Clubs

Art Appreciation Club
The purpose of the Art Appreciation Club is to open avenues for those interested in the visual arts. We take several trips each season to museums and places of interest. When not on a trip, we meet on the first Thursday at 1:00pm in the auditorium. At these meetings we have an art film by an expert lecturer on topics of interest or we have a guest lecturer.
Book Club
The Palm Isles Book Club allows our members who have a love of reading to share that love with other like-minded people in a social and informative setting. Our club meets once a month on the second Monday, from 3-4pm in the multi-purpose room. The season runs from October to May. (Always check your Palm Islander for any potential schedule changes).

With input from our members, we select books that explore various cultures, interesting people, and diverse topics. Books written by popular authors and sometimes less known authors are selected. Each month, a different person facilitates and leads the discussion. Sometimes we are fortunate to have the author join our discussion in person or via Skype. We have also used slides or YouTube to enhance our discussions.

Although we are an informal group, we have a regular following of 30-50 participants. We collect NO DUES…..you just need a love of reading.

Come and join us!!
Chess Club
The mission of the PI Chess club is to rekindle the excitement and love of playing chess for people who have played in the past and want to start again, to introduce chess to people who have never learned to play the game, and to help all players to improve their chess game skills.

First, most PI chess players played the game in their youth, and then paused for 40- 50 or more years due to marriage, children, and careers. We invite all of you to join us, playing friendly, competitive chess in a relaxing atmosphere. Sometimes we will discuss the games in progress to provide real-time, interactive learning sessions on strategies and evaluation of past or future moves to improve everyone’s chess skills.

Secondly, we invite people who want to learn to play chess to experience the joys and excitement of the game. This past year, one person began learning the game and three others have asked to join us next Fall for instruction and the chance to play. We have experienced players who are excellent teachers of the game and they are looking forward to help.

Thirdly, we have players who join us on rare occasions, such as grandchildren playing with us during Children’s Week when they are on school vacations, or friends and relatives visiting someone in Palm Isles. Last year, we had someone join us from Sweden when he was visiting a relative in Palm Isles. We invite everyone to play chess with us. We have chess sets and the room to accommodate many players. There are no dues, fees, or reservations required. Note: Since many of the chess club members are seasonal residents, our most active time is December through March.
Dance Club
Palm Isles Dance Club welcomes all. We have a dance once a month on the second Friday of each month with a live DJ.

Our dance club has over one hundred members and is growing. Members don’t have to dance. You are welcome to just come and listen to the music or to just enjoy your friends and neighbors. In addition, we love to make your birthday or anniversary special and help celebrate with you.
Hadassah
Tamara Hadassah of Palm Isles is one chapter in a nationwide organization of 330,000 members. Through education, advocacy, youth development, and its support of medical care and research at Hadassah Medical Organization, Hadassah enhances the health and lives of people in Israel, the Middle East, the United States, and worldwide. The hospitals in Jerusalem serve all residents regardless of their nationality or political affiliation, and their research touches people throughout the world. The genes specific for breast cancer, Braca I and Braca II, were identified at Hadassah Hospital. Hadassah research facilities are now working on cures for ALS, Melanoma, Parkinson’s Disease, MS, and Breast Cancer. The results of this research are presently in medical trials in hospitals around the world, and are the advanced protocols for many diseases.

Palm Isles Hadassah’s main goal is to support this world famous organization through communication, education, and celebration with our various programs and events. Everyone in Palm Isles is welcome to join us at our monthly meetings on the first Monday of each month to hear dynamic speakers on a variety of topics. Throughout the year we sponsor many events such as Mah Jongg and Card Parties, Trivia Nite, Military Bridge, and shows in our theater. Our special holiday events are always a popular way to welcome Passover and Chanukah.

Everyone benefits from and can be a member of Hadassah. Check out our page in the Palm Islander each month for an up-to-date calendar of all our programs. You can also pick up a flyer for special events from the Lucite bins in the lobby of the clubhouse.

