47th Annual Scholarship Luncheon & Fashion Show

The Dunedin Youth Guild will host its 47th Annual Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, in Dunedin. Doors open for a social hour at 11:00 am and lunch will be served at noon.

Additionally, there will be door prizes and many opportunities will be available to purchase tickets for beautiful items donated by members, generous merchants, and friends of the Dunedin Youth Guild.

The theme for this year’s Fashion Show is “Perfect Vision 20/20” with fashions provided by Chico’s at Westfield Countryside.  Guests will also enjoy a refreshing lunch catered by Marguerite’s Cafe.

The cost is $35.00 per person and reserved tickets can be purchased from any Dunedin Youth Guild member, by calling 727-734-0394, or online by visiting www.dunedinyouthguild.org.  Seating is limited so early ticket purchases are advised.  This event helps support the Scholarship Program for Dunedin students.

For additional information about our organization, please visit our website at www.dunedinyouthguild.org.

Pay Your 2020 Membership Dues Today!

Membership in Dunedin Council of Organizations is up for renewal. 2020 Membership Dues are:

1) Business $50 per year
2) Not-For-Profit Organization $20 per year
3) Individual $15 per year

We want to thank those members who have already renewed. New members who joined after October 1, 2019 do not renew at this time. If your organization has not yet renewed there are two ways to renew your membership:

* Pay your Dues online using a Credit Card, Debit Card or PayPal Account. If your contact info or website/social media have changed, update the attached renewal application, and bring it to the next meeting or mail/email it to us.
* You may also pay by check or cash. Just update the attached renewal application with any changes and mail it with a check, or bring it to the next meeting.


Thank you for your continued participation and support. We look forward to bringing you informative and thought provoking programs in the coming year, as well as opportunities to network with key business leaders and decisionmakers in our community.

Not sure if your organization has renewed? Reply to this email or give me a call at 727-279-0631.

Thank you

Larry Franklin
Membership Chair
Dunedin Council of Organizations

United Faiths Walk of Peace

Sunday, February 24th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Begin at the Taoist Tai Chi International Center

280 Locklie St., Dunedin

More than 20 faiths will be participating in this year’s United Faiths Walk of Peace. The walk will begin at the Taoist Tai Chi International Center Florida at 2:00 pm. Participants will walk a 5k route through Dunedin with gatherings along the way to reflect on peace led by leaders representing faith communities from around the globe.

For more information contact Becky Robbins-Penniman at RevSBPR@gmail.com or (727) 733-4125 x206.

HOME Harvest & Bluegrass Fest

Raffle tickets now on sale!!! We will be raffling off some awesome prizes at the fundraiser, but if you can't make it -…

Posted by House of Mercy and Encouragement Foundation Inc on Monday, October 8, 2018

DCO Member Interest Survey

Thank you for being a member of the Dunedin Council of Organizations. To ensure that we maintain the highest standards, we would like to ask for your valued opinion on DCO and what membership means to you! Please take two minutes to complete the survey below. Survey closes July 3, 2018. Thank you for your time and help in making DCO even better.


New Member Spotlight – Creative Artists’ Guild

The purpose of the Creative Artists’ Guild is to bring together artists to share experiences, expertise and provide for the exchange of artistic ideas and information. The group was founded in 1970 as the Dunedin Art Guild and evolved to the Creative Artists’ Guild in 1978.  Since then, it has remained one of the area’s most active fine arts organizations.

Membership is open to all those interested in fine arts, attending meetings, and participating in the many other activities of the Guild.  The membership represents a progressive group of artists and their supporters who share a mutual interest and encourage public awareness in the art field.Continue reading

New Member Spotlight — Crime Stoppers of Pinellas County

DCO is pleased to welcome Crime Stoppers of Pinellas County as a new member. Our good friend and DCO member Alan McHale is the current Coordinator.  Crime Stoppers is a community-based program involving citizens, the media and law enforcement in the fight against crime. Crime Stoppers operates on the principle that someone other than the criminal has information that can solve a crime. You can remain anonymous and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $3000 if your tip leads to an arrest.

The first Crime Stoppers program began in 1976 in Albuquerque, New Mexico as a result of the Homicides of a young gas station attendant. The detective investigating the case had exhausted all leads but was convinced the public had the information that could assist in solving the crime. He approached a local television station asking them to air a reenactment of the crime. He set up an anonymous tip line and offered a reward for information leading to an arrest. As a result, the detective received the tip that led to the arrest of the individuals responsible for this senseless crime. The cooperation between the media, law enforcement and the public played an important role in establishing the first Crime Stoppers program. Today, there are over 1200 Crime Stoppers organizations worldwide.Continue reading

Community Memorial Day Service Monday, May 28

The Church of the Good Shepherd invites the entire community to an ecumenical prayer service to honor those who died while serving this country and its allies in the Armed Forces. The Dunedin Highland Middle School Pipe Band performs, and the Color Guard from the Suncoast Sea Cadets presents the flags. The service features a guest speaker and prayers for those who made the ultimate sacrifice, for those in active service, and for veterans, both living and dead. A solemn roll call is read with the names of those on the hearts of the people attending the service.

