Making A Difference In
Our Community
... Since 1976
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About DWC

The Destin Woman’s Club (DWC) is comprised of members who give of their time, personal contributions and volunteer for various fund raising events in order to support the needs of our local community. These activities benefit the various local charities the club supports such as, but not limited to, our long established DWC Assistance Fund, Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, Inc. project on Eglin Air Force Base, and The Carol & Bob Winsett Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Destin Woman’s Club is to cooperate with and participate in projects conducted to improve the community, through donation of services and/or money and to provide enrichment to its membership by civic and personal education.

Our History

The Destin Woman’s Club was formed in 1976 by a small group of women. It was known as the Lakeshore Woman’s Club then but soon went through a name change to better identify with the community. Destin was a much smaller town and these women saw there were needs that weren’t being met. If they could tap the private resources and funnel them towards community projects everyone would benefit. They also saw an opportunity to bring the people together for social events. This is how it started; a few good women came together with some good ideas and a desire to help others.

Our Meetings

Our luncheon meetings are what keep us connected. We meet on the second Wednesday of the month, September through June. This gives us a chance to keep up with each other as well as the business of the club. We enjoy some of the areas most interesting and entertaining speakers. Our program committee does a wonderful job of presenting informative people that keep us in touch with our community. We have had the privilege of hosting politicians, physicians, writers, artists, archaeologists, scholars as well as fashion shows and local entertainers.

Destin Woman’s Club Executive Board & Governing Board for 2024

Executive Board

President: Cheryl Pawelczyk

Vice President: JoDell Haverfield

Recording Secretary: Peggy Herbig

Treasurer: Lydia Perren

Corresponding Secretary: Sarah Baker

Advisor: Kate Callicotte

Parliamentarian: Helen Everett

Chaplain : Cindy Posey


Seated left Kate Callicotte, Sylvia Vazquez, Linda Hodges, Peggy Herbig, Back Row Cheryl Pawelczyk, Helen Everett, JoDell Haverfield, Linda Bryan, Patti Burcham, Shelby Wesson

Standing Committee Chairs / Co-Chairs

Budget/Finance: open

Christmas Parade: open

Family Assistance Fund: Mabel Prescott / Betsy Stout Jones

Fisher House on the Emerald Coast: Sue Marks / Kathy Cray

Friend to Friend: Kathleen Hall / Peggy Reis

Fundraising Chair: open

Hospitality: Kara Bell

Membership: Jennifer Ward / Cathi Simkins

Newsletter Editor: Diane Minks

Programs: Susan Ledford

Website: Diane Minks

Publicity/Social Media: open

Reservations: Nancy Sack

Restaurants: Nancy Sack

Scholarship: Debbie Wilson

Sponsorship Task Force: Patti Burcham / Sandra Williams

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