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    Bench presented for garden club project

    By BETSY PAULET

    © St. Petersburg Times, published October 16, 2000


    Barney and Bonnie Barnhouse, owners of Pink Cadillac Restorers, recently presented Bay Bouquet Garden Club and the city of Dunedin with an antique St. Petersburg green bench for the Garden for the Visually Impaired.

    The garden, which will be formally dedicated near New Year's Day, includes a butterfly habitat with aromatic plants and textured leaves to appeal to the senses.

    The garden will be on Ed Eckert Drive off Michigan Boulevard at the Dunedin Nature Center.

    For information on the garden, call Pat Wollman at 726-5066.

    Countryside Kiwanis installs officers

    At a recent banquet in Oldsmar, Countryside Clearwater Kiwanis Club installed the following new officers: Dan Palmisano, president; John Nelson, president-elect; George S. Aldrich, secretary; Wil Blanchette, treasurer; and Nelda Gant, immediate past.

    Paul Votinelli, who is lieutenant governor of Florida District 12 Kiwanis, served as installing officer at the event at Eve's Family Restaurant. He commended the club for donating $13,960 last year to community projects.

    Installed for a two-year term on the board of directors were Bill Greer, Elmer Luoma and Dale Thompson, and for one year, Don House, Doris Perkins and Glenn Ruediger.

    For information, call Aldrich at (727) 447-1602 or e-mail to nixonaldrich@aol.com.

    Business group celebrates anniversary

    Congratulations to Suncoast Pinellas Chapter 115 of the Service Corps of Retired Executives, which celebrated its 37th anniversary on Oct. 1. SCORE is affiliated with the Small Business Administration and serves as a consultant for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

    Clearwater Civitans rate high at district meet

    At the meeting recently of 18 clubs that make up the Civitan Clubs of the Sunshine District, the Clearwater Civitan Club was judged best in aid and assistance to the mentally and physically challenged. The Clearwater group also earned second place for total service to youth and total service to community.

    Fred Novo-Mesky, immediate-past president of Clearwater Civitans, was elected as a district director at the annual meeting at Mission Inn, Howey-in-the-Hills, and past presidents Carl and Betty Lieby were named district meeting registrars for 2000-2001.

    In a special ceremony, Clearwater Civitan Club was presented a Founders Award Banner which named it as the best club in all of Civitan. The honor was first announced in August at the opening session of the World Congress of Civitan International when Clearwater Civitans was named as the Best in International Civitan for 1998-1999.

    The group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday for coffee and dessert at the Homeless Emergency Project Dining Room, La Salle Street off Betty Lane, Clearwater, and all other Tuesdays at 7 a.m. for breakfast at Sunset Point Family Restaurant, 2328 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater. For information, call Novo-Mesky at 584-0461.

    - To submit an item to Club News, write to Betsy Bolger-Paulet, 710 Court St., Clearwater FL 33756.

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