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President’s Report


Hello Destin and future Destin Snowbirds!  

The Board of Directors, Kitty and I welcome you to the white sands and emerald waters of the Emerald Coast at Destin!  I am sure you have missed this beautiful area as much as we have.


The following are the Board of Directors of the Destin Snowbird Club for 2017-2018:

Jackie Roberson........1st Vice President

Ted Spring.................2nd Vice President

Dick Cunneen............Treasurer

Cindy Varnell.............Secretary

Mary Pierce...............Publicity Director

Bob Baker.................Webmaster

Linda Zukonik............Member-at-Large

Dean Harper..............Member-at-Large


We are planning a fun year full of activities, entertainment and socializing, with some laughter thrown in, all in this beautiful setting.  To accomplish these tasks, it takes a lot of individuals.  I am asking up front that you consider volunteering to serve at some capacity to help run our very good club.  There is an old saying “many hands make light work”.  Based on my experience I know you will enjoy your time volunteering.  There is a place on the registration form to indicate your desire to help.

Next, I’ll tell you a little about myself.  I am a product of the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains which explains why, to some of you, I talk funny.  I graduated in civil engineering from Virginia Tech (go Hokies) and left the mountains to seek my fortune.  I have lived in several states: Maryland, Alabama, West Virginia, Indiana and Ohio.  After retiring from American Electric Power, I returned to continue freezing and shoveling snow.  The lure of five grandchildren and warmth led me to Destin to spend half a year.  I have way too many hobbies, children and grandchildren to mention; however, I do have one wife, Kitty, who has been around for 53 years. 

I am really looking forward to this year, renewing old acquaintances and meeting new people.  By the way, I didn’t find my fortune so it may be here.


Your President,

Charles Cassell