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David Ramsuer, president of the Florida Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, was the guest of honor at the Clearwater Chapter annual meeting Dec. 14, and conducted the officer installation ceremony.

Officers for 2012 include Danny Hooper, president; James Gibson, first vice president; Robert Ball, second vice president; Grant Wallin, secretary; Thomas Dixon, treasurer; Parks Honeywell, registrar; David Kitchen, chaplain; Nelson Jantzen, sergeant at arms; John Sagert, historian/publicist; and George Pratt, David Kitchen and Grant Wallin, governors at large.

After lunch, Ramseur and his wife, Marjorie, gave a presentation on the meaning and representation of the painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware.

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Members and guests of the National Society of Arts and Letters Clearwater/Tampa Bay Chapter gathered for a holiday brunch Dec. 10 at the Belleair Country Club. The Center Stage/ Teen Troupe singers of Ruth Eckerd Hall led by Choir Director, Kathy Bawel, presented a program of popular Christmas and Jewish songs.

It was announced that the 2012 NSAL national competition is in musical theater.

Auditions will be held at the Murray Theater-Hoffman Institute at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on March 3, 2012. Awards will be presented at the 2012 Career Awards Luncheon April 2012. First place winner will be awarded $3,000, second place winner $2,000, and third place winner $1,000.

For applications and information call Ebie Owen at (727) 738-5017 or visit arts-NSAL.org. Application deadline is Feb. 3, 2012.

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This year the Daughters of Italy Lodge 2825, Clearwater chapter of the Order Sons of Italy in America, chose Mease Countryside Hospital as the recipient of its annual donation of new toys and baby clothes to families in need, making Christmas a little brighter for the children who will be hospitalized during the Christmas holiday.

The Order Sons of Italy in America works at the community, national and international levels to promote the heritage and culture of an estimated 26 million Italian Americans, the nation's fifth largest ethnic group, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Safety Harbor Kiwanis honored fifth-grader Stephanie Valdes as the Student of the Month at Safety Harbor Elementary.

Teacher Jody Mattheus chose Stephanie for her hard work fueled by a fine work ethic.

Mattheus thinks Stephanie has a promising future utilizing her reading and writing abilities. She has read 14 out of 15 Sunshine State Young Reader Awards for this year and is currently writing a small novel that includes a character who is a runaway, with many plot twist and turns.

Stephanie's parents were commended for the encouragement and high standards they have imparted to their daughter.

In recognition of her accomplishments, Stephanie was presented with a trophy and received a family ticket package from Ruth Eckerd Hall.

Club news from around north Pinellas 12/21/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 7:30pm]
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