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Beyond Ourselves

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In March, 2012 a group of caring residents of the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association decided to form an organization with their mission: to serve others in the community. They felt a need for a structured organization to continue their efforts.  This was the beginning of Beyond Ourselves, the community service organization of the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association.

Beyond Ourselves meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at the PGICA.   New members are always welcome to join and help with our events and fundraisers. Yearly dues are $10 per family.

Boating Clubs


Mariners of PGI 
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Anyone interested in experiencing the Mariner’s adventure is welcome to join us at the “Village Fish Market”, in Fishermen’s Village, every Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m. You can also learn more about our organization by contacting our Membership Director at or checking our website where you will find membership information and an application.

PGI Cruising Club
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If you are interested in joining a club that just wants to get out and enjoy themselves both on and off the water. Please feel free to stop in for our weekly Happy Hours held at St. Andrews Country Club every Tuesday from 5 to 7 pm.  Hope to meet you soon.

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If you wish to know more about the PGIslanders, please email or call our Membership Directors or our Commodore. You will find the contact information in 'Contact Us' above. You are also invited to attend our twice-a-month Socials, which are normally on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, or our monthly meeting, which is on the 1st Thursday of the month.  Our Socials locations change, so please check our Web Sites upcoming events for the time and place.

PGI Seafarers   Seafarers Website
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Please accept our invitation to attend one of our Socials held at 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday each month at St. Andrews South Golf Club. Beverages are available for purchase. Meet our members and learn more about the club.

PGI Car Club

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Our monthly meetings are held with lunch at 11:30 am, second Tuesday of the month at Beef O'Bradys.

Please remember spouses and/or significant others are welcomed and encouraged to participate.


PGI Dive Club

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Interested in joining our group? Our Punta Gorda Isles Dive Club consists of members who range from novice through instructor levels. We also have members who have yet to be certified but have an interest in learning what scuba diving and the undersea world is all about. Our club welcomes new members. We will also provide other non-diving events for educational as well as social purposes. We promote safe diving practices. Check out our club website for more info on our group. See you on the bottom!


Fishing Club
PGI Fishing Club
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We welcome you to experience what our club has to offer. It’s the largest and one of the most active clubs within the PGICA umbrella. The club is open to all. We have members with expertise levels that run from beginner all the way to expert class. Many of our experienced anglers enjoy and embrace helping others learn from their knowledge base. We also have a vigorous social structure within the club to keep those “part time anglers” happy too. Visit our website ( and look through our recent newsletters to get a feel for our activities.  
The Fishing Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm at the PGICA auditorium. At each meeting we have a subject-matter expert speak on various topics. We tap local charter captains, FWC representatives, as well as environmental issue management experts. The meeting forum allows for a healthy exchange of information, including lures, tackle, locations, and techniques. Each meeting is concluded with a small soda and cookie social where our experienced anglers make themselves available for questions and maybe even arranging trips with you.  
The club also meets for a “happy hour” every Wednesday evening at 5 pm at the Elks. Come join us! A fisherman’s breakfast occurs every Monday and Friday morning at Elena’s Restaurant at 1101 Cross St. in Punta Gorda at about 6:30 am. Great forum to talk serious fishing intel!
Our annual calendar has several club fishing tournaments, picnics, seminars, and our big bash in December is our Holiday Party where we get to dress up a bit.
Contact us (  or simply attend a monthly meeting. You won’t regret it. See you there! 

Social Clubs

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Friends, Fun & Community (FF&C) is a social club that was formed in July 2019.  We have happy hours, general meetings, men’s and women’s lunches, and various other activities that help you connect with existing friends and meet new ones.  We also strive to give back to the community by promoting volunteerism.

The best way to see what our club is all about is to come to one of our regularly scheduled get-togethers.

  • Our General Meeting is held at the PGICA from 5:30 to 7:30 on the 3rd Monday each month. These meetings include dinner, various speakers and/or fun activities. We have several speakers lined up to keep us informed about our community and to let us know about volunteer opportunities.
  • We have a Happy Hour each month at the 4 Points Sheraton (33 Tamiami Trail in Punta Gorda) from 5:00 to 7:00 on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Feel free to stop by and get acquainted with our members


JFF - Just for Fun
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What is JFF besides a pink flamingo with sunglasses and flip-flops?  We’re a social group of energetic friends who enjoy having a good time and giving back to the community while we’re at it.  Some of us are still working and looking forward to retirement; some of us have already retired and are looking forward to no work.  But one thing we all have in common: we like to chill out, lighten up and have fun!


