Community Meetings 5-18

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.

• Recreation Committee, 4 p.m. May 20

• Destin Youth Council, 4 p.m. May 23

• Code Enforcement, 5:30 p.m. May 23

Writers In Sandals

Inspired by April guest Billy Moore, a Floridian author, the members of Writers In Sandals are writing one-page submissions containing dialogue and description for the meeting from 10:30-noon May 18 at the Destin Library. Membership is free and open to anyone interested in writing.  


The Northwest Florida Coast Chapter of FPRA will meet at 11:30 a.m. May 21 at Tops'l Resort, 9011 U.S, 98 W in Miramar Beach, for a presentation by Mickey G. Nall, industry expert and managing director of Ogilvy Public Relations in Atlanta. Price is $12/students, $15/members and $20/non-members. RSVP at

Republican Club

The Okaloosa County Republican Club willmeet at 6:30 p.m. May 23 at American Legion Post 235, 105 S.W. Hollywood Blvd. in Fort Walton Beach. State Representative and State Senate Candidate Matt Gaetz will speak and give an update on this year’s legislative session and other items of interest to Okaloosa County's citizens.  Price of dinner is $12. RSVP at 651- 5049. 

Embroiderers' Guild

The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers' Guild of America will hold its first summer stitch-in from 6-8 p.m. May 23 at the Niceville Library on North Partin Drive. Call 496-3466.


The Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet at 11:30 a.m. May 28 at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. Guest speaker will be Halifax Media Group’s Business Development and Corporate Communications Director, Lori Catron, who will speak on "How to Communicate with the Media." Cost is $15/members, $20/non-members, and $10/full-time students. Call 525-9446 or email


National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1428, will meet at 11 a.m. May 28 at the Golden Corral in Fort Walton Beach.  Open to all current and retired federal employees.

Destin Business Builders

Destin Business Builders Networking group meets from 7:15-8:45 every Wednesday at the Destin United Methodist Life Center. Call 651-1300, ext. 13.

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

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 8 a.m. on the second Saturday 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 865-9130 or email

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.