What have we been up to? 


Our 2021-2022 Winter SCSCCI Community Center series has ended. 

Scroll down to take a look at all of the fun we had! 

St Patrick's Day "Pub Night" at the Community Center 

Welcome to our 2022 Celebration

First we make the "Pub Baskets." Music, food, and dance...the ingredients to a magical St Patrick's Celebration. 

The Central Florida Irish Step Dancers are always a hit. 

 

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back. 

Our Man of the hour...Maurice Doyle 

SCSCCI royalty, the fabulous Mrs. Pat Rudd  and friends.

A special night for all, including our door prize winner. Enjoy!

February Highlights: Dances, Music and BBQ 

Mardi Gras Dance February 26th

Good friends, good fun...it must be Saturday Night at the
St Cloud Community Center. 

And We Are Proud to be Americans.... 

The night ends with a tribute to the land and people we love. 

Spotlight Dance

We encourage both ballroom and line dances at our Saturday Night events. 

A sold-out Meet and Greet event! 

Over 100 SCSCI members joined in this celebration of food, fun, and fellowship. 

SCSCCI thanks all of the many volunteers who made this an afternoon to remember. 

Did we mention that we had BBQ! Thank you Jimmy Bear's BBQ. 

In coming together we celebrate the spirit of community. 

 "Community is about doing something together that makes belonging matter." 
 

Not just BBQ... but also a Valentine's Day Celebration.

December News Crafters, Cookies, Carolers and Christmas Cheer...it has been a wonderful month. 

Osceola County Orchestra Christmas Concert & Fair 

December 13, 2021
 

The SCSCCI Board would like to thank everyone who attended our Osceola Count Orchestra (OCO) Christmas Concert. 

We had a full house! A special thank you to: 

·         Cathy Lewis, OCO President;

·         Brian Edwards, OCO Conductor;

·         All of our crafters;

·         The St Cloud Line Dance volunteers; 

·         And finally Lewis and Massey, P.A. for sponsoring our delicious refreshments. 


The quilt was awarded to SCSCCI member Carlos De La Rose.

Christmas at the Community Center

 

We are grateful for all of the Christmas donations and the volunteers that transformed our Community Center into a a Christmas Wonderland. 

 

Christmas Baking Contest
SCSCCI sends a big thank you to all of our hometown bakers who entered the Christmas Cookie Fundraiser. Best Cookie to Leave for Santa, Most Like My Moms, I’d Buy That, Most Icing, and Most Nostalgic cookies were the zany categories enjoyed by audience members who donated close to $200. The money raised was turned over to the Patchers of Time for their many charity projects. Cookie category winners selected from a selection of Prize Gift Baskets or a $25 gift card. We thank Brenda Barton who generously contributed Tupperware, donated by her daughter, to our “stuffed” gift baskets. 

November News: Who knew we had so much talent!

 


 Patchers of Time Club of the Year 

At the November 7th, St Cloud’s Got Talent, night the SCSCCI Board recognized The Patchers of Time (POT). In 2019, POT donated an incredible quilt to SCSCCI. The quilt was awarded on Monday, October 13th, at the Osceola County Orchestra Christmas Show. The quilt donated to the Executive Board exemplifies POT's spirt of giving. Not only does POT create amazing quilts, they are prolific in their charity work.

•         New handmade blankets for Project Linus, a non-profit organization that provides blankets to children in need.

•         Pillowcases for hospitals! Ryan's Cases for Smiles bring smiles to kids with cancer and other life-changing illnesses and injuries.

•         Libby's Legacy Breast Care Foundation for patients with breast cancer.

•         AND, placemats for Meals on Wheels.

The many quilting and sewing projects that POT take part in make our community a better place for those in need. In addition, when SCSCCI needs help for events, they always step up. Many SCSCCI members can attribute a few extra pounds to the extraordinary desserts they so generously provide for events. Therefore, for all that POT has given to the greater St Cloud Community and for the generous spirit that they have displayed, and their continued support of SCSCCI—

The Executive Board awarded POT the SCSCCI Outstanding Club of the Year. Congratulations! 

St. Cloud’s Got Talent

 On November 7, 2021, SCSCCI help a Talent Show dedicated to showcasing our local artists and highlighting our "club talent." 


We offer a grateful thank you to our talented performers. 

      Vocalist Raymond Sylvain

      Dancers from St Cloud Line Dance and Step by Step Line Dance  with Gail

      St Cloud Bluegrasses: Brian Withrow, Steve Bate, Dave Perry, and Andy Leader

      Pianist Jenny Bate and Violinist Cathy Lewis, and last but not least; 

      The Friday Night Musicians:  Wayne Meyers, Grace, Kline, Tom Barrow, Ferd Winget, and Glen Hannon. 

October Update: The newly refurbished Magnolia Room looks fantastic. 

Shoe Policy 

 The floor is fabulous. Please advise your club members to adhere to the Community Center Shoe Policy. It is posted on the wall. It states that shoes with soft soles, leather or non-marring soles should be worn.  The following is a hint for the dance groups, not a hard and fast policy. If you dance in ordinary street shoes, consider carrying the shoes in rather than wear them off the street. This insures that you don't bring in grit that damages the floor when dancing.


Access to Building 

The front door will be locked until further notice. Initially the COVID Monoclonal Clinic listed the Community Center NOT the Civic Center as its location. To prevent people with COVID from entering the building, the front door will be locked through November.  A large sign has been placed in the front of the building. Please advise your members to use the side door for the Cypress Room and the back door for the Magnolia Room. 

September 2021 Newsletter 

SCSCCI Celebrates Pat Rudd on her 100th  birthday 

 On August 29, 2021, Dorothy Jean “Pat” Rudd was honored on her 100th birthday by her community at the St Cloud Community Center. Family and community members’ celebrated Pat on her special day. The program included a “Roaring 20s” Tribute from the Osceola Community Orchestra and performances by the various music and dance groups of the ST Cloud Senior Citizen Center.  

Pat is an icon in her community. She is active and engaged on many levels throughout St Cloud; including being the 2017 St. Cloud Senior Citizen Center Queen.

Pat has a remarkable story. She was one of the first Navy servicewomen to be deployed to Pearl Harbor after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. Pat did secretarial work and taught service men to read. Pat has been honored for her World War II service by many organizations. 

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR PERFORMERS 

 

Osceola Community Orchestra performed the Armed Forces Salute, Sea Songs, and Twentiana.

Friday Night musicians performed a medley of music of the “Twenties.” 

The St Cloud Line Dancers performed an original Charleston in full costume. See photos below.