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The Panhandle Seminole Club Welcomes You.

  

The Panhandle Seminole Club is open to all alumni and friends of Florida State University. The Club serves to unite alumni and friends and to strengthen ties to the University through increased participation in "Seminole" activities. Participation allows association with other Florida State graduates, students, former students, athletes and Seminole Boosters in the community. Interesting programs are provided through University speakers and projects, such as scholarships and recognition awards, golf tournaments and banquets.

 ANNOUNCEMENTS


Panhandle Seminole Club’s Annual Kickoff Scholarship Awards Dinner

The Panhandle Seminole Club will hold its Annual Kickoff Scholarship Awards Dinner at Rivertown Community Church at 4534 Lafayette Street in Marianna on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 6:30 PM CDT.

The Club will introduce and present scholarships to four (4) local students who will be attending FSU this fall. Each student will be awarded a $1000 scholarship coming from monies that were raised through several fund-raisers supported by our local community. These scholarships bring the Club’s most recent total to over $50,000 in support of FSU students.

The guest speaker will be FSU’s Head Coach of Softball Lonni Alameda. The 2015 team had a 49-14 record and is now the reigning back-to-back Atlantic Coast Conference champion, having won the conference in 2014 and 2015. The team’s leadership skills are not only evident on the field, but also off the field, as exhibited in the classroom and in their community service projects around Tallahassee.

Coach Alameda will highlight last season and discuss the upcoming year, along with a few of her players that are scheduled to appear.

Friends of FSU and local boosters will be treated to a pulled pork meal with all the trimmings. The Awards Dinner is free to Alumni Association members and $5 to all non-members. For reservation information, please call George Sweeney at (850) 482-5526 by August 19.

Information about the Club’s activities may be found on their website at www.panhandleseminoles.com and Facebook.

 

                                                         PRESS RELEASE

April 14, 2015

The Panhandle Seminole Club held its 2015 Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on a beautiful, sunny April 10, 2015 afternoon at the Indian Springs Golf Club in Marianna. The foursomes played a round of “best ball” and then enjoyed a fabulous BBQ meal under the grand pavilion at the club house.

The golfers, along with our many scholarship (hole) sponsors, again helped raise scholarship funds for deserving local students to attend Florida State University. The Club has awarded over $50,000 to local students attending FSU over the past thirteen (13) years.

Results of the tournament (and cash prizes were awarded to):

  • First place team: Rodney Carpenter, BJ Lashley, Jim Morris, and Scott Kent,
  • Second place team: Tony Gurganus Sr & Jr, Calvin Nelson, and Dave English;
  • Third place team: Jaren Melvin, Matt Milton, Blake Obert, and Beau Pender.

Individual accomplishments (and prize winners) included:

  • Long made putt (hole #10): Harry Bailey at 5 ft,
  • Closest to the pin (hole #5): William Booth at 2 ft, 6 inches,
  • Closest to the pin (hole #8): Scott Tharpe at 4 ft, 10 inches,
  • Closest to the pin (hole #13): Tony Gurganus at 5 ft, and
  • Closest to the pin (hole #18): Kyle Evans at 7 ft, 11 inches.

The Club wishes to thank the many (hole) scholarship sponsors and prize donors for their continual support of this worthy event.

All of our sponsors and golfers helped make this scholarship endeavor a continuing success for local aspiring students.


FSU Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

The 2015 Panhandle Seminole Club’s Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Friday, April 10, 2015 at the beautiful Indian Springs Golf Club in Marianna. This tournament, along with another fund-raiser, has helped provide $50,000 over the past twelve years to deserving local students and help further their education. 

Registration and warm-up will begin at 12:00 Noon CST with the shotgun start at 1:00 PM CST for this four-man scramble event. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place teams! Additional prizes will be given for longest drive, straightest drive, closest to the pin, and so on.

The greens fee contribution of $65 will entitle each golfer to a fantastic afternoon of golf on a championship course (to help a very worthy cause), followed by a great meal and the awarding of some great prizes.

Scholarship (hole) and prize sponsorships are also available ($250, $100, or $50) for this worthwhile event!  So support the Seminoles and help raise funds for local student scholarships to Florida State University !

For more information, contact:

Roy Baker   (850) 209-1326

George Sweeney (850) 482-5526

                                   

Panhandle Seminole Club’s Annual Kickoff Meeting and Awards Dinner

The Panhandle Seminole Club held its Annual Kickoff Awards Dinner at the First United Methodist’s Wesley Center on Lafayette Street in Marianna on Thursday, August 21, 2014.

