Scottish American Society of Dunedin – Food Fundraiser for the Dunedin Cares Pantry

The Scottish American Society of Dunedin is hosting a Food Fundraiser for the Dunedin Cares Pantry at the Historic Scottish Hall at 917 Louden Avenue on Saturday, January 27th.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  The very popular band ‘MacGilliossa’ will be performing that evening from 7 – 10 p.m.

Bring non-perishable food as your entrance fee.

It’s a BYOB event.

Call Diane Burke for info at (727) 734-0757

 

DCO Elects New Officers for 2018

At the December meeting six individuals were elected to the DCO Board of Directors.  William “Bill” Reed, Kim Marston and Joan McHale are new to the DCO Board.  Anita Apley, Phyllis Gorshe and Rebecca Wellborn were elected to serve another three year term. The new officers will be installed in January.

To learn more about the 2018 Board of Directors visit the Director Page, where you will find photos and a brief bio for each Director.

Welcome New DCO Members!

Please help us welcome our new members at the upcoming meeting. The Islamic Society of North Pinellas, located at 1218 New York Avenue in Dunedin. Imam Abdel Monem Dobal and Alwi Al Saquaf, President of the Board, will be representing the organization at DCO meetings. The Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin, who operates The Scot Shop at 1265 Bayshore Blvd, have also joined DCO.  Vice Mayor Deborah Kynes sponsored them and we hope to welcome their President, Patricia Irwin at a future meeting.

New DCO Member – Voices of Hope for Aphasia

Voices of Hope for Aphasia, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that started in St. Petersburg, and is thrilled and proud to now be offering programs at the Hale Activity Center to benefit Dunedin
citizens and residents of the surrounding areas.
We are the only community-based aphasia program in West Central Florida, providing group-based programs for adults with communication disabilities due to stroke or other brain injury. People with communication disabilities typically experience social isolation, difficulty participating in conversations and other social activities, due to their disability. They may end up sitting at home, in front of the TV, isolated and lonely with the exception of their immediate family. Our programs are the remedy to this problem – we provide communication supports that empower and enable everyone to fully participate in conversation and activities that are accessible to all.

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Donate Food Items to Dunedin Cares

In the spirit of the holiday season, please bring non-perishable food items this Friday for DunedinCares, Inc.dunedin-cares

Items most needed include: canned chicken or meat, fruit, beans; peanut butter, jelly, pasta, rice, soup, cereal, mac & cheese; paper towels, toilet paper, bath soap, toothpaste, deodorant.

For more information contact:

1620 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin, FL

Phone: 727-559-2112

Web: http://dunedincares.org

Show Me Your Stuff

DCO Members will have the opportunity to promote their organization or business to hundreds of Dunedin residents at DCO Presents:  Show Me Your Stuff.  Space is limited so reserve your table now. The City of Dunedin and DCO Members will be making presentations on community development, parks & recreation, permitting, and MORE! Everyone will be able to enjoy a light breakfast, sample local fare at lunchtime, and get to know many of our neighbors as well as fellow DCO members. Have questions? Call George Nigro at 727.686.6750 or email showme@dunedincouncil.org.dco-flyer-for-website

A Taste of Rotary – Wine Tasting and Raffle

Enjoy boutique wines from around the world and artisan cheese plates at Stirling Wine in downtown Dunedin. Purchase chances to win an Apple Watch.

We are raffling a black Apple sport watch and tickets are 1 for $5, 3 for $10 or 8 for $20 and will be sold the night of the event or you can call me for them. You have 8 chances to win for $20.

All proceeds benefit the Summer Art Academy Scholarships at Dunedin Fine Art Center.

April 12, 2016
6 – 9 PM
Stirling Wine
461 Main St.
Dunedin, FL 34698
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Win $10,000 For Your Favorite Charity in the Coastal Charity Challenge

I would like to invite all DCO member organizations to compete in the Coastal Charity Challenge on May 21st. This fast-paced and fun scavenger hunt, sponsored by Coastal Properties Group | Christie’s International Real Estate and Sea Dog Brewing, takes place all across Pinellas County. Teams compete to raise money for their favorite charity. All you need is a team of 4 people to visit at least 8 out of 20 locations and complete a task at each stop.  Kind of like the TV show, The Amazing Race, only not as extreme. (no eating bugs or hi-wire acts)

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DCO February Breakfast Meeting is a Triple Play!!

Did you know the song “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” is a 1908 Tin Pan Alley song written by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer, although neither of its authors OO8eazkQhad attended a game prior to writing the song? Why should you care?  Because baseball, specifically Toronto Blue Jay’s baseball, is the feature at this month’s DCO breakfast. Staying in the same ballpark, our spotlight will be on the Dunedin Youth League. Speaking of ballparks, Florida Auto Exchange, sponsor of Dunedin’s own ballpark, will be sponsoring the breakfast this month. Talk about a triple play!Continue reading