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High on Route 66”
Cover Photo by: Mariner, Julie Scharpf

CPR and First Aid Class

May 3, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The cost is $45 per person and the class will be limited to 25. Upon completion of the 4 hour training class participants will receive Certification in CPR, AED and First Aid. Call PGICA at 941-637-1655 to register.

Ed Turcotte-Shamski

Beyond PGI

Tuesday, May 3,
7:00 to 8:00 pm

You really must attend this fun, lively program presented by Ed Turcotte-Shamski. Ed will keep you entertained with tales about his adventures as he, at age 70, undertook a solo motorcycle trip through eleven states. Prepare to laugh and have a good time with his humorous rendition of a travelogue.

Lunch & Learn 

Wednesday, May 11, 11:30 to 2 p.m.

Trauma Awareness and Fall Prevention, Speaker: Lee Memorial Trauma Center. Sponsored by Timothy A. Janz, MD. Fall prevention is vital to maintaining health! Join us as we welcome the team of experts from the Lee Memorial Trauma Center. Lunch will be provided as well as an opportunity for you to receive a personalized fall risk assessment. Please RSVP by calling 941-505-6033 by Noon, Monday, May 9th.

In The Know

Monday, May 16, 10:30-11:30 am

Want to find out all about the Civil Air Patrol – what it is, who are members and how it started? Attend the presentation by Major Earle Bretz, Public Affairs Officer, who will describe the mission and activities and answer any questions you have about the CAP.

Sandwich Seminar:

Tuesday, May 17 -11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Dr. Saeed Shahzad, Neurologist. Dr.Shahzad has been in private practice and a member of the medical staff of Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda since 2011. He specializes in general adult neurology and movement disorders, treating a variety of conditions. The Neurology Center of Southwest Florida is best described as an office with a caring attitude, combined with superior medical care provided in a professional manner. Sandwich Seminar is open to the public and is sponsored by Bayfront Healthcare Punta Gorda which provides lunch at no cost to attendees. Register by calling 941-637-2497

Master Gardner

Master Gardner

May 17, 2:00 pm

The Master Gardener Third Tuesday Plant Clinic will convene at 2:00 p.m.  May 17. Our speaker this month will be Thomas Becker from the Charlotte County Extension Service. For complete details >>>



Our Mission

"To enhance the quality of life in Punta Gorda Isles as a leading waterfront community"

We invite you to investigate our web site to learn about the many activities, events, groups, clubs and educational programs offered by the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association.

We are confident you'll fall in love with Punta Gorda Isles and want to join PGICA.

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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


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Broadcast Email Notification

PGICA has an established
Broadcast E-MAIL system to send time sensitive notices to PGICA members
To sign Up or update Your Information


Shop Punta Gorda & Save Big grafic
The “Shop Punta Gorda” program offers PGICA members discounts on products
and services. Currently there are 72 businesses participating.
Show your
PGICA Membership card & Save $$

Featured Business Member.


City of Punta Gorda
Trail Watch Program

A Neighborhood Watch For Our Trails.

In the interest of keeping the pathways safe and well-maintained, Chief Thomas Lewis has developed the
Punta Gorda Trail Watch Program.
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PGI Neighborhood
Marine Watch

Making a Difference
For all the details

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PGICA Executive Director

Beth Magnin - 637-1655 or
email  BethMagnin@pgica.org
Business Hours
Monday through Friday
8:30 am– 4:30 pm