Thursday, May 24, 2018
News Roundup

Club news and events in north Pinellas

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National Commandant Vic Voltaggio recently performed the installation of newly elected and appointed officers for the Marine Corps League, Morris F. Dixon, Jr. Detachment 54 in Clearwater-Largo.

Florida Commandant William "Bill" Backes was present for the installation ceremony, along with a number of other Department of Florida and Marine Corps Ladies Auxiliary staff.

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Seven nonprofit organizations were named Daisy Award winners and received grants of $1,000 each from the GFWC Clearwater Community Woman's Club at its 41st-annual Daisy Fashion Show at the Belleair Country Club.

Betsy Dort, CCWC grant chair, presented checks to Bridging the Achievement Gap, College Fund of Pinellas County, Creative Clay Inc., Faith, Hope and Determination Inc., For Paws Hospice, Homeless Emergency Project and Vincent House.

Each nonprofit organization had to complete a grant application and submit it for review before they were chosen for the award. Each group had to specify how their funds would be used, and must submit a follow-up report once their project is completed.

Bridging the Achievement Gap is an afterschool program for high school students in Pinellas County that offers tutorial help for the FCAT, homework assistance and SAT/ACT preparation.

The College Fund of Pinellas County supplements the college scholarships of qualified students and offers personalized ongoing counseling and support for the students in their program.

Creative Clay sponsors an "Art Around The World" summer day camp to allow children of all abilities to gain awareness of differences and to learn how all individuals can coexist and become friends.

Faith, Hope and Determination Inc. increases awareness in the minority community about the urgent need for new bone marrow and stem cell donors.

The mission of For Paws Hospice is to strengthen the human-animal bond through education, caretaking and knowledge that animals are pets, companions and family members and thus a valuable part of society.

The Homeless Emergency Project provides homeless and very low-income individuals and families with housing, food, clothing and support services necessary to obtain self sufficiency and improve quality of life.

Vincent House assists, promotes and celebrates individuals living with a mental illness in their effort to improve social and vocational skills and become employed in the community. They operate a dining area and snack cafe.

The GFWC Clearwater Community Woman's Club is part of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, an international women's organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. With more than 100,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state, the District of Columbia, and more than a dozen countries, GFWC members work in their own communities to support the arts, preserve natural resources, advance education, promote healthy lifestyles, encourage civic involvement, and work toward world peace and understanding.

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