Pearls offers a number of ongoing monthly activities to it's members. These activities change depending on interests. Activities are chaired by a member who volunteers for that position. Members are encouraged to participate and to start their own activities.
Here are some examples.
Birthday Lunch Bunch
Lunch at a nice restaurant honoring members' birthdays. Meets BI-MONTHLY.
Just Hors d 'oeuvres
Enjoy an evening in the casual setting of a member hostess' home or other venue such as the hostess clubhouse. Mix and mingle with new friends and stay acquainted with old friends, while sampling hors d'oeuvres and desserts brought by participants. JHD meets the 1st FRIDAY of every month
Monthly gathering at a restaurant.
Coffee & Conversation
On the fourth THURSDAY of each month, Coffee & Conversation is held at the home of a Pearl's member. It is a wonderful, low-key, relaxing way to meet old friends and make new ones. The hostess provides Tea, Coffee and "Brunch type" items of her choosing, such as muffins, breads, fruit salads. They can be home made or bought, no one really cares. There is more emphasis on the Conversation than on the Coffee!
This is an activity that meets on the fourth THURSDAY of each month. It is a great way to enjoy dining in a restaurant after a reception of hors d'oeuvres and beverages in a Pearls members home before the meal. The Hostess will advise using the website what time to meet at her home, and then announce the restaurant and directions to guests as they are about to depart the hostess' home.
Pearls Night Out
This group meets on the first THURSDAY of each month at various restaurants around Naples. We try to keep the restaurant locations balanced, to give members a chance to have something at all ends of town. This is a great way to get to know local restaurants and have a fun night out with the girls. Members can suggest restaurants as long as they are willing to provide individual checks to guests and will reserve enough tables for those signing up.
On the Fourth SATURDAY of each month, enjoy an evening in the casual setting of a volunteer hostess's home. Mix, mingle, make new friends and STAY ACQUAINTED with old friends while sampling appetizers and desserts brought by the guests. Both couples and singles are welcome. Members bring an appetizer or dessert for 12 people and a beverage for their own consumption.
Mah Jongg and Board Games
Mah Jongg is played at a clubhouse monthly as well as after the monthly luncheon. Other games are offered after the monthly luncheon as well.
The luncheon consists of a short business meeting and a program of interest. It is held the third THURSDAY of each month at various country clubs and venues around Naples. Members are required to attend five luncheons annually. The current cost of a luncheon is $28.00.
Singles & Mingle
A casual gathering for single women supporting activities for those 'flying solo' to meet and enjoy each other's company with the emphasis on Fun & Friendship.
Saturday Night Supper Club
An informal dinner party held in a members home. The hostess provides the main entree and guests bring assigned dishes. At this time host homes can plan to accommodate eight participants per party.
In addition to our ongoing activities we offer special events. Special Events are not ongoing and do not have a set schedule…they typically happen once or twice a month at various times depending on what they are and what else is happening. There may be a fee to attend, depending on what it is. Examples of events are turkey on the beach (around Thanksgiving), a holiday party (offered around Christmas), excursions to local attractions, historic homes or interesting locations. There could also be a visit to a museum, park, zoo, theater performance, movie, fairs, or an outing on a local tour boat. Members are encouraged to take advantage of these trips because they are a fun way to get to know other members in a casual setting. As a member you are also encouraged to contribute ideas for places of interest to go or things to do.