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WOMAN’S CLUB SERVES
COASTAL CLEAN-UP CREW
September 23, 2017

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International Coastal Clean-up provides a yearly opportunity for Cedar Key Woman’s Club members to lend a hand.  This year that helping hand offered volunteer workers a complimentary lunch, including hot dogs, assorted chips, cookies, and plenty of ice water.  Truly a Cedar Key community event, Coastal Cleanup draws upon people of all age groups, occupations, and backgrounds.  Wearing their familiar green aprons and serving volunteers were Judy Treharne, Christine Black, and Susan Rosenthal.   Members not wearing green aprons were those who helped out elsewhere.  Eileen Senecal  and Lynn Silver worked at the marina receiving, sorting, and logging trash picked up along the beach front or collected by boat from the outer islands.  With the date for Coastal Cleanup coming so closely after Hurricane Irma, volunteer spirit filled the air, unifying all participants in a sense of giving and the satisfaction of helping out our beautiful, coastal community.  

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SEPT 19 PIC I CKWC and Hurricane ReliefCEDAR KEY RESIDENTS DONATE GOODS FOR HURRICANE RELIEF

September 19, 2017

The Cedar Key Woman’s Club was able to assist in the Hurricane Relief effort by providing a donation location also offered by the Cedar Key Methodist Church.SEPT 19 CKWC and Hurricane ReliefB

 

Residents generously donated such items as cleaning supplies, ziplock bags, toiletries and paper products. A.J. Monte of Cedar Key spearheaded the Hurricane Relief project with Hurricane Harvey in mind initially followed by Hurricane Irma. The items will be distributed as the needs and locations are defined.                                        

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CEDAR KEY WOMAN’S CLUB
 DELIGHTS ALL
April 3, 2017

DSCN3584At its “Afternoon Delight” on March 23, 20107, the Cedar Key Woman’s Club members did what they do best:  they gave to those in need, raised even more money to give away, relished a creative, delicious, lovely lunch, and thoroughly enjoyed on another in so doing.   A series of delights filled the afternoon.DSCN3588

On such delight was a packed house. President Jane Moor welcomed the wall-to-wall-filled room of over 150 ladies and a daring gentleman to the “Afternoon Delight: A Fashion Show, Cedar Key Style” at 3 pm, after all had an opportunity to visit the multiple vendors displaying their wares about the room.   Frog Cottage Jewelry, Dragonfly Pond, Donna Bushnell Jewelry, and Colson’s Cedar Key Scrub were among the vendors. 

“’Afternoon Delight’ has been produced and styled by the Cedar Key Woman’s Club with grateful appreciation to Tamara Gordon of Belk  Department Store ,” stated the program.  Moore further explained that each outfit worn in the show was selected by the CKWC member wearing it.  Moore explained that the exception to that, of course, was Ms. Tacky and her multiple layers of clothing.    

The most delightful Ms. Tacky (Eileen Senecal), was  omnipresent throughout the afternoon, bantering with moderator Moore, moving from table to table, collecting additional dollars to give away, and adding to everyone’s delight by keeping them chuckling.   One such quip, while she flounced her red feather boa, was, “Without me, there would be no fashion show!”

DSCN3573Perhaps the most meaningful delights of the afternoon were the generous presentations from the club and announced by President Moore.   She bestowed checks to:

Joyce DeHaan for the Friends of the Library of $1,000
Judy Treharne for the Cedar Key Food Pantry of $500
Susan Hollingsworth for the Cedar Key Community Relief Fund of $500
Susan Rosenthal for the Cedar Key School Safety Patrol of $500
Ms. Tacky for Another Way of $1,000


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CEDAR KEY WOMAN’S CLUB STARRED
AT DISTRICT ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW
March 15, 2017

Cedar Key Woman’s Club brought home 20 ribbons plus both Best of Show awards from the District 5 Greater Federation of Woman’s Club Arts and Crafts show in Gainesville on Saturday.

