Staff Writer
The Destin Log

All area codes are 850 unless specified.

Audubon Society

The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 1 in room 130 of the student services building the NWFSC Niceville campus. Jim Cox, director of Stoddard Bird Lab at Tall Timbers Research Station, will present a program on the Brown-headed Nuthatch. Call 255-252-2760 or for more in-formation.

Republican Women

The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will meet at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 7 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel on Okaloosa Island. The program will feature outgoing State Senator Don Gaetz, who will share some of his thoughts about leaving the Senate and on the results of the primary election. Make reservations at 651-5416 or email by Sept. 3. Cost is $16/members and $18/guests.

For those who are unavailable for a daytime meeting, an evening Auxiliary group will meet at 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Clemenza’s in Uptown Station. Email for more information.


The Genealogy Society of Okaloosa County will meet at 10 a.m. Sept. 10 at the Historical Museum of Okaloosa County, 115 Westview Ave. in Valparaiso. Guest speakers will be Barbara Russell and Dorothy Pichardo.


The Mac Users Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in the NWFSC Student Services Center, Room 130. Jonathan Jernigan will present “How to Manage Your Passwords” and “Google Drive vs. Dropbox and How to Use Them." Visit, call 862-3327 or email for information.

Garden Club

The Destin Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 13 at the Destin Library, 150 Sibert. Marie Harrison will present a program on camellias. For more information, call 660-341-8900 or email


The Society of Human Resource Management – Emerald Coast Chapter will host a half-day seminar on The Balancing Act of Employer Responsibility, Litigation Risk at each phase of the Employee Life Cycle, on Sept. 21 at the Career Source Conference Room, 409 Racetrack Road NE, in Fort Walton Beach. Registration and Continental breakfast begins at 7:45 a.m.; lunch at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $40/SHRM-ECC members, $50/non-member. Register by Sept. 19 at

Referral Leaders International

More than 30 of the top Destin professionals and business owners meet Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 790 on the Gulf to share connections and referrals. Come ready to talk about your products/services and get help to grow your business. Call 897-1957.

Toastmasters International

To become more effective communicators and leaders, visit one or more of the Toastmasters clubs at the following locations or visit

• Club 702 White Sands Toastmasters, 12-1 p.m. Thursdays at 415 Racetrack Road NE in Fort Walton Beach.

• Club 1919 Emerald Coast Toastmasters, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at Education Bldg 251, Room 122 on Eglin AFB.

• Club 9478 Hurlburt Toastmasters, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Education Center Bldg. 221, Classroom L on Hurburt Field.

• Club 724908 Destin Toastmasters, 5:45-7:15 p.m. 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month at Walton County Utility Building.

• Club 817348 Crestview Toastmasters, 6-7 p.m. 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Crestview.

• Club 851515 Lake DeFuniak Toastmasters, 12-1 p.m. 2nd and 4th Thursday each month at Northwest Florida State College, Room 103 at the Chautauqua Center.

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 at 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. Visit

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