Club news

By Times Staff Writer
Published February 27, 2008

Ruth Henderson was recently named Volunteer of the Year by the GFWC Clearwater Community Woman's Club for her participation in all aspects of the club and for bringing about change and a renewed excitement to its members.

Henderson designed a membership survey, simplified club procedures and, as chairwoman for the club's fall fundraiser, helped raise $7,500 for the Clearwater Library Foundation. She participated in other club and community activities including Meal On Wheels and the RCS Food Bank, serves as a Stephen minister at First United Methodist Church of Clearwater, and still makes time for her three children and four grandchildren.

Mrs. Henderson received her award from CCWC chairwoman Phyllis Spaulding, who also welcomed three new members to the club: Ruby Brooks, Kathy Jennings and JoAnne Roby.

For information about the GFWC Clearwater Community Woman's Club, visit www.gfwc.org or www.clearwatercwc.org.

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The Palm Harbor Newcomers Alumnae & Friends Club will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. March 6 at East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1005 East Lake Parkway in Oldsmar.

Following a noon lunch, the McGinley Academy Irish Dancers will entertain. The dancers range in age from preschool to college.

Cost is $16. Reservation deadline is Friday. Call (727) 784-3386.

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Palm Harbor Firefighter's Local 2980 and the Kiwanis Club of the Palm Harbor Area held a pancake fundraiser to benefit the Chaboudy family, who lost their home in a fire on Jan. 2.

The event was hosted at Lake St. George Elementary School and raised just more than $1,000, which will be deposited in a trust fund for the family.

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The Kiwanis Club of the Palm Harbor Area invites all residents interested in community service to attend a free breakfast from 7:30-8:30 a.m. March 4 at Tiffany's Restaurant, 35000 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor.

Eddie Lee, membership chair for the Florida District, will be the featured speaker, and Division 12 Lt. Governor Lou Remz will also be present.

For details, call membership chairman Royal Eckstein at (727) 773-0049 or president Jack Keiler at (727) 786-7063.

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On Feb. 12, the Cove Cay Country Club Ladies Golf Association hosted its annual Susan G. Komen Fundraiser at Cove Cay Country Club in Clearwater.

The event included lunch, special guest speaker Michelle Moe and a balloon release on the bridge by the 18th hole. Each pink balloon honored all those affected by breast cancer.

Donations totaled $1,600, more than triple the amount raised the previous year and will be put toward breast cancer research.