2017-09-07 / Top News

CLUB NOTES

Cancellations/ postponements due to Hurricane Irma are likely. Check before you head out.

¦ The Naples Orchid Society welcomes members and guests to meetings on the first Thursday of the month at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. The next meeting is Sept. 7. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for flower registration. Judging is at 7:10 p.m., followed by a short meeting at 7:15 p.m. and the program at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.naplesorchidsociety.org.

¦ Everyone who owns or admires Corvettes is welcome to attend Corvettes of Naples meetings at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church in North Naples. The next meeting is Sept. 7. For more information, visit www.corvettesofnaplesfl.com.

¦ The Naples Christian Women’s Connection invites area women to lunch and a program at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at the Quail Creek Country Club. Guest speaker and internist Dr. Kathleen Wilson will discuss heart, stroke and cancer treatments. Carol Foster will inspire by “Connecting the Dots in Life with Humor” and vocalist Beverly Schroeder with perform. $28 ($14 for first-time guests). RSVP by calling 514- 2207 or emailing cwcnaples@gmail.com.

¦ Toast of The Coast Toastmasters Club #6544, recognized by Toastmasters International as a President’s Distinguished Club, meets from noon to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Friday of every month at the American Cancer Society office, 5020 Tamiami Trail N. The next meetings are Sept. 8 and 22. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, call 777-0416 or visit www.ToastoftheCoast.org.

¦ Wine Tasters of Naples is a social club that meets from 5-7:30 p.m. every Friday at different locations around town. More so than wine, members enjoy socializing and working together on philanthropic and service projects to benefit the community. Members pay a $7 door fee; guests pay $9. Light bites are served, and attendees pay for their own beverages. The Sept. 8 place to be is Seasons 52, followed by South Ave. on Sept. 15. The club sponsors other social events throughout the year as well. For more information, visit www.winetastersofnaples.org.


Doug Erickson, Maya Erickson, Jennifer Maslak and Forrest Taylor joined Michigan State University fans and alumni for game day at Pelican Larry’s Raw Bar & Grill on Immokalee Road. The Naples Spartans Alumni Club and Pelican Larry’s invite all Spartans fans to cheer the team on for every game this season. Check the Naples Spartans’ Facebook page for weekly updates. See more pictures from the season’s opener on page C19. 
NANCY DAGHER / COURTESY PHOTO Doug Erickson, Maya Erickson, Jennifer Maslak and Forrest Taylor joined Michigan State University fans and alumni for game day at Pelican Larry’s Raw Bar & Grill on Immokalee Road. The Naples Spartans Alumni Club and Pelican Larry’s invite all Spartans fans to cheer the team on for every game this season. Check the Naples Spartans’ Facebook page for weekly updates. See more pictures from the season’s opener on page C19. NANCY DAGHER / COURTESY PHOTO ¦ Naples Writers Forum welcomes writers of all levels to meet and discuss their craft from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Church, 625 111th Ave. Free. For more information, call 949-3621 or 773- 732-9982.

¦ The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1067-Naples members cook up their monthly buffet breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, in the pilots lounge at Naples Municipal Airport. All are welcome. Admission for $5 includes all-you-can-eat fresh fruit, donuts and pastries, yogurt, breakfast sausage, juice and coffee, with proceeds benefitting the EAA Young Eagles program that acquaints youth ages 8-17 with aviation as a career.

The Naples EAA chapter is one of approximately 1,700 chapters worldwide. Members are pilots, student pilots, plane builders and aviation enthusiasts. Regular meetings are at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Naples Municipal Airport. The next meeting is Oct. 4. For more information, call 649- 6627 or visit www.eaa1067.com.

¦ Gamma Phi Betas who are living in or visiting Southwest Florida are welcome to join members for lunch on the second Monday of every month at Brio Ristorante in Waterside Shops. The next meeting is Sept. 11. For more information, call Lynne Nordhoff at 594-8420.

¦ Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae in Naples, Marco Island and Bonita Springs enjoy lunch together on the second Monday of each month May-October at different local restaurants. The next Lunch Bunch is Sept. 11. For more information, call 434-5610 or visit www.naples.kappaalphatheta.org.

¦ The Antique Automobile Club of America–Naples Marco Region members meet at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday at First United Church of Naples, 388 First Ave. S. Visitors are always welcome. The next meetings are Sept. 11 and 25. For general information about the club, call Paul Rhoads at 877- 3228 or visit www.aacanaplesmarco.org.

¦ The Naples MacFriends User Group has hundreds of members who share a passion for all thing Apple and who love to learn from one another. Weekly meetings are open to all, free of charge, and take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. For more information, visit www.naplesmug.com.

¦ Pi Beta Phi alumnae in the Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Marco Island areas are invited to mix and mingle with other Pi Phis at the final summer mixer on Thursday, Sept. 14. Meet at 6 p.m. at the southernmost Pelican Bay Beach Commons parking lot (near the tennis courts) at 6251 Pelican Bay Blvd. for a tram ride to the beach to enjoy the sunset. To make your necessary reservation or for more information, call 919-612-1217 or email donna@marketthisinc.com.

¦ The Southwest Florida Stage Writers Group has its first meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. Playwrights, librettists, composers and lyricists of all levels of experience are invited to meet other writers, get feedback on writing samples and keep up-to-date on local theater activity. The first meeting will be in Naples, but future meetings will also be held in Lee County. For location details and to RSVP, email Shawn Ryan at shawnryan.fl@gmail.com.

¦ Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road. The next meeting is Sept. 14. Guests and new members are always welcome. Reservations are not required. Attendees order from the menu and pay for their meals. Pilot International focuses its charitable and educational efforts on brain-related disorders and disabilities, including traumatic brain injuries, dementia and autism. For more information, call Sue Lester 289-8268.

¦ Naples Ship Modelers is an informal group dedicated to building wooden ship models. Members meet at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Saturday of every month at the Landmark Naples community in North Naples. The next meetings are Sept. 16 and Oct. 7. Members should bring their works in progress and be prepared to share techniques and tips. All are invited to enjoy lunch afterward at Fitzgerald’s. RSVP by emailing Joe Geithmann at joeearl42@yahoo.com. For more information about the club, call Dick Ritchie at 594-0868 or email dcritchie@comcast.net.

¦ Naples Sunrise Bay Toastmasters invite early birds who want to gain confidence speaking in public to its meetings from 7:30-8:30 a.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. The next meetings are Sept. 19 and Oct. 3. First-time visitors are always welcome to observe. For more information, call 777-8851. For more information about Toastmasters International, including other area chapters and where and when they meet, visit www.toastmasters.org.

¦ Want to ski Steamboat, Jackson Hole and Aspen/Snowmass in 2018? Join the Southwest Florida Ski Club to learn about upcoming ski adventures on the slopes. The next social gathering is set for Tuesday, Sept. 19. The monthly general membership meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Harold’s at the Gulfcoast Inn. For more information, call 240-8625, email naplesskiclub@gmail.com or visit www.swflskiclub.com.

¦ The Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Naples Conference Center, 1455 Pine Ridge Road. Admission is free, and all are welcome. For more information, call 649-4145 or visit www.gulfcoastorchidalliance.com.

— Email club news to Cindy Pierce at cpierce@floridaweekly.com.

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