Busting at the Seams - We are a fortunate community indeed to enjoy the many benefits that membership at the PGICA affords us and our community: the Loaner Program, classes, clubs, groups, and social activities, educational opportunities and more.
We’ve also heard the message from you - MORE Classes, MORE Activities, MORE Club Space, MORE Events. These require an ever increasing use of the PGICA facility. In response, we’ve developed the Busting at the Seams Project focused on expanding the capacity of our existing building to meet the increasing needs of our membership.
On September 1st and 2nd, PGICA will be participating in the community-wide event, “The Giving Challenge.” The Giving Challenge is a 24-hour fundraising opportunity for non-profits hosted once a year by the Sarasota Community Foundation. This organization has raised over $8m for southwest Florida non-profits during the past 3 year Giving Challenges.
During this event, your donation to PGICA, between $25 and $250, will be matched. This means your donation immediately doubles in size.
So if you ….
- Donate $25 then PGICA gets $50.
- Donate $125 then PGICA gets $250.
- Donate $250 then PGICA gets $500!
An Amazing Statistic: If every PGICA member household were to donate just $25 during this Challenge, it would fully fund this phase of our Busting At the Seams Project and we could start expansion this year!
If you typically include a donation along with your PGICA membership renewal or make a donation at the end of the year, we ask you to consider accelerating your donation and make it during the Giving Challenge to double the financial impact of your donation.
How and When to Donate – Use an option that works for you:
- Use the online link in the September 1st Noon PGICA Broadcast email and donate online.
- Or buy a Visa Gift Card ($25 or more) and drop it off to PGICA between now and September 1st.
- Or call Beth or Marge (941-637-1655) to make your donation by credit card between now and September 1st.
- Or come to PGICA between Noon September 1st and Noon September 2nd, and we’ll help you donate online.
Thank you in advance for your support of this unique opportunity to enhance all that we enjoy at the PGICA.
The PGICA Board of Directors
The 2015 Giving Challenge is made possible by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and The Patterson Foundation with support from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group.
Isles Girls & Guys - Upcoming Sale Date
- Friday, August 21st- 8:00 am to 11:00 am
- Saturday, August 22nd- 8:00 am to 10:00 am
- Address: 1780 Deborah Dr. Unit 30
Directions: South on Bal Harbor, West on Deborah; park at the lot across from St. Andrews Golf Course
Buyers are responsible for removal of purchased items. Our cashier has a list of available, independent movers.
Educational Opportunities at PGICA
All classes offered at the Punta Gorda Civic Association require students to pre-register and pre-pay fees one week prior to the beginning of the class (some exceptions apply.) For info on courses offered
Register at the PGICA office or call 637-1655. Please provide your telephone number and an e-mail address when you register so you can be notified in case of a class change or cancellation. Classes are also offered to the general public.
FYI - Punta Gorda City Manager’s Communications Page
Over the past several years, the City of Punta Gorda has made great strides in improving government transparency. In their continued efforts to help keep residents up to date on how their local government is operating as well as current projects and other items of interest, the link below includes the Weekly Highlights Report (WHR) which are published every Friday and contains information about current City Council actions, ongoing or upcoming projects and other happenings that might be of significant interest to residents. Several other useful reports can also be accessed from this page. Check it out!