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Clubs & Organizations: Nov. 28, 2012

November 28, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Cape Coral

Women's Connection

The Cape Coral Women's Connection will hold its Christmas luncheon from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, at the Palmetto Pine Country Club.

Doors open at 10 a.m. for the sale and silent auction. The luncheon will begin at 11 a.m.

This is the group's annual fund raiser. They will have donated costume jewelry for sale; some find that special piece for your outfit. The silent auction will feature Christmas stockings filled with many items and dinner gift certificates. Bring a wrapped ornament for exchange at your table.

Special music will be provided by strolling violinist and soloist Cathy Reed. The inspirational speaker will be Melanie Spadafora.

Reservations are $16 inclusive and pre-paid. Make checks payable to CCWC and mail to CCWC, Box 725, Alva, FL, 33920 by Tuesday, Dec. 4. If you are bringing a guest, please include the person's name with your reservation. Cancelations no later than 6 p.m. Dec. 5. Call Verlene at 694-5974 for more information.

Libertarian Party

of Lee County

The Libertarian Party of Lee County will hold its next meeting Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 7 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. in the Judge Landis room of Shoeless Joe's restaurant within the Crowne Plaza at Bell Tower. We welcome liberty minded individuals of all party affiliations.

Dinner is served from Shoeless Joe's between 7 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. (self-pay). The program, a business meeting and group discussion on the topic "Advancing Liberty in our Community," follows at 7:45. For more information call the Lee Libertarians at (239) 245-9267 or visit .

Lee Republican Women's Club (Chartered)

The Lee Republican Women's Club (Chartered) will hold a dinner meeting at the Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn at 13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers (33907) on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with dinner and program at 6:30 p.m.

The Honorable Gary Lee, chairman of the Lee County Republican Committee, will be the featured speaker focusing on the Electoral College.

The public and guests are welcome to attend. The cost of the dinner is $20. For reservations/information, contact 239-574-2571.


Sounds of Beethoven, Mozart and Handel come to life every Monday evening at Fort Myers Congregational United Church of Christ. The Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers rehearse at the church for their 12th season of bringing masterful classical works to Southwest Florida.

Between Dec. 2, and May 24, the Mastersingers will perform in Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Pine Island, Naples, Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel

Eight concerts are scheduled beginning with a performance of "Messiah and More" on Dec. 2 at Sanibel Community Church and a "Messiah Sing-a-Long" on Dec. 7 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Fort Myers.

In January the chorus will sing Beethoven's joyous Ninth Symphony with the Gulf Coast Symphony at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall.

A "Sounds of Spring" program will be presented at the Pine Island United Methodist Church on March 3 and at the BIG ARTS in Sanibel on April 14.

The annual spring concert will feature Mozart's Missa Brevis in D, Finzi's Magnificat, Three Nocturnes by Forrest, and Bernstein's Chichester Palms.

A Memorial Day Observance at Bower Chapel Moorings Park in Naples will conclude the season.

The Mastersingers add new voices on a regular basis. Any singers interested in joining the 70-member group may call 239-288-2535 or email

Rotary Club of Cape Coral

Want to find out what Rotary is all about? The Rotary Club of Cape Coral meets every Wednesday at 8 a.m. at the La Venezia, 4646 S.E. 11th Place, Cape Coral, FL 33904 (East end of Club Square)Join us for networking at 7:30, program starts at 8 a.m. Breakfast: $10.

Cape Coral Social Club

The Social Club has been in existence since 1968 serving the community of Cape Coral. All residents are welcome to attend a meeting and/or the dinner dance. They offer members a way to meet new friends, attend special events, coffee social, pot lucks, dinner theatre, etc., so whether you are a married couple or a single, come and enjoy the many benefits that the Social Club has to offer.

Membership dues are $20 per person. For further information visit the website:

Italian American Club

The Italian American Club holds its "Pasta Night" Dinner from 5 - 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Pasta Night features a variety of Italian sauces over pasta or choose from a selection of sandwich specials w/side salad or fries. All dinners are $9.

Live entertainment until 8:30 p.m; casual attire.

Karaoke Night isheld every Tuesday from 6 - 9 pm in the longe. Come in for a good time with your family and friends and bring your best singing voices.

Friday Night Dinner/Dance - Reservations required/call 542-6515. Cocktails in lounge 5 pm Dinner served at 6 pm. Enjoy dinner starting with salad then featured pasta dish, main entre withvegetable of the day, dessert and coffee or tea.

Members: $16 Non-Members: $19

The Cape Coral Italian American Club, 4725 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral has a beautiful ballroom used weekly for fine dining and dancing at reasonable prices. It is also available for parties, receptions, and banquets fit for any occasion. They are always open to the public!

Fraternal Order Of Eagles

The Farmers Market is back and the club is now open to the public on Saturday morning for breakfast until noon. Breakfast is also served on Sundays. Lunch is served Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 - 2:30. Dinner is served Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 5 - 8. Chefs, Walter and Karen, have been serving up fantastic meals.

Bingo is played on Mondays at 6 and again on Wednesday at 1. Show Me The Eagle is always a good time at 2 on Saturdays. Sundays are heating up with football and a great buffet starting at 1. Covered dishes are always appreciated. For more information on these events or to join our club please call us at 549-8477.Chefs Karen and Walter have been pleasing everyone! They serve breakfast on the weekends, lunch Tuesday through Friday and dinners Wednesday through Friday. They entice us all with their menu!

