Island Women Annual Meeting

Island Women Annual Meeting

Island Women Annual Meeting Featured

By / Local News / Monday, 13 December 2021 21:41

Last week the Island Women held their Annual Meeting at the American Legion. President Kay Belisle Rutkowski called the meeting to order, sharing a few comments before recognizing the Island Gazette with a certificate of appreciation for supporting their support them throughout the year. Tim Morrison and Wayne Rouse of the Pleasure Island Revitalization Association (PIRA) were brought forward where the Island Women officially purchased the Boardwalk Bingo machine for $1.00. PIRA had been the original non-profit running Boardwalk BINGO but had been looking for another non-profit to takeover the fundraiser. The Island Women stepped up and last year even with a shorten Season due to COVID saw 993 players raising $8,817 dollars to their “Giving fund.” In 2022 the Island Women are looking forward to bringing “Flamingo BINGO at the Boardwalk!”

New members were recognized and each committee shared accomplishments. In 2021 the group gave $27,300 dollars in donations to the following events, groups, organizations and fellow non-profits: Pleasure Island Disaster Relief Fund, Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue, Steve Haydu St. Patrick's LoTide Fund, Island Men Dragon Boat Regatta, Crawls for Paws – CBPD K-9, Nourish NC, Martha’s Kitchen, Carolina Beach Blue Liners Foundation – CBPB Bike Rodeo, Carolina Beach Elementary School, Murray Middle School, Island Montessori, Ashley High School, A Safe Place, The Carousel Center, Little Free Libraries, Education With Out Walls, The Help Center, Carolina Beach Mural Project and Ocean Cure’s Neon Bike Brigade.

Eileen Clute, Debbie Donnelly, Email Earl, Laurel Gerhat, Shelley Germain, Pat Krum, Rhonda Lee, Robbi Lycett, June Martin, Kelly McAndrew, Kitty McClellan, Mary Nobillio, Mary Nolan, Lisa Overby-Dosier, Mary Anne Russo, Haley Tolitsky and Lynn Wast were recognized for their leadership in 2021 and President Elect Kathy Murray, Christina Fatum Jennah Bosch, Cathy Chester, Claire Hearn and Andres Cannistraci were recognized for their rolls on the Board of Directors and the newly elect were sworn in. Out going president Kay Belisle Rutkowski was surprised with a slideshow highlighting her many accomplishments. Kay then handed everyone a homemade ornament reminding them all they are “Flamazing!”

The Island Women is a non-profit community action organization open to all women interested in improving the amenities that Pleasure Island has to offer. As a diverse group of local women with many talents and resources, our objective is to enhance the quality of life on Pleasure Island for residents and guests. For more information follow the “Island Women on facebook or visit www.islandwomen.org!

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