We hope to see many Palm Islanders at our meetings and events, as we get together to meet new friends, greet old friends, and at the same time support this important worldwide organization.
PAP Corps
The PAP Corps, Champions for cancer research, is dedicated to supporting research for all types of cancer at The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Sylvester is the only academic hospital in south Florida.

Our vision is to imagine and help create a world without cancer. The PAP Corps has over 20,000 members across 53 chapters, raising over $63 million. Sylvester physicians and scientists apply research breakthroughs from the lab to the patient’s bedside, closely evaluating the effectiveness of new treatments that will benefit patient care.

The Palm Isles chapter of the PAP Corps is very involved in the community. We provide informative and educational meetings on the third Monday of the month. These meetings are open to both women and men. We also have many special events including walkathon, shows, card parties, trips, etc. PAP members and their families are provided with a liaison to Sylvester if the need should arise.

Scrabble Club
The Scrabble Club meets every Thursday night at 7 pm in the back of the art room. Come as often as you can. If you cannot make it every week, you are welcome to come when you can. Bring your boards. There is no fee, just come and have fun. Your guests are welcome. We bring a fun evening to our residents who want someplace to go for the evening. Come and challenge your mind.
Social Connection
Social Connection is an informal group of like-minded members of the Palm Isles community who feel that it is important for new members of the community to meet each other as well as more established members of the community, in order to make the transition into life at Palm Isles as rapid and pleasant as possible.

Social Connection has no officers nor dues, The club meets one Friday each month (usually the third Friday) for informal conversation and introductions, which we hope will lead to future friendships within the community. Because we collect no dues, we do not conduct formal programs or trips.
Belly Dancing
The Palm Isles Belly Dance classes give residents the opportunity to learn this ancient art form. Taught by Palm Isles resident, Jaqi McNamee, there is no charge to either the students or to Palm Isles. Jaqi has an extensive dance background in ballet, tap, jazz, Spanish classical and Flamenco, and Belly Dance, which she has taught for 30 years.

A new class, Belly Dance Aerobics, will begin in November, and is designed to give students a fat-burning workout using belly dance movements and steps.

The Repertory class is for students who want to take their training to the next level and learn choreography. They also have the opportunity to perform at the annual Fitness Expo in the MPR and the Cultural Arts Showcase in the Palm Isles Theater.
Bridge Club
PALM ISLES BRIDGE CLUB

Palm Isles Bridge Club is a sanctioned member of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL). Our sanctioned games are on Wednesday afternoons in accordance with the rules as outlined by the ACBL and administered by a Director; who does not reside within Palm Isles.

Supervised games with experienced Palm Isles players who serve as mentors are held every Saturday morning. Free Classes are offered to members; beginners to intermediate.

We have Monthly meetings and an Annual Luncheon/Card Party.

Our mission statement and objectives are:

1. To preserve and promote the best interests of and to stimulate interest in the art of playing Bridge.

2. To encourage the highest standards of conduct and ethics by its members and to enforce such standards.

3. To conduct such other activities as may be in keeping with its principal objectives.

4. To have fun in a non-hostile and friendly environment
Computer Club
The Palm Isles Computer Club is comprised of residents who want to learn more about new trends in technology as well as a those who want to learn the basics. Our seminars cover a range of topics and internet devices, from computers, to smartphones, to GPS units, to intelligent voice devices, like the Amazon Echo. Software and password protection ideas and references are discussed as well.

The Computer Lab on the second floor of the clubhouse is stocked with computer equipment for the use of Palm Isle residents. There are both MAC and PC computers as well as equipment that can be used to transfer old vinyl records, 8 mm movies, cassette tapes, and VHS tapes to digital DVDs.

The club has a presentation on the first Tuesday of each month in the clubhouse, where technology-related products, software, and issues are presented. On the third Tuesday of each month, Board of Directors is available in the Multipurpose Room downstairs in the clubhouse for Roundtable help. Residents are invited to bring their phones, laptops, etc. to obtain help with any problems they are encountering with their equipment.