Four blue ribbons were won by Cedar Key women in the Art Category: Donna Thalacker in Acrylic Painting, Joan Selby in Feature Photos, and Esta Johnson in Drawing and Mixed Media. Vicki Crumpley also won a ribbon for her photo.

MAR 16 CKWC DONNADonna Thalacker captured the Best of the Show in the Arts Category with her Dog Portrait in acrylics.   

Six blue ribbons were won by Cedar Key women in the Craft Category: Donna Bushnell, Ann Morgan and the Cedar Key Woman’s Club for the group project. Additional ribbons were awarded to Judy Duvall, Susan Hollandsworth, Rosemary Danesi, and Christine Black.MAR 16 CKWC LADIES

The Cedar Key Woman’s Club Quilt was awarded the Best of the Show ribbon for the Crafts Category. CKWC members who worked on this beautiful quilt were Chris Black, Rosemary Danesi, Susan Hollandsworth, Eileen Senecal, Janet Ramsey,and others. The Quilt is on display at the Drummond Bank and proceeds from the tickets will be donated to Fisher House, at the VA Hospital in Gainesville/ The Best of the Show Quilt will be presented to a lucky winner of the drawing at the Woman’s Club Fashion Show on March 23rd.

A leadership award was presented by Florida State President Mary Powell to Judy Duvall. And Cindy Leiner received recognition as Volunteer of the Year.

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GFWC FLORIDA
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
March 11, 2017

MAR 10 CKWC Volunteer of the Year

 

Cindy Leiner of Cedar Key was recently presented with a Volunteer of the Year Award by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs Florida District V. She was nominated by the Cedar Key Woman’s Club, who stated that her spirit of volunteerism continues to help our community and club work within the community. The Cedar Key Woman’s Club is part of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Cindy Leiner has been the key organizer for several years for the Woman’s Club March Fashion Show, and recently took on distribution for the CKWC Calendar, as well as several other club activities. She also served as Treasurer for several years, serving the same capacity at Christ Episcopal Church in Cedar Key.

Cindy’s work in the Arts community and on the Library Board make her a well-known face in our community. After Hermine swept through, her volunteerism extended from meals to library books to refinishing floors for devastated businesses.

 

Congratulations, Cindy Leiner! 

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CKWC ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER
 
February 5, 2017
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THE CKWC 2017 CALENDAR CELEBRATION ADDED ONE MORE LAYER TO THE HEALING POWER OF ART AND COMMUNITY.
November 27, 2016 

The Cedar Key Woman's Club honored its 2017 Calendar contributors at a reception held November 22 at The Island Hotel.  Pictured left to right are Vicki Crumpley, the Calendar Coordinator, Jan Hendrix, Wanda Davis, Bob Wooley, Joan Selby, Teresa Stevens, John MacMillan, Joe Hand, Eileen Senecal, Rory Brennan, Ann Kamzelski, and President Jane Moore.  Also honored but unable to attend were contributors Heath Davis, Melinda Allen Christiansen, Rita Baker, Katherine Dunlop, Lisa Wilson, Steven Deam, Patt Taylor, Bev Ringenberg, and Steve Bailey.

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"This year we have more community contributors than ever before," said President Moore.  "The Calendar is an important fund-raiser for the CKWC Community Support, but it also has become part of our role as Ambassadors for Cedar Key.  We truly appreciate the participation and support of our community and its visitors."

Commissioner Sue Colson, attending on behalf of the City of Cedar Key, said that visitors to the Chamber have already been looking for the Calendar, which has become an annual production.

The Calendar is available from a number of area businesses, including The Market, Dilly Dally Gally, Island Thyme Antiques, Steamers, the Historical Society, and the Chamber.

