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Club news

By Times Staff Writer
Published October 7, 2007


Recently, Glenda Robinson, retiring national first vice president of Phi Beta Psi Sorority, along with three members of Beta Pi Chapter of Clearwater - Vicki Cuevas, Sarah Thompson and Patricia Mann - presented a $58,300 check to Dr. Jonathan Lancaster of the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Foundation in Tampa to further his work in the field of cancer research.

Lancaster was one of six doctors to receive a grant from Phi Beta Psi Sorority, a nonacademic organization with 1,800 members nationally.

Beta Pi Chapter of Clearwater contributed $8,950 to this grant, money raised through fashion shows, auctions, entertainment book sales, bake sales and various other projects.

To learn more, call Robinson at (727) 787-0466 or Thompson at (727) 452-4321.

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The Countryside-Clearwater Kiwanis Club's new officers and directors for 2007-08 were recently installed by Kiwanis Division 12 Lt. Governor Lou Remz.

The officers are president Dick Luce, vice president John Nelson, secretary Bill Greer and treasurer/newsletter editor Dan Palmisano.

Directors serving two-year terms are Jeff Hoy, Stuart Harris and Shirley Sumner, and directors serving one-year terms are Debbie Harkins, Marion Spangler and Frank Ward.

In addition, the last president, Sarah Byars, also will serve on the board.

The club meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Eve's Family Restaurant in Woodlands Square, Oldsmar. For additional information on Countryside Kiwanis, call (727) 723-0775 or visit

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The Military Order of World Wars (Clearwater Chapter) will meet at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at Belleair Country Club, One Country Club Lane, and is actively seeking new members. For reservations call (727) 786-5578.

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International awareness will be the topic of the luncheon and general meeting of the GFWC Woman's Club of Tarpon Springs at 11 a.m. Oct. 17 at Cypress Run Golf Club, 2669 St. Andrews Blvd., Tarpon Springs. Guest speaker Roslyn Linnen, of the United Nations Association of Tampa Bay, will discuss goals for the millennium.

The program will also include information on Sister Cities International, and those attending are asked to bring donations of nonperishable, ethnic foods for the Shepherds Center in Tarpon Springs. UNICEF boxes will be available and knitters will be sought to create caps for premature infants.

Guests are welcome. Cost is $16 and reservations and checks are due by Thursday to WCTS, P.O. Box 1963, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688-1963.

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The Largo Woman's Club will host a Halloween luncheon/card party at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 16 at Royal Palms, 200 Lake Ave. NE, Largo.

There will be a raffle as well as table and door prizes. Halloween costumes and accessories are encouraged, with prizes in several categories.

Tickets are $12 and all net proceeds fund the club's projects. For more information about club membership or to make reservations, call (727) 585-2852 or (727) 688-4885.

[Last modified October 6, 2007, 23:56:10]

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