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Elijah Enage, grand prize winner of the Daughters of Italy Columbus day essay contest, accepts his award from lodge president Vincenza DiLiberti, left, and Floretta Guanciale, essay contest chairwoman.

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Elijah Enage, grand prize winner of the Daughters of Italy Columbus day essay contest, accepts his award from lodge president Vincenza DiLiberti, left, and Floretta Guanciale, essay contest chairwoman.

At a lunch meeting Wednesday at Dunedin Country Club, the Clearwater Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution honored several law enforcement officers, as well as a paramedic and firefighter, for their exceptional service.

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Daniel Durivou, Daniel Rengering and Christopher Denton, officers with the New Port Richey Police Department, were awarded the Medal of Valor for apprehending a suicidal woman armed with a handgun without injury.

New Port Richey paramedic Tim Exline and New Port Richey firefighter Mary Rabelo, who have been recognized by their respective departments for exceptional service, were also honored.

The following evening, the Clearwater chapter made a flag presentation to Mayor Frank Hibbard and the City Council of Clearwater at 6 p.m. in the third floor council chambers of Clearwater City Hall. Presenters were Nelson Jantzen, David Kitchen and George Pratt.

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The Palm Harbor Newcomers Alumnae and Friends Club will celebrate its 25th anniversary with its annual fashion show at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 5 at East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Lake Woodlands Parkway. A Thanksgiving-themed lunch will be served, followed by the fashion show with clothes by Patchington's.

A fee of $23 includes lunch and show. The event is open to the public. To reserve a spot, contact Fran Polski at (727) 785-9001 before the deadline Friday.

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The Daughters of Italy Lodge 2825 hosted its annual luncheon/musicale Oct. 10 at East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Lake Woodlands Parkway.

After a sit-down luncheon, guests were entertained by the Frank Rey Showdancers, a group of 20 youngsters performing a variety of dances, including jazz and Italian folk. Elijah Enage, a seventh-grade student of language arts teacher Susan Terry at Carwise Middle School, read his winning essay "Why Should We Celebrate Columbus Day?" He was awarded $50 and a certificate of excellence.

Also in attendance was state Sen. Paula Dockery, a third-term Republican representing Florida's 15th District.

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Eighty five years ago, Dr. Ralph C. Smedley held the first official Toastmasters meeting in the basement of a YMCA in Santa Ana, Calif. What began as a small group of people dedicated to teaching after-dinner speeches to young men evolved into a worldwide leader in communication and leadership development. Since that first meeting in 1924, more than 4 million people have benefitted from the Toastmasters experience.

"Toastmaster's long-term success and growth is a tribute to Dr. Smedley's vision," says Toastmasters International president Gary A. Schmidt. "He understood that communication isn't optional and leadership isn't always innate, but both can be learned through doing."

Today, Toastmasters' 250,000-plus active members participate in more than 12,500 clubs spanning 106 countries.

Locally, Donoghue-Dunedin Toastmasters Club 2166, which meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Unity Community Church, 1315 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin, will offer special presentations. The public is invited to attend a meeting and learn more about what Toastmasters has to offer.

Call Marie Vitale at (727) 455-7539.

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