We also like to stay busy, so we pack the calendar with lots of fun and crazy events.  We have TGIFs, dinners, luncheons, socials, and anything else that strikes our fancy (Did you know there’s a National Margarita Day?  Well, we didn’t either, but the minute we found out, we threw together a margarita party. Now that’s carpe diem with a rim of salt!).  On a more sober, ahem… note, our awesome Reading Group and artistic and educational outings provide food for the mind, while our charitable events provide food for the soul.

Now that was quite a list, but we have one more thing to add.  Each month, we have a party—a big one that is often themed and always outrageous.  Examples you say?  How about a 1920s Speakeasy complete with secret door, passwords, the Charleston, and Tommy guns—fake, of course.  We don’t mix bathtub gin with heavy metal. We’ve celebrated Mardi Gras with king cakes, crawfish, and a parade; had a scavenger hunt dressed in black and white; and played the Newlywed Game while tasting wine.

JFF says, “That’s the Way I Like It” when they “Play that Funky Music” as we are “Staying Alive” in beautiful PGI.

Newcomers - Website
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Are you new to Punta Gorda Isles?

Would you like to meet new friends and find out more about your community?

If so, then the Newcomers Club is the place you want to be! We are a social club whose purpose is to help new PGICA members feel more at home in their adopted city. We offer activities that promote involvement and interaction among members and provide information about the community and the area.

All of our members are in the same situation as you. You have moved to beautiful Punta Gorda. You are ready to establish a new social network and meet people who have come to Punta Gorda from all areas of the U.S., Canada, and other parts of the world. In the Newcomers Club you will connect with others who share your interests and are sure to become good friends for years to come.

The Newcomers Club offers regular functions every month, both in large groups and in more intimate settings. Start by being our guest at Happy Hour, held 5-7 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at various locations in Punta Gorda. Check your email for Happy Hour locations and other social functions.

To find out more, go to our website (link above). There you will find information on many of our ongoing activities, lists of current officers and chairpersons. If you'd like to join please go into your Club Express profile and use the link "clubs/additional members"

You can also find more information about our club by liking our Facebook Page: PGI Newcomers Club 

We look forward to meeting you!

Paradise Friends Website
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Paradise Friends social club is a perfect fit for people who love other people. We’ve been developing friendships both old and new since 2014. We have a full complement of regular Thursday activities such as intimate home dinners, happy hours, ladies’ and men’s lunches as well as other special events that may or may not be on a Thursday.

We are best known for our fun-loving field trips to interesting places in Punta Gorda and southwest Florida. We encourage community involvement and contribute yearly to philanthropic organizations in the area and to the PGICA.

Look to our website Paradise Friends-Home for more information on how to become a member of Paradise Friends where “It’s All Good” is more than a club motto, it’s a way of life!

Membership –
To join in the fun and participate in our social club the cost is only $20 per person. You can also order a name tag for $12. Membership forms are available in the kiosk at the PGICA Office, or join online here: Join Paradise Friends!

Isles Girls & Guys
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The Isles Girls and Guys is a volunteer organization who have been in existence since 1982. Their purpose is to assist PGI residents who need to sell most of the items in their home, perhaps because they are moving to another location, entering a care facility, or disposing of an estate


Tennis Club Website
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Join the PGICA Tennis Club and enjoy the sport while building friendships. Our members represent all levels of play from novice to advanced, but most are in the USTA 3.0 to 3.5 range.  We offer three state-of-the-art Composition Courts which are located adjacent to the Civic Association.

Many of our members play in one of three traveling leagues including the Peace River Senior Men’s Tennis League, The 50+ Women’s Tennis League and the Charlotte County Women’s Tennis League.  If you are not interested in league tennis, join the Club for exercise and an opportunity to meet other SW Floridians who love the game of tennis.

Our annual dues are $75 per family per calendar year, with a onetime $100 initiation fee.   Financially, our club is totally independent from the Association and the initiation fee is used for periodic court resurfacing, net replacement and general maintenance.

Please browse our Tennis Club Website to learn more about the Club.  Better yet, stop by the courts and ask a member how you can join the fun!  

And remember, new members are always welcome regardless of skill level.

   Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association | 2001 Shreve St. Punta Gorda, Fl 33950 | 941-637-1655