Community Meetings Oct. 22

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

All area codes are 850 unless specified.

Republican Club

The Okaloosa County Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at American Legion Post 235, 105 S.W. Hollywood Blvd.  in Fort Walton Beach. Guest speaker State Representative Matt Gaetz will discuss the Accountability Okaloosa initiative and other matters of importance to Okaloosa County residents. Price of dinner is $15and includes drinks and gratuity. To make dinner reservations, call 586-1325.

Embroiderers’ Guild

The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers’ Guild of America will meet from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Religious Education building at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church on Valparaiso Boulevard in Niceville. Call 496-3466.


NARFE Chapter 1428 will host a membership meeting at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Olive Garden, 216 Miracle Strip Parkway in Fort Walton Beach. Learn what the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association can do for you. RSVP by Oct. 24 at 837-3838.   


Mac Users Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the NWF State College Student Services Building — Room 130. The topic will be “iOS Tips and Tricks” presented by James Savage. Call 862-3327 or email

Audubon Society

The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in Room 130 of the Student Services Center of Northwest Florida State College’s Niceville Campus. Dr. Steve Shippee, member of the Okaloosa County’s RESTORE Advisory Committee, will provide background and RESTORE project criteria. A workshop to discuss ideas will follow. Call 678-1461.


Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 9:30 A.M. Nov. 13 at the First Presbyterian Church, 134 Beal Parkway SW in Fort Walton Beach. Guest speaker will be Bruce White Wulf, Esq. who will discuss the book “Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches.”  Call543-0170.

Seniors of Destin

The Seniors of Destin meet the fourth Friday of the month for a covered dish and to celebrate all birthdays for the month. The program is sponsored by the City of Destin and Gentiva Home Health. Each month has a featured guest speaker that pertains to senior living.  Call 685-5310.

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 a.m. 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.