The Women’s Club of the Retreat

 Meetings are 3rd Monday of each month, October through May. All Women of the Retreat are most welcome and encouraged to join!

President's Message

The mission of the Women’s Club is to promote social, educational, cultural and charitable activities for the women of our community. Guided by official by-laws, several committees plan events and activities and hold a charitable fundraiser each year.

Every woman is welcome and encouraged to join the Women’s Club! Meetings are held at the Clubhouse on the third Monday of each month, October through May. Social time begins at 6:15 pm and the meeting starts at 6:30 pm. Luncheons, outside activities and craft events are scheduled throughout each month and are announced in the Mail Room, on Ch 63 and in the Retreat Newsletter.

The Women’s Club of the Retreat supports Martin County charities serving women and/or children and each year the membership chooses one charity to receive the proceeds from our fundraising event(s). Most recently we have donated to 4C’s (Caring Children Clothing Children), Safe Space (a domestic violence program) and Meals on Wheels. In addition to supporting one charity a year, we donate half of our annual dues to a monthly purchase of food for the House of Hope food pantry. We also provide a bin in the Mail Room to collect non-perishable food items that are delivered to the House of Hope. Over the years, our Retreat community has donated nearly 33,000 pounds of food to this charity.

2017-2018 Women's Club Officers

Left to Right:

 Stephanie Milazzo, Vice President
 Gerri Strong, Treasurer
Deb Benson,  Secretary
Marilyn Patterson, President

PAST PRESIDENTS

Mary Clifford, Pat Williams, Karin Ryan, Audrey DeLoffi, Joanne Estes, Bettyann Dixson, Marlene Boobar 

    PAST CO-PRESIDENTS

Pat Williams and Mary Clifford                                                                                                                                      

    CURRENT PRESIDENT

 Marilyn Patterson                                                                                


History of the Women’s Club of the Retreat

By way of background, it was the spring of 2002 that residents began moving into the Retreat. Neighbors were meeting neighbors, yet what seemed lacking was an avenue to meet other residents from adjacent phases of the community. When the Clubhouse was completed, cocktail parties became the first venue for meeting new friends and welcoming new homeowners. From that early activity, a group of women, too many to name, began a Social Committee. In 2004, the first slate of officers of the newly formed Women’s Club evolved from that Social Committee.

The founders of the Women’s Club were Mary Paukstys, Brenda Frank, Mary Regan and Coni McGuinn. These women wrote a mission statement, adopted by-laws, and formed various committees to plan events and charitable activities. Membership grew and residents became more involved. Over the years the Club has financially supported many Martin County charities, including but not limited to, the House of Hope, Safe Space, Hibiscus House, Hope Rural School in Indiantown, Martin County Literacy Council and the Pink Tie Organization.

In the 2016–2017 season, the Club celebrated our membership of 117 women!  The Women’s Club of the Retreat continues to provide opportunities for women of the Retreat to welcome new residents, make new friends and share many experiences together.  

Dues is $25 for the year, and may be sent to the Treasurer:   Gerri Strong: 8556 SE Retreat Drive, Hobe Sound, FL.  33455

Please consider dropping by any meeting to check us out.

Marilyn Patterson

2017–2018 President

2016-2017 Committee Chairs

 

        HOUSE OF HOPE

The Women's Club supports the House of Hope by donating food items, which are placed in our mail room.

To date, because of the dedication of George and Dotti Wurster,  39,539 meals have been provided for the hungry in Martin County!  

Currently, Pam and Stu Levy have taken over the task of bringing donated food items to House of Hope on a regular basis. 

Thank you, Pam and Stu !!                                   

Committee Members Telephone Email
2017-2018 Officers Marilyn Patterson, President
Stephanie Milazzo, Vice President
Deb Benson, Secretary
Gerri Strong, Treasurer
772-932-7492
772-245-8615
772-546-0981
772-545-9963

marilynjim@comcast.net
oceandaze27@att.net
bendeb49@yahoo.com
gerristrong@hotmail.com

Membership Mona Wiley
772-546-9545
wileycyote1@comcast.net
Outside Luncheons Sandy Morrow
Jean Scerbo
772-545-1936
772-545-3592
sandymorrow7@gmail.com
jeanmscerbo@yahoo.com
House of Hope Pam Levy
772-546-8204
pjenks72@yahoo.com
Outside Events Cheryl Wigen - Co-Chair
Joan Paolucci - Co-Chair
772-545-1114
772-546-5170
cherlywindsor@att.net
joaniesmailbox@aol.com
Sunshine Janet Walsh, Cards
Gail Pezzicola, Flowers
Geri Ciocia, Welcome to new members
772-546-7732
772-545-0706
772-545-9767
jwe814@gmail.com
gpezzicola@comcast.net
gericio@comcast.net
Crafts/Activities Mickey Harris
Stephanie Milazzo
Emily Mussatto
772-546-2252
772-245-8615
772-546-2774
micjacfl@comcast.net
oceandaze27@att.net
wheadon8801@gmail.com
Communication Linda Wolf - Chair Email Blasts/Announcements, Ch 63
Anita Calicchio, Bulletin Board
Lill Malinowski, Directory
Audrey DeLoffi, Directory
Mona Wiley, Newsletter
Lill Malinowski, Newsletter
Dottie Williams, Newsletter
Marlene Boobar Birthday and Caring Email
Marilyn Patterson, Meeting Reminders & Agendas
Deb Benson, Email Minutes
772-932-7969
772-675-1020
772-545-3732
772-245-8420

772-546-9545
772-545-3732
772-546-3866

561-889-4445
772-932-7492
772-546-0981
lwolf33455@icloud.com
anita.calicchio@yahoo.co.uk
wallylill@comcast.net
ay.deloffi@gmail.com

wileycycote1@comcast.net
wallylill@comcast.net
davedottie@gmail.com

marleneboobar@hotmail.com
marilynjim@comcast.net
bendeb49@yahoo.com
50/50 Raffle Nancy Galiher
772-546-8869
oursyzygy@bellsouth.net
Refreshments Jan Kasuboske
Lois Raska
765-505-0980
772-545-2733
leonkasuboske@yahoo.com
loisr2@comcast.net
Summer Activities Maureen McNamee
772-932-7678
mcnameemaureen@comcast.net