Gulfport Town Shores Women’s Club
Gulfport Town Shores Women’s Club had their final, farewell meeting on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at Gulfperk on Gulfport Blvd.
Bonnie Bolduc, Joan Barry, Joan Kramer, Betty Espanola, Monica Ottomanelli
Bev Finnerty, Judy Zielinski, Gerry DeRaco, Marion Bishop
Dolly Siraca, Jean Jaworowski, Grace Wagenman (standing), Anna Siraca
GTSWC is an organization for the women of Gulfport and Town Shores. The club has been here since the 1960’s. Our goal is to be a part of helping the children and elderly in the Gulfport area. We meet 6 times a year (on the second Wednesday of each month) from November to April. We support a major fund raiser every year to provide funds for helping.
We also share in social meetings and have a speaker from groups in the area who are dedicated to helping people. Meetings are usually luncheons with a public speaker speaking on a variety of subjects ranging from health issues to area agencies. In 2015-2016 speakers came from:
Suncoast Chapter of Service Dogs
Clothes to Kids
City of Gulfport Recreation Division
We provided funds for children to go to camp at the Gulfport Recreation center, books for Gulfport Elementary, clothes and monetary gifts to provide clothing through the Clothes to Kids program, funds for 2 children to have surgery through Operation Smiles, cereal for the Tampa Bay program for Cereal for Children for the summer, provided tabs for Shrine’s Hospital, crocheted shawls for those with cancer and knitted caps and booties for newborn babies.
Membership is open to any woman. Currently, there is a $25 membership fee. Members are bright articulate women, mostly retirees, who like to volunteer in many capacities and enjoy the camaraderie of women together.
If you are interested in joining, please contact:
Sandy Adams (727) 343-4303 or Marie (Petie) Pawlikowski (727) 343-6450
THE CLUB IS OPEN TO WOMEN WHO MAY HAVE AN INTEREST IN WHAT IS HAPPENING IN OUR COMMUNITY, HELPING RAISE FUNDS FOR THE SENIORS AND CHILDREN OF GULFPORT, MEETING LIKE MINDED WOMEN, AND HAVING SOME FUN.
Questions? 727-343-4303. More info to follow.
2018/2019 officers: Joan Barry, VP; Sandy Adams, President;
Bonnie Bolduc, Secretary; & Joan Kramer, Treasuser.
Joan Barry, VP; Sandy Adams, President; Bonnie Bolduc, Secretary; & Joan Kramer, Treasuser
Joan Barry & Joyce Bolas with
entertainer Lynn Dean(center)
Thanks to Lynn. She was exceptional!
From left: Julie Fuce; Barbara Boermann, Guest Speaker from Jeannie Boermann Foundation (Heart of the Arts) & President Petie Pawlikowski
Barbara gave a moving presentation about her daughter for whom the foundation was created and what its goals are.
The foundation provides funds to children with disabilities who need financial help for any type of art.
She runs a non profit Thrift Store called Jeannie’s Place on 70th Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Monetary donations, as well as clothing and goods are gladly accepted and will be picked up. Telephone 727-741-2796
Left to right,
Betty Browne, Joan Barry, Guest speaker John Herrick,
Chairwoman Julie Fuce & VP Sandy Adams.
Thanks to Westminster Shores for hosting this meeting
and wonderful lunch.