Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County recently elected officers and new members to its Board of Directors for 2010. They are Lisa Letizio, president; Timothy Stroyne, vice president; Katie Cole, vice president; Joe Trepani, secretary: and Matt Schaeffer, treasurer.
New board members are Tom Whiddon, retired executive vice president and chief financial officer for Lowe's Companies Inc.; and Laura Wrenn, senior vice president and community banking president of Wachovia, St. Petersburg.
Returning board members are Chip Brubaker, vice president of NA sales readiness for CA Inc., Tampa; Jim Coats, sheriff of Pinellas County; Dan Doyle Jr., president of DEX Imaging, Tampa; Holly Duncan, CEO of Morton Plant Mease Foundation, Clearwater; Court James, director of human resources for Raymond James Financial, St. Petersburg; Michael Kalt, senior vice president of development and business affairs for Tampa Bay Rays; Lisa Langer, Gulf Coast team director and senior vice president of wealth management for BB&T, St. Petersburg; Lou Miele, ERA American Realty and Investment, Citrus County; Pam Ora, community volunteer, Dunedin; Michael Preston, owner of Frenchy's Restaurants, Clearwater Beach; Melissa Sexias, community relations manager for Progress Energy, Clearwater; Joy Sikorski, community volunteer, Oldsmar; and Debbie White, owner of DJW Properties, Safety Harbor.
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Dunedin Masonic Lodge 192 installed officers for its 2010 program year. They are Mike Wilson, master; Ken Johnson, senior warden; Richard Whitmyer, junior warden; Dave Seidel, treasurer; Tim Bryce, secretary; Ken Giesow, Chaplain; BJ Sammon, marshal; Steve Andrews, senior deacon; Ryan Schlenker, junior deacon; Chris Laughlin, senior steward; Casey Cane, junior steward; John Monte, musician; Mike Hartnett, tyler; and Mike Palenik, officer-at-large.
Don Bolam is the Lodge instructor, and Rome Scerbo is secretary emeritus.
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Applications for two $1,000 scholarships are available through the Daughters of Italy Lodge 2825, the Clearwater chapter of the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA).
The applicant must be a Florida resident and of Italian descent. In addition to high school graduates, returning students as well as continuing students of higher education are also eligible to apply.
Also available are separate applications for a $1,000 scholarship offered by the Grand Lodge of Florida, Order Sons of Italy in America.
For information or to receive an application, call scholarship chair Cathy Foley between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at (727) 443-7032, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Printable applications for all three scholarships are also available online at daughtersofitaly.com.
The deadline for sending in completed applications with supporting documents is March 26.