honor these carefully chosen special people and most likely drop a tear or two.  What a rewarding afternoon for all of us! 

This is a beautiful ending to our season—enjoy your summer!

Karen Stevens, Program Chair


Lunch Reservations

Send Luncheon Reservations to IEWC c/o Wendy Bouffard, 421 Palm Island SE, Clearwater, FL  33767.  The deadline for reservations is 12 noon on Wednesday, May 10th.  There will continue to be a drop off box at the Horizon House in the Lobby.  There is also a drop mailbox at 421 Palm Island SE, Wendy Bouffard’s home.  We cannot refund money for cancelled reservations after the deadline because of commitment to the facility providing our program.

A Message from our Scholarship Chairperson - Alycia Gould

The Island Estates Women’s Club is proud to announce the 2017 Scholarship Award Winners.  Scholarships are awarded annually to deserving Clearwater High School senior girls. 

Receiving the IEWC Charitable Trust Scholarship Awards are:  Xhulia Fiku, Selvia Mikkaek and Sophia Ann McCray.  Receiving the Rita O’Neil Memorial Scholarship award is Desirae Marie Vanhorn and receiving the Marie Wadsworth Memorial Scholarship is Hailey Woolridge.  These young ladies are all exceptionally dedicated students, maintaining a 4.0 GPA while working part-time and being involved in many school and community activities.  All plan on attending universities and colleges starting in the fall.  It was a very difficult process in choosing this year’s winners.  We had 15 exceptional students that applied and were able to choose only five.  The awards ceremony will be help at our May Luncheon at Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber Restaurant on Clearwater Beach on May 16th starting at 11 o’clock.


The Executive Board for 2017-2018 was approved at the April Meeting by the membership.  Also presented were the 2017-2018 Chairpersons.  We are appreciative and happy to present them to you.

IEWC 2017-2018
Executive Board & Chairpersons

Executive Board

President------------------------------------------------Lynne McCaskill

1st Vice President (Programs)-------------------------Karen Stevens

2nd Vice President (Membership)--------------------Joan Landreth

Recording Secretary-----------------Patti Jucha/Stephanie Doran

Treasurer------------------------------------------------Mecia Bingham

Corresponding Secretary-----------------------------------Linda Dorn

Parliamentarian----------------------------------------Barbara Blakely

Historian/Publicity----------------------------------------Laura Yeager

Committee Chairpersons

Civic Association Representative----------Debbie Christofferson

Fundraisers-------------------------------------Debbie Christofferson

Fundraiser/50/50-----------------------------------Debbie McCreery

Hostesses--------------------------------------------------Anita Johnson

Luncheons/Venues---------Sherry Vincent/Patti Jucha - backup

Inspirational---------------------------------------------Denise Watkins

Name Tags--------------------------------------------------Leeley Myers

Newsletter------------------------------------------------Joan Landreth

Nominating Team------------------------------------Lynne McCaskill, Leeley Myers & Linda Dorn

Reservations-------------------------------------------Wendy Bouffard

Scholarship--------------------------------------------------Alycia Gould

Yearbook---------------------------------------------------Joan Landreth

Activities Chairpersons

Book Club---------------------------------------------------Anne Church

Bowling-------------------------------------------------Mary Ann Young

Facebook/Website-----------Debbie McCreery/Lynne McCaskill

Webmaster----------------------------------------------Diane Sinicrope

Welcoming Committee----------------------------------Amber Davis


Don’t Forget to Use Your Gift Cards, Ticket Passes and Service Certificates

Ladies, many of you were the lucky winners of great gift cards, spa treatments, ticket passes, trips and awesome services.  Please be sure to check the deadlines and enjoy your winnings.  When you go to the establishments, please remember to thank them for their generosity to our club and fundraising activities.  Frankie’s Lobstah Trap, located at International Mall is scheduled to open in May.



May Luncheon - Heilman's Beachcomber

Tuesday, May 16th

11:00 Social Hour—Noon Lunch


Mixed greens salad with Rolls


1)       Roast Stuffed Half Chicken with pan gravy and cranberry sauce

2)       Charbroiled Chopped Steak with mushroom sauce & mashed potatoes

3)       Griddled Twin 5 oz Pork Chops with garlic butter and sweet potato fries

4)       Potato Crusted Salmon with Sherry Dill Sauce


Baked Alaska

 Coffee, Hot or Iced Tea


Thank you ladies for your support and generosity this club year.  Have a safe and enjoyable summer with family and friends where ever that may take you!


Membership Venue, Speaker & Field Trip Survey

Thank you for taking the time at the April luncheon to complete the Venue, entrée, speaker, entertainment, and field trip survey.  We appreciate all your great suggestions and will work to include as many of them as we can.  When we select venues, we do have a few requirements.  They are that the venue has a nice view, can handle up to 80 ladies, will give us three choices of entrees including salad or soup, dessert, coffee, ice tea, and tip plus a cash bar and stay within our budget.  As you know, prices have drastically risen and we want you to know that we work very diligently to make each luncheon affordable.


Ladies—It’s that time again

Bring your renewal form to the May Luncheon along with your check.  You can also mail your renewal form and check to: Joan Landreth, 2998 Fieldbrook Place, Clearwater, FL  33761     Make checks payable to I.E.W.C.


Name _______________________________________________

Birthdate (month, day & year) ____________________________

Husband or Significant Other _____________________________

Local Address ______________________________ Unit ________

City ________________________ State _______ Zip ___________

Telephone _____________________________________________

Summer Address ____________________________ Unit _______

Summer Dates _________________ Summer Phone ____________

E-mail Address: _________________________________________

(e-mail address will not appear in the yearbook)


Newsletter by:  snail mail or e-mail       (circle one)

Member: Dues are $21.00 (a resident of Island Estates) 

Associate Member: Dues are $26.00 (a member in good standing who moves away from Island Estates)

Sponsored Member: Dues are $26.00 (sponsored by a regular or associate member in good standing)

Sponsoring Member _____________________________

If you are a new member, how did you hear about our Club? (friend, website, facebook, other) _________________________


Activities and Fundraising Events

Bowling—Our 2016-2017 bowling season is drawing to a close.  It’s been an enjoyable year and we’ve made some new friends along the way!

To celebrate our fun Monday mornings at Dunedin Lanes, we will get together for our banquet on Monday, May 15, 11:30 am, at Bascom’s Chop House, 3665 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater  33762.  The phone number there is 727-573-3363.

We will begin the new 2017-2018 season at Dunedin Lanes on Monday, September 11.  We are always looking for new bowlers to join our friendly group—you don’t need to be a good bowler—all levels are appreciated!  We will get together to set up the new teams in a few weeks before the new season, so please let us know if you would like to start off you Monday mornings with our cheerful group!   Mary Ann Young, 727-560-8467, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Book Club—We will be meeting on Mondays in the Horizon House Activity Room.  Call Anne Church (466-0607) for more information.  The books for the rest of the year are:

 May 1stAll the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

 November 6th—discuss All the Light We Cannot See—Plan the year.

 December 4thThe Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins



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