Staff Report

The New Year will start out busy for the Apollo Beach Woman’s Club (ABWC). Founded in 1959 by a group of women who wished to contribute to the community by providing college scholarships to Apollo Beach high school graduates, the club now has over 175 members who not only provide scholarships to Apollo Beach high school graduates, but have expanded their help to the community by supplying clothing to the two elementary schools, assisting families in need with Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, and providing Christmas gifts under their tree.

On behalf of the ABWC, Chairperson Sonja Davidson and Co-chairperson Barbara Lamneck of the recent holiday bake sale, which raised $1,500, said, “Thank you to Apollo Meats and The Best Barber Shop in Publix Plaza for their continued support of the bake sale scholarship fundraiser by providing space each year at their locations.” 

Early in the New Year, The ABWC will host a wine-tasting fundraiser on Friday, January 29 at Apollo’s Bistro at 5420 Richies Way in Apollo Beach. This event, presented by Logan Sullenfuss, is open to the community. Wine will be available for both tasting and purchasing.

Raffle items are needed, preferably wine related. Tickets, which cost $15, are available by contacting 645-1676 or 641-8349. All monies from this event will go to the scholarship fund.

A Spring Market Day is planned for Saturday, March 19 in the Waterset Community, located at 7012 Sail View Ln. in Apollo Beach. Sponsored by the ABWC Garden Club and Waterset Communities, all proceeds will go to the Apollo Beach Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund. Over 100 vendors have been invited, vendors interested in participating can contact 914-819-2034 or 645-0262. This is a family-friendly event and admission is free.

Luncheon meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month, except in June, July and August, at Apollo’s Bistro, located at 6520 Richies Way in Apollo Beach. Reservations close the Friday prior to the luncheon.

Contact 641-7856.

Membership in ABWC is open to all women in Apollo Beach and surrounding communities. Dues are $25 a year. Contact 645-6985 or email marlenchall@gmail.com for more information.