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Club news, March 7

Club news

On March 1, the Tarpon Springs Princess Chasco Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution presented a certificate of award on behalf of the Flag of the United States of America Committee of the National Society of the DAR to the Tarpon Springs branch of Hancock Bank.

Judi Rigopoulos, past regent and chairman of the Princess Chasco flag committee, presented the certificate for the proper use, correct display and patriotic presentation of the flag to branch operations manager Venessa Huseby.

The DAR is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women's service organization. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership.

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Dunedin Rotary and Rotary Club of Dunedin North recently recognized the Inner Wheel USA Foundation with grant checks totaling $3,000 at an annual dinner Feb. 21 at Dunedin's Mease Manor.

The funds will help upper limb-deficient children to be fitted with a myoelectric prosthesis.

Dan Strzempka, area practice manager with Hanger Inc., leading provider of prosthetics and orthopedics, was guest speaker. His Power Point presentation included 17-year-old Kaleb "Fred" Langdale of Moore Haven, who lost the lower half of his right arm last year when he was attacked by an 11-foot alligator. Fred's prosthesis was donated jointly by Hanger and by Inner Wheel.

Since its partnership with Hanger began in 2004, Inner Wheel has helped provide nearly $1 million worth of components and services to more than 40 children whose families are without insurance or other sources of revenue. Inner Wheel also has a limb bank consisting of components returned from children who have outgrown them. These components are refurbished and distributed to other children as needed.

Incorporated in the United States in 1988, Inner Wheel U.S.A. Foundation Inc. provides myoelectric prosthetic technology to those who are 18 years of age and younger.

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Top of the Bay Kiwanis Club recently hosted 458 Paul B. Stephens Exceptional School students, siblings and parents at its annual Zoo Day festivities at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa. Paul B. Stephens Principal Gail Cox was also in attendance.

Following the zoo tour, all were treated to pizza and cold beverages while DJ Jody Bower entertained with rock and roll and limbo music. Other entertainment included balloon twisting by Mike Jones and face painting by students from the Tarpon Springs High Key Club.

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Club news, March 7 03/06/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 7:31pm]

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