Friday, December 3, 2021

Marco Island Woman’s Club Gives Back

Submitted Photos | Jenna Palumbo.

Despite COVID-19, the Marco Island Woman’s Club continues to give back to the community. The traditional May Luncheon, featuring the annual distribution of donations to local charitable organizations, introductions of the Marco Island Woman’s Club Foundation scholarship recipients, and installation of the Club’s 2020-2021 officers, was cancelled. However, all of these Club traditions are continuing with the creativity of its members. 

Enrique Vizcaya.

For the 2019-2020 year, President Sue Ellen Welch announces donations to Marco Island Woman’s Club Foundation, Marco Island Academy Capital Campaign Fund, Marco Island “Our Daily Bread” Food Pantry, Marco Island Charter Middle School “Feed the Children Campaign,” St. Vincent DePaul Meals-On-Wheels, The Shelter for Abused Women & Children of Collier County, Laces of LoveMarco Island Historical Society Youth Program, Marco Island Center for the Arts Summer Youth Program, Leukemia, Lymphoma Society Suncoast Chapter serving Collier County, Marco Island Woman’s Club Cemetery Project, and Tommie Barfield Elementary School. 

The Marco Island Woman’s Club Foundation reports their 2020-2021 scholarship recipients, who live on the Island, are graduating from Lely High School, Marco Island Academy and St. John Neumann Catholic High School. Scholarships are being awarded to Megan Brown, Madeline Burt, Kelsey Cashin, Landon McLain, Dominic Moller, Jenna Palumbo, Bekzodjon Rahmonov, and Enrique Vizcaya. 

Marco Island Woman’s Club new officers are President Debbie Rago, Vice President Joyce Frame, Recording Secretary Elisabeth Rechtin, Corresponding Secretary Jill Dizio, Treasurer Julia Maslanka, and Assistant Treasurer Leesa Carls. 

Marco Island Woman’s Club next official meeting is Wednesday, October 7th, at the Marco Island Yacht Club. Social time begins at 11:30 AM, followed by lunch at noon.  

To become a member, call President Debbie Rago at 860-798-0270 and for more information, visit

Kelsey Cashin.

One response to “Marco Island Woman’s Club Gives Back”

  1. Chris Rago says:

    A great, committed group which works to help many worthy causes.

    The new president, Debbie Rago, will bring energy, original ideas, and strong leadership to the group.

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