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A few times a year local take back programs are held where you can take your unused medications for disposal. If you rather not wait for those opportunities Indian Harbour Police Dept. has a secure drop off container in their lobby for this purpose? Unused pharmaceutical drugs can be disposed in this container any time.

Recycling is back at the DRS Community Center lobby! Currently you can drop off: eyeglasses, pull tabs from cans, plastic bottle caps, used greeting cards, personal hygiene item and new and expired coupons. More will be coming soon.

Saturday, Nov 6, 2021, Satellite Beach Founders Day, and Woman’s Club Marketplace at the DRS Community Center. Enjoy food vendors and over 100 craft vendors.

This year’s parade theme is “Celebrate Satellite Beach, the City Built by Volunteers” This year our parade goal is to have all participants refrain from using single use plastics and using as much recyclable materials as possible on their parade entries.

Be sure to visit the year-round market, on Thursdays from 10am-4pm at Pelican Beach Park, 1525 N Hwy A1A Satellite Beach. For vendor information, please e-mail or call our market manager John at 321-345-8540. We are always looking to grow!


We are looking to fill the Recording Secretary’s position for the remainder of 2021 and 2022. It requires taking notes at the board meetings, typing those minutes, and typing the monthly agenda. If you can help us out with this, please contact club president Joyce 321/961-6408 or


Bingo meets at the SB Civic Center each Monday. Doors open at 9:30am and play begins 11:00am to 1:30pm. Contact: Anna Fake 321/961-5771 or Terry Mellon 321/773-7705 for questions.

Book Club 1st Wednesday will start at 12noon on Oct. 6th and Nov. 3rd at the DRS. Contact: Joyce 321/961-6408.

Bridge – meets each Wednesday the DRS at 10:15. Contact: Nancy 321/326-4223.

Bunco $10.00 (2nd Friday) 10:00am at Bizzario’s. October 8th and Nov. 12th. Contact: Trudy P. 321/779-1614

Cards (day) – 10:15am Wednesday at the DRS. Currently there are only bridge players. However, members are welcome to play any type of card game. Come start a group! Contact: Barbara: 321/773-3050.

Cards (evening) – 6:00pm Wednesday Sept. 29th at the DRS kitchen. Contact: Terry 321/773-7705.

Dinner Gang – 5:00pm not meeting in Oct., Nov., & Dec., but will restart in January of 2022. Contact: Barbara: 321/773-3050.

Early Bird Dining 5pm 2nd Wednesday 5:00pm. Contact: Joan 321-917-8119. Call Joan for start date and location.

Line Dancing 1:00pm/$2 at the door. Tuesday Contact: Candy 321/779-

Line Dancing 1:00pm/$3 at the door. Thursday Contact: Trudy: 3321/223-7249.

Lunch Bunch – 12:30pm October 20th Frankie’s Wings n’ Things in IHB & Nov. 17th at Squid Lips. Contact: Barbara: 321/773-3050.

Mahjongg – Meets at the DRS at 10:15am. Contact: Barbara: 321/773-3050.

Puzzle & Book Exchange Tuesday September 21st at 10:00am in the DRS Kitchen. See article for more information. Contact: Louise S. 321/202-7337 or

Travel/Extended March 2022, Biloxi. Contact: Jill 321/773-2080,

Travel/Day September trip canceled stay tuned for future announcements. Contact: Joyce Scafidi 321/961-6408.

Walking – DRS Gym Tuesday 8am-9am and Wed. & Thurs. 8am-9:30am. Contact: Judy 321/777-8764.

Widowed Friends 1st Wednesday October 6th, 1pm at the DRS Kitchen.


Bunco did meet on Sept. 10th. This date was decided “after” the newsletter was printed. Bunco will continue the second Friday of each month and will meet at Bizzarro’s. Because of rising costs, it is necessary to raise the Bunco fee to $10 per person. This fee gives you entry to play, prizes and a pizza lunch. Pretty good for ten bucks!

Barbara Hessler, who has been the chairperson for bunco has decided to step down. As you all know, Barbara chairs several activities, and it can be physically taxing. We thank Barbara for her dedication to the 55+ Club for many, many years. She will continue as chairperson for Mahjongg, Lunch Bunch and Dinner Gang. Trudy Poppiti has offered to step up as bunco chairperson. We want to thank both ladies – to Barbara for all she has done and continues to do and to Trudy for stepping up and for all she does for the club.

To help ensure the safety of our members we request that all attendees wear a mask, which covers their nose and mouth except when eating or drinking. Contact: Trudy P. 321/779-1614