Come on out to the Annual Conch Republic Polar Bear Plunge to benefit the programs of Samuel’s House which provide housing and supportive services to homeless women, women and men with children and intact families. Those “up north” chuckle at us but as all Conchs know (both salt water and fresh water) no one goes in the “bone chilling” low 70’s degree water from Fantasy Fest until late April! The event will be held at the crack o’ noon on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5th in front of Salute! on the Beach, 1100 Atlantic Boulevard, Key West. A $25 participation fee includes an official T-Shirt.
The Samuel’s House Board of Directors has held its “Women of Integrity and Men of Valor” dinner since 2000, with a short respite several years ago, to honor men and women who have given generously to our community through their community work and volunteer efforts. The dinner recognizes incredible Key West men and women in different categories each year. This year, the dinner will be held on Thursday, April 6th at 7:00pm in the Marriott Beachside Hotel ballroom. Dinner tickets are available for $TBD each.
For event tickets or if you’d like to make a monetary donation on behalf of one of the honorees, please call 305-296-0240, ext.118. We are also looking for donations to the silent auction to be held during the event.
On behalf of our Board Members and Samuel’s House staff we would like Congratulate the following people who will be the recipients of The 2017 Women of Integrity/Men of Valor:
Mr. Ed Swift, Altruistic
Mrs. Heather Caruthers, Public Service
Honorable Peary Fowler, Judicial
Mr. Michael Knowles, Children
Ms. Ann Spagnolo and Ms. Charlene Nguyen, Altruistic
Mr. Rick Lopez, Community at Large
Ms.Joyce Benevides Children
Mrs. Eleana Spottswood Philanthropy
Mrs. Sue Barroso Faith Based
Mr.Tom Callahan Humanitarian
Dr. Bruce Boros Medical
This is an invitational event only. Please Contact Rick for further information about this event.
Tom Thumb Invitational Fishing Tournament from 5/4/2017 – 5/7/2017 @ Hawks Cay.
The 2nd Annual Tom Thumb Mahi Mayhem Invitational Fishing Tournament will take place on Thursday May 4th – Sunday May 7th, based at the prestigious Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key. Enjoy the beautiful Florida Keys and support organizations that service displaced women, children and families in Dade and Monroe Counties. 100% of the net proceeds will be donated to Lotus House and other selected charities.
Once again, the Florida Keys Chapter of HSMAI (Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International) is holding the 5th Annual Yappy Hour to benefit Samuel’s House and HSMAI on Saturday, August 22nd in air-conditioned comfort at Aqua Nightclub, 711 Duval Street. Your pooches are welcome but must be on a leash! Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children and dogs drink free. Admission includes a yummy buffet, soft drinks and one House Special Cocktail per adult. The event also features a fabulous silent auction. There will be a Best of the Best Dog Show with prizes for best costume, cutest and best trick. So dress up your furry socialite in his or her finest and come on down to Aqua to support Samuel’s House and HSMAI.
Please contact Mindy McKenzie at 305-296-0240, ext. 11 for more information.