Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Marco Island Woman’s Club Recognized

Top row, from left: County commissioners Penny Taylor, Tim Nance, Donna Fiala, GeorgiaHiller and Tom Henning. Bottom row: MIWC’s Mary Deetjen, Debbie Roddy, Jackie Pierce,Shirley Thayer, Rosemary Wick and Hyla Crane.

Top row, from left: County commissioners Penny Taylor, Tim Nance, Donna Fiala, GeorgiaHiller and Tom Henning. Bottom row: MIWC’s Mary Deetjen, Debbie Roddy, Jackie Pierce,Shirley Thayer, Rosemary Wick and Hyla Crane.

By Debbie Roddy 

Marco Island Woman’s Club, founded October 24, 1966, began its “Celebration of 50 Years of Giving Back” in January of this year. While members have been busy with a 50th Anniversary community project and celebratory events, the Club received well-deserved official recognition from both Collier County and the State of Florida for its service to the community.

The Board of Collier County Commissioners designated October 24-30, 2016 as Marco Island Woman’s Club Week in Collier County.

State Representative Kathleen Passidomo proclaimed October 24, 2016 as Marco Island Woman’s Club Day in Florida.

The Club was recognized for many of its accomplishments, including: providing college scholarships for Marco Island students; funding a patriotic bench at the Flag Plaza and a plaque at the Freedom Fountain at Veteran’s Community Park; founding of the Marco Island Public Library; donating funds for the Marco Health Care Center and Naples Community Hospital; initiating the original youth

Submitted Photos:State Representative Kathleen Passidomopresents MIWC President Jackie Pierce witha Proclamation recognizing the club’s 50thanniversary.

Submitted Photos:State Representative Kathleen Passidomopresents MIWC President Jackie Pierce witha Proclamation recognizing the club’s 50thanniversary.

center which grew into the present Greater Marco Family YMCA; and restoring the Marco Island Cemetery and maintaining the garden therein.

The Club recently made donations of more than $40,000 to: Adonis Autism Assistance Foundation, Inc.; Lighthouse of Collier County, Inc.; Marco Island Academy; Marco Island Center for the Arts; Marco Island Kiwanis Foundation, Inc.; Marco Island Woman’s Club Education Foundation; and The Shelter for Abused Women & Children of Collier County.

Marco Island Woman’s Club’s next meeting is Wednesday, December 7 at the Marco Island Yacht Club. The meeting begins at 11:15 AM. The program, featuring students of Music Scores, starts promptly at 11:30 AM. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by guest speaker County Commissioner Donna Fiala. In the spirit of giving, toys and gifts will be collected for The Shelter for Abused Women & Children of Collier County.

For membership information call President Jackie Pierce at 239-293-3411. For more information visit www.marcowomansclub.com.

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