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

2016 Senior Hall of Fame Nominations

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2015 Senior Hall of Fame Honoree Manny Koutsourais.

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2015 Senior Hall of Fame Honoree Melba Rilott.

The Dunedin Senior Hall of Fame recognizes older residents who have made significant contributions to the community, and the Class of 2016 is open for nominees. Deadline for submitting a nomination is March 12th.  The city’s Committee on Aging sponsors the Senior Hall of Fame and plaques displaying previous inductees are located at the Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave.

Nomination booklets are available at various city locations and through many organizations.  They will be at the DCO February 19th meeting.  Please help distribute them and consider nominating a deserving man, woman or couple.   Continue reading

DCO Bicycle Rack Dedication Ceremony – Friday, Feb. 19th

Mark your calendars

The DCO Bike Rack is complete.

Dedication ceremony will be Friday, February 19th at 9am on the Dunedin Causeway near Sail Honeymoon.

We have chosen this date because of the general DCO meeting for February, on that same date, and we are hoping our general membership will attend following the meeting at the Country Club that morning.

There will be a Ribbon Cutting ceremony with both DCO and City Officials taking part.

Please let everyone know the date and time and let’s have a great dedication.

New Marketing and Communication Plan

In an effort to improve communication with the public and with their members, Dunedin Council of Organizations (DCO) directors formed a DCO homepageMarketing and PR Committee in June of this year, and tasked them with devising a new marketing and communication plan. Based on the recommendations of the committee, DCO has undertaken the development of a new website, Facebook page, quarterly newsletter and email delivery system.  In addition to improving communications, these enhancements will help DCO to streamline operations, reduce expenses, expand their membership and deliver more value to their existing members.Continue reading