Friday, January 23, 2015

Snowbirds ae welcome!

Visiting the great Cocoa Beach area for a few months and wanting to meet some people, or maybe get involved in a fun project?  We would be honored if you visited us at our Thursday general meetings (first Thursday of the month--9:30 a.m.)  Of course we welcome everyone to our other functions and events too.  Keep checking here for updates, or contact us for details.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Excerps From January Newsletter

     Happy New Year to each of you.  I hope your holiday celebrations were wonderful.  Quite a bit is happening over the next few months, but I first wanted to share some really great news.  As you probably know, Steve Kirsner of the Hyman and Ida Kirsner Family Foundation donated $5,500 to our “I’ll Help” scholarship drive.  We are so thankful for their extra generous support again this year.        
     Preparations for the “Hats Off to Fashion” Show and Luncheon are moving right along, with dedicated committee members working hard.  Make sure to spread the word and get those tickets sold because it’s going to be lots of fun!     
     Report writing is well underway also.  Please make sure to give your 2014 information to our committee.  We have done much this past year!    
     As we reflect on our past year, and look forward to 2015, please keep in your prayers those who have lost loved ones, have family serving overseas, those who are fighting serious illness, those who are being pulled many ways with various difficulties.  I hope we strive “to put into action our better impulses” and remember that “in the big things in life we are at one”.                                               ………Sheryle 
Special "Thanks" to All Who Helped
      A big “thank you” goes to all the volunteers who helped make the 51st Space Coast Art Festival a great success! You all adjusted to the new location extremely well. The Gallery only handled 78 pieces of Art Work for final judging this year as the judges were apparently very selective in their choice of pieces to be considered for final judging. Needless to say, the selected pieces were fantastic!  I’m sure you’ll agree, that it’s nice to be able to view what the judges consider to be the   “best of the best” in one location. Those assisting as volunteers were, Anna Burghardt and her houseguest Barbara Crosta, Claudia Davis, Luisa Gregan, Barbara Holden, Rozan Jordan, Tom Jordan, Liz McGinley, Midge Parris, Sheryle Schaefer, Cindy Simmons, Pandora Springer, Betsey Cunneen, Andria Bastien, Mary Woolbert, Sally Clement and Deborah Key.  In addition, I.B Johansson was responsible for all other volunteers for the festival.  A Volunteer ThankYou Party is being planned for the latter part of January.      Again, Thank You, one and all!                             
     ...................Marilyn Grigsby, Gallery Chair

Thrift Sale results
     We survived another successful “HUGE Thrift Sale”.  Lots of hard work, but there was fun to be had as well.  We raised over $1000, with all the “leftover” items going to the Northwind Ministries.  A special thanks to all who worked setting up and selling, to Deb for gathering the goodies all year, and to all who contributed or bought “treasures”.  Another job well done!

Donations Delivered

     Teressa (on right), chairman of the Public Issues CSP, delivering items donated by our members and other from the community to the Homeless Woman’s Veterans Center.  Great work everyone!

Friday, January 16, 2015


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Friday, January 10, 2014

January 2013 Message from CBWC President

Hello Ladies and Happy New Year!
Quite a bit is happening this month but first wanted to share some really great news. On 12/18,at a special presentation at Heidi’s Restaurant, the Hyman and Ida Kirsner Family Foundation donated $3000 to our “I’ll Help” scholarship drive.  We are so thankful for their support again this year.
Deep gratitude also goes to Don Traver of “My Private Jeweler”who is donating a $10,000 necklace for the opportunity drawing for our Fashion Show.  Keep your eyes open for those tickets!
Preparations for both the Fashion Show and the Mad Hatter’s Ball are moving right along, with dedicated committee members working hard. Make sure to spread the word—both promise to be lots of fun!
As we reflect on our past year, and look forward to 2014, I am reminded of the many blessings we sometimes take for granted. Please keep in your prayers those of our own members who have loved ones serving overseas, those who are fighting serious illness, those who are being pulled many ways with various difficulties. I hope we strive “to put into action our better impulses” and remember that “in the big things in life we are at one”.        …..Sheryle

Monday, December 3, 2012

Aaron Collins December Keynote Speaker

Space Coast Symphony's award winning Aaron Collins will be the keynote speaker at the December 6 Cocoa Beach Woman's Club meeting.  Collins serves as Artistic Director and conductor of the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra.  In addition, he is conductor of the Space Coast Oratorio Society, the Pegasus and Colbourn Brass, Artistic Director of the Melbourne Community Orchestra, Space Coast Brass Ensemble, Trombonanza, associate conductor of the Community Band of Brevard, and Artistic Advisor to other local ensembles. Collins also guest conducts and works with ensembles in and around Florida. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Vivace Society.  Collins will be traveling extensively in 2012/13 conducting orchestras throughout the United States. He is also being recognized for his giving and leadership, most recently being the youngest winner of the “4 under 40” award presented by LEAD Brevard and one of Space Coast Business’ Most Admired People.   Described as “the next big thing,” “a man on fire,” and “an absolute powerhouse.”  In addition to Aaron Collins, the Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School Orchestra will  provide  musical entertainment. 

