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Rotary to discuss youth exchange program

BROOKSVILLE

Rotary will discuss exchange program

An informational meeting about the Rotary Youth Exchange will be at 6 p.m. Thursday in the first-floor conference room at Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville.

Those attending will learn about becoming a Rotary exchange student or host family. Rotary Youth Exchange students spend up to a year living with host families and attending school in a different country. More than 80 countries and more than 8,000 students participate in the program each year.

The program is open to high school students, or those who have just graduated, who are between 15 and 181/2 years old on departure. Parents do not have to be Rotary members.

Information is available online at ryeflorida.org. Contact Hernando County coordinator Mike Fitzgerald at (352) 238-5389.

COUNTYWIDE

Students can submit scholarship essays

Two local Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary posts are accepting entries for the annual Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen scholarships.

Voice of Democracy is a three- to five-minute audio essay contest open to students in grades nine to 12. This year's theme is "Is There Pride in Serving in Our Military?"

Patriot's Pen, for students in grades six to eight, is a typed essay between 300 and 500 words. The theme is "Are You Proud of Your Country?"

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236 and Ladies Auxiliary, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach, will award a $500 cash scholarship to the Voice of Democracy winner and $200 cash to the Patriot's Pen winner. For information, call Kathy or Russ at the post, (352) 596-9236.

Entries will also be accepted at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. Call auxiliary president Kathy Alonzo at (352) 232-6409 or post junior vice president Harry Gowans at (352) 796-0398.

Both contests are open to children who are homeschooled or attend public, parochial or private schools. Entries must be received by Tuesday.

SPRING HILL

Annual walk to raise aid for less fortunate

The Hernando/Citrus District of the St. Vincent De Paul Society is seeking sponsors and participants for its fourth annual Friends of the Poor Walk from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, starting at Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road. The walk will be on the Suncoast Trail.

As the number of people living below the poverty level grows locally, the walk is aimed at helping meet the growing need for food, clothing, furniture, transportation, utilities, rent and mortgage assistance. There is no cost to register.

Groups and individuals are invited to participate. To learn more, contact Woody at (352) 596-4730 or wcornetta@tam pabay.rr.com. Information is available on the Web at svdp hernando.org.

WEEKI WACHEE

Start of Marine Corps will be celebrated

Marine Corps League Spring Hill Detachment 708 will host a celebration of the Marine Corps' 236th birthday on Nov. 6 at Glen Lakes Country Club, 9000 Glen Lakes Blvd.

Cocktails will be at 5 p.m.; the ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Dinner and dancing will follow.

Tickets are $45 each and must be purchased before Friday. For tickets or information, call Marion Kelly at (352) 597-7979.

HERNANDO BEACH

VFW post to be site of birthday ball on Nov. 5

Marine Corps League Detachment 1002 will host its 2011 Marine Corps Birthday Ball at 5 p.m. Nov. 5 at VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd.

Entree choices include prime rib, chicken cordon bleu or a vegetable plate. The dress code is formal.

Tickets are $30 per person. For information or to reserve a ticket, call Barbara Sulfridge at (352) 686-2186.

Rotary to discuss youth exchange program

10/25/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 7:46pm]
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