All Palm Isles residents, whether technology savvy or hoping to learn, are invited to join our membership at any of our meetings. Topics for our seminar meetings are posted in the monthly Palm Islander.
Fishing Club
The purpose of the Palm Isles Fishing Club is to encourage sportsmanship, conservation, fellowship, and participation through fishing. It is about friendship and fun. It is about outdoor experiences, renewing a forgotten hobby ,or acquiring new skills. There is a wonderful camaraderie among its members.

The members meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and fish the Palm Isles lakes.

Breakfast follows at 9:30 a.m. in our cafe. Salt water fishing is available every Wednesday. Some members fish in Palm Isles on Thursday afternoons as well.

There is a monthly luncheon as well as a yearly barbecue. Field trips are organized and carpooling is provided. Residents can participate as much or as little as they desire to. The Palm Isles Fishing Club also provides to the general Palm Isles Community, fishing equipment for visiting family members. The club also sponsors three children’s Fishing Derbies. At this time bait, rods, and instructions are provided to grandchildren of Palm Islanders. Further Information can be found in the Palm Islander.
Inquiry Club
The Inquiry Club conducts what we call “Point of View” on the first, third and fifth Tuesday of the month at 2 pm in CL1. Participants sit in a circle and share comments.

Our Axiom: Please bring an open mind, your thoughts on the topic, and a desire to engage in respectful, civil dialogue. Our goal is to better understand the human condition and to hone our thinking skills by “thinking out loud”.

Politics and religion are taboo. Some sample subjects (changed each week) are : What are the ingredients of “Success”? Am I my brother’s keeper?, What is Character?, What makes a role model?, How do we maintain decent values?
Photography Club
Our mission is to provide Palm Islanders sharing an interest in photography, at any level, a common ground where they can pursue that interest.

We meet once a month from October through April. Meetings include an instructional topic or presentation delivered by a member or outside guest followed by a slide show of member’s images. This is a Non-Competitive club! We’re here to have some fun, be inspired and learn.

If you’re interested in becoming part of this adventure, please email Bill Rosenberg at billr1260@aol.com or call on my cell 917-282-6616. I need your name, email and best contact phone number.
Seasonals Of Palm Isles
The Seasonals of Palm Isles is a social club for all residents, whether you are a full-timer, a seasonal, or a snowflake. We provide social activities throughout the year for all residents that promote enrichment, social interaction, intellectual curiosity, or just to have a fun time. We have monthly meetings, most with professional entertainment, always ending with a collation afterwards.

We feature trips to the theater, ball games, short overnight trips, special event nights, a yearly picnic, and our unparalleled Dinner Dance, just to mention a few of our incredible interactive social events. We welcome all Palm Islanders to enjoy the fun-filled times that the Seasonals has to offer.
Tennis Club
The Palm Isles Tennis Club is committed to providing its members with tennis and social activities that will promote positive experiences and camaraderie both on and off the court. We are a welcoming group who embrace all levels of players.

The Tennis Club Offers social tennis, competitive inter-community leagues, tennis under the lights on 3 lit courts, mixers and ladders, ball machine, monthly meetings, social events, and professional services. Our 8 har-tru courts are active all year long! We invite you to join our family!
Bible As Literature
We offer a class dealing with the Bible from a modern literary and historical perspective.
Caring Unlimited
The purpose of Caring Unlimited is to create an environment where Palm Isles residents can go to communicate with others who have experienced a similar traumatic event in their lives. Whether that event is a death in their family, an in-hospital stay, or any other comparable traumatic experience, we are there to share information and offer needed emotional assistance, advice, and support.
Creative Writing
Our mission is to encourage Palm Isles residents to have fun while sharing their poems, stories and other creative writing in an encouraging small group setting.
Golf Club
The Palm Isles Men’s Golf Association is open to all men golfers of any skill level living in Palm Isles and Palm Isles West. The Club holds breakfast meetings in the clubhouse on the second Sunday of each month, from October through April, to discuss club events, tournaments, and general golf play.

