Recognition Garden

PGICA Recognition Program

November, 2017

Ed Zapke, ezapke@comcast.net

Nominations for the 2017 Recognition Program are now closed. Any nominations received after the October 9 deadline will be held over to next year. The committee would like to thank all of you who took the time and made the effort to complete a nomination. Each nomination will be reviewed by the committee. On November 7, the Class of 2017 will be introduced at the Annual Meeting of the PGICA. An engraved brick will be set in the Recognition Garden to honor those elected.

The PGICA recognizes in this special way “those who have made a difference”. However, we all realize that success is a team effort and no one individual can be successful without the hard work of many others. Congratulations to the members of the Class of 2017 and thank you to all who volunteer to make Punta Gorda a great place to live.

Please make every effort to attend the PGICA Annual Meeting. In addition to the Recognition Program, there will be the annual election of officers, a review of the finances of the PGICA and consideration by the membership of a number of items that require a ballot.
An informed membership bodes success for any organization.

History of the PGICA Recognition Program....

In 2012 as part of its 50th Anniversary, PGICA instituted a recognition committee of PGICA Past Presidents to honor residents of PGI who made a difference in our community. The work of this committee continues today. We need you to nominate people who will be honored at our next Annual Meeting.

We are looking for people who go beyond the basics.

Examples of what honorees have accomplished are:

  • Contacted and worked with Tallahassee to get the PGI inlets dredged deeper,
  • Organized the Christmas lighted boat parade around the rim canal,
  • Worked to correct safety on our roads or in our neighborhoods,
  • Organized a new PGICA club,
  • Worked with local charities for a significant amount of time raising funds or spending long hours volunteering.

Honorees must have lived in Punta Gorda Isles, and they may have volunteered for the City of Punta Gorda, various boards, volunteer policing, Coast Guard or other boating organizations, also hospitals, clinic, working with children, the elderly, or other Charlotte County charities. PGICA Membership is not mandatory.

Previous Honorees

Mary Frances  & Robin Adair
Bill Albers
Mary Frances  & Robin Adair
Bill Albers
Dr. Robert Andrews
David Baird
John Barnes
Peter Bontsema
Jane Brenner
Judy Brentano
Helen & Tom Cavanaugh
Buck Cockrell
Marilyn & Fred Counter
Bill Cromer
Nancy Dauster
Brian Duffy
Steve Fabian
Irene Feist
Glenn Frazee
Carolyn Freeland
Kelly Gaylord
Harvey Goldberg
Richard Greenwald
Bill Guenther
Dotty Hodgkins
Marlene Hofer
Nancy Johnson

Rex Koch
Don Landy
Rufus Lazzell
Tom Little
John Magnin
Don McCormick
Suzanne McCormick
Peggy Megiel
Joline Mowry
Carol Nieberline
Bob Peterson
Richard Polk
Jane & Tony Recine
Carol Rose
Jim Sanders
Larry Sandles
Adeline Seakwood
Jon Shattuck
Dick Shelton
Pat Slaughter
Marilyn Smith-Mooney
Sandy Snow
Bill Stringer
Marilyn & Murray Thorndycraft
Anthony Truizi
Gloria Walker
Ed Zapke