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      The Club At Ibis Collects Record 33,000 Pounds Of Food

      And More Than $14,000 During Annual Charity Food Drive

        The Club at Ibis’ 10th annual Charity Food Drive was   33 communities to support the food drive. There are more   and expansion to include three new dining venues and
      the best one yet. More than 33,000 pounds of food was   than 125 volunteers, and Ibis’ employees who also help   banquet accommodations. A new Sports Village opened in
      collected by Ibis residents on Jan. 29, along with over   by sorting the donated foods.              2014 to include fitness facilities, pools, a 4,500-square-
      $14,000 in monetary donations.                     About The Club At Ibis                            foot spa, and a yoga wall. The 16-court Tennis Center
        More than 27,000 pounds of food was collected in 2020     Ibis  is  a  secure,  gated  collection  of  33  distinctly   holds friendly tournaments and weekly group play. Golf is
      which means there was a 22 percent increase in 2022. This   different neighborhoods, located on the quiet edge of   center stage and offers 54 holes on three Nicklaus family-
      year, Ibis’ food drive benefited the Palm Beach County   northern  West  Palm  Beach  and  just  minutes  from  the   designed championship golf courses. Top golf instruction
      Food Bank.                                         heart  of  the  city.  It  is  adjacent  to  the  pristine  Grassy   is headed by Martin Hall, ranked by Golf Digest as one
        “We’re thrilled to set a record this year,” said Richard   Waters Nature Preserve, a 12,000-acre, state-protected   of the game’s Top 50 instructors. For more information,
      Zodikoff, an Ibis resident who is the chairperson for the   preserve, with wildlife, birds, and tropical vegetation.   call (561) 625-8500 or visit
      food drive. ”Yearly, we collect over 25,000 pounds of   The clubhouse recently completed a major enhancement                 Photo credit The Club at Ibis
      food during our collection drive, which has made Ibis the
      leading community in Palm Beach County for collecting
      food for the Palm Beach County Food Bank.”
        Ibis relies on supervisors and volunteers from each of its

        Doris Karlick

        Scholarship Fund                                Nancy Bodem, Ladd Bodem, and Elliott Reed          Ibis residents helping during the food drive.

          Eight young women have received the 2022 NPBC
        AAUW Doris Karlik Scholarships for $1,000 each, thanks
        to the generosity of our members. Several attended the May
        16 dinner where we encouraged you to meet them and find
        out more about their accomplishments and dreams.
          Isabella DiPaola is a graduate of Pope John Paul II
        School and will be a senior biology major at Florida Atlantic
        University this fall. She volunteers with Equine Assisted
        Therapies that aids children with special needs and plans on   Shelby Jackson, Jeff Jackson, Elliott Reed, Harvey Gingold,
        becoming a veterinarian.                         and Shelly Reed                                   Elliott Reed and County Commissioner Greg Weiss
          Ben-Gina Fantaisie is a senior at Atlantic Community High
        School and accepted to Florida State University in the fall.
        She has volunteered as a web developer for several nonprofits
        dedicated to helping the people of Haiti and alleviating
        poverty. After college, she would like to attend a physician
        assistant program in pediatrics and eventually build a school
        in Haiti.
          Naomi Francisco is a senior at Suncoast High School
        who has developed “Period Pouches” provided to shelters   33,000 pounds of food in the truck
        for homeless women to increase self-esteem and provide
        products needed for feminine hygiene. She plans on majoring
        in marketing and becoming an entrepreneur advancing
        societal change especially for homeless women.
          Jenna Kercheville is a Seminole Ridge High School senior
        and has dual enrolled at Palm Beach State College. She
        plans to get a Bachelor of Science in nursing and become a
        nurse practitioner, inspired by a medical team at UF Shands
        Hospital.                                                                         Sal Faso, West Palm Beach City Commissioner Joe Peduzzi, Dick Zodikoff, County
          Erin Leahy is a graduate of West Boca Raton High   Jeff Jackson and Lolly Katz  Commissioner Greg Weiss, and Ladd Bodem
        School and is a freshman biology major at Florida Atlantic
        University. Erin works as a gymnastics coach and an animal
        hospital receptionist. She plans on attending medical school
        to become a forensic psychiatrist.                         Susan Has Moved To A
          Megan Serin is an ecology major at Florida Atlantic
        University and the mother of three young children. She
        is returning to school after earning her associate’s degree              New Location!
        several years ago juggling child care, work and school. She
        plans to use her microbiology and ecology degree to work
        on environmental issues, especially to increase sustainability   Androcles Hair Salon
        for future generations.
          Amiyah Stringer is a graduate of Suncoast Community      4031 Hood Rd., Suite C-108
        High School and will be a junior information science major   Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
        at the University of North Florida. She volunteers at the
        Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County and enjoys coding
        and programming. She would like to work for a major IT                    Susan
        company and then start her own business.
          Isabella Whedbee is a senior at Palm Beach Central High
        School planning on majoring in advertizing and English. She            Swafford
        was president of her school’s Red Cross Club and organized
        blood drives and disaster preparedness meetings. She would
        like to help female-led nonprofits expand their reach through
        marketing.                                           561-312-0457
          The mission of AAUW is to advance equity for women
        and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and
        research. Funds raised at the benefit luncheon support the                     10%
        following programs: AAUW Fund that includes fellowships
        and grants, Legal Advocacy Fund, Public Policy Program,
        the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders
        (NCCWSL), Florida Tech Trek, a week long STEM (Science,                        OFF
        Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Camp for rising
        eighth-grade girls, an AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation
        program, and the Doris Karlik Scholarship Fund for Palm                         Tues.
        Beach County women seeking undergraduate degrees.                                                                               $
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