Giving Back

Pet Pals Animal Shelter

My Florida Escape is dedicated to giving back to our community. We have chosen to support Pet Pals Animal Shelter whose mission is to rescue dogs and cats from shelters that may otherwise be euthanized due to time limitations, illness, injuries or lack of socialization and training. They are dedicated to educating the public about the pet overpopulation crisis, the importance of spaying/neutering and responsible pet ownership. A portion of each transaction benefits Pet Pals Animal Shelter.


St. Petersburg Rotary Clubrotary-club-wheel

The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg was chartered on January 3, 1920. William Straub, then editor of the St. Petersburg Times, whose original idea it was that St. Petersburg should have a Rotary Club, became the first president. The club is the oldest and the largest civic club in St. Petersburg.

Each year the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg remains a strong supporter of the local agencies providing assistance to those in the community.  I am proud to be a member of this worthy organization. The St. Petersburg Rotary Club meets every Friday at 12:15pm at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Contact me for more information.


St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club

The St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club is the largest and one of the oldest in the world.  Established in 1924, it is a St. Petersburg gem that serves our community with free Friday nights for the public to come and learn to play, fun raising for local charities, and activities for all ages regardless of physical limitations. Volunteers support the small paid staff with keeping up maintenance, coordinating events, hosting tournaments and providing various activities. Without volunteers, the Shuffleboard Club would not be the wonderful community gem it is.

I have been volunteering for several years for Friday Nite St. Pete Shuffle (our free night open to the public), volunteer work days and other special events. The St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club is a great way to regularly meet new people and get involved with our local community.  If you would like to learn more about the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club in general, or how you can volunteer, please give me a call.  I look forward to seeing you on the courts!