At the Kiwanis Club of Springtime City's 57th annual Charter Night Dinner on Sept. 26, Daryl Waterman was installed as club president by Lt. Governor of Upper Pinellas Mark Lightsey. Also installed at the Greektown Grille meeting were president-elect Kay Skelton, treasurer Sandra Blomstedt and secretary Cindy Isaac.
In other appointments, Dr. Nolan Allen, Brad Badger, Joe Braun, Tom Hanley and Doug Williams will serve on the club's board of directors and immediate past president Richard Blomstedt will continue to serve on the club board for the next year.
David Browder was given the President's Award for outstanding support throughout the year. Legion of Honor Awards were presented to Past Kiwanis Governor of Florida District Elwood Hogan Jr. (50 years), Roy Workman (35 years), Joe Braun (30 years) and Tom Hanley (30 years). Jim Ewbank was commended for his past five years of service as club secretary and for outstanding leadership within club administration and service projects.
Al Fears was awarded the club's 2012-13 Kiwanian of the Year for his Leadership within Young Children-Priority One committee's service projects including the reading project at Reconciler Head Start, 915 Drew St., Clearwater.
Joe Turner, the only remaining charter member, received the club's framed charter document from Richard Blomstedt and then passed it to Waterman, the new president.
"Fifty-seven years in Kiwanis was not ill spent," Turner said. "I am appreciative of all the friends I have accumulated over the years and participation in the projects of Springtime City Kiwanis in our community."
The club's service activities include a free annual children's health fair, college scholarships for graduating Clearwater High seniors, school programs from Head Start through high school, the 51st annual Ed Wells Jr./Kiwanis Invitational Track Meet and holiday gifts to children identified by Isaiah's Inn. In addition, the club provides volunteer support and direct donations to organizations that benefit children and youth in the Clearwater area.
New members are welcome. Call (727) 543-7411, email [email protected] or visit the club's website at kiwanis.org/club/springtimecity.
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Fifth-graders Maggie Wroe from Safety Harbor Elementary and Victoria Brierley and Benjamin Rice from McMullen-Booth Elementary have been selected as Students of the Month by the Safety Harbor Kiwanis Club.
Maggie was selected by her teacher, Robert Ferguson, who based his decision on her good reputation, willingness to always help out and ability to step in and take on adult responsibilities. She was recognized as outstanding as a safety patrol member, helping and guiding younger students. Maggie is an honor student, a Countryside Cougar cheerleader and a student council representative. Charrie Moscardini, president-elect of the Safety Harbor Kiwanis Club, made the trophy presentation.
Victoria Brierley was recognized as an outstanding example of a hard working, talented student who strives for excellence in music and is equally talented in the art room. She inspires fellow students with her positive encouragement.
Benjamin Rice was recognized for consistently demonstrating a desire to go above and beyond expectations in his music studies. He leads by example to seek new opportunities for growth. A natural leader among his peers, Ben displays a positive attitude, quiet example and focused energy.
Both were selected by their teacher, Evelyn Moldal, and Safety Harbor Kiwanis Club president Claire Cousins presented trophies to the pair.
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