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2019 -2020 Photos

First vice-president Don Collins of Ontario (l) confers with president Ted Spring of Florida (r) before the start of the Destin snowbird season’s first board meeting.

Board members Jackie Roberson of Maine, Cindy Varnell of Tennessee and Linda Zukonik of Michigan unpack boxes full of snowbird materials for the start of the new snowbird season.

Ted Spring of Florida sits in the president’s chair between 1st vice-president Don Collins of Ontario on his left and past president advisor Jackie Roberson of Maine on his right to begin the Destin Snowbird, Inc.’s 40th season.

Mary Ellen Franklin Past away in May, 2019

Mary Ellen Franklin, 6th from the right on the registration committee

Mary Ellen Franklin with co-chair Sigrid Aeschleman at the Ladies Fashion Show Luncheon.

Mary Ellen Franklin, center, leading the ladies through a morning workout in the Seascape resort pool.

Left to right: Patricia Prince- Poet and published author from Ontario, CA Dick Ault- Published author from Michigan Pat Hager- Musician/social worker from Bismarck, ND Ann Borger- Poet and published author Ellen Ryan- Poet/Photographer and published author from Ontario, CA Jane Ryan-Poet/published author from Michigan Kaye Kindig- Beginning writer from Cour d'Lane, ID

Destin snowbird and published author Pat Prince gleans advice from Mark Twain at the start of every Writers Group season.

Barbara Nelson and Margie VanVleet manage to hold their own against their male opponents at Monday night Poker at the Seascape Conference Center.

Jackie Herlin of IL gets the crowd pumped up as David Seering sings the snowbird anthem, “Sweet Caroline.”

David Seering Wows the capacity crowd at the Roost in last Tuesday’s meeting.

John Nahbenayashe of WI finds himself outnumbered at last Tuesday’s Singles Friendship luncheon at 790 on the Gulf.

Fifteen members of the Singles Friendship Club enjoy lunch and camaraderie at 790 on the Gulf after last Tuesday’s meeting.

Ray Varnell and Dean Harper, both of Tennessee, welcome snowbirds to the season’s first T.G.I.T. party at the Seascape Conference Center.

Charlene and Patrick Hargrove of Texas are enjoying their first T.G.I.T. party as first-time snowbirds their first year in Destin.

Brenda Murphy of Michigan (center) leads the ladies in a line dance at the snowbird season’s first T.G.I.T. party

Brenda Murphy of Michigan (center) leads the ladies in a line dance at the snowbird season’s first T.G.I.T. party

Chairman Tom Voelkel and his wife Louise enjoy the warm glow of success on the snowbird season’s first Harbor Party Boat Cruise upon the Southern Star last Monday.

New snowbirds Victoria and Brent Morey of ND enjoyed their maiden voyage on the Southern Star’s Harbor Party Boat Cruise so much that they are making plans to go again.

The beauty of the T.G.I.T. parties is that they make winter snowbirds feel and behave like spring chickens.

Dick and Brenda Murphy (left) have initiated a relationship between the Destin snowbirds and the NWFS College Athletic Department which has resulted in the enjoyment of some awesome basketball games.

These early bird snowbirds who arrived at The Track at 6:30 a.m. for the 7:00 a.m. bus to Biloxi are from left: Ruth Beckett, Frank Snow, Jeanette Schirle, Sue Snow and Paul Schirle all of Michigan and Gene and Maggie Vennare and Stan and Cathy Weaver all of Pennsylvania.

Three amigos who have shouldered the responsibility of planning successful Harbor Party Boat Cruises are from left to right, Don Collins, Ted Spring and Tom Voelkel.

Jackie Roberson and Linda Zukonik sell storage box tickets to Carol Dockendorff of MN and Diane Kurzava of MI. They will continue to sell tickets between the Tuesday morning meetings through February.

Ernest “Fly” Dents gets down into the crowd at last Tuesday’s Destin snowbird morning meetings.

First place winners with a score of 71 in the Ladies Golf Scrambles at Shalimar Pointe Golf Club include Ruth Rusk, Patti Blaskie, Linda Sill and Trina MacIntyre,

First time snowbirds Miki and Steve Ericson of MN (right) purchase tickets for the Sunday, February 16, Soundsations Benefit performance from chairpersons Brenda and Dick Murphy of MI.

Enjoying a Superbowl Sunday on sunny Regatta Bay greens are Pete Kolobutin, Iain McKenzie and Doug Oliver of ON and David Hartigan of MA.

Golf Appreciation: Indian Bayou Head Pro Jim Carpenter (3rd from right) holds a certificate of appreciation presented to him by Destin golfers (left to right) Joe Pierce of MI, Ric Caner of OH, Don Collins of ON, Jim Cleary of IL, and Rick and Dennis Mettle of OH.

Prize Committee Chairpersons Sandy and Gene Holzer thank their canvassing volunteers for a successful, bountiful season.