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March 2, 2021


2/18/2021
Club Chat

Democratic Club Meeting
The Englewood Democratic Club will hold its monthly membership meeting by Zoom on Wednesday, February 24 at 5:30 pm. The election of Officers and Board members for the coming year will be held at this special meeting. Legislation issues and goals for 2021 will be discussed as well. All Democratic friends are welcome, but only members will have a vote. For more information and instructions for attending the meeting, please email englewooddemclub@gmail.com or call 270•3441. The club looks forward to seeing you on the 24th!

Rock It for Charity
Grab a chair and Rock It for Charity! This virtual event to benefit the Rotary Club of Englewood and Englewood Meals on Wheels takes place on Friday, February 26, noon to 3 pm. You can rock at home, work or the park (you don’t even need a rocking chair); you can even rock to music! Entry donation is $10. You will receive the Zoom room ID. Pop in and out of the Zoom room at any time for conversation and fun! This event is sponsored by Brookdale Rotonda Senior Living. To donate through PayPal, go to therotaryclubofenglewood.org.
You can also send a check payable to The Rotary Club of Englewood, which will disburse the donation to Meals on Wheels. Mail checks to The Rotary Club of Englewood, Brenda Peckham, 550 Rotonda Blvd. West, Rotonda West, FL 33947. For more information or to participate, call 698•1198.

Musical Variety Show
American Legion Post 113 invites you to a Musical Variety Show on Saturday, February 27. Enjoy country, R & B and Doo-Wop with songs by Patsy Cline to Roy Orbison! The doors open at 5 pm with the show starting at 6:30 pm. A spaghetti dinner is available for purchase at the door for $6. Tickets are $10 pre-sale and $15 at the door. All proceeds remain at Post 113. Social distancing and safety precautions will be in place. The Post is located at 3436 Indiana Road in Rotonda West. For information and to order tickets, call 697•3616.

Raffle to Fight Hunger
The Englewood Lions Club has served the Englewood community in many ways since it was founded in 1952. Knowing that the need to fight hunger is great, especially in these times, the Lions Club is holding a raffle to benefit Englewood Helping Hand, Meals on Wheels and St. David’s Jubilee Center. What better way to fight hunger than to give away groceries? The raffle is for grocery store gift cards: grand prize is a $500 Publix gift card, 2nd prize is a $100 Publix gift card and 3rd prize is a $50 Winn Dixie gift card. Ticket prices are one for $5, four for $15, or six for $20. Tickets may be purchased Thursdays from 9 am to 1 pm at Lions’ table on the north side of the Dearborn Street Farmer’s Market or Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm in front of Pet Supermarket next to Winn Dixie on the corner of 776 and Placida Rd. Tickets are also available at www.englewoodfl-lionsclub.com. The raffle ends on Wednesday, March 31 and you do not have to be present to win! For more information about the raffle, contact Lion Dave at barandw@gmail.com.

Lions Eye Care Program Resumes
The Englewood and Venice Lions Clubs are pleased to announce modified resumption of the Venice & Englewood Lions Eye Care Program. Since 1987, this program has provided free eyeglasses, cataract surgeries, and other critical vision care to more than 5,190 clients in need. Any adult or child living in a large area of the Suncoast, from Blackburn Point Road in Osprey south to Boca Grande, east to the Myakka River and west to the Gulf, can receive professional vision care after proving financial eligibility and residency. This program was suspended (except for emergency cases) last March due to COVID-19, and these clinics remain suspended. However, applications will now be taken over the phone, and a brief visit to the program’s vision center to complete the paperwork will allow successful applicants to receive referrals for free vision care. Those needing help with vision problems may call the Venice and Englewood Lions Club Vision Center at 486•6065. For more information about the Lions Club, visit www.englewoodfl-lionsclub.com.

Continuing Education Scholarships
The GFWC Rotonda West Woman’s Club (RWWC) is offering two Bella Williams Memorial Continuing Education Scholarships at $1,500 each. Applicants should be from the Englewood/Rotonda West area and pursuing advanced education or retraining in a college or vocational school. The scholarships are intended for those who have had an interruption in their studies and are returning to school. A resume may be sent to GFWC Rotonda West Woman’s Club, Attention: Scholarship, PO Box 672, Placida, FL 33946. The deadline for receipt of resumes is Friday, March 26. For additional information call Debra at 917•573•5512.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, July 18, 2016
Article comment by: Kathy Dardis

Looking for new members! I am building an OPTIMIST CLUB for the Englewood, Rotonda West and South Gulf Cove areas. We've been having informational weekly meetings at Beyond the Sea on Tuesday mornings. On July 28, 2016, we will host Optimist International Director, Jim Boyd as our guest speaker for a Happy Hour meeting at Zydeco Grill 8501 Placida Rd. from 5 to 6:30 PM. Please visit www.optimist.org to learn about this fabulous organization.



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