New Years Eve at Fishermen’s Village!

Members of the Outreach Committee of TEAM Punta Gorda staffed a booth at the NYE celebration held at Fisherman’s Village on December 31, 2023.   Members shared information regarding TEAM PG, its mission and upcoming events as well as helping the guests ”glam up” for the evening.

Sitting members (left-right) Lisa Colgan, Jan Holm
Standing members (left -right) Jan Koenings, Lori Asher, Connie Rardon, Gina Silvidi-Cairns


Santa’s Elves At Holiday Lighting of Fishville


TEAM’s engaging Outreach Committee participated in the lighting of Fisherman’s Village in Punta Gorda on November 19th. From left to right, bottom to top: little elves Emmy, Kylie; Jan Holm, Ruth Dibene, Chair Gina Silvidi-Cairns; Jan Koenings and Lisa Colgan. Fishville Marketing and Events Manager Kathy Burnam was thrilled, “We had the biggest crowd ever,” she reported. Over a million lights and tropical holiday themed displays are on display now. 


TEAM Mixer, Thursday, November 9, 2023

Harborside Garden at Four Points by Sheraton

33 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda


The weather was perfect for TEAM’s 2023-2024 first of the season “Mixer” at the Four Points by Sheraton Harborside Garden on November 9.  A spirited collection of friends, volunteers and residents enjoyed delicious “bites” and conversation in this beautiful new waterside event venue adjacent to TT Tiki’s bar.  Our thanks to Four Points General Manager Craig Holt, Kelly Williamson, and their dedicated staff. Four Points by Sheraton is a TEAM Platinum sponsor and bike loaner host. See who was there by clicking on the slide below and using the cursor to view the photos.  (Thanks to Kathy Oberle, Larry Cairns & Vicki Welsch for the great pictures!)


Taste of Punta Gorda March 5, 2023

Outreach Committee spreads the word about TEAM Punta Gorda at this year’s Taste of Punta Gorda.

Ruth Dibene & Gina Silvidi-Cairns spread the word about TEAM

Outreach Committee members Gina Silvidi-Cairns, Susan Green & Lisa Colgan


TEAM MIXER Thursday, February 16, 2023


Hosted by

Burg’r Bar

317 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda

The weather has always been perfect for TEAM’s special events. Our February Mixer was no exception. An impressive crowd of friends, volunteers and residents enjoyed some delicious “bites” and conversation in the courtyard of the Burg’r Bar. Our thanks to restaurant owner Paul Lynch for hosting TEAM. Click on photos below to see photo captions and scroll through slide show.

Thanks to Kathy Oberle for great photos!





TEAM holds successful outreach event!


February 22, 2022, 5:30-7:30 pm

Sheraton Four Points, 33 Tamiami Trail 

Congrats to Outreach TEAM for a job well done!


Left to right, Ruth Dibene, Jan Holm, Lisa Colgan, Janet Jarr, Gina Silvidi-Cairns, Outreach Chair, Jan Koenings


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