The current board of directors: (front to back) Jackie Roberson, president, Linda Zukonik, member-at-large, Dean Harper, member-at-large, Mary Pierce, publicity director, Ted Spring, 1st vice president, Charles Cassell, past-president advisor, Cindy Varnell, secretary, Don Collins, 2nd vice president, Pete Sikkenga, treasurer. (Not pictured: Jack Krasky, webmaster).
Maria Burke, owner liaison at My Vacation Haven, is ready to help snowbirds make the most of their stay in the Destin area.
Margarita Monday at Pepitos Mexican Restaurant with Dean and Debbie Harper of Tennessee, Evelyn and Ken Lemire of Ontario, Linda and Ed Zukonik of Michigan, Cindy and Ray Varnell of Tennessee, Barb and George Olson of Minnesota, and Terry and Jackie Roberson of Maine
Nancy Hewitt of Ontario watches as Carol Bonhert of Ontario, Frank Agosta of New York and Domenic DiSisto of Ontario compete in Bocce Ball at Sandpiper Cove
Linda Zukonik of Michigan enjoys Happy Hour with her 99 year old mother Evelyn Wanat
Paul Hewitt of Ontario becomes an honorary Newfoundlander by kissing a cod.
Ribbon Cutting 2018-2019 Season
Destin Snowbird Past Presidents (front to back) Grace Fostmeier, 2002-2003, Addie Selid, 1997-1998, Dean Harper, 2016-2017, Charles Cassell, 2017-2018, Don Cooksey, 2005-2006, Paul Hewitt, 2010-2011, Nancy Hewitt, 2014-2015, George Olson, 2013-2014, Ken Yee, 2002-2003.
Patricia Stott-Prince of Ontario celebrated her September 9th 80th birthday by jumping from an airplane.
Dean Harper of Tennessee with his 1949 Chevrolet 3100
Debbie Harper with her 2006 Red Corvette convertible
Mayor Gary Jarvis warms the crowd with his welcoming remarks
Kim Cannon, center, on the keyboard, is surrounded by dynamic members of the Beach Boogie Band
Lori Joyner, Executive Director of The Harvest House, Inc ., accepts a donation from the Destin Snowbirds.
Brenda Murphy of MI and Mary Lou Barnard of NY co-chaired a very successful Ladies Scramble Golf Tournament on their first attempt.
A full field of 60 players gathered at Shalimar Pointe Golf Club for Destin snowbirds Annual Ladies Golf Scrambles.
2. First-place winners of the Ladies Scrambles Golf Tournament at Shalimar Pointe Golf Club include: Susan Woodcock of ON, Joanne Hoffman of WI, Judy Zeller of MI and Phyllis Hall of MI.
Longest Drive winner at the Ladies Gold Scrambles was Peg Breetz.
One of two “closest-to-the-pin” prizes at the Annual Ladies Golf Scrambles was Kris Sedlak of PA
Another “closest-to-the-pin” winner at the Annual Ladies Golf Scrambles was Marilynne Kennedy of ON.
President Jackie Roberson, presents a donation of $1,802.26 from the Destin snowbirds to representatives of the local American Cancer Society.
Destin snowbirds on Bus #1 (of five busses) pose with their driver Willey as they head to New Orleans for a Mardi Gras celebration.
Brenda Murphy of MI, Karen Kimber of ON, Mich Wallace of ON, Dick Murphy of MI, and Doug and Elspeth Orr of ON enjoy beignets at the Café du Monde in New Orleans as they enjoy the Destin Snowbird Mardi Gras excursion.
Jim Demers and Diane DeVincent of MI share a kiss at the Snowbird’s Valentine’s Dinner Dance.
Audrey and Norman Hassert of OH share their secrets for 55 years of wedded bliss at the Valentine Dinner Dance.
Janice and Jerry Lampe of NE came to Destin on the recommendation of their long-time friends Cindy and Ray Varnell who also lived in Nebraska for a time.
Ned and Barb Reynolds of FL, who have been married for 49 years, contributed to the “sea of red” on the dance floor of the snowbird’s Valentine Dinner Dance.
Dave and Peggy Galloway of AL invite their long-time friends, Liz and Paul Dugan to the snowbirds Valentine Dinner Dance and shared stories of how they all met in Saudi Arabia.
Co-Chairpersons Sigrid Aeschleman of IL and Mary Ellen Franklin of FL conclude another immensely successful, completely sold-out Fashion Show Luncheon at Louisiana Lagniappe
Becca of Becca & Company Salon prepares model Pat Prince of ON for the snowbird Fashion Show Luncheon.
From left to right, Sharon Ehresman of IN, Peggy Fortenberry of MS, Debbie Ribbink of OH, Shirley Strazewski of NY, Doris Langer of IL, Mary Berger of MN, Anne Sylvester of NY, Marcia Sekendy of IN and Justine Rucano of IN enjoy lunch at Louisiana Lagniappe while critiquing fashions from Chico’s and Soma’s at the Snowbird Fashion Show Luncheon.
Fashion Show models include (l to r) Brenda Murphy of MI, Carole Norton of MI, Jan Lanaville of WI, Cynthia Frank of DE, Deb Harper of TN, Jackie Roberson of ME, Evelyn Lemire of ON, Paula Bishop of KY and Patricia Prince of ON.
Liz Dugan, originally from Austria and now from FL wins a 50/50 jackpot at the Fashion Show Luncheon.
Kathy Zollner of KY sells raffle tickets for the beautiful shawl that hand was hand-made by Audrey Dunn of NH. At the Fashion Show Luncheon.
Barb and George Olson of MN were on hand for every T.G.I.T. (Thank Goodness it’s Tuesday) party to help chairpersons Cindy and Ray Varnell of TN welcome the sizable crowds that attended the four events.
Joan and Don Collins of ON know how to market an event. They chaired the three Harbor Party Boat cruises as well as the New Orleans Mardi Gras trip and all were completely sold out.
Bowling Chairman Tom Franklin of FL says that snowbirds are welcome to come to Hurricane Lanes and continue to bowl through the middle of March.
For many years, Joann Andrychuk of ON has been directing the snowbird crafters through two highly successful craft shows each season.