President’s Message

February 2021

 I hope everyone is safe and healthy.  I know many of you chose to not make the trek to Destin this winter.  It has been different for those who did.  Mask-wearing is optional in many places, including restaurants, and there are few COVID-related rules.  Nonetheless, we’ve been able to gather outside with a few friends and stay safe.  I am hopeful that the Club will meet again next year.  With this in mind, the Board is preparing for next season just as we always do.  I have a few announcements for all members. 

 Social Media

Why do you go to Destin?  Are you inspired by the beautiful white sand beaches and the crystal clear blue water? Are the many and varied Snowbird activities part of the reason? 

We need your creative talents!  We are looking to increase our social media presence and want to start with a logo that is an attention grabber and shows others what the Walton County Snowbirds are about and why we return every year. 
If you have an idea, just sketch it out and submit it to by March 31, 2021.  We would love to see your creative ideas and there will be a small prize for the chosen artwork.


  Everyone who has removed their items from storage, must return them by March 30, 2021.  The member who has helped with drop off after the end of March, or with pick up before November 1, has decided to retire.  This means there will be no access to storage from March 30, 2021 to November 1, 2021.  I know this may inconvenience some of you and we are trying to find a replacement.  In the meantime, I apologize. 

Volunteer Vacancies

 Co-1st Vice Presidents Len & Jan Hoover are currently contacting all activity leaders to see if they plan to return and to lead their activity.  We will have an update on that at a later date.  However, we do know that we need volunteers for the following roles:

 Webmaster – our current webmaster has been trying to retire for a few years now and really does want to move away from the role.  If we have anyone with this skill set who is interested in dedicating a few hours, we need you!

 50/50 Raffle Chair – We need someone to run the 50/50 Raffle at each meeting.  There is a great group of support staff who will help but we need someone willing to lead.  This involves attending each meeting, ensuring the tickets are sold, counting the money and determining the prize amounts. 

 Vendors Chair – We need someone as a contact point for the vendors who attend our meetings. This person would identify the vendors who will be in attendance and deal with any concerns the vendors may have.  They would need to be at each meeting at least an hour early to greet the vendors when they arrive and assign them a table.

 Storage – The current Storage Chair has agreed to stay on through the 2021-2022 season and then step aside.  It is desirable to have someone in place while he is still chair so they can learn the job responsibilities. 

If you are interested in more information about any of these vacancies, or if you would like to volunteer, please contact me:

            DONNA REED
            C: 703-969-4926

Stay safe and healthy everyone!  We are looking forward to seeing you next snowbird season!

Donna Reed
Walton County Snowbirds