 

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CKWC FALL MARKET REMINDER
...THIS SATURDAY
 
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CEDAR KEY WOMAN'S CLUB
FALL MARKET
October 24, 2016

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WOMAN’S CLUB CALENDAR 2017
RELEASED
November 15, 2016

The Cedar Key Calendar, which has become a tradition in four years, arrives in Cedar Key this week.  “This year we have been offered pictures from over 25 photographers, and the results are better than ever!” says Calendar Coordinator Vicki Crumpley, of the Cedar Key Woman’s Club.

NOV 15 CKWC IMAGEVisitors love the calendar, but it is Cedar Key residents who send the calendars away as gifts that have become an important part of the calendar’s success.  Photo memories of Cedar Key now hang in homes in almost every State – and in Canada, England, and Germany! Where else could you find such a beautiful memento and gift for just $10?

Since the 2017 calendar’s pictures were almost all taken before Hurricane Hermine, several of the pages have particular significance this year.

Proceeds from the calendar all return to our Island City, supporting causes such as the Cedar Key Relief Fund, the Cedar Key School, the Food Pantry, the Library, the Fire Department, and the Arts Center program for children. Work on the calendar continues all year – we already have two submissions for next year’s calendar!

The support from businesses which carry the calendar is an important partnership for the Woman’s Club and is very appreciated.  You can buy your calendars at the Cedar Key Market, the Dilly Dally Galley, the Chamber Welcome Center, from Ada Blue’s, and from the Historical Museum.  Thank you for your continued support for this beautiful Cedar Key calendar!

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CKWC FIRED UP
October 12, 2016

 OCT 12 CKWC BEACH SENECALThe first meeting of the Cedar Key Woman’s Club’s 2016-2017 service season started off with a bang!  Leading the charge was First Vice-President Eileen Senecal, standing in for President Jane Moore and heading up a new roster of Woman’s Club officers.

With unanimous approval, the CKWC fired off several generous contributions to help fund ongoing community needs.   OCT 12 CKWC WATSON IMG 1713 copy 2The Community Relief Fund received a donation of $500, the money going to assist people with gasoline cards and, at times, the occasional utility bill.  Ken Young gratefully accepted the check from Woman’s Club members Susan Hollandsworth, Susan Rosenthal, and Eileen Senecal.  Also, the CKS High School Girls Basketball Team, running short of necessary equipment and supplies, was awarded $500 to provide shoes, shin splints, and therapeutic bandages and tape.  Coach David welcomed the contribution presented by Eileen Senecal on behalf of the Lady Sharks.  Not to overlook the little ghosts and ghoolies, Wayne Watson, the driving force behind Cedar Key Halloween Night, happily received a Woman’s Club donation for $100 toward treats for the Trick-or-Treaters.  

There is no trick in treating local needs with concern and compassion.  The Cedar Key Woman’s Club remains dedicated to the youth, the community, and the overall welfare of our island home. 

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HOT DOG!
CEDAR KEY WOMAN’S CLUB
September 24, 2016

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For some it’s a treasure hunt.  For others it’s an environmental duty.  For the Cedar Key Woman’s Club members, International Coastal Clean-up presented an opportunity to serve.  And serve we did, providing a volunteer lunch of hot dogs, assorted chips and cookies, cool lemonade, and plenty of cold water.   Among the hot-dog takers were college students, families with kids, clam farmers in boats, people in boots all helping.   All hungry.  All happy to help.   The date for ICC set for Sept. 17, shortly after the impact of hurricane Hermine, created a greater need for shoreline debris collection and a stronger volunteer response as well.  Past President Susan Rosenthal commented, “Coastal Clean-up this year is important as we are all coming together to be a stronger community”.  Susan made this comment while proudly displaying her third commemorative ICC t-shirt as Judy Treharne checked out the list of sponsors.SEPT 24 CKWC CC SHIRT

 

Other Cedar Key Woman’s Club volunteers served differently.  Eileen Senecal, First Vice President, recorded collection data, while her team members, CKWC husbands Mike Leiner and David Treharne, did the dirty work of sorting debris.  Eileen observed, “Larger items were collected this year from areas on our coast line.  Some unusual and some large, such as picnic tables, coolers, large amounts of wood, LOTS of buckets and tote boxes—and many small items, such as a toaster, hat, and flip flops”.   As each haul was sorted and recorded down to the last plastic bottle, not only was the Cedar Key shoreline freer of debris, but also the information gathered will help inspire action to rid the world’s oceans of harmful trash.   As hot dogs dwindled and volunteers dispersed, each person departed having given a hand to help make us Cedar Key strong.       