December Letter from CBWC President

Another  election  and Veterans day has passed and we  are reminded that the USA is still the best place to live; the Land of the Brave and Home of the Free.  We can’t take for granted all we have.

I want to give a special note of “Thanks!” to Cindy Simmons for organizing the beach cleanup-we picked up lots of garbage!  Another “Great Job done!” to Ann Stone for the special “meet and greet” night meeting, and to the10 members who attended.  We met some very nice ladies who will hopefully become new members. Thanks to Julia for hosting it at her condo community room.  We are exploring another similar meeting in the New Year.
Thanks to Deborah for organizing the Thrift Sale. There was a “rain delay” but we will reschedule it soon.
The holidays are upon us and we will all be busy.  The club will participate in the Cocoa Beach Christmas parade on Dec 8. Thanks I.B. for getting us a convertible. Please join us as members walk along passing out candy to the children along the parade route. 
On Dec 10– 13 the Jingle bell shop at Roosevelt opens and is in need of “helper elves”.  Call me if you can help any of those days between 8-2:30. Wrappers 1:00-2:30.
Don’t forget to get your reservations to Jean Carey for our December lunch—the menu is later in this newsletter.  We have a great program to get us all in the Christmas spirit.
I hope you are getting excited about the New Year’s Eve Ball but please sell, sell, sell those tickets.  And make sure to read about the special opportunity drawing for a cruise!  The more the merrier!
This club has come a long way since 1965 , and has done so much.  The great new ideas you’ve come up with will help us keep growing.  I hope that where ever this holiday season finds you, you have a Merry Christmas & a safe, Happy New Year!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

New Year’s Eve Ball at Cocoa Beach Country Club - Free Cruise Opportunity!

The public is invited to “Cruise” into the New Year with an elegant Ball to include music, dancing, heavy hor d’ouerves, desserts, silent auction, balloon drop, cash bar and free midnight champagne toast at the CB Country Club hosted by the Cocoa Beach Woman’s Club.  “Boarding” begins at 8 P.M.  Live music provided by the incredible Charles P. and the Park Avenue Band.  Reserved tables accepted for parties of 8-10.  Tickets are on sale at Ace Hardware in Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral for $35. per person and $60. per couple.  Tickets can also be purchased by calling 321-783-8303 or 321-613-2399. 
There is also a chance to win a free 4 night Bahamas Cruise with an outside cabin for two Feb 4-8 on the Royal Caribbean Monarch of the Seas departing from Cape Canaveral. Find yourself on the beaches of the Bahamas with this fabulous cruise donated by Cruise Planners at Sea, your Land and Cruise Specialists (, proud sponsors of the Cocoa Beach Woman’s Club.   
 Proceeds will benefit local scholarship efforts and charitable endeavors. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

FREE Symphony Orchestra Performance

FREE Symphony Orchestra Performance for Cocoa Beach Woman's Club Members

Aaron Collins, conductor of the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra and speaker for our December general meeting, has very generously invited us as his guests to attend the Space Coast Symphony's Christmas at the Movies on Friday, November 30th at 7PM. A sign-up sheet will be available at the November general meeting. You and one guest can go for free.  Make your plans now & mark your calendar for this very special event and a wonderful prelude to the holiday seasonFor information you can visit

2013 Fashion Show

“Cruise in True Fashion” is the theme for the January 26, 2013 Luncheon and Fashion Show.  Lots of great plans are underway and details will be shared at the November meeting.  
The menu is a variety of five different gourmet salads, and two different desserts - mini Key Lime pies and mini chocolate cakes.  Tickets will also be available at that time.  This event is very popular and has sold out in past years.  Make sure to get your friends together and reserve your table of eight. 
Cindy Simmons is our chairman and the committee will meet again Nov. 12 @ 2:00 at the Country Club.  Your help is needed for this fun fundraiser!

CBWC November Birthdays!

Indra Wagner             11/ 2
Pauline Contakos       11/ 7
LouAnn Janes           11/10
Anita Goodman         11/20
Marilyn Grigsby         11/24

Garage Sale Fundraiser

There is still time to donate those items cleaned out from the closet or to empty that space in your garage.   

We are having a Garage Sale on November 17 at 7:00 a.m. at the Riverside Presbyterian Church parking lot and need those “upcycled treasures”. 

Deborah Key is collecting the items and can pick them up from your home for you.  Or you can bring smaller items to the November meeting.  

Deborah is still needing help the day of the sale so let her know if you are willing to help.  Come on by to shop too.