Membership Matters
December 9, 2020

Sponsored by The Palm Beach Police and Fire Foundation

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Critical Needs Initiative Launches
Season of Giving
Nourish Our Neighbors in Need
Our Civic responsibility to help those who are hurting is a call to action during this holiday season and throughout the New Year of 2021.

Through our Critical Needs Initiative Committee, the Palm Beach Civic Association will continue efforts to raise funds to provide healthy food from our local farms to the hungry in our community throughout the coming spring.
"As a result of the pandemic the need for food in Palm Beach County has increased tremendously’ shared Jim Greco, Interim CEO of the Palm Beach County Food Bank. “While we live in a county of abundance in both wealth and food production the fact remains that one in five of folks in our community are in need of food assistance. The Save Our Produce initiative of the Palm Beach Civic Association in the spring made a big impact for farmers and the hungry then. This latest initiative comes at an opportune time as County and Federal food assistance programs are winding down." 

Will you help? 100% of your contribution will go toward providing food to families and individuals in the greatest need. Click here to donate, or contact our office at

For more on this initiative watch this week’s newscast on Palm Beach TV – coming to your inbox on Thursday afternoon
Thank you to the following donors who have contributed to date to Nourish Our Neighbors in Need
Serving Greater Needs ($5,000 - $9,999)
Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Ainslie
Mrs. Alice Z. Pannill

Helping Our Community ($1,000 - $4,999)
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Flagg III
Philip & Jayne Mengel
Jane Vasiliou

Neighbor to Neighbor ($50 - $999)
John Amore
Helen Arnold
Jan and David Ball
Dr. and Mrs. Fabrizio Bassani
Christopher and Margaret Condron
Eleanora Kennedy
Marylynne Stephan McGlone
Mary Alice Pappas
Your Town, Your Safety, Your Well-Being
Public Safety and Healthcare Committees
Collaborate on Forum Series
The Palm Beach winter season is here and so, unfortunately, is the virus that has turned our world upside down for many months. This three part series, presented by the Palm Beach Civic Association, is intended to provide information and comfort to our residents during a difficult time for all of us.

Click here to view Part 2 featuring Town Council President Maggie Zeidman interviewing three local doctors who are experts on COVID-19.

Coming in 2021 – Part 3 on pertinent healthcare issues impacting our town and community.

Missed Part 1? – click here

Stay Safe – Stay Well - Mask Up

Please contact us for complimentary face masks. Let’s all do our part to be Civic strong! 
Welcome New Members
Thank you for joining us

Katherine Cooper

Christopher and Leigh Larmoyeux

Linda Siegfried
Global Speaker Series II Begins January 13
Josh Kohut, PhD
Professor Matthew Goodwin
Plan to join us via Zoom for these dynamic membership events as we expand on the topics discussed last season. Members may register by calling 561.725.4002.

January 13, 2021 at 12 noonOur Changing Ocean with Josh Kohut, PhD – Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences

February 10, 2021 at 12 noonThe Politics of Migration with Professor Matthew Goodwin, Politics and International Relations, Rutherford College, University of Kent, U.K.,
Moderated by Palm Beach Civic Association Director Austin Fragomen, Chairman of the immigration law firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
Sponsor Spotlight

We are grateful to First Republic Bank for their continued support of our Global Speaker Series.
Your Town - Your Rec Center
The Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center has been awarded the Addison Mizner Award Design Competition for Excellence in Classical and Traditional Architecture in the Civic/Institutional category. Architect, and Civic Association member Nelo Freijomel commented “This award is one of the most prestigious available in the world of classical architecture and was in the back of my mind throughout the entire design process. I could not be more pleased with the project and the entire team that helped make this possible.

The Palm Beach Civic Association congratulates Nelo, and our Town Council and Staff on this well-deserved honor.

Scan the QR code to discover the latest programs, fitness classes, enrichment classes and more at the Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center - an enhancement to our town, and a home for a stronger community.
Happy Holidays Text with Christmas Evergreen Branches and Berries in Corner Over Rustic Wooden Background

Wishing you all Happy and Healthy Holidays!

Your Palm Beach Civic Association Team

Mary Robosson, President
Allison Tardonia, Vice President of Membership | Sponsorship
Dana Picotte, Development Associate
Tim Malloy, Director of Communications
Wendy Rutledge, News Manager
Philip Baldwin, Videographer
Dayma Cortes, Executive Assistant
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. Critical Needs Initiative, 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.
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.
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