They are always looking for new members. If you are new in town come on in and check us out.

You will feel welcomed the minute you walk through the door. Conveniently located in downtown Club Square. Call at 549-8477.

New Resident Club

The club offers monthly activities and network opportunities. Monthly events consists of cocktails on the cape, dinner/dance, ladies luncheon, coffee social, game night, bowling, golfing, book club, potlucks and so much more.

Members receive an offer of a free one month subscription to The Breeze, our local newspaper. During the general meeting, dinner dances and at the ladies luncheon special raffles are held. Generous donations are given by local businesses to welcome our members and become acquainted with their services.

Cost of membership is $35 for two years. For more information visit our website at or request our brochure at

For further information please e-mail us at

American Merchant

Marine Veterans

The American Merchant Marine Veterans holds a luncheon meeting the third Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at Gulf Coast Village, 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral. The luncheon is $13. For more information call 239-728-3169 or 239-543-4072.

Cape Coral 912

Cape Coral 912, a community-based organization, presenting and teaching the Constitution and constitutional principles to school-age children, holds its monthly meeting on the second Saturday of each month at Rodino's Pizzeria at 11 a.m. The address is 2110 Santa Barbara.

Participation is open to everyone, no membership dues. "If you want to help to save our Constitution and elevate our constitutional rights to primacy, join us and add your hearts to our endeavors," organizers said. For more information visit

Cape Coral Lions Club

The Cape Coral Lions Club meets at the Perkins on Cape Coral Parkway/Del Prado at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month. They are always looking for interested people who want to help those in need in our community.

Lions are the greatest service organization in the world.

To reach the membership chairman, call Lion Diana M. Pinto at 239-405-8124 or email her at

Korean War Veterans

A Korean War Veterans luncheon is held every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Invest in America's Veteran's Foundation museum, at 4820 Leonard St.

All other veterans are welcome to come. The luncheons are free; donations

are appreciated. For information, call (239) 690-7715.

Cape Republican Club

The Cape Coral Republican Club meets the last Tuesday of each month at the Palmetto Pines Country Club, 1940 S.W. 9th Court. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m.; meeting at 7 p.m. Call 540-7725.


Cape Coral Sailing Club

The Cape Coral Sailing Club welcomes all boaters, both sail and power to their monthly meetings at the Cape Coral Yacht Club, 5819 Driftwood Parkway.

Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. except for November when it is the fifth Wednesday and December when there is no meeting.

For more information visit:

U.S. Submarine Veterans

The monthly meetings of U.S. Submarine Veterans (BarbBase) are held on the first Tuesday of each month at the Cape Coral Elks Lodge on S.E. 46th Lane, corner of S.E. 10th Place (Club Square), at 7 p.m. Call 542-3038 or 458-1136.

Friends of the NW

Regional Library

The Friends of the NW Regional Library hold meetings on the first Tuesday of every month.Annual membership is $10 for individuals, $15 for families.

Contact for info on how you can support your local library and its ongoing programs and events.

Kiwanis Club of Cape Coral

The Kiwanis Club of Cape Coral meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Kiwanis Hall, 360 Santa Barbara Blvd. For more info, call 471-9956 or 471-7572.


AARP Cape Coral Chapter 188 meets 1 p.m. the third Friday at Lake Kennedy Senior Center, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd. Call 458-0834 or 574-2463.

Democratic Club

The Democratic club of Cape Coral meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at 814 S.E. 46th Lane. For more info call 823-6258;

Southwest Florida

10-13 Club

The Southwest Florida 10-13 Club, Inc. is an association of retired New York City police officers. The club also welcomes other retired police officers of other cities and state to join. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at the Elks Cape Coral Lodge, 4431 S.E. 10th Place (Club Square).

For additional info call Neil O'Connor, president 239-540-7232.

Harney Point fish fry

Harney Point VFW Post 8463 located at 4709 S.E. 11th Place, Cape Coral, will hold a Friday night fish fry from 5 to 7:30 p.m Cost $7 per plate. The public is invited to dine in the hall, carry out available.

For additional information, please contact Gina for reservations, 239-839-3831.

Dulcimer Club

Southwest Florida Dulcimer Club meet every Tuesday night (year round) at 7 p.m. at Gulf Coast Village, 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd. For additional info email: or call 652-4214.


ABWA Cape Coral Caloosa Chapter meets the third Wednesday of every month at the Gulf Coast Village at 6 p.m for networking. Calling all professional business women who wants to get involved in the community. For dinner reservations call, 239-549-1199.


The Calusa chapter of the Military Officers Association of America normally meets the second Saturday of each month from September through May at the Wine and Roses restaurant at 1404 Cape Coral Parkway in Cape Coral.

The meetings will start at 9 a.m. with a buffet breakfast followed by an entertaining presentation, usually a noted speaker. A short business meeting then will follow. Call Dixie Buick at 239-945-5030 for reservations.

For additional information about the organization, contact Timothy Cook, the Membership Chair, at 239-945-9155. The MOAA exists to enhance and protect the rights and benefits of all military officers and their families.

Gulfshore Singles Club

Gulfshore Singles Club is a non-sectarian organization of legally single men and women, ages 45-80, formed for the purpose of developing friendships and having fun.

The calendar of events is quite varied and geared toward having something for almost everyone to enjoy.

The meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month at the Fort Myers Christian Church, 5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, Florida. All legally single people, ages 45-80 are welcome. Call: 239-549-1124 or visit



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