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SEAHORSING AROUND
May 18, 2016

MAY 18 CKWC at Seahorse Key AThe Cedar Key Woman’s Club seized the opportunity to “sea life” in a new perspective.

As guests of the UF Seahorse Key Marine Lab community outreach efforts, thirteen members of the CKWC recently visited Seahorse Key.   Accompanied by Maria Sgambati, representing the UF Seahorse Key Marine Lab., Jessica Long, from the UF Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, and Capt. Kenny McCain at the helm, the CKWC field trip proved to be as fun as it was informative.

While enjoying a picnic lunch from AdaBlue, members munched sandwiches and met with students and instructors in residence studying marine ecology on Seahorse Key.   Maria Sgambati led the way to the Lighthouse and residence quarters, pointing out the pre-AC, cross-ventilation system and new, spacious kitchen renovations.    Other activities included a nature trail, a guided beach walk, and an educational video presentation.  Kenny McCain, as much a part of the natural habitat as sand and saltwater, arrived back with the boat and students, emptying the contents of their seine net catch into a large viewing tank.  Students and CKWC members alike crowded round, totally absorbed in learning about puffer fish, starfish with tendril legs, sea cucumbers, and baby sand dollars among other marine life. Way too soon, it was time to leave.


 
FASHION SHOW…
ONE MORE VERY FINE PHOTO
March 21, 2016

The Cedar Key News has come upon one additional, spectacular photo that was emailed to us of the Cedar Key Woman’s Club’ March 16, 2016, Fashion Show.  The very fine photographer is Kathie; sorry we have no last name.

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SPECTACULAR FASHION SHOW

March 19, 2016

The Cedar Key Woman’s Club has done it again…for the twelfth time: it has produced its Annual Fashion Show.  The three-hour experience involved shopping with vendors selling everything from  aprons to jewelry, a delicious lunch of Caesar salad, chicken, and fresh fruit served to each individual (no standing in line!), some raffles, and, of course, the fashion show.

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President Susan Rosenthal remarked, “This is the biggest ever.” Over 200 tickets were sold; every seat was filled.   “All of our 47 members had an important role to play in producing this gala,” she remarked.  The kitchen helpers prepared the entire meal; more members served and cleared all tables; some entertained; some modeled; many cooked desserts; husbands helped with set up chores.  Emcee and President Elect Jane Moore noted a fact that few knew: that the CKWC had fashion shows in the 1960s at the Sea Breeze.

From the dais, emcee Moore made clear the mission of the organization which is to raise funds for such important organizations as Canine Companions for Wounded Warriors.  This year the CKWC purchased five dogs for the cause.  Moore announced that the Federation of Women’s Clubs contributed over $300,000 to the Wounded Warrior program.  The CKWC has sent over 250 packages to troops outside the country since 2002.

Moore asked the audience to welcome to the podium:  Patti Jett from the Cedar Key Arts Center, Sue Wooley from the Friends of the Library, and Judy Treharne from the Food Pantry.  Moore presented each with a check for her respective organization.

These women raise dollars for incredibly needy causes, and do they have fun doing it.  This year’s most humorous character was Ms. Tacky Tourist, really a disguised Eileen Senecal. 

The fashion show itself involved an able crew of ddesigners seen in the photos below.   They received a standing ovation.

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The event ended with Ms. Tacky Tourist and Judy Duvall singing “Friendship” with the help of the audience.