The guest speaker was FSU’s new Athletic Director Stan Wilcox. Other guests included his wife Ramona, Executive Assistant Vicki Cupps, and Michael McFadden of the FSU Alumni Assocation. Local guests included third-year med students from FSU’s College of Medicine, who are interning at Jackson Hospital. Those students (Alex Schrodt, Shaun Hoenstine, Megan Walley, and Amanda Gilbertsen) were escorted by Dr. and Mrs. Joe Gay.

The Club also introduced and presented scholarships to four (4) local students who will be attending FSU for the first time this fall semester. Each student was awarded a $1000 scholarship coming from monies that were raised through several fund-raisers supported by our local community. These scholarships bring the Club’s awards to $50,000 in support of local FSU students since 2002. This year’s recipients are Sarea Davis, Chris Godwin, Kyle Griffin, and Taylor Reed.

Information about the Club’s activities may be found on their website at www.panhandleseminoles.com or on their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/PanhandleSeminoles ).

Scholarship winners-left to right: Chris Godwin, Sarea Davis, Kyle Griffin, Taylor Reed

Boston Butt Sale to Raise Scholarship Funds

Scholarship Awards Dinner

August 5, 2014

The Panhandle Seminole Club is currently pre-selling smoked Boston Butts through August 23, 2014 to support their Annual Scholarship fund. These tasty pork butts range from 8 to 9 pounds and will be ready for pick up (August 28) in time for Labor Day weekend.

The Club holds two annual events (spring golf tournament and Boston Butt sale) to raise scholarship funds and help local students to attend Florida State University. Each chosen student will receive a $1000 award from funds raised through these events in the past year by the club, a registered 501©3 non-profit corporation.

Support higher education for our local students and enjoy a fabulous smoked Boston Butt on Labor Day weekend. For more information, contact Roy Baker (850) 209-1326, visit Michael’s Toggery at 2878 Jefferson Street, or contact a club director (Jamelia Cone, Joy Hinton, Ruth Davis, Joanne Anderson, Jeanie Burleson, Lisa Pelt, Jerry Glass, George Sweeney, Michael Shores).

The Club’s Annual Kickoff Scholarship Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday, August 21 at First United Methodist’s Wesley Center at 6.30 pm cdt. Guest Speaker will be FSU Athletic Director Stan Wilcox. A BBQ meal will be served for $5 per person, free to current FSU Alumni Association members. This year’s four scholarship winners will be introduced to the group. For more information, call George Sweeney at (850) 482-5526.

 

April 14, 2014

The Panhandle Seminole Club held its 2014 Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on beautiful, sunny April 11, 2014 at the Indian Springs Golf Club in Marianna. The foursomes played a round of “best ball” and then enjoyed a fabulous BBQ meal under the grand pavilion at the club house with retired Hall of Fame Coach Mickey Andrews.

 

The golfers, along with our many scholarship (hole) sponsors, again helped raise scholarship funds for deserving local students to attend Florida State University. The Club has awarded over $40,000 to local students attending FSU over the past ten (10) years.

 

Results of the tournament (and cash prizes were awarded to):

  • First place team: Hunter Nolen, Jaren Melvin, Matt Milton, and Rhett Rogers;
  • Second place team: Tony Gurganus Sr & Jr, Calvin Nelson, and Mitch Davison;
  • Third place team: Ronnie Allen, Blake Obert, Ethan Byler, and Greg Weiss.

 

Individual accomplishments (and prize winners) included:

  • Long made putt (hole #10): Calvin Nelson at 22 ft, 5 inches,
  • Closest to the pin (hole #5): Ronnie Allen at 4 ft, 3 inches,
  • Closest to the pin (hole #8): Tony Gurganus at 0 ft, 6 inches,
  • Closest to the pin (hole #13): Jerry Kandzer at 8 ft, 10 inches, and
  • Closest to the pin (hole #18): Calvin Nelson at 6 ft, 6 inches.

 

The Club wishes to thank the many (hole) scholarship sponsors and prize donors for their continual support of this worthy event.

 

All of our sponsors and golfers helped make this scholarship endeavor a continuing success for local aspiring students.

PRESS RELEASE  

FSU Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament with Coach Mickey Andrews

January 24, 2014

The 2014 Panhandle Seminole Club’s Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Friday, April 11, 2014 at the beautiful Indian Springs Golf Club in Marianna. This tournament, along with another fund-raiser, has helped provide $40,000 over the past ten years to deserving local students and help further their education.

