In early 2002 the Satellite Beach Recreation Dept. asked the Satellite Beach Community if there was an interest in starting a senior club. A meeting was announced and was attended by five people! From those meager beginnings, an ad-hoc committee was formed to move forward with initiating a senior club. It was decided to name the club “The 55+ Club of Satellite Beach”, but living is Satellite is not a requirement. Membership is open to every senior. Because the 55+ Club did not have its own dedicated building, it was up to the City of Satellite Beach/Recreation Dept. to allocate rooms for club activities to meet.
The Director at that time was Kerry Stoms and she was very instrumental in the initial success of the 55+ Club of Satellite Beach. The staff then and the current staff under the direction of Recreation Director, Cassie Warthan, continue to support our club. If it was not for their assistance, we would not have a place to meet and this club could not function.
Most club activities meet at the David R. Schechter Community Center on South Patrick Dr., however activities such as bingo and larger gatherings have been utilizing rooms at the Scotty Culp Municipal Complex/Civic Center on Cassia Blvd. That facility has been closed for several months while it undergoes much needed upgrading but will soon open back up and will enjoy a beautifully renovated building!
Our hats are off to the City of Satellite Beach and the Recreation Dept. for their continued support.