The Mary Custis Lee Chapter 1451 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy recently installed new officers during a ceremony at the UDC Memorial Building, 3158 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater.
Officers elected to serve in 2012-2014 are Dorris Folwell, president; Mary Kitchen, vice president; Ruth Byther, second vice president; Jan Chabot, third vice president; Sue Ann LoSchiavo, recording secretary; Ruth Byther, treasurer; Diana Byther, registrar; Kay Holley, recorder of military service awards; and Jean Best-Richardson, chaplain.
The chapter was chartered March 27, 1913, and has actively served in the Clearwater community for nearly 100 years, performing historical, benevolent, educational and patriotic activities.
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Katherine Sun has been awarded the Max Devane/Bill Roys Scholarship by the Youth Services Committee of the Kiwanis Club of Springtime City at a recent awards program at Clearwater High.
Sun's overall GPA was 3.93. She was involved in the Chinese Club, Key Club, Art Club and the National Honor Society. She also volunteered at Relay For Life and as an FCAT tutor at the Clearwater Youth Library. Her educational and career goals include a major in nursing with a continued interest in becoming a physician's assistant.
The Clearwater High senior was the guest of honor at the Kiwanis Club's meeting June 14 at Clearwater Country Club.
Guests included Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor, who shared an overview of issues he is actively engaged with, including improving the economy and veterans affairs.
The Max Devane/Bill Roys Scholarship is given to a Clearwater High senior each year, providing funds for tuition at St. Petersburg College. To date, this award has helped 30 graduating seniors to fulfill their educational and professional dreams.
Sun is the daughter of Edith and Patrick Truby of Clearwater.
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New officers for the American Legion Auxiliary, Turner Brandon 7, were installed in a patriotic ceremony June 23 at the post, located at 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. They are Pat Day, member at large; Muriel Walker, chaplain; Shirley Busuttil, member at large; Georgia Pettibone, treasurer; Lou Luaster, historian; Gigi Janesik, president; Jackie Leach, secretary; Alice Roile, second vice president; and Phyllis Stinger, first vice president; Laurelee Bernard, sergeant at arms; and Jody Keck, member at large.
The group looks forward to a new year of hard work, successful fundraisers and warm camaraderie, all to support America's veterans and their families.
Club news should be mailed to Nova Beall at 710 Court St., Clearwater, FL 33756; faxed to (727) 445-4119; or emailed to [email protected]