Community Meetings 9-22

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

All area codes are 850 unless specified.

Destin City Hall All City Council meetings, workshops, executive sessions and CRA Board meetings are held at the City Hall Annex, 4100 Indian Bayou Trail. All other board and committee meetings are held at City Hall, 4200 Indian Bayou Trail. Meetings are subject to change or cancellation without further notice. Agendas for city committees are posted at City Hall for review. • Blue Ribbon Panel, 3 p.m. Sept. 25 • Environmental/Tree Board, 4p.m. Sept. 25 • Destin Youth Council, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 27 • Code Enforcement Board, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 27

OCCSW The Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women (OCCSW) will meet at 5 p.m. Sept. 24 in the conference room at JobsPlus, 409 Racetrack Road in Fort Walton Beach.

ECPRO Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 25 at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. Kevin Almodovar, co-owner of Revive Media Services in Fort Walton Beach, will be guest speaker. Cost is $15/members, $20/non-members, $10/full-time students and $5/attend without eating. Call 543-1772 or email

NARFE National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1428 will meet at 11 a.m. Sept. 25 at Golden Corral in Fort Walton Beach. Open to all current and retired federal employees. Republican Club Florida State Representative Matt Gaetz will speak at the Okaloosa County Republican Club at 6:15 p.m. Sept. 27 at the American Legion Hall on Hollywood Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach. Dinner reservations may be made at 651-5049. The price of the meal is $12. All county Republicans are invited.

Republican Women The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will meet at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 3 at the Holiday Inn Resort on Okaloosa Island. Florida Representative Matt Gaetz will offer his expertise and recommendations regarding the proposed constitutional amendments on the November ballot. To make a reservation, call 651-5416 or email by noon Sep. 28. Cost is $16/members and $18/guests. As part of the club’s Americanism project, attendees are asked to bring empty ink cartridges. These cartridges will be sent in to a recycling partner for cash, which will then be turned over to the USO.

Coffee and Cars Emerald Coast Muscle Car Club hosts Coffee and Cars the last Sunday of every month in Uptown Station in Fort Walton Beach. For information, call 200-2465 or email

Daughters of the American Colonists A new Daughters of the American Colonists Chapter, a volunteer non-profit organization that promotes interest in the history and deeds of the American colonists prior to 1776, is being organized in our area. It also promotes love of the USA and its flag and institutions. Women who are interested in patriotism and American history and can document lineal descent from an ancestor who provided service to the colonies prior to 1776 are eligible for membership. Call 897-1278.

Food Buying Club A small group interested in eating healthy and purchasing smart meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 125 Scottsdale Court in Mary Esther. On the second Tuesday, the group meets at Fountain Square in downtown Fort Walton Beach for the Growing Local film series. Call 863-4040.

Kiwanis Club of Destin The Kiwanis Club of Destin meets every Thursday at 8 a.m. at the Destin Methodist Church Life Center on Beach Drive in Destin. The public is invited to attend the club’s weekly meetings.

Destin Rotary The Destin Rotary meets at 7:15 a.m. every Tuesday at Rutherford’s 465. Call 269-1080.

Flotilla 1-4 USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 1-4 USCG Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at Coast Guard Station Destin on Okaloosa Island. Anyone wishing to become a member is welcome to attend. Prior military duty is not required. Call 837-3717.

Rotary Club of South Walton The Rotary Club of South Walton meets for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. each Thursday morning at the Embassy Suites, Scenic Hwy. 98 in Miramar Beach. Visiting Rotarians and their guests are welcome. Call 267-2929.

Optimist Club The Destin Optimist Club meets at noon on the second Thursday of each month at The Lighthouse restaurant. Cost of lunch is $11. Call 650-2800.