Press Release 3/22/2012
Prestige Has A New Face Lift
On March 20th the Board of Directors elected founder Polly Wilkie to CEO/Founder, promoted V. President Stan Bostic of Rick Case Automotive to President and 2nd V. President Ed Hickey of Smith Barney to first V. President.
Founder Polly Wilkie retired as V. President of Community Bank of Broward and has been running Prestige for fifteen years. Her dream was to make Prestige so well known that even after she is gone it will continue. One of the things she strived to do the past several years was to bring in younger professionals that are high tech to continue on to higher levels.
Mrs. Wilkie realized that at seventy five even though she has the will , the mind and the love of the organization that to grow you have to have change.
Prestige was given a beautiful office, computers, phones, furniture and a warehouse. In one year it went from the house to the office. We now have a Public Relations person, and a grant writer.
Stan Bostic has been a driving force helping Prestige Club along with Mike Brady of Inverrary Golf Country Club put on an excellent golf tournament for a fundraiser.
Prestige accomplished twenty one projects this last year and will probably by pass that for 2012. There is a need from single moms to have a place affordable for Day Care. Some mothers who are having treatments at the hospitals are having trouble affording baby sitting or Day Care for their children so they do without treatment.
Prestige along with members Bishop Duane Swilley and Pastor Debra Swilley had a Day Care not being used on two acres . It was only used for Sunday School on Sunday a real waste. We spoke to them about our Goals and they agreed to open the facility after the State approves the changes. They have teachers to teach the kids sign language, Spanish, Karate, and Dance.
Our first Goal was to fill in the pool. On April 28th the Navy Fleet comes into Pt. Everglades for Fleet week. Prestige was able to get the fill and twenty eight volunteer Navy men for the day to help fill the pool.
The next project is a fence which is about 10,000.00. Mrs. Wilkie came up with an idea to get the fence. Many families would like to help or donate but do not have a lot of money so her suggestion was to buy a piece of fence for 30.00 and a metal little plate would be put on each piece donated with the family name. She tested it at a Chamber Breakfast and sold 80 the first day.
There are so many projects on the Board for this year that it will be a push to accomplish everything but Prestige always completes what they start.
Anyone wishing to get involved or join and meet us once a month for breakfast contact Polly Wilkie at the office 954 617 6210 or stop by to see the office at 10400 Griffin Rd. St. 303C Pines Lake Plaza Bldg, Cooper City, FL.