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    Women's group gives donation to clinic

    By BETSY BOLGER-PAULET

    © St. Petersburg Times, published November 14, 2000


    At the first fall meeting of the General Federation of Women's Clubs of Clearwater, a sizable donation bequeathed to the organization by Helen Posey was presented to the Clearwater Free Clinic.

    Three new members, Lorraine Edi, Janet Hauser and Alice Scarpeti, were welcomed at a coffee hosted by Mary Bergeron.

    Firefighter, officer and police dog honored

    Mark Smyth, Clearwater's Firefighter of the Year, along with Ross Smith and his K-9 partner Igor, officers with the Clearwater Police Department, were honored at a recent meeting of Clearwater Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

    Smyth's medal and certificate of appreciation were presented to Lt. Jeff Peterson by Peter Van Hoeven, Clearwater Fire Department supervisor, because Smyth was on vacation.

    Sid Klein, police chief, made the presentation for the Clearwater Police Department and described Smith and Igor's actions in apprehending three murder case suspects that were hiding in a parked car.

    For information on the SAR, call (727) 392-7191.

    Masons sponsor annual fish fry

    Masons from Pinellas County and New Port Richey converged Oct. 22 at the Masonic Home of Florida in St. Petersburg for their annual fish fry. Funds raised from this event will go to the Masonic Home of Florida, which is devoted to caring for elderly Masons and their widows.

    The event was planned and organized by Bill Petrey, past master of Pearl of the West Lodge in New Port Richey and president-elect of the Suncoast Masters & Wardens Association, which sponsors the fish fry. The association is made up of masters, wardens and past masters of the following Masonic lodges: Gulf Beach, St. Petersburg, Nitram, Sunshine, Star, Pinellas Daylight, Elmer O. Smith, Northside, Sutherland, Clearwater, Tampa Bay, Dunedin, Tarpon, Pearl of the West, and East Gate. Among those attending was Louis A. King, state grand master, from Trilby.

    All American Sertomans install officers

    At the second annual installation and awards banquet of the All American Sertoma Club held recently at Steak and Ale in Clearwater, Charles M. Fazio, district governor, installed the following officers: Lou Karras, president; Jim O'Dowd, president-elect; Glenda O'Dowd, John Doran and Bob Burk, vice presidents; and Ron Isackson, treasurer.

    An award was presented to Charlie Chigas for his philanthropic considerations to several colleges; Jim O'Dowd was named Sertoman of the Year; and Karen Seel, a county commissioner, was presented the club's annual Service to Mankind Award.

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

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