During the season, the club plays every Monday morning with groups of both 18 hole and 9 hole golfers playing and then meet for lunch at a local restaurant. We also schedule monthly tournaments, socials, and events for all members. The tournaments have several different formats and teams are chosen by handicap to insure a fair level of competition.

The weekly golf is arranged to give all players the opportunity to play with various members over the course of a season. This enables golfers to meet many others in the community, make other golf games on other days of the week, and most importantly, to socialize and make new friends.
Palm Isles Players
Palm Isles Players (PIP) is our community theater group. Each year, we provide our residents with a wide range of opportunities in all areas of show production. This includes writing, directing, staging, designing costumes and sets, advertising, marketing, sales, and, of course, singing, dancing and acting.

All of this culminates in a show presented each year in early March. During showtimes, Palm Islanders participate backstage as dressers, make-up assistants, and stage hands. Those with technical background work on lights and sound. Ushers and security guards round out the PIP family.

We welcome all residents who have an interest in any aspect of show production to join our group of theater enthusiasts. We meet the fourth Monday of each month during show season. We look forward to new residents becoming involved in this unique experience!
Pickleball
The Pickleball Club is dedicated to promoting and expanding the growing sport of Pickleball in the Palm Isles Community.

In order to accomplish our goals, we give free lessons to all new players to the sport, continued use of the new ball machine, and an opportunity to play in non-competitive and advanced leagues in Palm Beach County.

We feel it’s important to give the growing numbers of players an opportunity to play regularly, so we use open play in the mornings to continue improving skills and strategies.

The meteoric rise of the sport will be enhanced by continued lessons and play.
Singers Of Palm Isles
The Singers of Palm Isles is our community choral group. It is open to all residents, regardless of their level of expertise or singing skills. We do not have auditions. We are a congenial and welcoming group, known for our smiles in rehearsals and performances. We also enjoy bringing our love of choral singing to others.

The Palm Isles Singers have in common a feeling of joy when we sing with others.

In weekly rehearsals, with volunteer conductor and professional piano accompanist, we practice for upcoming performances. These include, at no charge to audiences, our annual theme concert, a patriotic July 4th program, a commemorative program on 9/11, and a Veterans’ Day program in conjunction with a committee of Palm Isles veterans. We also enjoy bringing our voices to local senior facilities.

Whether we have been Singers members for many years or just moved into Palm Isles, all of us enjoy meeting new friends with a common love of group singing.
The Science/Technology Club of Palm Isles
We formed our club over 10 years ago to sustain the natural curiosity of our
members in the areas of science and technology. Many of our members led
productive lives in these fields and we wanted a forum to associate with others
who have similar interests. Other members, who were “not technical,” simply
wanted to take the opportunity to be enlightened and become engaged. After all,
science and technology have had a profound effect on human history and will
continue to influence our future.

Once a month, on Sunday mornings, we present a 40 minute talk on an interesting
sci/tech subject or topic. Volunteer speakers come from among our experienced
members, as well as from outside sources. The talks have a technical bent but are
not “science classes” per se. Some of our members talk about their past
employment and projects.…others talk about recent developments….and still
others explain complex programs and products in ways we all can understand.

Added bonuses are the trips we arrange each season to interesting venues in the
area (planetarium, air control tower, recycling center, etc.). Also, for those
interested in the cosmos and the universe around us, we have added a film and
discussion series that meets once a month on Monday afternoons and are geared
toward everyone’s understanding. They feature explorations of our Universe without including the math and complex physics that can cloud the information.
Our goal is to increase our members’ scientific and technical literacy and its
relevance to the real world.

If you’re curious, you’ll find us interesting, friendly, and certainly not too technical.
There is also the congeniality that comes from such an association. Please join us. We welcome everyone. No matter the subject, you will always
learn something new. And we might even learn from you. We’d like that.