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Everyone left with smiles on their faces and, in many cases, new friends, and anxious for the Thirteenth Annual Cedar Key Woman’s Club Fashion Show.

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CANINE COMPANIONS FOR WOUNDED VETERANS PARADE HELD IN CEDAR KEY
March 16, 2016

FEB 29 CloverNothing says Cedar Key more than a group of canines, and the Cedar Key Woman's Club Canine Companions Parade said it all! Raising awareness for the Wounded Veterans Initiative, the event in the Cedar Key Park last Thursday brought together pooches and people and also raised funds towards new Canine Companions.FEB 29 Zoe

Getting to know you as the dogs lined up for registration, Brian Skarpulski's Irish Wolfhound, Liam, greets the next in line, while Addie and Syd and Sam sniff greetings as they wait. Liam would have won largest dog, but was too stressed to stay and Cassie Lozier’s German Shepherd, Maggie Mae, won the “Big Dog Award.”  The Parade began with Judy Duvall, CKWC Treasurer and organizer for the event, bearing the flag in front of the Gaithers with Honey, a well-known Canine Companion from the Wounded Warriors Initiative, closely followed by the Rosenthals' pug, Rocky. The 2 pugs Rocky and Bunnie later won Oldest Pair.

FEB 29 AddieJudges for the day were Cedar Key’s Sue Colson and Joan Horn, who had a very difficult time adjudicating the varied and tongue-in-cheek categories!FEB 29 Jasmine

Winner of the Doggie Gift Basket Raffle was Jayne LeClair, whose Pekashu Gia also won Smallest Dog for the second year! The Treharnes' Shelby came as an aging CK Shark Queen, and took best costume (though he lost the crown before final awards). The Dunlops' German Pointer, Mac, won best Mirror Image, and Caren Jervey's Patrick, dressed as a Cedar key Beach Dog, won the Jimmy Buffet Award! Most mysterious heritage was taken by Syd Henken's, Chloe, and the coveted Best in Show Jim and Barb Ekstrand's Sheltie, Bella.

The overwhelming generosity and support of the Cedar Key Community continue to win the gratitude of the Cedar Key Women’s Club, who will be able to donate $1000 this year to the Canine Companions Wounded Warrior Initiative.

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COMMUNITY ENJOYS CEDAR KEY WOMAN’S CLUB ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER
February 21, 2016
 
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The Cedar Key Woman’s Club, as always, was at its very best again last evening as it served hundreds of locals a great spaghetti dinner, complete with garlic bread, a green salad, and Italian music wafting over all.

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This Saturday evening event continued a  decade-long tradition of fund raising for causes, such as the Cedar Key School, the Cedar Key Library, American Veterans, Fisher House, and the Children’s Summer Art Program at the Cedar Key Arts Center, to mention but a few.
 
FEB 22 SPAG DESSERTSDin4471xeThe effort is not a simple one, as the reader may perceive.  On the day of the event, many of the Women’s Club members were up and preparing food at  5 am and fully engaged in the cooking shortly thereafter. The entire previous day, Friday, the spaghetti was cooked… just three minutes shy of serving texture; the three minute final cooking was completed just before the locals had their plates handed to them…ensuring piping hot spaghetti.   
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The sauce, oh my, the sauce, was created and cooked by Rosenthal, with Judy Treharne and Joan Selby.  Imagine managing 40 pounds of meat, ten pounds of onion, bell peppers, many, many cans of tomato paste and sauce.  “The secret is the spices,” exclaimed Rosenthal.
   
 
 
FEB 22 SPAG SUEDin4463xeComments were made throughout the dinner at many tables about the tastiness of the spaghetti sauce.  Rosenthal explained that the secret is in the spices which she brings especially for this occasion from St. Louis.  Even though the Cedar Key News staff tried, there was no coaxing Rosenthal out of her s ecret. 
 
All the Woman’s Club members were busy making the evening a pleasure.  Past-President Jane Moore managed the ticket taking; President Susan Rosenthal planned, managed, and cooked; Katherine Dunlop orchestrated the line of hungry folks.

