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Phantoms November/December Newsletter

November/December 2017 Newsletter
Updates and New Information for Members!
By Robert Ives, Phantoms Communications Chair

Recent Phantoms News!

*The Phantoms Board met on November 8. The next Board Meeting will be held on December 13, 2017 at 10:00. The meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Charlotte Community Foundation in Punta Gorda. All Phantoms are invited to the meetings. If you would like to attend, please contact President Joan a few days ahead:

*President Joan Byron has been collecting and compiling Phantoms volunteer hours. Phantoms have worked 1123.5 hours since May 1st.

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It is time to renew your Phantoms membership,

Or to join as a new Phantoms member!

Renew or join for 2017 – 2018:  Phantoms membership forms are available from the CSO office at  6210 Scott Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950?3901, or you can obtain a form through the CSO website online:  Phantoms Membership Form

Ongoing Phantoms Information
Fundraising 2017-2018:

*The “Grub Crawl” fundraiser held on November 14th was a big success, with 173 hungry donors participating. This Phantoms fundraiser brought in $3460 for the orchestra. Seven restaurants participated this year: River City Grill, Italia, F M Don’s, Leroy’s Southern Kitchen, Bella’s Bistro, Angela’s Cafe Italiano, Isabel & Annabel’s Mexican Restaurant. “Thank You!” to the restaurants and the Phantoms who participated in this year’s Grub Crawl!

*A Sunday Brunch fundraiser will be held again this season. This year’s brunch will be held on March 11, from 11 AM until 2 PM. The venue for the Sunday Brunch is Twin Isles Country Club in Punta Gorda. The committee is currently taking suggestions for a theme and a name. Please feel free to send either to Joan Byron at

*The next Composer’s Luncheon will be held on Thursday, December 7. The luncheon program will be a Holiday Sing-A-Long. All you rusty musicians are invited to dust off your instruments and accompany the singing. (Kazoos welcome!) Guests and the public are welcome. The luncheons are held at the Punta Gorda Woman’s Club, 118 Sullivan Street, and are open to the public. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the Symphony Office at 941-205-9743 by Tuesday noon, December 5th. Monthly Composer’s Luncheons will continue throughout this season. Coordinators for the 2017-2018 luncheons are Phantoms members Barb Berman and Barbara McCarrick.

Phantoms Contacts:

Joan Byron, President,

Sharon MacLaren, Vice President,

Janet Wilcox, Secretary,

Bob Ives, Communications Chair,



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