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VOL. 25  NO. 5                                                                                 MAY 2023

      Piper’s Landing

      Holds Golf Tournament Fundraiser For SafeSpace

      By Michelle Maguire
        On Feb. 21 the Piper’s Landing Women’s 18 Hole Golf
      Association  (PLWGA)  held  a  golf  tournament  charity
      event for SafeSpace, the only state certified agency
      serving domestic violence victims and their children in
      Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties. Members of
      the PLWGA and other members of the Piper’s Landing
      community supported the event by sponsoring golf holes,
      making donations, buying raffle tickets and auction items.
      The event, cochaired by Nancy Wong and Rosemary
      Burns, included a luncheon with a live auction conducted
      by Mik Panavas, silent auction and a tea cup raffle of over
      60 items and a talk by SpaceSafe CEO Teresa Albizu.
        The event raised $26,535 which included over $3,000
      from  about  50  PLWGA  members  who  paid  to  buy                                                   Access Your Voter
      welcome bags/purses containing personal hygiene and
      toiletry items to give to domestic violence victims when     Albizu shared that besides a hotline and emergency
      they enter the emergency shelter, many of whom come   shelters, SafeSpace also provides a wide range of other   Information
      with nothing but the clothes they are wearing. This helps   services to victims seeking help inside and outside
      defray the costs of about 50 bags SafeSpace will give to
      victims who come to the shelter for safety.        Piper’s Landing on page 3                            Spring greetings to all!
                                                                                                            With this new season, I
      12th Annual Purse Party Fundraiser                                                                    am pleased to share that
                                                                                                            staff and I are diligently
      2023 Purse Party – Laughing                                                                           working in preparation
                                                                                                            for the 2024 presidential
      To Raise Money For                                                                                    election cycle.
                                                                                                              As your Supervisor of
      Educational Programs!                                                                                 Elections, I encourage
                                                                                                            all registered Martin
        On March 27 over 150 fabulous                                                                       County voters to take
      ladies gathered to enjoy a day full of                                                                this time to become
      great conversation and competitive                                                                    familiar with our user-
      bidding for some amazing designer                                                                     friendly website, www.
      handbags, shoes and accessories.                                                             Please
      This girly gathering was hosted by                                                                    visit the “Access Your
      Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country                                                                       Voter Information” link
      Club in Palm City and presented by                                                                    and  fill  in  the  required
      Marsha and Michael Cetta. Event                                                                       prompts. You can also
      attendees participated in some fun                 Purse Party Committee: Gina Palagonia, Jessica Ville, Andi   access this link by using
      on-site games and we announced the                 McAvoy (chair), Kelly Stancato, Wendie Berardi. Committee   the QR code at right.
      winners of the New Louis Vuitton                   members not photographed: Marsha Cetta, Kira Libratore,     From this link you can
      Graceful handbag and credit card holder and gift card raffle   Marcie Ferraro                         view, verify and update
      tree, valued at over $4,000!                                                                          your voter information, such as:
        This year’s theme brought a bit of humor to the annual   Reed Hartman. Then guests witnessed a heartfelt speech     • Where your Election Day precinct is located.
      event. Comedian Casey Peruski entertained guests with   from museum volunteer Sam McIntosh. Sam explained how     • Access your precinct-specific sample ballot.
      many laughs and children wrote jokes for the table settings.   volunteering at The Children’s Museum has helped him     • Know and calendar the 2024 election dates.
      The event’s master of ceremonies superstar news journalist,   overcome challenges he faces with autism.     • Request a vote by mail ballot.
      T.A. Walker with WPTV Channel 5 News, welcomed guests                                                   • Check the status of your vote by mail ballot.
      as they enjoyed a delicious lunch, signature cocktail, raffle   12th Annual Purse Party                 •  Review  and  update  your  voter  registration
      drawings and live auction, led by local auctioneer celebrity   on page 2                              information.
                                                                                                              • View precinct statistics and current office holders.
                                                                                                              During this off-election cycle, it is my goal to provide
                                                                                                            you with accurate information as you prepare to make
                                                                                                            “Your Choice in 2024.”
                                                                                                              If there is anything staff or I can do to better assist
                                                                                                            you, please call the office at (772) 288-5637 or visit us
                                                                                                            online at for more information.
                                                                                                                                               Vicki Davis,
                                                                                 Guest Speaker Sam McIntosh              Martin County Supervisor of Elections
                                                                                 and Auctioneer Reid Hartman
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