This year’s officiant and speaker is the Rev. Robert Swick, a priest in the Orthodox Catholic Church. Father Bob serves as a chaplain and veterans advocate in the Bay area, and is Chairman/CEO of the Tampa Bay Veterans Alliance. A lovely reception follows the service.

For more information, contact the Church of the Good Shepherd at 727-733-4125.

15th Annual Dunedin Rotary Triathlon

Celebrating our 15th year, the Dunedin Rotary Triathlon is one of the largest and longest running athletic events and fundraisers in Dunedin! The Triathlon will be held on May 20th, 2018 on Honeymoon Island, which is known to be one of the most picturesque beaches in the United States.  The city of Dunedin and this lovely state park welcome the athletes with open arms and embrace this triathlon event.  You will find beautiful beaches, a closed bike course to maximize speed, and a partially shaded, well-marked run course through the park where you’ll see a variety of plants and wildlife.

Dunedin Rotary is currently seeking athletes, volunteers and sponsors for this years event. For more information about the triathlon visit www.dunedintriathlon.com.Continue reading

Dunedin High Invites DCO Members to Sponsor Athletics

Dunedin High School Athletic Director, Harry Moundros, is inviting all DCO Members to become athletic sponsors for the 2018 – 2019 season. Athletic sponsors are allowed to display banners in the Dunedin Memorial Stadium and/or Athletic Center Gymnasium. Sponsorship levels are $300 and $500, with discounts for multiple banners. For more information download the sponsorship form or contact Harry Moundros at MOUNDROSH@pcsb.org or call 727-469-4100 ext. 202.



Welcome New Member – Academie Da Vinci Charter School

Academie Da Vinci Charter School for the Arts and Technology is a Kindergarten through 8th gradeschool located in Dunedin. They are the first charter school to be established in Pinellas County. They are part of the Pinellas County School system and follow the Pinellas County Schools curriculum. They enhance that curriculum with a program called STEAM – science, technology, engineering, arts and math. STEAM curriculum offers students the opportunity to learn new skills and information in multiple ways and to demonstrate their learning through projects and presentations.Continue reading

Technology Workshops for Communication Disabilities

Technology is an important part of everybody’s lives, but people with communication disabilities due to stroke and other neurological condition can get special benefit from technology. Special monthly workshops are being offered by Voices of Hope for Aphasia to help people with communication disabilities and their families learn about life-changing technology options.

The next workshop, on how to use technology to store and manage important health information, will be offered at Dunedin’s Hale Activity Center on Thursday, February 22 from 10 am – 12 pm. The same workshop will be offered in St Petersburg on Friday, February 23 from 10 am – 12 pm at USFSP’s Coquina Hall.

The March workshop will focus and how to use technology to practice communication skills at homeContinue reading

Dunedin Highland Games – April 7th

Saturday, April 7, 2018 – 8 am – 8 pm

The 52nd Annual Dunedin Highland Games! An entire day of competitions in bagpipes (individual and bands), Highland dancing, Heavy Athletics, and a 5K Highland Trail Run! Bands performing music on two stages, Celtic merchandise vendors, Food vendors, Kidz Zone, and over 20 Scottish Clans and Societies for you to trace your Celtic Heritage! Come and spend the day!

Tickets on sale soon! More information on our website for competition registrations.

45th Annual Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show

The Dunedin Youth Guild
Saturday, March 3, 2018 – 11:00 am
Conmy Center (Our Lady of Lourdes Church), 750 San Salvador Drive, in Dunedin

Doors open for a social hour at 11:00 am and lunch will be served at noon. The theme for this year’s Fashion Show is “Passion for Fashion” with fashions provided by Mirabella Fashions of Dunedin. Guests will also enjoy a refreshing lunch catered by Marguerite’s Cafe.

The cost is $35.00 per person and reserved tickets can be purchased from any Dunedin Youth Guild member, by calling 727-734-0394, or on-line by visiting www.dunedinyouthguild.org.

Welcome New Members – February 2018

We are pleased to welcome three new members so far in 2018.  The Florida Business Incubator, Macedonian Condo Association and Kimberly Home Pregnancy Center.

The Florida Business Incubator serves as the “Gateway to Business Success” providing entrepreneurs and small business owners with vital informative programming, resources, and networking connections; allowing them to flourish from innovation through strategic growth—significantly impacting local economic development.  The Incubator guides, supports, and mentors entrepreneurs and small business owners as they turn great ideas into viable businesses. Continue reading

Annual Bunco Fundraiser

February 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Dunedin Newcomers Club is having their annual Bunco fundraiser on Feb 16that the Conmy Center (Our Lady of Lourdes).

Registration and appetizers at 6PM and games start at 7PM.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Chamber office or any member.

First-Citizens Bank Acquires HomeBancorp

North Carolina-based First-Citizens Bank & Trust Co. is acquiring Tampa-headquartered HomeBancorp, which operates HomeBanc. First Citizens Bank will pay $15.03 per share in cash, a Monday release said, and the deal is expected to close by mid-2018.

“This agreement is a significant opportunity to fill in our footprint in Florida,” Frank B. Holding Jr., CEO of First Citizens Bank, said in a Monday release, “and expand into two new markets for us —Tampa and Orlando.”Continue reading