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If you wish to join the fun, email janlorton@hotmail.com


Our garden will only grow and flourish if we feed and nurture it regularly

 Help the Floridians do the same by sending your pictures, announcements, and stories to Pat Jones at queenpjones@gmail.com.

  We want to share plans of our upcoming events and highlights of past activities.   



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Welcome to PGI Floridians Web Site!

The Punta Gorda Isles Floridians social club, founded in 2004, is associated with the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association.  Monthly meetings take place at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association the second Monday of each month at 7 pm.  Check the calendar for information on the General Membership meeting event for the month.  

The club goals are to:

  • Make Friends                 

  • Participate

  • Learn 

  • Enjoy Life

ITíS NEVER TOO LATE!  We currently have 279 members.!!!     Joining the Floridians is easy.  Come to any scheduled event and tell us youíre interested or fill out and mail the membership form or contact Rolf Simonson at rsimoso@gmail.com or920-946-4067.  We have a spot for you!  The dues are $12.50 per person.  Mail a check made out to PGI Floridians to Treasurer, Pat Jones, 1431 Blue Jay Ct., Punta Gorda, Fl, 33950

As we sang "Auld Lang Syne" to ring in 2017 hopefully everyone took a moment to reflect on friendships and kindness, both old and new. PGI Floridian friendships, along with our membership, continue to grow and are nurtured by the support of our leadership. Thanks to all who gave of there time to serve our club in 2016. Our new Board Members look forward to serving the club and helping everyone have fun in our piece of paradise. 


Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events!

  • ACTIVITIES AND EXERCISE - Have you turned into a couch potato watching all the daily game and talk shows? Never fear, fellow Floridians are here with a wide variety of activities each month. 

  • FLORIDIAN COUPLES GOLF LEAGUE -  Floridians Couples Golf League  at Twin Isles Golf & Country Club. Jan and Bill Lorton have kept the group actively involved and everyone has a great time.  The fun continues every Tuesday. If you wish to join the fun, email janlorton@hotmail.com.

  • FLORIDIANS MAH JONGG - This group is now meeting twice weekly.  The Wednesday group meets from 1 - 4 p.m. at PGICA.  The Sunday afternoon group continues to meet in various members homes.  Pineapplegrams provide any last minute updates but you can also contract Susan Berger at 941.639.2330 or firstlady3709@verizon.net.  for all the latest details.  Please wear your Floridian name tag.  Contact Susan Berger if you are interested in hosting Sunday afternoon MahJongg at your home - 941.639.2330 or firstlady3709@verizon.net.

  • PICKLEBALL - No equipment required, just drop in at South County Recreation Center at 670 Cooper Street, Punta Gorda for beginner Pickleball. Join us on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. for a cost of $3.00 per person. Beginner lessons are also available. Contact Deb Sarkisian for additional information at 941.456.1122 or via email at debsarkisian@aol.com.

  • BOOK CLUBS are reading up a storm;  if  you are interested in getting started, contact Kathy Schindler at 941.575.6309

  • DINE AROUND and other activities held at commercial establishments could be in jeopardy of coming to an end due to reservations made, but then individuals do not show up.  Please take the time to contract the activity coordinator if you are unable to attend a "reserved" activity.  This allows for possible substitution and notification to the establishment.  Thanks for your help.  Check the Calendar or the Dine Around page for more information

  • FLORIDA REPERTORY THEATER FT MYERS - Mark your calendar for the 2017 season. All performances are usually on Saturday around 2:00 p.m.  Judy Berger will send all the details closer to the Showtime but all tickets reserved must be paid for in advance.  Pease send a check to Judy Berger, 24056 Park Place Drive S, Port Charlotte, 33980. Contact Judy Berger if you are interested in securing your seat for these great events. She can be reached at judberger60@embarqmail.com or by phone at 941-624-0405. Reservations are due two weeks prior to the event.

  • FOOD AND FRIENDS - For more information, please go to the tab above for the guidelines or contact Betty Peterson at 941.639.0599 or peterson_betty@hotmail.com.  Members who participate in this activity are expected to host a dinner during that calendar year.  There are options for hosting other than one's home. Please read the guidelines for more information.  The host supplies an entree and soft drinks.  The guests bring an appetizer, side or dessert and any adult beverage they prefer. 

  • LADIES LUNCH BUNCH 2nd Wednesday of the Month. Please contact Jenita Day at 989.657.4948 if you are interested in participating.  Hosts are always needed.

  • MEN'S LUNCH BUNCH - Monthly on the 2nd Wednesday at Noon.  Contact Ken Fish.  Dates may change.

  • LADIES LUNCH OUT -4th Monday of the Month  This is for those ladies who like to eat lunch out.   Great food and company.  Watch Pineapplegrams, check the tab at the top of the page, or check the calendar for the monthly date and location.  Contact Darlene Rosen at standar125@aol.com or call 941.505.1492

  • LET'S GET CREATIVE - No activities planned at this time.

  • MEET AND GREET - Join us each month on the first Thursday at Jack's on Marion.  Check the meet and greet page.

  • MEMBERSHIP MEETING - Our monthly meetings are not just plain business meetings.   They are varied activities which will keep everyone happy.


    MOVIE TIME - 4th Wednesday of the month at The Regal Cinema, Town Center Mall.  Dinner to follow. You can find additional information at the Movie Time tab at the top, on the Calendar, or through Pineapplegrams.  You can also contact Joyce & Dave Gleason, 941-637-5921

    OPERA EVENTS - Join a group of Floridian members at the Regal Cinema for a change of pace with the performance of some fabulous Opera performances.  Great way to spend an afternoon.  The group typically visits an area restaurant after the Opera. Contact President Larry Lowy for more information.

    Descriptions of these events are listed under Special Events:

    SPECIAL EVENTS -  Opera Schedule