Registration and warm-up will begin at 12:00 Noon CST with the shotgun start at 1:00 PM CST for this four-man scramble event. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place teams! Additional prizes will be given for longest drive, straightest drive, closest to the pin, and so on.

The greens fee contribution of $65 will entitle each golfer to a fantastic afternoon of golf on a championship course (to help a very worthy cause), followed by a great meal and words by guest speaker Dynasty Coach Mickey Andrews.

Scholarship (hole) and prize sponsorships are also available ($50, $100, or $250) for this worthwhile event!  So support the Seminoles and help raise funds for local student scholarships to Florida State University !

For more information, contact:

Roy Baker   (850) 209-1326  

George Sweeney (850) 482-5526

                                   

 

   

Left to right: Pres. Roy Baker, John Whittington, Mallory Mock, Rachel Pelt, Zack Davis @ Annual Scholarship Kickoff Dinner on August 22, 2013 in Marianna.


Panhandle Seminole Club Scholarship and Kickoff Banquet August 22 6:30 p.m. at Marianna First United Methodist Church, Wesley Center. Located on the north end of the Post Office parking lot.

Guest speaker, FSU Baseball Coach, Mike Martin. Four $1000 scholarships will be awarded. Three to Marianna High School graduates, Robert Davis, Mallory Mock and John Whittington, and one Sneads High School graduate, Racheal Pelt. "Women of FSU", a newly formed organization promoting opportunities for women will be represented.

Enjoy a BBQ meal provided free for Alumni Association Members and $5 for all others. RSVP optional but encouraged, call George 482-5526 or Roy 526-4005.

Boston Butt Sale: Fundraiser for the scholarships. When approached by a club member buy a butt for $20 or make a donation. Tickets may be purchased at Michael’s Toggery (Jefferson St.) or Sweet Stuff Bakery (Jackson St.). Presold butts should be picked up on Thursday August 29th at the Madison Street Park 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Emeritus Luncheon: The Club hosted its 12th Annual Emeritus Luncheon for area emeritus (out of FSU over 50 years) at the Gazebo. Kurt Piechler, Director of the Institute of World War II Institute housed at FSU. The 50 or so attending included local WW II vets Willie Early Parramore, Earl Williams and Hubert Williams. Earl and Hubert, no relation served together on the USS Nashville a light cruiser which suffered over 300 causalities from a kamikaze strike.

Other News: First Day of Practice, August 5 will be history by the time you read this. Note 5 is significant as it is the number of quarterback Jameis Winston. Former defensive coordinator and former Crimson Tide defensive back coach Jeremy Pruitt has been leading the recruiting push for the nation’s top cornerback recruit, Marlon Humphrey. Nick O’Leary, starting tight end for the Pittsburg season opener on September 2 and grandson of golfer Jack Nicklaus nearly lost it all in a motorcycle accident in May. Very fortunately he suffered only minor injuries after a car pulled out in front of him. Six Noles on preseason all ACC team. No school placed more players on the 2013 Preseason All-ACC Football Team than FSU. With that said, the ACC title game pick by some is Clemson-Miami.

Syracuse (a home game for FSU) and Pitt play full conference schedules while Notre Dame only has one conference game, Pitt.

Special ticket deals are in effect, $84 value pack of 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs and 4 souvenir sodas to select games this fall ! That is a deal ! Also a three game package for tickets to three home games. Find out more at 1-888-FSU Nole or www.seminoles.com.

Welcome Back Bobby occurs on at the NC St. and Syracuse games Oct. 26 and Nov 16 when Bobby is welcomed back to Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium.

The Syracuse game on November 16 is the 20th anniversary of the 1st National Championship Team.

Big changes may be in store for the major conferences, which are threatening to form their own association if the NCAA doesn’t recognize and allow differences between the divisions. In the ACC, bowl money could be less for teams that do not make a bowl game.

Other campus news: Over 2,300 students earned degrees at FSU the summer session. Ten distinguished students will travel the world for the 2013/2014 academic year after earning the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Scholarship.


April 16, 2013

The Panhandle Seminole Club held its 2013 Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on brisk chilly April 5, 2013 at the Indian Springs Golf Club in Marianna. The foursomes, playing “best ball”, then enjoyed a fabulous BBQ meal under the grand pavilion at the club house.

The golfers, along with our many scholarship (hole) sponsors, again helped raise scholarship funds for deserving local students to attend Florida State University. The Club has awarded over $40,000 over the past ten (10) years to help support the pursuit of higher education.

