Volunteers in Action

Volunteers in Action: Coral Gables Woman’s Club (FL) & North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club (SC)

Coral Gables Woman’s Club Centennial Chairman, Robin Burr, is working with Dr. Jason Dowling, Director of the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens Million Orchid Project, to install rare native orchids on the woman’s club property, re-establishing species that grew there more than a century ago.

On Saturday, June 24, 2023 a team of volunteers installed over one hundred select orchids at their historic clubhouse location. During the entire year of 2023, the Coral Gables Woman’s Club has planned a myriad of such events of interest in order to celebrate their 100 years of community service in the City Beautiful.

The focus of The Million Orchid Project has has been to reintroduce native orchids to South Florida. The project is unique, both in its large scale and its focus on urban landscapes in the local community.


Thursday, June 15th was World Elder Abuse Awareness DayThe North Myrtle Beach Woman’s club petitioned the city to sign a proclamation setting this day aside to bring awareness to the community about our most vulnerable citizens, our elderly.  Chief of Police Dana Crowell attended the event and read the proclamation.

The woman’s club hosted an event at Mission BBQ to educate the community about Elder Abuse which can take many forms, those identified by the National Center on Elder Abuse include neglect, physical abusesexual abuse, abandonment, emotional or psychological, financial, or material exploitation, and self-neglectThe club was also raising funds for SOS Care’s Project Lifesaverapproximately $1,000 was donated through the generosity of those in attendanceThis life saving program allows individuals who may be prone to wandering to be trackedThis is done using a radio frequency tracking bracelet. Multiple North Myrtle Beach Police officers have been trained to use this technology to find individuals wearing these braceletsWhat may have taken untold man hoursdays or weeks in the past may now take as little as 30 minutesThis is life-changing for our elderly population, especially those in our community who have Alzheimer’s or dementia. 

If you are interested in learning more about the North Myrtle Beach Women’s Club, please visit their website at – or Facebook – North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club.

If you would like to learn more about SOS Care’s Project Lifesaver or make a donation, please visit their website at or Facebook – SOS Care.