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Tea, coffee, and water were served by Terri Brennan and Paula Westcott.  The garlic bread was cooked and created by Robin Jocelyn and Nancy Reed.   The dessert crew of Lynn Sylver and Eileen Senecal presented an incredible assortment of pies, cakes, brownies, and more.The kitchen crew consisted of Joan Selby, Kathy Friedenfelt, Karen Decker, and Gini Barrs who served the piping hot spaghetti, the cool crisp salad, and the warm buttery garlic bread.  Many washed the pots and pans, but Rosemary Danesi managed a full load most ably.   
 
The evening could not have been more pleasant, the company more engaging, and the causes more meaningful.
  
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CEDAR KEY WOMAN’S CLUB
is proud to host,
DOGGIES IN THE PARK-----A DOG PARADE, on----

 

FEB 18 3 DOGSThursday, Feb. 25th in the Cedar Key city park from 4 to 5 pm.  Come meet two wonderful Canine Companions and their owners.

Bring your favorite pooch in costume or just as himself, and take part in the parade.   There will be prizes in unusual categories!

We will also have a photographer there to take your dog’s picture for a small fee.

Registration will take place at 3:30---in the park.  People and doggie treats will be served, and it is all free! FEB 18 MANY DOGS

 

THE CAUSE

The event is being planned to raise awareness for the Canine Companions for Wounded Veterans Initiative, a cause for which the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in Florida is raising funds.   Funds are used to train Canine Companions which are given to Wounded Veterans at no charge. Donations will be welcome at the Doggies in the Park event!

In 2015 a total of $1500 was raised by the CKWC for this cause.  Our island community has been very generous in its support of CKWC fund raising for Support Our Troops and for Fisher House of Gainesville.  Come to the park on Feb. 25th and join us whether you have a dog or not-----just share the fun! 

For more information call 543-6659.

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WOMAN’S CLUB PRESENTS SPAGHETTI DINNER
January 23, 2015
 
The CEDAR KEY WOMAN’S CLUB
 is hosting its annual
 SPAGHETTI DINNER
on Saturday, February 20, 2016, from 5 to 7 pm
at the Cedar Key Community Center.

Tickets:  $12 donation.

DINE IN or TAKE OUT!

Tickets are available at the
Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce and also by the CKWC members!

GET YOURS TODAY!

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CEDAR KEY WOMAN’S CLUB HOLDS RECEPTION
January 2016
 
dec 18 rec DSC 0998The Cedar Key Woman’s Club hosted a reception December 10 at The Island Hotel, to honor the photographic contributors for the 2016 Cedar Key Calendar. Pictured left to right are Coordinator Vicky Crumpley, Ann Kamzelski, Wanda Davis, Joan Selby, Frank Morgan, Hans Henning Bunge, Henry Coulter, Rita Baker, Heath Davis, Carol Sakellarios, and Jeffrey Schleede in front.  Other photographers included Rory Brennan, Laia Gore, Christine Ford, Debbie Tsimpedes, Steven Deam, J.D. McCormick, Jim Wilcox, Jackie Lambert, Galina Binkley, and Donna Bushnell.

Available from local businesses, the calendar at $10 has become a significant advertisement for Cedar Key, with all proceeds supporting Woman’s Club projects in the area.

 

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CEDAR KEY WOMAN’S CLUB FALL NEWS!
December 4, 2015

Another successful venture for the CKWC!  The FALL MARKET, always the Saturday after Thanksgiving, has been an annual event for the ladies of the CKWC----for several years.  Vendors are rented areas in the spacious clubhouse yard along with the CKWC GRANNIES ATTIC specializing in past treasures and keepsakes looking for a new home!  Indoor tables are rented to additional vendors as well as the CKWC,s own GRANNIE’S PANTRY, delicacies made by members, TRINKETS & TREASURES, recycled jewelry and finery,  and food and beverages provided by the ladies of the club. 