Results of the tournament (and cash prizes were awarded to):

  • First place team: Edwin Usery, Mike Welch, Charley Locke and Chris Welch;
  • Second place team: Ronnie Allen, Mike Allen, Cameron Allen and Greg Weiss;
  • Third place team: Pete Klappas, Bob Davis, Matt Melchior and Scott Tharpe.

Individual accomplishments include:

  • Long made putt (hole #10): Mike Welch at 20 ft, 8 inches,
  • Closest to the pin (hole #5): Frank Laughlin at 6 ft, 10 inches,
  • Closest to the pin (hole #8): Don Kelley at 6 ft, 3 inches,
  • Closest to the pin (hole #13): Ronnie Stevens at 6 ft, 1 inch, and
  • Closest to the pin (hole #18): Bill Ragans at 0 ft, 7 inches.

The Club wishes to thank the many (hole) scholarship sponsors and prize donors for their continual support of this worthy event.  

All of our sponsors and golfers helped make this scholarship endeavor a continuing success for local aspiring students.

A head's up--
 
Bill Ragans, a Dynasty Era (FSU football teams from 1987-2000 that won more than 10 games each year) safety from the late 80's, will be playing golf in our tournament on April 5.
 
Email me your sponsorship or desire to play in this worthwhile event.
If you can't play, talk it up to your friends.
 
This event helps fund scholarship for local students going to FSU each year. Over last 10 years, we given $40,000 in scholarships thanks to our local community support.
 
Go Noles !!
 

 

2013 ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT

 

INDIAN SPRINGS GOLF CLUB

 

 

Date:                      Friday, April 5, 2013

 

Time:                     1:00 PM CST  Shotgun Start  (12:00 Noon CST - Warm-Up)

 

Location:               Indian Springs Golf Club

                             5248 Clubhouse Drive

                             Marianna FL 32446

 

Format:                  Four Person “Scramble”  – “Pick your partners”

                             Played on Modified Handicapped System – 18 hole event

 

Fees:                     $ 65.00 per person – includes cart, green fees, prizes, and meal

 

Prizes:                   1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Team – Cash

                             Longest-made putt on #10

                             Closest to the pins on #s 5, 8, 13, and 18

 

Rules:                    USGA rules apply

 

Playoff:                 All ties will be broken by playoff “on the card” beginning with the first handicapped hole. *All players must have a verified handicap*.

 

 

Information may be obtained at (850) 209-1326  or (850) 482-5526

at www.panhandleseminoles.com or on Facebook (Panhandle-Seminole-Club)

 

 

Proceeds provide scholarships to local students attending Florida State University.

Over 40 students have received $40,000 in scholarships over the past 10 years!

 

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PRESS RELEASE

 

FSU Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

 

January 24, 2013

The 2013 Panhandle Seminole Club’s Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Friday, April 5, 2013 at the beautiful Indian Springs Golf Club in Marianna. This tournament, along with another fund-raiser, has helped provide $40,000 over the past ten years to deserving local students and help further their education.

Registration and warm-up will begin at 12:00 Noon CST with the shotgun start at 1:00 PM CST for this four-man scramble event. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place teams! Additional prizes will be given for longest drive, straightest drive, closest to the pin, and so on.

The greens fee contribution of $65 will entitle each golfer to a fantastic afternoon of golf on a championship course (to help a very worthy cause), followed by a great meal.

Scholarship (hole) and prize sponsorships are also available for this worthwhile event!  So support the Seminoles and help raise funds for local student scholarships to Florida State University !

For more information, contact:

Roy Baker   (850) 526-4005 or 209-1326

George Sweeney (850) 482-5526

                                   

2012 ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT

INDIAN SPRINGS GOLF CLUB

Marianna FL 32446

Date: Friday, March 23, 2012

Time: 1:00 PM CST Shotgun Start

(12:00 Noon CST - Warm-Up)

Format: Four Person "Scramble" – "Pick your partners"

Played on Modified Handicapped System – 18 hole event

Fees: $ 65.00 per person – includes cart, green fees, prizes, meal

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Team – Cash

Longest-made putt on #10

Closest to the pins on #s 5, 8, 13, and 18

Rules: USGA rules apply

Playoff: All ties will be broken by playoff "on the card" beginning with the first handicapped hole. 
*All players must have a verified handicap*.

HOLE SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS AVAILABLE AT $100 OR $50

Information available (850) 209-1326 (850) 482-5526 
www.panhandleseminoles.com

 

 

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