On June 16 the Clearwater All American Sertoma Club inducted new officers and directors for 2012 and 2013.
They are Charles Nicholson, Victor Spoto and Steve Walz, directors; Geri Fazio, sergeant-at-arms; Ed Day, vice president of membership; City of Clearwater Councilman John Doran, vice president of programs; Jan Handura, director of socials; Charles Fazio, president; Norbert Kuhn, vice president of sponsorship; Linda Pratt, president-elect; George Handura, board chairman; Sertoma International Director Jessie Brown; and Debbie Huffer, secretary/treasurer.
Guest speaker at the meeting was Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard. Also in attendance were the past and present governors of the Central Florida District of Sertoma International, Jessie Brown and Harvey Rhinehart.
Sertoma's primary focus is on assisting the more than 50 million people with hearing health issues and educating the public on the issues surrounding hearing health.
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Valiece Tiara Long of Clearwater has recently been awarded the Anne Massey Scholarship by the St. Petersburg Chapter of the Colonial Dames of the XVII Century.
Long, a 2011 graduate of Clearwater High, has completed more than four hundred volunteer hours and has won the 2010 Anne Frank Humanitarian Award, Principal Recognition Award and Youth Development Initiatives Award.
She has been accepted to the University of Florida, where she will major in biological sciences with the goal of eventually becoming a neurosurgeon.
After completing her education, Long hopes to set up a scholarship for children from low income backgrounds that have demonstrated leadership and service throughout their community.