Membership Matters
July 8, 2020
Leading the Way...Jumping In To Action
Palm Beach TV, delivered to our members every week via email, keeps you informed while here or away. Covering breaking news in Palm Beach as well as the key issues and people impacting our community – we are here for you. Visit to sign up or to view past newscasts. We are grateful to our members for their support of local news, and to the Fortin Foundation of Florida for their generous sponsorship of Palm Beach TV – your only island newscast.
Letter to The Editor – Palm Beach Daily News, Sunday, July 5, 2020

Let’s be thankful for news sources

The last significant pandemic in modern history occurred in 1918. In three waves, over two years, that virus infected 500 million people and left 50 million dead.

Then, as now, the most important tool we have to combat the spread of the coronavirus is our knowledge of how it is transmitted and how to avoid getting it.

In mid-March, we watched the medical community “in real time” come to grips with the rapid spread of this new virus and the illness and death it left in its wake. Hunkered down in our homes to “flatten the curve,” the national news became a main source of medical information and our connection to the larger world.

But we were more fortunate than other towns because our town has its own news sources, the Palm Beach Daily News and The Palm Beach Civic Association. These “Unsung Heroes” have had a pivotal role in reducing transmission of the virus and flattening the curve. Both jumped into action early on to provide us the information we needed to stay healthy.

Their actions demonstrate how local journalism touches our daily lives in ways that national newspapers cannot. Carol Rose, editor of the Palm Beach Daily News, and her news team have covered the pandemic with an eye toward communicating what we need to know. Whether presenting the latest statistics or photos from the night we lit candles for our daughters and sons who work at hospitals caring for the sickest, the PBDN was there with us.

The Palm Beach Civic Association board and President Mary Robosson, created a local news program, “Palm Beach TV,’’ hosted by award-winning Tim Malloy and Wendy Rutledge. It is lively, informative and fun. Supported through the generosity of the Fortin Foundation, it has become our “go to” local news program on the island.

The Civic Association also showed courage by leading the way to postpone events that would have spread the virus. Its ethical decision influenced others to follow suit and saved many of us from viral exposure.

The next time you watch Palm Beach Civic Association’s “Palm Beach TV” or read the Palm Beach Daily News, remember the folks that make it possible. They grasped, early on, the threat of the pandemic and stepped into action to help get us through these challenging months.

Both have had a vital role in reducing transmission of this virus. [It’s] something for which to be thankful.

Maggie Zeidman Town Council president
Election 2020 - Keeping You Informed
Primary Election Day is Tuesday, August 18, 2020

As Election Day draws near, the Palm Beach Civic Association will present candidate information to our members through our Election Guide, Palm Beach TV and on our Election page at Important local races include Port of Palm Beach Commission seats and Palm Beach County Sheriff, as well as other Palm Beach County officials. Learn more at

The Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce will present VOTE 2020 with Wendy Sartory Link, Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections, on Monday, July 13 th. Register here to hear the latest updates on voting procedures and more for the upcoming election. Space is limited.

Palm Beach Civic Association CARES
Click here to watch our interview with Mayor Gail Coniglio regarding the Palm Beach County mask mandate.
The Palm Beach Civic Association is distributing masks to all current members. Watch your mailbox in the coming weeks. Not a member? Sign up here.

Help us combat COVID-19 by wearing your face mask in public. Together we can stop the virus transmission and restore our vibrant way of life. Let’s all do our part.
Spotlight On Sponsorship
Annual sponsors support Palm Beach Civic Association programs and initiatives. We are grateful for the support of our sponsors and look forward to continuing to offer opportunities for recognition from our membership and community for outstanding civic engagement and responsibility.
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Receive benefits and recognition all year long. Please contact Allison Tardonia to discuss sponsorship for the 2020 – 2021 season.
Leadership begins with our citizens – and the Palm Beach Civic Association brings our citizens together to collaborate on key issues impacting our community. Over a dozen volunteer committees focus on pertinent topics and creative solutions for a better Palm Beach. Public Safety, Strategic Planning, Healthcare, and our Environment/Beautification are at the forefront as we continue to protect and enhance our island for generations to come.
The Palm Beach Civic Association will be announcing our highly regarded Global Speaker Series and additional programs this fall. Whether virtually or in person, we will present topnotch speakers of great interest to you during our 77th Season. We look forward to giving value to our membership and providing continued opportunities to enrich our community.   Please contact us for additional information or to join us .
As summer takes you away from Palm Beach, keep an eye on our island. Click here to see live cam coverage all day, every day.

Stay Safe. Be well.
Allison Tardonia
Vice President of Membership | Sponsorship
(561) 725-4006

Dana Picotte
Development Associate
(561) 725-4002