This year’s fundraiser was extremely successful and for that we thank the wonderful volunteers of the club, and especially those who supported our efforts by attending and of course PURCHASING!

REMINDER to our FRIENDS:  Cedar Key calendars for 2016 are available for a $10 donation to the CKWC.  The photos are all provided by local photographers and are chosen by the club’s official photographer Vicki Crumpley---who is also the person who initiated this wonderful and very successful fundraiser for the club.  This is year 3 of the calendars, and each year surpasses the previous one in sales.  For more information regarding purchasing a calendar please contact the club president Susan Rosenthal at 352-543-9206     

MARK YOUR CALENDARS----plan to attend the annual FASHION SHOW on March 16th at the C.K. COMMUNITY CENTER.   The event is a sell out every year-----and, each year the “pulse” of the show is different, so COME and join us for a fun filled day!

 

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WOMAN’S CLUB CALENDAR 2016 HITS CEDAR KEY
October 16, 2015
 
The Cedar Key Calendar, which has become a tradition in three years, will arrive in Cedar Key this Festival Weekend.  “This year we have been offered pictures from over 25 photographers, and the results are better than ever!” says Calendar Coordinator Vicki Crumpley, of the Cedar Key Woman’s Club.OCT 16 CKWC PIC

Visitors love the calendar, but it is Cedar Key residents who send the calendars away as gifts that have become an important part of the calendar’s success. Pictures from Cedar Key now hang in homes in almost every State – and in Canada, England, and Germany! Where else could you find such a beautiful memento for just $10?

Last year more than 800 calendars were sold, and proceeds from the project were used to fund many Cedar Key causes supported by the Woman’s Club, such as the Cedar Key School, the Food Pantry, the Woman’s Shelter, the Seniors’ Lunch program, Arts Center programs for children, the Library, and Fisher House in Gainesville. Work on the calendar continues all year – we already have two submissions for next year’s calendar!

The support from businesses who carry the calendar is an important partnership for the Woman’s Club and very appreciated. On Festival weekend you can buy your calendars at the CKWC booth in the Park, or from the Cedar Key Market, Dilly Dally Galley, the Chamber Welcome Center, or from the Historical Museum. Thank you for your continued support for this beautiful Cedar Key calendar!

 

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WOMAN’S CLUB CALENDAR 2016 HITS CEDAR KEY
October 16, 2015
 
The Cedar Key Calendar, which has become a tradition in three years, will arrive in Cedar Key this Festival Weekend.  “This year we have been offered pictures from over 25 photographers, and the results are better than ever!” says Calendar Coordinator Vicki Crumpley, of the Cedar Key Woman’s Club.OCT 16 CKWC PIC

Visitors love the calendar, but it is Cedar Key residents who send the calendars away as gifts that have become an important part of the calendar’s success. Pictures from Cedar Key now hang in homes in almost every State – and in Canada, England, and Germany! Where else could you find such a beautiful memento for just $10?

Last year more than 800 calendars were sold, and proceeds from the project were used to fund many Cedar Key causes supported by the Woman’s Club, such as the Cedar Key School, the Food Pantry, the Woman’s Shelter, the Seniors’ Lunch program, Arts Center programs for children, the Library, and Fisher House in Gainesville. Work on the calendar continues all year – we already have two submissions for next year’s calendar!

The support from businesses who carry the calendar is an important partnership for the Woman’s Club and very appreciated. On Festival weekend you can buy your calendars at the CKWC booth in the Park, or from the Cedar Key Market, Dilly Dally Galley, the Chamber Welcome Center, or from the Historical Museum. Thank you for your continued support for this beautiful Cedar Key calendar!

 

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THANK YOU, CEDAR KEY!

The ladies of the CEDAR KEY WOMAN’S CLUB would like to thank the residents and guests of this island community for a fall and winter season of very successful CKWC events!

