GOP women will host wife of McCollum
Ingrid McCollum, wife of Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum, will speak at an upcoming meeting of the West Florida Women's Conservative Republican Network. The event begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday and is open to the public. It will be held at the Sea Pines Civic Association building, 7817 Gulf Way, Hudson. The new organization also will be receiving its charter that night from the Florida Women's Network. Republican women from Pasco, Hernando, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties are invited to join. For information, contact Ellouise Emke, president, at (727) 215-7496.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Relay for Life teams are forming
An early bird team roundup for the Relay for Life of Trinity will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria at Mitchell High School, 2323 Little Road. Teams are needed to raise money to fight cancer through research, education, advocacy and patient services. Teams consist of 8 to 15 people of all ages and may be formed from businesses, churches, schools, clubs, service organizations, neighborhoods, families or friends. The 2011 Relay for Life of Trinity will be held April 29 and 30 at the Mitchell High School stadium. For information on the Relay for Life of Trinity, call event chair Sheila Stiles at (727) 944-8602 (day) or (727) 849-1397 (evening). To find a Relay For Life in your community, contact the American Cancer Society at (813) 949-0291.
2nd Amendment Club plans meeting
The Second Amendment Club of America will meet Aug. 23 at Cotee River Cafe, 12830 Shady Hills Road. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by the general meeting at 7 p.m. The Second Amendment Club is open to anyone regardless of political affiliation. For information, call (727) 841-8507 or go to www.secondamendmentclub.org.
Hospice looks to train volunteers
HPH Hospice will host orientations for new volunteers age 17 and older from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24 and 26. Volunteers provide support and comfort to HPH patients who reside in private homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities or at one of the hospice's Pasco County facilities. Volunteers are needed countywide and will be matched with patients close to where they live. Orientations will take place at the HPH office at 4422 Grand Blvd. in New Port Richey and at HPH, 37445 Clinton Ave., Dade City. HPH asks that volunteers contribute four hours per week. Registration is required. In New Port Richey, call Gerry Conte at (727) 849-2629. In Dade City, contact Diana Unger at (813) 780-6797.