Community Meetings 8-28

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

All area codes are 850 unless specified.

Republican Women

The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will meet at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 4 at the Holiday Inn Resort on Okaloosa Island. Florida Senate President Don Gaetz will be the speaker and will provide a post legislative wrap up as well as an upcoming view of the 2014 legislative session. Make reservations by noon Aug. 30 at 651-5416 or

As part of the club’s Americanism project, attendees are asked to bring empty ink cartridges to send to recycling partner for cash, which will then be turned over to the USO.


The Mac Users Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in the NWF State College Student Services Building — Room 132. Bruce Aplin, the club answer man, will give a short presentation on “Cloud Storage.” No fees or reservations required. Call 862-3327 or email

Garden Club

The Destin Garden Club will meet from 9:15-11:30 a.m. Sept. 10 in the Destin Library Meeting Room. The program will be on fall and winter plants for color in the Florida Panhandle, conducted by Karen Kirk-Williams, an Okaloosa County Master Gardener.


The Okaloosa County Democratic Executive Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 10 at Democratic Headquarters, 60 Second Street, Suite 305, in Shalimar. Call 609-3367.

Destin Woman’s Club

The Destin Woman’s Club will meet at 11 a.m. Sept. 11 at Carrabba’s Italian Grill in the Silver Sands Premium Outlets, 10562 U.S. 98. The program will consist of presentations from Fisher House and Northwest Florida State College.  Lunch is $20, payable either in advance or at the door. New members are always welcome. RSVP by Sept. 6 at Call 294-3778.

Betterment Alliance

The Main Street Betterment Alliance meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the American Legion, 311 Main Street. Call 837-3818.

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

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.