We started our busy year with the sales of shrimp nachos at the Seafood Festival in Oct., and then went on to the FALL MARKET in Nov. The sales of the 2015 CKWC Calendar, brought in LOTS of dollars that are used to support the many organization, local programs, and the Cedar Key School.  The Jan. Pot Luck and Auction, the Feb. annual Spaghetti Supper and the Canine Companion for Wounded Warriors, and of course our sold out fashion show, this year called ART in FASHION-----were all truly successful fund raising events.  The support of this community is overwhelming and so very much appreciated!


LOCAL DOG LOVERS ENJOY A GOOD CAUSE, DOGS, A PARADE
WOUNDED WARRIOR’S DOG
WINS RAFFLED BASKET OF DOG TREATS
 
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February 27, 2015
DSCN2704Two things are certain: Cedar Key folks love a good cause and most of them have dogs.  Leave it to the Cedar Key Woman’s Club to combine the two into a wonderfully well-attended and spirited event to raise funds for the Cedar Key Canine Companions Dog Parade Program.  Indeed, that they did with the Doggies in the Park Parade this Thursday, February 26, at 4pm in City Park that attracted well over 100 people.
Hard as it was to count the well-mannered, largely non-barking, but constantly meandering dogs, Cedar Key News staff hazards the guess at nearly 80 pooches in attendance.  Over fifty owners registered their dogs; some such parents brought pairs of dogs.

Woman’s Club President Susan Rosenthal welcomed the group, Father Jim Wright blessed the event, and Joan Horn and Vice-Mayor Sue Colson had the difficult job of judging the entrants. 

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After the dogs paraded before the two judges twice, Horn and Colson declared the task “very difficult” and agreed that they could not be bound by the limited number of prize categories and created some categories of their own. Among their inventions were:  “the most prayerful dogs” and “the best pair” which were awarded to Farther Wright’s Bodhi and Citta and Willie Mae and Odyssey, respectively. 
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Adding to the fun were the names of the canines, each name with an intriguing story of its own behind it:  Bunnie, Miley, Foster, Bob Barker, Tula, Chloe, Rocky, Bonnie, and many, many more.  
Kate and Michael Gaither’s dog Honey won, and surely earned, the huge basket of dog treats.
 
 

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Honey is a Certified Full Mobility P.T.S.D. Medical Service Dog who places herself between Michael and anyone approaching him.  Honey and Michael are together 24/7.  Honey has been honored by the American Kennel Club three times with its Award for Excellence.  Michael has been honored by the Levy County Commissioners and the Governor of Florida.  This parade benefit event supports the Canine Companions for Wounded Warriors. 

The Woman’s Club was careful to feed both the dogs and the humans.  The four-legged creatures feasted on bacon and egg, liver, and peanut butter cookies, some made from all-natural ingredients and some made with parsley to “combat doggie breath” said one baker.

Humans feasted on cupcakes dripping with frosting of all colors.

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ADVANCED STYLE – CEDAR KEY FASHION SHOW WITH A PURPOSE!
February 25, 2015

“Of course, we are holding our Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon,” said Susan Rosenthal, Woman’s Club President in Cedar Key. “Everyone is feeling the loss of Déjà vu, but we recognized in October that we needed a new plan. The Show must go on!”

The Annual Cedar Key Woman’s Club Fashion Show and Luncheon will be held this year on Wednesday, March 18, and promises to be the best ever. Styled in the concept of Ari Seth Cohen’s “Advanced Style”, this year the runway has been ramped up, and showcases the Wearable Art which the artists of Cedar Key have featured for years.  And it will be fun!

The Community Center doors will open at 10.30 for shopping from a variety of vendors – if you are interested in being a vendor please call 543-6659. Luncheon will be served at 12 noon, with the Fashion Show to follow.

This is a sell-out event with advance ticket sales, available from CKWC members and at the Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds are dedicated to the Cedar Key School, and other CK projects. Please support the Cedar Key Woman’s Club at this wonderful production!

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